THe Perfect Toothbrush

Love your electric toothbrush? Hate that yucky mouthwash? Can't live without that terrific threader floss? Got a fave canker sore remedy? Here's where you can post your opinions and reviews of specific products relating to dental hygiene and your braces. Tell others what works....and what doesn't!

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ThisIsMary
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THe Perfect Toothbrush

#1 Post by ThisIsMary » Tue Mar 22, 2005 7:48 pm

Anyone have a favorite toothbrush to use while wearing braces? I"m getting the tops ones put on tomorrow and I want to be able to keep my teeth as clean as possible.

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#2 Post by Freckles » Thu Mar 24, 2005 5:24 am

I love my Oral B ortho toothbrush - I make sure I soak it under the hot tap first so it's soft and it works much better than any other (manual) toothbrush I've tried :)
Ceramics top and bottom - 14th December 2004
They are off! 7th November 2007 (way longer than the estimated 18 months!!!
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#3 Post by Kettu » Mon Apr 11, 2005 7:52 am

Unlike Freckles, I was disappointed with Oral B Ortho. Well, I've used it only for a couple of days, so perhaps we'll yet become friends... (I'll try the hot water).
It's very hard and doesn't clean well around my brackets. So far a regular, manual, orthodontic toothbrush has seemed better to me.

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#4 Post by Traffic » Mon Apr 11, 2005 10:16 am

I'm super happy with the Sonicare Elite.

I've had it for a month or so now and it's by far the cleanest my teeth have ever been aside from dental cleanings.

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#5 Post by TimSeattle » Fri May 20, 2005 12:30 pm

Sonicare Elite gets my vote too. The cleanest my teeth have ever been with a toothbrush. I've used Sonicare Advance for years, but the Elite seems to do an even better job. The only disadvantage is that the Sonicare brush heads need more frequent replacement with braces. They get pretty torn up!
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#6 Post by mtbrncofn » Fri May 20, 2005 6:50 pm

I like my Oral B Pro electric. It came with an ortho head, and it's great for cleaning around my brackets. It's also greatly improved my teeth. My hygenist noticed it after the first week.

For the Sonicare users: I've heard it tickles like crazy. Is this true?
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#7 Post by TimSeattle » Fri May 20, 2005 9:44 pm

Sonicare does take a couple of weeks to get used to and the high-speed sonic vibrations do tickle, especially the gums.
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#8 Post by Claudia666 » Sun May 22, 2005 7:35 am

My ortho gave me a orthodontic kit that had a toothbrush,floss,floss threader and dental wax. All of those products are from G.U.M They work pretty good for me!
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