Risk of Electric Toothbrushes

Risk of Electric ToothbrushesRisk of Electric Toothbrushes

Using substandard electric toothbrushes can increase the risk of dental diseases like receding gums, said Dr. Siavash Savadi Oskuee, a member of Iranian Academy of Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry on Wednesday.

“Most of the electric toothbrush brands available in the domestic market are substandard,” Salamat News website quoted him as saying.

However, the high-quality brushes although expensive, may be a better option than the commonly used manual toothbrushes for people with physical disability or the elderly, he added.  On average, every Iranian has more than two decayed, missing and filled teeth (DMF) while the global average is 1.8.


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