Over the next month I'll be doing the Oral B One Month Challenge to see if I can be converted from my favourite manual brush - the Listerine Reach in Medium to an electric toothbrush! I'll be using the Professional Care 500 Power Brush that you can pick up for half price (£22.50) from all major retailers (Boots, Argos, etc) until May.
I decided to pop on the Floss Action brush head rather than the Precision Clean one - it'll be interesting to see if it can do two jobs in one!
I was in love with my Phillips Sonicare brush for a while, but I feel it is a bit much for my enamel to use it twice a day, so I can't wait to see if my Oral B will be as effective with keeping plaque build-up at bay without such intense action. I do prefer the oscillating-rotating action to the linear Sonicare already.
I'll be using it twice a day for two minutes, making sure to floss, avoiding sugary snacks and especially fizzy drinks, which I've been getting better at recently. Teeth and bikini body in mind, snack-wise I'll be trying to stick to raw veggies (I love houmous and carrot sticks), cheese, nuts and fruit - but only occasionally as it can be acidic too. Acids in fizzy drinks are a nightmare for tooth enamel, and it's not a good idea to brush directly after consuming as this is when the enamel is especially weak.
I'll be back in a month to let you know how I get on and see what shape my teeth are in! Let me know if you're taking part in the challenge too and happy National Smile Month!