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How should I choose an electric toothbrush?

You can pay a lot for an electric brush with all the bells and whistles, including sensors that stop the brush from pulsating if you brush too hard, multiple settings (including massage), and timers that signal when your brush time is up. Or you can go with a bare-bones variety and save some bucks. Whatever you choose, know this: motion matters. An oscillating, rotating power brush is a bit better at plaque removal than a side-to-side vibrating one.

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