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Giveaway: What’s Your Favorite Toothbrush?

What's your favorite toothbrush? Let me know and you are entered for a chance to win a new one.

by Dr. Burhenne

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Update: The giveaway is now closed, congrats to our winners: Katalina, John, Jen, Karen, and Norman. Watch for another giveaway soon!

A lot of readers have been asking, “which toothbrush should I buy?” I’ve been putting together a guide with my recommendations for the last several months now.

But here’s the thing: once you get past the safety considerations, a lot comes down to personal preference—size of the handle, maneuverability, whether gunk builds up on the stand (a personal pet peeve of mine.) There’s plenty on the web on this topic, but I’ve found most of it is according to dentists, or even studies funded by the manufacturers themselves.

So I’d like to open up the question to this community:

What’s your favorite toothbrush? And why?

Are you electric or manual?

Do you prefer Sonicare or Oral-B?

Or do you prefer going with smaller brands?

The Prize: I’m giving away one each of the top five bestselling toothbrushes on Amazon. Let’s see how Amazon’s top five list compares to Ask the Dentist readers’ top five!

To enter to win, tell me in the comments:

What is your favorite toothbrush?
Why?

Can’t wait to hear what you think!

Dr. Mark Burhenne

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  1. Manual toothbrush: Radius Why: I love the soft bristles and wide toothbrush head
    Electric toothbrush: Oral-B 1000 Why: The Sonicare makes my whole head vibrate and isn’t comfortable

  2. I really enjoy the Sonicare diamond clean and it’s my favorite! The smaller brush head hugs each surface of the teeth nicely!

  3. I received an oral B for Christmas last year and it was my first ever electric.
    My teeth definitely feel cleaner after use and my gum health has improved.
    Thanks for the chance!

  4. I prefer an electric Oral-B. My dentist recommended an electric toothbrush to me and I’ve found it cleans much better and does the hard work for me.

  5. Hell, Dr. B! This is a great giveaway. I really enjoy the brand Nimbus that you have given out on several of our family visits. But I do like the electric brand Oral B. Thank you.

  6. Morning – I use a manual toothbrush in the morning so I can also brush my Invisalign retainer. I use Colgate 360 with a compact head and extra soft bristles. This gets stored in a UV light sanitizer.
    Midday – For the occasional midday brush, I have a spare manual toothbrush at the office, usually the free one I get from the dentist office.
    Evening – Sonicare with a small head and soft bristles. I also remove the head after each use and store it in my UV sanitizer. That way it never develops a buildup and stays as clean as possible.

  7. My favorite toothbrush is the brush attachment on my Waterpik. I LOVE it because it makes my mouth feel thoroughly cleaned, especially in between my teeth more than any toothbrush I have had.

  8. my favorite is any rechargeable toothbrush. I love the electric brushes because my teeth feel cleaner and rechargeable because well… they’re rechargeable

  9. I am using Colgate 3D and oral B. I also use a really old Braun electric type 4736. It may be because it’s an older model but it seems to vibrate to much and yet I usually use it on the high setting. I have sensitive TM joints. I’m still looking for the perfect brush and natural mouthwash to prevent plaque. I have to use a dental pick on lower front teeth.

  10. I am using Colgate 3D and oral B. I also use a really old Braun electric type 4736. It may be because it’s an older model but it seems to vibrate to much and yet I usually use it on the high setting. I have sensitive TM joints. I’m still looking for the perfect brush and natural mouthwash to prevent plaque. I have to use a dental pick on lower front teeth.

  11. I am using Colgate 3D and oral B. I also use a really old Braun electric type 4736. It may be because it’s an older model but it seems to vibrate to much and yet I usually use it on the high setting. I have sensitive TM joints. I’m still looking for the perfect brush and natural mouthwash to prevent plaque. I have to use a dental pick on lower front teeth.

  12. My toothbrush of choice is Sonicare diamond clean. I have been using it for years now and gives my teeth a smooth clean feeling.

  13. I’m still a manual user- I like anything oral b with the fancy nubs and tongue cleaners and all. I tried an oral b electric once and didn’t like it at all but really want to use a sonicare but can’t justify the cost! No matter what I use,’ it must be soft bristle, not too large OR too small, and in a fun color so I don’t confuse it with my husbands lol

  14. I prefer manual, soft, compact head toothbrushes, such as Oral B Pro Health or Colgate 360. Soft bristles for gentle but effective cleaning, compact head because they fit in my mouth more comfortably.

  15. My favorite is now the Quip battery powered brush. I bought into their sales pitch, which is basically most tooth brushes will do the job; it’s a matter of using them, and if you don’t like your brush, you probably won’t brush often enough. This fit me perfectly as I had been using the ultrasonic Emmi-dent for well over a year. Expensive tool. Expensive brushes. Special toothpaste. It works, but it was taking over five minutes to complete a decent brushing. Using that once a day was my limit. The Quip is a work of art, sticks on my mirror, nothing to plug it (which always bugged me), and for $5 every three months I get a new head and battery mailed to me. Soft bristles. Very comfortable.

  16. Colgate 360 total advanced sonic power toothbrush! It makes my teeth feel clean and the battery can be replaced in it when it gets low.

  17. Oral B Electric toothbrush! I like it because it has a built in timer to make sure you are brushing for the appropriate time. I also like it because it’s easier to use and requires less manual dexterity.

  18. I have been dreaming of one of those electric oral B sets! My friend has one and she said it is like visiting the dentist every morning!! That’s amazing!!!

  19. I love my Sonicare. I am a dental hygienist and I have also had an Oral B electric TB, however my sensitivity and recession got worse while using the Oral B. I never recommend it to patients as any time I have noticed recession getting worse over a shorter time period, I ask which TB they use… I have to do a proper study but the majority of the time, it is Oral B. Not to mention, you can’t angle the circular head 45′ to the gumlines, like the sonicare TB head.
    For a manual TB, I love my Swiss Curaprox. It is amazing– super soft bristles, but effective, and it prevents aggressive brushers from… brushing aggressively because of the design.

  20. Dr. B I am a simple man and my oral needs have become simple. I learned in my youth that anyone with the proper brushing technique can make any toothbrush work, even the basic toothbrush we would never dare use these days. I was an avid user of Sonicare over 20 years ago and although it was unlike anything in the market the price was too steep for most people. Since then I have found only ONE toothbrush that gives me the same thorough cleaning on my teeth and below my gum line. The extra long bristles are perfect to scrape into the gum gently and the proof of its success continues to show in my biannual dental checkups. I’m 43 and still have not had a cavity in my mouth! I tip my hat to the GUM guys for their remarkable product :
    GUM Technique Deep Clean Toothbrush 525 [soft compact]

  21. I am in the market for a new one–thanks all for the insight! I have been using Philips Flexcare. I’ve had much better luck with a good cleaning compared to my manual days, but I do love a nice, big fat, old fashioned, soft bristle brushing experience.

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