We’ve already mentioned that a manual toothbrush can do the same job as its electric counterpart, but the assistance of an electric toothbrush provides some additional benefits:
Removes plaque more efficiently
The main benefit of using an electric toothbrush is that they are masters at removing a build-up of plaque. Removing plaque plays a key role in maintaining oral health and according to a study from Cochrane Systematic Reviews, a 21% reduction in plaque was achieved after 3 months of using an electric toothbrush.
Less aggressive brushing
Some people make the mistake of brushing teeth aggressively which can cause the enamel to wear down leaving teeth more vulnerable to decay. In this instance, the best electric toothbrush to choose would be one that has a built-in function that stops the device if you happen to be brushing too hard.
Beneficial for people with limited mobility
People who have difficulty in using their hands such as those suffering from:
- Carpal Tunnel
- Developmental diseases
will find it easier to reach into the crevices of their mouth with an electric toothbrush.
Helps wearers of orthodontic appliances
Patients undoing orthodontic treatments with braces, for instance, are at risk of developing gum inflammation and carious white spot lesions because maintaining oral care is such a challenge. One clinical trial published on the PubMed.gov website showed that electric toothbrushes made it easier to clean in and around the metal components of a fixed brace.
People with gum disease
People suffering from gum recession, gingivitis and periodontitis caused primarily by plaque, will benefit from the safety and gentleness of an electric toothbrush as shown in another study which revealed that after 3 months of brushing with an electric toothbrush, gingivitis had been reduced by eleven per cent.