When it comes to taking care of our teeth, most people opt for the tried and trusted manual toothbrush as opposed to its electric offshoot.
However, electric toothbrushes are far more effective at cleaning our teeth and keeping our gums healthy and happy than manual toothbrushes, which is why we only sell electric toothbrushes here at Harvey Norman.
We’ve got a fantastic range of electric toothbrushes including bestsellers from the likes of Oral B, Philips and Braun, and you’ll find suitable electric toothbrushes for kids and adults alike.
In case you need some convincing, here are the top 5 benefits of using an electric toothbrush.
1. A Thorough Clean with Greater Plaque Removal
Using an electric toothbrush results in a thorough clean with far greater plaque removal compared to a manual clean due to the speed and design of electric toothbrushes. Fast spinning bristles quickly remove plaque, while the rotating head design ensures the toothbrush reaches even hard-to-clean areas such as the gum line and backs of molars.
Electric toothbrushes are incredibly easy-to-use and take all the guesswork out of cleaning your teeth; simply turn the toothbrush on and guide the toothbrush along the surfaces of your teeth. Electric toothbrushes are recommended for kids precisely for this reason, as the ease-of-use ensures every tooth is reached.
3. Prevent the Removal of Enamel
Brushing your teeth too hard with a manual toothbrush can result in a removal of enamel, which can lead to a sensitivity to stimuli such as coldness, heat and sugar. Electric toothbrushes remove the risk of brushing too hard as you do not need to apply pressure when brushing and instead simply let the toothbrush glide over your teeth.
4. Brush for the Right Amount of Time
The vast majority of electric toothbrushes available on the market today feature built-in timers, ensuring you brush your mouth for the full 2 minutes recommended by dentists (30 seconds per quadrant).