Top Benefits of Using an Electric Toothbrush



While researching the best toothbrushes to buy, you may have come across electric toothbrushes. Here is a list of benefits that an electric toothbrush provides over a manual toothbrush.

1. It has its own timer

During your annual dentist visit, your dentist probably told you to brush your teeth for at least two minutes in order to eliminate all your plaque. But do you actually do it?  Do you stand in the bathroom with a two-minute timer? Probably not. However, an electric toothbrush has a built-in two-minute timer, making it easier to comply with your dentist’s recommended brushing time.

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2. It does the dirty work for you

We know, it’s difficult to let go of your old habits. But hey, by using an electric toothbrush instead of a manual one, you avoid having to go up and down and back and forth. The electric toothbrush will do the work for you, but better.

3. It allows for longer, better brushing

An equal time is set for each tooth quadrant when using an electric toothbrush. This means that you will experience a better and more thorough brushing. It will help you clean your teeth better since it delivers approximately 48,000 movements per minute, compared to human-powered toothbrushes which are limited to just 600 movements per minute.

4. Rotating head feature

Bristles on manual toothbrushes cannot extend into the hard-to-reach areas of the teeth to remove all of the plaque and tartar buildup. By comparison, an electric toothbrush can reach farther, due to its rotating head feature which combines motion and equal pressure from the brush itself, resulting in a cleaner mouth.

5. The technology of a visual pressure sensor

To protect gum tissue, certain electric toothbrushes have built-in visual pressure sensors. These sensors give visual and audio signals that warn you if you apply too much pressure when brushing, which may cause your gums to bleed. This allows you to use just the right amount of pressure when brushing your teeth to avoid bruising or harming the sensitive tissues of your gums.