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Remember how things were in the old days, when brushing your teeth was a grueling ritual of getting a toothbrush and rubbing it back and forth in your mouth for a few minutes? Fortunately, the wonders of modern technology have solved this problem for us with the invention of the electric toothbrush.
An electric toothbrush looks like a slightly larger version of a regular toothbrush, but when you put a battery in and press a button, it vibrates for you. Electric toothbrushes serve a serious purpose – while they don’t actually make brushing your teeth that much easier, they certainly clean your teeth a lot more. Electrical vibration is much faster than anything you can do by hand, vibrating tens of thousands of times per minute, which means that dirt and bacteria are dislodged from your teeth much more effectively.
If you are going to get an electric toothbrush, the best type is probably one with a rechargeable battery. This way, instead of having to take out the batteries and put them in new ones, you can plug the toothbrush into a charger, just like you would with a laptop or mobile phone, which is much more convenient.
However, one danger of electric toothbrushes is that people often don’t change them as often as they should. As with normal toothbrushes, the heads wear out. While electric toothbrushes obviously don’t involve buying a brand new one every few months, you should keep buying new heads, otherwise the toothbrush’s effectiveness in cleaning can be drastically reduced.
If you’re already very good at cleaning your teeth, then spending the money on an electric toothbrush won’t necessarily pay off. However, if you have trouble brushing or if you can never brush for as long as you should, then an electric toothbrush can make things easier for you.
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