You can never underestimate the power of good oral hygiene. In fact, gum disease can lead to more serious conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.
Choosing a great toothbrush for daily cleaning is a must. No one wants to break the bank on a purchase as small as a toothbrush.
That is why I want to look at the best cheap electric toothbrushes on the market and share them with you today.
The Importance of Good Brushing
One of the most attractive and noticeable features on any man or woman is a great set of pearly white teeth. Everyone wants the perfect smile. For most of us, that means ongoing maintenance and practicing excellent oral hygiene. The most obvious factor being daily brushing.
From an early age we are taught to brush our teeth. We do this to ensure the health of both our teeth and gums. Our teeth build up plaque, which if not removed daily can build up cause inflammation of the gums also known as gingivitis. Your gums will become swollen, red and bleed easily. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, the only way to reverse this mild form of gum disease is with regular brushing and flossing.
Not only is it important to brush your teeth for overall health, but it also helps your appearance. Brushing your teeth keeps them clean and prevents discoloration. Moreover, it keeps your breath fresh.
We’ve established that everyone needs to brush their teeth daily and it’s safe to say that nine times out of ten, an electric toothbrush can do a better job than the disposable version. For me, my teeth always feel cleaner with an electric toothbrush. It manages to work harder and reach tiny spaces I never could without its assistance.
Although if used correctly with regular brushing, both a disposable and electric toothbrush should remove plaque effectively. However, most people tend to brush their teeth incorrectly by either using improper technique, not brushing for long enough or only actively brushing the front teeth they can see in the mirror. This is why in terms of oral hygiene, getting a helping hand from an electric toothbrush is a good option.
Plus, with so many different models available with different head sizes and bristles, it can be confusing for anyone who is not a dentist to know which electric toothbrush to choose.
What to Look For When Choosing a Toothbrush
The best way to know that a toothbrush has gone through rigorous testing for brushing quality and safety, is to ask your dentist for a recommendation. You should also check that the toothbrush you choose has been awarded the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Approval.
There are of course a few things you can look out for when choosing an electric toothbrush.
A toothbrush should allow you easy access to all of the surfaces of your teeth. Generally for adults, a head which is half an inch wide by one inch tall will suffice. Although there are larger toothbrushes available, these won’t tend to reach the backs and sides of molars easily and it is important you clean all areas of your mouth. A toothbrush should also have a long enough handle to hold it comfortably.
You will have noticed when purchasing a toothbrush that they are normally labelled ‘soft, medium or hard’. This refers to the nylon bristles. For most adults, a soft toothbrush is the best option. This is both comfortable and safe for brushing. Depending how hard you brush, a medium or hard bristled toothbrush can actually cause damage to your tooth enamel, roots and gums.
So with all of that in mind, I have looked at the best cheap electric toothbrushes available and found five I want to share with you today. I have listed my top five with pros and cons, leaving you with my overall favorite.
To be honest I really liked all of the products I reviewed today. Each one came at a decent quality considering how cheap they are. However, for me personally my favorite was the rechargeable Philips Sonicare toothbrush.
If you have tried any of the cheap electric toothbrushes I have looked at, let me know how you found them in the comments below. It is always good to hear from readers with first hand experience.