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It’s important to choose effective tools to keep your smile in good shape. However, many patients are unsure how to choose the right toothbrush. Fortunately, our dentist and team can help you decide between a manual and electric toothbrush to choose the right tool for your smile.

When selecting a toothbrush, speak with Dr. Kate Steele first so that she can consider your health history and what your oral health needs, as well as provide recommendations for toothbrushes that include the ADA Seal of Acceptance, which shows the product has passed testing for safety and efficacy.

Here are the important differences between manual and electric toothbrushes:

Manual Toothbrushes
These are the simple toothbrushes you will see in most households, and it’s very efficient at cleaning your teeth as long as you maintain a daily dental habit. Manual toothbrushes tend to be less expensive and can offer more options for size, design, and colors.

Electric Toothbrushes
Electric toothbrushes include a motor that operates on a power cord or batteries. The brush head rotates rapidly to clean deeply, and the small size of the head can reach the small crevices in your smile. When the bristles become frayed, you can remove the head and replace it with a fresher one.

If you would like further information for your questions about how to choose a toothbrush, call 303-278-3353 and schedule a visit to Steele Dentistry to speak with our dentist.