Before we go any further, if you are still using a manual toothbrush- you need to ditch it now.
I’ve used a regular manual toothbrush my WHOLE life. I never thought getting a fancy electric toothbrush was necessary. All I cared about was having white teeth (even more so after I started drinking coffee on the reg) & having straight teeth. You can read more about my teeth history here. But after using an electric toothbrush for the past few weeks, I realized I’ve totally been missing out! How many of you still use a manual toothbrush? Well get ready to make the switch & I’m going to tell you why.
Smile Brilliant kindly gifted me their CariPRO Electric Toothbrush & I am never looking back. Who knew an electric toothbrush could change your life? And I realized I’ve been brushing my teeth wrong this entire time!!
So the dentist is always telling me to brush thoroughly morning & night. But what does that actually mean? Smile Brilliant gives you an instruction card with each electric toothbrush that breaks the cleaning process down for you. You need to look at your mouth as four sections. The toothbrush has a built in two minute timer that pauses every 30 seconds (signaling you to move onto the next section of your mouth). I bet none of you brush your teeth for an entire two minutes. I love the timer because it literally makes brushing your teeth foolproof with no thinking involved.
On top of the cool timer, there are five different settings on your toothbrush that you can choose from:
This is the basic/standard setting to give your pearly whites a good clean. It basically gives you a dentist level cleaning in two minutes. I have pretty sensitive teeth & I found this setting completely fine on my teeth & gums.
This is like a deep clean & a bit aggressive in my opinion. If you ate/drank something that is prone to staining your teeth then I would use this setting. But it’s definitely not an everyday setting.
Never thought I would ever need to “massage” my gums, but this feels SO good. I wouldn’t use this setting everyday- it’s more like a nice add on to the two minute brushing routine. This setting is only 30 seconds long & I use it after a do my initial brushing.
This setting is a lighter touch than the clean setting. And I wouldn’t say this is an alternative to flossing BUT if you feel like skipping flossing- then use this setting after your initial brushing. It’s really gentle on your gums & feels really good.
This was my favorite setting- not too harsh, not too soft. Just the right amount of vibration & motion but still left my teeth feeling and looking clean.
Overall, I would definitely recommend the CariPRO electric toothbrush. At first, I felt like I was in the dentist office because the toothbrush is loud & has that “dentist” tool sound. You know what I’m talking about- the sound that makes you break into a sweat! But I quickly got over that once I saw how good my teeth have been looking. I even feel like they’ve been getting whiter since switching to an electric toothbrush. Like I said previously, I have sensitive teeth & have had no pain or sensitivity while using this toothbrush.
This toothbrush also helped me get to hard to reach areas in my mouth (eliminating nasty germs that linger and contribute to bad breath). And the back of the toothbrush head has these little raised bumps which you can use as a tongue scraper (totally gross I know but SO necessary). If you’re not scraping your tongue every time you brush, like what are you doing with your life! Scrape that tongue!
Each toothbrush comes with two heads, a charger (the charge lasts SO long) and an instruction pamphlet on brushing best practices. Is it super expensive? No. Not compared to other brands. PLUS, Smile Brilliant gave me an awesome discount code for you to use to get 20% off your toothbrush:
DISCOUNT CODE: 20greystripesanddenim
Still need more info before pulling the trigger on this purchase? Here are some answers to commonly asked questions: Smile Brilliant FAQ
Even better, Smile Brilliant is nice enough to give away one electric toothbrush to one of my readers. Click the graphic below to enter this awesome giveaway!