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Battery-Operated/Electric toothbrush better than a regular one?

By July 23, 2008 - 2:23pm
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I am wondering if an electric or battery operated toothbrush is better than a regular one. I have used both and don't seem to notice much difference except I tend to brush longer when using the battery operated one, which is probably a good thing.

Does anyone have a preference or an opinion?

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If you scan the shelves of toothbrushes at the store, you'll probably see some battery operated models with 2 minute timers. That seems to be the accepted optimal length of time, proposed by whom, I'm not certain, as I couldn't find anything definite at the ADA.

Personally, I prefer my powered brush because my teeth look and feel cleaner.

Brushing too long, whether manually or with a powered brush, could damage your gums. So, you need to be careful.

Too long brushing your teeth damages enamel and gums

FAQs: Cleaning Your Teeth and Gums (Oral Hygiene) - ADA

Brushing and Flossing By Chris Woolston, CONSUMER HEALTH INTERACTIVE

July 23, 2008 - 7:21pm
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