Experts discuss how to get the best value out of your toothbrush.
|Manual (disposable) with soft bristles||14961 (34.9%)|
|Manual (disposable) with medium or hard bristles||9585 (22.4%)|
|Powered (electric) varieties||18311 (42.7%)|
|Yes, it's a great idea||1185 (21.0%)|
|Yes, useful and entertaining||1839 (32.6%)|
If you're looking for a new toothbrush, it's easy to get overwhelmed by all the options. Many come with fancy features, which increase the price of the brush, but do you really need them?
A basic, ADA-approved manual toothbrush with soft bristles will cost you anywhere from $2 to $8. That's a nice price for standard bristles, but some may be attracted to electric toothbrushes, which can cost $100 more than the manual kind.
So, which one should you choose? Well, at the end of the day, it turns out that you don't need a fancy brush to keep your teeth healthy and clean. There's no significant difference between the manual and electric brushes and their ability to remove plaque or prevent gum disease, so you're better off with a manual brush, if you're trying to save money.
However, if you want to get the most out your dental routine, you need to brush for 2 minutes to allow the fluoride in your toothpaste to work properly. This may seem like a long time, but you'll get the full benefits of your routine this way.
In conclusion, manual brushes are the most wallet-friendly, but your brushing method is the real key to savings. Keep these tips in mind and you'll certainly have something to smile about.