Okay, maybe not literally, but it sure feels that way since I started using a brand new ultrasonic electric toothbrush! For my whole life I’ve been an old school brusher. You know, regular toothbrush, toothpaste, and a lot of elbow grease. I brushed my teeth for a few minutes and then called it a day, except on those rare occasions when I floss. (Hopefully my dentist isn’t reading this!) I’ve never had a cavity or problems with my teeth, so it never occurred to me that I might not be getting them as clean as I should be. Enter the SMILE BRILLIANT cariPRO Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush.
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When SMILE BRILLIANT contacted me to see if I’d be willing to try their new toothbrush and share my experience with my followers, I admit I was a little hesitant at first. I already have a toothbrush. I got it from my dentist at my last checkup, and I’ll be getting another freebie toothbrush at my next appointment. A toothbrush is a toothbrush, right? Well, um…..no. Over the past two weeks I’ve been using the cariPRO, and I can tell you without any hesitation, there is a huge difference between my freebie toothbrushes from the dentist and this bad boy. My teeth have never, ever felt cleaner after brushing than they do with the cariPRO. They feel and look immaculate. How is this possible? I’m a really good brusher! I do the little circles like they show you at the dentist’s office, and I brush for at least 2-3 minutes every time. But somehow, this toothbrush brushes better than I do.
The cariPRO is cordless and rechargeable, so it comes with its own charging base. It also comes with a replacement head and really helpful instructions. Being an ultrasonic electric toothbrush newbie, I needed the instructions, but I’d recommend even veteran users of this type of toothbrush to read them because it includes tips on the techniques and angles you should use for optimum results, as well as other helpful tidbits concerning what toothpaste and mouthwash types they recommend.
What I Noticed after 2 Weeks
I was actually quite surprised by the positive changes I noticed using this toothbrush. Aside from my teeth feeling so clean after brushing, I started noticing other effects as well:
My teeth look whiter.
I have used Smile Brilliant’s customized whitening trays and gels in the past and gotten great results. Unfortunately, it has been several months since I’ve whitened and I will admit I noticed my teeth were losing some of their gleam. But since I’ve started using the cariPRO, my teeth look whiter again! Now I don’t think I’ll be needing to whiten as often.
My gums are healthier.
Because I’m not the best at remembering to floss (okay, I pretty much only do it if I have a dentist appointment that day or if I’ve just eaten popcorn). Because of this, I sometimes have a little gum soreness on and off. I get my teeth cleaned twice a year and my dentist usually finds little pockets of gum inflammation and tells me I have some 1s, 2s, a few 3s, and I’ve even had few 4s in the past (4s are bad). The timing of my trying this toothbrush was perfect because I had my 6-month dental cleaning just yesterday, after having used the toothbrush for a full 2 weeks. You guys, the lady cleaning my teeth complimented me on how well I’ve been brushing and flossing! She said my teeth and gums looked much better than they did 6 months ago. Uh….I really haven’t done anything different except start using the cariPRO for the past two weeks. I can only imagine what she’ll say after 6 months of using it!
How It Works
According to SMILE BRILLIANT, the cariPRO Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush removes 7x more plaque than a manual toothbrush. They also claim that it improves gum health in less than 2 weeks, and I can attest to that myself. They say your smile will be 2x whiter in 1 single week, and personally I noticed some whitening after just 2 uses, and quite a bit more as time went on.
I was so impressed with these results that it made me want to know HOW THIS IS POSSIBLE! Googling around here and there, the general consensus seems to be that electric toothbrushes, when used correctly, can help people brush their teeth better. And of the two types of electric toothbrushes (sonic, with heads that move, and ultrasonic, having high frequency vibrations that break down plaque), ultrasonic is more effective, although more expensive. Keep in mind I’ve never in my life tried any sort of electric toothbrush before, so this was a whole new experience for me.
I can’t speak with authority on the science of electric toothbrushes or the intricacies of sonic vs ultrasonic, but I can say that I was completely blown away with the noticeable (both visible and sensory) improvements I had after 2 weeks of using it. I HIGHLY recommend the cariPRO if you’re in the market for a new toothbrush. And if you are still using the freebies from the dentist like I was? You probably should be in the market. Just sayin’. Hey, I didn’t know any better 2 weeks ago either.
There are 5 different settings: Clean, Whiten, Massage, Gum Care, and Sensitive. My favorite setting is Clean. I played around with all of them and could see and feel the differences between each. My go-to setting for a good everyday cleaning is the “Clean” setting. “Whitening” is a little stronger than Clean, and “Sensitive” is a little gentler. “Massage” and “Gum Care” are for improving and maintaining your gum health. Massage stimulates your gums, while Gum Care gently cleans along the gumline. It’s recommended that you use both of these gum settings with an additional cleaning mode to make sure you’re getting your teeth clean. As always, if you have questions about my experience with this toothbrush or any of its features or settings, ask away!
Important tip for electric toothbrush newbies like me:
After adding toothpaste to the brush, PUT THE BRUSH INTO YOUR MOUTH before switching it on. The first time I tried this toothbrush, I put the toothpaste on it, ran it under the water faucet like I always did with my manual toothbrush, and turned it on while still holding it out in front of me. Unfortunately for me I was wearing a black shirt. Y’all, nobody told me the toothpaste would spatter all over me and my surroundings. Why wasn’t this covered in the instructions? Or maybe it’s common sense and I just don’t have enough. At any rate, lesson learned. Hopefully I saved you from the same fate. You’re welcome.
WHOOP, WHOOP, PROMO CODE TIME!
Get 50% off with promo code EVERYDAYTEACHER50
No need to get out your cheaters, you read that right: FIFTY PERCENT off your Smile Brilliant cariPRO order! Unbelievable, right? When Smile Brilliant asked me to choose the level of discount I thought my followers would like, I shot for the moon. After all, it’s YOU guys. You’re important to me. I didn’t know if they’d go along with a 50% discount, but they did, so YOU’RE IN!
The basic package starts at $119, and with promo code EVERYDAYTEACHER50 that means you’re only paying around $60 for this life-changing toothbrush. There’s a money-back guarantee and you can return it (free shipping) if you don’t love it after 60 days, so it’s definitely worth trying.
I did receive a complimentary cariPRO Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush from Smile Brilliant so I could share my experience, but the reason I’m gushing about this toothbrush is because I had such a great experience with it, and I think you’ll be as pleased as I was — especially if you’re still using a manual. In fact, I’m going to take advantage of my own discount code and get one of these for my husband and each of my two older boys for Christmas.
Happy brushing, friends!