The consumers who use it are more and more: we are talking about electric toothbrushes that promise, with constant use, a dazzling smile. But is it really so? Do electric toothbrushes really work?
What are the advantages?
For years I’ve always used the classic manual toothbrush. For less than a year I have switched to an electric toothbrush and I am ready to reveal to you all the advantages (and disadvantages) of this product for the care and cleaning of teeth.
The electric toothbrushes are slowly replacing the classic manual toothbrushes, and the reasons for this choice are many and all absolutely positive.
An electric toothbrush, from the first use, gives you a feeling of cleanliness exactly like the one you would feel after having a dental session: there are many people who describe this feeling, and I can confirm it. With its use the teeth are perfectly clean and smooth, with a difference compared to a truly remarkable manual toothbrush.
Thanks to the rotating brushes, a thorough cleaning of the dental arch is obtained in half the time compared to a manual toothbrush.
Although it does not replace a professional dental hygiene session, it undoubtedly helps you to keep away cavities, plaque and tooth stains that could form over time. This of course, if you use it correctly and consistently.
The use of the electric toothbrush involves many other advantages, including economic ones. The brush heads certainly have a high cost (compared to the purchase of a manual toothbrush), but this expense is completely eliminated from their long duration.
While a manual toothbrush is thrown into the trash after about 3 months of use, the heads of electric toothbrushes remain perfect for a long time, without the bristles getting damaged. So a set of heads will last you for a long time.
The heads are available in many variants, which you can choose and try according to your preferences:
- Round (and small) heads
- Polishing heads
- Oval heads (with the classic shape of a manual toothbrush)
This, in addition to an economic saving, also translates into a reduction in the waste that ends up in the trash: on balance, the quantity of plastic produced is considerably reduced.
But the advantages are certainly not only those… the battery of an electric toothbrush lasts even a week with a single charge (brushing the teeth 3 times a day) and this makes it particularly practical, even for those who travel often.
Almost all the models on the market have interchangeable heads with different colors, to allow the whole family to brush their teeth with a single toothbrush – replacing only the head in a few seconds – with maximum hygiene.
Among the various recommendations for correct oral hygiene, the use of an electric toothbrush is recommended, as studies have highlighted the advantage deriving from the removal of bacterial plaque compared to a manual toothbrush.
Which is the best electric toothbrush?
It is impossible for me to answer this question, because each person has their own preferences and levels of sensitivity. To help you choose the best electric toothbrush, the numerous reviews of customers who have bought and tested them will surely help you.
In general, a good electric toothbrush must have these characteristics:
- Pressure sensor: brushing your teeth too energetically is not recommended, on the contrary. A good electric toothbrush, thanks to the pressure sensor, will alert you if you are brushing your teeth too hard.
- Speed setting: another important point is the speed of the head rotations. Everyone should be able to set their own preference based on their dental sensitivity. Choose only models that have this option.
- Ease of retrieval of the heads: buying an “unknown” electric toothbrush could put you in difficulty with finding replacement heads. Better to spend a little more and prefer a brand that has extensive coverage in stores.
- Rechargeable battery: the most popular brands have rechargeable batteries with electric current. Better to opt for these models to avoid having to replace them.
When is an electric toothbrush not recommended?
Despite all these advantages, keep in mind that in some cases the use of an electric toothbrush is not recommended.
For example, it is better to prefer a manual toothbrush in cases of problems such as gum recession or other similar cases. In the eventuality, it is better to contact your dentist to get the best advice.