I've always been self-conscious about the shade of my teeth. I've tried at-home whitening kits before, but they always make my teeth super sensitive.
I mentioned this to my dentist at a recent check-up, and he said that not only had the whitening strips weakened my enamel (!!!), but that I was also brushing too hard. He asked what toothbrush I had, and when I told him some brand I had picked up at the drugstore, he said that the bristles were too hard.
"I thought hard bristles cleaned better though??" I said, losing my confidence with every second. He explained that this was a common misconception people have and that they can actually be harmful to teeth and their enamel.
He recommended I switch to the BURST sonic toothbrush – an electric toothbrush with soft bristles.
Soft bristles? I mean, how were they supposed to clean my stained teeth better? I checked out the BURST site to see what it was all about. I read that the soft bristles were infused with charcoal to remove surface stains and whiten teeth. I highly doubted a toothbrush would actually work to remove the stubborn stains on my teeth, especially if the bristles were soft.
Then, I read that the BURST brush was clinically proven to remove up to 10x more plaque than a manual toothbrush and was backed by over 25,000 dentists. The brush has 33,000 sonic vibrations a minute, and although that sounded great, I still wasn't sure if I really needed an electric toothbrush.
After reading that they offer free shipping and a 90-day money-back guarantee, I thought I might as well try it. It comes in black, white, and rose gold - I took the plunge and ordered the black for $69.99.
It arrived after just a few days, and I was surprised to find that I couldn't wait to try it. When turning it on for the first time, I liked the feel of it! I found it great that I didn't have to scrub my teeth in a back-and-forth motion - the sonic vibrations did all the brushing for me. They really reach all those hard to reach places.
Plus, the vibrations pause every 30 seconds, to prompt when to switch sides, allowing me to brush for exactly 2 minutes (the recommended brushing time by dentists).
After using the brush for a few weeks, I have to say, my teeth have never felt cleaner. I was also surprised to see my teeth definitely looked whiter than they were before. The charcoal really works at removing stains.
After a whole month of using BURST, I knew it was worth the money. My teeth were whiter, and my gum sensitivity improved because of the soft bristles. Flossing was less painful.
Plus, the battery literally lasted the whole month. You only have to charge it once every 4 weeks! So I could bring it away with me without having to worry about packing the charger.
BURST also has a convenient subscription offer that delivers new toothbrush heads every 90 days for as low as $6 a month.
I can't believe I didn't try BURST sooner. I'm much less self-conscious about the shade of my teeth now, without having to damage the enamel.
I'd recommend the BURST sonic toothbrush to anyone looking to improve their dental hygiene and have whiter teeth. It cleans my teeth better than any other toothbrush I've tried, while still being gentle.