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2/10/11

Are Your Whites Pearly? - Aloha Friday

Since I'm hearing such good things about the electric/battery powered toothbrushes. I'm ready to invest in them for our family. I think my hubs have used an electric toothbrush before but no longer do.  I've been using manual all my life and so have my kids. 

QUESTIONS:
1. What kind of toothbrush do you use? manual or rechargeable? 
2. How do you sanitize your toothbrush? 
Ans: I boil our toothbrushes, then change them after certain months



My son was sick the other day and I made him soup. 
I bought a soup mix at Great Harvest Bread Company. The basic recipe is here. And I added carrots and chunks of ham to the mix. It was yummy. I especially loved that I get to sprinkle almonds in it. I didn't sprinkle for mine, I poured! I love almonds in everything! 

It's really yummy! You can have the soup with crackers or bread or rolls.




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33 comments :

  1. I love my electric toothbrush. We all use electric toothbrush. We also use the water pik.
    Before reading your post, I have not heard of sanitizing toothbrushes! Eek! We just change the brushhead a few times.

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  2. I use the phillips Sonicare..love it and have used it for years. I also have never sanitized one, just rinse it in hot water when I'm done. however; i do clean the outside of it at least once a week, with cleaner, because it can get pretty nasty.

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  3. I use the phillips Sonicare..love it and have used it for years. I also have never sanitized one, just rinse it in hot water when I'm done. however; i do clean the outside of it at least once a week, with cleaner, because it can get pretty nasty.

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  4. We use the Phillips Sonicare, I won it last year, and it is amazing! My dentist is very impressed at how we have "no plaque" at all! Before that I used a battery powered Crest Whitening toothbrush (way less expensive) and it made our teeth nice and white!

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  5. I don't sanitize my toothbrush. I just toss it out and get a new one, but I gave my kids the Phillips Sonicare. That thing is great!

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  6. Hiya that soup and bread looks yummie. I don't boil our toothbrushes but I do replace them regularly. Hope your son is better soon. I've been off colour this week too. :O/

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  7. I use a manual in the morning and electric at night. Listerine is really the best for sanitizing a tooth brush.


    Have a great day!
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  8. I use both... but I don't sanitize them I just buy new ones!

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  9. Oh, shameful here - just manual, and don't sterilize (other than running under hot water - does that count?) I do make it a point to buy new ones every couple of months.

    That soup sounds so delicious!

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  10. I have a manual one...and I just buy new ones every so often

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  11. I use an old fashioned hand held manual toothbrush. Too old to change my way I guess :)

    Happy Friday!

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  12. I used to have an electric toothbrush, but I am convinced it helped one of my fillings fall out. So it is a manual one for me now. We replace ours frequently so I really only boil them if we are sick.

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  13. I used to have electric and loved it but it broke and I have not replaced it yet so I just use a regular toothbrush, I do replace mine every couple of months. If anyone gets a virus or strep we throw them all of our brushes away and start over.

    Angela

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  14. Manual..lol only exercise my arms get. Buy new ones..lot easier.

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  15. I use a manual toothbrush. My husband gave me an electric one for my first Mother's Day. I didn't really like using it.

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  16. Hi Colette!
    I use a manual (I try to use less electricity) and I soap and dry my toothbrush after use. I also changed it after 3 months but they are not exactly pearly whites. I was told it was because I used to bite my nails.

    I sympathize with you when you said that sometimes the hubby does not share in the housework. I think some males were never trained by their parents to do housework and grow up like "big sloppy boys". Ugh! ;0(

    Thanks for bravely sharing Colette!

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  17. 1) I use both. manual and electric. I switch back and forth.
    2) I soak it in boiling water.

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  18. We all have electric (battery) toothbrushes. We just got them at Christmas time. When the kids were sick, I soaked them in Peroxide. I just had to change the battery for my daughters.

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  19. Sorry your son was sick; but the soup sure sounds & looks awesome!!

    Electric toothbrushes & I change the 'replaceable' heads every 2 months.
    Those germ videos freak me out; so I keep them in a container.

    Have a Great weekend!! ~ Coreen

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  20. My husband and I use a Sonicare tooth brush (two brush heads taht we switch out), and I love it. My dentist says he can tell that I use it. We also use the Sonicare sanitizer thing, and I zap them every day. Love that thing! :)

    Happy weekend!

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  21. I am a manual brusher, but always wanted electric! We boil them too, but will change them every couple of months!

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  22. I use a manual one now...but had a sonicare at one time. I just toss our brushes every 3-6 months...or after we have been sick.

    Have a good weekend girl! :)

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  23. the soup looks good! i love almonds, too.

    i use a manual toothbrush, haven't tried electric.

    i soak my toothbrush in boiling water before using it, change it after 3-4 months.

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  24. I place mine in a cup of mouthwash from time to time. I figure if the mouthwash kills bacteria in my mouth then maybe it will help to sanitize my brush. I also replace it every few months and always after a cold.

    Your soup looks good. The almonds are a unique addition.

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  25. We had a Sonicare, but stopped using it when I got pregnant years ago. My gums were just too sensitive at the time. Now we do not have a lot of space in the bathroom to house it. We change our brushes regularly.

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  26. That soup sounds delicious!! And thank you for sharing your experience with bullying and you son the other day. It saddens me that it happens to young, but I am so glad that he has you for a mom in order to show him the right way to treat others.

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  27. I use an electric/rechargeable toothbrush (love it!). I sanitize it regularly by running hot scalding water over it after each brushing, but I also will soak the head once a month in a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water (3% HP, 97% water) to kill germs - if we're sick, I do that more often. I also change the heads out every few months with a brand new one to keep the germ count low. ;)

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  28. 1) We switched to rechargeable toothbrushes since they are gentler to the gum line.

    2) I soak them in hot water, and some time in mouthwash liquid.

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  29. I use a manual toothbrush and change it every few months.

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  30. We use battery powered and change the brush heads. My kids are terrible about chewing on the bristles though.

    Have a great weekend.

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  31. I have a regular manual toothbrush. I tried using the electric kind but I didn't like the way the movement felt on my teeth.

    I usually replace my toothbrushes every month.

    Kailani
    An Island Life

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  32. I use a manual one and just change it regularly

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  33. we use both...
    i have a rembrandt manual one... and then i dont know what kind of for the electric one..
    don't sanitize though, just throw them away

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