Electric ToothBrush Versus Manual Brushes
There have been numerous studies that compare the effectiveness of manual brushes and electric brushes.
Although not all electric brushes are the same, studies have shown that electric brushes are more efficient in controlling plaque than manual brushes. Theoretically, you can perform an effective cleaning with a regular hand brush, but the movements of an electric brush make the task easier and more efficient.
Some electric brushes (Sonicare) produce sonic vibrations that are difficult for a traditional hand brush to emulate. Other electric brushes like Oral-B and Rotadent have small heads that help you access hard-to-reach areas of your mouth. This aspect is more important for patients with orthodontic braces or a history of periodontal diseases.
If you have any questions about electric toothbrushes and you live in Glenview or the surrounding area, give us a call today!