Oral health is very important to me. As I have mentioned before, I paid a lot of money for my pearly whites. I recently had the opportunity to test out the Oral-B Pulsonic toothbrush (electric toothbrush). Ironically enough, my husband actually asked for an electric toothbrush for Christmas so his Mom bought him one. That very day, I got one in the mail for review as a surprise, so my husband got an early gift.
This is the first time that my husband tried an electric toothbrush and he found that like at the dentist’s office, it tickled. He also found that the toothbrush just felt like vibrating in his mouth. He wondered if the plaque was just going to vibrate off his teeth rather than get brushed off.
So, I took over the testing and yes I found that it took a bit of time to get used to “brushing” my teeth, because it did not feel like the way the dentist has taught me to brush my teeth. There is no classic up and down movement. In fact, I kind of just slide the brush along my teeth and let it do it’s thing, front, back, top, bottom. Every 30 seconds (I think), it stops for a millisecond which gives me a cue to start brushing another area for another 30 seconds. Once 2 minutes has passed, there is a special double pulse that lets me know I’ve brushed my teeth for the recommended period of time. Before receiving this toothbrush, I don’t think I followed the 2 minute rule very well. I’ve heard of other Oral-B electric toothbrushes having a smiley face after 2 minutes, this one does not have that feature.
One feature that this toothbrush does have however, is a sensitive setting. Some of my gums are starting to recede and my dentist told me that I have to start using a softer brush. So, when I brush with the Oral-B Pulsonic toothbrush, I put it on the sensitive setting, which has less vibration than the standard setting. It still will knock the toothpaste right off your brush, so take it from me and only turn it on once the toothbrush is already in your mouth.
I recently took this toothbrush with me on vacation for 5 days and had no problem with the batteries, even after brushing my teeth in the morning and the evening.
I can’t say that I have a noticed a change in my teeth colour, however I can feel a huge difference in my teeth. The backs feel really slick along my tongue and I know that I am getting a much better cleaning then I was with my normal brush.
I don’t care for the dentist much, don’t get me wrong,,, my dentist is a WONDERFUL man and a great dentist and so is his hygienist, but I just get all tense and am very anxious in that big reclining chair. As much as I dislike going to the dentist, I am curious to see if he will notice the difference. I’m pretty sure he will and I am always very pleased to get a good report card.
As for my husband, he could not get over the vibrations and did no use the toothbrush again. Thankfully he was able to return his Christmas gift and get another gadget – Playstation Move.
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