Technology has truly revolutionised our lives in ways we don’t even realise. However, the transition towards technology does not come as easily as it is extremely difficult to ditch our old habits that we’ve had for such a long time.
The modern day is all about unlearning what we know so that we can learn something new.
Without being too philosophical, there is a huge debate going on as to what is the preferred choice of toothbrush.
The big question is whether an electric toothbrush is better than the normal manual toothbrush.
When the electric toothbrush was invented, people thought of it as a great invention since it brought simplicity and convenience to peoples’ lives, just like every technological advancement intends to do.
Yet another feature of modern day inventions is that they need some time for trial and error as well as to allow the proper improvements to be implemented.
Let’s explore further whether an electric or manual toothbrush is better for everyday usage.
It is important to clarify that the invention of the electric toothbrush is not new by any means; in fact it has been years since it was first introduced.
Even so, we don’t see people using electric toothbrushes as frequently as we see them using manual ones. There are various reasons behind this common pattern.
To start with, there is no doubt about the fact that standard toothbrushes conveniently cost much less than the electric ones. And there are good reasons for this cost difference because the construction material and battery bumps up the price of the electric ones.
There is simply not much cost associated with a manual toothbrush. Another factor which has contributed towards the success of the manual toothbrush is its wide availability when compared to the electric toothbrush.
Electric toothbrushes are nonexistent in developing countries and people still prefer to buy manual ones even in highly developed regions of the world like North America.
To put it shortly, the ease of access and availability of manual toothbrushes is the main contributor to its continued success.
Another aspect which we can commonly forget about manual toothbrushes is the ease of use. It has become part of our daily routine to clean our teeth with a manual brush.
On the other hand, people find it difficult sticking a powered device into their mouth for cleaning purposes.
In fact, people have reported incidents of teeth and enamel damage because of the use of improper brushing techniques when using an electric toothbrush.
As a result, electric toothbrushes are not fully safe especially for those people who are new to this device and are not aware of the proper technique.
This is one of the major reasons why people are still skeptical and hesitant to shift to an electric toothbrush.
However, at this point it is also important to note that an electric toothbrush does a far better job of cleaning than a manual one does.
While a manual brush fails to deep clean, an electric toothbrush does this very easily.
It all really depends on your own preference. Which one would be better for you?