Who Should Stick with Standard Toothbrushes and Avoid Powered Ones

For all the benefits of using an electronic toothbrush, sometimes it’s just not the right choice. Here are some things to consider if you are thinking about getting an electronic toothbrush.

People who may be facing financial insecurity. For all their benefits, there is no disputing the fact that electronic toothbrushes cost more—a lot more—than manual ones. If you don’t have any financial issues, this may not be a huge consideration, but if you have to choose between purchasing an electronic toothbrush and being able to afford healthy groceries for your family, stick with your manual toothbrush until things turn around for you.

People who travel a lot. If you are a frequent traveler you may find the hassle of packing the electronic toothbrush, the charging base and the accessories, to be more trouble than it’s worth. Many frequent travelers end up ditching the electronic toothbrush any time they are on the road and going with a manual toothbrush instead. If you travel frequently enough to take pause at this thought, it may be best for you to skip on the electronic toothbrush.

People who spend significant amounts of time in other countries. As any international traveler can tell you, the electric outlets in some countries differ from the ones in the U.S. Many electronic devices will not work in other parts of the world due to these differences. So if you spend a lot of time in a country with an electric system that differs from the one in the U.S., you will have a hard time keeping your toothbrush charged. There are adaptors you can purchase, but that may be too much of a hassle.

Regular oral hygiene can be achieved with a manual toothbrush, so if any of the above apply to you, you may want to reconsider purchasing an electronic toothbrush.

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