I talk about beauty products and wellbeing a lot on Life Daily but I don’t think I’ve spoken about the importance of looking after your teeth and gums before now. I think brushing your teeth is probably a whole lot more important than using an exfoliator or finding the perfect nail colour, so why not delve into the wonderful world of dental care!
Obviously, we’ve all been using toothbrushes for years, and if you haven’t erm, gross? But just recently I was sent a Silk’n ToothWave brush to review as part of a paid partnership with Join Platform, and I have to admit, I was quite interested to see if it did what it said on the tin so to speak, and to find out what was so different about this to the normal electric toothbrush we’re all so used to.
SILK’N TOOTHWAVE BRUSH
The ToothWave Brush isn’t just your every day, regular toothbrush. It states that results achieved with this brush differ significantly from any other electric toothbrush. The secret behind ToothWave is the clinically proven, patented and safe DentalRF™ technology. The results it gives are on par to those you’d get seeing a dental hygienist, and we all know how expensive that can be!
Daily use of the Silk’n ToothWave improves oral hygiene by removing plaque, but, unlike other brushes it also removes tooth discolouration, stains and even tartar. By reducing gum inflammation it also ensures healthier gums, all thanks to this revolutionary DentalRF™ technology.
DentalRF™ technology works by sending radiofrequency waves to the surface layer of each tooth, even reaching under the gumline. This destabilises the bonds that hold the plaque, stains and tartar to the tooth until they’re detached and washed away. This is then replaced by fresh, clean water and toothpaste molecules to create a new, strong protective layer which helps teeth stay smooth and clean for a longer period of time.
As well as the DentalRF™ technology, the ToothWave brush also has innovative brush heads. Containing two electrodes which radiofrequency waves move between and a silicone strip that forces the waves to reach the tooth’s surface. While the DentalRF™ technology is doing the manual labour, removing all the impurities from the surface of the tooth, the bristles on the brush heads sweep away those impurities without damaging the tooth enamel, preventing sensitivity and pain.
Two brush heads are included in the box, one large and one small, both are extra soft. You can also buy replacements separately.
There are three vibration speeds to choose from, high, medium or low, and you can also choose to use the brush without any of the vibrations, but with the DentalRF™ technology still being active.
The suggested speed to use is high, giving up to 48000 vibrating brush strokes per minute. It’s a completely different vibration to the ‘old’ style of electric brushes. This is less nose tickle, more sonic wave. You know it’s doing its thing, but you can barely feel or hear it!
Silk’n ToothWave comes with a built-in timer. It will buzz after 30 seconds to remind you to move onto the next section of your mouth and, after 2 minutes it will switch off automatically, letting you know you’ve brushed your teeth for the recommended time. It’s waterproof, meaning you could brush your teeth in the shower if you’re running that low on time and it’s also safe to use on braces and dental implants. Although there are some health restrictions that mean you can’t use it.
I’ve never really been a fan of electric toothbrushes. I know they’re recommended by dentists and I appreciate they do a much better job than a manual brush, but they irritate my gums and my nose alike! When your toothbrush makes you sneeze and makes your eyes water, you know it’s not the one for you!
When I first switched this on, I thought it was too low in charge to be working properly, because it was so quiet and lacking in the typical vibration our old Oral B brush had. So, I left it to charge fully, only to find it was working perfectly, it’s just quiet and extra gentle. Think of a low-level hum, just enough to let you know it’s doing its thing. It gets slightly louder with each level up, but even on high it’s barely noticeable.
The all-important question, does it actually work? I’ve got to say, yes! I know this is a paid for review, but I would be paid for it regardless of my thoughts, so there’s no reason for me to not be completely honest. Plus, I’m a rubbish liar.
The first week or so, I noticed my teeth felt cleaner. You know when you run your tongue over your teeth you can feel if they need a brush or not? For pretty much the whole day my teeth felt smooth and clean, not just for the first few hours.
While my teeth aren’t hugely discoloured, they could certainly be whiter, even just from a vanity point of view, but my bottom teeth did have some plaque/tartar build up, which could have been removed by a trip to the hygienist but I wasn’t open to spending £100 on that!
After 3 weeks of using this brush, twice a day, I can see a huge difference in my teeth. So much so, I spent a good few days baring my gnashers at my husband and kids asking if they could see as much of a difference that I could! Thankfully, they could.
My gums never bleed using this brush, which shows just how gentle it is, and how well it works under the gumline. Even with a manual brush they would bleed, you just can’t brush too hard with the ToothWave, it won’t let you. I’ve used the highest vibration level from the get go and I’ve had no discomfort at all. My youngest has also been using it, the timer and the 30 second ‘move’ reminder is perfect for kids. You’d be amazed at how fast they think 2 minutes should go when they’re brushing their teeth.
So, it’s not the cheapest of brushes, £262 on the Silk’n website but when you consider that’s not even three trips to the hygienist, it definitely earns it’s price tag! Plus, cost per use and all that, if you only used it once a day for a whole year, it’s 71p per day, practically a bargain!
You can buy the Silk’n ToothWave brush directly here.