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I like my sonic toothbrush but cannot afford the brushes. What should I do?

I like my sonic toothbrush but cannot afford the brushes. What should I do?

Ask your dentist: Some dental offices offer and carry that specific brand of toothbrushes. Ask your dentist and they might be able to get you some samples. ...Read more

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What is best: sonic toothbrush, rotating toothbrush, or manual brush?

What is best:  sonic toothbrush, rotating toothbrush, or manual brush?

Sonic: All dental care can work well regardless of the device if used regularly and properly. The sonic device has been proven to be a little more effective than equivalently used other devices. But it is more expensive, a little less convenient and does not travel so well. But take care of your teeth well and they will serve you well for all of your life. ...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 the ionic toothbrush really work?

Can the ionic toothbrush really work?

Snake oil!: I have not seen a study or a juried scientific article that shows an "ionic" brush imparts any special cleaning effects. Don't waste your money! ...Read more

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How often should I replace my toothbrush?

How often should I replace my toothbrush?

New tooth brush: Replace your tooth brush when it begins to look worn and frayed. This varies depending upon the individual tooth brush, how often you brush, for how long and with how much pressure. Some toothbrushes have indicators to help you determine that. Generally every one to three months or after a cold to prevent re-infection. ...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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How often do I have to replace my toothbrush?

Every 5 or 6 months: You should replace your toothbrush every 5 or 6 months, or after you have been sick. ...Read more

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