Is electric toothbrush better than manual for removing plaque?

Easier. It definately makes it easier to remove the plaque. The mouth feel after using one is actually encouraging enough to make you want to brush mor consistently.
Yes and no. It really depends on how you look at. It is possible to brush your teeth as effectively as battery powered brushes, however, brushes like the sonicare do most of the work for you. Plus, they can motivate you to brush more regularly than a with a standard toothbrush, which is always better in my book.

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Is an electric toothbrush enough for plaque or do I need a waterpik too?

TEnter an answer sum. The toothbrush only gets the outside surfaces. You need to clean between your teeth where most tooth decay and gum disease start a water-pik alone wont help as much. Use dental floss or a small brush that fits between your teeth commonly known as an interproximal brush. Read more...
Floss. Flossing may be the best, but if you are not going to do that, then a waterpik is a good choice. Read more...
Two essentials. In order to clean your teeth completely you must use two things. One- a toothbrush ; two-dental floss. Although i personally find an electric tooth brush works better for me, it is not essential. Nothing replaces the proper use of dental floss for cleaning in-between your teeth although there are some close alternatives for special situations. A waterpik does not remove plaque! (only food debris). Read more...

Dentists--please tell us your preferred electric toothbrushes for people with plaque. Also any nonelectric toothbrush for people with grip challenges?

Electric vs manual. Sonicare or braun oral b are in my opinion the better powered brushes. They are also far better for patients with dexterity problems. Stroke victims, cp, all need the extra movements that these can provide. Read more...
Sonicare. Most of our staff use these happily. One way to make gripping a manual toothbrush easier is to drill a hole in a tennis ball and insert the brush handle tightly into it. Arthritic hands find that much easier than gripping a small handle. Read more...

Is a waterpik or electric toothbrush better?

User beware. Both are excellent if used properly so is old fashion tooth brushing with a soft brush. Read more...
Thanks for asking! I prefer the electric vibrating tooth brush over the waterpic. Whatever does the best job in your hands of mechanically removing the plaque around your teeth. Try getting a chewable disclosing tablet from your dentist and you can compare which does the best job removing the plaque. Read more...

Should I just get a electric toothbrush or waterpik too?

Use both. Electric toothbrush is to brush teeth on front back and the top... Where as waterpik helps to dislodhe plaque or foid in between the teeth..Would advise flossing. Read more...

Is it normal for my gums to bleed and hurt a little from using electric toothbrush?

Bleeding gums. You may have gingivitis or/and periodontal disease. Plaque is a sticky bio film that can be removed with a toothbrush, calculus is a harder and attaches itself to the tooth and root surface and needs to be removed professionally by a hygienist or dentist. See you dentist for an evaluation. Read more...
Maybe, maybe not. Without actually examining you, we cannot give you an accurate answer to your question. Gums should not bleed. It may be due to overzealous or improper use of the toothbrush, early gum problems, or more serious periodontal disease; or even other dental and\or medical problems. When was your last dental check-up and cleaning? It's best to see your dentist and find out what's going on. Read more...

Any suggestions on which electric toothbrush is better?

Depends. There are basically two types of electric toothbrushes. There is the ‘rotation-oscillation' type. Braun oral b seems to be the market leaders here. The other type are 'sonic' types. Phillips sonicare seems to lead the way here. As for which type is best, it is a personal preference. Both are effective at plaque removal. I personally would prefer the oscillation type. Read more...

What makes an electric toothbrush better than a normal one?

Ease of use. An electric or power brush is not necessarily better than a manual brush. Both types of brushes are effective if used correctly and frequently. The appeal of the power brush is its ease of use. Just remember that the use of either type of brush doesn't exempt you from having to floss! Read more...
More effective. The action of the bristles on your teeth and gums disrupts the bacterial colonies better than your manual brushing. Read more...