Electric Brush versus Manual Brushes
have been multiple studies comparing the effectiveness of manual brushes as
opposed to electric brushes.
Although not all electric brushes are the same, these studies
conclude that in general electric brushes are more efficient in controlling
plaque than manual brushes. Theoretically, you can do a very good brushing with
a regular hand brush, but the movements of an electric brush make the task
easier and more effective.
Also, some electric brushes (Sonicare) produce sonic
vibrations that are difficult to mimic with a hand brush! 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 when
you are talking about someone with orthodontic braces or a history of
If you have any questions about electric toothbrushes
and you live in West Hollywood or surrounding area, give us a call
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