Posted by: Dealon Dental - A DC Dental Company | September 12, 2011

Mechanical or Manual Toothbrushes?

dental suppliesThere’s a lot of hoopla about which of these dental hygiene products is better. This dental supply company is here to finally sort out the mess of mechanical versus manual toothbrushes, but I’m afraid you won’t be satisfied with the answer. The truth is that neither is better than the other. Dentists say that it doesn’t matter which you use as long as you brush your teeth properly. The way you brush and how often you brush is what truly matters when it comes to good oral care.

Yes there are benefits to both and what you need to do is figure out which toothbrush better suits you and your needs. Most mechanical brushes have the ADA seal of approval, meaning they’re proven safe and effective. They are a great option for the elderly (or those simply with arthritis), as well as those with special needs who can’t grip a toothbrush firmly. They are excellent motivators for children to get interested in proper oral care. The gadget lovers out there will also love using a mechanical.

For those of us who like to do things the old school way, you can still have teeth just as clean. You just need to be willing to put in the extra effort to properly brush and apply just enough pressure without brushing too hard and hurting your gums.

I declare this battle a draw!

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