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Is an electric toothbrush worth the money?

 

Although electric toothbrushes have been available in the United States since the 1960s, it is only recently that the public has begun to understand their advantages. An electric toothbrush costs more initially than a manual toothbrush, but it also lasts longer. It needs little maintenance other than occasionally changing the head and recharging the battery, and can last for many years.

Electric toothbrushes have two major advantages. First, they eliminate the guesswork. Proper brushing requires you to brush for 30 seconds in each quadrant of your mouth, but most people are terrible at counting time. A good electric toothbrush beeps every 30 seconds, alerting you that it is time to change quadrants.

In addition, an electric toothbrush is easier to use. If you have issues with physical dexterity, it can be tough to properly position a manual toothbrush and apply just the right amount of pressure. Little kids and those with crooked teeth and braces often have trouble reaching all the nooks and crannies of their teeth. Some people even brush too hard, damaging their tooth enamel.

An electric toothbrush does most of the work. Simply use the large, comfortable handle to move the toothbrush to each quadrant of your mouth, and it will apply just the right amount of force to all areas of the teeth and gums.

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