Is You Electric Toothbrush Safe?
A lot is said about the benefits of using an electric toothbrush, and millions of people around the world made their choice to use this excellent tool for their daily dental care. Positive effect of using electric toothbrushes are properly explained and scientifically proven, but what about the drawbacks? And mainly, are all electric toothbrushes safe? There are many studies and researches being carried out to find out more about the negative sides of using electric toothbrushes, and the findings of some studies bring the points for certain warnings and prohibitions. Mainly those are related to using electric toothbrushes of certain brands and manufacturers.
Thus, earlier this month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning as to using the Arm & Hammer Spinbrush electric toothbrushes from such company as Church & Dwight which are quite popular among modern children. It turned out that using these electric devices is linked to serious risks and dangers to our health and the health of our children. According to the FDA experts, there are increased choking hazards linked to using these toothbrushes, which are increased in cases when the Arm & Hammer Spinbrush toothbrushes by little children not under the supervision of their parents or other adults.
According to the FDA report, their studies have shown that by turning on such electric brushes children are exposed to high risks of popped off or broken heads of electric toothbrushes, which can go directly into the children’s mouth can cause serious cuts or wounds in gums and soft tissues inside the mouth. In addition, broken toothbrush heads can result in broken teeth and serious injuries, as well as they be swallowed and cause choking. Finally, the related traumas can be linked also to face and eye injuries leading to loss of vision, and so on.
As a response to this warning, Church & Dwight company released special safety notice that is now attached to every single electric toothbrush of theirs. It requires buyers thoroughly inspect electric toothbrushes they purchase for possible lose parts or possible related defects. The company is ready to replace faulty products immediately with the good toothbrushes. Also, the company introduced a new techniques for reminding its customers about the necessity to change electric toothbrush heads once per every three months. Since December 2011, special color-water bristles are added to the products of the Arm & Hammer Spinbrush line.