Throw out the batteries and unplug the gadgets. Regular toothbrushes and dental floss can work just as well to keep your smile healthy. Experts at the Mayo Clinic say that electric brushing and flossing devices may be easier to use for some people, but they aren't necessary for good oral hygiene.
They also looked at water irrigation devices, which use a narrow stream of water to remove food particles from between teeth. While they did remove the food, researchers say they still didn't remove the plaque that causes tooth decay. The bottom line, nothing works as well as regular brushing and teeth cleaning at the dentist's office every six months.