Are electric toothbrushes better than manual ones?

Are electric toothbrushes better than manual ones?

When it comes to your teeth you want the best cleaning possible. But which toothbrush does the job better, a manual or electric - the answer? Watch this to find out!

Written by Admin |Updated : August 6, 2013 12:23 PM IST

With all the hoopla about proper dental hygiene and hundreds of different types of toothbrushes in the market, you've got to wonder, which is really better, the manual or electric tooth brush.

According to dentists, the best toothbrush that you can buy is one that you will use. Yup, it's that simple. While both manual and electric tooth brushes have their own pros and cons, the bottom line is which suits you best.

If you are not sure which type of toothbrush would suit you the best, here are a few pros and cons:

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  • Inexpensive
  • Most have an easy grip handle
  • Some come with a tongue scraper
  • Easy to travel with
  • No built-in timer to tell you when two minutes are up
  • Can be difficult for some people to hold onto firmly


  • Most have larger ergonomic handles
  • Some have built-in timers that let you know when you have brushed for a full two minutes
  • The feel and buzzing of an electric toothbrush feels good to a lot of people.
  • Some electric toothbrushes can be quite expensive
  • Most electric toothbrushes require charging or battery replacement

Deciding whether to buy an electric or manual toothbrush basically depends on what suits you best. Whatever toothbrush you decide to buy, remember that using it is what's really important.

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  • Get rid of bad breath
  • Why you have bad breath
  • Dental hygiene basics

Video courtesy: Health Guru