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Comparing Electric And Manual Toothbrushes

by Clifford Ramos

Your mouth is used every day to eat, speak, and smile, and as such it is very important to keep your oral health. The main way people keep their mouths healthy is by brushing their teeth. There are two main types of toothbrushes available on the market: those that are electrically powered, and those that require manual brushing to work. Both types of toothbrush provide a benefit over each other, and as such it is necessary to understand the differences between the two in order to choose the one that best fits your needs.

Electric Toothbrushes

Electric toothbrushes are a modern invention, and run off of a battery in order to brush, vibrating rapidly to clean your teeth. Because they vibrate for you, it is much easier to use an electric toothbrush, and as such it is much easier to properly clean your mouth with one. Additionally, most electric toothbrushes have a built in timer that stops your toothbrush once you hit two minutes, which is the recommended period of time that you should brush your teeth for, which helps prevents over brushing. Electric toothbrushes are great for children, as they require little effort to work properly, and are fun to use.

However, electric toothbrushes are much more expensive than manual toothbrushes, and require constant charging or new batteries to work properly, which further increases their cost. They are also extremely fragile, because of the small motors inside of them. This means that if you drop your toothbrush, you could break it permanently.

Manual Toothbrushes

Manual toothbrushes are the most common type of toothbrush available on the market, and are also the least expensive. In fact, most dentists (such as those from Smile Designers Family Dentistry) will hand them out for free at every visit. Prices range depending on the size, model, and quality of each brush, meaning that you can easily find a manual toothbrush that fits your needs. The wide variety of styles and themes means that it's also very easy for children to find a brush that they like best. They are easy to carry around with you if you're travelling, and require no batteries or charging, meaning that they're always ready to go.

However, manual toothbrushes take much more effort to work properly, and may not be ideal for children as you have to brush manually. Additionally, they do not have the same features as electric toothbrushes, and you will need to time yourself to make sure that you are brushing for the right period of time.


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Powerful Physical Therapy

I was badly injured a year ago, and it took a long time to get back to my normal level of ability. One of the things that helped more than anything was the time that I spent in physical therapy. I didn’t always love going to physical therapy – in fact, sometimes, I really didn’t enjoy it at all. But ultimately, the therapists and other patients I worked with helped inspire me to get better, and the exercises facilitated my healing process. I started this blog to talk about all of the things I learned about physical therapy and healing during my recovery time. I hope my blog reaches other accident victims. I want to offer encouragement, hope, and information for people who are in the same boat that I was in.