Electric Vs Regular Toothbrushes

By Destination Smile - January 05, 2021

Toothbrushes are one of the most important tools we possess when it comes to our oral hygiene, especially during braces treatment. But, what kind of toothbrush will benefit you the most? Well, we’re here to help! We will show you the advantages of both brushes, and give you our recommendation on what to pick.


Without a doubt, regular toothbrushes are cheaper than electric ones. However, electric toothbrushes may be more cost-effective in the long run. You should replace a toothbrush every 3 to 4 months, but with an electric toothbrush, you only need to replace the brush head. Buying the brush heads in bulk can definitely be cheaper than regular toothbrushes. You can’t go wrong either way, as both of them in the end are rather inexpensive.


Health Benefits

Brushing too hard can cause bleeding in your gums and damage the enamel on your teeth. With electric toothbrushes, they can brush your teeth consistently without you having to put on too much pressure. Also, people with limited mobility would get a better clean with an electric toothbrush.



The thing we care about the most is removing plaque and bacteria, and thankfully, both kinds of brushes do a good job of doing that. Electric toothbrushes can do a better job at brushing the back of your teeth and near the gumline, and some manual brushes are better at cleaning certain kinds of teeth. Overall, electric toothbrushes give you the best clean.


Our Recommendation

As you can see, you can’t go wrong with either option, but overall we would recommend that you invest into a good electric toothbrush. It is a little more expensive, but it will definitely be worth it.


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