Should I use an electric toothbrush with diabetes?

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It really does not matter what type of toothbrush you have as long as you use it!

However, choose a brush with a short head and comfortable handle. Brushing your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes last thing at nigh and after breakfast is what's important for good oral hygiene care with diabetes. A battery operated toothbrush or electric toothbrush for oral hygiene is fine. If you have problems with arthritis or strength limitations that hinder your ability to hold a toothbrush, the electric or battery operated brush may be useful. Still, you don't have to spend a lot of money to get a good tooth brush that helps remove plaque from the teeth so that you can avoid serious dental problems with diabetes.

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