I just got back from the dentist. It was awful, truly awful. I am prone to plaque and tartar and cavities and all the bad things that make my visit to the dentist a dreadful experience. I don’t like to admit it, but solution for this has been borrowed from the ostrich. I have been ignoring it, going for one dentist visit a year. I floss, and brush, and use mouthwash, but with my propensity for plaque build up I should be doing more. My dentist told me as much, she always does.
Today I have decided to take action. Three dental cleaning visits a year from here out. That and I am following my dentists suggestion to get a Sonicare toothbrush. She told me that I need to blast the plaque off my teeth. That is what I am going to do. Sure theses tooth brushes are a bit pricey, but so are root canals.
I had one of these toothbrushes years ago. I liked it very much. The only trouble was that my saliva would build up on the inside of the handle. I would clean it, but over time it felt like a losing proposition. I would change the heads, but eventually it would build up in the handle. I would swab it out with rubbing alcohol, but over time I began to fear that I was creating super germs and I tossed the tooth brush.
The newer Sonicare models seems to have fixed this problem. The handle has a new smoother one piece design to prevent build up. I found this one on Amazon for 80 dollars. You can buy an older model for $49.99. In the end it all comes down to features. Do you need a two minute timer so that you brush your teeth for the appropriate time? I think I might.
Like they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. I am going to heed my dentist’s advice and purchase one of these toothbrushes. I like my teeth it would be a shane to lose them.