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One of the things I look forward to when I get my braces off is to see how the Sonicare brush I have feels on my naked teeth. And if in fact brushing with it helps with stain removal/teeth whitening, as they claim.
I googled “sonicare effectiveness” and found an abstract for a 1997 Harvard study that says:
“These results clearly demonstrate that the Sonicare sonic toothbrush is superior to a manual toothbrush in improving periodontal health in adolescent orthodontic patients with existing gingivitis.”
And Phillips (the manufacturer) has a page with clinical study info, including this on how Sonicare does on stains.
I guess I’ll find out soon.
Cassandra wrote a comment that included her experience using a new waterpick. She says it’s not a substitute for flossing (yes, she knows this), but she likes it and it feels great.
Speaking of gadgets, I’ve loved the Sonicare I got for free from a product review company (for women to review products: www.shespeaks.com.)
I had never considered buying an electric toothbrush; I’m very low maintenance and tend not to buy gadgets. However, now that I’m using it, I have been pleasantly surprised by how much I like it. Even though it took some getting used to because it vibrates, and it’s set to go for 2 minutes, so sometimes I drool a bit. But my teeth feel really clean. Like after-the-dentist’s-cleaning clean. And you can use it with braces. However, I can’t wait to use it after I get the braces off, because it’s supposed to help whiten teeth.
The model I have is the Sonicare Essence 5300. I have a coupon for a $10 rebate on a future Sonicare toothbrush purchase, or if you already have one, a free brush head replacement (when you buy a multipack). Email me if you’d like me to send that to you.