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Using an Evidence-based Approach to Making Patient Recommendations for Power Toothbrushes
Clinical Evidence of Gentleness/Safety

Course Author(s): Lesley McGovern Kupiec, RDH, MSDH; Jane L. Forrest, EdD, BSDH

Clinical Evidence of Gentleness/Safety

Tooth wear is becoming a greater issue as life expectancy is increasing and teeth are retained in the oral cavity longer.43 Exposed dentin as a result of receding gums is not esthetically pleasant but may also lead to sensitivity and root caries. The propensity of a given toothbrush and/or brushing technique to contribute to abrasion and gingival recession is therefore a concern.