Electric Toothbrush vs. Manual | What You Want to Know

A Look Into the Benefits of Electric & Manual Toothbrushes


In order to keep our oral health at the top of its game, we need to use the top tools. A long standing debate has been whether or not an electric toothbrush is more efficient than manual. It has been proven that electric toothbrushes remove up to 21 percent more plaque than a manual brush, however both styles of brushes are recommended by the ADA as suitable ways of removing plaque and gingivitis.

Research shows that brushing twice a day for a full 2 minutes will help maintain healthy gums. The main goal while brushing is to remove all plaque and debris. This is why certain brushes and brushing techniques are crucial to your oral health. Knowing the logistics is not common among most consumers, so here are some highlights of both styles for you to know:


  • Reduces inflammation of gums by 11%
  • Better for people who have dexterity problems (i.e. elderly, people with disabilities, children or those with braces).
  • Oscillating or Sonic technology used to remove plaque.


  • Inexpensive or FREE during your dental hygiene visit.
  • Easy to travel with
  • No batteries or charging necessary
  • Various head/bristle styles available
Electric Toothbrush
Manual Toothbrush


Overall, our office recommends using an electric toothbrush over a manual one. The results of using an electric one have shown to improve overall oral health. However, as long as you are using your manual toothbrush properly you will have similar results.

We offer both style of brushes in the office, call us today to find out more about these products.




Contributions from the ADA and Consumers Report