Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Snow & Ultreo Ultrasound Toothbrush

The weatherman's prediction - significant snow comes Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday in the form of snow showers and snow squalls with gusty winds--near-blizzard conditions.

I went to the dentist this morning. When is the last time you went to the dentist? Did you know that more than a quarter of all kids and a third of all adults are walking around with untreated cavities? The percent of people with untreated tooth decay is the highest it's been in decades. Through work, we have a free, excellent dental plan, and most of our employees still don't go.

I'm the one who oversees all our health insurance (all free to employees) so I'm the one who is always pushing for the employees to take advantage of the Cigna medical and dental plans.

I've not tried this ultrasonic toothbrush but I may. The customer reviews are good.

Ultreo Features
Sonic Bristles With Power TipSonic action bristles with power tip creates microbubbles and cleans away plaque upon contact. Patented Ultrasound WaveguideChannels ultrasound energy into the bubbles. Auto Shut-Off TimerAutomatically shuts off after the dental professional-recommended 2 minutes of brushing time. Brushing Interval SignalSignals every 30 seconds to help you clean all areas of your mouth equally. Programmable Brush Head Replacement Indicator When it’s time to change your brush head, the word "REPLACE" will illuminate. Programmable for 1 or 2 users per handle. Battery Charge Status IndicatorTells you the level of charge on the battery. With a full charge, you can use Ultreo for up to 28 brushings without additional charging.


Claire said...

Excellent! I have a Sonicare toothbrush and I think it's rather good. I like the way my teeth feel after using it. I try to see the dentist every 6 months, but somtimes it's more like 8 or 10 months. Last time I didn't have any cavities, and I have very soft teeth, so I think the Sonicare is working!

Christy said...

We go every six months like clockwork. I haven't had a cavity since I was a teenager and Logan has never had one.

Alix said...

Dear God, I'm starting to lose my mind. I was just over at Jennifer's blog reading about doe kiddings, and then I come here and see your Ultreo Ultrasound post which I mistakenly read as "Uterine Ultrasound" and I got nervous for those damn goats. Scary looking contraption! Then I realized my goof.

Faked me out with a toothbrush. Geez.

Crazy Chicken Lady said...

I'm one of those people that it's talking about...I've had 2 untreated cavities for around 3 years. Since then, I have a cheapie motorized toothbrush and I use peroxide everyday. I have good insurance, but it only covers preventative (and not usually doesn't pay for a complete cleaning!). To even see many dentists here it's $200 up front for X-rays, then at least $200 to get a tooth filled. Personally, they ought to just put dentists and doctors all under our health insurance policies.

Edward said...

All that in a single toothbrush? How were they able to fit all that in there? It definitely trumps my Sonicare because, although it cleans my teeth thoroughly, it doesn't have the featured program that can indicate when I have used a toothbrush to its full extent. Well, I guess brushing regularly using this would tell the difference between the two, when it comes to dental care.

Edward McNamara