Which Sonic Toothbrush Do You Use?

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  1. Bink

    Bink Well-Known Member

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    There are several mentions of sonic toothbrushes in AngieM2's dentist visit thread. I had never heard of them, or had dismissed them as "just" electric toothbrushes.

    These sound like something I'd want to look into. My teeth and gums are healthy, and I'd like to keep them that way.

    So, tell me--which brand of sonic toothbrush do you use? What do you like about it? What do you dislike about it? How often do you have to change the brushes or batteries?

    All input welcome. :)
     
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    I have the Elite Model, whatever the most expensive one is. Can't put a price on dental health. I, too, thought they were just "electric toothbrushes", which is essence they are but they are SOOO much better. I advice every one I know who can afford to buy one to do so.
     
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    I use Rotadent. It's not sonic, but I think it's the best. The battery is built in and is rechargable.
     
  5. Ardie/WI

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    This is what we have too. We got it at Sam's Club. As a matter of fact this is our second one. Sooner or later they do wear out. We liked it so much, we recommended it to our DD and family and I do believe that they reconnended it to someone else.
     
  6. AngieM2

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    Good to see this, as I haven't bought one yet,... hopefully this week.

    Angie
     
  7. Alice In TX/MO

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    Don't have the most expensive one, have the next one down. No batteries for any of them, they have charging stations.

    A couple of head/brush replacements per year.

    They are wonderful.

    Difference from other electric brushes is the ultrasonic effect and the brushes don't spin in a circle.
     
  8. mellba

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    Are they fragile? Several years ago I bought a Sensonic. I don't think they even make that brand anymore. Anyway, shortly after I got it I dropped it and this little thing that went up into the removable brush head broke, and that was it. I've used Oral-B, the kind with the charger, for years. The sonic one that broke cost way more than the Oral-B. I went back to the Oral-B. I've thought about trying Sonicare but wondered if I'd break it.
     
  9. Charleen

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    Hmmm... This might be something to put on my Christmas list. Mom was just asking for SOMETHING that I'd really like. I couldn't think of anything earlier, but this sounds good. Thanks for this thread.
     
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    They have some on Ebay at great prices.
     
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    I use a Braun Oral-B. Have not had a cavity since I started using one. When I go for a cleaning, they always say "whatever, you're doing - keep doing it"!
     
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    We have a SonicCare Intelli-Clean.
     
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    Alice In TX/MO More dharma, less drama. Supporter

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    Nope, not fragile at all. Hubby travels with his, and if he hasn't broken it, it's tough. He breaks LOTS of stuff. Just not his Sonicare.
     
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    I specially like the large Sonic Cherry Limeade kind. :dance:
     
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    How long did you keep it before it went kaput? How long have you had the second one?

    Sandra--I hadn't even thought of looking at Ebay, thanks for the idea!

    Great info, folks! If you have more, keep it coming. :)
     
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    I have had mine for about 3 years now. It self-charges and there's not to much to "break" on it. Just replace the heads about once every 2-3 months, that's it. My dentist also said "whatever you're doing, keep doing it!"
     
  18. Ardie/WI

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    Gosh, I think that they last 4-5 years before the batteries won't recharge.
     
  19. Bink

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    Thank you all for your thoughtful replies. I went with the "bare bones" 4100 model, figured I could get by without all the bells and whistles.

    Boy, it's disconcerting the first time you use it! And it tickles! But it doesn't take long at all to get used to it, and though my teeth will probably never be movie star white, they sure do sparkle. :D

    Thanks, folks. :)
     
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    The cleanest they will ever feel also. Isn't it amazing?