Softest Toothbrush

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Softest Toothbrush

#1 Post by funshine » Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:46 pm

I prefer manual toothbrushes. I got a great one from my dentist. It's GUM brand, but I can't find it in stores anywhere.

What's the softest toothbrush you've found?
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#2 Post by funshine » Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:33 pm

Thanks, Meryaten!

I have a Colgate, too, but it isn't nearly as soft as the GUM brush. Maybe Colgate makes one in extra soft/sensitive (?) I'll have to check it out.
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#3 Post by adultbraces » Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:46 am

Once I came across this colgate brand felt like soft as feathers. The pkg said 'soft' but material was something else, I can't find them again at the stores.
But I found that soaking in a hot water before brushing helps soften the brush extra. Try it.

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#4 Post by funshine » Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:14 pm

Soaking is a good idea. Thanks!
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#5 Post by ¤sabrina¤ » Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:32 am

i use manual oral b advantage plus brushes and i think they are the softest
i actually find gum brushes are hard!! :oops:
i bought one and used it for a week and found it was hurting me and went back to my oral b
my story -- http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=25125
February 29 2008 - initial consultation, records and spacers
March 17 2008 - molar bands
March 20 2008 - 2 upper 1st premolar extractions
April 17 2008 - upper jaw braced
April 24 2008 - lower jaw braced
May 1 2009 - primary left central incisor extraction

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#6 Post by funshine » Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:52 pm

I'm starting to wonder if it's a child's brush. The head is so small and very compact.
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#7 Post by Lilypad » Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:26 am

I got a couple of Gum extra softs from my periodontist and I love them. Been looking around the stores and havent found them yet.

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#8 Post by funshine » Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:06 am

That must be what I got - Gum extra softs. I sure wish I could find them in a store.
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#9 Post by ¤sabrina¤ » Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:44 am

would love to try that gum extra soft as well
i bought another gum soft orthodontic brush today to try as they were in stock
one spot in the back is sore, ill see if thats from the cleaning i had this morning or the toothbrush
the ortho brush was soooo much easier to use than a normal
i got a gum end tuft as well
and a colgate kids stage 2 (i use it on the last molars and behind front teeth)
my story -- http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=25125
February 29 2008 - initial consultation, records and spacers
March 17 2008 - molar bands
March 20 2008 - 2 upper 1st premolar extractions
April 17 2008 - upper jaw braced
April 24 2008 - lower jaw braced
May 1 2009 - primary left central incisor extraction

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#10 Post by funshine » Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:19 pm

sabrina - where'd you find the Gum soft ortho brush?
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#11 Post by ¤sabrina¤ » Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:31 pm

funshine, i live in Trinidad in the caribbean, found it in a pharmacy
that reminds me i perfer ortho brushes to regular, i need to go buy all they have in stock, saw less than 10 on the shelf :oops:
its the regular soft one, not extra soft, works out to about US$2 for one brush
the sore spots that it caused cleared up in a couple days
my story -- http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=25125
February 29 2008 - initial consultation, records and spacers
March 17 2008 - molar bands
March 20 2008 - 2 upper 1st premolar extractions
April 17 2008 - upper jaw braced
April 24 2008 - lower jaw braced
May 1 2009 - primary left central incisor extraction

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#12 Post by funshine » Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:51 pm

Okay...I think I've found the absolute best brush...ever.

I found it at Target and the brand name is "Preserve". The brush is oh-so-soft and the handle is angled perfectly to reach everywhere. I absolutely love it. My next trip to Target I'm stocking up!
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#13 Post by ¤sabrina¤ » Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:34 am

lol is it an ortho brush?
i went an bought all the gum ortho softs yesterday only got 6 though, the girl told me she will check and see if they have more to put out
it cuts down my brushing the braces time alot
my story -- http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=25125
February 29 2008 - initial consultation, records and spacers
March 17 2008 - molar bands
March 20 2008 - 2 upper 1st premolar extractions
April 17 2008 - upper jaw braced
April 24 2008 - lower jaw braced
May 1 2009 - primary left central incisor extraction

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#14 Post by funshine » Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:06 pm

Nope, it's not an ortho brush. Just a regular 'ol toothbrush.
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#15 Post by ¤sabrina¤ » Sat Jul 19, 2008 3:52 am

i used a reg brush for the first 2mths of being braced
i find the ortho brush is easier to use as it allows me to brush everything all at once, insted of with a normal to brush the gumline, then above the brackets etc as if i tried to use a reg and brush the brackets the bristles tended to get stuck and pull on my brackets (i have 3m smartclips, kinda bulky)
my story -- http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=25125
February 29 2008 - initial consultation, records and spacers
March 17 2008 - molar bands
March 20 2008 - 2 upper 1st premolar extractions
April 17 2008 - upper jaw braced
April 24 2008 - lower jaw braced
May 1 2009 - primary left central incisor extraction

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