I’m going to start new series called Wednesday Wellness. I’ve been thinking now for quite some time, what’s my voice? What can I contribute to the blogging world? We can all wear pretty clothes and style an outfit but in a market saturated with thousands of bloggers, you can easily get lost in the swarms.
With my unique and varied background in healthcare, I think I can and should contribute my knowledge in such a way to help my readers make decisions to better their health and (hopefully) walk along the path of preventative care – meaning taking better care of ourselves to prevent sickness.
I hope you guys enjoy these posts and I welcome all ideas for future Wednesday Wellness blog posts!
This week we’re kicking off with the Goby Toothbrush.
What I love about these toothbrushes are three things: 1) the price (60$ for subscription) or 75$ for the toothbrush flat 2) the rotating oscillating brush, leaves my teeth feeling super clean and sleek! 3) the built in 30 second prompts to remind you when to switch quadrants to brush for a full two minutes (I need the reminder!).
About the price breakdown and subscription – what does that include?
The 60$ include one Goby toothbrush, 1 toothbrush stand, 1 charger, 1 brush head, 1 USB converter, and 1 brush head cover. This also includes a new brush head either every 1, 2, or 3 months (your choosing) at no shipping cost!
Even at 75$ without the subscription, this is much less expensive than other electric toothbrushes I’ve used in the past. I also like the design of the handle. I have pretty tiny hands and the narrowing body fits nicely in my little palms.
The toothbrush comes in several color schemes, I actually love this all black option – very rare for me to break away from anything pink!
Did you know:
- Worldwide, 60–90% of school children and nearly 100% of adults have dental cavities.
- Severe periodontal (gum) disease, which may result in tooth loss, is found in 15–20% of middle-aged (35-44 years) adults.
- Globally, about 30% of people aged 65–74 have no natural teeth (yikes!).
- Risk factors for oral diseases include an unhealthy diet, tobacco use and harmful alcohol use. These are also risk factors for the four leading chronic diseases – cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes – and oral diseases are often linked to chronic disease. Poor oral hygiene is also a risk factor for oral disease.
- This information provided by World Health Organization
Personally I HATE going to the dentist! I’ve had my share of dental work done with all my stomach issues and it’s the absolute worst, therefore, taking care of your teeth keeps you ahead of the game!
I also cannot stress to you enough the realness of the risk factors dental disease pose to other body systems. I’ve admitted patients for endocarditis (inflammation of the inner layer of the heart) related to an infected tooth which then incurs a humongous hospital bill or worse.
Moral of the story? Take care of those pearly whites!