The simple toothbrush. Other than the personal computer I can’t think of a single item I use daily that has gone through more technological changes in the past 25 years. What used to be a straight plank of plastic with bristles on it has evolved to become a battery operated piece of plaque fighting machinery with some rechargeable toothbrushes going for over a hundred dollars. But I don’t want to spend a hundred dollars on a toothbrush (again). So instead I use an Oral-B Pulsar.
A long time ago I had a Sonicare toothbrush. Actually, I still have it. They stopped making the replacement heads for it long ago so I don’t use it. But I spent so much money on it originally that I can’t bare to throw it out. So it sits, under my sink.
The Oral-B Pulsar is just as good as the Sonicare, if not better, in my opinion. Best of all, it’s cheap and disposable. The built in battery lasts longer than the recommended 3 months you should spend with a single toothbrush so it’s always ready to go.
I’m not a Dentist or a Scientist so I can’t say if this is better or worse health wise. What I can say is that my teeth feel cleaner when I brush with this as opposed to a regular manual toothbrush.