Sonicare toothbrush hacks
I know I haven’t written in a while. I’m in the middle of writing a book, Side Hustling for Working Adults. It’s got a catchy subtitle, 11 chapters, and three appendices. As of today, I’m on chapter 5 and have total of 108 pages. Expect me to launch by 18 Oct. 2019.
WHY WRITE NOW, AND ABOUT MY TOOTHBRUSH?
Because this needs to get shared, especially if you care about your teeth. Also, the brush heads are expensive, and if you don’t change them every few months, they get gross.
I brush twice daily and in the picture above, I haven’t changed the brush head since this January. That’s about nine months and it still looks pretty good! So here are three hacks…
DON’T USE THE COVER
It comes with a hard plastic cover. The cover traps moisture and encourages yuck. Sure, it protects the brush head, but from what? If you leave the brush at home and your cats don’t jump on the counter to play with it, you can do without.
THE MAGIC → REST THE BRUSH HEAD ON IT, SIDEWAYS
And, rest the brush with the bristles facing downward. Why? Gravity. It lets the moisture fall away from the brush entirely.
You’re thinking, “Well, so does standing it up.” Yes that does, but notice how the moisture flows down the brush head, and into the magnets where it connects with the Sonicare.
Try it for a few months. You’ll notice how much cleaner it stays.
PRESS AGAINST THE BACK OF THE STEM WHILE TURNED ON
If you do this, the brushing motion becomes 2x more violent. Or more efficient, seemingly.
If you do this while brushing, it seems to clean more powerfully. I don’t know whether it really does clean more powerfully or whether it simply makes twice the noise, but hey, it feels cleaner.
If you do this immediately after brushing, you’ll notice that it shakes out the trapped moisture. More so than if you simply left on without pressing your finger against the back of the stem.
Hope you found that useful. Your teeth will thank you.