pacemaker

I bought a electric toothbrush on the directions it said check with your cardiologist to see if it is save to use it if you have a pacemaker.   Is anyone using a electric tooyh brush that has a pacemaker


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Electric Toothbrush

by pacerbear - 2018-01-13 16:55:37

Hi

Yes I have been using my electric toothbrush with no problems. I did mention I was buying one to my dentist and he didn't say it was a problem

Don't worry about pacemaker

by Gotrhythm - 2018-01-13 18:12:31

I have an Oral B electric toothbrush. It's older than my pacemaker. I've used it since day 1 with no ill effects. 

Of course, I only use it on my teeth--never the pacemaker.

Seriously, this warning is a simply CYA posted by lawyers, not medical people. Today's pacemakers are very well shielded. The fact is, it takes a very, very strong electro-magnet to have any effect on our devices. No appliance found in a home is  going to be capable of causing interference. 

But even if you did encounter some terference from a strong electromagnetid field, it wouldn't harm your pacemaker in any way.

If you're concerned as an extra precaution to be absolutely safe you only need to keep the appliance at least 6 inches away from your device.

Electric toothbrushes fine

by LondonAndy - 2018-01-14 07:26:08

I use an Oral B too, and assuming your toothbrush is battery operated rather than plugged into mains electricity (!) I am sure any electric toothbrush will be fine.

electric toothbrush

by islandgirl - 2018-01-14 14:11:20

I've been using a Sonicare brand toothbrush for years.  No problem with my pm/ICD. I'm sure with normal use it's far enough away from the device.

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You prefer rechargeable batteries.

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