Is an electric toothbrush better than manual? My dentist wasn’t so convinced and said it can cause gum recession?


A systematic review is the highest level of scientific evidence because it pulls together the results hundreds of other robust clinical trials and gives us as firm a conclusion as feasible.

This study assessed 454 papers and found that there was evidence that oscillating-rotating brushes were more effective than manual brushes at plaque removal.

However. Like everything of this nature, it depends on how effective the person who is holding it is!

If you scrub like the Incredible Hulk with your shoulders and biceps you will of course cause gum recession due to excess friction.

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