I have a cavity. Not a bad one, just a little guy, and I’m going to get it fixed soon.
But when I was at my dentists office, she showed me the grandpappy of all electric toothbrushes. She sold me on it hook, line, and sinker. Even told me that when 20 people came forward to make an order they could order this $140+ toothbrush for $33.
The only problem? I was number ONE to sign up. At a dentist’s office that is in a place where $33 might be a make or break sum of money for the month. (I would go to HELL for a good dentist and my dentist is angel with small, soft hands.) So I could go buy one of these amazing toothbrushes, or I could wait and get the over $100 discount – but it could take six months.
What would you do?
The toothbrush in question is the Oral-B ProfessionalCare SmartSeries 5000 with SmartGuide. I mean, just look at it. It’s beautiful.
That little wireless sensor times you and gives you a happy face when you’ve brushed for 2 minutes. Great for the kids. It lights up and makes a little noise if you push down too hard with the toothbrush, reducing potential gum issues. It has some super-duper setting that makes the plaque go away faster and better. I think it may also fly, but I’m not sure.
But even on Amazon.com it’s almost $110 and from Target it comes in just under $160 – and if I just wait goodness knows how long (maybe forever, I mean, who’s to say there will ever be 20 people, right?) I could maybe, possibly get it at a crazy-low price.
I’ve gotten myself riled up enough that now I brush my teeth and think I’m not doing what’s best for my children or myself or my husband because we’re not using the “Dentist Recommended” toothbrush. I mean, my dentist bought FOUR of them for her family! I considered trying to get 20 and then just giving everyone the gift of dental hygiene for Christmas, but then realized if I was going to spend $660 for toothbrushes I might as well spend $160 and not be an insane person that buys 20 toothbrushes.
What is the program that allows dentists to get these toothbrushes at insanely low prices? Is there a way I can find another dentist who might be closer to that 20 mark that I could get with?
Has anyone even heard of this before?
Thank you for your help!