Choosing Your Brush

Your top providers of general dentistry in Mentor OH have trays and cabinets full of amazing dental tools to help maintain and treat your amazing smile. Did you know that you may have one of the most powerful ones at-home though? Your toothbrush plays as significant a role as any scaler, retractor or other tool we may have access to in our office.

But selecting the right at-home tool for you is not always easy, we know.

So, in order to help you choose your next toothbrush, amongst the hundreds of considerations to make, today we will be comparing and contrasting electric and manual toothbrushes for your benefit!


Available in a wide variety of colors, sizes and from different companies.

Cheap to buy, and replace.

Highly portable.

Require a specific amount of time and technique to be useful.


Overall less “customizable,” or vibrant and varied in appearance.

More expensive to purchase or replace parts on/in.

Requires batteries or a charger/cable, so not as easy to transport always.

Requires less effort to get a higher efficient cleaning achieved.

Where the style points can definitely go towards manual brushes, which can definitely appeal to a younger age group more, efficiency leans in the way of electric toothbrushes. You can simply place an electric toothbrush in place and have it do a majority of the work for you. Not to mention, many of these now have built-in two minute timers that go off whenever you can stop brushing.

Whatever brush you decide upon, if you feel your regimen may need some work, feel free to ask your top providers of general dentistry in Mentor OH at Erieview Dental for a demo or some advice the next time you have an appointment!

You can schedule one of these appointments by calling our office today at (440) 357-1222.