Product Type: Braun electric toothbrushes
Newest Review: ... is a quality product as it's made by the very well know and trusted name of Braun. This does not look like your average electric to... more
MY HUMMING BIRD CAN REACH PLACES OTHERS CAN't
Member Name: Tilda
Advantages: Makes reaching hard places easy
Disadvantages: Unhygienic And expensive
I think a healthy, clean looking smile is one of the sexiest things. There is really no point spending all your money on the most expensive beauty products and the most stylish clothes if you don't take care of your teeth. I always brush twice a day at the very least. I use an alcohol free mouthwash but something I still do find to be the most cumbersome of all my dental routine, is flossing. I recall seeing on the American TV show the Doctors a dental expert saying if he had to pick only one thing for people to do out of brushing, using mouthwash and flossing, he would pick flossing one hundred percent of the time. He said that the food that settles between your teeth will slowly begin to rot. Then the bacteria get hold of it had emit fowl smelling gasses resulting in the most horrendous breath.
Also most cavities are a result of not flossing as brushing alone will not remove the food particles or even just the bacteria that lurk between all of our teeth. That's why I was given this Oral-B Hummingbird by the a lovely friend for Christmas as she knows how much I care about my oral health. The humming is a quality product as it's made by the very well know and trusted name of Braun.
This does not look like your average electric toothbrush, it has a very unusual shape and appearance. But that curve is to ensure the product can reach the most awkward or places in your mouth with the greatest of ease. This uses one AAA battery to power the motion needed to floss successfully. This is meant as an answer to the fiddly job that is flossing, having to roll the dental floss around two fingers one on each hand and then reach those teeth at the very back and do the movements needed, isn't an easy or enjoyable job. This on the other hand is said to have have a motorised motion to do most of the work.
There is a two prong attachment at the top that has a small strip of floss between these two sections, these two things take the place of my fingers by holding the floss tight and straight. All I have to do is press the button to power on the hummingbird. And just like I would if doing it the traditional way I slowly slide the floss between the teeth that I would like to target. This is so much easier as my hands are not blocking my view in the mirror and the flossing head is small enough to fit in anywhere in my mouth.
The hummingbird vibrates lightly and this vibration makes its way to the floss and this in turn dislodges any food particles that may be lodged between your teeth. Along with the vibration I still move the head back and forth gently between my teeth and gum line to ensure optimum results.
I have used the manual little dental floss picks that resemble the replacement heads for this device. But the reason I was never too keen on them was that I didn't like how many of them I would have to use each time. With normal floss I will use a new section for each tooth, this is the most hygienic thing to do and it prevents any bacteria from being transferred from one section to the other. With the hummingbird you are expected to move from tooth to tooth still using the same head. To me that doesn't sound healthy. Add to that the the heads are on amazon for thirty pounds for a pack of twenty five and you can see how much this would end up costing me.
There are replacement heads included, but if this was a bag of those disposable floss picks I would have used them all up in one sitting. So the fact that I would have to keep buying heads over and over again really made this an unappealing alternative to manual flossing. Plus the only thing I liked about it was it's shape and how easy it was to reach everywhere. But I was still doing the work by flossing like I normally would just with a slight vibration added which I found to be of very little use really. So for me this isn't worth buying, I think it is just another unnecessary gadget replacing something that really didn't need replacing.
Summary: I like it's design but the floss should be replaceable not the head
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