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
- Require regular charging or battery replacement