I had wanted a Sonicare toothbrush ever since I saw it advertised a couple of years ago, however it was too costly for me to justify the expense. Today it still is one of the most expensive toothbrushes that you can buy, however it is worth it!
The Sonicare toothbrush that I chose is a rechargeable type that comes with a travel case and has a 2 minute timer auto shut off and a slow start feature. The slow start feature makes the brush “pulse” at the slowest rate of speed the first time that it is used and gradually increases to a higher rate of speed over a period of a few days so that new users of this style brush can get acclimated to it. It might seem like an unnecessary feature, however after my first use of the brush I learned how important this was for me.
The first time I used it I was quite excited with anticipation of how well this brush was going to clean my teeth, however when I turned it on it felt odd… actually it tickled my gums and I wondered if I was going to be able to handle the full 2 minutes! It took me a good 3 - 4 days to get used to the movement of the bristles along my gum line.
After about 5 days my teeth started to look whiter and they had that slick dentist clean feel to them. I have less tartar buildup, and my teeth look better and feel great!
The recommended use is 2 full minutes, 2 - 3 times per day.
With normal usage my Sonicare brush holds a charge for a good two weeks. Once the brush is ready for a charge it has a double beep and a flashing light on the turn on switch. At that point I put it in it’s cradle and charge it overnight and then through the next day (a good 20 hours) and then unplug it.
The brush heads are a bit pricey at $11 per head, however they last for 6 months so it is equivalent to purchasing regular toothbrushes in the same time period.
I absolutely love it!