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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yigal Prilutsky
19 years experience Dentistry
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 ... Read More
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
More effective: The action of the bristles on your teeth and gums disrupts the bacterial colonies better than your manual brushing.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
54 years experience Dentistry
User beware: Both are excellent if used properly so is old fashion tooth brushing with a soft brush.
Dr. Thomas Marxen
35 years experience Periodontics
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 yo ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Smith
21 years experience Dentistry
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 sonicar ... Read More
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Dr. Ashish Naik
15 years experience General Practice
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 consi ... Read More
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Dr. Peter Certo
28 years experience Dentistry
They : They are definitely not a fad. I personally use sonicare diamond clean. Depending on your dexterity, a manual toothbrush may not do a good enough job ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Calvert
35 years experience Dentistry
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. Th ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
37 years experience Dentistry
See below: Use any toothbrush at a 45 degree angle at the interface between the tooth and gum and speak to your dentist about the new technique for recession, ca ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Vendelis
53 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Until i started useing the electric myself i thought the manuel was as good. But it is not. The electric is much more effective.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Every electric: toothbrush manufacturer (except the "throw away" types) has attachments with various bristle degrees of hardness/softness.. Problem is you generally h ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Comisi
37 years experience Dentistry
Either: If taken proper care of either is perfectly hygienic.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
It does: The key with any toothbrush is consistency. Make sure you use it regularly and diligently around the areas where it's indicated. It'll never replace f ... Read More
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