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Post  TP on Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:13 am

Do you all use an electric or a manual and what do you think of the differences? Are the electrics really best? I am not sure if this is why but I had an electric one and put a new head on last week. It was so hard I think it might have caught my gum while brushing and given me the problem I had last week. The dentist didnt really say if it was that or not. I am now using a manual with medium bristles. Feels odd. I am so used to the electric? Do you get a better clean?

Has anyone else had to be careful with heads on an electric one?

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Post  alec eiffel on Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:30 am

I used to have an electric one but now I use a manual. I asked my dentist and he said for my teeth just any old toothbrush would do, he was more concerned that I flossed so I just buy whatever is cheapest when I go to Home Bargains.

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Post  mollieblogs on Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:51 am

I have used an elecric toothbrush for over 10 years now. At the moment I have a sonic one. I used to suffer with gum problems when I used a manual but since I changed to electric they have been fine. If I ever have to use a manual one now I don't feel as if I have cleaned my teeth!!
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Post  TP on Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:18 am

funny you should say that. I was going to put that in my original post. The clean dosent feel the same. Do you find the brush heads abit hard when new?

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Post  mollieblogs on Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:56 am

Hi TP

No, to be honest I never have a problem with new heads.
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Post  TP on Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:37 am

anyone else?

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Post  Aisles on Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:46 am

I've used both.

With a electric the direction is only one way with a manual you can change the direction you brush in different ways.

I find the best is to use a small headed brush and then use those inter dental brushes that you poke inbetween your teeth like the floss.

I find if you're not careful floss can cut your gums and make them not only bleed but then of course you have an open cut germs can get into Sad
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Post  bildanto on Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:58 am

I use a Sonic toothbrush and you just place it gently on your gums and let it do the work itself so it is like a tickle. The dentist told me not to press it on to my gums and I can't really see the bristles move. Since I have started using it (about a year) my gums have improved considerably (they used to bleed quite badly and had to go every 3 months to have them cleaned) and I went today and the dentist was really pleased and said they are the best she has seen since I have been going to her, she has put the cleaning back to every 6 months and now they hardly bleed. I didn't pay a lot for mine, I got it from QVC and it came with 4 brush heads and an enclosed case which sterilizes all the heads with blue light when you plug it in to charge, it was under £30.
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Post  bildanto on Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:59 am

PS. the heads on my sonic toothbrush are really easy to change, they just slip on and off. I did have another sonic brush before this, another make, and I broke it trying to get the heads off.
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Post  TP on Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:03 am

sounds good.

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