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Powered Toothbrushes: Are They Worth the Extra Bucks?

Are you completely aware of the importance of good oral hygiene?

Heart disease, diabetes and some other diseases are major risk factors for the advancement of gum disease.
The latest studies show that powered toothbrushes are far more superior in removing plaque than manual toothbrushes.

At Kuljic DDS & Team, we see this difference on thousands of our patients that are seen in our practice on annual basis.
We recommend rechargeable toothbrushes over the ones with replaceable batteries since it is our observation that patients who switched from manual to battery-free powered toothbrushes show a much better treatment outcome after initial periodontal therapy (gum therapy).

We recommend you choose a powered toothbrush. It is equally important to brush your teeth correctly and choose the least abrasive kinds of toothpaste. Damage to the teeth comes from highly abrasive toothpastes and poor dietary practices.
Your teeth do not have to be scrubbed, they just need to be gently brushed with soft bristled brush and flossed properly.

To ensure your toothbrush has undergone rigorous quality control tests for cleaning effectiveness and safety, feel free to ask us for our recommendation or look for toothbrushes that have earned the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Approval. If you have questions on proper brushing and flossing techniques, we are always happy to review this with you at your visit.

J Clin Dent. 2014;25(2):1-5.
Comparative plaque removal efficacy of two new powered toothbrushes and a manual toothbrush.
Ghassemi A, Vorwerk L, Hooper W, Patel V, Milleman JL, Milleman KR.