Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Man, that thing will vibrate your whole head

The title of this post was taken from a post on a forum I visit, so I can't take any credit for it, but I thought it was fitting with what I'm gonna write about.

UPS delivered my Sonicare Flexcare toothbrush & UV cleaner today. It's my first time using a Sonicare - the only toothbrushes I've ever used before were the manual kinds and the battery operated ones they sell in grocery stores.

Anyway, I let it charge up, and gave it a try tonight. Wow, that's some intense cleaning action! It'll take a bit of getting used to, but I'm really loving it already. I kind of want to just brush my teeth again just so I can use it. After using it just once, I don't know if I could ever go back to using any other toothbrush ever again. And, no, I'm not being paid to write any of this (I wish I was!).

The commercials weren't kidding - it really does give you that "dentist clean" feeling. My teeth have never felt so clean after brushing them.

After brushing, it recommends to put your brush head into the UV cleaner to clean the germs off of it, so I did that. I can't really tell either way if the head is actually cleaner or not though. There's really no way to know unless I put it under a microscope or something. The UV cleaner is really quiet and the only way to know that it's doing anything is from the blue light on the front of the unit and the blinking green light on top. Other than that, you really wouldn't notice that it's doing anything.

Before today, I wouldn't even consider spending so much ($179.99) for just a toothbrush. I still think it's probably way out of a lot of people's price ranges for home dental care, especially since you still have to change the brush heads as often as any other toothbrush (every 3 months). But it works really well and really does get your teeth nice and clean. And, at least for me, it's kind of fun to use.