I have literally found my dream tooth brush. It smiles at me and makes sure my teeth receive a professional clean every time I brush. The Oral-B iO brush is a literal dream and I love how it’s now possible to get a professional cleaning feel at home, every day.
Recently, Oral-B partnered with dental professionals across all 50 states to identify patients who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19, including teachers and front line workers who are sacrificing to help keep us all safe. They understand that dental visits may be harder than normal to schedule or are being postponed by patients trying to limit in-person interactions so to support patients Oral-B is providing 200 iO power brushes to people in need and throughout the year.
So what makes the Oral-B iO brush better than any other?
I love the interactive display which is so helpful when brushing. There is easy navigation through the brush features and personalization: welcoming greetings, choice of brushing modes, and reminders to change the brush head.
Once you pick the mode, you are ready to brush. The toothbrush has a smart pressure sensor which is the first of its kind to provide positive feedback when you brush with the right amount of pressure. The sensor warns of overpressure with a red light and turns green when users are applying the optimal cleaning pressure.
There is also a timing feature. Since it is recommended by dentists that you brush your teeth for 2 minutes every time you brush, the toothbrush makes this easy and counts the time for you. Every 30 seconds the toothbrush will vibrate to let you know to switch to the next area of your teeth. It literally takes all the guessing out of brushing!
Finally, at the end of the 2 minute brushing cycle a smiley face appears on the screen. The best feeling ever!
So now that we found the best toothbrush, let’s chat about brushing tips. I got to chat with Gulia Omene DMD at Omene Dentistry and she gave me some great tips I wanted to share about the brush and tootbrushing!
First, it’s important to pick the perfect brush mode for you and this brush makes it so easy. She loves sensitive brush mode and the professional timer setting of the Oral-B iO. She mentioned how the sensitive brush mode is invaluable to patients that have a bit of tooth sensitivity or gum recession. It’s a thorough yet gentle clean and since so many of us love that feeling of sparkly clean and white teeth, the light up feature helps ensure we don’t do any damage in our
excitement to clean.
She also recommends brushing for two minutes and loves how the professional timer buzzes every 30 seconds. The 30 seconds really helps focus the brushers on giving each part of the mouth individualized attention. After 30 seconds you move on to the next spot and you know you really did a thorough cleaning on the area. One area she sees patients build up a lot of plaque is behind their lower front teeth so she recommends staying in that area for one of the 30 second cycles!
Some fast facts about Oral-B?
When compared to manual toothbrushes, Oral-B iO users experienced:
○ 100 percent healthier gums in just one week
○ Six times more plaque removal along the gum line
○ 83 percent of patients with swollen gums moved from unhealthy to healthy gums in eight weeks
The best brushing technique for the Oral-B iO? Place the bristles against the teeth at a slight angle toward the gum line and apply light pressure going back and forth just like you would with a regular toothbrush. Dentists recommend 2 minutes in the morning and 2 minutes of brushing before bed.
Trust me, your teeth have found their new best friend. With Oral-B iO, it’s now truly possible to get a professional cleaning feel at home, every day.
Special thanks to Oral-B for partnering with me on this post!