I went to the dentist two weeks ago for a cleaning and check-up. Our dentist is a jolly older man with laughter in his voice and a propensity toward seeing things positively (which is actually quite rare for dentists I've heard...).
Anyway, he said my teeth look wonderful. My gums are a bit inflamed from being pregnant, but that's about it.
I attribute that "diagnosis" - in large part - to my toothbrush: the Philips Sonicare FlexCare with Sanitizer.
This brush is powerful! It cleans and scrubs and massages...and it has been proven to reduce Gingivitis in just 2 weeks. It features 3 brushing modes and a timer (choose between a 3-minute MaxCare routine or a 1-minute GoCare routine). Plus, the brush comes with TWO heads and a UV sanitizer (which also serves as a place to store heads when not in use). On a more superficial note, the FlexCare is stylish and sleek-looking and it's lightweight as well. The only downside of the brush is that it is a little on the "loud" side...that motor really whirs away as it works.
I am absolutely convinced that buying/using a better toothbrush improves dental hygiene. Better dental hygiene equals healthier teeth which translates into fewer trips to the dentist and fewer cavities...which translates to better health and more money in my pocket!
Retailing for between $130-$150, the brush IS on the pricey side. That said, it's a product I use multiple times per day, every day. And it improves my quality of life.
WIN IT! One winner will receive a Philips Sonicare FlexCare with Sanitizer. To enter, leave a comment on this post prior to Monday, February 16 at midnight (Don’t forget to follow the rules…all generic comments like “Enter me!,” “Love it,” and “Cool stuff!” will be disqualified.). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #285 Alan H. Congratulations!