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
How long do dentists recommend that you brush your teeth, no matter what kind of toothbrush you use?
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
Worn toothbrush bristles lose what percentage of their cleaning ability?
How much should you expect to spend on an electric toothbrush?