Toothbrushes: Electric or manual?
Are electric toothbrushes that much better than a manual, traditional toothbrush? When we look at the literature, there are conflicting results: some papers will say that there is no difference and others will state that an electric toothbrush is much more effective at removing plaque. What is more important than the actual toothbrush is the way you brush and how frequently. The whole purpose of brushing is to remove the build up of material on the teeth that accumulates on a daily basis. This build up of plaque and tartar causes cavities. If the buildup goes below the gum line, it can contribute to gum disease (this why it is ...