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Did you know that 5,000 years ago, people cleaned their teeth with bones, sticks, or even ivory? Fortunately, toothbrushes have evolved considerably since then. The issue now is choosing the toothbrush that is best for you. With all the options available, do you ever wonder which toothbrush is best for you? To help you decide, we are happy to list a few things you should consider.

Consider the Cost: As with all purchases, it is important to consider financial matters. Electric toothbrushes are usually more expensive than manual toothbrushes and could require more expensive upkeep—such as batteries and new heads. Still, if an electric toothbrush helps you maintain your oral health, you could save in dental bills.

Will You Enjoy It: Really, a toothbrush you’ll use is the best toothbrush for you. You might think an electric toothbrush’s vibrations uncomfortable, or you could enjoy the same brush. Regardless, it’s extremely important to choose a toothbrush you are comfortable with. If you enjoy the feel of your toothbrush, you are more likely to clean your teeth thoroughly. To adequately clean your teeth, you should brush for at least two minutes at a time.

Is Electric Better? Studies have pitted electric and manual toothbrushes to determine which cleans more effectively. Results have indicated that there is little difference between the two. Both manual and electric toothbrushes could clean your mouth as effectively. At times, your dentist could recommend a rotating-oscillating toothbrush—one the moves back and forth and up and down—to meet your needs.

If you would like to learn more, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are eager to hear from you.