manual or electric toothbrushShould you use a manual or electric-powered toothbrush? Is one better than the other?

People often ask dental professionals whether an electric or manual toothbrush style is best. Although dental professionals may have different recommendations, ultimately both electric and manual toothbrushes are effective tools in removing food particles and plaque, a sticky film that adheres to teeth and attracts bacteria.

According to a Men’s Health article, a study conducted by Sheffield University in England, demonstrated that electric toothbrushes reduced plaque 11 percent more over manual toothbrushes.

The American Dental Association reports that the health of your teeth and gums depends on brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day.

Learn more about the five mistakes to avoid when brushing and find tips on toothbrush care.


For additional information on manual and electric toothbrushes, read these articles:

Electric Toothbrush vs. Manual Toothbrush

Choosing a Toothbrush: Manual vs. Electric


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