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Electric Toothbrush Pro’s

You know that brushing your teeth is essential for good oral hygiene, but are you using the wrong tool? Manual toothbrushes still get the job done, but many people are choosing to switch to an electric toothbrush, thanks to its special features and advanced cleaning abilities. Here are some reasons to consider making the switch to an electric toothbrush.

More Effective

You may be wondering, do electric toothbrushes clean better? It is becoming more commonplace for dentists and dental hygienists to recommend their patients get an electric toothbrush. Why? Because they have proven to be more effective than a manual toothbrush. The first reason is that they cover more of the teeth in less time. The electric toothbrush is not only moving in a circular motion as it goes over the teeth, but it is covering the teeth and cleaning them in far less time. This really helps it to be more effective at cleaning the teeth and under the gumline.

Less Work

When you are using a manual toothbrush, you are moving the toothbrush in different directions and trying to focus on the circular motion. The electric toothbrush does all of this for you, so all you have to do is move it along the gumline and over the teeth being cleaned. You don’t need to worry about going in the circular motion or back and forth. Just turn on the electric toothbrush, guide it along your teeth, and it will handle the rest for you.

Unique Benefits for Kids

Electric toothbrushes are especially beneficial for your kids who might not have the perfect manual toothbrushing technique. Kids often don’t brush long enough or get to all their teeth, so the fact that the electric toothbrush does most of the work for them can help your kids have excellent oral hygiene. They are also fun for kids to use with the light vibrations, so that’s another big bonus.

Extra Features

In addition to the vibrations and moving brush head, electric toothbrushes also often come with other special features. Many of them will have timers so that they beep after 2 minutes and you know you have brushed long enough. Others will beep during each quadrant, so you spend enough time in each quadrant of your mouth. Other features might include pressure sensors and reminders to replace the brush head.

Electric toothbrushes are more expensive than regular manual toothbrushes, but they last a lot longer. All you need to do is replace the brush heads routinely, and it should last a few years at least.


There are several electric toothbrush brands on the market today. They have different features along with different brush variations. Here we list 2 brands with 4 styles each for you to consider.

The Philips Sonicare advertises there electric toothbrushes are tough on plaque and gentle on gums. They sell several styles with different options.

  • The Protective Clean 6100 whitens teeth in just 1 week. This style has 3 modes and 3 intensities. It has a pressure sensor along with a brushsync replacement reminder.
  • The Protective Clean 5100 improves gum health by up to 100%. This style has 3 modes, a pressure sensor, and a brushsync replacement reminder.
  • The Protective Clean 4100 removes up to 7 times more plaque, has 1 mode, pressure sensor and brushsync replacement reminder.
  • The Essence removes up to 3 times more plaque and has one mode.

The Oral-B electric (Braun)  toothbrush brand also has a variety of styles to choose from.

  • The Oral-B 5000 has Bluetooth connectivity and provides a dental floss like clean for healthier gums.
  • The Oral-B Pro 3000 has Bluetooth connectivity. This is advertised to remove stains and whiten teeth after one day.
  • The Oral-B Pro 1000 is electrically rechargeable. This style removes 300% more plaque along the gumline than a manual brush.
  • The Oral-B 500 rechargeable electric toothbrush has 2D cleaning technology with a rotating brush head.

To learn more about cleaning your teeth and overall dental hygiene contact Maiden Lane Dental. Let us set up an appointment and get you started back on the right track. We are located in lower Manhatten in the Financial District. Our office is known for its friendly staff and comfortable surroundings. Our happy patients come from the entire tri-state area, NYC, NJ, Connecticut and beyond. Contact us today, let’s get started.