- Oral Health
Electric toothbrush vs manual toothbrush and how to get a free electric toothbrush!
Before deciding on which toothbrush is best for your oral health, it's important to know how to brush your teeth correctly. When asking a dentist, that's the first response they give. It doesn't really matter wether you use a manual toothbrush or electric toothbrush, it's more important to brush twice a day and the correct way.
Dentists agree that we should brush our teeth for at least two minutes every time we brush them, they disagree whether we should brush twice a day or three times a day. It is a fact that people brush longer when they're using an electric toothbrush.
Even the best Electric toothbrush is no better than a manual toothbrush at removing plaque if not used properly.
How to make a decision?
It's easy to tell you go out and buy the various toothbrushes available and give them a try but that could be quite expensive since most good electric toothbrushes can cost over $150.
Brushing correctly can take some work with a manual toothbrush, it requires a lot more wrist action than its more advanced counter part, but if you favor the manual toothbrush here's some information and tips that can help:
- A toothbrush with soft bristles does the least damage to teeth
- It's important to replace your manual toothbrush when necessary
- A toothbrush with a smaller head makes it easier to reach every part of your mouth
- Store your manual toothbrush upside-down in a cup with antibacterial mouth rinse to minimize the bacteria that thrives between the bristles
- Use the right amount of pressure when brushing your teeth, this will minimize tooth brush abrasion to your gumline.
If you would like to use an electric toothbrush but can't afford one, there are many ways you can save or even get one completely free.
- If you have an existing dentist, talk to him. If not, find a good dentist that can help you
- Lookup the electric toothbrush manufacturers and call or write their customer service requesting a coupon or even a free electric toothbrush, you will be surprised "the answer is always no until you ask!"
- Many dental offices sell electric toothbrushes at a discounted price for their existing patients, walk in and ask.
- Join a drawing for a free electric toothbrush on various sites.
One Orange County private dentist allows any visitor to his website to join a monthly drawing which gives away free dental supplies including electric toothbrushes to his Facebook fans only. Food sticking to your teeth provide ideal breeding ground for bacteria, so more important than deciding on which brush you prefer to use, an electric toothbrush vs a regular toothbrush, but actually just remember to brush!