I remember seeing a commercial years back, that claimed that whiter teeth made you look 10 years younger. Why I remembered this, rather than, say, the order of the planets (all I remember is it has something to do with pancakes), I do not know.
All this talk of pancakes and whiter teeth brings me to the remarkable Sonicare toothbrush.
Why remarkable? First off, there’s a timer, so YOU WILL brush your teeth for two minutes. It’s kind of like a personal trainer for teeth brushing. It pushes you further than you would ever go on your own.
Secondly, this brush will vibrate the crap out of your teeth (literally and figuratively). It generates 31,000 bristle sweeps per minute.
you still can’t reach this speed with a manual toothbrush.
And it's scientifically proven to remove coffee, tea and tobacco stains (and that yellow cheese powder on Smart Puffs, that last one was my own addition)- whitening teeth, they say, up to 2.5 shades in 2 weeks. And when you run your tongue over your teeth after using it, you get that post-dental cleaning feeling (with out having the humiliation of wearing a bib and drooling all over yourself.)
If I go out of town for the weekend and don’t bring my Sonicare, my teeth look like I was away at chewing tobacco camp. I personally, think it’s better than even whitening strips (probably because I’m too lazy and forgetful to use whitening strips).
Here's what www.dentistry.com has to say about the subject: “Tooth whitening can take years off your age and is much less expensive than a face lift.” Shouldn’t they be concentrating on cavities and gingivitis? What’s with the talk about face lifts? I know dentists are doctors too, but please keep that drill inside my mouth.
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