Posted by: Dealon Dental - A DC Dental Company | November 21, 2011

Pros and Cons of Standard vs. Mechanical Toothbrushes

dental supply companyAwhile ago we compared manual versus mechanical toothbrushes and we came to the conclusion that neither is really better than the other. Both will keep your teeth squeaky clean as long as you brush properly and don’t perform any of those mishaps we mentioned last week!

The benefits of manual toothbrushes include cost and availability. You can find a good toothbrush at any drugstore for under $5. And if you lose it, it’s not nearly as heartbreaking. They are also easy to travel with and not clunky like electric toothbrushes. With a manual, you have control over the amount of pressure on your teeth and gums. Kids, too, will find them easier to learn on.

Electric toothbrushes can be a much better choice for the elderly or those who cannot grip a toothbrush. Some electric models have a timer to let you know when you’ve completed a full 2 minutes of brushing, which means you know you’re getting a good cleaning. Other models can dispense toothpaste too, allowing for a more convenient brush. Others simply enjoy the greater amount of pressure on their teeth and find them easier to use. The main drawback though is the cost. Not only do you have to pay more for the toothbrush itself, you have to pay for replacement heads and batteries.

You can find dental hygiene products and other dentist supplies from Dealon Dental.


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