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Tips for people who HATE brushing their teeth #PhilipsSonicare

As adults we know that we should brush and floss our teeth. The thing we don’t often talk about is that some of us HATE brushing our teeth.

I have spent a lot of time at the dentist this year. As I sat back in the chair with my mouth wide open, not able to talk, I had a lot of time to think. I wondered what is was that made me hate brushing my teeth so much. I realized that I got discouraged with the cavities I was getting as an adult when it was not something I struggled with as a child. I had sensitive gums that bled easily and just started to hate brushing my teeth.


Here are some tips for people who hate brushing their teeth

1. Invest in a sonicare toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes are a lot easier to use than manual ones. They work well and are surprisingly fun to use. (*See what I think of the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum below)

2. Watch TV, browse websites or sign your kids homework books. Distraction helps pass the time. I personally tend to walk around the house while I brush my teeth. It passes the time very quickly.

3. Make it a habit. Force yourself to brush your teeth at least twice a day for 2-3 weeks. It’s easier to stick to something once it becomes a habit.

4. Think about it. Really. Think about how awful bad breath smells. It’s disgusting.

5. Turn out the lights. Some people actually have fears of brushing teeth. Try closing your eyes or turning out the lights.

*There is so much I want to tell you about the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum and why I love it. I really want you to read it so I’m going to make it true Mommy Moment style – bullet points!

Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum

  • The small neck of the brushhead is perfect. It is not bulky and the bonus is that my daughter with a very bad gag reflex can use it!! (Don’t worry, it has removable heads, we don’t share!)
  • It brushes FAST! Apparently it has over 31,000 strokes per minute – I haven’t counted, but is brushes faster than any other electric toothbrush I’ve tried.
  • It has a gum care setting. My gums always bled easily. After 6 days of using the sonicare I had no more bleeding gums which I found AMAZING!
  • It includes an attached UV sanitizer on the charging base. I like the thought of my toothbrush being in a closed clean area in the bathroom – the thought of toilet flushing germs getting to it kinda grosses me out.
  • It has a quadpacer, so you know when to switch to the next part of your mouth. It’s perfect for me since I like to walk around the house while I brush.
  • Pressure sensor – genius!! No more brushing too hard.

For people who have never used an electric toothbrush before, I think the easy-start feature is perfect. This feature gently increases the power over the first 14 brushing. This setting can be activated or deactivated but I must admit that I love that the option is there.

I used to think that the price of an electric toothbrush was not worth the investment. I can now say that my opinion has changed. If you have not tried a Philips Sonicare, you may want to ask Santa for it this year!



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  1. I have an electric toothbrush on my Christmas list! This one looks amazing. Hopefully Santa leaves it under the tree! :)

  2. bina edwards says:

    I’m one of thos e people who gag when they brush, not sure why, have always been like this, and I don’t think it will ever change

  3. I don’t mind brushing my teeth, but then we do have a Sonicare brush! There are some great tips in this post.

  4. I’d love to try one of those! I really have heard a LOT of great things about it. I’ve heard your teeth feel SO much cleaner after using it vs. a standard tooth brush

  5. I think it is very important to brush your teeth My son does gag when he brushes as well

  6. I have had a sonicare toothbrush for several years and wouldn’t be without it! It has made a huge difference!

  7. The first time I ever used an electric toothbrush I hated it. But now I think I’d like to try again! :)

  8. I actually play music while I brush and floss my teeth. I look forward to the tunes and it works like a charm.

  9. Anna Johnson says:

    This sounds AWESOME!! I think it will help me :)

  10. laurie nykaza says:

    What a great review makes me want to run out and buy one for the whole family to use rather than doing it by hand.

  11. jennifer s says:

    I never had a problem brushing until my first pregnancy and then every time I brushed I would throw up. Sadly after that it has been a real struggle every time I brush as it still makes me gag and sometimes throw up…I guess 9 months of it set up a pattern that is hard to break.

  12. I appreciate all the great tips.

  13. Great tips, it is getting the grandkids to brush their teeth! lol

  14. Looks amazing. May have to add to my to-get list

  15. I just recently switched to electric. Why didn’t I do that a long time ago?

  16. Judy C (Judy Cowan) says:

    I have been looking at the electric toothbrushes and thinking I should take the plunge and buy one. Thanks for the review, I am definitely going to take a closer look at this one.

  17. I love my electric toothbrush and the clean feeling that it leaves me with after I brush!

  18. Donna Christianson says:

    Great gift idea

  19. I have a sonicare toothbrush and I just love the fresh feeling I get, almost like a cleaning at the dentist.

  20. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I used to have an electric toothbrush and thought it was a much better way of cleaning my teeth, for my children too which is always handy as children tend to either brush too hard or not enough. I also bought a laser one for my daughter once but that wasn’t as successful she didn’t like using it, one of my sons actually said it hurt when he used it – mind he’s the one with very sensitive teeth.

  21. Teresa Claire says:

    I love my electric toothbrush. I have used one for at least 5 years. Even my hygienist notices the difference.

  22. pat george says:

    sounds fantatic,,, maybe that’s why dentists recommend it

  23. David Pierce says:

    I’ve never tried the Diamond Clean experience, but it does sound Great, so I would love to experience it.

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