I recently had the easiest, fastest, most comfortable dental check up ever and it is because of the Phillips Sonicare electric toothbrush. I've had it for just over a year and it's a life-changing way to take care of your teeth. I bought mine at Costco and while it was pricey (I can't remember exactly but way over $150??), the big box offering was a complete kit of charging/cleaning base, extra brushes, travel cases, and a travel charger...so a very well appointed toothbrush!
It feels a little strange at first, especially if you don't already use an electric toothbrush, but you get used to it within a few days. Our model has different settings, including a gum massage and a quick-clean cycle. The amazing thing is that all the options have a subtle timing feature to encourage brushing for 2 minutes. It goes even farther by alerting you when it's time to move on to a different section of your teeth based on quadrants of your mouth.
If you don't relish the time spent getting a cleaning in the dentist's chair, it is totally worth every penny to invest in this fabulous toothbrush. I gifted all my kids their own Sonicare and they absolutely appreciate the difference in the feel of their teeth - and their check-ups. I used to take a pain reliever before going to my appointment to combat the ache after the hygienist's picking and scraping. This time I was in and out of the chair in less than 25 minutes and there was practically zero actual work done. I was even praised by my hygienist for the excellent "work" I was doing keeping my teeth clean! My appointment was a breeze and such a wonderful relief. I wanted to shout it from the rooftops that Sonicare is the best thing you can do for your dental hygiene!
I am in no way affiliated with Phillips and this blog is not sponsored by anyone. I truly want to share with you the good products I find that make life easier, better, healthier, and more efficient. A toothbrush may not seem like a big deal but this one is a game changer for me and my family. Teeth are meant to last a lifetime and I intend to do whatever I can to keep them healthy and clean :)