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PostSubject: Electric toothbrushes - anyone here use them?   Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:50 pm

It was brought home to me recently that I should consider the use of an electric toothbrush, as my semi-annual cleaning revealed that I had much plaque which could have been removed significantly by the regular use of this.

What is your experience, and are they a good investment?

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PostSubject: Re: Electric toothbrushes - anyone here use them?   Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:58 pm

I have been using a Oral B for several years. Works great, but using a Water Pic flushes out all the stuff from between the teeth. As you noted, a toothbrush only knocks off the stuff on the front surface.

The oscillating motion of the Oral B provides much more scrubbing action than a human powered stroke.
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PostSubject: Re: Electric toothbrushes - anyone here use them?   Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:02 pm

Naw, when I brush I use a mix of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide I whip up on demand like my shaving cream soap. Not that tasty, but it encourages expediency. What the brush might miss the bubbles blast out.
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PostSubject: Re: Electric toothbrushes - anyone here use them?   Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:30 pm

I am a fan. †I have always had major dental issues, with gum disease, cavities, root canals, extractions, etc... I switched to a SonicCare several years ago and have no major issues since. †I always dread going to the dentist, and I am always shocked (and relieved) when I get a favorable report. †I can only assume that this is likely because of the siwth to the SonicCare that my dentist recommended years ago. †They do take a bit of getting used to, but now I could never imagine going back to a regular toothbrush. †Take it or leave it...Just my 2 cents.

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PostSubject: Re: Electric toothbrushes - anyone here use them?   Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:37 pm

Floss, first. A manual brush is okay (two minutes at least) twice a day. An electric is okay, too. You should use a soft brush, but keep it fresh. It shouldnít look like a caterpillar on a stick. A mouth rinse afterward might be worth the extra trouble.
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PostSubject: Re: Electric toothbrushes - anyone here use them?   Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:53 pm

I use Oral B electric tooth brush. The one with the round head works best for me. I also floss and use mouthwash.
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PostSubject: Re: Electric toothbrushes - anyone here use them?   Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:19 am

Nothing works like proper daily flossing, my dentist told me. Lots of people do it wrong, if at all. After a while you get good at it. The idea is to gently scrape below the gum line. Plaque is gummy crap and you need something that deals directly with it. I swear I can tell whether someone flosses by their breath. Further elaboration unnecessary.
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PostSubject: Re: Electric toothbrushes - anyone here use them?   Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:42 am

I used to use an electric toothbrush here and there. Now all I use is all natural toothpaste and a Toms of Maine Medium Toothbrush. Just had a dentist tell me all is dang near perfect after three years of dodging a dental office. The only issue is one of the two fillings Iíve had in my life (both when I was much younger) has chipped and they want to refill it even though there is no additional damage. I should also mention I use some Thieves essential oil either right on my tooth brush or diluted in warm water for a rinse, and I oil pull with coconut oil for 15 minutes four to five times a week. I also agree with flossing even though I canít seem to get myself to do it twice a day.

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PostSubject: Re: Electric toothbrushes - anyone here use them?   Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:22 am

When I opened this thread, I thought I was going to read about some great, new techniques for using an electric toothbrush for pipe maintenance and cleaning. You know, tar removal on scorched and dirty bowl rims, cleaning deeply rusticated surfaces, etc. But it was just about dental/oral hygiene.....

Teeth, IMO are arguably one of the most poorly designed survival features that have evolved in mammals. They rot, erode, wear away, break, chip, get infected, impact the health, are not replaced when damaged/lost...and the list goes on and on. The original designer could have come up with something better, I think, and far more practical. But they say there's a reason for everything.

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PostSubject: Re: Electric toothbrushes - anyone here use them?   Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:47 am

I use everything. Sonic electric brush. Reduces moss and plaque 2 - 3 times better than a manual brush. Replace the brush head on schedule. It makes a difference. Water Pic...Water Flosser...whatever you call it...great for between teeth. Love mine. Also use a good rinse. Helps reduce how much sticks to the enamel, etc. Also use a baking soda/peroxide toothpaste. Peroxi-Care by Arm & Hammer. I get really good check ups with minimal scraping by the tech.


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PostSubject: Re: Electric toothbrushes - anyone here use them?   Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:07 pm

Anothere vote for Oral B. Highly recommended Rande.
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PostSubject: Re: Electric toothbrushes - anyone here use them?   Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:39 pm

Appreciate the feedback brothers. Most helpful. Looks like it's down to Sonic or Oral B then. I'll be looking at the cost comparison and making a decision.

I brush and floss daily, but apparently it's not keeping up well enough with the plaque build-up. Need to step up my game.

Keep the comments coming.

Very Happy


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PostSubject: Re: Electric toothbrushes - anyone here use them?   Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:02 pm

SonicCare for me, plus I use a regular brush also. A&H Peroxi-Care toothpaste (peroxide and baking soda) pairs well with both brushes. I also "swish" with diluted hydrogen peroxide. Regular applications of Gin Martinis, and/or whisky/ey neat or with a bit of water does a wondrous job of killing oral germs!!! Razz Razz cheers FTRPLT
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PostSubject: Re: Electric toothbrushes - anyone here use them?   Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:14 pm

I have used one for a few years. They will, in the long term, damage your tooth enamel and reduce your gum line. That matters when you get old - like me. Razz
I have been using the Oral-B Crossaction Pro Health for years and my teeth are just dandy since then.



Notice the white rubber bristles on the side? Don't buy anything else, they do the best job.
I have refused to buy anything else for at least 10 years now. The best ever toothbrush on the market, IMHO.
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PostSubject: Re: Electric toothbrushes - anyone here use them?   Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:30 pm

You knew you were going to get all highly personal preferences didn't you?...lol
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PostSubject: Re: Electric toothbrushes - anyone here use them?   Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:34 pm

hobie1dog wrote:
You knew you were going to get all highly personal preferences didn't you?...lol


BLUE! It has to be a BLUE toothbrush!

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PostSubject: Re: Electric toothbrushes - anyone here use them?   Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:58 pm

Sonicare is what I go with. Great system.
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PostSubject: Re: Electric toothbrushes - anyone here use them?   Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:33 pm

Jevverrett wrote:
Sonicare is what I go with. Great system.

Mos' def! Me too.

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PostSubject: Re: Electric toothbrushes - anyone here use them?   Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:07 pm

Looks like this is the front runner right now-



Amazon has it for about $74 w/free shipping. I figure I might as well get the water flosser along with the brush for a complete package. The local store has it for $99, so this is a pretty good savings.


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PostSubject: Re: Electric toothbrushes - anyone here use them?   Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:23 pm

Pulled the trigger on this one today-



$69.23 at Amazon with free shipping. Add about $5 tax and it's delivered for ~ $75. Not too shabby sez me! I'll get in some of that A&H baking soda/peroxide toothpaste recommended here and give that a whirl.

Should have this in a week or so. I'm sure there'll be a learning curve, but am looking forward to less intense professional cleaning sessions. My Dentist has been recommending one of these for years now. Guess I'm a little slow off the mark!

Thanks for the input everyone.

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PostSubject: Re: Electric toothbrushes - anyone here use them?   Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:30 pm

Whoo-Hoo, just took delivery. So now on to learning how to use it properly!

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