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  • Writer's pictureAmir Rahimdel

Electric Toothbrush vs. Manual Toothbrush

Updated: Jan 6, 2019

Brushing your teeth is the cornerstone of maintaining proper oral hygiene and, on a more important note, your health. That being said, you may wonder whether electric toothbrushes or non-electric toothbrushes are more effective towards maintaining proper oral hygiene. Traditional non-electric toothbrushes have two key pro’s… they are cost-effective and they can be found virtually anywhere. While non-electric toothbrushes help us maintain our oral health when used properly (which has been the case for hundreds of years), they still possess shortcomings when compared to the more modern electric toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes are, on average, more costly and not as easily accessible as non-electric toothbrushes. In terms of maintaining oral hygiene, an article found on indicated that electric toothbrushes are more effective at removing plaque, and possibly more beneficial to the oral health of those with orthodontic appliances (1). While there are pros and cons to using an electric or a non-electric toothbrush, it is important to note that both have to be used properly in order to ensure that you are maintaining proper oral hygiene.



Norris, Taylor. "Electric Toothbrush vs. Manual Toothbrush: Which Is Better?" Healthline. Accessed December 31, 2018.

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