Are electric toothbrushes better for my teeth than manual ones?
Electric toothbrushes were first created for patients with limited motor skills and are generally more effective than manual ones. The two types of power toothbrushes on the market are rechargeable electric and battery-powered.
Rechargeable electric toothbrushes plug into the wall to recharge and feature advanced technology. They ensure proper brushing technique by providing the cleaning action while the user needs only to guide it along the surfaces of the teeth.
Battery-powered toothbrushes require users to provide all or most of the brushing action. It is similar to a manual toothbrush, but vibrates to provide a bit of extra cleaning action.
Whichever type of toothbrush you use, remember to check the effectiveness of your technique with your dentist or hygienist.