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Old 24.10.2011, 10:34
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Re: Electric toothbrush - is it worth it?

If you are interested, melectronics (Migros) has the Oral-B ProfessionalCare 550 (rotating model) on sale this week for CHF 74.50 (50% off)
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Re: Electric toothbrush - is it worth it?

Electric toothbrushes are worth the extra expense. I would even say in a country like Switzerland, where dental insurance seems confusing at best and absolute rubbish at worst, investing in better care for one's own teeth would save in spades at the dentist's office. My wife & I have a sonic toothbrush with a 'zone timer' that not only makes sure we brush enough, but encourages us to brush all areas evenly. We brought our U.S. model with us; as it only needs to be plugged in to charge, we just use a travel adapter. Since I started using that toothbrush, my dental visits have been much much better. Are you able to travel to a Euro country, where it might be cheaper to buy one?
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Re: Electric toothbrush - is it worth it?

I bought husband a knock off brand to the Sonic electric for a fraction of the price -- then when he went to see the dentist the dentist told him to stop using it and that they ONLY recommend Sonic because the others are too harsh on your gum line, etc.... we were surprised but decided to get the Sonic shipped in from the US -- 2 Sonics for $90!! A steal compared to the jacked up Swiss prices!
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Re: Electric toothbrush - is it worth it?

A report which I recently read, published by dentists - although I no longer know where - came to the conclusion that there is no difference between the result of using an electric toothbrush or a hand brush providing that the cleaning is done thoroughly. In my case, and I have only five of my teeth missing (removed pointlessly probably, before I came to CH, in England) and they are all in good condition at 74 and use not only the cheapest (soft) brush available but also the cheapest toothpaste.
Many other 'toilet' articles are pointless and a waste of money due to the illusion that people look at us critically. Normal soap and water is all that's needed - if you could bear it teeth could be cleaned with normal soap too.
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Old 25.10.2011, 13:38
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I bought husband a knock off brand to the Sonic electric for a fraction of the price -- then when he went to see the dentist the dentist told him to stop using it and that they ONLY recommend Sonic because the others are too harsh on your gum line, etc.... we were surprised but decided to get the Sonic shipped in from the US -- 2 Sonics for $90!! A steal compared to the jacked up Swiss prices!
Can you send me the link for where you bought them from please?

Did you have to pay Swiss duty upon receipt though?
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A report which I recently read, published by dentists - although I no longer know where - came to the conclusion that there is no difference between the result of using an electric toothbrush or a hand brush providing that the cleaning is done thoroughly. In my case, and I have only five of my teeth missing (removed pointlessly probably, before I came to CH, in England) and they are all in good condition at 74 and use not only the cheapest (soft) brush available but also the cheapest toothpaste.
Many other 'toilet' articles are pointless and a waste of money due to the illusion that people look at us critically. Normal soap and water is all that's needed - if you could bear it teeth could be cleaned with normal soap too.
I think that a manual toothbrush would clean your teeth just as well as an electric brush but the point is that most people don't have the right technique nor spend the right amount of time doing it effectively. Using an electric brush cleans more efficiently in this case.

I also agree that many skin products are a load of marketing baloney to the gullible, too, but using hand soap on my face (I've done it before) is just bloody awful and leaves my face super-dry and tight.
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Old 25.10.2011, 22:55
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I think that a manual toothbrush would clean your teeth just as well as an electric brush but the point is that most people don't have the right technique nor spend the right amount of time doing it effectively. Using an electric brush cleans more efficiently in this case.

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Are you by any chance Swiss or have you been living here for a long time?
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Are you by any chance Swiss or have you been living here for a long time?
No. Lived here 10 years.
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A report which I recently read, published by dentists - although I no longer know where - came to the conclusion that there is no difference between the result of using an electric toothbrush or a hand brush providing that the cleaning is done thoroughly. In my case, and I have only five of my teeth missing (removed pointlessly probably, before I came to CH, in England) and they are all in good condition at 74 and use not only the cheapest (soft) brush available but also the cheapest toothpaste.
Many other 'toilet' articles are pointless and a waste of money due to the illusion that people look at us critically. Normal soap and water is all that's needed - if you could bear it teeth could be cleaned with normal soap too.
I'm 74 too and have ALL my teeth.
The rest of me is crumbling, but my teeth are as good as anyone's.
I use the Braun oral-b oscillating brush which was expensive but worth it.
I'm sure normal toothbrushes are just as good if used properly, but I have a very limited attention-span.
Just wish there was some sort of gadget to stop my face falling off
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Old 27.10.2011, 14:32
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If you are interested, melectronics (Migros) has the Oral-B ProfessionalCare 550 (rotating model) on sale this week for CHF 74.50 (50% off)
And even cheaper on galaxus.com: https://www.galaxus.com/en/oral-b-pr...thbrush-216721
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Re: Electric toothbrush - is it worth it?

The normal brush is better then the electric one:
normal brush gives you good physical exercise to your hand, fingers and other muscles, which very immportant in todays lifestyle.
they are less expensive and hygenic if you change it at right time,
the improvement ppl are seeing after using electric brush is mostly due to wrong/hard way to brush the teeth with the normal one.
I am not saying that electric brush will not be effective if it is used in correct way, its depends on an individual to choose the right method or tool to fulfill the goal, i.e. clean n healthy teeth....
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Old 27.10.2011, 17:47
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