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Dec 29, 2012
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Electric toothbrush?

After failed root canal, tooth extraction - wondering if I should get an electric toothbrush. Do you brush manually or use an electric toothbrush? If yes, is it worth the money and which one do you use?
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Oct 4, 2018
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my first electric toothbrush was Braun Oran B professional care. then i switch to Philips Sonicare that works better for me wait for sale.
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Dec 29, 2012
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Which Sonicare model is "adequate"? I see they range from $40 to $350 ....
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Jan 6, 2011
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My dentist recommended sonicare. And you can find replacement brushheads online for fraction.

If you floss by the meals and floss daily, you don't need it. If your dominant hand is causing your enamel to wear excessively, it would be recommended. For most folks, it's a good fail safe. I use it daily prior sleep.

There's no benefits for allowing the bad stuff to linger, go into your blood stream, attack your heart and causing premature failure.
Oct 12, 2010
67 posts
If you floss every night, clean your teeth twice a year, I don't see the need for a fancy tooth brush. I have the oral B electric tooth brush, i think everyone should use it lol, saves so much time and I am too lazy to brush without one now.
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Oct 5, 2008
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my father in law and sister in law are both dentists, they both recommend Sonicare.
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Dec 11, 2008
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I use an electric toothbrush and love it. Easier for my being lazy. But I also floss every day as well and that is more important IMO.
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Mar 24, 2015
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My husband and I share the same electric toothbrush. We just change the detachable brush. There's a colour band at the bottom, pink for me, blue for him, so we don't end up using the other's brush.
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Mar 10, 2005
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Oral B electric + floss
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Jul 26, 2004
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Probably lacking something with your brushing technique or dental hygiene routine. Perhaps have your dentist or hygienist go over some basic brushing techniques on your next appointments. Obviously electric toothbrush will clean better, but you still gotta place it in the right spots and know how to use it. IMO, if you can use a manual toothbrush well.. you can use a electric tooth brush well... but if you cant use manual one well, moving up to electric will be same thing... and yes.. floss is important !
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Sep 27, 2010
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I use Philips sonicare, I think it's called Essence. It's basically the cheapest one you can get it for $30 when it's on sale. Sometimes people sell brand new ones sealed in the box on kijiji or craigslist. I buy off-brand replacement heads from amazon so it's pretty cheap. For me it made a huge difference because the timer forces you to brush for at least 2 minutes.
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Nov 29, 2017
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Lazy manual brusher but good teeth so I’ve been using an oral b electric for over 10 years. I buy replacement brush heads at Costco
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beamme wrote:
Oct 7th, 2018 3:42 pm
my first electric toothbrush was Braun Oran B professional care. then i switch to Philips Sonicare that works better for me wait for sale.
What was the difference? These companies are increasingly introducing new marketing gimmicks for simple things like brushing our teeth; something we've done for thousands of years. Like the name may suggests, they probably advertise them as sending small sonic waves to break up tartar and all that jazz. Erm, by virtue of the motion, some vibration will occur anyway so they just came up with a fancy name and claimed something that was already there.

Try using a regiment of flossing, waterpik and very soft brissels.
Oct 3, 2017
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I tried both Oral B and Sonicare and much prefer the Sonicare. I read somewhere that the aftermarket brush heads can hurt your gums. Costco has best price on Brush heads. I don't change the brush heads when the blue strip (wear indicator) wears out. Seems to wear out in a few weeks, I replace the head well after 3 months.
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Dec 1, 2016
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I tried botth sonicare and Oral B pro. I bought Oral B because it got better review but actually I myself find sonicare is better. And sonicare is much cheaper .