Should I update my manual toothbrush to an electric?
We do find that, for adults, a powered brush provides more effective results in plaque removal. These can also be easier on the gums and are often beneficial for patients with mobility challenges. Our recommended electric toothbrush is the Philips Sonicare™. For patients using a manual brush, the key is to brush for the recommended two to three minutes, using short strokes at a 45-degree angle to the gums, and covering the entire tooth surface – inner, outer, and chewing.