What is the difference between manual and electric toothbrush is the eternal question of those who intend to switch from regular brushes to electric brushes? Or are you choosing the best / most suitable brush for your gum teeth? In fact, in addition to the main function of brushing, there are many different points to consider when it comes to deciding to use a regular brush or electric brush. Buyers should note that not all brushes are suitable for everyone. This article will partly help users have more information to choose the type of brush that is suitable for your gum teeth.
The differences between manual and electric toothbrush
|How to use – Depending on users’ hand move, press and squeeze the brush into the teeth to remove plaque.|
|Design – Simple with handle and bristle attached, irreplaceable. Variety of colors, eye-catching, suitable for each user that the brush aim for.|
|Bristle – Many types, colors and shapes. Soft or slender bristle will be changed according to the purpose of the brush.|
|How to use – The electric brush will have an internal motor to automatically vibrate or rotate the brush head to brush teeth. Sonic waves or ultrasonic waves will create an effect that helps remove plaque effectively.|
|Design – Professional and safe. Because of the electrical circuits and motors inside the body, the electric brush must be designed to ensure user safety.|
|Bristle – Depending on the operating mode of the brush, it will be suitable for different bristle. As rotating electric brush, there will be round brush head. Brush bristles are also carefully selected to suit user needs.|
Remove Plague Ability
Advantages: Users proactively, depending on the user’s brushing way. Can adjust the force as you want
Disadvantages: No help from machines. If you want to effectively remove stubborn plaque, you need more help of the brush bristles, toothpaste, dental floss, and mouthwash.
Replacement brush head
Advantages: Easily change new brush types every 3 months. Affordable
Disadvantages: No replacement brush heads. Must buy another brush every 3 months
Waste more plastic into the environment
Advantages: Focusing only on the traditional brushing way, there is no need to consider many options between features
Disadvantages: Have almost no additional features to support brushing outside the bristle or the design
Remove Plague Ability
Advantages: Plaque is passively removed. Mainly thanks to the vibrating or rotating motor of the brush head. According to the study, the bacteria, plaque are removed 80% better than the manual brush. Even when brush head that has not touched the tooth can affect plaque, similar to the force of mouthwash with water.
Disadvantages: It is necessary to adjust the vibration or rotation force in accordance with the condition of the teeth and the intended use. Otherwise, it will affect the gums or enamel.
Replacement brush head
Advantages: Comes with 2-3 replacement brush head. No need to replace the brush body every 3 months, just use another brush head. Waste less plastic into the environment.
Disadvantages: Only the brand’s brush head can be used. In order to be able to use the toothbrush, the user must be paid to buy a new brush head.
Advantages: Maximize convenience besides brushing teeth. Help take care of gums, brush teeth cleanly thanks to facial recognition or brushing force induction.
Disadvantages: The price is much higher because of the integration of many utilities.
Compare price between manual and electric toothbrush
VIVATEC Dental Sigma Adult Toothbrush – LUX360 Gum Care
The world’s first 360-degree design
The world’s first toothbrush is designed with 360-degree brush bristles. Diameter is only 15.3mm and the thickness of the brush hair is 0.06mm. Designed specifically for cases of sensitive gingival teeth, especially when eating hot or cold items with sensitivity, bleeding from the roots or after surgery.
Price: $198.00 (Combo 3)
RADIUS, Brush with eye-catching shapes
The special thing of this product is its shape, in addition, the extremely soft bristles make absolute comfort for users. With that unique design, even left-handed or right-handed customers will have a great experience with this type of brush. The brush head is quite big but does not cause pain to the users because the brush hair is arranged at a 45-degree angle, able to massage the gums.
Price: $29.56 USD (Combo 3)
Simple but quality
The special thing about this product is the thinness, smoothness, and softness of the brush hair. Plaque from all teeth can be removed. The brush body design is also slim and light, easy to handle thanks to the silicon layer on the brush body.
In addition, the bristle also has the ability to massage gums and is very suitable for users who need special dental care. Like braces or periodontal disease.
Price: $23.42 USD (Combo 3)
Organic bamboo brush
The brush is completely environmentally friendly
This brush is capable of killing bacteria because it contains natural antibiotics. The bamboo body is waterproof also does not get moldy after a period of use. This type of brush is completely free of chemicals or chemical coloring. Even paper bags and paper boxes that are packed are friendly and easily decomposed in the natural environment.
