We are now recommending the Philips Sonicare electric toothbrush as probably the best of its type on the market today.

In the past we’ve only been suggesting the Interplak type electric brush, but new data suggest this is now our number two recommendation in terms of effectiveness, convenience and reliability.

We’ve come to this decision after reading a lot of the literature and testing the brush for several years.

Are other electric brushes OK? It’s hard to comment at this time, since many have not taken the trouble to do the university testing that Interplak and nowSonicare have.

But the bottom line is that, no matter how well you brush, it’s not enough to fully protect against cavities and gum disease.

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