What Kind of Toothbrush Do You Use: Manual or Powered

@2wicelot (2945)
June 27, 2007 2:19am CST
I recently changed to a powered toothbrush and I really, really like it. With less effort, I get a superior clean. I really feel my teeth very clean and fresh after use and it lasts a very long time. I always wanted to change to a powered brush but just didn't get about doing it till recently.
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• United States
27 Jun 07
Powered are so much better than manual.I use the battery powered crest pro spin and it is good-and cheap too. I thought my teeth were clean before but nothing beats the powered for getting teeth cleaned.Gosh,I sound like a commercial
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@2wicelot (2945)
27 Jun 07
No, not all. You don't sound like a commercial. In fact that is exactly the feeling I got from my new powered brush. It is a braun advanced power rechargeable toothbrush. I wanted to buy one for years but then I saw it on sale £9.99 and it just happened I just received a £10 voucher for a some surveys I took part over the months. I then said why not and I have not regretted it at all. In fact, if there is any regret it is why I didn't get it sooner.
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• United States
27 Jun 07
Braun's a good brand too. I will never go back to using manual brushes
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• United States
8 Jul 07
thanks for best response
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• United States
27 Jun 07
I have been using a powered toothbrush for a little over a year now. I really like having one, seeing as the powered brush is more gentle on my gums and I have had less problems with my teeth since getting one. I do think a powered brush cleans better than a manual brush, and most likely dentists will recommend using a powered over a manual brush.
@2wicelot (2945)
27 Jun 07
Yes I agree with you. I started using mine just a few weeks ago. I got it at a sale at the supermarket. Lucky me. I think my teeth have never been cleaner. You need little or no effort and the brush does all the work. All you have to do is direct it the part you want it to clean and leave it there for as long as necessary and that pretty much is it.
• United States
27 Jun 07
I got a couple coupons in the mail for a free power brush system and a free replacement head, that is how I got mine. They are a bit expensive, but to me well worth the cost, and in the long run it has helped me save some money since, I no longer have to go to the dentist as often, only for a check-up here and there.
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@2wicelot (2945)
29 Jun 07
In other words powered brushes are a form of investment.
@yuanchang (475)
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
i use manual tootbrush only. i also wanted to try those powered toothbrushes from crest. i think they are cool. but it is more expensive as i am thrifty. besides manual tootbrushes does the job :)
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@2wicelot (2945)
27 Jun 07
You are right, the powered ones are a bit expensive. I actually got mine at a sale. But then the powered does a much more superior job. I could not believe it. I used all sorts of manual brushes and toothpastes in the past but I never got the kind of clean and fresh feeling I get using this powered toothbrush. If it is affordable, I recommend you try it too.
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
yeah hope i can try one in the future :)
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• Philippines
27 Jun 07
i've always wanted to try poewred toothbrushes too, but they're a bit expensive. haha. what brand do you use? and how long should you keep the bristles before replacing them? manual toothbrushed usually need to be replaced every four to six months. :)
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@2wicelot (2945)
27 Jun 07
I also wanted it for quite sometime but just never got to get it partly because of the cost. I actually received a £10 voucher for some surveys I did online over the past few months and it happened it was on sale for £9.99. I just went for it and it is really exciting. My teeth have never been cleaner and fresher I believe. I got the braun advanced power and the bristle head is recommended should be changed every 3 months or so.
@edaabby (134)
• Malaysia
24 Mar 08
i agree with you, powered toothbrush are expensive, ican buy 3 or four manual toothbrush..ahaha (",)
@rhane7315 (5670)
• Philippines
12 Apr 08
i use a manual toothbrush lol i tried the powered one but i'm not comfortable using it
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@2wicelot (2945)
14 Apr 08
Then manual it is.
• Philippines
12 Apr 08
I use manual because it is less expensive
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@2wicelot (2945)
14 Apr 08
I totally agree.
• Philippines
24 Mar 08
I also switched to powered toothbrush and I agee with you it cleans much better. Unlike with manual toothbrushes that I have, I don't need to exert effort to brush as sometimes it would resut in bleeding of my gums. With the powered brush, it just glides and brushes my teeth. My powered brush has spare toothbrush heads, I think I still have 3 of them.
@2wicelot (2945)
26 Mar 08
Yeah that is good. I had to buy spare heads later on. I bought 2 and they cost the same as the brush. Quite funny isn't it.
@nokia6233 (937)
• India
24 Mar 08
really ??? i always wanted to replace my manual tooth brush but i was not sure of the powered ones either.. after your suggestion i will definitley try the powered ones..
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@2wicelot (2945)
26 Mar 08
Yeah the brush is really nice. Less effort more cleaning. Also more expensive. I like your user name. I think nokia is the best brand as well.