Price: $20.26 USD (Combo 3)
Curaprox CS 5460 Ultra Soft
The brush hair is made from hundreds of Curen fibers with 0.1mm diameter, users will feel the absolute softness when using.
The bristles will easily interleave into every corner, leaving no leftover food even a little, thanks to 5460 hairs evenly spread. In addition, brush bristles will help massage the gums, avoid hurting even if you use your strength when brushing your teeth.
Price: $12.98 (Combo 3)
Tepe Compact Tuft Toothbrush
Special Dome-shaped Brush Head.
For customers who have dental or braces problems, this product is specifically designed for you. This brush possesses thick, thin and small brush hairs, suitable for cleaning leftovers food in the teeth. Especially in areas where special care is needed.
A special feature of this type of brush is that its head is designed very small, can be bent into a flexible angle. As a result, you can easily crept and clean special areas such as orthodontic positions, newly erected teeth, damaged areas and gum lines.
Cool Ssha Electric brush
Fancy design, remove plaque in the most special way.
Cool Ssha electric brush is uniquely designed from the brush head to the included charging product. At the same time, the brush can perfectly remove plaque on the inside, outside and between the bite joints perfectly. In addition, the product also has a convenient travel box to carry when needed to use in different places.
Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean electric brush
Quality and luxurious electric brush, with trendy Gold Rose color.
This brush has studied the ability to remove plaque 10 times the regular brush. Improve the condition of gums after only 2 weeks of use but only need 1 week to have brighter teeth.
Diamond Clean brush heads specifically for the brightest white teeth and Adaptive Clean brush heads to remove the most effective plaque. Users should consider and choose to suit their use needs.
Price: $235.73 USD
Oral-B 8000 Electric Toothbrush
Strong brand integrates the most modern technology.
Built-in sensor to recognize face and brushing position, so users will not ignore any position. In addition, the force sensor is also a very modern technology integrated by Oral-B, which helps users not to use excessive force when brushing their teeth, without causing gum damage. With 6 levels of brushing from basic to advanced, this product is suitable for most users with many needs in dental care. A special feature of this product is the smart case, which can charge both the phone and the brush at the same time.
Price: $206.14 USD
Y.F.M Electric brush
Powerful design with 4 brush heads, extremely economical to use.
Brush Y.F.M not only attracts users because it is integrated with many brush heads but also its accompanying features. This electric brush has 5 vibration levels that are suitable for each user’s dental condition and preferences. Up to 60 days of use for each full charge of fewer than 24 hours. In addition, this brush is also integrated with the ability to 7 minutes disinfect so that the bacteria remaining on the bristle being completely destroyed.
Price: $80.05 USD
Colgate Omron ProClinical
Battery Power Brush
This brush will not make you feel too strange when you just switch to using an electric brush from a regular brush. The design and weight of this brush is very light and feels comfortable for users.
Use sonic waves to effectively kill bacteria with 20,000 strokes per minute. However, it still does not make your teeth uncomfortable thanks to the soft bristle.
Price: $43.57 USD
Children Battery Toothbrush - Babyease
A companion for Baby’s dental care
Designed with a special shape, anti-slippery thanks to the silicone part in the handle position and cute colors. This is definitely the most suitable type of brush if you are looking for a brush for children.
The smart start feature of the brush is a full-color led glow that will help children enjoy brushing their teeth. In addition, white lights will be emitted during brushing, making it easier for adults to watch their kids.
Price: $34.13 USD
Tips to buy a suitable manual and electric toothbrush
In fact, the user must understand what you want, what you need and what your abilities are to differentiate and choose a suitable brush. We have some of the following notes that you may need to consider when choosing to buy a brush:
- Consider the demand
Manual and electric toothbrush are different but the main goal is to clean and protect teeth from gum disease and periodontal disease. Causing pain in daily activities and eating poorly, not confident in communication.
- Consider the cost
Electric brushes are often integrated with many special features so the price increased significantly, making it difficult to choose. If you really don’t need the special features, you should choose to buy brushes that are satisfied with their bristle, style, or dentist’s advice.
- Consider users
Cases of problematic dental conditions need to carefully select the type of brush and features that are suitable for you.
HiQ is confident that after this article, you will be able to choose the best manual and electric toothbrush for you. In addition, in 7/2019, HiQ will introduce to consumers a smart electric brush product which is very special and has many features suitable for those with weak gums or dental disease.
Let’s wait and find more information from HiQ: https://hiq.ai/smart-electric-toothbrush-onlybrush