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Best Electric Toothbrush?

The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupinesIrvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
edited September 2010 in Moe's Stupid Technology Tavern
I have been thinking that spending a bit of cash right now on a high quality electric toothbrush instead of using 6-12 dollar disposable electrics from the grocery store will be better for long term tooth and gum health, and probably save me a bit on dentist visits. I just don't know which one I should get.

When I used to live with my parents I used to use a Sonicare and I know everybody raves about how good they are, but Philips isn't the only manufacturer on the block and am wondering if there is something better for the money out there?

So far I've seen these two recommended:

http://www.amazon.com/Philips-Sonicare-FlexCare-Rechargeable-Toothbrush/dp/B0013TVEWA/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=hpc&qid=1283214570&sr=1-4

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001IF5M9A/ref=s9_simh_gw_p364_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=03A3NXWCFZQ9WYMDQVTB&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846

I always liked the family Sonicare, but I like the idea of the Oral-B one telling me if I'm brushing too hard and when it is time to replace the heads.

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  • MetallikatMetallikat Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I have been thinking that spending a bit of cash right now on a high quality electric toothbrush instead of using 6-12 dollar disposable electrics from the grocery store will be better for long term tooth and gum health, and probably save me a bit on dentist visits. I just don't know which one I should get.

    When I used to live with my parents I used to use a Sonicare and I know everybody raves about how good they are, but Philips isn't the only manufacturer on the block and am wondering if there is something better for the money out there?

    So far I've seen these two recommended:

    http://www.amazon.com/Philips-Sonicare-FlexCare-Rechargeable-Toothbrush/dp/B0013TVEWA/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=hpc&qid=1283214570&sr=1-4

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001IF5M9A/ref=s9_simh_gw_p364_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=03A3NXWCFZQ9WYMDQVTB&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846

    I always liked the family Sonicare, but I like the idea of the Oral-B one telling me if I'm brushing too hard and when it is time to replace the heads.

    I use the Oral B Smart Series 5000, and I like it a great deal. Bought it after an older model I had gotten for free from my dentist (cool guy) gave up the ghost. Having the timer up on the wall to tell you when to switch to a different section of your mouth is handy, as well as the red "you're brushing too hard" light.

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  • Squirrel RancherSquirrel Rancher Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I've used electric toothbrushes from both brands and from my experience the oral b toothbrushes are better. I don't know if it's still a thing with sonicare but I always hated how their toothbrushes would shut off automatically.

    I went to costco and got this, works great without all the overpriced fluff.

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  • Lord JezoLord Jezo Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I'll put my vote in for Oral-B as well, I have been using the Sonic Complete brush for several years now and have no real complaints. Has improved my gums and kept my teeth cavity free.

    Back when I was comparing the two brands the only difference I could find was price. The Sonicare ones always were more expensive than an equal model of an Oral-B.

    Pro-Tip: Buy your replacement heads on eBay for a much cheaper deal then getting them in regular stores. Don't know about Costco because I don't shop there.

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  • EliteLamerEliteLamer __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2010
    Sonic Care is the best.. They last forever too.. Had mine for about 13 years before it gave out on me.

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  • The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupines Irvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I just ordered the Oral-B. I'm going to brush the fuck out of my teeth! 8-)

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  • bikkibikkibobikkibikkibo Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I love my sonicare. It shuts off after two minutes and pauses for a split second to let you know to move onto another area of your teeth.

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  • The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupines Irvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Damn, it's been 4 days and my order is still just, "Ordered". When the hell is this thing going to ship?

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  • CarbonFireCarbonFire See you in the countryRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I've got an Oral-B, which works really well. I just wish the heads weren't $7-8 a piece.
    Not sure about buying them over Ebay though :P

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  • The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupines Irvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Toothbrush still hasn't shipped, it's been just over a week. I sent the company a WTF email, and if it hits two weeks and status is unchanged I'm canceling the order.

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  • ginguskahnginguskahn Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Toothbrush still hasn't shipped, it's been just over a week. I sent the company a WTF email, and if it hits two weeks and status is unchanged I'm canceling the order.

    Dang man, your breath must be awful D:

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  • The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupines Irvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    ginguskahn wrote: »
    Toothbrush still hasn't shipped, it's been just over a week. I sent the company a WTF email, and if it hits two weeks and status is unchanged I'm canceling the order.

    Dang man, your breath must be awful D:

    Just horrible.

    Also it's now 2 weeks, and still hasn't gone past "ordered". I sent them another email and said if it doesn't change status by tomorrow, I'm doing a charge back.

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  • The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupines Irvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Canceled the other order and sent an angry letter, ordered a new one for a little more off eBay and got it in like 3 days.. Gonna try it out tonight!

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  • alanladdalanladd Registered User new member
    I may be a it late for this but have had a very bad experience with a Braun Oral B Professional Care electric toothbrush. It was so powerful that within a six month period I lost my two bottom centre original front teeth plus two crowns and bridges...involving three and two teeth respectively fell out! My dentist advises Phillips Sonicare. Anyone else had similar experience? I need ammunition against the manufacturers.

  • DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    you must have been shoving that brush into your mouth with some serious force.

  • EshEsh Tending bar. FFXIV. Motorcycles. Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    Dhalphir wrote: »
    you must have been shoving that brush into your mouth with some serious force.

    Dhalpir, it's spam on a three year old thread. Ignore it.

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