@bagumbayan (2705)
• Philippines
24 Mar 08
I use the manual kind of toothbrush. I do have the powered one but I dont dare use it. To me using the powered ones will make me lazy as brushing is also hand exercise. I am using the Oral B brand and Colgate brand.
@2wicelot (2945)
26 Mar 08
Wow, it seems we use the same brands. There are days I use the manual brush as well and there are days I use both at the same time.
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
24 Mar 08
I don't have any powered toothbrush so I'm using the manual toothbrush. It's quite cheaper compared to the powered ones. I been wanting to own a powered toothbrush too but I always wonder if it really cleans teeth well. Now that you've mentioned you get a superior clean when you use it, I might as well consider buying one.
@2wicelot (2945)
26 Mar 08
Yeah I think the main drawback of the powered tooth brush is the cost. The whole thing is expensive but the replacement for the tooth brush "head" is quite expensive considering you may need to change it every 3 month; according to the company that makes it.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
22 Mar 08
I use a powered tooth brush also. It seems to get my teeth vleaner then I regular tooth brush.
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@2wicelot (2945)
26 Mar 08
Yes I agree. It seems technology works most of the time.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
1 Jul 07
I know I have been using the powered toothbrush for a year now and really like it. I also use my manual toothbrush too. Your so right your teeth feel so clean after using the powered one. I wish I had bought sooner.LOL
@2wicelot (2945)
1 Jul 07
I think it is not late. Since you are using and enjoying it now.
@youless (98997)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Jun 07
I use a powered toothbrush for a few years. I think it's better than manual one. I feel it can brush your teeth very well. It's an useful tool.
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@2wicelot (2945)
30 Jun 07
Exactly, it is very useful and very helpful. Cheers.
@sugarfloss (2140)
• Malaysia
29 Jun 07
I have a powered toothbrush too but I need new batteries.I like it too.it's pink and it's Oral B.what's yours?It does give a better finishing than a normal toothbrush. I couldn't afford one before cos I was still in college and was on a tight budget but now that I'm in graduate school,I have more to spend;)
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@2wicelot (2945)
29 Jun 07
Mine is Braun advanced power. It is rechargeable so i don't need to buy batteries. It can go for up to 5 days on a full charge.
@jeanbug23 (567)
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
I use the manual toothbrush and I haven't used the powered one in my life. IN the manual toothbrush you have the power to move it wherever you want.
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@2wicelot (2945)
28 Jun 07
You can actually move the powered brush much easier. It has a small circular head that rotates very fast and it can easily go into all the corners of the mouth and all those very hard to reach areas. it does all the work for you, all you have to do is hold it and direct it to where you want it to clean. Only drawback is it is a bit expensive.
@Kythe42 (1412)
• United States
27 Jun 07
I use an electric toothbrush. I feel it gets my teeth a lot cleaner than a regular one. Also the brush head on my electric toothbrush is smaller than most regular toothbrushes. This makes it easier for me to get in and clean my back teeth better.
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@2wicelot (2945)
27 Jun 07
Exactly, the head on the powered brush is quite small. At first I wondered if it could get the job done but then I realized it had a serious advantage because it can get in between the tiny spaces an ordinary toothbrush may not be able to get to. I really like this brush.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
27 Jun 07
Hello.2wicelot,i always think the method of brushing the teeth is more important than the type of toothbrush you are using,honestly i have not tried the powered one before,i have used the manual one only.May be the powered one is better if you know how to brush your teeth properly.
@2wicelot (2945)
27 Jun 07
I just started using the powered one a few weeks ago. It really cleans much better than the manual because it rotates at a much faster rate than the hand can move. You just hold it over the area you need to clean for a while and that is it. I believe my teeth have never been cleaner. But they are quite expensive and I got mine at a sale at the local supermarket. Lucky me. I used a voucher I received for some surveys i did on line to pay for it.
@Calais (10899)
• Australia
27 Jun 07
I have a manual one, and I think that i will stay with it. I brought a powered toothbrush and I just didnt like it so I went back to the manual.
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@2wicelot (2945)
27 Jun 07
Really sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with the powered brush. I am really loving mine. I actually got it at a sale because they could be quite expensive. My teeth have never been cleaner.
@aj2006 (1536)
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
wow that's great I have to have one soon.. I still use the manual way of cleening teeth.. hope to try the high-tech one! :)
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@2wicelot (2945)
27 Jun 07
Yes the powered one really gives a much more superior clean than the ordinary brush and with little or no effort. It is just a bit expensive but if it is affordable i recommend it. i actually got mine at a sale.
@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
27 Jun 07
All along I use manual kind of toothbrush. Maybe its time to change to something sophisticated.
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@2wicelot (2945)
27 Jun 07
The manual is good but the powered gives a much more superior clean. It is quite expensive though and I actually got mine at a sale. But if it is affordable, it is worth trying.