Aging with a smile

I’m always flattered when people mistake me for being younger than I actually am. Honestly, I think it has a lot to do with my smile. Keeping my pearly whites, well … white, really has helped take years off my appearance.

That’s not just me blowing sunshine either. There’s real scientific evidence that suggests a healthy smile — particularly one that consists of bright, straight teeth — can not only make you LOOK younger, but can help you FEEL younger, too.

Now that I’m older, it’s become increasingly important for me to find products that help me maintain a relatively youthful appearance. So you can just imagine how intrigued I was when Smile Brilliant (isn’t that a great name?) reached out to me about trying the cariPRO Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush.

This might be hard for some to believe, but I’ve never once considered using anything other than a manual toothbrush to clean my teeth. It’s just something I’ve always done. It’s my old standby. But, now that I’ve declared this as my year of taking chances, both big and small, I felt like I’d be remiss if I didn’t at least give the cariPRO a shot.

I’m so glad I did! When I tell you that I’m done with manual brushing, I mean it! I had no idea what I was missing.

For reasons I can’t even properly articulate, I’ve always equated “electric” with difficult. I’m not going to lie. I had a bit of anxiety when the box arrived because I thought it would be hard to assemble and use. WRONG!

The cariPRO comes with two premium brush heads, a waterproof toothbrush handle and a charging base. That’s it! All I had to do was plug in the base, place the handle on top and in about 24 hours, it was fully charged and ready to go! So easy. Even for me!

It also includes an instruction manual with images — great for visual learners like me —- that literally show you how your teeth are supposed to be brushed!

I’ve always had a tendency to grab my manual toothbrush, open wide and go for what I know. With the cariPRO, I learned that harder isn’t always better.

Gentle strokes still get your teeth clean and it’s so much easier on your gums. Aggressive brushing like the kind I was doing with my manual toothbrush can actually cause damage and contribute to a receding gumline.

In the back of my mind, this is something I’ve always known. But I haven’t always applied that knowledge. Now, whenever I reach for my toothbrush, it’s always top of mind because the cariPRO was designed with five brushing modes to ensure you’re getting the best possible brush for your teeth.

They include a standard “Clean” mode for everyday cleaning; my personal favorite, the “White” mode, designed to remove surface stains caused by drinking coffee; a “Massage” mode that gently stimulates the gums; a “Gum Care” mode for gentle cleaning along the gumline and finally; the “Sensitive” mode for folks with tooth and gum sensitivity.

I have to admit I’m really impressed by the cariPRO Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush. It’s super sleek and doesn’t take up much space on the counter top. Plus, I don’t have to constantly clean the base of built up toothpaste residue like I did with my toothbrush holder. It’s one of those things I didn’t even realize I had a problem with until I no longer had to deal with it. Talk about an epiphany!

The hubby seems pretty impressed too! In fact, he’s been begging me to get one for him! Our daughter will likely be looking for a good Father’s Day gift soon, and I think this might be pretty close to being perfect.

And, the timing is great too, because right now, you can enter to win a cariPRO Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush from Smile Brilliant OR use the coupon code sisterladygirl20 and get 20% off your purchase of the toothbrush today.

Even though the cariPRO might not be the proverbial “fountain of youth,” it comes really close! I’ve been using mine for a couple weeks now and already I’m noticing a cleaner, healthier smile.

Got questions? I’ve got some answers. Check out the Smile Brilliant FAQ to learn more:

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