So, I'm wary of damaging them further with bleaching trays unless my dentist okays them. You never know how something is going to affect your teeth until it's too late. And since I don't relish the idea of dentures and I can't afford a permanent fancy flipper, I do my best to keep mine intact.
When the makers of Emmi-dent Ultrasonic Toothbrush contacted me to try their fancy toothbrush, I was game. This toothbrush is different because you don't really use it to brush your teeth. Weird, right? Instead, you hold the brush next to your teeth for 8-10 seconds. Then you move the brush to the next spot on your teeth, working all around the front and back of all of your teeth. I have to say this right now. It feels weird to not actually brush your teeth, but that was the assignment.
I was told that people had seen amazing stain-removing results, as well as getting out problems below the gum line. Since you don't actually brush, I was skeptical. I was hoping for the best, but was ready to accept this as another beauty gadget in a shiny box that isn't worth the cost of reflective printing on the outside of the box.
Before I begin, let's talk a little about why you might want to consider this toothbrush. Here are three great reasons from the manufacturer:
The tooth cleaning and oral hygiene have a triple benefit when using an oral ultrasound cleaning device (such as Emmi-dent):
1) It gently cleans the tooth surfaces, between the teeth, periodontal pockets and fissures with a lasting effect. After the ultrasound cleaning, put your tongue on your teeth – the surface feels extremely smooth, because the plaque and other contaminants have been removed.
2) It acts prophylactically – the antibacterial effect of ultrasound removes the plaque and tartar; inflammation cannot occur.
3) It has a therapeutic effect, i.e. when a patient develops an inflammation such as periodontitis, aphthous ulcers, etc. Within a few days the inflammation can be reduced or cured by destroying the bacteria causing the infection.
The effect of Emmi-dent oral hygiene with ultrasound is noticeable after the first application. Your teeth feel as though they have just been professionally cleaned.
I was specifically interested in this product because I am concerned repeated bleaching has made my enamel thinner than it should and I already have not-so-strong teeth. The idea of something that didn't use abrasives or chemicals to whiten teeth totally appealed to me.
So Loxy and I tested it by brushing with it every day for a month. It comes with two toothbrush heads, a nifty charging stand and a small tube of toothpaste. I should mention that you have to use to the toothpaste the Emmi-dent comes with. You have no choice. It's the combo of the super fast ultrasonic motion of the brush and the nano-bubbles created by the toothpaste that make this brush work.
Loxy quit after day two. He couldn't get used to not "brushing" his teeth. Too much change makes for an unhappy Loxy. And no one likes that.
However, after several days, I saw a dramatic improvement in the whiteness of my teeth. I also noticed that the (high gross out factor warning) gum pocket on one tooth was now "empty" and no longer captured excess tooth gunk.
There is a small downside, however. While it makes your teeth feel super slick and look pearly, it doesn't do much for your breath. You are not going to be giving up your mouthwash anytime soon. But for me, whiter teeth are worth an extra bit of mouthwash. Plus I like to use it anyway.
The best part is that my teeth are no longer stained and I am not relying an enamel-damaging abrasives or chemicals. That is wonderful news as far as I'm concerned! My teeth don't look Hollywood white or over bleached. They aren't sensitive or in danger of being damaged by whitening treatments. They look naturally as white as they were intended. Way before I ever started a vicious diet soda habit...
I haven't been using it long enough to see what my dentist thinks, but I love how my teeth look. To celebrate my ultra-white smile and the upcoming third anniversary of Gouldylox Reviews, I have one of these little gems to give away!
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