Every once in a while, I may share my thoughts on a particular purchase I made that I feel is worthwhile. In this case, I’m writing about the BRAUN Oral-B Braun 980TX Bright Advance Power Electric Toothbrush. I purchased it for $30 from Macy’s and Amazon.com has it for the same price.
It was sort of a spur-of-the-moment purchase — I do one of these about once a month. However, it is something I’ve wanted for a long time. When I was younger, I didn’t pay much attention to my teeth, but after I left college I decided I didn’t want to hear my dentist chastize me. I gained better habits, eventually had my wisdom teeth removed, and focused on giving myself a nicer smile.
While I haven’t measured this scientifically, I believe I’m getting better results from the electric toothbrush than from the regular brushes I used to use. My gums are less sore, and combined with flossing and occasionally using an interdental pick, my teeth appear healthier. Don’t get me wrong, my teeth and gums were always healthy, but I wanted some improvement.
The only drawback to the electric toothbrush is the need to occasionally buy new brush tips. It’s no worse than buying new blades for a shaving razor.
A quick search on Amazon.com tells me the price I paid was appropriate. My choice was neither the fanciest nor the most basic brush, and so far, the brush has operated flawlessly.
No one paid me to write about this item, nor did anyone suggest to me that I do so. With all the “paid web content” incentives gaining popularity, I think it’s important that readers know.
Published or updated July 6, 2006.