24 Mar Pursonic Clarity
Pursonic Clarity S300 Deluxe, with 12 Bonus Brush Heads
I remember the first time I ever saw an electric toothbrush – I won’t tell you when that was, but suffice it to say it was quite a while ago! What I am willing to tell you is that I was just a little boy and I thought the thing was absolutely marvelous. My family and I were in the middle of moving, so we were staying at my uncle’s house. I happened to walk by the bathroom when I heard a strange, whirring sound. It turns out it was the sound of my uncle’s electric toothbrush, and I was absolutely captivated, although slightly concerned for his well-being. I asked him if he wasn’t risking his life by putting something electric in it and he just laughed and told me it was perfectly safe. From that day forward I’ve always had an interest in electric toothbrushes, and I’m on an ongoing quest to find an electric toothbrush that does a great job at a reasonable price.
There are all kinds of electric toothbrushes on the market and that’s why I am taking my time doing a lot of research to find the right one. One possibility is the Pursonic Clarity S300 Deluxe, which offers some great features at a very reasonable price. You can usually pick one of these up for $50 – $75, which is pretty reasonable when you compare it against some electric brushes that cost as much as $200.
No Need for Batteries
One of the things I’m definitely looking for in an electric toothbrush is one that’s rechargeable. There are plenty of cheaper models that use standard alkaline batteries, but I find these a little inconvenient. It always seems that I run out of batteries at the wrong time, and it would be a real letdown to try and fire up my brush only to find out the batteries had died. Sure, I could keep a manual brush as backup, but that sort of defeats the purpose.
The Clarity S300 Deluxe is a fully-rechargeable model which eliminates the need to worry about replacing your AA or AAA batteries every couple of weeks. Of course, you have to plug it in and charge it once in a while, but for me it seems pretty simple to just plug it back in after you’re finished using it, so that it’s ready for next time. The manufacturer claims that the charge lasts about 25 minutes after a full charge, which means that if you brush your teeth for the suggested two-minute length of time you can get almost 2 weeks of brushing with one charge. That is, of course, if you don’t charge it in between brush sessions.
However, contrary to the manufacturer’s claims, some customers complain that the charge doesn’t last anywhere near 25 minutes. In fact, one customer even claimed their brush would only last long enough to brush their teeth once or twice. If the device really is that bad at holding a charge, you definitely wouldn’t want to take it traveling without the charger. It seems this model is probably more suitable for leaving in your bathroom at home.
3400 Cycles per Minute
This brush is a rotary brush that cycles 3400 times per minute, which is designed to brighten your smile; most customers seem pretty convinced that it does a decent job of this. The brush also oscillates as you work it around your mouth, resulting in much whiter teeth than you could ever achieve with a manual toothbrush.
The brush has a circular design which is relatively small, enabling it to get in between your gums and get into those hard-to-reach areas, removing the most plaque possible from your mouth. Some customers complain that the brush heads are of poor quality and don’t last long, but this toothbrush does come with 12 replacement heads – unusual for a product like this.
Missing Some Features
The better-quality electric toothbrushes normally have multiple different modes, depending upon the type of brush you’re looking for. Some modes might be designed for people with sensitive gums, while others can be used for more effectively whitening your teeth. This Pursonic brush doesn’t offer these types of features – there is only one mode and that’s “on”.
Another thing that this toothbrush is missing is a built-in timer to help you keep track of how long you’ve been brushing your teeth. Dentists recommend that you brush your teeth for about two minutes, and many of the better brushes have a built-in timer as a reminder. It’s surprising that this brush is missing this feature, as it doesn’t seem like a major upgrade to add.
One other thing that I was a little disappointed with – they don’t include is a travel case. If you get around like I do, you like to have your toothbrush with you; that’s why I’m always happy to discover that an electric toothbrush comes with a travel case. Unfortunately, this model doesn’t, so if you want to take it traveling with you, you’ll have to purchase a case separately.
Seems like a Possibility
While I was concerned about some of the complaints about the quality of the Pursonic Clarity’s brush heads, those concerns were mitigated somewhat by the fact that they include 12 replacement heads. In general, the reviews on this one are pretty positive and the price is right, so I’d probably recommend giving it a try.