Electric VS Traditional: Toothbrushes and Floss

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Research shows that electric toothbrushes–like an Oral-B oscillating-rotating electric toothbrush–consistently reduce plaque and gingivitis more effectively than a manual toothbrush in both the short-and-long term.

The main benefits to an electric toothbrush are:

  • Consistent power delivery for a dentist like clean
  • Can remove up to 100% more plaque than a manual brush
  • Reduces tooth decay and improves gum health
  • Can help eliminate bad breath
  • Timers and pacers to encourage a 2 minute clean
  • Various cleaning modes
  • Different brush heads – Differing styles to achieve differing results
  • Fading bristles – Reminding you when to change your brush head
  • Value added features – Travel cases, apps & more
  • Fun and engaging – Reduces the boredom to ensure a proper clean
  • Internal or removable batteries – 5 days to 6 months battery life
  • Relatively low lifetime cost
  • Confidence – Cleaner, healthier teeth boost your self satisfaction

1. Yaacob M, et al.,. Powered versus manual toothbrushing for oral health.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014

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