Q: Which is better, a powered or a manual toothbrush?
A: Most people brush their teeth for the same amount of time whether they are using a manual or a powered toothbrush. During the same amount of time, a powered toothbrush is more likely to clean teeth more effectively because it moves faster than your hand can move.
There are also certain situations that allow people to clean much more effectively, for instance, a person hampered by a physical challenge like arthritis that limits dexterity, often finds a powered brush easier to use. Another situation is that a child might be more inclined to use a powered brush and therefore establish a healthy regimen of brushing.
The ADA also recommends that you replace your brush head every three to four months. Frayed bristles don’t clean teeth as well, and they can irritate gum tissue. Ask your dentist or hygienist for advice on the best tools for keeping your teeth clean.
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