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Topic # 205957 4-Dec-2016 16:46
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It's time for a new toothbrush: has anybody bought one recently that they think is really good?

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  Reply # 1682117 4-Dec-2016 19:57
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consumer recently reviewed these, the Oral-B Pro 1000 was the winner (if I recall correctly).


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  Reply # 1682121 4-Dec-2016 20:26
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I have an Oral-B Triumph (Professional Care 6000) which I find to be quite good. You can often get these cheaper in the pack with the TriZone heads (I still use the normal oscillating heads though, never actually tried the TriZone), but any of Oral-B's options should be good. I haven't tried any of the Philips sonic brushes, so I can't comment on them.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1682131 4-Dec-2016 20:32
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Oral-B (Braun) Vitality PrecisionClean

List aprx. $50+ but frequently heavily discounted.

 

Typically lasts 1-2 years before the NiCad battery dies.





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  Reply # 1682139 4-Dec-2016 20:54
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Oral-B (Braun) Vitality PrecisionClean

List aprx. $50+ but frequently heavily discounted.


Typically lasts 1-2 years before the NiCad battery dies.



I had one of them before I got my Triumph. They're available from Supermarkets and the Warehouse for usually $30. They're pretty good for the price and definitely worthwhile if you you haven't used an electric toothbrush before and aren't sure. Oral-B have quite a wide range of brushes at different price points (some of the more expensive ones 'pulsate' forward and back as well as ocilate side to side and oscillate faster for better cleaning).

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  Reply # 1682141 4-Dec-2016 20:59
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I have always considered the low end Braun/Oral-B units to be the best value for money. The more expensive units just seem to have more gimmicks, so you're better to save your money and put it towards the eventual expensive replacement of brush heads.


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  Reply # 1682174 4-Dec-2016 21:31
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alasta:

I have always considered the low end Braun/Oral-B units to be the best value for money. The more expensive units just seem to have more gimmicks, so you're better to save your money and put it towards the eventual expensive replacement of brush heads.



Yeah. I personally haven't used any of the other brushing modes on mine and haven't gotten around to putting up the smart guide. The Professional Care 1000 is as high as you need to go to get all of the features that aren't gimmicks. Then again, if I recall correctly, I believe I got my Triumph for under $150 on special. But yes, any of the Oral-B brushes will clean better than a manual. I was quite happy with my Vitality when I had it.

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  Reply # 1682183 4-Dec-2016 22:12
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My wife's dentist recommends the Philips sonic care tooth brush, she bought one and loves it quite pricy.

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  Reply # 1682523 5-Dec-2016 14:16
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Husband had one for about 6 years. Never changed the battery, just recharged. Then I took it apart one day, OMG, the mould and filth in it!!!  Never again.


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  Reply # 1682577 5-Dec-2016 14:56
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I have an Oral-B Triumph 3000.  It came with a wireless clock/timer unit.

 

I'm an impatient brusher and I find this timer very useful. It force me to take my time and brush each section evenly.  For more disciplined people it may be gimmick.

 

I also find it handy to have a clock in the bathroom.

 

 





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  Reply # 1682598 5-Dec-2016 15:22
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The cheaper ones still do their little stop thing after a certain amount of time to let you know to move on to the back or other row so the clock doesn't add a huge amount of value IME.


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  Reply # 1682613 5-Dec-2016 15:56
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lxsw20:

 

The cheaper ones still do their little stop thing after a certain amount of time to let you know to move on to the back or other row so the clock doesn't add a huge amount of value IME.

 

 

I don't notice the stops, or if I do I find myself halfway through a section or whatever.  The timer is a great pacing tool for me but that's a very individual thing.





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  Reply # 1684915 8-Dec-2016 20:56
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Thanks for the helpful comments. I will have a close look at the Consumer report.

Following on from one of the posts, has anyone found a way of cleaning all the gunk (aka Unknown Biological Substances) from the nooks and crannies of electric tooth brushes?

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  Reply # 1684970 8-Dec-2016 22:45
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Get one of the Braun 3D ones which rotates and pulsates. It doesn't need all the fluff such such as digital display and timers. Mine is 15 years old and still going strong. I always let the battery run down rather than keep it charging which is no doubt why the battery in it is still great. It is NiMh avoid NiCd batteries.

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  Reply # 1685084 9-Dec-2016 09:54
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alasta:

 

I have always considered the low end Braun/Oral-B units to be the best value for money. The more expensive units just seem to have more gimmicks, so you're better to save your money and put it towards the eventual expensive replacement of brush heads.

 

 

That was the one my dentist recommended to me on Monday when I had the discussion with him.. 





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  Reply # 1685126 9-Dec-2016 10:14
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Sonic Care DiamondClean.

 

People even notice my teeth were whiter after a few weeks.

 

 


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