Electric Toothbrushes - What i think

Posted In Reviews - Other, by Stevie - 3 years 10 months ago
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I'm going off piste for a bit here and writing an unusual blog.

For 99% of my life I have always used a manual toothbrush, its what everyone else in my household uses so for a long time I never thought anything different. As I was growing up I saw electric toothbrushes were available and I always wanted one, however they were always really expensive and considered a waste of time.

I goto the dentist every 6 months and he would always say "manual brushing does a better job" and who am I too argue i'm not a dentist. Every time I went my teeth would be fine but certain areas would need a clean to prevent plaque build up etc etc. When I was a younger I never had to pay for it so I wasn't bothered, but now i'm an adult I was being charged every time for the check up and clean.

This went on for years, however over the past couple of years electric toothbrushes have become much more affordable. I was watching the gadget show 5 months ago. They were trying to find the best electric toothbrush by looking at how well they clean and value for money. The top 2 were Oral-B Professional Care electric toothbrushes.

My mind had been made up, it was time for me to get an electric toothbrush. I decided to go for the Oral-B Professional Care electric toothbrush, which I managed to pick up for 30 from Amazon.


It's a roundheaded toothbrush which features 2 brushing speeds, a pressure sensor so you don't brush to hard and a timer. Your only meant to trust for 2minutes, that's 30 seconds per quarter of your month, it quickly stops and starts the brush head when it's time to change quarter and when to finish.

It was strange at first, and it took a few days to get used to the new way of brushing my teeth, but after the first week I could already notice an improvement. 3 later I had my regular dentist appointment, I was fully expecting him to say they need a polish like he has done for years. But to my surprise he said they were fine, and asked what I had changed. I explained I had changed to an electric toothbrush and he didn't really say much to be honest. It was like he had been proved wrong and wasn't happy about it. So I left the dentist only paying for my check up.

This has proved to me that electric toothbrushes are better and worth the investment. The running costs are not too bad either, it costs 10 for 4 replacement heads. I guess you could say thats double the price of a normal toothbrush, but I think the benefits outweigh that.

There are a wide range of electric toothbrushes available, I don't think I would have spent more than 30, the 200 ones are just ridiculous. I suggest looking at the latest reviews and looking around for half price deals which boots seem todo all the time.

If you have been considering getting an electric toothbrush I say do it. The only difficult part is charging them, most of them charge off the shaver socket in the bathroom but ours are not near a ledge to rest the toothbrush on. But you can get 3 pin adaptors and charge it somewhere else. I get a weeks worth of brushing twice a day before I need to recharge it.

Trust me electric toothbrushes are a must have!