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How much do you spend on a toothbrush?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by skinnyman, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. skinnyman

    skinnyman Well-Known Member

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    I was at the drugstore buying a toothbrush and started wondering if a $7 toothbrush really made much more of a difference over a $1 one. Do I really need a brush that has all sorts of different patterns and bristle heights and things sticking up to supposedly help clean my teeth? I'm not convinced that they perform any better, yet I only buy a toothbrush 2-3 times a year so it seems like something worth not cheaping out on.

    I ended up buying a $4 Colgate 360, was intrigued by the tongue/cheek scrubber on the back of the brush.
     
  2. sonick

    sonick Well-Known Member

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    $100 Philips Sonicare. Plus ~$8 a pop for replacement heads.
     
  3. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Well-Known Member

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    get a whole bunch oral b's free from my dentist
     
  4. shasta

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  5. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Well-Known Member

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    I bought a case of toothbrushes (144) for $20 a year ago at liquidator's place. I've still got plenty left. They are fine, I don't think any of the hi-tech toothbrush stuff matters. It's all a scam to get more money from the rubes.
     
  6. Roygbivuxg

    Roygbivuxg Well-Known Member

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    +1 for the sonicare. Definitely a worthy investment
     
  7. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    I haven't bought a toothbrush in many years. Get free ones from my dentist
     
  8. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Well-Known Member

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    I haven't bought a toothbrush in many years. Get free ones from my dentist

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  9. ruzzi

    ruzzi Well-Known Member

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  11. westinghouse

    westinghouse Well-Known Member

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    A $3 toothbrush replaced every three months is all you need.
     
  12. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Well-Known Member

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    I got the sonicare (either the 6500 pr 9300 or something) for about $100 off ebay. One of the best items I own, seriously, I would highly encourage everyone to get a solid brush. What else could I get for $100 that I'd use 2x a day for years and see a significant improvement for?
     
  13. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Well-Known Member

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    oral-b ten packs at costco, about $12
     
  14. Joffrey

    Joffrey Well-Known Member

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    $15 electric toothbrush has served me well for a few years. Every few months I spend ~$10 on a 2 pack of replacement heads. One day I'll upgrade to a premium model to see the difference.
     
  15. ramuman

    ramuman Well-Known Member

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    I've had an Oral-B 8000 series for about 5 years now. The only thing I've ever replaced are the heads. I love it.
     
  16. AFG34

    AFG34 Well-Known Member

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    I got the sonicare (either the 6500 pr 9300 or something) for about $100 off ebay. One of the best items I own, seriously, I would highly encourage everyone to get a solid brush. What else could I get for $100 that I'd use 2x a day for years and see a significant improvement for?

    why are they better than $3 toothbrush from walmart
     
  17. Zachgranstrom

    Zachgranstrom Well-Known Member

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    I spend $3.00 on Colgate toothbrushes. (last me about two months before I throw it away for a new brush)
     
  18. acidboy

    acidboy Well-Known Member

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    I've gone through a stage where I tried on different toothbrushes because they have new radical designs and whatnot... in the end imo they're all the same and a simple angled toothbrush like a cheap oral b will clean as well as some new bristle designed toothbrush.

    flossing is where it's at anyway.
     
  19. Rambo

    Rambo Well-Known Member

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    I'M IN MIAMI, BITCH
  20. Gtea

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    Oral B triumph $110 at the time for 2 brush and $4-7 replacement head depending on discount. I didn't know a mouth could be so clean until I bought it. Used it for several years and it's been great. Highly recommended. Prices have gone down now for the brush, but replacing the head is still a bitch.
     

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