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Electric toothbrush recommendation?

My dentist and dental hygienist were impressed by my cleaning regime, but said my life would be easier with an electric toothbrush. They said that the under CHF100 Philips Sonicare ones are more than adequate.

Any recommendations? There are so many of them!!!!! 9000, 6000, 5000, 4000 series? Round head? Normal head?

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Re: Electric toothbrush recommendation?

My dentist went the other way and asked me to go old school for some time.
But he seemed partial to the Philips one. Not a big fan of the Oral B circular movement one.
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Re: Electric toothbrush recommendation?

I have OralB in one place and Philips in the other. The Philips brush cleans notably better. Once I've used all the spare brushes, I change the Oral B for a Philips.
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Old 06.09.2021, 17:49
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Re: Electric toothbrush recommendation?

Get the latest Oral B io 8 or 9 series they are much much better than the previous models and anything else on the market. They are very expensive new but you can find them at 25-30% off
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Re: Electric toothbrush recommendation?

You can get a Phillips Oral B, with batteries, for less than f20 at the migros.
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Re: Electric toothbrush recommendation?

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They said that the under CHF100 Philips Sonicare ones are more than adequate.

Any recommendations? There are so many of them!!!!! 9000, 6000, 5000, 4000 series? Round head? Normal head?
I had the same recommendation from 3 dentists and dental hygienists here and in the UK before finally remembering to buy one. I've got the Philips Sonicare Easyclean, which I suspect is the under CHF100 one your dentist is referring to. The more expensive models are linked to an app that maps where you've cleaned in your mouth, but it sounds like you're already diligent in that department.

It's all down to the heads with these brushes. I've currently got the G3 Premium Gum Care head on mine, but you can swap them out for whichever head suits you're specific requirements. Linking to the UK site, but you can order from the Swiss site, and they often have sales on.
https://www.philips.co.uk/c-m-pe/toothbrush-heads

I got my batch of G3s discounted via Galaxus. The charge on them lasts for ages, but when my brush started to run low on charge faster than usual, I found out my OH had squirreled away one of my brush heads and was using it on my brush, so I bought him one of his own.
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Re: Electric toothbrush recommendation?

I went through loads of those in my life.
The round Oral-B ones make your gums disappear slowly. My dentist once told me to throw mine away. And I did.

Now I'm with Migros for fr. 39.95 and it's so far the best.
I'm on my second within several years - I remember the Philips did not last as long as this one - and for the second year my dentist commented on my teeth needing a lot less cleaning by him. I don't know if it's this toothbrush but it definitely did not make things worse.
Haven't had a new filling in like for ever, not a subject for me. If I ever need one done, it's replacing an old one.

The tooth-brush is cheap, the replacement brushes are a decent price. I'll stick with it should this one die some day.

It's not in Melectronics, it's in the big Migros somewhere between toothpastes and shampoo. I remember the first time I had to ask for it as it's placed so inconspicuously.

Oh and I'm very fussy with my teeth.

At this price maybe you should just try it before you go for all the big names. It's what I did when I got tired of the fancy-pancy-often-dying models. Turned out a good choice.
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Re: Electric toothbrush recommendation?

I've had the 'rotary' style Oral B, but I'm now on my second Phillips Sonicare. The first one was the top of the range and retailed around CHF300, although I got it 50% off. That one broke after a few years and I then replaced it with a middle of the road model (sorry, I don't know the model numbers), which cost about CHF100. The new one actually feels a little more powerful, so from a cleaning standpoint no issues compared to the most expensive one. The more expensive ones have more features that I would never use, like apps!


I also use the Phillips Airfloss, which shoots mouthwash (in my case) and air in between the teeth. I also floss with standard floss, but 'belts and braces' and afterwards your teeth feel very clean.


Regarding heads, I think all the Sonicare ones look like a smaller version of a regular toothbrush. One thing to be aware of is that the replacement heads are very expensive, so just bear that in mind.


Also, look out for deals: MyStore/DeinDeal often have deals on. My latest one I got from a COOP City and it too was discounted. (Just do a shopping search on Google)
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Re: Electric toothbrush recommendation?

Another vote for the cheapest Sonicare you can buy. You'll never use any of the fancy settings, and they all do a two-minute timer. Choose the replacement brushes to suit your needs.
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Re: Electric toothbrush recommendation?

I got the one with the travel case which also doubles as a charger which is quite useful.

The batteries are quite easy to change when they eventually stop charging.

Also, I dropped mine on the spindle and it stopped working but I got a replacement for the broken bit from Ali-Express and it's fine again.

The problem with the toothbrushes is that they are a little too expensive to be considered throw-away.

Miles better than the Oral-B too.
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Re: Electric toothbrush recommendation?

I got a cheap Oral B rechargeable ones. I've had the high end ones before and frankly, they're pointless.
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My dentist and dental hygienist were impressed by my cleaning regime, but said my life would be easier with an electric toothbrush. They said that the under CHF100 Philips Sonicare ones are more than adequate.

Any recommendations? There are so many of them!!!!! 9000, 6000, 5000, 4000 series? Round head? Normal head?

Thanks


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Re: Electric toothbrush recommendation?

Oclean. Part of Xiaomi. Sonicare is copying their technique about 1 year delayed
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Re: Electric toothbrush recommendation?

Am I understanding correctly that this one comes with two units and one charging base? Too basic? I can use the pink one for my goats?


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Get this one?








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Am I understanding correctly that this one comes with two units and one charging base? Too basic? I can use the pink one for my goats?
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yep, looks like you get two. But they have only one level = it's on or off. Guess the goat won't care.
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Re: Electric toothbrush recommendation?

My sis gave me a Waterpik, which was recommended by my US dentist. it cleans where even floss can't reach, but it'll scare the goat.
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Am I understanding correctly that this one comes with two units and one charging base? Too basic? I can use the pink one for my goats?


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Get this one?

The second one looks just like mine. I can really recommend it

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The second one looks just like mine. I can really recommend it
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Re: Electric toothbrush recommendation?

Slightly cheaper:

https://www.deindeal.ch/de/cosmetics...QaAstnEALw_wcB
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Re: Electric toothbrush recommendation?

I've got the Oral-B Pro 2 2500 for 2 years now. It has 2 functions, a gentle one, a more intense one and a pressure sensor. I always use it on the intense program and never had a problem with my gums.

Its battery lasts 2 weeks with 2x uses per day. I couldn't be more satisfied.

I don't get the point of having a toothbrush full of gimmicks that connects to your smartphone and costs CHF 300. But hey...
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I don't get the point of having a toothbrush full of gimmicks that connects to your smartphone and costs CHF 300.

Ha ha, me too.
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