Well let us just clear the air right off the bat. If you are responsible and consistent with your brushing, it really doesn’t matter. At the end of the day, studies have shown that the two are equal in their effectiveness in cleaning your teeth. And the same goes for irresponsible brushers also. An electric toothbrush is not a get out of jail free card. It does not mean that you can brush only once a day because your machine is that much more efficient. If you neglect, there will be consequences. But despite what the experts say, electric toothbrushes seem to be jumping off the shelves.
This can be partially attributed to effective marketing, but there are also a few practical reasons. Firstly, electric toothbrushes feel a bit better on the mouth. Also, they are customizable, so you can buy them to look like action figures, barbie dolls, etc. So in the interest of convincing children to use them, electric toothbrushes have proven to be surprisingly effective.
The other main practical advantage is for individuals with physical disabilities that limit their mobility. Because the electric toothbrush does not require the same degree of movement as manual toothbrushes, it has been known to make a world of change for some people.
In general, it’s safe to say that the majority of their sales can be attributed to effective marketing, as it still to this day is widely believed to be a safer and more effective means of brushing. Also, those who become accustomed are more likely to stick with it instead of going back. But it’s also a bit pricier than the standard toothbrush, so keep that in mind when making a decision.
We hope this helped clear up some foggy areas on the matter. For more information on how to keep your child’s mouth as clean as can be, contact Pediatric Dental Associates at (201) 652-7024 to speak to a dentist for kids. Franklin Lakes is one among dozens of other locations where you’ll find PDA branches.