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How does a Spinbrush battery-powered toothbrush work?
How long should I brush my teeth using Spinbrush?
How often should I brush my teeth?
How do I clean my Spinbrush battery-powered toothbrush?
Does my Spinbrush require me to brush differently than I would with a manual toothbrush?
Can I use Spinbrush if I have braces?
Can Pro Sensitive be used on dental work?
How do I replace the batteries?
How long will my batteries last?
How long will my batteries last if I store it?
Can I replace the brush-head on my Spinbrush battery-powered toothbrush?
How often should I change my Spinbrush?
How does my Spinbrush Pro Whitening help whiten teeth?
What is SONIC?
Does SONIC really make a difference?
What is dynamic fluid action?
Are the heads replaceable?
Are the Spinbrush Pro Sensitive Replacement brush heads interchangeable with other Spinbrush Toothbrushes?
Does the ProClean SONIC Recharge brush work the same as the battery-powered ProClean SONIC?
How does the timer work on the ProClean SONIC Recharge brush?
Why are there two speeds on the ProClean SONIC Recharge brush?
Can I replace the brush-head on the ProClean SONIC Recharge brush?
How do I use the rechargeable base?
How long will the rechargeable battery last if I remove the brush from the charger?
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How does a Spinbrush battery-powered toothbrush work?

Spinbrush works with a series of gears and linkages that turn when a powered motor is switched on. This makes the round upper brush head turn back and forth (oscillate) quickly and the lower brush head move up and down (for the dual action brush heads).

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How long should I brush my teeth?

For best results, we recommend brushing your teeth for 2 minutes. Using a battery-powered toothbrush doesn't mean you can brush for less time, but it can make those 2 minutes more effective.

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How often should I brush my teeth?

Dentists recommend brushing after every meal. The ADA recommends brushing twice each day.

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How do I clean my Spinbrush battery-powered toothbrush?

For dual-head brushes such as Spinbrush ProClean and Whitening, remove the brush-head and rinse thoroughly with water after every use. Do not submerge the brush in water, the unit can be damaged.

For SONIC brushes, rinse the brush-head thoroughly with water after every use; but, do not remove the brush-head to rinse. Do not submerge the brush in water, the unit can be damaged.

And for Kid's brushes, rinse the brush-head thoroughly with water after every use. Do not submerge the brush in water, the unit can be damaged.

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Does my Spinbrush require me to brush differently than I would with a manual toothbrush?

Every Spinbrush is designed to allow you to brush as you would with any other toothbrush.

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Can I use Spinbrush if I have braces?

Electric toothbrushes can make brushing more efficient and productive. Still, it's always best to check with your orthodontist because he or she knows your braces the best.

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Can Pro Sensitive be used on dental work?

Dental Work (Bridges, Dentures, Partials, etc.) – There is no data to suggest there would be problems with the use of the Spinbrush Pro Sensitive on dental materials. The Spinbrush Pro Sensitive uses the same type of nylon bristles that virtually every toothbrush uses.

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How do I replace the batteries?

To change batteries (all except Spinbrush Swirl, ARM & HAMMER Tooth Tunes, Spinbrush Globrush, and Spinbrush Kids): Hold brush with the brush head pointing downward and bristles facing to the left. Place thumb on dimple (indent), and press firmly upward. The battery cap should snap open. Replace with fresh alkaline batteries, making sure they are inserted according to diagram.

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How long will my batteries last?

How long the batteries in your Spinbrush last depends on how you use it. If you brush for two minutes twice a day, we expect the batteries in your Spinbrush to last about four to six weeks. If water gets into the batteries area, the batteries may stop working sooner.

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How long will the batteries last if I store it?

Even after storing the Spinbrush for five years, the batteries should keep about 80% of their power. You'll want to make sure you store Spinbrush in a dry environment, at room temperature. It's best to remove the batteries if storing for a long period of time.

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Can I replace the brush-head on my Spinbrush battery-powered toothbrush?

Replacement heads are made for all Spinbrush ProClean, Pro Whitening, Pro Sensitive, ProClean Recharge, ProClean SONIC and ProClean SONIC Recharge brushes. Kid's brushes, Globrush, and Spinbrush Swirl do not have replaceable heads.

