Looking for an electric toothbrush that doesn't get disgusting
January 24, 2014 10:41 AM Subscribe
That's pretty much my main criterion. I've had two different Sonicares with E-series brush heads (they look like this
). I love that they get my teeth scrumtrulescently clean, but it's like a Dorian Gray thing going on where the cleaner my teeth get, the grosser the brush gets. Gunk makes its way down into the handle and it gets really disgusting in there, and the buildup also weakens the magnetic connection between the brush and handle, making the brushing less effective.
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I've never had a cavity, have no fillings or crowns or anything in there besides my 28 teeth. I have no special needs or feature requests, just a toothbrush that gets them nice and clean while itself staying clean
. Any recommendations? Note, I am buying a new toothbrush regardless (my Sonicare is burning through batteries at an unreasonable rate), so while I'm aware of retrofit options like these Sonicare condoms
, I'd ideally rather get a toothbrush that doesn't have this problem in the first place.