We learn from an early age that looking after your teeth is very important but having to brush regularly on a daily basis can become a bit of a chore. This can lead to your teeth not being cleaned properly which can then give future problems for both teeth and gums.
But a new toothbrush called the 30 Second Smile is now available which not only speeds up the teeth cleaning process but also makes sure you are cleaning your teeth correctly. Having had a number of problems with my teeth that needed various visits to the dentist over the years, I decided this product needed further investigation.
How Does It Work ?
The 30 Second smile is a battery operated toothbrush that is unique in that it has 6 micro brushes which when you bite down on them clean both the tops, bottoms and sides of your teeth all at the same time.
On first sight the toothbrush looks quite ungainly and large and the immediate worry is “will I be able to get the brush into my mouth” but after a couple of tries because it fits over the teeth rather than on the teeth like a conventional brush, it feels quite comfortable. It’s then just a matter of biting down and moving the brush along the teeth and then switching to the other side of the mouth once done. Each brush microhead is assigned to its own surface, and each head is actually half the size of a typical single headed brush, so it doesn’t feel uncomfortable when brushing.
The quality of the clean is really quite impressive and your mouth feels fresh immediately after the first clean, similar to when you return from the dentist or hygienist.
Are there any downsides I should know about?
There are some downsides. The toothbrush is battery operated as I already mentioned which does mean replacing the batteries every so often which will involve additional cost. The good thing is that because the 30 Second Smile toothbrush works so quickly and effectively, these batteries are going to last. You could also invest in some rechargeable batteries which will reduce costs in the long term. Another advantage with being battery operated is that it is easy to take with you on your vacation or staying with friends or family.
The toothbrush does have changeable heads so each member of the family can have their own brush but you will need to keep the brush heads separate as they can be easily mixed up. They do come with colour stickers so you can put this onto the brush head to identify who’s brush is who’s.
The brush heads will need replacing at least every 3 months which may seem quite a lot but this is the recommended time period for all toothbrushes as recommended by dentists. There are various offers available when buying the heads so this can help to reduce costs.
What are the benefits ?
The 30 Second Smile™ was designed to automatically provide a toothbrush that will provide a gentle massage/stimulation of the gums, as recommended by dental professionals. The positioning and movement (short, quick strokes with the soft micro-brushes) ensures this takes place.
The manufacturers claim that the 30 second smile has had 2 major clinical studies, one carried out at the Medical College of Georgia, School of Dentistry and the other at the University of Tennessee , Health Science Center.
The conclusion these 2 education centers came to were as follows:
1.Medical College of Georgia Study: “The 30 Second Smile™ Oral Health System has proven to be a safe, well accepted and effective device.”
2.University of Tennessee , Health Science Center Study: ” Tooth stain became significantly less in the Hydrabrush/30 second smile group compared with the Sonicare group at 8 and 12 weeks. At all examinations, the Hydrabrush/30 second smile group had statistically significantly less plaque than the Sonicare group. Neither the 30 Second Smile™, nor the other tested brushes caused any adverse reactions that could be attributed to the brush.”
Do I have to use any special toothpaste?
The answer to that is no you can continue to use the toothpaste of your choice. You just need to apply a small amount of paste to each side of the bristles (top and bottom), at the point where the angled bristles meet. The toothpaste will then be applied to your teeth through the effective brushing action which will help in removing the bacterial plaque while applying fluoride (as recommended by your dental professional).
Where can I buy the 30 Second Smile ?
The 30 second smile is available through a number of retail outlets but the best deals seem to be available online. I have recently tracked down an offer where you can try the 30 second smile on a 30 day trial. By buying through the official website you will also receive 2 sets of brush heads, a professional tongue scraper to help keep your mouth clean and fresh and a travel case. The manufacturers also provide a 3 year warranty which is pretty rare on this type of product.
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In conclusion not only has this product kept my teeth clean and healthy it has also meant less treatment at the dentist which has meant a pretty saving in dental bills, but I also know that as the whole family are now using the 30 Second Smile I can be confident that we should all keep our teeth in a healthy condition with, beautiful, healthy smiles.