I have always had excellent dental hygiene per my dental hygienist. We were an extremely lucky family and my mom had great dental insurance, which meant cleanings every 6 months! I did not have my first cavity until I got to college, and I blame that on the unlimited soda fountain in the cafe… and maybe those sugary drinks I would mix my cheap vodka with… neither here nor there, my teeth have always been in good health.
A few years ago while at one of my not so annual cleanings the dental hygienist said that I was starting to show signs of gum recession… and if you want to lose some sleep tonight, just google: receding gum lines. Had my run of good dental heath run out at age 25? Would I be toothless by 30?
So many (not overactive) thoughts raced through my head. First, and most important how? Well… gum recession has many causes some which include bacteria and/or teeth grinding (me!). Second, can it be fixed? Well yes and no… you can have skin grafts done to place over effected areas, however some cases are much more extreme. Thankfully, I am not there yet. I am currently in the step of not letting it progress any further, which is where my new CariPRO comes in. Some tips from my dentist were to floss daily, use a good mouth wash, and get an electric toothbrush… hm… an electric toothbrush…
When Smile Brilliant reached out asking me to try their new toothbrush I was thrilled! I loved their teeth whitening (and lots of you did too!) so this was an easy “Yes”.
First things first, the look! The CariPRO is a sleek, slim grey brush with 2 brush heads and a charging dock. The dock is small and takes up minimal space on your countertop. It comes with a manual that extensively explains the brush and tips for good oral hygiene.
Now about the brush, the coolest feature… is that it actually has 5 different brushing modes.
- Clean – Standard mode for daily cleaning.
- White – Most powerful for removing surface stains and deep cleaning.
- Massage – Gentle gum pulsation for gum stimulation.
- Gum Care – Gum mode for gentle cleaning along the gumline (Hey – thats for me!)
- Sensitive – Ideal for users who find the default clean mode to be slightly too aggressive.
My review… drum roll… I love it!! In the past I have used different electric tooth brushes, but non of them had different modes to address different needs. With receding gums there are times when my teeth are extremely sensitive, so having the option to use a mode that is less aggressive works for me! Secondly, I love that I can make a point at addressing my gum health everyday with the gum care mode.
Now how and where can you get yours? You can use my code: 20amymarieblog to save 20% … or you can get one for free!! Yes, thats right! I am teaming up with Smile Brilliant to give one away to you! You can enter the giveaway here!electric toothbrush