Health Tip: Electric or Manual Toothbrushes

(HealthDay News) -- Both manual and electric toothbrushes can be effective for brushing your teeth, says Mayo Clinic.

For people with arthritis or other conditions that make brushing difficult, an electric toothbrush may be the better option. The bristle movement of an electric toothbrush may remove more plaque and help improve gum health.

For those using an electric toothbrush, follow the maker's instructions about when to replace the head.

Mayo emphasizes that regardless of your choice, what's most important is daily brushing and flossing.

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