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I went to the dentist a few weeks ago for my semi-annual cleaning, and the dental hygienist was not happy with the state of my teeth!Â She told me I have to do a better job, especially on my front teeth, and she had all kinds of scary statistics about gum disease to share with me. So when I heard about the Philips Sonicare PowerUp toothbrush I decided I should give it a try, and see if a battery operated toothbrush gives me better results.
The Sonicare PowerUp Toothbrush is available at Walmart for under $20.Â I have always thought of a battery operated toothbrush as being expensive, but this one is very affordable.Â So I figured it was time to get my first battery operated toothbrush, and I headed to the store.Â You can see all the details of my shopping trip in my Google Plus album.
Once I got home I found that the toothbrush was extremely easy to use.Â The included batteries go right in the end of the toothbrush which pulls out easily.Â And you can buy replacement heads, when the current ones wear out.
It feels a little different to brush my teeth with it, because the head vibrates so fast.Â I can see why the Sonicare motto is â€œA monthâ€™s worth of brush strokes in a day.â€Â It really cleans much more thoroughly than I could possibly do with a standard toothbrush.Â Â My mouth felt much cleaner after just one use, and I thnk that the toothbrush is going to result in a big difference the next time I go to the dentist.Â Hopefully I wonâ€™t get lectured by the hygienist next time!
I honestly have no idea why I havenâ€™t tried a battery operated toothbrush sooner, because it just makes sense that it would result in better oral hygiene.Â This is a cute video from Sonicare showing that manual toothbrushes have been around for about 5000 years!Â I guess it really is time to update to something more modern.Â Luckily there are still plenty of uses for a manual toothbrush, like cleaning the dust off a fan, or scrubbing the grout in my kitchen counter.
Let me know if you have ever tried a power toothbrush!