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The Ultimate Electric Toothbrush Quiz
by Staff
Is it time you gave your old toothbrush the brush-off? Electric toothbrushes are available in a range of prices and with features to complement -- or correct -- your brushing behavior. Take our quiz to see how much you know about them.

What are the three types of toothbrushes on the market?

  • electric, manual and sonic
  • electric, manual and battery-powered
  • electric, battery-powered and traditional

How long does the average American brush his teeth?

  • 30 seconds to a minute
  • 1.5 minutes
  • 3 minutes

How long do dentists recommend that you brush your teeth, no matter what kind of toothbrush you use?

  • 2 minutes
  • 3 minutes
  • 4 minutes

What feature is NOT found on any electric toothbrush?

  • sensors that automatically reduce power if you're brushing too hard
  • gum massage mode
  • a spray of bleach to whiten teeth as you brush

What percentage of people Americans say they improved their oral hygiene by using an electric toothbrush?

  • more than 50 percent
  • about 65 percent
  • more than 80 percent

During the recommended 2-minute teethbrushing session, how will an electric toothbrush clean your teeth more efficiently than a manual toothbrush?

  • Electric toothbrushes produce more brushstrokes per minute than manuals.
  • Electric toothbrushes knock loose more food particles from in between your teeth.
  • You can reach all the areas of your mouth faster with an electric toothbrush.

Electric toothbrushes are easier for which groups of people to use?

  • teens and adults
  • children with vision problems
  • people with mobility and dexterity challenges

How often do you need to change brush heads on electric toothbrushes?

  • 3 months to 6 months
  • 6 months to 9 months
  • annually

Worn toothbrush bristles lose what percentage of their cleaning ability?

  • 50 percent
  • 65 percent
  • 80 percent

How much should you expect to spend on an electric toothbrush?

  • at least $20
  • at least $50
  • at least $75