An electric toothbrush is preferred over the manual model mainly because it is considered to be better when it comes to dental cleaning and more dentists are recommending it to their patients. It is safe on the gums and it is better for use by people who have bad brushing techniques.
An electric toothbrush saves a lot of time in brushing since it does all of the work for you. Its bristles go over each tooth with circular motors and which takes care of bad technique. Brushing time with the toothbrush is only two minutes so you do not have to spend more time in cleaning your teeth.
After your first brushing, you will immediately notice cleaner, shinier and smoother teeth. Eighty five percent of people that use electric toothbrushes are more than satisfied with the results as compared to the satisfactory rating of manual toothbrushes. To make sure that the brush head is not contaminated with bacteria, always change the head every one to three months.
There are a lot of electric toothbrush brands and models that you can choose from in the market. If you will go for the high end models, there is the Philips Sonicare Flexcare that is rechargeable and comes with a sanitizer. Oral B has its SmartSeries 4000 and S-320.
For budget models, there is the Vitality Precision Clean, the Vitality Dual Clean and Oral B Triumph. There is another option for these two categories which is composed of the mid price electric toothbrushes. Among them are the Pulsonic Sonic by Oral B and the Sonicare Essence 5300 and Sonicare Essence e5500 that are both made by Philips. To cut down costs you can always replace the Braun toothbrush heads.