Do You Use One of those Electric Toothbrushes? I Stick to the No Frills Kind!

United Kingdom
August 29, 2009 3:01pm CST
This is totally amazing! It's rare that I create regular discussions but I thought that I would come up with this one, I just don't know where the ideas are coming from Anyway, let's talk about those electric toothbrushes! Do you have one? Do you think they are any good? I am a lover of technology and I tend to pick up all the latest gadgets but for some reason I have never been able to build a successful relationship with an electric toothbrush! I bought one once upon a time and I remember how my right hand was vibrating so badly that I thought the thing would fly out of my hand and end up heavens know where! So, from that point I made a vow to never use another electric toothbrush again! I stick to the no frills type now! You know the ones, you probably seen them in your local supermarket and they contain a packet of two or three brushes together, not bad! I think the last packet cost me only about 99p!! Well, I'm interested on your take on this! Any wacky experiences especially welcome!!! Andrew
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
5 Sep 09
Hi Andrew. Nope, I don't use an electric toothbrush, I just use the basic kind. This kind of toothbrush has always worked well for me, so why bother changing it? I never tried an electric toothbrush before, though I did get one for my oldest son once. As he loves things that spin I thought maybe he'd be interested in such a toothbrush. He was interested alright, but not for brushing his teeth! I have to say that toothbrush didn't last very long. Poor toothbrush didn't even see what was coming! So now I make sure not to get any more of those. LOL Happymylotting!
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• United Kingdom
5 Sep 09
Wow, that sounds very mysterious regarding your son's use of his electric toothbrush! I too love the no frills manual toothbrush and plenty of colours to choose from too! I still go for the two pack that costs 99p! Well, I've not had any major complaints as yet regarding my teeth, I still have all of them! Nice chatting with you. Andrew
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
6 Sep 09
Nah, it's not mysterious at all. He's autistic and loves just about anything that spins. LOL I'm happy to say that I still have all of mine too.
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@sunny68 (1327)
• India
30 Aug 09
yeah i too once had bought the so called tech stuff.it used to give me a strange feeling even after finishing brushing my teeth. i decided it was no good. for some time i used it as a body massager (seriously, it worked better that way). now i don't know where it is.
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• United Kingdom
30 Aug 09
A body massager? Well now you are starting to give me ideas! I never thought to use that approach! Was it any fun? The no frills toothbrushes seem to last quite a while and they are so cheap that you can pick up as many as you want! Thanks for the idea of the electric toothbrush/massager! Andrew
@cherrc (666)
• Philippines
30 Aug 09
hi. i love electric toothbrush. it's rechargeable and still with me for 3 years now. just refilling, of course. well, the toothbrush jumped out of my mouth the first time i used it. i just realized that i didnt attach it well to the connection. eventually, i got used to it. but, i also love the ordinary one. it also comes in handy whenever i go out of town. :)
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• United Kingdom
30 Aug 09
You've had the thing for three years? That's amazing, you obviously look after it. Don't you think that they are quite noisy though with that constant buzzing sound? I remember how it used to leave my ears tingling! Anyway, I'm presently using a no frills grey toothbrush, I think that I will go for a blue one next! Andrew
@cherrc (666)
• Philippines
30 Aug 09
surprisingly, it's still in good condition. am using dark blue braun electric. just changing the brush per se. i also have another one which is light blue but am keeping it for now because the old one is still functioning. thanks. :)
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
29 Aug 09
Hi Andrew, long time no see mate! Interestingly enough, I bought one of those vibrating toothbrushes a couple of months ago thayt has a built in battery and although I enjoyed it at first, the novelty wore off pretty quickly and now I'm back to the standard ones. I don't have any particular brand preference though. You're lucky it was only your hand vibrating too because I felt like I had a friggin' 7.0 richter scale earthquake going off in my head every time I used mine! I did own a super-duper Oral-B electric toothbrush some years ago, but I got bored with that one too. It cost a small fortune and did everything but wash the dog!
