Would you pay 150 bucks for a toothbrush?

  • silverfox

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    Jun 16, 2010 5:11 AM GMT
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    I was skeptical. I thought it was over the top. But after two weeks I have to say that the Sonicare "Healthy White" toothbrush is worth every single penny. My teeth feel great, and when I use the whitening setting.....they get.....whiter! I am even contemplating smiling. And when my toothbrush head gets all yucky....I put it in this thingy that looks like a suntan bed for toothbrush heads....and take it out the next day and it is all clean!

    Have I gone mad? Is there anyone else out there who raves about their Sonicare? Or maybe you don't care for Sonicare? Or maybe you just want to rave about your $1.49 toothbrush? Thoughts?


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    Jun 16, 2010 5:45 AM GMT
    I've got the older Sonic Care. It's pretty awesome. With a regular toothbrush, my teeth look clean. But with a Sonic Care, my teeth look and "feel" clean. I guess it's because it somehow cleans between teeth too.

    As for whitening, I don't know. I'm a heavy coffee/tea drinker. So my teeth will never be sparkly white. icon_neutral.gif
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    Jun 16, 2010 5:47 AM GMT
    Have been using Sonicare for over 13 years now and still love it.
    It's the only toothbrush I will buy now (had to replace the unit a few years ago). I want the one you have the next time I need to replace it.

    Just remember to not "brush" and only lightly and slowly drag it across your teeth while angling it towards the gums. Replace the head regularly!!!

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    Jun 16, 2010 9:21 AM GMT
    Yep, had an earlier model about 20+ years ago and loved it. Now that I see this, I just may pick one up.
  • silverfox

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    Jun 16, 2010 12:33 PM GMT
    waywardson1 said

    Just remember to not "brush" and only lightly and slowly drag it across your teeth while angling it towards the gums. Replace the head regularly!!!



    Note from the Op:


    Trust me I have learned this! I came upon a sensitive patch and I realized I was pushing too hard. By the way, what I have found is if a particular tooth or area is sensitive....rub a little sensitive toothpaste in the area with your finger before hand...then wait a sec and brush. Really helps me.

    Btw, if you shop at Costco, they have the unit I have $30 bucks off. I don't think anyone beats that price....and it comes with a second unit for travel, 3 brush heads, and the brush head suntanning bed I mentioned earlier icon_smile.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 16, 2010 12:36 PM GMT
    Never used one, but very "anal" about the care of my teeth... floss every night and brush 3 times a day. I probably should check it out..... but at $150.00, it had better be "magic" in a way I haven't experienced to date.

    And my teeth are already white. LOL
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    Jun 16, 2010 1:33 PM GMT
    I have that exact toothbrush, and I love it. It's great because the heads don't spin, they just vibrate... better for your gums. icon_smile.gif

    We lucked out, our dentist gave it to us for nuthin... said the company sent him a few as a sales pitch. I think the Dr. may have a crush on my bf...

  • vindog

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    Jun 16, 2010 2:40 PM GMT


    I joke with my dentist that she is losing out on tons of $$ cause she recommended I buy one, since I haven't gotten a single cavity since I started using it.
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    Jun 16, 2010 5:26 PM GMT
    OP: I would have to answer your question with a question... "Does it give magical blow jobs?" icon_razz.gif If so then probably; otherwise I will stick with my $6 Colgate electric toothbrush.
  • NashRugger

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    Jun 16, 2010 5:27 PM GMT
    No, I'll ask for it as a Xmas gift.
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    Jun 16, 2010 5:28 PM GMT
    I was about to respond with a "hell no" but after see how many people say its really nice....idk. There has to be cheaper options right? I know i bought a $50 sonicare toothbrush for my mom once.
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    Jun 16, 2010 5:28 PM GMT
    Looks cute! I'll definitely allow someone to buy me one.
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    Jun 16, 2010 5:29 PM GMT
    Ciarsolo saidLooks cute! I'll definitely allow someone to buy me one.


    What's in it for me? icon_twisted.gif
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    Jun 16, 2010 5:29 PM GMT
    I bought one in April, works great




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    Jun 16, 2010 5:32 PM GMT
    Ganymede80 said
    Ciarsolo saidLooks cute! I'll definitely allow someone to buy me one.


    What's in it for me? icon_twisted.gif


    I'll provide your mouth with a complimentary service and then personally taste the minty results. Satisfaction guaranteed!
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    Jun 16, 2010 5:34 PM GMT
    hey if your pockets huge like that and it wont miss 150..then go for it.
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    Jun 16, 2010 5:35 PM GMT
    Ciarsolo said
    Ganymede80 said
    Ciarsolo saidLooks cute! I'll definitely allow someone to buy me one.


    What's in it for me? icon_twisted.gif


    I'll provide your mouth with a complimentary service and then personally taste the minty results. Satisfaction guaranteed!


    I do declare, I got a case of the vapors!
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    Jun 16, 2010 5:40 PM GMT
    i invested in it at the recommendation of my dentist. i've been using it for about two years now. i think it's awesome. i was a bit apprehensive at spending the money for it, but i trusted my dentist and i have not regretted it.

    the timed setting also give me an objective reference to the amount of time i spend on each sector of my teeth. so now i don't second-guess myself. it's nice and simple. i like nice and simple.
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    Jun 16, 2010 5:40 PM GMT
    You can get two for the price of one at SAMS, I have the one in the image, I love it, also kept an older model as a back up

    One downside is the toothbrush can cause gum and enamel loss if you apply too much pressure while you use it.