September 17, 2015Toothbrush – Manual vs Electric

As we all know, regular visits to your Dentist helps keep your teeth in top shape, and allows your Dentist to watch for any developments that may point to other health related issues.

To maintain dental hygiene, brushing and flossing is extremely important. It helps prevent gingivitis and plenty of other dental problems.


manual vs electric

There are two types of toothbrush available – manual and electric.

Today, we are looking at the pros and cons of both toothbrushes and what makes either one of them a better brush.



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  • Manual brushes are inexpensive, accessible and they are more flexible and easy to manoeuvre around the mouth.
  • These toothbrushes are also easy to travel with.


  • There is more work involved with using this type of brush.
  • No timer.





  • Electric brushes are easy to use, there is less work involved and they come with various features, such as special modes for sensitive teeth and gum massage. Some come with pressure sensors that let you know if you’re brushing too hard, or feature digital reminders to replace your brush head.
  • These are fun for children to use.
  • There are some situations where an electric toothbrush has clear advantages. For older people or people who have less manual dexterity, like those who have arthritis, the electric toothbrush may clean more effectively.  People with limited ability to move their shoulders, arms, and hands can benefit from the larger handle and powered brush of an electric model.


  • These types of toothbrushes cost significantly more than your manual toothbrush.
  • You will have to replace batteries/charge regularly.
  • Not easy to travel with.
  • Easy to break.


Don’t forget that, irrespective of the toothbrush you opt for, brushing regularly, twice a day for two minutes will lead to better oral health and overall health.

We have toothbrush and other oral hygiene products available.

If you have any queries about the right toothbrush for you, speak to your Dentist at your next visit.

Article written by our Practice Manager, Nykky Banks. 


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