Since we were kids, brushing our teeth was an activity that we knew we should do every time we finished a meal in order to comply with our parent’s requests, right? Little did we know that this habit will come a long way, especially in maintaining good oral hygiene. But have you noticed that whenever we hear the term toothbrush, we immediately think of the manual toothbrush? Most of us only rely on our good ol’ toothbrush, and we rarely explore other new innovations when it comes to toothbrushes.
Traditional manual toothbrushes were created in 1930’s, and the new models for toothbrushes began in the late 1990’s. Today, the ultimate question is, which type of toothbrush is better? Is there really a significant impact that will result to our oral health when it comes to the type of toothbrush we use? In order to answer these reiterating questions, read on as we review the pros and cons between a manual and electric toothbrush
- Able to provide a detailed cleaning of the teeth by practicing the ideal way of brushing. You only need 2 minutes of brushing and you can actually feel the difference right after it with a manual toothbrush.
- A variety of models of toothbrush to choose from including several types of bristles, different sizes of toothbrush heads and multiple colors. The control is your hands when it comes to choosing the type of toothbrush that is right for you. You may opt for softer bristles to heal gum sensitivity or you may buy a toothbrush with a smaller head size if you have a smaller oral orifice. There are specially designed toothbrushes for children too. Each comes in different sizes, colors and designs.
- Portable and ideal for traveling. Just find a suitable toothbrush case and you’re good to go.
- Very budget-friendly and may even be free after your visit to the dentist. You just have to make sure that you change your toothbrush every after 2-3 months to maintain good oral care.