Introduction
In the late days, when toothbrushes with nylon bristles were being made, consumers choosing a toothbrush didn’t have many options. Now, the story’s completely transformed when it comes to toothbrushes. Most stores that sell oral hygiene products now have a great collection of different types of toothbrushes on their shelves, including manual (disposable) and powered (electric).
General tips on choosing the right toothbrush
There are certain features that you should look for in whatever toothbrush you choose, regardless of whether it is manual or powered which may be as follows;
1. Size
2. Bristle variety.
3. Expert support
4. Cost
5. Likability
6. Effectiveness
7. Safety
Manual toothbrushes
Pros
Excellent for traveling
Unlike a big electric toothbrush that may need a charging dock, manual toothbrushes can easily be slipped into you bag and ready for a weekend of traveling with no attached weight to your luggage.
Cheap and convenient
Manual toothbrushes are usually somewhere between 2 € and 7€, depending on the brand and design, making them ideal for most budgets. And since they will be found at any corner of drugstore or supermarket, they’re easy to replace
Better tongue cleaning capability
Circular headed electric toothbrushes have a difficult time adequately cleaning your tongue, but manual toothbrushes will completely clean your teeth, tongue, and inside of cheeks.

Cons
No built in timer
Many electric toothbrushes are devised with a built timer to let users know when their two-minute brushing session is complete. However, the same luxury won’t be found in a manual toothbrush.
Can be difficult for some people to use
Those who suffer from arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other conditions that may restrict movement may have difficulty comfortably holding a manual toothbrush.
Electric toothbrushes
Pros
Easy to use
Electric toothbrushes do the manual work for you, so those with manual facility problems or other physical conditions like arthritis may find electric toothbrushes to be much easier to use.
Efficiency
The smaller head found on many electric toothbrushes makes it easier to reach the sides of the teeth and other small crevices in the mouth.
Automatic timer
Many advanced electric toothbrushes include an automatic timer in their design, which makes it easier for users to know when their two-minute brush is complete ensuring proper cleaning
Cons
Battery replacement
On top of the initial price of an electric toothbrush, additional brush heads can be quite expensive, varying in price from £4 to £8
Price
The price tag on many electric toothbrushes ranges between 17 € and 175 €, especially when you start adding features like times and display panels, making them much less affordable than a manual toothbrush.
Easy to break Dropping your toothbrush can be fatal. You have to be more careful whenever using an electric toothbrush.
Conclusion
All toothbrushes are designed to remove plaque and stimulate the gums to achieve a strong mouth. So, whether you decide to buy a manual or electric toothbrush, remember that using it at least twice a day for two minutes is what’s necessary.

 

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