Mind Boggling Question..Need Help

United States
May 3, 2007 5:21am CST
Your experience is required regarding the answer to this question which is worth an astronomical %5.00 to the winner. I am in the middle of a bet with some friends which is the best product to use an electric or manual toothbrush (tee hee). I am not allowed to say which I use in case it will influence your response (??) but your answers will be the deciding factor. Thank you for you time and help. (Business like huh!!!)
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31 responses
• Canada
3 May 07
Realizing the importance of this question, I am answering with the utmost professional manner possible while brushing my teeth with my electric toothbrush. Ah, yes, my husband and I both use electric toothbrushes for the reason being that the electric brush gets more brushes in per minute than does the manual brush. Now, taking that into consideration does not mean that you can just use the electric brush for just a few seconds. No ma'm, you still need to brush your top front teeth, both sides, lower front, both sides and don't forget that you have to do both outer and inner, as well. Make note that you should also brush your teeth a minimum of two times a day. Use a good toothpaste and don't forget to floss!!!!!! And, no, I was only, kidding about using my electric toothbush while typing this response to you. In actuality, I am gargling.
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• Canada
4 May 07
LOl, very good response. That was too funny :)
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• Canada
4 May 07
Thank you, AmyDawn. Your good taste is much appreciated...;)
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• Canada
4 May 07
Thank you, AmyDawn. Your good taste is much appreciated...;)
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@amydawn11 (906)
• Canada
4 May 07
I just use a manual toothbrush but i really want to try an electric one..lol... The dentist told me I brush too hard.
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• Canada
4 May 07
I'm not quite sure why my above comment went through twice; you must just be extra special...:) The electric brush gives an even pressure so it is nice from that point as well. It honestly has many advantages over the manual brush.
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• Canada
4 May 07
Awsome, I am extra special today..lol..I definetly think I am going to try the electric before I brush the enamel right off of my teeth.lol
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• United States
3 May 07
I have always preferred an electric tooth brush. I don't know about you, but my arm gets tired with a manual and sometimes the muscles even lock up in my fingers. Bad joints too i guess...:}
• United States
3 May 07
We've always just used a regular old fashioned toothbrush. We like the Reach one, because of the angle...it seems to get in those hard to reach places, lol. I really don't see the need for an electric toothbrush, if one is brushing properly.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
3 May 07
Well Heather I have used both and I do not care what anyone says I say the Manual Toothbrush is better I was not impressed with the Electric one at all and will stick with the Manual one lol
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@repzkoopz (1895)
• Philippines
3 May 07
as far as i know, electric toothbrushes work more effectively when brushing since they emit negatively charged ions to remove plaque. thats why most electric toothbrushes don't need toothpaste to be used. c",)
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• India
3 May 07
Instead of asking like this if you had asked: which is better,brushing teeth or not brushing teeth? t would be easy to answer.LOL.Just kidding.I always go with manual.In our daily life we use mostly electronic things.At least why not we use manual brush.It will help us in many ways.My Vote to manual brush.
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• United States
3 May 07
My family has just switched over to the battery operated toothbrushes. This was an idea given to us by the dental hygentist. She told us it removes the plaque better from your teach. So now we all have Colgate Motion toothbrushes. I have noticed a difference in our teeth. So we are going to stick with them.
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• Singapore
3 May 07
If you are lazy and are not going to brush your teeth yourself, then it would be the electric one. Otherwise, a manual one would suffice. :P
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• United States
3 May 07
In my personal opinion. I think using an electric toothbrush is more beneficial than using a manual toothbrush. Reason being, within a weeks time I noticed my teeth were becoming visibly whiter, my gums didn't bleed, my gums and mouth in general didn't hurt afterwards, and noticed a decrease of about 50% of toothaches I would get normally. Whereas when I was using a manual brush, my gums were always bleeding, and even though I spent hours (it seemed) making sure every tooth was brushed, I would end up with bad toothaches, cavities galore, and what have you. Mind you, I brush three times a day, and was still having this problem. Now that I have an electric toothbrush and have been using it for around a year or more, those problems are now non-existant and my dentist can't believe how healthy my teeth and gums have become, just by switching.
@Chere7 (16)
• Canada
3 May 07
Coming from a former dental assistant, I think you'll find most dentists encourage electric. With an electric toothbrush, the touch to your gums is more gentle and even. I have a heavy hand with a manual brush and I tend to 'brush away my gums' on one side of my mouth, resulting in teeth that are sensitive to cold, etc. With an electric toothbrush you don't have to apply pressure to get the same kind of clean.
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• United States
4 May 07
It is also much better fro gum massaging and preventing periodontal diseases.
• United States
21 May 07
Thanks for best response! :)
@Abindas (87)
• India
4 May 07
Hi Abin here, Nice question brother- I think my choice would of course be a MANUAL TOOTHBRUSH for sure because using an electric one needs current, why should we waste current for such silly and easy things instead if we do it manually we will surely have a good opinion about ourself. Your's, Abindas.
• Canada
4 May 07
you should use a manual, they are better for your teeth. with electric you cannot scrub as good and get in certain places needed to maintain a good healthy mouth full of shiny teeth.
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
4 May 07
I use an eletric toothbrush. It is the brand Oral B. My daughter uses exactly the same brand. Hope you win the bet.
@vanities (11387)
• Davao, Philippines
4 May 07
actually i havent use any electrical toothbrush yet, its all manual thing..and sad to say i cant comment or make a choice since i havent tried the other..
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
4 May 07
In regards to this question which one do I find the best product out of the two of them I believe in that the manual toothbrush would be the best as you can get into areas with it that you cannot get to with an electrical toothbrush.
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@irisheyes (4373)
• United States
3 May 07
I use a manual toothbrush (oral B) but considering the dental problems I'm having right now, it might be time to switch and try an electric toothbrush.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
3 May 07
Well I use manual for I have false teeth hope this helps
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@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
9 May 07
I used to have an elec one, but I prefer the manual ones as I find them less boring to use. If you brush your teeth properly I think they will both have the same level of effectiveness, but I'm no dentist!
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
10 May 07
Yes that is vry true. It really doesn't matter which one you use. as long as you use it.
@mummymo (23707)
6 May 07
Well honey I use a normal toothbrush but everyone else in this house uses electric ones - which I suppose are better because you can use themn the same way as a 'manual' toothbrush! Good luck with your bet sweetheart! xxx
• United States
9 May 07
I agree with you. We use both, but I think the electric is better.
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
10 May 07
I like using either one. I don't have a electric, but I plan on getting one.