2 years ago
Healthy teeth and gums make a big difference in how we feel and in how we look. You might not immediately list tooth care products as beauty tools, but they do affect our appearance. I had been using a WaterPik water flosser for a few years, and was very happy with it. However, my partner was having problems with his gums and teeth, and in some degree of desperation, I decided to upgrade my own flosser, and hand that older one to him (the devices come with multiple interchangeable tips, including 2 of the tip most often used - so it was like new for my husband to use). The price around the holiday season was very appealing on this. I found both the option with the sonic toothbrush, and one with an oscillating round tooth brush, at the same price. I had never tried a sonic toothbrush, had already used a round powered brush, but decided to give the sonic device a try. (Some part of me was also whispering that Doctor Who has his Sonic Screwdriver, so why not a Sonic Toothbrush?) The new flosser is a tiny bit quieter than the old one. I handed off a rubber computer mouse pad with my old flosser, because it was that noisy. In most other respects the flossers work almost identically. Both have dials to adjust water pressure. The new WaterPik doesn't have storage in the lid for the flosser tips, but the lid has a hinge, which I find neater. I usually don't switch flosser tips often, so keeping the small plastic storage box in a bathroom drawer work just fine. I'm undecided about the sonic toothbrush, I am sad to say. It seems to do a fine job cleaning my teeth. The head is not too large (I have a very small mouth and a narrow jaw, and a lot of dental work devices are hard to fit on me). The timer feature is nice to make sure I'm brushing long enough. All this said, the handle is pretty big and bulky in my hand. I'm not really sure whether I am moving the brush the right way - there are no tutorial videos I have found for using the brush, while there are a few from WaterPik and others, about how to use a flosser. The set comes with a travel case for the sonic toothbrush that's very sturdy, but I don't travel much so I haven't needed it. The design of the new one is a little prettier than the more functionally designed older one - there are hints of metallic details on the new one that are missing on the old. The operation is very intuitive for the most part. I like how clean my mouth feels after using the WaterPik.