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When it comes to your dental hygiene, it is always important to choose the most efficient tool for your specific needs. One common question among many people today is which toothbrush is better? That is why our team here at Pedar B. Didriksen DDS Family and Cosmetic Dentistry to help you along with this decision.

When it comes to choosing a toothbrush or any oral product, it’s always best to talk to your dentist first. Your dentist will know your history and what would be the most ideal way of maintaining your oral health. The second step is to look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance on the product. That seal will let you know the product has been tested and approved for effectiveness and safety concerns.

Here are the two kinds of toothbrushes to better understand your options. Both are able to give you proper care, however there are important differences to note.

Manual Toothbrush

A manual toothbrush is a simple toothbrush that is made with a handle and bristles. It cleans the outside of your teeth effectively. It can be successful as long as the user brushes regularly and thoroughly. A manual toothbrush is usually a less expensive option and it comes in a wider variety of colors and designs.

Powered Toothbrush

A powered toothbrush has a motor in it, which is usually powered by a battery or power cord. This power rotates the head of the brush at a fast speed so you can get a deeper clean. The head is usually smaller so you can reach those hard-to-reach places easier. The head can also be easily removed so you can keep your bristles fresh regularly.

No matter which tool you choose, both will have a cleaning effect. However, if you have any questions about which would be best for you, please contact your dentist. Your oral care is important to us and we strive to give you the healthiest smile you can get. So, call us today and schedule an appointment. We are here to help you smile.