Which toothbrush is best for me?


There are several types of toothbrushes available today. Manual toothbrushes come in varying sizes, bristle types, and additional features. Electric toothbrushes are an alternative to manual toothbrushes and are available in variety of models as well.

How do I know which is best for me?

Manual toothbrushes are an inexpensive option for at home oral care. However, brushing technique needs to perfected for optimal oral health to be maintained. One caveat to manual brushing is that most patients brush harder in an attempt to remove food debris, which only leads to other dental concerns like sensitivity and recession. Electric toothbrushes are designed to “scrub” your teeth better and more efficiently than manual toothbrushes. Electric toothbrushes allow patients to effectively clean their teeth without applying the extra pressure that can cause sensitivity and recession. Electric toothbrushes also allow patients being treated for periodontic disease and orthodontics to maintain a healthier mouth.

Contact Satterfield Family Dental at (864) 574-0394 for more information about the best option for you.