Especially during the holiday season, you will see ad after ad for electric toothbrush specials, you may feel like it’s a good time to do something special for your smile, and someone might even ask you if this would be something you’d like to receive. For some patients, though these brushes certainly offer a medley of wonderful benefits, the answer is often one of disinterest. However, considering the advantages, we find that patients think they should want this dental hygiene instrument and feel torn. Allow us to offer up a few reasons it’s okay to stick with your manual toothbrush if you prefer.
Reason #1: You Have An Immaculate Track Record
You have likely heard the saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” We agree with the sentiment when it comes to your dental hygiene products. When you find something that continues to work for you, providing you with ongoing effective oral health protection, don’t feel compelled to change it. If you like your manual toothbrush and it works, feel free to keep doing what you’ve been doing.
Reason #2: You Travel A Lot
Yes, there are many electric toothbrushes out there that have been made to accommodate frequent travel. However, if you are often away from home, you often leave your manual toothbrush behind on accident, or you simply don’t want the hassle of worrying about it, we have one reminder for you: Manual toothbrushes are effective, so feel free to continue on with your trusty toothbrush!
Reason #3: The Investment Is Too Great
If nobody’s offered you an electric toothbrush this year but you keep putting pressure on yourself to buy one because it’s a good dental hygiene choice for your oral health, we encourage you to take the pressure off immediately. By following our suggestions for dental care with a manual toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, and preventive care visits, you can absolutely keep your oral health safe (without damaging your budget).