On a recent dentist visit, I asked the dental hygienist if sonic toothbrushes were worth the money. Armed with an emphatic "yes", I went to the store and looked at the options available: SoniCare models start at around $75 and can go up to $150. I'm sure it's a great toothbrush, but, um, it's a toothbrush and I don't make sufficient bank to drop three digits on such a thing. Enter Crest's new Spinbrush Pro Clean Sonic model, $22.
It's powered by 2 AA batteries and feels more like a power tool than a toothbrush at first. I've used one of those $6 Oral B models for the past few years, so I'm accustomed to an electric toothbrush. This is both bulkier and heavier, and the sensation is quite different. There's a strong vibration you feel in your teeth and jaw, not unpleasant but definitely unusual. It emits a loud hum and actually blurs my vision ever-so-slightly as I use it--minor and unexpected downsides. But my teeth feel crazy clean, and at less than a third of the cost of the competition I'm pleased enough with the device.
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