Great Debate Manual Vs Electric Toothbrush

Great Debate Manual Vs Electric Toothbrush

Aug 01, 2019

While brushing is the most important part of your dental care, it is a long debate on what toothbrush to choose between electric and manual one.

Here, Thornhill Square Dentistry has brought to you the pros and cons list of both the types of toothbrushes.



Efficiency – While, you might get tired and not brush effectively with a manual brush, here it is impossible to do so. Also, you will be able to reach all the hard to reach areas of your mouth like the back of the wisdom tooth.

Timer – As the brush comes with a timer and does the job for you, you will not have a problem in maintaining the time. You can not brush for a shorter period of time as you know the time is not up yet.

Safety – You can brush too hard when you use a manual toothbrush but you cannot brush too hard with an electric toothbrush. Thus, your dental care starts with brushing itself.


Cost – It is expensive and you need to think a little before buying one. Its cost lies anywhere between 50 to 250$.

Batteries – If you are going on a long vacation without a charging device, the battery will run out. Also, it is easier to maintain a manual toothbrush.



Cost – It is affordable and you can buy any simple toothbrush without thing much about it.

Accessibility – It is available everywhere. You can buy it from your local cosmetic store. Even your dentist can provide you with one.


Risk – You might accidentally brush too hard, which can damage your teeth severely.

Timing – The timing of the toothbrush is not maintained by anything but you. You might miss time it and complete your routine earlier than it has to be.

Hence, that was the list of pros and cons of an electric toothbrush and a manual toothbrush. It completely depends upon you that which one is better for you. If you are actually planning to invest in an electric toothbrush, make sure you research it well and ask your dentist at Thornhill Square Dentistry.

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