Discussing :: Electric toothbrushes - nice, necessry or not-worth-the-money!

#1

Wice
Electric toothbrushes - nice, necessry or not-worth-the-money!

I've used an electric toothbrush for a few years now. It was luxury rather than a necessity for me, but I liked my first brush so I got one for hubby too. He lasted about a month with it. He didn't like the feel at all and kept worrying that it was too rough on his enamel. It made his gums bleed sometimes. A few months later he was back with his manual brush.

My Mum was told to get and electric toothbrush by her dentist. Unlike my supermarket model, it cost her nearly $300. A year later, he told her not to use it as it was damaging her gums.

Well I’ve stuck with my electric brush and recently upgraded to a new model via my credit card points. It has wi-fi - so you can see where you are brushing on a little display on the wall (do I really need to do this?) A coded beeper (beeps increase in number as you go) goes off at timed intervals letting me know when to change quadrants. If I press too hard a little red light comes on. I have a choice of five ‘procedure’ settings.

I’ve had it about three months now and I use it just like my original simple, inexpensive, ‘supermarket’ model. Turn it on. Brush. Turn it off when I’ve cleaned as much as I want. I never look at the wall display. I brush when and for how long I want. I have never seen the warning red light come on. I use one settting (normal) only.

It made me think. I know I don’t need all these ‘features’ yet there must be a market for this sort thing. Are they worth $285 (the price my brush retails for)? For me no.

Any thoughts?

#2

Mellow

Great gadget, ideal for kids too!

#3

chocolate1

I think they are totally worth the money. They seem to clean your teeth better or at least that's what it feels like. Most of them have a timer on them that lets you know when 2mins is up so you brush your teeth longer. They are good for kids they think it's more fun than a regular tooth brush.

#4

A12

I've never actually used a electric brush. And from what I've heard they can do damage. Personally I wouldn't pay more than $10 for a toothbrush.

#5

animal lover

I really like my electric toothbrush and find my teeth just don't feel as clean without it. With saying that though I only have the cheap supermarket battery powered version. That seems to work for me. $300 is way too much for me to spend on a toothbrush.

#6

Sheek

Electric toothbrushes are definitely the way to go however as said above you don't need the very expensive ones I spent abit more than the supermarket version so it tells me how long to spend on each section of teeth. I feel I get a great clean that I never would with a manual tooth brush, my dentist also recommends it with flossing and using mouthwash for all over protection of your teeth. I would rather spend more on a good toothbrush then paying for fillings etc the idea of dentist bills scare me!

#7

Mooner

I've used electric t.brushes and i think they're worth it, my teeth just feel cleaner from such a powered brush, i'd recommend them.

#8

Nanaimo

I've never tried an electric toothbrush, maybe I should get up with the times and my teeth and gums would feel so much better

#9

melh

couldn't do without my Electric Tooth brush,was recommended by Dentist, cleans teeth better than the other ones

#10

Charchar

Electric toothbrushes produce a far better clean on your teeth than manual ones.

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