A review of studies showed 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. Besides, an electric toothbrush will make it easier for you to reach those difficult places, such as the back molars.
Bad breath is a common problem that is often linked to poor dental hygiene. Hardly will you be able to remove the food that gets stuck in your teeth with your manual toothbrush. However, an electric toothbrush will make it easier for you to remove the food. This will help you freshen your breath.
Many people brush their teeth too hard. This can cause serious injury to the gums. Your gums may bleed and recede. Brushing too hard can also remove enamel. With an electric toothbrush, you simply hold the brush and let its moving bristles do the work.
Not all kids are interested in brushing their teeth. If an electric toothbrush is more engaging to your child, it can help accomplish good oral cleaning and set healthy habits.