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• United Kingdom
30 Aug 09
Well, a very big hello to you James! There was a period when I was very inactive in relation to My Lot but that is starting to change once again!! I love the way you are so graphic and creative in some of your discussions particularly this one, creativity makes good writers!! I don't think I will ever resort to an electric toothbrush again! I guess those no frills toothbrushes seem to be doing the trick as I see my dentist on a regular basis and there don't seem to be any serious complaints, I still have all my teeth! Well, it's nice to be chatting with you once again, hope things are good with you. Speak soon. Andrew
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
31 Aug 09
Thank you for the BR mate! I'm happy to see I didn't go through all that vibrating skull nonsense for nothing!
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
29 Sep 09
I've never used one and have never had the desire too. I was raised on good old hand operated toothbrushes and that's what I still use. The electric ones just seem like the lazy way to go. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
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• United Kingdom
30 Sep 09
Yes, I have come to that decision too! I'm thinking to myself that it's far better to use the manual version and they come in lovely different colours too! Ok, so it's a bit of work on the right arm but I look at this as my first exercise of the day! Andrew
@nangel78 (1458)
• United States
30 Aug 09
I have one that I can recharge and I like it a lot. I do switch out on my toothbrushes though. Sometimes I will use the electric and others I will use my regular toothbrush.
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• United Kingdom
30 Aug 09
If it works for you then that's great. I don't know if it makes any real difference in terms of cleaning though! I have never had any serious problems whilst visiting my dentist thankfully. I guess I must be doing something right by using the no frills toothbrushes!! Andrew
@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
30 Aug 09
Hi Andrew, as a few people are aware by now I'm not very good with technology and these things all sound a bit technogical for me, I'm sure I'd have to read instructions or something and they might even need assembling. Anyway the idea has never appealed to me of putting something electrical into my mouth at the same time as water as I am at least technical enough to understand the concept of electric shocks
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• United Kingdom
30 Aug 09
Hi thea, well that certainly makes a lot of sense! I'm sure no one wants to see their hair standing on end from having been electrocuted by a rogue toothbrush! I generally love technology but I definitely don't go for the infamous electric toothbrush! There are so many adverts about the thing now that it's constantly in my mind!!! Well, I still say let's go no frills! Nice chatting with you once again. Andrew
@mikeysmom (2092)
• United States
30 Aug 09
i use a manual but i make my son use an electric brush because he does not brush well and the dentist suggested it for better brushing. i still have to stay on top of him to do a good job but it is much easier with an electric brush.
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• United Kingdom
30 Aug 09
Well, yes I guess some people have become so accustomed to them now, there's nothing wrong with that. I kind of felt strange when I used to use that electric toothbrush, it just didn't feel right for some reason. It's always good to follow the advice of the dentist though I think. My dentist has been pretty easy on me in terms of brush recommendations. Andrew
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
30 Aug 09
Hi Andrew, well you certainly have your creativity hat on lately, and it's good to see, I do enjoy your discussions, anyhow, I digress. I have used electric toothbrushes on and off, and to be honest each time I use them I keep going back to the manual one, you have to keep charging up the electric one, which on an ecology thought is wasteful for the environment, using electricity, but on the other hand I just don't like the vibrations it gives your teeth, it always reminds me of being in the dentist which I hate! I prefer to use the good old manual one, if you shop around you can pick toothbrushes up cheap, I also use mouthwash afterwards to make sure my mouth is clean and fresh.
• United Kingdom
30 Aug 09
Ah! The good old mouthwash, that is something I lack! I haven't used anything like that in years and I'm thinking that perhaps I should! Yes, I didn't think about the environmental factor but I'm sure that this is a big factor when charging up the electric toothbrush. I love the cheap toothbrushes that you find these days, all different colours and some even have funny faces on, well I'm referring to those little kiddy brushes now, I don't use them anymore I promise! I'm trying to create more discussions but I'm still struggling with this process! Andrew
@Citychic (4078)
• United States
29 Aug 09
Hey friend, thanks for sharing, personally I love the electric kind, it can rotate and reach into areas I could never reach at by using my regular toothbrush. It did take a little getting used to in the beginning but now I'm just like a pro with it. Once the battery starts running down that's another problem. Anyhow I wouldnt' trade it for all the world. I don't have any funny stories to add this time around, sorry!
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• United Kingdom
30 Aug 09
Hey! Well, I'm glad that you like electric toothbrushes I could never get along with them myself! I have no problems with the no frills brushes, they come in lots of lovely colours too! My teeth seem to be in good shape at the present time so I guess I'm doing ok! Nice talking with you. Andrew