This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.
As a frugal family, we try to cut costs anywhere we can. Our main focus is to reduce our grocery spending, limit our purchases of clothing/shoes/accessories and buy anything we do need with coupons or at a discount. We don’t buy many tangible goods unless absolutely necessary because we’re really of the mindset that material goods are a frivolous use of our hard earned money. Clearly, when we absolutely need something we do purchase it but generally speaking we don’t spend a ton of money on anything that isn’t truly necessary.
The one exception to our rule is dental care. Both Mer and I take relatively good care of our teeth (cleaning every 6 months or so) since we know that good quality dental care and prevention at home can help us save a ton of money in the long run. Dental work is outrageously expensive so we do our absolute best to keep our teeth in tip top shape to hopefully avoid any very costly restorative work.
Unfortunately, this hasn’t always been a reality for me. Until roughly 10 years ago I was without dental insurance and having to pay everything out of pocket meant skipping cleanings and putting off dental work. I think I went over 5 years between cleanings at one point (horrible I know!). At the time, I was of the mindset that if it didn’t hurt don’t fix it.
Bad. Bad. Bad idea.
Sadly, putting off some small painless cavities resulted in needing a few root canals and eventually crowns that really drained us financially and caused us to dig ourselves deep into debt. Thankfully, I’ve caught up on my dental work and try to stay on top of it with a strict flossing and brushing routine at home and regular visits to my dentist. My goal is to prevent any further issues in my mouth. So, when Triple Bristle generously sent me one of their innovative Triple Bristle Sonic toothbrushes to review I was super excited to give their toothbrush a spin (literally).
Triple Bristle is truly unlike any toothbrush on the market or that I’ve ever used and over the years I’ve used quite a few of the electric variety. It’s designed with a 3 sided brush head that brushes the front, bottom and back of your teeth simultaneously which is awesome because it not only cleans thoroughly but cuts down on the amount of time you need to spend brushing.
Using it does take a little getting used to. It’s not like a traditional brush because you need to cup the brush head around your teeth and engage your gums and basically allow it to do the work for you. It tickles a little at first but after a few uses you sort of figure out how to place it to avoid it rattling your lips or pallet. It also has a really cool 2 minute auto timer which I especially appreciate because it helps ensure that I’m brushing the recommended amount of time.
As for cost, a Triple Bristle toothbrush with a charger and extra brush head will currently set you back roughly 80$. Compared to other brushes on the market this is actually quite competitive. Before converting to using electric toothbrushes I thought it was crazy to spend more than a couple of bucks on my toothbrush- but, as I’ve learned a good quality electric toothbrush is really an investment that allows you to save money in the long run.
I haven’t been using it long enough to really comment on the longevity and lifespan of the product which has often been a problem with other electric toothbrushes in the past. I do have a dentist appointment next month for a cleaning and check up and I’m especially interested to see if my dentist notices an improvement!
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What is your dental routine? How often do you get cleanings? Love or hate the dentist?
What is your dental routine?
I brush twice a day and floss about every other day.
How often do you get cleanings?
Every 6-8 months depending on weather and finding a sitter.
Love or hate the dentist?
Love it. I’m not afraid of the dentist. I’ve had SO much work done in my mouth (wisdom tooth removal, gum graft, 3 root canals, crowns, cavities) that it really doesn’t phase me anymore!