Manual vs. Electric Toothbrushes?

When Used Properly Manual and Electric Toothbrushes Are “Both Very Effective,” ADA Spokesperson Says

Digital Trends (10/2, Evon) considered whether electronic toothbrushes are better than manual toothbrushes, speaking with ADA spokesperson Dr. Alice Boghosian, who emphasized the importance of brushing for two minutes. “If an electric toothbrush is going to get someone to brush for the full two minutes,” Dr. Boghosian told Digital Trends, “I’m all for it.” In addition, electric toothbrushes may help those who struggle with holding a toothbrush, due to arthritis for example. “I think the key message is that one isn’t better than the other,” Dr. Boghosian said. “They are both very effective at cleaning teeth, including a manual toothbrush when used properly.”