At the end of my most recent checkup, my dentist said, “You should think about getting an electric toothbrush.” I must have turned 50 shades of embarrassed because he quickly followed that with, “I’m not saying your teeth aren’t clean, but an electric brush is just much more effective at removing plaque than brushing manually.” Okay, I felt better. And immediately rushed home to start researching electric toothbrushes. I had never thought about buying one in the past because I was under the false notion that they are only for people with bad teeth, or lazy brushers — and I don’t describe myself as either.
Then I discovered the new Oral-B Genius Pro 8000. Where have you been all my life? This brush has so many high-tech features, and they aren’t just for show — they are actually turning me into a better brusher. Dentists constantly tell us to brush for at least two minutes, but that can be difficult to track. Not with the Oral-B Genius Pro 8000. It has a timer that reminds me every 30 seconds to switch to another quadrant of my mouth. Another concern is overly-aggressive brushing, both with manual and electric brushes. This brush has pressure-sensing technology that alerts you if you are brushing too hard and automatically slows down the brush head speed. But the coolest feature has to be the corresponding app with position detection technology. Use the included mount to put your phone at eye level, then brush facing the phone’s camera. That allows the app to track the brush position and show you areas you are missing.
The brush has a sleek design and comes with a smart travel case that you can use to charge the brush and your phone from one outlet. It comes with three brush heads and additional styles can be purchased separately.
Oral-B Genius Pro 8000
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