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For my comrades in receding gumland...

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BWatchWatcher Sun 19-Feb-17 07:55:30

I give you the cheap knock off sonicare toothbrush!
It charges via usb evey 30 days.
Works beautifully.
Is £21.99!!

BWatchWatcher Sun 19-Feb-17 07:56:49

I've used it for 2 weeks and it's so much lighter than a sonicare.
It does the same great job and even came with an interdental brush!

MorelloKisses Sun 19-Feb-17 08:13:49

Oooh tell me about the charging..

I have battery at the moment cos of no charging point in the bathroom ...

BWatchWatcher Sun 19-Feb-17 09:21:39

It's recharged via mini usb. So the toothbrush while charging sits on a small circle with a small spoke attached. It doesn't come with a plug, but is the same as you need for phone charger/kindle charger. You could even just plug it into your computer to charge it because it's usb.
I charged it the first day and it's been going since. It can apparently go 30 days without being charges again.

ImtheSantaAnaWinds Sun 19-Feb-17 09:49:22

Thank you! Just ordered one to try. The dentist told me and the kids we all needed to swap to electric because me are all bad at brushing.

BWatchWatcher Sun 19-Feb-17 09:51:28

I think it would do for kids as well. My sons tried it once just after I got it and liked it. The 2 minute timer means I can be sure they brush long enough.
I'm eyeing up 2 more on payday.

ImtheSantaAnaWinds Mon 20-Feb-17 00:33:49

It arrived in time for bed time and was a huge hit with DD11 especially. She brushed her teeth for 6 minutes, which is a massive improvement and came out of the bathroom all happy. I think if she continues like that, I'll buy a couple more base units too as DD9 also liked it. I've just done mine and I can feel the difference. I really need to get serious about this brushing and dental hygiene thing now. Thanks again!

BWatchWatcher Mon 20-Feb-17 00:41:12


peaceout Mon 20-Feb-17 01:38:25

I really need to get serious about this brushing and dental hygiene thing now
then may I recommend a water flosser ;)

I wouldnt be without one now!

ImtheSantaAnaWinds Mon 20-Feb-17 08:19:31

Thank you peaceout, I will definitely look into getting one. I really, really want to avoid further treatment blush. Do you have a built-in-tank one?

peaceout Mon 20-Feb-17 09:54:20

I have used both types, gums have been much better!

BWatchWatcher Mon 20-Feb-17 17:32:32

There's a travel version of the waterpik that might be easier to start with.

By the way, I don't work for Fairywill the toothbrush people. I'm a long time Mumsnetter and all I was doing was suggesting a good value sonic toothbrush.
There is no need to report this as spam or any other canned ham.

ImtheSantaAnaWinds Mon 20-Feb-17 20:12:12

Well, I'm very glad you did post about it and was very puzzled as to why it had been pulled. You didn't seem the fiendish swindler type. grin

I had a brief look at waterpiks in Boots today, but I'll have a proper look tonight. Thanks fellow gummies. wink

ImtheSantaAnaWinds Mon 20-Feb-17 20:17:29

(and I got mine through Amazon Prime Same Day delivery if anyone is suspicious about me saying I was pleased with it on the same day as you posted).

BWatchWatcher Mon 20-Feb-17 20:45:53

Thanks @ImtheSantaAnaWinds smile
I appreciate it!
If you search amazon for 'portable oral irrigator' there's a few that come up, even a usb charging one... quite tempted by that actually.
I have the panasonic ew dj10 I think. It was good, though the battery charging is irritating. I didn't have the soace or money to invest in a water pik but that portable one is pretty good.

peaceout Mon 20-Feb-17 20:49:03

I have a waterp1k with a tank which is better in someways because the size of the tank means no need to refill

I also have a rechargeable panas0nic which has the advantage that you dont need to be near a power source to use it, but I have to refill it to do all my teeth

Polkadot1974 Mon 20-Feb-17 20:49:21

I'm there with you in bad gums. Hate flossing and interdental brushes but use them. Would I like a water floss more?

catinbooots Mon 20-Feb-17 20:53:02

peaceout my waterpik water flossed has changed my life

catinbooots Mon 20-Feb-17 20:54:31

polka it's a game changer

peaceout Mon 20-Feb-17 21:03:02

Hate flossing and interdental brushes but use them
me too, my teeth are very tightly packed together, although luckily straight thanks to orthodontics as a child.

Water flossing rinses out particles/debris and (imo) removes more comprehensively tape does, it would probably be good to also floss too if you could (?)

I used to sometimes get a bit of gum bleeding when I brushed but that is far rarer now.
I know you have to lay out £50 and it doesnt replace the need for regular dental check ups but I feel it would pay for itself many times over in fee's for actual dental work

OooohHorlicks Mon 20-Feb-17 21:14:33

Do your dentists all support the water flosser? I did have a waterpik but didn't find it as good as the brushes. My dentist always said that you needed to be sure to massage the gums, not just remove food and brushes (the largest size brush that fits between your teeth) could do that most effectively.

He made the very valid point that if dentists and hygienists supported them they would be using them over and above the brushes and floss in their surgery.

peaceout Mon 20-Feb-17 21:23:46

food for though Ooooh
thanks for sharing, they certainly seem very valid points!

OooohHorlicks Mon 20-Feb-17 21:29:50

Gum issues are truly miserable. I reckon that waterpik plus brush would probably be the best approach but I'm sighing as I write it as really who has the energy?!!!

Thank you for the brush recommendation. I've bought it - love Amazon Prime!!!

peaceout Mon 20-Feb-17 21:35:22

I find that episodes of toothache followed by financially ruinous dental treatment give me the energy to be obsessive about oral hygiene

I was far more lackadaisical as a youngster!blush

OooohHorlicks Mon 20-Feb-17 21:48:00

Yes good point. I must try and hang on to the feeling on the first night after a clean!!!

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