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The Electric Toothbrush

Updated on August 20, 2012

I am personally sold on the electric toothbrush. With all the wonderful designs available for children it is easy on selling the use of a power toothbrush to your children too. Dentists and hygienists are recommending the use of an electric toothbrush as a far more effective means of removing plaque from both the teeth and the gum line than the manual toothbrush.

Electric toothbrushes cost nowhere near what they first did when introduced to the teeth brushing public. However, the manual toothbrush is still less expensive and they do offer some extras that their powered counterparts do not have such as tongue scrapers and flexible handles for those hard to reach spots.



Electrify Your Toothbrush, Electrify Your Smile

An electric toothbrush is far more effective at removing plague and maintaining healthy gums than its manual counterpart.
An electric toothbrush is far more effective at removing plague and maintaining healthy gums than its manual counterpart.

Designed to replicate the results of a professional teeth cleaning at your dentists office the electric powered toothbrush leaves you feeling like you just left the dental hygienists.

With correct usage the electric toothbrush is more effective than the 'old fashion' manual toothbrush for remove plague form both the teeth and the gum line. One of the reasons for this, besides the motions and designs of powered toothbrushes is that people, including children, tend to brush longer when using an electric toothbrush over a manual one. Caution then has to be used to ensure that you and your offspring do not over brush causing damage to tooth enamel. Most new electric toothbrushes have a sensor that warns the avid owner to stop brushing in order to prevent damage to both the tooth enamel and gums. Too much brushing can lead to the gums receding.



Electric toothbrushes or battery powered toothbrushes are of benefit to children, adults and to those suffering from a disability such as arthritis. The larger handles on an powered tooth brush make them easier to hold. 

In selecting the toothbrush that is right for you look for something with an brush that has extra soft bristles and a head size that will fit easily and comfortably into your mouth. 


No matter what toothbrush you decide best fits you or your child it is the using of the toothbrush that matters most.  It is important to replace your toothbrush or the toothbrush head when the bristles start to show signs of wear which is approximately every three months. 



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      jack 

      7 years ago

      an electric toothbrush has to be better, however i did't consider that you could over brush thats something I will take more care over!

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      raisingme 

      8 years ago from Fraser Valley, British Columbia

      From the research I have done electric toothbrushes are great for doggie plague and gums. Good Luck!

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      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      Too hilarious! I actually have been brushing them lately with a toothbrush - Griffin is a bit better about it because the paste is chicken flavored and he is motivated highly by food. Denaya on the other hand is trying to eat the finger brush (with my finger inside mind you) so I'm thinking I need to buy a second brush! Bob said 'what the heck- they're DOGS, Audrey - use the same brush' - oh ICK! I don't care if they are dogs but I have a feeling the doggie dentist would totally not approve!

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      raisingme 

      8 years ago from Fraser Valley, British Columbia

      Apparently electric toothbrushes are excellent from brushing malamutes teeth too (along with other canine breeds). I don't know how it would work with my little guys but you can always get someone to sit on yours if need be.

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      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      I am now - I had a very bad checkup last winter and it was because I quit using my electric toothbrush because my teeth were 'too sensitive'. I decided to get over it and just had a stellar checkup! So now my toothbrush is one of my best friends!

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      raisingme 

      8 years ago from Fraser Valley, British Columbia

      As soon as I saw my inbox I started to laugh!

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      SomewayOuttaHere 

      8 years ago from TheGreatGigInTheSky

      ...oh come on over and get me LOL!....can you swim...had to comment...couldn't help myself....

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