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what is better to use: a manual or battery powered toothbrush?

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Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 11 years experience
Either: Any toothbrush that you will use consistently 3 times a day is the best toothbrush for you.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Do battery toothbrushes work better than regular?

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Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 11 years experience
Depends: Any toothbrush that you use 3 times a day is the best toothbrush. Having said that, phillips sonicare power toothbrush is the best electric toothbrush on the market. The ultrasonic technology is amazing. I use one myself once a day and use my regular toothbrush the other two times.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Which is better --- a manual toothbrush or battery operated?

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Dr. Yigal Prilutsky
Dentistry 20 years experience
Both: Any brush is good if used regularly and correctly. Most dentists recommend choosing a soft-bristled brush if you are using a manual brush. With power brushes one must take extra care not to be too aggressive, as the bristles tend to be hard. A power brush should only be guided and not leaned on. Try both and see which one works best for you. Just remember to floss as well!
A 39-year-old member asked:

I bought 2 oral b battery operated toothbrushes. What is the proper care for a battery operated toothbrush?

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Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Synanswered
Dentistry 38 years experience
Manage the batteries: If you use the toothbrushes everyday, you obviously will need the batteries to be fresh in order for them to function. You might consider a plug in, induction charging unit to save on cost of batteries. I like the battery ones for travel. Its always a good idea to take the batteries out of the toothbrush if you only use it for travel and they are stored for long times without use.

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