A good, old-fashioned manual toothbrush has proven to be the right tool for the job – but the electric toothbrush has become more popular. To decide which toothbrush will work best for you, electric or manual, consider ease of use, cost and brushing technique.
The design of a manual toothbrush is the perfect shape and length, and it’s easy for most people to use. But for those who lack the ability to move the toothbrush correctly, an electric toothbrush can help.
When it comes to cost, a manual toothbrush is still the most inexpensive. An electric toothbrush is more expensive, but there is a wide variety available, ranging from $20 to $200.
A toothbrush that is the right size and shape for your mouth will allow you to reach all the way to your back teeth. This allows you to be able to reach those awkward angles at the back of your mouth more easily.
Whichever brush you choose, be cautious that you’re brushing correctly to prevent damaging your gums and wearing away the tooth enamel. Ask your dentist to show you proper brushing techniques.