What to consider when choosing the best electric toothbrush?

What to consider when choosing the best electric toothbrush?

In order to ensure proper oral hygiene, today there are multiple types of toothbrushes to choose from. If you also want to incorporate the latest technology into your routine, this complete guide will tell you how to choose the best electric toothbrush for your needs.

Electric toothbrush features

Electric toothbrushes are comfortable and effective when brushing your teeth. They are very effective, as the bristles move at a high speed, removing food debris and dental biofilm from the teeth and gums.

Another outstanding feature of an electric toothbrush is that, due to the shape and size of its head, it is easier to reach the different areas of the oral cavity.

However, it is necessary to keep in mind that this type of toothbrush does not reduce brushing time compared to manual toothbrushes. Some models include a timer that tells you the exact moment when you should change the quadrant in your mouth during brushing, and when the minimum time would have been completed to ensure complete hygiene.

The use of toothbrushes and dental accessories is crucial to achieve a thorough cleaning. Do not hesitate to complement it with dental floss or interdental brushes to remove dirt where the bristles of the toothbrush cannot reach.

The electric toothbrushes are also equipped with easily interchangeable brush heads, which should be replaced with a new one every 3 months, or even sooner if they are worn out.

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Efficiency of electric toothbrushes vs. manual toothbrushes

There is much debate about which type of toothbrush is more effective; electric or manual. While the most important aspect of maintaining good oral health is effective brushing technique, the electric toothbrush is an extra help in most cases.

Due to the rotating and oscillating movement of the electric toothbrush head, its effectiveness in removing dental biofilm is considerably higher. Electric toothbrushes are as safe as manual toothbrushes, since their use does not damage the gums or tooth enamel in any case.

How to choose the best electric toothbrush

With the extensive amount of options on the market today, how do you choose the best electric toothbrush? Let's take a look at the most important features so you can choose the most comfortable option for each member of your family:

Type of power supply

The first detail, and one of the most important when deciding on the best electric toothbrush, is the type of power supply. To start up the motor that makes the brush head oscillate, there are two main systems: batteries or rechargeable batteries.

Rechargeable electric toothbrushes are the most convenient to use for most users, since the battery life is longer between charges, and they can even be recharged right after use so that they are always ready to use.

Head types

Each type of electric toothbrush has interchangeable brush heads, which are compatible with the model in question and each person has their own needs when it comes to brushing, so do not hesitate to choose the one that best meets your preferences.

In this regard, we emphasize the importance of electric toothbrush heads that are suitable for sensitive teeth and gums. While the vast majority of toothbrushes have brush heads with medium or hard bristles, soft filament brush heads are an increasingly popular alternative for users.

Motion and power technology

Electric toothbrushes work with a rotational technology that makes the brush head move from one side to the other forming a circle. The rotation is not complete, but moves from one side to the other, with the necessary power to remove dental biofilm.

Although not all toothbrush models work in the same way, it is interesting to look for a toothbrush that works with oscillating movement of the brush head and achieves a minimum power.

Other benefits

Among the many features that electric toothbrushes can have, one of the most interesting is the incorporation of a timer. Thanks to the timer of at least 2 minutes, we ensure that we cover the minimum brushing time, being very useful for both adults and for the youngest members of the household.

Before deciding on the best electric toothbrush, make a brief analysis of the features that provide extra comfort for you, and it will undoubtedly be a great choice.

 

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