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Giving patients the 'heads up'

Worn toothbrushes remove less plaque. With Oral-B power toothbrushes, it is a combination of the head and handle configuration, which work in perfect synergy, to give the user the ultimate clean. The small round head mimics the action used in dental prophylaxis as it gently contours each tooth.


Convincing patients to change their toothbrush head regularly is not an easy task and can be a sensitive subject. Oral-B has launched a new brush head, called CleanMaximiser, which indicates when users should buy a replacement. Following dental professional recommendation, the bristles will change colour from green to yellow after three months of use, indicating it is time for a new brush head. The CleanMaximiser refills are compatible with all Oral-B models except the Pulsonic and iO.

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Giving patients the 'heads up'. Br Dent J 230, 680 (2021).

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