06-09-2013, 02:16 PM
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Well yesterday my wife & I had a bit of an impulse buy, a Sonicare DiamondClean. A nice 20% coupon & healthy mail-in rebate sealed the deal. We've both used other electric toothbrushes before, primarily an Oral-B. A recent trip to the dentist got us both wanting to focus more on not only our teeth, but also our gum health.

I did a quick bit of Google-Fu comparing Oral-B to Sonicare & while both seem to be a huge improvement over a manual toothbrush it appeared that Sonicare had an edge over Oral-B as well.

After allowing to charge overnight we both used it this morning and were thoroughly impressed. I really prefer the more traditional head design over the round brush head that seems to be the Oral-B focus.

Anyone else out there on the electronic toothbrush bandwagon? What's your tool of choice?

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 06-09-2013, 02:41 PM
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  • beartrap
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Been using Sonicare for years, ever since they first came out with it. Best brush in the world, I have tried them all trying to cut the cost of replacement heads, which are not cheap, but nothing comes close. Well worth it IMHO.

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 06-09-2013, 02:42 PM
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i have had the sonic and the oral-b i find that the sonic has stronger pulsation which i prefer and seems to have a better affect of cleaning

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 06-09-2013, 02:43 PM
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I've been enjoying my Oral-B for a number of years,

I've often thought about a Sonic-Care but never pulled the trigger as it is still working.

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 06-09-2013, 02:48 PM
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  • tsimmns
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The only thing I have used electric in my mouth so far was a Water Pik flosser. I have since come to learn that using regular Oral-B floss is just as great and better for me.

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 06-09-2013, 03:56 PM
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My wife and I have used a Sonicare Elite for quite a while and really like it.

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 06-09-2013, 04:19 PM
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(06-09-2013, 03:56 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: My wife and I have used a Sonicare Elite for quite a while and really like it.

Ditto here

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 06-09-2013, 05:05 PM
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(06-09-2013, 02:43 PM)PanChango Wrote: I've been enjoying my Oral-B for a number of years,

I've often thought about a Sonic-Care but never pulled the trigger as it is still working.

Same story here, though I've never known a person who was dissatisfied with their sonicare.

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 06-10-2013, 01:43 AM
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Intriguing. I see there are different versions, the Elite being the most expensive. Which one would you advice? Thanks.

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 06-10-2013, 03:02 AM
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(06-10-2013, 01:43 AM)MrDentini Wrote: Intriguing. I see there are different versions, the Elite being the most expensive. Which one would you advice? Thanks.

The Elite series is no longer in their current production so I have no idea about where it falls regarding performance.

HERE is a link to the current range of Sonicare brushes. The BB&B that I went to only had the DiamondClean & EasyClean on the shelves. We were actually planning on getting the FlexCare but with a coupon & rebate we got the DiamondClean for about the same price as the FlexCare.

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 06-10-2013, 05:24 AM
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(06-09-2013, 02:16 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: Anyone else out there on the electronic toothbrush bandwagon? What's your tool of choice?

One of the legacies my parents passed down to me, aside from all the good ones, is a family history of bad gums and teeth. My Mom has had several root canals, and I've even had a number of gum-grafting procedures (as nasty as it sounds, it is much more preferable to root canals). So I'm pretty fanatic about gum protection.

Every dentist, orthordontist, periodontist, etc. I have consulted with highly recommends electric toothbrushes. They were less concerned about what make and model than about just having one. I use an Oral-B one and I couldn't be happier. I don't know which one it is (it cost about $20 at Target), but it does the job.

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 06-10-2013, 06:30 AM
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(06-10-2013, 05:24 AM)jpakstis Wrote:
(06-09-2013, 02:16 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: Anyone else out there on the electronic toothbrush bandwagon? What's your tool of choice?

One of the legacies my parents passed down to me, aside from all the good ones, is a family history of bad gums and teeth. My Mom has had several root canals, and I've even had a number of gum-grafting procedures (as nasty as it sounds, it is much more preferable to root canals). So I'm pretty fanatic about gum protection.

Every dentist, orthordontist, periodontist, etc. I have consulted with highly recommends electric toothbrushes. They were less concerned about what make and model than about just having one. I use an Oral-B one and I couldn't be happier. I don't know which one it is (it cost about $20 at Target), but it does the job.

I completely agree. All the dental professionals seem to agree that electric has many more benefits than manual brushing. Kind of how manual brushing is so much better than no brushing.

One of my favorite things about electric toothbrushes is that they require very little pressure, kind of like our traditional shaving. I actually had a dentist tell me that I needed to stop brushing so hard with my manual brush as I was actually causing more gum damage than I was trying to prevent.

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 06-10-2013, 02:58 PM
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I also have an Oral-B toothbrush that I've had for 5-ish years and I really like it. I manually brush most of the time and alternate the Oral-B in a couple of times a week. I do like the round brush heads because its easy to navigate around each tooth.
Never looked at the Sonicare before but my dad has and really likes it.

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 06-11-2013, 07:40 AM
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I got a Sonicare at my dentist's insistence and have never regretted it. My teeth and gums are in much better shape as a result.

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 06-11-2013, 09:04 AM
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Sonicare is worth every penny. I'll never be without one.

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 06-11-2013, 09:22 AM
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I can't believe how much smoother my teeth are already feeling after just a few uses. It's no fun dropping a good bit of cash on a toothbrush, but when you see results this quick it is pretty encouraging.

The real test will be when my wife goes back to the dentist in a couple more weeks.

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 06-11-2013, 09:27 AM
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Mark did you and your wife just buy one kit and swap out the heads? Also, I see the model you have comes with a USB charging, that is one nice invention I must admit that comes with it.

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 06-11-2013, 09:33 AM
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I think you are addressing that question to me Tony. Yes, we just got the one kit. It comes with 2 heads; 1 full size and 1 compact. My wife prefers very small toothbrush heads. She's been known to shave brush with children's size brushes before. So it worked out really well for us.

The charging is pretty neat. It comes with a class that can do glass induction charging and as you mentioned the traveling case can accept a USB plug to charge the until while in the case. A very well thought out design and quite cool too.

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 06-11-2013, 09:37 AM
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Ah yes, I put Mark instead of Brain. No idea what I was thinking thereHuh

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 06-11-2013, 09:41 AM
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(06-11-2013, 09:33 AM)SharpSpine Wrote: She's been known to shave with children's size brushes before.

You must be a Nooker, indeed. Biggrin

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