By Anonymous - United States
Today, I bought an electric toothbrush because they're supposed to be a lot healthier than regular ones. My crazy religious mom immediately called me a whore and said she knew what I really wanted to use it for. So that's $80 in the trash. FML
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  doctorhook86  |  24

#111: Vagina dentata is a real STD, typically caused by oral bacteria transferred and becoming implanted within the vagina via cunnilingus during ovulation. It's a very rare condition, but the best way to prevent it is to brush and floss regularly (especially before performing cunnilingus), and to ask your dentist to check you for vagina dentata bacteria during your next checkup.

  xleanne_aLly  |  23

I don't why you'd need an electric toothbrush. I have a regular $5 one and I bet my teeth are better than most.

I don't drink coffee or pop. I brush my teeth twice a day and fluss with coconut oil.

My teeth are a lot whiter than my friends with electronic tooth brushes. I also never had a cavity.

  Setareh23  |  34

Well electric toothbrushes have a lot of advantages.
First of all they're handy for people with reduced mobility (arthritis, injury, disability, etc) as you don't need all the fine motor skills you need with manual ones.
Also, when used properly, they do remove more biofilm than manual toothbrushes. This is good for people who are lazy or are just bad brushers. And if you are a good brusher it's not necessary, but the electric toothbrush will do slightly better.
Thirdly, if you have certain bad habits (like applying too much pressure and damaging your teeth) there are features to address them (like toothbrush will make a sound when it senses you are brushing too hard).
In short, if you take proper care of your teeth you can have good oral hygiene without an electric toothbrush. However electric toothbrushes are very effective and can help deal with certain issues.


41- There's a lot more to it than that. I brush my teeth often and don't eat a lot of acidic things. But I have very soft enamel so I get cavities very easily. Biology is a part of it too.

  tantanpanda  |  26

#41, I do not believe you. Everyone gets cavities. If you eat even a tiny bit of sugar, you will get cavities. So many people believe they don't get cavities even though they always get fillings at the dentist. Fillings = you have a damn cavity.

  Setareh23  |  34

#71 not necessarily. I had my first and only ever cavity (and consequently filling) at the age of 19, despite the fact that I rarely flossed (though I did brush regularly) and never used mouth wash. That’s because my saliva has a high pH (not very acidic), I have strong enamel, and my diet is enamel-friendly. If #41 does everything she says she does (brush twice and floss once every day, as well as avoiding pop and other tooth-unfriendly foods), it’s very possible she’s never had to get a filling. Especially if she’s lucky enough to have genetics on her side (like me).

  kianaaa32  |  17

Not true. I've never once gotten a cavity or had fillings and I'm 20. I have weakened enamel and pitted molars, I just take really good care of my teeth by brushing and flossing. I don't drink any soda and very rarely eat candy.

  xleanne_aLly  |  23

I never liked junk food, even as a child. A sliced apple with peanut butter and a glass of milk. Sounds way more delicious than a chocolate bar, chips and pop to me.

I'm not saying I don't eat junk food. Maybe twice a month.

I might have had a cavity. I just don't ever remember having one.

#54 The Canadian flag being a pot leaf, in my bio is a joke. Don't be an ass. I'm in my second year of college for an Ecological and Restoration honours problem. That I happen to be passing. So I can be taking seriously.

Also I never thought to much about electric toothbrushes. As a normal one worked fine for me.

After #44 comment, I'll be sure to pick up a $10 electric one.

  Songstress  |  3

Pretty sure peanut butter counts as junk food, lots of oil in that.
Apples are full of sugar AND are acidic, I'd go with you just brush your teeth well and may have generally good/strong teeth.

  mrmcleod  |  29

#102 apples and peanut butter are most certainly not considered junk food! Unless you're eating something like Jiffy, which has added sugar and/or hugh fructose corn syrup, then it is by no means junk, you want real peanut butter with nothing added. Your body actually needs fat, good fats, peanut oil is one of those fats that's good for you, like coconut oil, avocado oil or olive oil are better alternatives than vegetable oil or canola oil. Not mention that peanuts are packed with protein and fiber. As much as it kills me to say this a fist full peanuts is better for you than a fist full of bacon. As for apples, yes they have sugar, but it's not refined sugar, they're also full of complex carbohydrates, which give you energy, and they're full of fiber. I have heard eating an apple after you eat a meal helps to keep your teeth clean, not sure if that's true though. /rant

Now excuse me while I enjoy my burgers and fries.