We have completed one week of our Sonicare Challenge. We are all in love with our new toothbrushes. I was a bit of a skeptic at first. I really didn’t believe it would make a difference. Here are a few things we’ve noticed:

  • Our teeth feel like we just came home from the dentist after we brush.
  • Even after a full day of eating, my teeth still feel clean. I know I need to brush, but when I run my tongue over my teeth, I don’t feel that gritty grimy stuff that I used to feel on my teeth.
  • My kids have less yellow on their teeth. It’s hard for them to brush properly and I know that they often don’t brush as long as they should. With 4 kids, I didn’t check everyone’s mouth twice a day to be sure they were brushing properly (yes, I know I should). With the Sonicare Kid’s toothbrushes, my kids know when to change sides and they are brushing much better.
  • My kids WANT to brush their teeth. That is a big deal. I think I would have had an easier time pulling out their teeth than getting them to brush them. Now they ask me if they can brush again. My daughter even asked if she can brush 3 times each day.

I took my toothbrush with me to San Francisco for the Yahoo! MotherBoard Summit last week and I made this quick video at the Four Seasons:

I have always had very sensitive gums and as a child, I brushed too hard and my gums have start to recede a bit. I have to be very careful about brushing my gums, but not too hard. I’ve found that with this Sonicare toothbrush, I can brush the gums and my gums to not get swollen and bleed.

I found these signs of gum disease on the Philips Sonicare website. It is very important that you take care of your gums too.

  • Gums that bleed when you brush or floss
  • Red, swollen or tender gums
  • Persistent bad breath or taste
  • Loosening or shifting of teeth

Here are the links to the toothbrushes that our family is using during the challenge:

Kid’s HX6311/02 toothbrush

Adult Essence toothbrush

There are 7 other families participating in the Sonicare Challenge (#sonicarechallenge). You can find their stories at the Sonicare Challenge Website

Dis­clo­sure: I received money for my par­tic­i­pa­tion in the 30 day chal­lenge and to pur­chase the tooth­brushes. (from Soni­care and Col­lec­tive Bias)