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Meta-analysis on the effectiveness of powered toothbrushes for orthodontic patients.
Reference: Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2008 Feb;133(2):187.e1-14.
Abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18249278

Manual versus powered toothbrushing for oral health.
Reference: Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2005 Apr 18;(2):CD002281.
Abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15846633

A systematic review of powered vs manual toothbrushes in periodontal cause-related therapy.
Reference: J Clin Periodontol. 2002;29 Suppl 3:39-54; discussion 90-1.
Abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12787206

Safety of oscillating-rotating powered brushes compared to manual toothbrushes: a systematic review.
Reference: J Periodontol. 2011 Jan;82(1):5-24.
Abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20831367

[Evaluation of the efficacy of powered and manual toothbrushes in preventing oral diseases (Systematic review with meta-analysis)].
Reference: Fogorv Sz. 2016 Mar;109(1):3-22.
Abstract: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27188156

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Evidence not strong enough to advocate powered toothbrushes over manual for orthodontic patients.
Reference: Evid Based Dent. 2008;9(3):78.
Abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18927567

Extent and quality of systematic review evidence related to minimum intervention in dentistry: essential oils, powered toothbrushes, triclosan, xylitol
Reference: Int Dent J 2011; 61: 179-92.
Abstract: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1875-595X.2011.00055.x/abstract

The safety of oscillating-rotating powered toothbrushes
Reference: Evidence-Based Dentistry (2011) 12, 69
Abstract: http://0-www.nature.com.innopac.wits.ac.za/ebd/journal/v12/n3/abs/6400804a.html

There is no Difference with Regard to Hard and/or Soft Tissue Safety Between Oscillating-Rotating Powered Brushes and Manual Toothbrushes
Reference: Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice Volume 11, Issue 4 , Pages 168-170, December 2011
Abstract: http://www.jebdp.com/article/S1532-3382%2811%2900125-4/abstract?elsca1=etoc&elsca2=email&elsca3=1532-3382_201112_11_4&elsca4=dental

Systematic Review Updates

Powered versus manual toothbrushing for oral health.
Reference: Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Jun 17;(6):CD002281.
Abstract: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24934383

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