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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by PhotoEcosse, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. PhotoEcosse

    PhotoEcosse Well-Known Member

    About four years ago my dental hygienist told me to bin my Oral-B electric toothbrush and use a Phillips Sonicare instead.

    Last week, having changed dental practice, the dental hygienist told me to bin the Sonicare and buy an Oral-B.

    So, what is the consensus of opinion?

    Do different professionals genuinely have different opinions?

    Does toothbrush technology change so rapidly that brands leapfrog each-other regularly?

    Or do dental practices get flung a bung by manufacturers to punt their wares?
  2. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    I strongly suspect you have it right there.

    I've already mentioned on another thread that I used to have a Saturday job in a chemist many years ago. For reasons now forgotten, I was asked to join the boss and his wife to an event 'sponsored' by a drug company pushing their latest product. I think it was Sinutab. We all got a free dinner, a guest speaker and a goodie bag of products from the company in question. The next week we recieved a bunch of point of sale bumpf. And the next thing I know we're being told to suggest Sinutab to anyone who comes in looking a bit peaky. I was never told, but always suspected that the boss was given some financial reward beyond a paper bag of cough and cold remedies.
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  3. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Mine just asked if I used one and was pleased I did. Didn't bother about the make.

  4. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    What's wrong with a good old fashioned toothbrush?
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  5. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

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  6. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

  7. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Now that I'm old, I have a degree of overlapping on my front lower teeth.
    Hygienist gave me some ducky little toothbrushes on my last visit. I think they were for kids, but they are super and controllable and I can manipulate them into little places. One thing I hate is the current vogue for HUGE headed toothbrushes!
    I've always used a manual brush. Just my choice.
    Still got some teeth. :D
  8. TheFatControlleR

    TheFatControlleR :Devil's Advocaat: Forum Admin

    Depends what you mean by 'opinion'?

    Take a look on the shelves/cases in their reception area, what brand dominates? That's where the brown envelope full of opinion comes from (as has been suggested). ;)
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  9. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    I remember my now retired dentist commenting on toothpaste, "toothpaste's toothpaste, there's no real difference between any of them", imagine in a Welch accent btw.
  10. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Mine asked and was pleased I didn't. Threatens to shake all my crowns off.
  11. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    If the toothbrush is doing that, I'd be worried about my crowns anyway. Or see another dentist.

  12. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Not difficult here!


    ps mind you, which one? North, South, Anglesey, Caernarfon, Pontypridd...
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  13. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    Imagine this said in the Welshest of Welsh accents:

    I don 'ave a Welsh accent see, cos even tho I'm Welsh, I works in 'ereford evry day don't I?

    Said by my very Welsh friend.
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  14. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Pu-leese, a true Welshman would surely say "I works in 'ereford every day, isn't it?"
  15. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    Must be 'ereford rubbing off on her.
  16. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    There's me struggling to recall the sound of Raquel's voice...
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  17. PhotoEcosse

    PhotoEcosse Well-Known Member

    On a related subject, why would anyone want to become a dental hygienist?

    Spending one's working day torturing people seems an odd way to get job satisfaction.
  18. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Mmmm I don't know. Torturing doesn't sound so bad, but working in some peoples mangy mouths... no thank you.
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  19. Charlotte Moon

    Charlotte Moon Well-Known Member

    Going back to the tooth brush, I have a sonicare and my sister has an oral B, hell does hers make a racket when she is brushing her teeth, they seem to sound like they have lose components in them rattling away, I swear by my sonicare brush, so only comparison I can make is the noise, also the head of the brush is like a normal tooth brush and isn't revolving on the sonicare, which I prefer, whereas the oral-B ones are round
    Hope that helps

  20. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    I have a cheap Boots battery operated one which, combined with Pam Ayres' Oh, I wish I'd looked after my teeth, inspired me to write a tanka on the subject...


    I normally use
    ordinary batteries
    in my cheap toothbrush.
    Today I tried alkalines
    and my teeth are still buzzing!​

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