What is Electric Toothbrush?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Assistive Technology

An electric toothbrush is a toothbrush that uses electric power to move the brush head, normally in an oscillating pattern, though electric toothbrushes are often called 'rotary' toothbrushes.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Stiffness/spasticity 4 1
Weakness in hands 4 1
General health 3 0
Weakness in arm(s) 3 1
Weakness in right hand 2 0
Bruxism (teeth grinding) 1 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Electric Toothbrush

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Electric Toothbrush

Dosage Patients
daily 6

Duration

Currently using Electric Toothbrush

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
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2 patient evaluations for Electric Toothbrush

Jul 29, 2012 (Started Mar 10, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for yellow teeth)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for teeth chattering)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bruxism (teeth grinding))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sensitivity of teeth)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for weakness in hands)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for weakness in arm(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
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  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 30, 2009 (Started Sep 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for intention tremor)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: great tool !!

  • 0 helpful marks
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