Some other benefits of electric toothbrushes include:
The American Dental Association recommends that you replace your toothbrush every 3 months. With an electric toothbrush, you only need to replace the brush head instead of the entire toothbrush itself.
Easier to Use
Electric toothbrushes can be a great option for the elderly, people with disabilities, and children as they require less dexterity to properly brush. People with braces have also found them to be easier to use as well.
Many electric toothbrushes have a timer feature to make sure you are brushing your teeth for the recommended amount of time (2 minutes).
Variety in Movement
Different people prefer different movements of their electric brush heads. You have the choice of many varying movements, including ultrasonic, oscillation, circular, side-to-side, counter-oscillation, etc. What you choose will depend on the sensitivity of your gums and teeth and your personal preference.
Fun to Use
Many people (children especially!) prefer electric toothbrushes simply because it is more entertaining than using a manual toothbrush. If you need motivation to brush, try switching to an electric brush to make things more exciting and fun!
You can use whichever ADA approved toothbrush you’d like, but it doesn’t hurt to switch to electric!
Visit the American Dental Association’s website for a list of electric toothbrushes that have the ADA Seal of Acceptance.