Product Type: Crest electric toothbrushes
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I'm A Martyr to my Teeth
Member Name: lamorna
Date: 29/06/02, updated on 29/06/02 (2166 review reads)
Advantages: healthy gums, polished teeth, feels clean
Disadvantages: spare batteries, Morty want s to borrow it!, it isn't still on offer
The last electrical tooth appliance I bought on the recommendation of my dentist was the dreaded Braun Water Jet which set me back about eighty pounds! I can hardly bring myself to use it as it hurts me so much! I shriek out loud as the jets of water hit my gums and frighten the seagulls on the roof! So with a certain amount of trepidation I bought the Crest Spinbrush battery operated electric toothbrush from Boots.
I chose the Crest because it was a special introductory offer with the price of about £7.00, just over twice that of the ordinary toothbrushes I buy every six weeks. Expect to pay a little more than that now as the offer has finished. Nevertheless,the full price of the appliance was a few pounds cheaper than the others on offer, the difference being that it doesn’t include extra replaceable brushes as the head was fixed. I did like the idea of replacing the batteries though, considered I may get three months use out of it, making it an economical purchase.
My first impression, as I began to use the lightweight brush, was how small and neat the head was, making it very comfortable to use. We are told to manually brush our teeth for up to three minutes. That is a long time and I would reckon that not many of us do brush for that long? Using the Crest electric toothbrush I knew in half the usual brushing time I had thoroughly cleaned my teeth and massaged my gums, and best of all, they felt scrupulousl
y clean and polished. My gums felt healthy and the really neat small head had reached right into the corners of my jaw and was easy to manoeuvre around the back of my teeth, both upper and lower.
The brush was comfortable to hold in the hand and the on/off switch easy to operate. The motion of the Crest electric toothbrush was gentle and non-abrasive on my somewhat sensitive gums which pleased me as I have been known to brush too hard with my manual brush and experience some bleeding. I found small circular rotating movements the best approach and had to resist the scrubbing action I have practiced all my life.
The bonus of being able to massage my gums was a pleasure as my dentist has always emphasised how important gum care is for a healthy mouth. I recoiled in horror when he explained the shrinking gums syndrome to me and how this condition could expose all the roots leading to inevitable extractions and prematurely false teeth! Consequently, with this horrendous threat in mind, the Crest electric toothbrush has increased the attention I pay to my teeth and gums and hopefully halted any tendency there may have been to dreaded shrinking gums.
Electric toothbrushes are ideal if you have the following conditions:
· Gingivitis or Gum Disease
· Plaque control
· Limited ability or manual control
· Wear a brace (The electric toothbrush will reach into difficult crevices)
· But always floss first!!!!!
One or two tips on using and maintaining an electric toothbrush or indeed a manual one. Store the brush upright in order to drain surplus water away from the bristles thus avoiding bacterial growth. Don’t share your brush with anyone else and replace any brush when the bristles are worn and flare outwards.
The teeth cleaning ritual is much more fun now, plus they feel shiny and look visibly whiter. I would imagine that an electric toothbrush would encourage young children to clean their
teeth properly. I am now on my third set of batteries and my Crest electric toothbrush is still in ‘mint’ condition after four months and regular twice daily brushing. This is nearly three times the life expectancy I anticipate from a manual brush and there is no sign of the bristles wearing out.
So the Crest Spinbrush has proved both economical and efficient and personally highly recommended. In fact, I might even be able to able to cut down on my visits to the dentist from every three months to once every six months. Happy Cresting!
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