Morning routines consist of several tasks—making your bed, washing your face, doing your hair, and what some may argue is the most important: brushing your teeth. Although this is something everyone should do every single day, it is often not done correctly. Electric toothbrushes can help make this morning task much easier than a standard manual toothbrush. Here are four ways in which electric toothbrushes are better than manual toothbrushes:
1. Removes more plaque
a. With vibrating and circular motions, electric toothbrushes can be more effective when it comes to removing the plaque from your teeth. While manual toothbrushes can be effective if used correctly, electric toothbrushes do all the work for you. Electric toothbrushes are also better at getting between all your teeth and other hard to reach areas. With an electric toothbrush, you can be sure that the plaque from your teeth was successfully removed.
2. Less wasteful
a. You may not need to replace an electric toothbrush as often as you would a manual one. Most electric toothbrushes are extremely durable and long-lasting. Once the bristles on the toothbrush start to fray, that is when you know it is time to change it out. However, with electric toothbrushes all you need to discard of is the top. Most electric toothbrushes have detachable heads that make replacement of bristles much easier and less wasteful than throwing away an entire manual toothbrush every time the bristles fray.
3. Built-in timer
a. A built-in timer can make it much easier to know when it is time to stop brushing. Most electric toothbrushes will have a two-minute timer, which is the recommended amount of time for brushing your teeth. Some electric toothbrushes may even alert you every 30 seconds to signal that you should switch where you are brushing to ensure that all your teeth get equal attention. Rather than count or guess how long you have been brushing, it is much easier to rely on the electric toothbrush’s built in timer.
4. Overall, it’s easier
a. You do not have to worry about whether you are getting rid of all the plaque on your teeth, or if the 2 minutes you counted in your head while brushing was a true 2 minutes. An electric toothbrush will do it all for you, making your morning routine just a little bit easier!
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