If you are looking for a new toothbrush first of all you have to decide which kind of tooth brush for you to buy – manual or electric toothbrush. To ensure that you will make the best choice now I will shortly describe electric toothbrush pros and cons.
There are hundreds of rechargeable electric and manual toothbrush models available on the market, packed with all the bells and whistles you can imagine. And every manufacturer is claiming that he has the best brush in the market. It is so easy to get lost when you are shopping for such a simple thing as a new toothbrush.
Deciding whether to buy an electric or manual toothbrush basically comes down to what you desire as far as comfort and convenience go.
Whatever toothbrush that you decide to buy, remember that using it is what counts. Yes, the best toothbrush that you can buy is the one that you will actually use. Again. And again. Every day. That’s it. It’s really that simple. While both electric and manual brushes have some pros and cons, the bottom line is which one you will use. At least twice a day for two minutes.
If you still are not sure which type of tooth brush you would use the most, below you can find electric toothbrush pros and cons of both:
Manual toothbrush pros and cons
Inexpensive – $1 to $7 depending on design and manufacturer
Usually have an easy grip handle
Easy to pack when travelling
No built in timer – you have to guess when two minutes are up
Difficult to reach and clean the back teeth
Takes a lot more effort to clean the teeth
Difficult to apply exact amount of pressure to teeth and gums
Difficult for some people to hold onto firmly, especially for people with health problems like arthritis
Electric toothbrush pros and cons
Some models have built in timer that lets you know when you have brushed for recommended two minutes
Power toothbrushes can have pressure sensors to keep you from over-brushing your teeth and gums
Usually a number of different sized heads available
Clean better as they brush faster than man can ever do with a manual toothbrush and can get into places in your mouth that an ordinary toothbrush can not
Usually have larger ergonomic handles which are easier to use for people with pain in their hands and arms.
Some advanced models of rechargeable electric toothbrushes dispense toothpaste
Can be quite expensive, ranging from $10 to over $200 depending on features and brand
Finally the Top 10 bestseller list has been reshuffled a bit. It would be an exaggeration to insist that there have been lots of radical changes but…we have 2 newcomers in the list which means 2 items (Oral-B Vitality Floss Action and Philips Sonicare DiamondClean) have left out to list.
The 2 best-selling power toothbrushes in February are still the cheapest Sonicare (Essence) and the most feature-rich Sonicare (FlexCare Plus). Sonicare Essence is still #1 despite of 11% price increase.
There have been 2 more significant price increases, and the models in question have not survived it too well. Oral B 1000 (20% price increase) has dropped from #5 to #8, and Philips Sonicare HealthyWhite (12% price increase) has dropped from #3 to #9.
It is worth mentioning that Philips Sonicare for Kids now is selling for the same price as Sonicare Essence for $49.99 If your kids don’t have their own Sonicare toothbrush, don’t wait any longer and get one for them. You will see the difference in the
In January we had a new item in our list – the Oral B Vitality Floss Action Rechargeable Power toothbrush priced $29. Month later it has given up its spot in the list to even cheaper brush. Here comes the Oral-B CrossAction Power Max rechargeable electric toothbrush which costs only…$12 dollars. This price level is unbelievable for a rechargeable toothbrush with replaceable brush head. I will check out this product and let you know more in neat future.
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