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What do you know about caring for your toothbrush? Have you heard that you should replace your toothbrush every six months? Or that you should store your toothbrush in an open space so it can air dry between uses. Similarly, do you ever wonder whether an electric brush or a manual brush is better?

In reality, an electric toothbrushes have a few advantages. For instance, it has been shown that you can remove more plaque and bacteria with an electric brush than a manual one. Similarly, some people find electric toothbrushes easier to use. This makes an electric toothbrush a great for individuals with arthritis or for people who struggle with hand control.

However, please don’t misunderstand: a manual toothbrush is also effective when it comes to cleaning your teeth. They are easier to travel with, especially because they don’t need to charge and don’t require batteries. Of course, manual toothbrushes are also more affordable than a manual brush.

So which type of toothbrush should you use? In reality, if you don’t have gingivitis, your choice may not be as important as you think. However, please remember to avoid brushing too hard or too soft. This can damage your teeth and gums. Fortunately, some electric toothbrushes have a light will activate if you press to hard.

If you’re interested in learning more about the type of brush you should choose, please don’t hesitate to give Tatum & Cox a call at 334-745-6393. Dr. Crawford A. Tatum Jr. and our team look forward to hearing from you.