TOY BOX: Sonicare Elite is a brush with greatness

At the risk of sounding like a cliched ad, the Sonicare Elite 7500 really does leave your mouth feeling like you just visited the dentist (minus the anxiety, remnant smell of latex gloves, and shock over the cost).

At the risk of sounding like a cliched ad, the Sonicare Elite 7500 really does leave your mouth feeling like you just visited the dentist (minus the anxiety, remnant smell of latex gloves, and shock over the cost).

Manual brushes cost about $3 each, and dentists recommend changing every three months. So technically, it would take more than 11 years for the price of manuals to amount to one of these (not to mention replacement brush heads, which cost $24.99 for a two-pack). But that shouldn't deter you considering the Elite's quality of care. It has a Smartimer, designed to ensure brushing for the dentist-recommended time of two minutes. The Elite can also alert you every 30 seconds to move to another area of your mouth so that you get a thorough cleaning. There is a dual-speed control function that lets you lower the brush power for sensitive areas. This is also useful because the highest brush speed is a bit hard on the gums. The verdict: The Elite is well worth the investment. Any questions? Write us at toybox@prweek.com
  • Sara Calabro writes Toy Box. She is a New York-based staff reporter for PRWeek ----- Price $139.99 Available at 35,000 retail stores, dental offices, and on the web at amazon.com and drugstore.com Specs It's rechargeable, has an angled neck, contoured bristles, soft grip, and comes with a travel case and brush- head holder

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