I remember the days when a water pick was the latest technology for dental care. Then came the angled toothbrush and, more recently, the battery operated spin brushes. Dental technology is improving for the at-home user of oral care products. When I receive a Philips Sonicare Toothbrush in the mail as part of a Bzz Campaign, I was both amazed and surprised at this high-tech toothbrush. Maybe I was expecting another brand of the typical battery operated toothbrush, but the Philips Sonicare Toothbrush arrived in a shiny new box with a warranty and a cord to plug in for charging.
The Philips Sonicare Toothbrush Challenge
The first thing that I noticed about the Philips Sonicare Toothbrush was that it seemed to have a smaller brush than the average adult sized toothbrush. The bristles on the brush are varied in length and texture, to provide better cleaning in hard to reach areas between teeth and gums. The Philips Sonicare does not have a rounded raised top bristle like my former Crest Spin Brush, but the spin function is very similar, yet more powerful.
My first experience brushing with the Philips Sonicare Toothbrush was rather messy. I prepared the toothbrush with a generous layer of toothpaste, rinsed under water for a few seconds to wet the brush and set the toothpaste, and then proceeded to brush my teeth. The result was a spinning splattering of toothpaste all over the vanity mirror. The power of the Sonicare Toothbrush surprised me and I now make sure that all the toothpaste is settled well into the toothbrush grooves before turning the power on. One drawback of all that power is that it is almost necessary to keep your mouth closed or at least partially closed while brushing.
The Philips Sonicare Toothbrush comes with a corded electric charger and base. I have not had to recharge the toothbrush since I first began using it, over ten days ago, and the directions for use suggest that the toothbrush is ideal for traveling because of the long charge life. It has a hard plastic case that fits over the brush part of the toothbrush to keep it sanitary and clean between uses. One of the best features of the Philips SonicCare Toothbrush is the two minute timer that turns the toothbrush power off at the two minute mark. Since this is a powerful toothbrush, excessive brushing could wear the enamel on the teeth down.
I am very impressed with the dental technology that allows me to feel like I had a full cleaning at the dentist each time I use the Philips Sonicare Toothbrush. Though the brush provides powerful spinning action on the teeth and gums, the cleaning is gentle. Philips provides a money back guarantee for this product if consumers are not satisfied with the performance. There is also a warranty available with the purchase of the toothbrush. Philips Sonicare Toothbrush promises to improve your dental health, especially in areas where a dentist has identified as potential dental problems.
Overall, the Philips Sonicare Toothbrush has won my loyalty as a long-term user. There are a few different models available at different prices, but the general cost seems to be about $60 for the Phillips SonicCare Toothbrush, and Target had one on sale last week for $47. It may not be as cheap as the $3 regular toothbrush, but it does the work of a dental hygienist when you brush your teeth with it regularly and that should certainly save some dental bills in the long run.