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Old 01-24-2008, 03:52 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I currently use the "Oral B" toothbrush, but the dental hygenist told me the "Rota-dent" toothbrush is better.

Just looking for for some +/- comments. I really don't see how the Rota-dent could be that much better; I'm sure they make a commission!

Thank you,....marc
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Old 01-24-2008, 04:02 PM
 
Location: a nation in decline
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Thanks for asking. I was thinking the same thing. I'll be interested in replies.
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Old 01-25-2008, 06:52 AM
 
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Never used the "roto'dent" but have use the oral-B for years, and always have good check-ups. That is mind, why change?

Does the dentist want you to purchase it in the office?

Could be a promotional thing for him
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Old 01-25-2008, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Lots of sun and palm trees with occasional hurricane :)
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I currently use the "Oral B" toothbrush, but the dental hygenist told me the "Rota-dent" toothbrush is better.

Just looking for for some +/- comments. I really don't see how the Rota-dent could be that much better; I'm sure they make a commission!

Thank you,....marc
I've got the Rota-dent. It's recommended over Oral B or Sonic Care. You don't have to get it at the dentist's office. I got mine on E-bay, from supposedly a dental/dentist's office. Brand new with all the paperwork and extra thingys.
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:25 PM
 
Location: wrong planet
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I have a sonic care and found it to be rough on my gums. Didn't like using it...
I recently moved and went to a different dentist and hygenist, and this one recommends the rota-dent, she says it is gentler and they do sell various brands, but that one is her favorite. Next time I go I will probably get one...
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Old 06-17-2008, 10:01 AM
 
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Default Rotadent customer service

Don't purchase a Rot-a-dent unless you're willing to deal with their terrible customer service. I bought a replacement brush on line, which broke after about A WEEK! The wait to speak to a customer service person on the phone is about 20 minutes! They don't return voice messages, or respond to emails. When I finally DID reach a human on the phone (after about a week of trying), I was told that they do not authorize sales of their products on line and would not replace the defective brush. WHAT?!?! These brushes cost about $30! And how is a consumer supposed to know that when purchasing?

Anyway, I'm done with Rotadent


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I've got the Rota-dent. It's recommended over Oral B or Sonic Care. You don't have to get it at the dentist's office. I got mine on E-bay, from supposedly a dental/dentist's office. Brand new with all the paperwork and extra thingys.
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Old 06-17-2008, 10:59 AM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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I have been using Rotadent for about 10 years. When I got my first unit...the brushes were replaceable and I've kept that head and have no problems with it. I bought some extra brushes online in bulk but eventually I will have to switch to the new head/brush combo. I love my rotadent...would never switch for the health of my teeth will suffer.

Here is what you can do...Use your Oral B or Sonic Care brush. If you see the white stuff (plaque) getting brushed off your teeth it is probably a good model however if you don't see that white stuff switch to the Rotadent. You will see a big difference.

Rotadent is not cheap...but the dentist I got mine from offered it for $50 with a guadrenal(sp) cleaning. Yes, my teeth are that bad.

Something I just recently tried was Crest's Pro Health Toothpaste. It works so much better than the regular Crest I was using. I'm getting a lot more plaque off my teeth and my mouth stays fresher longer too.
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Old 06-17-2008, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Gee, haven't even heard of the rotodent!

Used to have an oral b and then switched to the sonic care, as the ultra-sonic pulsating action is supposed to be better for your teeth, than the small round brush of the oral-b going around in very small, rapid circle motion.
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:09 AM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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I'm sure that Oral B is better than Rota dent..
No other toothbrush rotates as fast as Rotadent (when fully charged) and that helps remove more plaque from teeth.

I will not give up my Rotadent based on your assumption. Compare the two side-by-side as I have and you will see the difference.
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Old 07-22-2008, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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we have the oral b and love it. can't speak for the other.
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