If you’ve been considering an electric toothbrush, you’ve probably looked at various brands for the Sonicare Elite Toothbrush sometimes referred to as the Sonic Tooth Brush or Sonic Care Tooth Brush. Yet, the price can be a turnoff.
As someone who has had a history of cavities, root canals and periodontal disease, it has been very helpful in controlling my dental problems. However if you have a good family history of dental checkups it may not be a necessity. I am relieved that my checkups are much shorter since using the sonic tooth brush and I find that the build up of plaque is less. It will not replace flossing and I have found using the original dental tape by Glide helpful as it is thicker than some of the thinner floss on the market now.
The Sonicare Elite is a new kid on the block and it isn’t always easy to know the difference between the various models such as the 7300. 7500 and 7800 toothbrushes. The 7800 allows you to change the pre-programmed 2 minute brushing time to 2 1/2 minutes which may be useful for some. It also comes with a wall mount kit. In addition there is a dual speed control . The 7500 doesn’t have the timer change option and the 7300 does not have the above features but is a fine toothbrush.
Because I travel frequently I am pleased that the battery lasts longer than original model because I don’t like to travel with a charger. I find it will last around two weeks. I also like that there is a slimmer head and that the angled brush enables me to get comfortably to the back teeth. Most people neglect the molar areas but this is where many have problems with pockets due to inadequate cleaning techniques. It is also important to replace the head every six months and I find that after six months the cleanings are not as good if you do not.
My only criticism is that if you don’t unscrew and clean out the brush of the sonic tooth brush it will get dirty on the inside. In terms of bacteria I think that is important to do and it does not seem as watertight as it could be. However, this inconvenience far outweights the benefits as I’ve always dreaded my dental cleanings and if I can prevent future root canals or cavities it is a great financial savings.