The sonicare toothbrush has been shown to reduce plaque and gingivitis better than a manual toothbrush among orthodontic patients. The sonicare toothbrush has also been shown to reduce pocket depths in patients with periodontitis. Use of the sonicare toothbrush reduced hypersensitivity after 8 weeks of use and removed 82% of the extrinsic stain from coffee, tea, and tobacco after 4 weeks of use. It has also been shown to be as effective as or better than a manual toothbrush for reducing plaque and gingivitis around dental implants and to increase salivary flow in xerostomia patients.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Compendium of continuing education in dentistry (Jamesburg, N.J. : 1995)|
|Issue number||7 Suppl 1|
|State||Published - Jul 2002|
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