It's safe to say brushing your teeth is an absolute must to maintain your oral hygiene (and keep your dentist happy). So if you're still using a traditional flimsy toothbrush, it's time to upgrade to a smart electric model that gets down to the nitty-gritty, a.k.a. close to your gums and deep into hard-to-reach areas, like behind your molars.
You can get in on superb teeth-cleaning action with the Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 Electric Toothbrush, which has racked up over 34,000 perfect five-star ratings on Amazon and features some of the best advancements in dental care. It also happens to be on sale right now for 45% off ($40, was $70; amazon.com).
To buy: $40 (was $70), amazon.com
Experts agree that electric toothbrushes pave the way to healthy teeth and gums. According to an 11-year study published by the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, researchers discovered that participants who used an electric toothbrush reduced the amount of plaque and gingivitis buildup compared to manual toothbrush users—mostly because those participants had imperfect brushing skills.
This Philips Sonicare toothbrush remedies the situation by taking the guesswork out of cleaning. With a two-minute timer that pulses every 30 seconds to remind you to switch quadrants, it promotes the correct amount of brushing time, every time. No quickies here!
Plus, it effectively removes plaque. It uses a sweeping technique across each tooth with a brush head filled with tightly wound bristles, which are elongated in the front to reach every area of the mouth. And as a bonus, the Philips Sonicare pulses water in between each tooth mid-brushing (yes, similar to a Waterpik) to tackle lingering food debris. It even nudges you to ease up if you get a bit heavy-handed with the pressure, encouraging good brushing habits and helping you avoid receding gum lines.
Amazon shoppers who have made the swap from a traditional toothbrush to this Philips Sonicare pick absolutely swear by the results.
"I've been using a manual toothbrush for ten years now," one reviewer wrote. "I have decent brushing technique. Always good checkups. But one try of this, and my teeth are actually totally clean. Gums feel good too. I'm so glad I bought it. I had one as a child, and it was great, but in the years since, they've improved it a lot."
Another agreed: "I absolutely love this Sonicare toothbrush. I just received it about three or four days ago, and I've never been happier while brushing my teeth. I have an extremely dry mouth due to rheumatoid arthritis, so I have a lot of staining on my teeth. This ProtectiveClean model is so far superior! It cleans by ultrasound, so you don't have to massacre your mouth in order to clean your teeth. And it leaves my teeth squeaky clean."
For a healthy mouth and killer smile, look no further than this Philips Sonicare toothbrush. But don't wait too long to pick it up—who knows how long it'll be on sale for just $40.
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