How to choose an electric toothbrush? Compare and find the best.
First, you will need to decide if an electric toothbrush is right for you. This is a quite contentious point, and you will find people on both sides of the argument who are quite adamant that they know whether or not an electric toothbrush is a good thing. There are many who say that the electric toothbrush cleans nowhere near as well as the traditional log tried and tested brush. On the other hand, there are those, not just the companies selling the brush but users as well, who boast that cleaning with an electric brush is several times cleaner, healthier and more efficient than brushing in the old regular way. So, what is the answer to this problem?
Is an Electric Toothbrush better than using your normal brush!?
The short answer to this is yes, but only if you are using the brush correctly. It is true that you can brush your teeth to a perfectly satisfactory level of hygiene with a normal brush, but the electric toothbrush can do things that a normal brush cannot, as well as being much easier to use.
One main and often ignored advantage of the electric brush is that it avoids a common problem in teeth cleaning. This is that many people damage their gums by cleaning their teeth too hard. There are a large number of gum problems such as receding gums, which stem from this.
However, the idea that the electric toothbrush will save you time is a false one. Even with an electric toothbrush which brushes dozens of times faster than a normal brush, you need to brush for the full 3 minutes advised by dentists. Most new electric toothbrushes contain a timer which actually tells you when the 3 minutes is up so that you are reminded to brush long and properly.
Which one to get?
Once you’ve decided that the electric toothbrush is the thing for you, you’ll want to start thinking about which one to get. The first and foremost piece of advice that we can give you is: don’t take the advertising as gospel. Perhaps more than any other product, electric toothbrush adverts all boast to have a huge number of miracle features which mark them out from any other product. This is almost all hyperbole and advertising technique and should largely be ignored. Another thing to take with a pinch of salt is the ‘medically proven’ label, which is branded about fairly liberally. The company may say that the product has worked on 90% of people, but the surveys used to get this ‘evidence’ are usually very tiny, such as 50 people, and cannot be trusted as solid medical proof.
So what do you think about when buying an electric toothbrush? The following guide will advise on this. It will then discuss the best brands to consider, before moving on to the best toothbrushes to consider for children. Finally, it will discuss where to buy an electric toothbrush from, and where you might get the best prices and deals.