I just got back from the dentist and realize that I need to
start upping the ante when it comes to brushing teeth...
I have been doing research on electric toothbrushes.
BRAUN / ORAL B 3D EXCEL
Here is the description for the Braun 3D, according to the SharperImage site, which sells both the Sonicare and the Braun:
New Oral-B 3D Excel cleaning technology is proven more effective than any other toothbrush, manual or electric. Oral-B's new, faster, top-of-the-line power toothbrush combines back-and-forth oscillation (8,800/minute) with in-and-out pulsation (40,000/minute) to create unsurpassed three-dimensional "3D" rotating brushing action that significantly outperforms all other toothbrushes — electric, sonic and manual — in the key areas of plaque removal, gingivitis reduction and reduction of gingival bleeding.
The Braun is also MUCH (100% supposedly) better at removing the buildup of unsightly stains from tea, coffee and tobacco than "sonic" brushing.
I have however, heard a lot of praise for the Sonicare Elite 7500,.
including from my brother and mother, although many of these Sonicare users haven't tried Braun...
My dentist's office recommends (not mentioned verbally; he had a Braun 3D Excel on display. I forgot to ask his personal opinion vs. Sonicare; my family has known him for many years...
I do realize that he probably gets benefits from promoting it; although that doesn't necessarily mean he doesn't think it is a great toohtbrush.
EDIT: My brother just read the 3D Excel benefits (it wasn't available when he got his Sonicare as a gift from our parents) and suggested I get that.
SONICARE ELITE 7500 DESCRIPTION:
Philips Sonicare® Elite electric toothbrush's Superior Cleaning Technology offers 20% better plaque removal between teeth.
Philips Sonicare® uses patented technology and dynamic cleaning action to reach deep between teeth and below the gum line.
Ultra high-speed bristle tips move three times faster than other leading power toothbrushes.
Enhanced Superior Cleaning Technology directs side-to-side sweeping and twisting action for optimal results.
New model is 30% lighter and features dual-speed control, an ergonomic handle, Smartimer® and Quadpacer® interval timer.
The Braun/Oral B 3D Excel is $69.99 (BEFORE coupon)
The Sonicare Elite 7500 is $130.(BEFORE coupon)
(I do know they are available cheaper elswhere, but I have a
special coupon, which is why I will buy one of the two there).
Your feedback is appreciated!
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