As long ago as 3000 B.C, the ancient Egyptians constructed crude toothbrushes from twigs and leaves to clean their teeth. Similarly, other cultures such as the Greeks, Romans, Arabs and Indians cleaned their teeth with twigs. … The modern toothbrush was developed in England in 1780.
According to dental experts, the way you brush is more important than what you brush with.
An electric toothbrush can deliver up to 48,000 movements per minute, whereas a regular manual toothbrush only delivers 300- 600 movements per minute. That’s a very significant difference
A regular toothbrush head is often larger than an electric brush head. This means that it can be more difficult to reach those ‘hard to reach’ places. If you’re not getting to all surfaces of your teeth, plaque starts building up. Plaque gradually accumulates and often leads to tooth decay or other dental issues.
Because the head on an electric toothbrush is smaller, and because it’s consistent in its movements, it’s easier to get properly in between teeth and along the gums. Most electric brushes pulsate whilst they clean, or have a ‘sonic’ cleaning action and this helps removing plaque and then sweep it away.
The most important is that you brush your teeth twice a day with a manual or electric toothbrush.
If you are confused by which type of brush to use, just call us and book an appointment with our hygienist to discuss your case with her, and she will be able to help you.
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