Electric Toothbrushes Vs. Manual Toothbrushes

Dental Services Pasadena TXWe’re not always all about technology. There’s something nice about the smell of a real book with paper pages, and the going out to dinner with a friend instead of just texting them to chat. But, there are times when we are ready to embrace technology. When it comes to our teeth, we’re open-minded to the benefits a little technology can bring! So, whether you’re interested in buying an electric toothbrush, or you just want to learn more, keep reading.

Electric toothbrushes are brushes that vibrate or rotate to help remove plaque from teeth and gums. The vibration encourages more micro-movements that clean your teeth.

Pros for Electric Toothbrushes

Effective at Removing Plaque

Some studies indicate that electric toothbrushes may decrease the amount of plaque and gingivitis more than manual toothbrushes are able to. If you are a lazy brusher, an electric toothbrush could help make up for some of those glossed-over spots with a manual brush.


If you brush your teeth sufficiently you can remove plaque from your teeth and gums every night. Rushing through it can lead to missing parts of the teeth or doing a poor job in general. Many electric toothbrushes come with a timer to help you spend more time with your teeth.

Safe for gums

If you are gentle enough, an electric toothbrush should not hurt your gums or enamel. Just be aware of how hard you’re pressing down when you brush.

Cons For Electric Toothbrushes


Plug-in toothbrushes may not be a good option if you often travel internationally, since outlets and electricity vary from country to country. You may need to use a manual toothbrush in these situations.


Because they need electricity or batteries, electric toothbrushes are less eco-friendly than manual toothbrushes. Consider how much goes into making your toothbrush and how long it will last before you invest in an electric toothbrush.

Give us a call today at (713) 943-9832 to learn more about how to keep your teeth healthy and beautiful. No matter which kind of toothbrush you use, we can help you maintain a sparkling smile.

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