Do people still use regular toothbrushes anymore?

@all_n_one (2005)
United States
November 3, 2006 10:14pm CST
My girlfriend asked me this today because i have 2 different electronic toothbrushes. I have a crest electronic toothbrush and a sonic care. They can cost allot but they are worth it to have healthy teeth. I was just wondering how many other people use electronic toothbrushes or do they use the regular toothbrush?
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• United States
4 Nov 06
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I still use a regular toothbrush that I get from my dentist with each visit. I personally don't like the electronic ones...just my opinion though.
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@all_n_one (2005)
• United States
10 Nov 06
Well it is always best to do what the dentist recommends to you. I guess it all depends on what the person needs.
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@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
4 Nov 06
I still use a regular toothbrush, which is what my dentist recommends, along with flossing. I also use something called a perio-aid, which holds a broken-off toothpick to clean around the gum-line to keep plaque from building up there and around my dental work. I think that helps my teeth more than anything else I do. It's also been discovered that chewing gum with Xylitol as the first ingredient is very beneficial in killing the germs that cause tooth decay. I just had a dental check-up and got an A+ on it!
@all_n_one (2005)
• United States
5 Nov 06
Well it is best to go with what the dentist tells you and flossing is a must.
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@Sir_bobby88 (8242)
• Singapore
4 Nov 06
I do think that Regular Toothbrush is better to use .It is much more faster to use regular toothbrush. And you dont need to spent money on Batteries
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@all_n_one (2005)
• United States
4 Nov 06
Well actually it isn't faster because a electronic to brush and move alone and you can move it at the same time for twice the speed. I just buy a $1 pack batteries and they last me a month.
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@blubbla (193)
• United States
4 Nov 06
My dentist had a certain type of regular toothbrush he recommended. It had soft bristles. So I still use that.
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@all_n_one (2005)
• United States
4 Nov 06
Well if your doctor gave it to you i'm sure it is probably better then anything in the store so that is probably best.
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• United States
29 Nov 06
Yes I do sometimes. Only when my electric one runs out of batteries and I don't have replacements!!
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@Sm00tH (2040)
• Belgium
4 Nov 06
i used to yea untill my dentist told i had to start brushing with an electrical one for my gumms
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• United States
4 Nov 06
I still use a regular one, i have thought about getting an electronic one for a while though. Do they really make a difference??
4 Nov 06
I have not seen any personally, but apparantly they do make a major difference. I now only use a regular toothbrush for travel purposes. At home i use a sonic one.
• United States
17 Jan 07
I noticed a difference when I switched to an electronic. I have one of the Oral-B ones and I love the "cup" design of the brush heads. I can't see myself every using anything else. The only disadvantage I've noticed is price. I have to replace my brush head about every 3 months and even buying them in a multi-pack they're several dollars apiece.
@missybal (4492)
• United States
6 Aug 07
I hate electric toothbrushes. The buzzing and the vibration on my teeth drives me crazy so I use a regular toothbrush. My dentist wanted me to get an electric toothbrush but I feel I pay them good money twice a year to clean my teeth and get what ever I have missed.
@gwendovere (1283)
• United States
5 Aug 07
I do! I think the electric ones are too harsh.
• United States
1 Aug 07
i still use a regular toothbrush -i know very few people that use electronic ones... the way i see it, until i become too lazy to move my toothbrush back and forth in my mouth, i don't need an electronic one
@dbhattji (2507)
• India
26 Jun 07
In India most of the people still use ordinary toothbrushes and it does not affect their teeth adversely, electronics though making life easier can never replace manual things.
@Cassy1976 (796)
• Australia
26 Jun 07
I have a battery operated tooth brush and I find it is so much better than just a normal tooth brush! I actually have 2 different ones, one is soft and the other is a bit harder for when my teeth feel really dirty!
@AndreaM76 (1164)
• United States
29 May 07
I can't use those sonic care tooth brushes. it makes my teeth too sensitive. I used the firm bristles all the time and then now they say they are to abrasive and anything else doesn't feel clean enough afterwards. If I find them somewhere i stock up.
• United States
26 May 07
I use both electronic and regular tooth brushes, they work the same in my opinion. I've always had problems with my teeth, no matter how well i take care of them or what i use to clean them. I think if it works you should keep it, lol.
@JashleyB (1441)
• United States
9 Apr 07
I am using a regular brush right now. I prefer the electronic ones though.
@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
14 Feb 07
I use a regular toothbrush! i change it every 6 months or so, right now i'm using one i got for free from the dentist! they should knwo what kind of toothbrushes are the best, i mean its' what they do for a living right?! I think those electric ones are just so they can make more money. do they REALLY do anything better then you can do with a normal brush ? it think not. your teeth can only get SO clean !
• Canada
7 Feb 07
I use a regular toothbrush. I've tried electric but I dont feel like my mouth is clean enough and its really hard to brush your tongue with an electric brush.
@apky12 (775)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I used to use an electric toothbrush but I switched back to a regular one. I don't know why I did that though.
• Canada
7 Feb 07
i still use a regular toothbrush and i don't have any problems with my teeth. i don't think the toothbrush makes a difference as long as you brush properly.
• India
7 Feb 07
i still use a regular toothbrush coz in india still the electronic toothbrushes not really used..