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Old 12-14-2015, 10:53 PM
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Originally Posted by DPolo View Post
My battery operated electric toothbrush needs replacement. I like the battery operated concept, nothing to recharge and and no huge base to take up bathroom space.

I see a wide selection of toothbrushes on amazon, but I really want a good brush that is compact and does not take up of space or parts.

Last time I was at the dentist I was told to use sensitive gums toothpaste. I am a smoker who drinks allot of coffee.

Thank you
I have sensitive teeth as well and I use a sensitive gum toothpaste as part of my brushing routine.

I recently upgraded to Sonicare Premium whitening electric toothbrush (see link below) from Oral B and I'm satisfied so far with the product. Prior to Oral B, I had an older Sonicare model but I stopped using it because my teeth were hurting. My dentist at the time recommended Oral B as she said it was less forceful than Sonicare. The downside with the Oral B one was that it wasn't as effective in getting rid of stains on your teeth vs. the Sonicare.

I decided to try the Sonicare again (see link below) based on how the product has 3 modes instead of 1 mode from the older model that I had used previously.

It "features 3 flexible brushing modes including, "Clean" mode for full power and optimal cleaning, "Sensitive" mode for gentler brushing in sensitive areas, and "Massage" mode for a stimulating, soothing cleaning action." I've been brushing with the Clean mode and no issue so far. I especially like the 2 minute timer since I don't have to look at my watch anymore.

Another good thing with the product below is that it has 2 electric toothbrushes so if it's for you only, you have an extra in case the other runs out and if you have a partner, they can use the second one.

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Old 01-30-2019, 10:45 PM
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Which brand/model is the quietest?
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Old 02-06-2019, 11:11 AM
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I have only used Phillips Sonicare. I think it does a good job......as long as you use it.
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Old 02-08-2019, 05:10 PM
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I've had my Sonicare for about....hmmmm... a good 15 years, I think. It's the Flexcare model that also has the charger with the UV light brush-head sterilizer built into it.

My teeth and gums tend to be sensitive and so I've always used it on the "sensitive" setting, with the soft/sensitive brush head.

That said, after checking the comparable model nowadays on Amazon it appears that the one being produced now is nowhere near as reliable as my "oldie but goodie." Plenty of 1, 2 and 3 star reviews from people saying they bought one of these within the past couple of years to replace their original Flexcare that finally gave up the ghost... only to have the new one fail in a year or less. So I would not take my experience as being representative of what Sonicare is producing nowadays.

If/when this one eventually stops working I will have to see what my options are. I really like the UV sterilizer and would definitely want something comparable to that.
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:17 PM
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I use Oral B because I think the Sonicare is too big for my small mouth.
I hate the new heavier blue tooth versions but there is no avoiding them.
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:23 PM
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I lov my sonic care (7100?).
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