Oral Care

Sterline Sonic Electric Toothbrush

My eldest son just completed Phase 1 Orthodontics and started Phase 2 with braces last month; had two weeks to shove popcorn and other such missed items down his gullet between the removal and start.  While his orthodontic office, The Super Dentist, did give him a brand spanking new electric toothbrush it was very lacking in several areas.

This Sterline Sonic Electric not only covers these areas but, excels in others.

(1) Rechargeable and the base unit fits in the palm of my hand; small footprint.

(a) Charging indicator on brush itself and uses Ni-MH battery

(2) Three brushing modes:

(a) Clean:  Standard cleaning mode

(b) Soft: Gently cleans and is great for sensitive teeth

(c) Massage:  Pulsates gently for gum stimulation

(3) Timed brushing:

(a) Two minute automatic timer

(b) Thirty second intervals between the two minute brushing

(4) Three brush heads:

(a) Dupont bristles

(b) Conforms to the contour of teeth

Having three kids I greatly appreciate not only the three brush heads but, all the different variances and positive attributes this has.  Very easy to use for those with and without braces and other orthodontic and dental work within.  Keeps my son (and his siblings) motivated to ensure he has good oral hygiene (my threats help too).  My kids range in age from seven to ten and they are able to use this easily and for it to fit in their hands.

Disclosure: I received this rechargeable toothbrush by Sterline discounted however; this in no way influenced my review.  I chose to write this review and was under no obligation to do so. I only write honest reviews regardless of whether I purchased a product at full price, at a discount, or received it free. 

Augymer Cordless Water Flosser

I had bought an actual water pick unit a few years ago when my twins first started with their orthodontic phases and while it lasted for quite a while (all things considered) it broke during the middle of Phase 1 for my son (I have a twin boy and girl set).

Decided to go with a cordless water pick next and was given the opportunity to receive one before my son started Phase 2 which is braces.

The water pick / flosser by Augymer is completely cordless which gives it positive attributes over other water picks and flossers.

Takes two AA batteries; you will need a dime (yes, 10¢) to be able to open the battery hatch.  The battery compartment is lined with an o-ring against water intrusion.

PROS:

+ Water tank is easy to take off and clean; I have very hard water where I live so this ability is definitely needed.  Need to be able to twist the water reservoir to pull it off.

+ The nozzle can be rotated 360°.

+ Two speed settings (high and low) which is wonderful because high HURTS in some cases.

+ The kit comes with two replacement nozzles and two small toothbrushes; the nozzles have different colored bands like most do for multiple people that use this.

+ Holds 5 1/2 fl oz of water (a smidge over 1/2 a measured cup).

My kids find this very easy to use and have no issues so far with the exception of the high setting but, lesson learned, don’t set it to high.  Remember that the first few times will result in a messy bathroom until you find your knack for using it; timing, angle, etc.  A small mess at the beginning is well worth the pain versus replacing $4,500 fricking braces or getting bad oral hygiene with or without orthodontics!

Disclosure: I received this rechargeable toothbrush by Sterline discounted however; this in no way influenced my review.  I chose to write this review and was under no obligation to do so. I only write honest reviews regardless of whether I purchased a product at full price, at a discount, or received it free.

MsCat

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