Philips toothbrush recommended for preventing emergency dentistry
A clinical study has seen a group of scientists recommend a power toothbrush in helping patients to prevent emergency dentistry.
Researchers from the University of North Carolina tested the Philips Sonicare power toothbrush to see if it lived up to its claims on beating plaque and helping with periodontitis, Dentistry.co.uk reports.
It was discovered that the tool not only cleaned teeth and reduced gingivitis, but also improved gums and could halt gingival bleeding within four weeks.
This was significantly better than the results for the manual toothbrush in the same tests.
Dr Joerg Strate from Philips said the toothbrush is a response to the changing needs in oral healthcare.
"Beyond plaque removal … these products help patients to successfully address their oral care needs, even if they are suffering from a compromised situation or particular treatment conditions," he added.
Earlier this month, the British Dental Health Foundation also recommended the Oral-B oscillating-rotating power toothbrush, Dentistry.co.uk reported.