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What are the advantages of powered toothbrush for your dental care?

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Powered toothbrushes may be a better choice than a manual one if you:

Over time, powered toothbrushes may do a better job of removing plaque if you have periodontal disease. They also work well to remove or reduce stains on teeth.

  • Have a medical condition like arthritis that makes it hard to use your hand
  • Are elderly
  • Are physically challenged
  • Have misaligned teeth or teeth with uneven surfaces
  • Have braces and other orthodontic appliances

From: Your Guide to Dental Care Products WebMD Medical Reference

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American Dental Association.

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Reviewed by Michael Friedman on January 25, 2017

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American Dental Association.

Oral B.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on January 25, 2017

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