Like everything else these days, the simple task of choosing a toothbrush comes with several options. But the biggest debate in this category is whether to opt for a manual one in which the brush or go for an electric toothbrush in which the battery-operated device does all the work. We spoke with the dentist Dr. Vijan Rashika finally our dilemma.
On what factors to decide if they need a manual toothbrush or electric?
Before you choose, understand electric toothbrushes is very important. For patients with limited mobility and for use with orthodontic appliances have been designed in the 50’s working on two principles -. Vibration and rotation. Type of vibration is used in the same way as manual toothbrushes and rotation only those needed to move from one side. That said, are the factors that you should consider before choosing electric toothbrushes:
If the person is suffering from any joint disorders, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome or any other condition or limiting movement painful.
If the person wearing braces.
If their brushing technique is wrong.
If you prefer to use.
An electric toothbrush can be harmful in some way?
Some battery-powered brushes or group containing metals such as nickel, chromium are said to be harmful; However, studies are still underway to prove the same. In addition to this, only brushing easier and more fun. Especially for children who like brushing due to the action of rotation in the mouth. Anything that makes life simpler is better!
How often should you change their toothbrush?
The efficiency of a toothbrush depends on the type of bristles, the condition of the bristles, as it is used and with what pressure and duration of use. Brushing your teeth is a 12-time or a daily ritual.
Brush no more than 90 seconds with a soft bristle brush with a brush and lightly grip so that only the plaque and food debris is removed in a circular motion. The minute there is any damage or fraying of the bristles, you should change their brush.
Also, if within three months of using a new meaning too much pressure is applied. It ‘better to change the brush once every 3-4 months.
Electric or manual toothbrush – which one is better and why?
Both have their pros and cons, some studies show that electric toothbrushes are better and more efficient than manual ones. Manual toothbrushes When used with too much pressure, for a period of time, can cause damage to the layer of enamel of teeth and make the teeth a yellowish appearance and sensitive.
This is not common with electric ones as the patient does not apply too much pressure. Another problem with manual brushes is sometimes plaque or food debris is completely removed, especially when the condition of the brush is in question.
However, an understanding of how to brush your teeth is of utmost importance. Then, decide which one to use is a personal choice.