Do you need to invest on electrical brushes when manual toothbrush will do the job? With correct brushing technique, optimal results can be achieved with both manual and electric toothbrushes, says Dr Peter Alldritt, chairman of the Australian Dental Association’s oral health committee. “If someone is doing well with a manual brush and not having any problems with plaque or brushing too hard, there is little to gain from switching to an electric brush” he says.
The whole reason we brush and floss and/or use a mouthwash is to remove plaque. Plaque is a biofilm of bacteria that tries to attach itself to our teeth. If you don’t know the techniques of brushing and don’t bother learning them, it is probably a better idea to switch to an Electrical Toothbrush. An Electrical toothbrush will help you to brush at least 5 times more than the manual toothbrush. The circular rotation of it, will cause the bristles of the toothbrush to go between your teeth at a constant frequency, which will partially floss your tooth as well.
Manual toothbrush vs Electrical toothbrush
An experiment was conducted by Alldritt Land Corporation. The purpose was to find out how much plaque is getting removed? How healthy the gums would be? 50 Manual toothbrushes and 50 Electrical toothbrushes were given to a sample of 100 people.
According to this experiment, results showed that in most cases the people with Electrical Toothbrushes, generally did better.
Moreover, an Electric Toothbrush designed for children with colourful pictures and music. This can make it easier to get kids brushing their teeth every day. If we get the kids to brush every day, in reality we are making a habit in their lives which will make them to brush when they grow older. This is the optimum outcome.
If your kids don’t like the idea of brushing or if you brush every day but your teeth are not as good as they should be, you need to get an Electrical Toothbrush. To book your next checkup contact us on (08) 9316 2811.