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The Clinical Effectiveness of a Novel Power Toothbrush and Its Impact on Oral Health

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The Clinical Effectiveness of a Novel Power Toothbrush and Its Impact on Oral Health

Aaron R Biesbrock et al. J Contemp Dent Pract.

Abstract

This review details the invention and clinical testing of a new power toothbrush designed to provide a low cost, effective toothbrush, which has a combination of a round oscillating head in conjunction with fixed bristles. The data demonstrate this power toothbrush (Crest SpinBrush) is an effective cleaning toothbrush with respect to plaque removal. Four independent 4-period crossover studies, where subjects used each brush twice, have demonstrated that brushing with this power toothbrush results in 10-40% greater plaque removal relative to a series of control manual toothbrushes. Separate research has confirmed that adults and children tend to brush longer, 35.8% and 38.3% respectively, when using this power toothbrush relative to manual toothbrushes. In addition, it has been shown to be superior to a battery-powered toothbrush (Colgate ActiBrush) in two independent studies and has demonstrated comparable efficacy to a leading powered toothbrush (Oral-B Ultra Plaque Remover). In parallel, this power toothbrush has also been shown to be safe relative to manual and power toothbrushes.

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