THE BENEFITS OF ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH VS. MANUAL

  • Benefits of an Electric Toothbrush
  • Why Choose Oral-B?

The world of electric toothbrushes can sound complicated. But if you're looking for the best-and easiest-way to take care of your teeth, it's worth researching. Why? Because-unlike a manual brush-an electric brush does the work for you.

What are the Benefits of An Electric Toothbrush?

Simply stated, rechargeable electric toothbrushes (or "power" toothbrushes) provide superior plaque removal to regular manual toothbrushes. And because they provide the brushing action for you, many people find using power toothbrushes easier than using regular manual ones. Additionally, with so many different types and features available, it's easy to find one that suits your specific oral health needs.

Superior Plaque Removal

According to a 2005 independent study, "Brushes that worked with a rotation oscillation action removed more plaque and reduced gingivitis more effectively than manual brushes in the short and long term... No other powered brush designs were consistently superior..." * Oral-B pioneered this oscillating, pulsating and cupping power technology in 1991 and has incorporated it into its premium power toothbrush range ever since. The latest in Oral-B technology, the Oral-B iO series, features micro-vibrating bristles on a dentist-inspired round brush head designed to surround each tooth for a powerful yet gentle clean. 

Ease of Use

Whereas you have to move a regular manual toothbrush back and forth along your teeth, electric toothbrushes provide the cleaning action for you. That means you need only guide it along the surfaces of your teeth. Once they get the hang of it, many people find this method of brushing easier. Likewise, people with arthritis or other similar conditions may find using an electric toothbrush less painful. Electric toothbrushes may also help kids brush their teeth more effectively, but be sure to check the age recommendations on an electric toothbrush before letting your child use it. Oral-B Kids Electric Toothbrushes are specially made for kids ages 3 and up. Plus, the lineup features a number of their favorite Disney characters designed to help kids develop good oral hygiene habits early on.

Technology and Features

Generally rich in technology and features, some electric toothbrushes can even enable you to improve your brushing habits. And most come with convenient features like a brush head or toothbrush holder, bathroom counter storage units and travel toothbrush chargers. Hi-tech features may include:

  • Numerous brushing modes specialized for sensitive teeth, whitening benefits or gum-massaging action
  • Pressure sensors to signal when you’re brushing too hard
  • Timers to help you keep track of how long you’re brushing each quadrant of your mouth
  • Digital reminders to replace your brush head
  • Oscillating/pulsating and cupping, oscillating/rotating or sonic technology
  • Bluetooth connectivity to help track brushing progress and improve how you brush
  • Unique tracking technology that guides you in real-time to ensure you cover every area
  • Multiple brush head compatibility so you can choose which kind of bristle design you prefer

Why Choose Oral-B?

Oral-B electric toothbrushes are dentist-inspired and clinically proven to deliver a superior clean compared to a regular manual toothbrush. Their secret: the oscillating/rotating/pulsating power Oral-B is known for today. As we continue to innovate and introduce new technologies, we always keep one goal in mind: Make it easy for you to get your best clean every time you brush.

More Cleaning Power

Oral-B® Electric Toothbrushes deliver up to 48,800 movements per minute, while a regular manual toothbrush can only deliver 300 to 600 movements per minute. The Oral-B Pro 1000 removes 100% more plaque than a manual toothbrush and is perfect for beginners. On the other end of the spectrum, the Oral-B iO delivers a professional-like clean at home thanks to its unique bristle technology and real-time guidance.

Oscillating/Rotating/Pulsating Technology

Oral-B Electric Toothbrushes use clinically proven superior oscillating/rotating/pulsating technology. The round brush head pulsates to loosen plaque and then oscillates and rotates to sweep the plaque away.

Dentist-Inspired Brush Head

Oral-B® Electric Toothbrushes make getting rid of plaque easier. The dentist-inspired, small, round brush head surrounds each tooth for an individualized clean, removing more plaque in hard-to-reach areas.

Two-Minute Timer

Most people underestimate the amount of time they should brush. With a manual toothbrush, it's easy to lose track of time. Dental professionals recommend brushing for two minutes, twice a day. That means each quadrant of your mouth gets 30 seconds of brush time. Oral-B Electric Toothbrushes include two-minute timers that take you through this routine, ensuring you get a complete clean every time you brush.

Modes

Oral-B Electric Toothbrushes offer a varying number of modes, so you can choose your preferred way to get a thorough clean.

  • Daily Clean: Provides a superior clean vs. a regular manual toothbrush
  • Deep Clean: Extends brushing time to enhance results
  • Sensitive: Operates at a lower speed for a gentle clean
  • Massage: Designed to gently massage and stimulate gums
  • Gum Care: Designed to gently massage and stimulate gums
  • Whitening: Alternates speed to polish away stains
  • Super Sensitive: Provides an ultra-gentle clean
  • Tongue Cleaning: Thoroughly cleans tongue for fresher breath

Visual Pressure Sensor

To promote healthy gums, Oral-B Electric Toothbrushes are designed with a built-in visual pressure sensor featuring audio and visual signals to alert you if too much force is applied while brushing. Oral-B Electric Toothbrushes take away the guesswork to ensure you get a thorough clean every day. Ready to make the switch? Find the right Oral-B® Electric Toothbrush for you.

Bluetooth® Connectivity

The Oral-B iO, Genius X, and Pro 7000 models provide real-time feedback on your brushing habits by connecting with the Oral-B App on your smartphone, helping you improve your overall oral health.

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