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ARAB DENTAL  •  ISSN 1861-8251

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ARAB DENTAL 28 (2015), No. 1     16. Apr. 2015
ARAB DENTAL 28 (2015), No. 1  (16.04.2015)

Page 26-32, Language: Arabic

Electric toothbrushes - Is there anything new?
Klocke, Astrid / Sonntag, David / Beikler, Thomas
A recent Cochrane analysis finds that electric toothbrushes reduce plaque and gingivitis statistically significantly more than manual toothbrushes, and this applies especially for oscillating rotating toothbrushes. It was also shown in more recent studies that the use of electric toothbrushes leads neither to increased gingival recession nor to increased abrasion. By monitoring the application pressure and brushing time and also possible smartphone interfaces, the toothbrushes have become more and more user-friendly and safe. Use of an electric toothbrush has a beneficial effect for nearly all patient groups; use appears less beneficial only in persons with dementia as vibrations and noises are perceived as unpleasant. On account of the growing user-friendliness and constantly increasing variety on offer, it can be expected that use of electric toothbrushes will become widespread in future.