As many of you have probably discovered by now, oral health is a big issue in our family. Due to the fact that my Dad was a dental tech in the military, I grew up with a big emphasis on proper oral care. Brushing 3 times a day, flossing at least every other day, regular visits to the dentist...all of these were enforced in our home. While I didn't understand all the "fuss" back then, now I am very thankful for my Dad and his concern for our teeth. :)
Although the electric toothbrushes became popular a few years ago, I never made the big change until last year. I wasn't that impressed with them, to be honest, until I was given the opportunity a couple weeks ago to try the Oral-B Deep Sweep 1000. After just a couple days, I was amazed at how much cleaner my teeth and gums felt after using it! This electric toothbrush features triple action deep cleaning (thus the name deep sweep), with 40,000 pulsations and 8,800 sweeps per minute. Think your hand can move your manual toothbrush that fast?!
The Deep Sweep 1000 comes with a charging "base", and it fully charges within just a couple hours. A single charge lasts for about 2 weeks, with use twice a day. A green light flashes during charging, and stays lit when charged, so you can determine when the toothbrush is ready for use.
Another feature I really like is the moving tip, which allows you to clean even those hard-to-reach places at the back of your mouth, or those odd angles to get the back of your teeth clean. Directly behind this moving tip are shorter bristles, that give the traditional cleaning all over. And, at the back of your toothbrush head, you will notice a set of longer bristles-these are designed to get in between teeth, and clean out the junk!
All in all, I am now an electric toothbrush fan-or at least an Oral-B Deep Sweep Toothbrush fan! You can purchase one of these online through Oral-B, or check your local department store. Your teeth will thank you!