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Smile Brilliant! CariPro Review + GIVEAWAY

I was provided with a free CariPro toothbrush for my honest review. Everything that follows is my own, true opinion. Some links are affiliate links and I may earn a small commission for referring you, at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support!

I'll admit it: Since I've gotten married, I've let my dental hygiene slip. Terrible timing, I know, right? Ha. Funny thing is, when we first got married almost exactly a year ago, I remember by newly-minted husband saying, "Let's brush our teeth together, it'll be cute!" like in the movies. Well, those "in the movies" days are already behind us, and more often than not, we find ourselves scratching a toothbrush around our mouths for a few seconds before falling into bed at midnight. Flossing? What's that? I haven't done that since I was single ;)

 Getting ready in the morning! Guys, I'm wearing a Levi's jean jacket with patches on it, so I'm pretty cool. Or old, maybe just old, since I definitely had a jean jacket I wore all the time in elementary school. 

You, I'm sure, are much more on top of this dental hygiene stuff than I am. Don't worry, though, I have a dentist appointment scheduled. More than that, I have CariPro! This new electric toothbrush by Smile Brilliant is my new best friend. I have absolutely no doubt it will improve my dentist's assessment. It makes brushing my teeth easy and painless. Plus, a fun new toothpaste usually helps, too, right?

The CariPro is about the same size as a standard electric toothbrush. However, instead of being an ugly white, this is a nice gray and blue combination, which matches our bathroom perfectly (our bathroom is gray and blue!). The brush head is smaller, which my small mouth appreciates, and I absolutely love the setting choices on the CariPro. I'm addicted to the Gum Care setting. I've been told in the past I may need a gum transplant. Guys. A gum transplant. Shudder. So I am willing to try just about anything to avoid this. My dentist gave me a rather geriatric-looking rubber pointed-tip thing to massage my gums with...but I'll be honest it fell off my radar a few days after I received it. The point is to massage the gums, and this Gum Care setting does just that. I love how my gums feel, tingly in a good way, after I brush with this setting.

Next is the Cleaning setting. This one feels like you are LEGIT at the dentist. It's that same level of vibration, and that same level of cleanliness. It's a bit much for me on a daily basis, but I do appreciate the power of an extra good clean once in awhile, particularly on the days I've been indulging in a little too much coffee and my teeth feel stained.. The Whitening setting is also a bit intense for daily use.  My daily setting is the Sensitive setting, given those receding gums of mine, and this one is just perfect for me. Each setting runs for 2 minutes, and pauses every 30 seconds to let you know to switch where you are brushing, dividing the mouth into four quadrants.

I'll be honest: I had a hard time deciding if I wanted to review the CariPro or not. It isn't the most earth-friendly toothbrush option out there, to be sure. For that, try a manual bamboo or recycled plastic toothbrush. But I know many people are devoted to their electric toothbrushes, and I can see some value in that. As opposed to throw-away plastic toothbrushes, I would certainly choose an electric toothbrush. This cuts down on the oil used to make plastic and rubber, and the amount of plastic and rubber that end up in the ocean. An electric toothbrush allows me to use much less toothpaste than normal, which is another small plus. The amount of electricity it takes to charge your toothbrush is negligible, less than 1 kilowatt-hour per year, which only costs pennies a year, so your environmental impact there is small. Of course, the batteries must be responsibly recycled. When your toothbrush has reached the end of its life, or you need to get rid of your old one, recycle that responsibly too. Here is the run-down of how to recycle every part of your electric toothbrush. And here's how to recycle your toothpaste tubes and floss containers if you're using plastic floss containers (hint: try dental lace instead!).

Overall, if you are an electric toothbrush-devotee, enjoy that extra-clean feeling you get, smile when the dentist tells you your teeth look great. Just remember to responsibly recycle every part of it when it has seen better days.

That's what I'm going to do. And I'll be honest again...I switch off between manual and electric. Sometimes I'm just in the mood for one or the other. The CariPro is a fantastic option. Smile Brilliant is a family-owned company, the cost is very good compared to other department-store models, and the price for replacement brush heads is fantastic, though you do need to order them through their website directly.

I feel good enough about it that I'm giving one away! Click the link below to enter. And for those that don't win, we've got a coupon code for 20% off for you!

20% off cariPRO Ultrasonic electric toothbrushes: goodgirlstyle20

Happy brushing! 

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