Houston Dentist, Ronald W. Konig DDS, FAGD, LVIF feels that electric toothbrushes do clean better than manuel ones. Sonicare by Phillips, for example, can clean more surface area faster and more efficiently than a manuel brush. Additionally, it is not necessary to press down as hard with the electric ones. There are numerous electric toothbrushes on the market, I personally recommend the Sonicare by Phillips which has a sonically vibrating mechanism which drives fluid between the teeth. It has also been proven to:
(photo from Sonicare website)
-remove up to 7x more plaque than a manuel brush
-whiten 2x more than a manuel brush
Your toothbrush is probably the most important tool for your oral health, using an electric brush compliments your efforts. Also be sure to change toothbrush heads at least every 3 months. Sonicare brushes are not only available through dentists but also in drug stores and online as weill.
If you have any questions regarding Houston Cosmetic Dentistry or Houston Dentist, please feel free to contact our office, Ronald W. Konig DDS, FAGD, LVIF 713-668-2289