Toothbrushes: Electric VS Manual

Do you use an electric toothbrush or do you use a manual brush? How much do you know about the differences? As with all things, scientific studies have been performed to determine which is more effective and why. If you are considering using an electric toothbrush, take our quiz below. If you already are, find out how much you know about electric toothbrushes by taking our quiz.

True or False Quiz

True or False: Studies have proven that electric toothbrushes are more effective than manual brushing.

True or False: The reason electric brushes are more effective is because they can remove plaque more efficiently than manual brushes.

Answers

True: According to studies, electric toothbrushes help brush your teeth more effectively than manual brushes. Although manual brushing has always been sufficient for most people, if you have been diagnosed with gingivitis or periodontal disease, or if you have issues with hand and finger dexterity, or arthritis, an electric toothbrush can make brushing easier and more efficient.

True: Electric toothbrushes perform anywhere between 3,000 and 7,500 strokes per minute, depending on the type, while humans can only crank out about 300 strokes per minute. More strokes are more efficient when it comes to removing bacterial plaque before it turns into tartar. Electric toothbrushes can also reach more difficult places including between your teeth, and the very last molars on your dental ridges, keeping them plaque and tartar free, too. Left unremoved, bacterial plaque and tartar can lead to periodontal disease and eventual tooth loss.

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