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Is an Electric Toothbrush a Worthy Investment?

Electric toothbrushes and their replacement heads are generally more expensive than conventional toothbrushes. This is because they require less effort and time to keep your teeth and gums clean. This doesn’t mean that they don’t have their cons, however.

Today we will be taking a look at electric toothbrushes, the value that they will add to your life, and if they are worth the money.

Pros and Cons

It is common knowledge that electric toothbrushes do a quicker job at cleaning your teeth and gums. Some electric toothbrushes also come with additional features like timers to help you maintain optimal oral hygiene.

The problem with these products is that they are significantly more expensive than regular toothbrushes. You also have to replace their brushes regularly, which can also amount to a considerable amount of money. Keep in mind that these brush heads have to be compatible with the power unit.

Another issue with electric toothbrushes is that they can wear out your teeth’s protective enamel layer.

Are Electric Toothbrushes More Effective?

To find out if the claims from electric brushes manufacturers are true, one simply has to look at results from numerous clinical trials. According to these findings, electric toothbrushes are indeed the best option to for a hygienic mouth. According to most dentists, however, the type of toothbrush you use is not as significant as your brushing technique and dental care habits.

To make sure that you brush your teeth effectively, you have to brush gently and thoroughly for around 2 minutes. Many people make the mistake of pressing their toothbrushes to hard against their teeth. If you only take, say, 30 seconds to brush your teeth, neither an electric or manual toothbrush will work for you.

An electric toothbrush has one big advantage over a regular one, and that is that it allows you to clean every tooth over its entire surface. Regular toothbrushes are bulky, which can make it difficult to access the back of your teeth.

For this reason alone, electric toothbrushes are worth the investment. If you use the right brushing technique, you can clean your entire mouth evenly and effectively with an electric toothbrush.

Some products have additional features like timers and pressure sensors to prevent you from brushing too hard. If you have the means, buying one of these models will ensure that you meet all the daily requirements for the best possible oral hygiene.


Even though electric toothbrushes are worth the money, it doesn’t mean that a regular toothbrush is not effective. If you prefer this affordable option, make sure that you buy a toothbrush that is comfortable in your mouth and that has soft bristles.

Many manual toothbrushes have some form of gel brush on the back for brushing the inside of your cheek and tongue. If these brushes are too abrasive, you can hurt your soft oral tissue.

Regardless of the toothbrush that you use, remember to brush your teeth at least twice per day. Also, floss every day and pay a visit to your dentist at least once every 6 months.

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