What is better an Electric or Manual Toothbrush?

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Less expensive and widely available- easier to replace

If you get one with an automatic timer, you’re more
likely to brush for the recommended time

Easier to travel with

Ultrasonic models will leave your mouth cleaner
and may help you better resist gingivitis

More flexible in the hand

Ideal for people suffering from arthritis,
carpal tunnel syndrome, or other movement
disorders that make brushing difficult

No batteries and don’t require charging

They can be fun to use – if that motivates you
to brush, it’s a good thing

Comes in a wide variety of colors and styles

Some have pressure sensor that can keep you
from over brushing teeth and gums


Both the electric and some manual toothbrush can get the job done effectively when used properly. Yes each of them provides different advantages, in many ways it comes down to what you prefer. Just remember that whether you choose an electric toothbrush or a manual toothbrush, the most important part is putting it to good use and brushing twice per day (and don’t forget to floss).

In the battle between electric vs. manual, Dr. Bailey chooses an electric toothbrush for the added benefits, at home he uses a Philips Sonicare toothbrush.