Jul 092010
 
Rotadent Tooth Brush

Rotadent

A while back I decided it was time to starting shopping for a good, electric toothbrush. In the past, I have tried Braun Electric Toothbrushes, which last a long time, but never seemed to overwhelm me with their teeth cleaning power. Why can’t I have a toothbrush that is as good and powerful as the one the dentist uses to polish my teeth?  Of course, the one popular brand name that kept popping up in my head was the OralB Toothbrush. It just so happens Braun makes the Oral-B Toothbrush.  My research took me to a couple of popular names on the internet such as the Oral-B 7000 and The Oral-B Triumph 9900 Toothbrush with Smart Guide.

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OralB Triumph

The Triumph 9900 got my attention, first.  This unique toothbrush provides digital technology never seen before in a toothbrush. The Oral-B Triumph 9900 will actually grade you on how well you are brushing your teeth with the use of a wireless display that provides feedback on the amount of time you are brushing and pressure you are using.  While the wireless smart guide display seems like a cool gimmick, I am more interested in how powerful the toothbrush is and how well it actually cleans my teeth. Oral-B claims that the Triumph 9900 uses a floss action brush head with MicroPulse bristles which will penetrate deep between your teeth and gums. Obviously, this kind of deep teeth cleaning is good for your gums, but how much is too much? The Triumph 9900 also has a red light appears when you use too much pressure. Hmmm, maybe a great tooth brush for a kid, but I think I know what’s good for my own teeth.  Furthermore, the steep price tag of $165.00 for the Triumph 9900 convinced me that I don’t need gimmicks and digital technology in an electric toothbrush. I just want something that does a good; no – a great job. I will say this: The positive reviews on the Oral-B Triumph 9900 toothbrush are quite impressive. Over 150 Amazon customer reviews rate the Triumph-9900 4.5 out of 5 Stars.  The lofty user ratings were still not enough to make me spend that kind of money, so, next, I looked at the Oral-B 7000 series. The 7000-series model I looked at is the Oral-B 7400 which appears to be exactly what I wanted: A no-frills, durable, rugged-looking electric toothbrush. The Oral-B 7400 has a neat feature; a pressure sensor pulse which senses when you’re using too much pressure and stops you before you hurt yourself or bleed to death. It also has a nice ergonomic grip. You can use the

Oral B 7000 vs Rotadent Toothbrush

Oral-B 7000 Toothbrush for 11 brushings before needing to recharge it. That’s pretty good. I remember how the electronic charging system seemed to be the weak spot on my old Braun Electric Toothbrushes. The best part of all of the Oral-B 7000 series toothbrush is it’s $69.00 price tag and average user rating of a perfect 5 stars out of 9 users. So far, so good. Put the Oral-B 7400 on my wish list. But first, I wanted to see what else is out there besides Braun Electric Toothbrushes (oral-b).

While browsing and searching for the keywords, ‘best electric toothbrushes’, I stumbled and tripped over a brand called Rotadent. The Rotadent Toothbrush seems to be the brand most dentists recommend. That is, those dentists who are not paid by Braun to promote Oral-B toothbrushes. But all kidding aside, the Rotadent Toothbrush does have the looks and appearance of a high powered tool your dentist would use to torture you. Just looking at the picture of one the first time, gave me the heeby jeebies.  The brand name alone, tells me that the Rotadent is a serious machine. It is not the type of dentistry tool you will find in mainstream circles. My search for Rotadent Toothbrush on Amazon yielded only the Rotadent Brush heads which sell for a lofty $25.00. The price of the brush heads alone, made me think that this particular product is a serious teeth cleaning tool. Like the OralB Triumph, the Rota-Dent also claims to reach underneath your gum line and teeth and is clinically proven to remove harmful bacterial plaque and clean inside Periodontal pockets. The brush heads that come with the Rota-Dent are hollow and circular, giving them the appearance of a dentist’s teeth polishing tool. Rota-Dent says that these brushes provide your teeth with 90,000 filament sweeps per second.  The manufacturer’s claim is that using a Rotadent Toothbrush is as effective as both brushing and flossing. As an ardent flosser, I will gladly put that claim to the test if I choose to buy one of these. The Rotadent Toothbrush sells for around $119.00. Unfortunately, the Rotadent is not nearly as well known, advertised and reviewed as Braun (oral-b) Electric Toothbrushes. One cool thing – Rotadent Toothbrushes come in different colors: White, Pink, Blue and Black. I can imagine the black one gets pretty dirty after you’ve dribbled your used toothpaste all over it.

Verdict

Even without much in the way of reviews, I am leaning towards the Rotadent. I was able to find a useful you-tube video which serves the purpose of showing you how the this amazing machine works, looks, and performs.

Oral-B Triumph 9900 Demonstration

  2 Responses to “Rotadent Toothbrush”

  1. People should also know that the warranty on the Rotodent is only good if you purchase it from your dentist. Buy online, and NO lifetime warranty. Read some other reviews from ACTUAL users …. seem to be some power/quality issues.

    • I like my Rotadent as it is a great tool in cleaning the teeth around the gum area, but people are kidding themselves if they believe any toothbrush will eliminate flossing.
      Currently my Rotadent is noisy– making a horrible screaming sound which sounds like an imaginary life turkey is being attacked by a chainsaw wielding user. I have tried different heads and the results are always the same. Let’s see how I will be treated by the warranty department…

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