I was speaking to a patient the other day about electric toothbrushes. He told me, “I used to have one of those battery powered ones, I didn’t like it,”. I didn’t blame him. I never liked those things, either! I picked up a Sonicare DiamondClean, handed it to him, and had him turn it on. What a dramatic difference! All it takes is holding it in your hand for a few seconds to realize how much more effectively you can brush your teeth with an electric toothbrush as opposed to a manual toothbrush or an inexpensive battery powered toothbrush.
The Sonicare line of electric toothbrushes is high quality and the company stands behind the product. I own one that has been going strong for ten years with no problems. We sell the replacement heads in our office and they are easy to find online or at most retail stores. Oral B and Rotadent also make high quality electric toothbrushes. There are raving fans for all three brands. One thing that all electric toothbrush users have in common is that they all say they can’t live without it once they have it. It’s really hard to go back to brushing your teeth with a manual toothbrush once you’ve had the experience of brushing with an electric toothbrush. If the last time you spent more than a few dollars on a toothbrush was the type that requires a AA battery, I urge you to take a look at the latest and greatest technology that is a Sonicare toothbrush. There is even a model made specifically for children that makes brushing fun, and it doesn’t cost very much. If you have questions about electric toothbrushes or just want to try one out, come by our office and we can show you several options.