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Do battery toothbrushes work better than regular?

Do battery toothbrushes work better than regular?

Studies say no: A properly used toothbrush will perform equally good as an electric brush. That being said, an electric toothbrush aimed properly is likely easier to use for some patients, especially those with dexterity problems. A good three minute brush, 2-3 times a day, that covers all of the tooth surfaces and the gums is sufficient. There is no magic in an electric toothbrush, it is about aiming properl. ...Read more

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Is a vibrating toothbrush effective?

Is a vibrating toothbrush effective?

Yes if used properly: Electric or vibrating toothbrushes can be very effective, but are not magic. They must be used properly in order to work. They will not clean any areas that they do not reach, so you must make sure to move them slowly and gently across all the surfaces of your teeth. ...Read more

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Can toothbrush bristles get harder or softer with use?

Agree and ...: Worn toothbrushes tend to fray & tangle at the bristle ends, thus are less effective. If it looks worn, it's time for a new soft never hard bristle toothbrush. ...Read more

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How long should you change your toothbrush? every 3 months? its been 4 months and i just changed my toothbrush, is it ok?

How long should you change your toothbrush? every 3 months? its been 4 months and i just changed my toothbrush, is it ok?

Yes,It's ok.: Replace your toothbrush about every 3 to 4 months, or when it shows signs of wear. Frayed bristles will not clean the teeth and gums adequately. Toss toothbrushes after illness. ...Read more

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Colgate sells a toothbrush that has a soft seal on the back which is easy to break when they put it on the shelfs. is this toothbrush safe to use?

Colgate sells a toothbrush that has a soft seal on the back which is easy to break when they put it on the shelfs. is this toothbrush safe to use?

Safety: For safety's sake never purchase a product if the package integrity has been compromised. Chance of tampering extremely low, but present item with broken packaging to store staff. They will want to remove it from sale. ...Read more

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How bad is it to use someone else's toothbrush? Even if this person is your significant other?

How bad is it to use someone else's toothbrush? Even if this person is your significant other?

Try to avoid: if they have periodontal disease there is possibility you can get some of these disease causing bacteria With brushing you are depositing these bacteria right into your gums Don't share ...Read more

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Are electric toothbrushes more effective than normal ones?

Are electric toothbrushes more effective than normal ones?

Depends: With any toothbrush, the key is consistency and proper technique. Don't be fooled into thinking that an electric toothbrush will do the job for you, you still have to make sure to get to all your teeth and all the surfaces. A manual toothbrush used properly can be just as good. ...Read more

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How often should you get a new toothbrush?

How often should you get a new toothbrush?

New tooothbrushes: Replace your toothbrush every 3-6 months depending upon wear and also after colds, flu, etc. ...Read more

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