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What's the difference between sonic and electric toothbrushes?

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Sonic toothbrushes make 30,000 and 40,000 brush strokes per minute, compared with about 3,000 and 7,500 strokes per minute with electric ones and 300 per minute if you brush by hand.

The bristles on sonic brushes rotate back and forth, the way dentists recommend. Electric brushes come in different designs, but most have bristles that spin. Only sonic brushes can claim to direct fluid between teeth and below the gum line to remove plaque. Some electric ones also rotate and pulse to get rid of plaque.

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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