Dentophobia -the fear of dentists- is a top 5 phobia that torments my brain. (And I’m getting braver around certain bug species, so I mean really, it has a shot of climbing into the final 4.) The sucky thing that catches your cheek sometimes. The pokey metal thing they stick in your gums. The scraping. The cold water squirt thing. The bright light. The dentist coming in to tell you that your twice-daily efforts had been in vain, again, and a follow up appointment would be needed. Again. Somewhere, a scream.
My sweet tooth is no secret, and a likely contributor to many a cavity filled in my 27 years. For this reason, I do strive to take care of my teeth on the daily in an attempt to avoid dentures in the next 20 years, but I’ve never been interested in electric toothbrushes.
Drop a stack of cash on a brush to mimic the whirring torture device of the devil dentists’ choosing? No thank you.
So when Smile Brilliant reached out about a partnership, color me skeptical. My experiences with manual brushes were just fine. (Or were they? History says, perhaps not. Hm.)
I investigated. The fact their brush heads weren’t circular was a start – the circular electric brushes freak me out. Just regular, manual brush heads seemed less intimidating. They had my attention, so I agreed.
Not being accustomed to an electric toothbrush, it felt like little strange at first, but I couldn’t get over how CLEAN my teeth felt when I used it. Fresh-from-the-dentist-feel without crippling anxiety? Color me converted, these days.
I don’t know that it’s curing any phobias anytime soon, but I think it will make a difference in my oral hygiene routine, and perhaps lead to a less terrible dentist visit in future. If not, that’s okay, I’m a fan of anything that makes a daily chore feel just a touch more luxurious.
If you’re interested in living in the lap of dental luxury like me, do I have good news for you! Smile Brilliant is letting me host a giveaway for one of you to win one of these bad boys to take for a spin all your own. Valued at $119, I’m excited for one of you friends to have this opportunity.
Enter Giveaway Here: https://www.smilebrilliant.com/gb/dailysprinklesblog
If you don’t win, or want to shop, they’ve given my friends 20% off cariPRO Ultrasonic electric toothbrushes using the code: dailysprinklesblog20.
GOOD LUCK & happy brushing!