by Anura Guruge
1. Hydrogen peroxide works better …
>. — Oct. 27, 2013.
2. Stopped using Emmi-Dent
>>— Sep. 12, 2013.
3. Emmi-Dent toothbrush …
>>— Jan. 13, 2013.
4. Emmi-Dent ultrasonic toothbrush
>>— May 16, 2013.
5. I need a new dentist — June 14, 2013.
6. Dental crisis in NH — June 15, 2013.
I get a lot of folks coming here looking for elucidation on the Emmi-Dent. Though I have done a number of posts, as can be seen from the list above, I appear not to have been clear enough because people still seem to be confused and undecided.
There is still and Emmi-Dent toothbrush in our bathroom — but I do NOT use it. I stopped using it in September of last year. The only reason I spend money of ‘ultrasonic’ toothbrushes is that I keep on, fruitlessly so far, looking for a silver-bullet for my teeth staining nightmare. That is, thank god (whoever that is), the only problem I have with my (horse-like) teeth. I drink a lot of ‘black’ tea — two to three mugs during the afternoon. That on top of my two mugs of coffee and my glass of diluted red wine. It is that tanning that is the bane of my life — or at least my teeth.
The Emmi-Dent was pretty useless at even making a dent on my staining — despite its claims.
My new regime of hydrogen peroxide and brutally hard scrubbing, which I can get away with given that I have strong teeth and healthy gums, work much better than the Emmi-Dent ever did. Sorry. But, the facts are facts. My staining, right now, is pretty minimal and over 95% of my teeth are brilliantly white — which helps with my trademark grin.
The Emmi-Dent vibrates but I am not convinced that it produces any ultrasonic waves. Not sure how I can check it. I dunked it in water to see if I could see any waves. Nada. I am sure it will make an excellent personal ‘massager’ for women but, though I am not an expert, I am sure that there are even better personal ‘massagers’ at a much cheaper price.
So bottom line: stay away from from Emmi-Dent If you are looking for a toothbrush to fight tooth staining. It might do other things, though I am not sure what, but it sure didn’t do anything to dent my stains.
Hydrogen peroxide works and is damn CHEAP. That is all I am going to say. That is all I have to say. Thanks.