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Could Your Electric Toothbrush Be Doing More Harm Than Good?

On Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to consumers about the battery-powered Arm & Hammer Spinbrush, formerly known as the Crest Spinbrush before 2009. The agency said it had received reports of parts of the toothbrush breaking off at high speeds during use, resulting in chipped or broken teeth, choking hazards, swallowed pieces, cut gums and injuries to face and eyes.