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Oral health is very much a systemic health concern. A healthy mouth is a great foundation for a healthy body, but an unhealthy mouth can quickly cause new and bigger issues, wreaking havoc on your entire system. I learned this the hard way — through experience. As with all families, my unique combination of genetics has predisposed me to a number of rather unfortunate health concerns, one of which being severe oral health issues.
I have always had crooked and crowded front teeth, and as an early teen I was told that I was at significant risk of developing gum disease, but even though I took care of my teeth almost obsessively, through brushing, flossing, and rinsing, as well as making frequent dentist visits, my condition only worsened. By the time I was 15 I had already underwent a dental scaling procedure — a kind of deep cleaning that removes tartar buildup from above and below the gum line by use of a scalpel and lots of Novocaine. As an adult, I live with active Periodontal Disease that is not only incredibly painful, but terrifying and humiliating, especially when I am around new people who don’t know why I don’t have the nicest or brightest smile, or why it is an ongoing issue that can’t magically be fixed.
While caring for my teeth has been an ongoing battle of sorts for me, I recently ditched my old, manual drug store toothbrush and embarked on an oral health journey in hopes of experiencing a new kind of WOW with the Oral-B Deep Sweep TRIACTION 1000 power toothbrush.
I have long been wary of using a power toothbrush because of how sensitive my teeth are. Power toothbrushes can actually feel too powerful, and regardless of their ability to do their job, their abrasive pulsations can end up inflicting a whole new world of oral pain on those with sensitive oral care needs. Needless to say, I took a chance when agreeing to join in the Oral-B WOW Experiment.
With a full range of 3D movement with oscillating, rotating, and pulsating features that quickly rack up 8,800 sweeping movements and 20,000 pulsations per minute, the Oral-B Deep Sweep is, in fact, a POWERFUL toothbrush. Powerful enough to, the first time I used it, almost make my face feel numb by the end of my two minutes of use. It wasn’t a pleasant feeling at first, but what surprised me was that by the time I was through, my mouth didn’t hurt or feel like it had just gone through 40,000 pulsations. I didn’t feel the need to be overly cautious while using it in fear of doing any damage, which I honestly thought was going to be the case going into my first use. Instead, my mouth felt clean and fresh, and it stayed that way longer than when I had used my manual toothbrush.
The only issue of note I did have with the Oral-B Deep Sweep was trying to get over the habit of removing the toothbrush from my mouth mid-use, which, when the Deep Sweep is turned on, will cause it to spray toothpaste all over your nice clean shirt. Don’t do that.
My favorite feature of the Oral-B Deep Sweep is that every 30 seconds the toothbrush vibrates to tell you it’s time to move onto another quadrant of your mouth, completely guiding you along as you brush your teeth for a full two minutes. No more wondering if you’ve brushed your teeth long enough or have really given enough attention to each and every tooth. You know that you have, and there is very little room for error or ineffectiveness.
Like I said, I took a chance when deciding to give the Oral-B Deep Sweep TRIACTION 1000 power toothbrush a try, but I am so glad that I did. It has given me a better way to care for my teeth, coming through for me and providing a deeper and more effective clean than I was getting before.
The Oral-B Deep Sweep TRIACTION 1000 power toothbrush retails for up to $64.99. To see what happens when America tries the Deep Sweep for the first time, check out the The Oral-B WOW Experiment