Electric Vs Manual Toothbrushes: which one is better?

It is recommended that you brush your teeth for a minimum of two minutes, twice a day spending at least 30seconds on each quarter of your mouth. Flossing is recommended once a day. Toothbrushing and flossing remove dental plaque, which if not removed, causes dental cavities and gum disease. A common question is, which is better an electric or manual toothbrush?

Electric toothbrushes were first introduced in 1954, initially created for patients with limited motor skills and for orthodontic patients. They make rapid automatic rotating-oscillating or vibrating motions of the bristles to clean the teeth. They require minimal input from the person using them to keep the teeth clean. The manual toothbrush movements depend on the actions you perform as you clean to ensure removal of plaque and food debri. You would think that since a person cannot match the speeds of electric toothbrushes, an electric toothbrush is a more efficient choice. Whilst studies have shown that electric toothbrushes are slightly more efficient than manual toothbrushes, this is clinically insignificant. This means both the manual and EB are effective at removing plaque, if used properly.

It is perhaps best to look at the pros and cons of each method to determine which one is best for you

 

Your oral health will remain at optimum levels as long as you consistently and correctly brush your teeth for a minimum of two minutes (despite the type of toothbrush you use) twice daily. Toothbrushes or brush heads need to be replaced every three months or before if the bristles are flared. If you are sitting on the fence about whether or not buy an EB, talk to one of our dentist at your next dental visit.

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Campbell Dental PracticeMay 25, 2020 @ 2:45am
Hi All. Following on the videos I have shared in the last few weeks, I am planning some more educational dental videos. This is just trying to answer questions I often get asked.

This segment from Catalyst addresses some of those questions as well. Do watch until the end as the panel de-bunks some dental myths (commercial myth).

Dr Unah

PS: Please feel free to share this with as many people as you like.
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Campbell Dental PracticeMay 10, 2020 @ 12:53am
💕Wishing all Mum's, Mum's to be, Step Mums, and those other people who nurture us but aren't actually our Mum, a Happy Mother's Day.💝
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Campbell Dental PracticeMay 10, 2020 @ 12:38am
💕Wishing all Mum's, Mum's to be, Step Mums, and those other people who nurture us but aren't actually our Mum, a Happy Mother's Day.💝
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Campbell Dental PracticeMay 5, 2020 @ 5:02am
TOOTH TALK TUESDAY: HOW TO RELIEVE STRESS RELATED JAW PAIN

Are you feeling more stressed or anxious during this time? You're not alone, many are including ourselves.

A lot of this worry creates tension in our bodies and moves its way to our head, neck and shoulders.

As a result, a lot of us are contracting our jaw muscles and clenching our teeth constantly without even knowing!

This means you may be getting headaches, jaw pain and even toothaches at this time.

If continuous, this may actually lead to irreversible damage to your teeth like permanent loss of enamel or cracks! or worse even complete loss of those teeth.

Dr. Unah shares some simple exercises you can do at home to relieve the tension in your jaw.

What are you doing during these times to stress less?

Please feel free to share this video with anyone you feel may need help with this.
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Campbell Dental PracticeApr 24, 2020 @ 9:47pm
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Campbell Dental PracticeApr 12, 2020 @ 5:10am
HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!! Make sure you eat lots of yummy chocolate then BRUSH YOUR TEETH well! LOL

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