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How often should I change my Spinbrush?

Change the brush or brush-head every 3 months, or sooner if the brush is worn or parts are loose. Failure to do so could lead to brush-head breakage, generation of small parts and possible injury.

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How does my Spinbrush Pro Whitening help whiten teeth?

Spinbrush Pro Whitening has an innovative bristle design that gently polishes away stains as it cleans. Here's how it works: The oscillating head bristle is shaped like the prophy cup your dentist uses to polish your teeth. This cup-like shape holds more paste on the surface of your teeth for better cleaning. The sparkly whitening bristles also help to remove stains and plaque.

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What is SONIC?

Spinbrush ProClean SONIC delivers dynamic fluid action, driving toothpaste and water where bristles can’t reach, effectively removing plaque.

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Does Sonic really make a difference?

Spinbrush ProClean SONIC is clinically proven to remove up to 95% of plaque in hard-to-reach areas*.
*Data on file.

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What is dynamic fluid action?

The advanced technology of Spinbrush SONIC means 16,000 precision micro-sweeps per minute push water and toothpaste in between teeth for better cleaning, helping to take care of your teeth and gums.

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Are the heads replaceable?

The brush head on ProClean SONIC is replaceable. However, the dual-action brush heads for traditional Spinbrush ProClean or Pro Whitening and the Pro Sensitive precision brush heads will not fit on SONIC brushes.

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Are the Spinbrush Pro Sensitive Replacement brush heads interchangeable with other Spinbrush Toothbrushes?

Spinbrush Pro Sensitive replacement head will fit on other ARM & HAMMER Spinbrush ProClean and Pro Whitening bases. However, for optimum performance, we do not recommend using them other than on the intended base. The motor in the Pro Sensitive base runs differently to provide a gentler cleaning without irritation. Performance for each will be compromised if the replacement heads are used on a base other than as intended.

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Does the ProClean SONIC Recharge brush work the same as the battery-powered ProClean SONIC?

It has the same Sonic technology as the battery-powered ProClean SONIC, with dynamic fluid action and 16,000 precision micro-sweeps per minute. It also has the same advanced Sonic brush head design, with multi-level, plaque-removing, angled bristles for hard-to-reach places. Unlike the battery-powered ProClean SONIC, the ProClean SONIC Recharge features the Brushing Quadrant Indicator and Vibratory Pulse which tell you when to move to each quadrant of your mouth. Also, the Recharge brush offers two speeds: Maximum Clean (maximum speed) and Gentle Massage(lower speed).

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How does the timer work on the ProClean SONIC Recharge brush?

Dentists recommend you brush your teeth for two minutes every time you brush. The two-minute timer begins when brush is turned on. The Brushing Quadrant Indicator and Vibratory Pulse tell you when to move to each quadrant of your mouth. After 30 seconds, the brush will pulse and the next light on the Brushing Quadrant Indicator will light up.

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Why are there two speeds on the ProClean SONIC Recharge brush?

The brush has Maximum Clean, or maximum speed, and Gentle Massage, or lower speed. For Maximum Clean, gently press the power button one time. For Gentle Massage, press the ON button two times.

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Can I replace the brush-head on the ProClean SONIC Recharge brush?

Yes. The brush-head is replaceable. To replace the brush-head: pull the head away from the handle. Slide on the new head. Change the brush-head every 3 months, or sooner if the brush is worn or parts are loose. Failure to do so could lead to brush-head breakage, generation of small parts and possible injury.

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How do I use the rechargeable base?

Plug the charging unit into an electrical outlet. Place the brush handle in the charging unit. All four lights on the Brushing Quadrant Indicator will light up, signaling that the brush is charging. Charge your brush for approximately 30 hours prior to initial use. Do not use with any other charger. After the initial 30-hour charge, the brush can be used any time while charging.

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How long will the rechargeable battery last if I remove the brush from the charger?

After the brush is fully charged, the battery should last for five days after removal from the charging base, assuming brushing 2X per day, two minutes for each brushing. It is recommended that the handle be stored on the charging unit to maintain full power and maximize battery life. Once the battery wears down, it is not replaceable.

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