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Which toothbrush for you......manual or electric?

Asked by john65pennington (29182points) August 15th, 2010

Different strokes for different folks and this includes a persons choice of an electric toothbrush or brushing manually. Wife uses an electric toothbrush and is satisfied with its results. I am a manual toothbrush user. Is there really a difference, other than the batteries? Which do you prefer and why?

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Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

My sister gave me an electric toothbrush a couple of years ago. There didn’t seem to be any benefit, so I got rid of it. It’s one less item that requires batteries.

Lightlyseared's avatar

I have an oral B one.

aprilsimnel's avatar

It’s electric! Boogie-woogie-woogie!

shego's avatar

I use a basic regular toothbrush. The electric ones make me feel like took a razor blade and cut my mouth, and it kind of hurts my teeth.

john65pennington's avatar

Aprlsimnel…..boogie, woogie, woogie??

aprilsimnel's avatar

There’s a dance called the Electric Slide that’s danced at a lot of weddings, John. Has a silly pop song to go with it, and the lyrics in the chorus go, “It’s electric! Boogie-woogie-woogie!” Here’s a sample of kids dancing it with their teachers in Brooklyn.

john65pennington's avatar

Okay, i have learned something today. thanks.

Seaofclouds's avatar

My husband and I both have a Sonicare toothbrush. They are rechargeable, so there isn’t any cost of replacing batteries.

Frenchfry's avatar

We use manual but electric with my daughter, It helped her want to brush her teeth. @aprilsimnel That’s cute.

downtide's avatar

I got an electric one, with a recharger, but as there’s nowhere in the bathroom to plug it in I had to keep it in the bedroom, and that annoyed me no end. I used it for maybe a week before reverting back to an ordinary one.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I have both because my teeth get bored with just one ;)

YARNLADY's avatar

Fluther, my dear Fluther, have we sunk to so low as to be discussing brushing teeth? Oh, I am so sorry. (manual).

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