manual or electric toothbrush?
January 30, 2009 10:02am CST
I'm just wondering which do you prefer these days? a simple toothbrush the traditional but did a great job for our pearly whites or the high end electric toothbrush that makes brushing easier? and how often do you replace them? just a survey...(^_^)
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8 Feb 09
i am wearing braces, so i have two toothbrushes. one looks normal, while the other is meant especially to reach in between brackets. it kinda looks like a miniature bottle brush. have you seen this type of toothbrush before? i replace mine every month. i think the standard is replacing them every 3 months (am i right, ma'am assistant dentist? hehe) but i prefer replacing them every month so as i never forget.
11 Feb 09
actually, part of the reason why i have to replace them so often is because a lot of times, we get infectious breakouts in the hospital. and since i leave my toothbrush there, i have to dispose of them so often. i can get (and spread) a lot of nosocomial infections if i don't change them too often... there was a time the nursery was closed down because of contamination. again, i had to throw out my toothbrush. at home, i get to change toothbrushes at the normal rate. but i'm rarely home so i don't even keep toothbrushes there anymore. heck, i don't even eat at home anymore! hehe
2 Feb 09
I like it the traditional, cause I feel like the electric will takes time and my hand would be stay still for a min at a position and that's kind of boring to me. I need something moving. Lol At least I have the control how to clean my teeth and get rid off cavities and plaques. Besides, electric brush is expensive.
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30 Jan 09
I use electric only. I find they clean better and when I'm half asleep I need all the help I can get. I also have to use a soft bristle with the electric. My gums were starting to have problems and my dentist said that the soft was the best to be able to clean around the gum line and not damage the gums. I also make my teenager use an electric. It seems to get the goop out of his braces much better than trying to get him to use a manual correctly! I replace the heads of my toothbrush about once a month.