Which Eclectic Toothbrush Is The Best?

With so many electric toothbrushes out there these days, how are you to know which one is the best?

Well, the truth is, there is no best.  Best is in the eye of the beholder.  In this article we will simply give you our opinions on what we think about electric toothbrushes, then it is up to you to decide which one you want to buy.

Sonicare Toothbrush

Sonicare is probably the very best electric toothbrush on the market today.  It is the market leader for a reason.  While there is a ton of competitors these days, Sonicare has been making and perfecting the electric toothbrush for twenty years. Everyone else is just trying to play catch up.

Sonicare is a powerful toothbrush that gets a deep clean feeling that no other toothbrush can quite compare with.  It is the closest thing to feeling like your teeth are as clean as after you visit a dentist.  The bristles of the toothbrush move at a very high speed causing the water and suds from the toothpaste to vibrate and help to shake and remove all the bits of food particles and plaque from your teeth.

Sonicare really has done an amazing job with these product.  It is the market leader, and the best you can get, for a reason.  Of course there is a downside, as there always is.

You have to pay for this level of quality.  A Sonicare toothbrush runs around $200 give or take.  That is just a lot to pay for a toothbrush, no matter how you cut it.  Is it worth it?  Absolutely.  You just can’t not take the high price into consideration when making the purchase decision.

Oral B Pro 1000 Toothbrush

The Oral B Pro 1000 has a lot of things going for it.  First of all it’s an electric toothbrush that is reasonably priced.  You can usually find these on sale at Walmart or Amazon for around $40, well within reasonable price range for most people.

But don’t worry about the price, it still has some of the really important features you are looking for like a two minute timer, a gentle brushing apparatus, and it’s head is compatible with a wide variety of different brushes.  When the toothbrush is charged to capacity, it can usually last a good week of twice a day brushing, assuming that you are using the two minute timer.

This might be the best all around electric option, when you factor in price.

Quip Electric

The nicest thing about the Quip is that it is the size of a regular non electric toothbrush.  Most electric brushes are too bulky, and the Quip does not need a recharging pedestal.  It runs on regular Duracell type batteries.  You can also use a rechargable battery if you want.

The sensitive sonic vibrations to clean your teeth, and they claim that this electric toothbrush is quitter than the competition.  It also uses the industry standard two minute timer.

But Quip also has some serious gimmicks that are just foolish.  The have a “specially designed” toothpaste that they recommend you use.  Of course this toothpaste is “ADA accepted” which is just about as gimmicky as it gets.

And if you are really a sucker for garbage useless stuff, you might also be interested in the Quip refillable dental flosser thingy.  It’s ADA accepted and the floss is mint flavored and vegan, whatever the heck that means.

Look, if buying some crappy flossing device is the only way that you are going to start flossing your teeth, then by all means buy that device.  But if you can manage to floss regularly on your own, then just avoid it.

We like the Quip toothbrush, but the rest of the stuff is just plain unnecessary.  To learn more about how to keep your teeth and mouth in great health, check out our article: Visiting The Dentist? Here’s What To Expect From Your Dental Exam.

 

 

Visiting The Dentist? Here’s What To Expect From Your Dental Exam

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What To Expect From Your Dental Exam

Dental exams are important to your overall health and well-being, but they can also be nerve-wracking. Many people experience extreme anxiety at the thought of visiting the dentist. If you’re worried about your upcoming exam, you should rest easy. Here is what you can expect when you are at the office.

Your Teeth Will Be Cleaned

Typically, the hygienist will start by giving your teeth a good cleaning. They may also have a hygienist handle this part of your appointment. While brushing and flossing can help to keep your teeth clean, a the professional has access to powerful tools that can truly clean your teeth, like high powered water piks. Another example, they may decide to use a tartar scraper to safely remove tartar from your mouth.

If they see that you have excessive tartar, they may recommend a deep cleaning treatment that includes scaling and root planing. Tartar can increase your risk for gum disease, which is why it’s important to make sure that your mouth is truly clean.

Your Teeth Will Be Checked For Cavities And Signs Of Gum Disease

Once your mouth is clean, the hygienist will inspect your mouth for cavities and other dental problems, such as signs of gum disease. If you do have a cavity, it’s likely that your family dentist will suggest another type of treatment, like fillings or crowns. If you have gum disease, it is possible they may prescribe some sort of medication or a topical antiseptic.

If your dentist sees severe dental problems, they may recommend some sort of surgery. It’s important to schedule regular exams so that you can treat problems before they spiral out of control.

You’ll Be Checked For Signs Of Abnormalities

Many serious diseases, such as lupus and diabetes, can show up in the mouth before other parts of the body. Because of this, your dentist will check your mouth carefully for any signs of abnormalities. In addition to checking your mouth, there will be an examine of your face and your neck.  This is called an oral cancer screening, which is very important but often overlooked.

Your dental health can impact your physical health, which is why scheduling regular exams can be so important. If the hygienist or dentist examining you does see any warning signs, it’s likely that they’ll have you schedule an appointment with your doctor.

You Might Need Digital X-Rays

Not all dental issues can be diagnosed through an exam alone. In some cases, your dentist may order an X-ray or another type of diagnostic procedure. This will allow your dentist to see your teeth more clearly so that they can provide the proper diagnosis.

You shouldn’t necessarily assume that you’ll have an X-ray during your exam. If your dentist doesn’t notice any abnormalities, then they may not think that a radio-graph is necessary. With that said, these kinds of diagnostic procedures are fairly common, and you shouldn’t be surprised if you need to have an X-ray done.

These days most offices use digital X-rays, which are minimally invasive and give you a more detailed view of what is going on with your teeth.  You can learn more about the benefits of digital X-rays here https://www.sharecare.com/health/dental-oral-health-teeth/what-benefits-digital-dental-xrays

Your Dentist Will Discuss Your Dental Habits

At some point during your exam, your dentist will want to have a chat with you about your oral hygiene. They may ask you about how often you brush or floss. They may demonstrate the proper techniques for you so that they can be sure you’re flossing properly.

It’s likely that your dentist will also want to talk about your diet and your lifestyle. Many habits, like smoking or drinking soda, can cause serious damage to your teeth. Your dentist may recommend that you cut back on these habits, particularly if your teeth are in bad shape.

This is one of the things that makes many people dread seeing the dentist. After all, no one wants to be lectured about their oral hygiene. With that said, it’s likely that your dentist will provide you with a lot of valuable insight and advice. Remember, your dentist wants your teeth to be in good health. Listen to them, communicate openly, and follow the advice that they give you.

They’ll Give You Recommendations

Depending on the results of your exam, your dentist may make a few recommendations for you. They may request that you schedule an appointment for a dental procedure. It’s likely that they’ll also tell you when you should have your next exam. If your teeth are in good health, your dentist may recommend an annual exam. If you have serious dental problems, your dentist might suggest more frequent exams.

If you’ve brought up any concerns during your appointment, your professional will also make recommendations that address those concerns. For example, they might suggest cosmetic treatments, like whitening. If you have any additional questions, make sure you speak up and get the information that you need.

Don’t put off your dental exam! These exams give your doctor the chance to take a look at your teeth so that they can spot and treat problems. Most oral health issues are far easier to treat when they’re detected early.

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