Many tools for everyday living have become obsolete. Online search has replaced the paper phone book. Telephone answering machines have gone the way of manual typewriters. But we still rely on the old-school manual toothbrush, and at Love Your Smile in Kelowna, we assure you that’s a good thing.
“Wait a minute,” you might say, “isn’t an electric toothbrush better than a manual toothbrush?”
Actually, this is a matter of preference. all toothbrushes, used properly, are effective at removing food debris and plaque to keep your smile free of cavities.
When choosing which type of toothbrush to use, look at cost and convenience. Some people contend that while electric toothbrushes are more pricey, you’ll save on dental bills. But there is nothing definitive to back this up.
Manual toothbrushes are easy to find, whereas not all drugstores sell all models of electric toothbrushes. It is frustrating to spend over a hundred dollars for a top-of-the-line electric toothbrush and then not be able to find a replacement head when required. People who travel may discover that a smaller, manual toothbrush is easier to pack.
We must note that electric toothbrushes can be advantageous for anyone with arthrtitis or another agility issue.
In most instances, though, old school is just fine.
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