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Electric toothbrushes

(7 Posts)
ellukt Sat 28-Oct-17 11:59:27

Hi! I've been thinking of buying an electric toothbrush for me 8 year old daughter. What are your opinions on them? Are they worth the higher price and is there a brand that you would recommend? Also do you have any ideas on motivating your child to brush properly and long enough? Thank you so much for your answers!!

MissConductUS Sat 28-Oct-17 12:44:27

They are strongly recommended by dental research as doing a better job than manual toothbrushes. My kids have been using them since about the same age as your daughter. We have these and they've always worked great. The small brush head is good for kids too.

Sonicare Easyclean

Prokupatuscrakedatus Sat 28-Oct-17 13:28:56

That's the one my hygienist recommended for the whole family - she even made us watch a video on correct usage.

MissConductUS Sat 28-Oct-17 14:30:33

The cleanings become much easier and more pleasant once you switch to a good toothbrush like the Sonicare.

Ktown Sat 28-Oct-17 14:33:55

I use a sonicare but to be honest my teeth don't feel that clean after so in the mornings I use a manual.
It feels like a fairy is gently stroking them.

MissConductUS Sat 28-Oct-17 15:35:15

I use a Waterpik before brushing with the Sonicare and then rinse with a prescription antiseptic mouthwash. That routine leaves my teeth feeling really clean.

If the Spnicare bristles feel soft it’s time to replace the brush head.

Chickenagain Sun 29-Oct-17 15:37:32

I love my Sonicare - I bought my first one about 20 years ago. I’m on my third or fourth now and my teeth are in pretty good shape (for my age).

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