Is an Electric Toothbrush a Better Option?

January 17, 2013 | By | Comments (3)

Toothbrushes in a holder

Yes, and no. Both a manual and electric toothbrush will do a good job of getting your teeth clean. But an electric toothbrush—with it’s automatic shutoff feature—will help you brush for the recommended amount of time. Studies have shown that people who use manual toothbrushes on average brush their teeth for less than a minute instead of the recommended two to three minutes.

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  1. BrooklynBeka

    I strongly believe it makes a HUGE difference! I strongly recommend the Oral-B line. It has made a great difference in my ‘numbers’. They were really low despite long brushing marathons with my manual toothbrush. My failure was at consistent flossing. I think that’s pretty typical of most people…it was hit or miss at best. My numbers were so low they moved me to the deeper more expensive and painful ultra-sonic cleanings…ouch. Once I switched to the Oral-B Professional it made a huge improvement and steadily so. The smaller brush and timers really do make a difference as long as you use it properly much like any other bristle brush. My review is on my page listed above when you click on my name.

    January 18, 2013 at 4:12 pm
  2. ron katz

    I agree with the post by BrooklynBeka. Electric toothbrushes make a huge difference. Especially the sonic type that pulsates fluids between the teeth and under the gum line. The problem is that they are very expensive and replacement heads can cost up to $13 per head. There is a website called that offers a free sonic toothbrush and only $2.49 replacement heads deliver directly to your door when you subscribe (and you can cancel at any time). Check it out.

    February 3, 2013 at 3:36 pm
  3. YeasinP

    I would actually like to win this prize pack for myself. I don’t have an electric toothbrush and would love to try one!
    oral b electric toothbrushes

    June 12, 2014 at 1:25 pm

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