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The burning question*: Electric toothbrush or not?

It’s Monday, so let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

WE KNOW HOW you feel. The week is stretching out in front of you and you have a lot on your plate.

So do like we do here HQ and get stuck into a serious debate on one of life’s most pressing questions.

This week: We received an email from Dennis Collins.

Here’s his mail:

Hi Journal!

Quick idea for a burning question. Electric toothbrush, or a peasant’s toothbrush?


Dennis from Cork living in Wroclaw, Poland :)

Hi Dennis living in Wroclaw, Poland.

So tell us, to brush your teeth do you use:

A. An electric toothbrush, or…

(Image: Rob Ellis/Flickr/CreativeCommons)

B. A non-electric, manual toothbrush?

(Image: Nick Ansell/PA Wire)

Vote here: I brush my teeth with:

Poll Results:

B - A non-electric traditional toothbrush (1433)
C - My finger (860)
A - An electric toothbrush (640)
D - Can't we all just get along? (80)

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