The Rotadent Electric Toothbrush is very thorough oral care. My dental hygienist, whose opinion I respect, recommended it to me and stated she thought it was the best toothbrush she had ever seen.
It gets between teeth and into most places a regular toothbrush misses. It even has different heads for getting into tighter spaces. It also reduces plaque and bacteria.
It comes with a stand so it can be left on the counter and, after recharging, will last about two weeks-worth of brushing.
If you are willing to spend more time on your teeth, it is well worth the money, and will probably mean less time in the dentist's chair. But because of the minute size of the head it does take quite a bit longer to brush -- it forces you to be more thorough. It is probably better suited for use before bedtime when you are not rushing to get to work. A good way to look at it is "do I want more time or more teeth?"
Our family has always been a Sonicare family. We have the Sonicare toothbrushes, and were given two of the Rotadent Electric Toothbrushes to try from a family member in the dental field. I am pretty impressed with it overall, but it seems to lack the power that my Sonicare has. I like that my gums did not feel sore after I used it, and I did feel like it cleaned my teeth and gums thoroughly. The Rotadent Toothbrush seems to last a long time with each charge, and I like the charging stand that it came with. I also really like the different brush heads. The tapered one really got in between my teeth, and I liked that it actually felt GOOD to brush!
I also like the fact that the brushes I got have a color coded type of thing on them. I can tell when the brush needs to be replaced when the pink color disappears. That is really cool, and something that I wish the Sonicare Toothbrush had.
One con is the availability. I would love it if I could get refills from the store, without having to make sure my dentist A. Carries it at all, and B. has it in stock at the office.
I didn't mind the tickling at the beginning, as most electric toothbrushes have this sensation.
I went to a new dentist about 8 years ago only to find out that I had a gum disease. I needed ongoing special treatment for this. As part of the treatment I was given a Rotadent Electric Toothbrush. I love it and would never use anything else.
The Rotadent came with 2 brush types, flat head and pointed head. The flat head brush is for every day use. The pointed head is for extra cleaning in those hard to reach places, between your teeth, which is what I really needed. It also came with a stand for the toothbrush and the adapter.
The speed of the brush is fantastic. It's so easy and effortless to use. It really does all the work for you. I noticed after the first use how stimulated my gums felt. I honestly don't think that a regular toothbrush could clean your teeth as well as the Rotadent.
If you are looking for a toothbrush that cleans your teeth as well as the dentist does then this is the toothbrush for you. I'd recommend it for everyone.