Manual or Electric Toothbrush...which to choose?

Manual or Electric Toothbrush...which to choose?
Posted on 06/22/2017

Manual or Electric Toothbrush, which to choose?


Everyone has different preferences when it comes to toothbrushes, and that’s okay because it truly does not matter if you have a manual or electric toothbrush!  It depends on how you prefer to brush your teeth to keep them sparkly clean!

If you end up using a manual toothbrush, the soft-bristled brush is best. It is what Dr. Fravel and many other dentists recommend for removing plaque and debris from your teeth. A smaller headed toothbrush is also good because it can reach into those little areas in your mouth, such as towards the back of your mouth and behind your last molar.

If your choice is the electric toothbrush that is great as well! It is a good alternative to a manual toothbrush, especially if you have trouble brushing and getting all that plaque off your teeth. A perk of the electric toothbrush also includes a timer which stays on until you have brushed for the full 2 minutes. That way you don’t have to continue singing the alphabet in your head every time you brush your teeth!

So, after finalizing your decision on which toothbrush you would like to use here are some other tooth brushing tips! Always brush your teeth for two minutes and at least twice a day. (Two minutes is usually about the time it takes you to sing the alphabet.)  You should also change out your toothbrush every three months. Yes that includes if you are using an electric toothbrush, but don’t worry you don’t need to buy a new unit they usually sell brush heads separately.  Also change your toothbrush if you are sick because the bacteria or virus that is making you sick could congregate on your toothbrush head and continue to make you sick in the future.

Of course if you have any questions that were not answered please feel free to ask our office or your dentist about anything, especially any concerns!

Happy Brushing!


 Tooth Fairy