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  • Recommend a quad friendly electric toothbrush?

    Can someone please recommend a quad friendly electric toothbrush? Thanks!

  • #2
    Originally posted by kyle View Post
    Can someone please recommend a quad friendly electric toothbrush? Thanks!
    I use a Phillips ultrasonic. It's highly recommended by a couple of dentist friends of mine. Even though I don't floss anymore, my teeth are judged to be almost plaque-free when I get my periodic cleanings.

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    • #3
      I am C6/7 complete and use a Waterpik Flosser and an Oral B Electric Toothbrush. Both have big enough handles that they fit in my hands/palms and I can manipulate them if I am sitting close enough to be over a sink, just need someone to fill the Waterpik reservoir with water and put toothpaste on the brush of the Oral B.

      All the best,
      GJ

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      • #4
        I made a mess getting the toothpaste onto the toothbrush a couple of times and then started squirting (actually sucking) the toothpaste directly into my mouth. Works great--no grip required.

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        • #5
          I've used both the Sonicare (Phillips) and OralB. I think the OralB does a slightly better job cleaning and is cheaper with cheaper brushes. But, the switch on the Sonicare is much easier to push. And, the Sonicare automatically shuts itself off after 2 minutes (4-30 second periods), whereas the OralB requires that you push the button twice, or push it in and hold for a few seconds, both of which might be more difficult for someone with limited hand function. I would recommend the Sonicare, as it works really well by just sort of hovering the brush over your teeth and slowly moving it from one tooth to the next, both along the outside and the inside.
          C-6/7 incomplete

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          • #6
            My hands are closed so I can use the Sonicare and buy the toothpaste in the flip top tubes. I get the toothpaste in my hand with a pinch then flip the top open with my teeth and squirt/suck some paste into my mouth then I flip the tube closed against my chin. The toothbrush stands up on the charging base so I wiggle my hand down from the top and click the on button by pressing it against my faucet which is also how I turn it off. After I rinse and place the brush back on the charger I run my hand under the water several times repeatedly to slurp water into my mouth to rinse.
            ^^(A)^^

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            • #7
              I'm a C4-5 with a good bit of quad fist after 40 years but the Oral B works for me.

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              • #8
                Sonicare!!
                Rick Goldstein
                GO! Mobility Solutions
                facebook.com/goes.anywhere

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                • #9
                  which model sonicare?

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                  • #10
                    I've used a couple of different models over the years; bought 'em at Costco. I think it's E series maybe? The base has a 1+" diameter so it doesn't slide out if my closed hand and it's weighty enough to cause resistance in my hand as well.

                    rick
                    Rick Goldstein
                    GO! Mobility Solutions
                    facebook.com/goes.anywhere

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                    • #11
                      I have had a Sonicare E series and just got one of the new ones and can't remember the model number. They have a big enough diameter to stay in my hand. How many quads don't suck the toothpaste out of the tube?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Reader View Post
                        IHow many quads don't suck the toothpaste out of the tube?
                        I just leave the tube uncapped on the counter. I hold the brush in one hand near the opening of the tube, while I push down on the body of the tube with the side of the palm of the other hand. I can roll my palm over the tube to squeeze the paste near the top when it starts getting empty. Since I brush twice a day, I haven't found the toothpaste to dry out at the opening.
                        C-6/7 incomplete

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                        • #13
                          No hand function. I hold the tube by the bottom in my teeth and squeeze with my lips until some comes out and then pick it off with a toothbrush. I do watch in the mirror though.

                          I either use a tube with a flip open cap or hold the cap in my teeth and unwind the tube with my palms. Use the Oral B Complete Action battery powered with a handle taped on. Can manage the 2 buttons with a tooth. One battery lasts at least 6 weeks, too much stuff plugged in already.
                          Last edited by forestranger52; 01-16-2015, 09:19 PM.
                          C 5/6 Comp.
                          No Tri's or hand function.

                          Far better it is to try mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure. Than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much or suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows neither victory or defeat.

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