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Old 05-09-2005, 08:49 AM
Wesley Clark Wesley Clark is offline
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Do all the sonicare toothbrushes have the same design to their attachment

I found an old sonicare toothbrush here, and I want to start using it but I want to get some new attachments (ie brushes) for it. Are the attachments universal for all sonicare toothbrushes or do you need to get different kinds for different brushes? I suppose I could just go to walmart or Target and buy some attachments and test them out, but if they don't work I don't know if walmart would want to accept a used toothbrush for a refund.
Old 05-09-2005, 12:53 PM
sj2 sj2 is offline
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Mine is years old and the attachments sold today still work with mine. They are called "Standard' when I buy them...though they do make a smaller brush head for those hard to reach areas...

Buy 2 at a time. Cheaper that way.
Old 05-09-2005, 01:13 PM
Fear Itself Fear Itself is online now
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Sonicare has two different models, the Standard and the Elite, and the replacement heads are not interchangeable.
Old 05-09-2005, 01:14 PM
Fear Itself Fear Itself is online now
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Pardon me, that should be Advance and Elite.
Old 05-09-2005, 08:51 PM
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FYI I've used a Sonicare for years, and swear by it. As to the OP, I don't know.
They do sell the handle (at least I bought one) that dosen't beep every thirty seconds. THAT is a handy feature.

(All my teeth ((and metal)) at 64)!
Old 05-09-2005, 09:01 PM
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I was thinking of getting one (I have the bad habit of brushing/sawing across with regular toothbrushes, too hard, and it's ruining my exterior fillings), and this thread is the impetus.

Thanks for that link, Fear.
Me: Good lord, it's a regular human centipede.
Superdude: It's a conservative human centipede! ETA: Curse you, vivalostwages!
Me: I consider the curse a great compliment.
Simster: Well, then, I am complimenting you like a mother....


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