Many people still brush with a manual toothbrush and are happy with it. At least, that’s what they think, until they start using an electric one.
In the last years many studies have been performed, that analyzed the benefits of electrical brushing, compared to manual brushing.
The data is very clear: electrical toothbrushes work much better than manual toothbrushes. In general, they are about 3 to 5 times more effective in removing plaque.
Next to removing more plaque and taking care of your gums better, the high-end electric toothbrushes (such as the Oral-B Professional Care Smart Series 5000 and the Philips Sonicare Flexcare Platinum), have pressure control.
This technology signals the user when he or she puts too much pressure on their toothbrush, and stops pulsating for a moment to prevent damage. You can read on which electric toothbrushes are available in this article.
Manual Brushing Is Old Technology
Manual brushing dates from the time of the Neanderthals, and although manual brush technology has obviously improved greatly, it seems strange that such an important aspect of our health is still low-tech in many people’s lives.