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Do electric toothbrushes loosen implants?

I have dental implants and want to use an electric toothbrush. Do electric toothbrushes loosen implants?

6 Answers

Possibly yes.
That is a good question. Electronic toothbrushes do not loosen or harm dental implants. Just remember to use a toothbrush that has soft bristles and apply light pressure. This is recommended for all teeth, natural and implants.
Absolutely, no. If you loosen implants with a toothbrush, there was some problem already with the implant. You need to see a dentist ASAP.
An electric toothbrush is almost always the better option, compared to a manual toothbrush when it comes to cleaning your teeth. The vibration and other physical action of a good, quality electric toothbrush would not harm a natural tooth or an implant. If a tooth or implant is becoming loose, that is an indication of an underlying concern and you should see your dentist immediately for an evaluation.
Electric toothbrushes are great tools for improved oral hygiene. They will not loosen dental implants if used properly. Talk with your dental provider if you have further concerns about this