Q: Are Electric Toothbrushes More Effective Than Manual Toothbrushes?

A: Yes. A manual toothbrush often misses plaque in hard-to-reach areas. Also, you’ll reach only around 300 strokes (or less) per minute with a manual toothbrush. A Sonicare toothbrush has 30,000 strokes per minute. This increase in stroke volume will help vibrate plaque and bacteria from your gums and may help keep teeth whiter.

Q: How Often Should I Change My Toothbrush?

A: Replace toothbrushes every three to four months. Consider getting a new toothbrush sooner if you have been sick, especially if the toothbrush is stored close to other toothbrushes. Look at the bristles; if they are frayed, they won’t clean teeth as thoroughly.

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