What Toothbrush Should I buy?
We’ve made this blog to answer all your questions and then some. So you if you’re every unsure what toothbrush to choose, just come back here and give it another read!
Size And Shape
Dentists recommendation and brand choice
Manual Vs. Electric
Manual toothbrushes are the go-to choice if you’re on a budget, you can get lots of options for $5 or less and they do a great job when used correctly. However, they may not be the most effective choice if you’re willing to spend a bit more. Electric toothbrushes generally start above $10 and can go well into $300 plus range. The vast majority of people will be fine spending between $30 – $100.
What Are The Benefits Of A Manual Toothbrush?
Here are a few of their benefits:
- Cheaper – Most manual toothbrushes are cheaper than electric ones. They typically start under $5.00.
- No batteries or charging – Since it’s your arm that does all the work, they’re always ready to go.
- Widely available – Most drugs stores, convenience stores, and grocery stores will carry them.
- Travel-sized options – Since they’re mainly just plastic and bristles, they can come in more compact sizes than electric toothbrushes.
- Less noise – Electric toothbrushes aren’t loud, but manual toothbrushes are definitely quieter.
What are the benefits of an electric toothbrush?
- More effective – The head of an electric tooth brush is either pulsating (vibrates with sound), or it spins at super high speeds. This help remove tartar and plaque build up because of the extra motion.
- Timers – You can get brushes with timers that can either time your whole session, or even time you based on the 4 quarters of your mouth.
- Long-lasting – When you buy a quality electric toothbrush, all you have to replace is the head where the bristles are.
- Different modes – These modes will change the spinning frequency and time.
- Pressure sensitive – Did you know that they can detect if your pushing to hard against your gums or teeth?
- Brush head replacement – Some brushes can even tell you when to your replace your brush head.
The main take-away here is to not stress to not worry about having to spend a lot on a toothbrush. If a less-expensive model works for you, then stick with that one!