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Leaves do a good job if you are camping and cost conscious.
 
Posts: 17294 | Location: Stuck at home | Registered: January 02, 2015Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Sonicare user for - jeesh twenty years or so.

It's definitely superior to manual. Flossing at our age is also key. I actually have a waterpik also.

You only have to brush the ones you want to keep.

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I’m a Sonicare man.
 
Posts: 26966 | Location: Jerkwater, Texas | Registered: January 30, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Electric is 100% worth it. For some reason, I never brushed well despite my best efforts. Electric is easy and my cleanings are short. I have the Oral B 360.


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Sonicare, my dentist says he uses one too.

I tried the Oral-B at one point and didn't like it as well. The sonicare buzz seemed to get more of the cruft between the teeth and the gums than the Oral-B seesaw.

Biggest problem is that the toothpaste/saliva goo sneaks by the gaskets little by little until it forms a clot in the brush head. It is possible, if not easy, to get in there and clean out the mess, but it is far easier to just toss that head and slap on a new one. I'm cheap, and go the clean out route, which abrades the gaskets slightly and causes the problem to reappear more quickly the next time.
 
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Manual. Which reminds me. Time to buy a new one.


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Both. Evening, I follow up the 2 minutes with the Oral B with floss, and then the manual with a powder for a minute. I have a small round manual for behind the back molar. I'm done tasting blood during cleanings. Btw, haven't changing my OB head in over a year.
 
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I use the Colgate disposable battery powered one. A single AAA battery, 20,000 strokes a minute is better than I can do manually. Used to use the Spin Brush, but, even using two AA batteries, it's not as vigorous as the Colgate.


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I have both. Which I use for any given brushing depends on my mood.


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Retired dentist. I use a Sonicare and have for many years.
 
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I have an Oral-B 3d type 4729 that dates from 2004-5 and is still going strong. I prefer the Oral-B Floss Action brush heads.


As others have stated, the electric brushes do a better job of taking care of plaque and gum health than manual brushes do.

Updated to also mention that I have and use Shower Floss as well.

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Sonicare for me. Since I’ve been using it regularly, coupled with a waterpik, visits to the dentist have been a lot more pleasant. The hygienist always comments on how clean my teeth are. In my younger days, dentist visits were always bad, so hearing good news makes me swear by the sonicare.
 
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OralB basic electric. Started using about 10-15 years ago. My dentist thought I had started flossing again
 
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Sonicare ftw.




 
Posts: 11368 | Location: Texas | Registered: January 29, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Oral B manual for me, after breakfast and before bed. Flossing before evening effort. I'm good at brushing in various directions and using various brushing motions. Seems to work fine.
 
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The wife uses an electric, something like V-tail posted.
She likes it.

I can't use electric, I have 6 implants in my upper with a permanent appliance.
They told me not to use an electric toothbrush with implants when I got them 13 years ago.

Friday I'm having the remaining lower teeth pulled and 4 to 6 implants in the lower.
I'll end up with the same thing I have in the upper.

I brush my teeth twice a day in the shower.
I use this to water floss the gap in the upper and then the lower teeth.
Easy peasy, no mess in the sink and no refilling of the tank..

Shower Floss
 
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They told me not to use an electric toothbrush with implants

Did they give the reason? Brave search AI-generated answer says yes, it's ok.


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They told me not to use an electric toothbrush with implants

Did they give the reason? Brave search AI-generated answer says yes, it's ok.


Thank you, I'll take the advice of the oral surgeon who did my procedure over an AI search guess.
I choose to live life without AI.

Something to do with excessive vibrations while the implants were healing.

I'd rather not put a vibrator in my mouth if that's ok with you.
You feel free to choose differently..

I brush my teeth in the shower.
Don't feel an electric would be the way to go. Roll Eyes

But thanks.. Cool
 
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Sonicare for my wife and me, my dentist recommended it years ago and I like it a lot.
The small brush heads are great, I don’t think they even offer the big ones my original unit came with.
 
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Sonicare, basically same response as tomgun above. Dentists and dental assistants nod vigorously in agreement when I tell them I use the Sonicare and a Waterpik.


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