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Electric vs Manual Toothbrush: The science is in

Video Transcript

Hi I’m Katy from Fullarton Park Dental.

As a dental hygienist, I ask my patients often what their at home routine is.

Are they using a manual or an electric toothbrush?

This generally leads to a conversation regarding which is better.

Luckily for us the science is in.

And in almost all instances a power toothbrush or electric toothbrush removes more plaque and there’s reduced instances of gingivitis.

Some patients are concerned that an electric toothbrush will be too powerful but when used correctly with a light touch and not pressing too hard an electric toothbrush could actually reduce instances of gum recession and toothbrush abrasion.

We understand that this is not for everybody and some might find the sensation of electric toothbrush too much.

And in that case, continue brushing twice a day with a soft manual toothbrush.

However for most people, it’s almost always an improvement and they don’t want to go back.


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