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Old 19.08.2008, 21:40
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there are cheap and nasty ones, im not so sure of brands in CH...
do they have the floss handles here? alot of men find them easy as you dont have to stick your fingers in your mouth to use them....

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there are cheap and nasty ones, im not so sure of brands in CH...
do they have the floss handles here? alot of men find them easy as you dont have to stick your fingers in your mouth to use them....

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sorry, was replying to the one about the little brushes you ahd problems with....

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sorry, was replying to the one about the little brushes you ahd problems with....

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Thanks for your advice, my teeth are alot better here, than back in the UK
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Old 19.08.2008, 23:06
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Re: Electric toothbrush - is it worth it?

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I can also recommend the Sonic toothbrush -as already mentioned oscilliates faster than anything and is much gentler than brushing by hand so doesnt hurt your gums. Has a massage gum function and I think you can find it a lot cheaper on the internet if you take a look.

The Elmex gelee is also good stuff, use once a week and around Sfr8 from any chemist.

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Thanks everyone... will track down the cheapest Sonic I can find post haste! Here's looking forward to shiny, problem-free gnashers!

On a similar topic, someone else at work as recommended Elmex Gelee as a once-a-week fix for teeth - apparently it hardens up the enamel or something. (Not that all we do is talk about teeth at work )
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Thanks for your advice BlueMatilda

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alot of men find them easy as you dont have to stick your fingers in your mouth to use them...
But... are you saying women are more used to sticking their fingers in their mouths?!
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Old 20.08.2008, 13:18
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But... are you saying women are more used to sticking their fingers in their mouths?!
No, my guess is that it's harder to wrap a bit of floss around your fingers and get it all into your mouth when you have big hands...

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Old 20.08.2008, 13:21
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I have just watched the opening bathroom-routine sequence of American Psycho. The amount of time and attention people seem to have to allocate to a simple toothbrushing operation has me concerned....

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Re: Electric toothbrush - is it worth it?

We have a new one (Oral-B 9900) which came with a separate timer. Displays a smiley face after 2 mins, then after 3 has a wink. Brush has 3 or 4 settings, and display warns you if you press too hard.

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Old 21.08.2008, 11:51
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I just read today in the BBC Focus magazine that if you have a heart condition you should be careful when brushing your teeth...

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Bacteria that are harmless in the mouth can become dangerous in the bloodstream, causing an inflammation of the heart valves called infective endocarditis. Patients with damaged valves are often given antibiotics before tooth extractions; now researchers at Carolinas Medical Center in the US have found that brushing can also allow such bacteria to enter the blood.
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Old 21.08.2008, 14:44
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I just read today in the BBC Focus magazine that if you have a heart condition you should be careful when brushing your teeth...

I nursed 2 or 3 people back in UK who developed Sub acute bacterial endocarditis after they'd had some dental treatment, but not just from brushing....that's quite scary. I guess though if you suffer with poor/bleeding gums or have poor oral hygiene then there is a higher risk there to develop it, especially if you have an underlying cardiac problem.

However Rachel I conducted my very scientific test between the two sonic toothbrushes, and as mentioned in other posts, there is a big difference between the oscillations. The Fr 49 one was ok, and my teeth still felt clean after, but I like my other one better.
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Old 21.08.2008, 16:13
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Perhaps those vibrating noises from the bathroom are not from the electric toothbrush....

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Appears you may have a point , they seem to be headed for dual use
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Old 21.08.2008, 16:22
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Re: Electric toothbrush - is it worth it?

I use this coz flossing is a pain: http://www.oralb.com/us/products/pro...ntal&pid=hbird
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Old 21.08.2008, 16:54
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However Rachel I conducted my very scientific test between the two sonic toothbrushes, and as mentioned in other posts, there is a big difference between the oscillations. The Fr 49 one was ok, and my teeth still felt clean after, but I like my other one better.
Thanks SwissCath! Good to know what the difference is.

After such encouragement on this thread I have now purchased the Oral B Sonic complete toothbrush. A bargain 130CHF through toppreise.ch, as opposed to 200CHF in Interdiscount et al.

I think its going to take a couple of brushings to get used to it, its my first electric toothbrush and it really vibrates!! As posted above this is obviously good for my teeth, but I just need to persuade my brain it is, and that its not going to shake my teeth out!

Have also invested in the elmex gelee stuff as I'm determined not to get any (more) cavities!
Thanks for everyone's posts!
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Re: Electric toothbrush - is it worth it?

What a post......im a religous brusher i carry a toothbrush and toothpaste with me every day...

i brush at least 16 times a day and can take up to 15 mins a session and i think my teeth are shrinking....should i reduce the time spent brushing or reduce the number of sessions a day.....

the electric toothbrush......what carbon footprint does the entire worlds population of electric toothbrush leave?????? think about the planet people
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What a post......im a religous brusher i carry a toothbrush and toothpaste with me every day...

i brush at least 16 times a day and can take up to 15 mins a session and i think my teeth are shrinking....should i reduce the time spent brushing or reduce the number of sessions a day.....
Not sure what you mean by saying your teeth are shrinking, but brushing 16 times a day does not sound healthy .

The electric toothbrush I have comes with a built in 2 minute warning, so I guess thats the optimal time to brush your whole mouth. So if you are taking 15 minutes you might be damaging your teeth / gums.

Has your dentist said anything about the health of your teeth and gums?
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he said i could model for colgate or some other various toothpaste brands he did not want to plug!
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i brush at least 16 times a day and can take up to 15 mins a session and i think my teeth are shrinking....
You're a mere neophyte, old chap. I brush my teeth twenty-four times a day for at least an hour each time (sometimes more). I was unhappy with the way my toothbrushes wore down every couple of days, so I have invested in an oral sandblaster, and now my teeth are lovely and smooth and barely rise above the level of my gums.

My tongue is a bit mangled, alas, but it is a small price to pay for sparkly white roots, no?
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Old 22.08.2008, 00:40
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ehit`s canadian)anyone using the dishwasher ??
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Old 22.08.2008, 07:21
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My understanding is that brushing is to remove food particles that could form acid and plaque. It is not intented to remove plaque or the enamel of your teeth. (Please note I am not a dentist, or even a TV-presenter in a white coat talking BS giving the false impression that I am).

The last advice I had from my dentist was to brush 2-3 times a day, or after meals. It's no big deal, and certainly not something to do as a symptom of OCD as well as lining up the shampoo bottles and checking the taps are switched-off every five minutes.

I am happy to report my teeth don't look like an ill-kept cemetery, so there must be something else I can worry about that I am sure you guys can help me with....?

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