Same goes with toothbrushes.
Sure, the dentist strongly recommended I make the switch to an electric toothbrush years ago. But still, I was never full convinced.
Why fork out (in some cases) hundreds of $$$ when I can do a darn good job with elbow grease, for free?
So it was with scepticism that I let an electric toothbrush into my very exclusive bathroom cabinet.
It’s called the Oral-B Pro 1000 Electric Toothbrush and gee, it’s a hard worker.
For real, it's currently over 50 per cent off right now. $129 down to $59.99. But money isn't everything, so here's a list of the reasons I love thee.
This toothbrush has more features than my MacBook. OK, not quite, but it's got a lot.
Like hectic head, which does have a technical name... CrossAction. In other words, the toothbrush's bristles poke in and out to reach into the places your manual toothbrush never could.
And the dual settings which clean your teeth in two different ways - one through a continuous motion, and the other, a pulsating rhythm.
You'll also notice a pink light that flashes randomly while you're brushing away. Only, it's not random, it's actually a sensor light to let you know you're brushing your teeth too hard and you should really just let the toothbrush do its bloody job.
The Oral-B pro 1000 has an in-built timer too, so you'll know when you can stop brushing. Set to power down after two minutes, the brush's handle also vibrates every 30 seconds to indicate it's time to move onto the next quadrant of your mouth. Yes, quadrant.
With a battery that lasts for seven hours and a nice, small charger with a longish cord, this toothbrush is easy to store in your bathroom. But most importantly is how it makes my teeth feel. The biggest difference I've noticed is with my gums. I tend to brush quite hard because I don't feel like my teeth are clean enough if I don't, but this leaves me with irritated, angry gums.
Having the motorised power do all the hard work for me keeps me from going myself more harm than good.
I did mention the bit about how it's on sale right now, yeah? OK, good.
If, like me, you could never commit to an electric toothbrush because of the price tag, this is clearly meant to be. If it counts for anything, I won't be going back to my old pleb toothbrush.
Have you tried an electric toothbrush before? Do you find the results are worth the price tag?
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