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Emergency Dental of Las Vegas

702-291-4911

6121 W Lake Mead Blvd, Suite 115
Las Vegas, NV 89108

Hours by Appointment Only

Mon-Wed: 9am-9pm
Thurs: 12pm-9pm
Fri-Sun: 9am-9pm

702-291-4911

6121 W Lake Mead Blvd, Suite 115, Las Vegas, NV 89108

Hours by Appointment Only

Mon-Wed: 9am-9pm
Thurs: 12pm-9pm
Fri-Sun: 9am-9pm

Manual vs. Electric Toothbrush

Manual vs. Electric Toothbrushes. Which is better?

A review of studies between manual vs. electric toothbrushes displayed that, in general, electric toothbrushes do decrease more plaque and gingivitis than manual toothbrushes. After three months of use, plaque was reduced by 21 percent and gingivitis by 11 percent. One study found that people were more likely to brush too hard if they used a manual toothbrush opposed to an electric. Brushing too hard can hurt your gums and teeth.

So should everyone pitch their faithful manual brush? No! The majority of our patients have adequate home care with traditional manual toothbrushes. Manual toothbrushes have been around for a long time. While they don’t have the bells and whistles found in many electric toothbrushes, they are still an effective tool for cleaning your teeth and preventing gingivitis. If you’re most comfortable sticking to with a manual toothbrush, continue to use one if it means you’ll brush twice per day, every day.

What is your opinion on the manual vs. electric toothbrush debate? Let us know when you stop by our office! Call us to schedule your next appointment!

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