I haven’t owned an electric toothbrush in a very long time. So long in fact that my last one was a She-Ra Princess of Power brush and the base was her castle! We’ll just say it’s been awhile since I’ve used one. So I jumped at the chance when Mom Fuse asked me to try out the Ultreo ultrasound toothbrush. Especially since it’s so important to keep a clean and healthy mouth during pregnancy!
I didn’t quite know what to expect when I opened up the package, but was pleasantly surprised at it’s slim design and the fact that it was very comfortable to hold and quite light as well. The charger/base is also very small and doesn’t take up much space on my bathroom counter at all!
This brush is also very high tech with it’s sonic bristles and power tip that create the bubbles and clean away plaque, and it’s ultrasound waveguide that channels ultrasound energy into the bubbles for a longer lasting clean feeling. It also has a two minute shut off timer that I found very convenient (I don’t think I had been brushing long enough before!) and it even gives you little beeps each 30 seconds to switch “zones”.
The first time I used it I didn’t quite know what to expect. The bristles on this brush don’t actually move around like other electric toothbrushes I’ve seen. They more or less vibrate and you then move the brush around in circles on your teeth. It was very gentle on my gums and didn’t cause any tenderness at all and it’s small size made it easy to reach the back teeth. It also cleaned in between my teeth much better than my old manual toothbrush. So much better in fact that flossing afterward almost seemed pointless. (Almost. My dentist would not be happy if I stopped flossing!) When the two minutes was up, the brush shut itself off and I was extremely pleased at how clean my teeth where! It felt like I had just left the dentist office.
It has taken me a little while to get used to the brush itself as the waveguide (in the middle of the brush) tends to make my teeth vibrate a bit when I don’t have the brush positioned correctly. So after some trial and error, I’ve figured out how it needs to be held in order to clean most effectively and comfortably. After a week of using it though, I can say it works much, much better than my manual toothbrush!
– Donielle @ Raising Peanuts
– Ultra-slim, long-reach neck
– Slim-waisted handle
– 2-minute auto shut-off timer
– 30-second brushing interval signal
– Battery charge status indicator
– Ultrasound brush head replacement indicator (programmable for 1 or 2 users)
– Ultra-compact charger with detachable universal voltage wall plug
Posted by Nicole Ibarrondo, former editor here at Mom Fuse