There is no Difference with Regard to Hard and/or Soft Tissue Safety Between Oscillating-Rotating Powered Brushes and Manual Toothbrushes

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Article Title and Bibliographic Information

Safety of oscillating-rotating powered brushes compared to manual toothbrushes: a systematic review.

Article Title and Bibliographic Information

Van der Weijden FA, Campbell SL, Dörfer CE, González-Cabezas C, Slot DE.

Article Title and Bibliographic Information

J Periodontol 2011;82(1):5–24.


Nada J. Farsi, BDS, MSc, Belinda Nicolau, DDS, PhD


To compare the soft and/or hard tissue safety between manual and oscillating-rotating brushes through a systematic review of the pertinent literature

Source of Funding

Industry (Procter & Gamble)

Type of Study/Design

Systematic review

Level of Evidence

Level 1: Good-quality, patient-oriented evidence

Strength of Recommendation Grade

Grade A: Consistent, good-quality patient-oriented evidence

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