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After my son grabbed my manual toothbrush from the bathroom counter and casually tossed it in the trashcan, I knew it was time for an upgrade. Sean II is nearly two years old, and he knows manual toothbrushes deserve to be put in the trashcan or to be used for cleaning the bathroom. I had heard from a few of my friends that the Philips Sonicare PowerUp toothbrush was really good, and fairly priced. I decided to look for one of those on my trip to the store.

I wanted to go shopping, anyway; I needed a few things for my new coffee maker. I packed up the kids and we headed to Walmart. I started out by visiting the health and beauty side of Walmart and easily found a center aisle display for Philips Sonicare PowerUp toothbrushes.

I picked up a Philips Sonicare PowerUp Toothbrush from the center aisle display case. I was shocked to read on the display that I could get a month’s worth of strokes in a day. I noticed that there were two types of toothbrushes to choose from, either soft or regular. I opted for the orange toothbrush (regular). My daughter really liked the large toothbrush display, she joked that she wanted to brush her teeth with it.

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 A month’s worth of brush strokes in a day.

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I’ve been using the new Philips Sonicare PowerUp toothbrush for just about a week now, and I love it. Compared to my manual toothbrush, I find that brushing my teeth isn’t so much of a chore, but rather, it’s fun. I really like that the toothbrush will turn off automatically after brushing for 2 minutes. I don’t think I ever brushed for 2 minutes straight with my old manual toothbrush. Brushing for 2 minutes, twice a day is what the ADA (American Dental Association) recommends. Before making the switch, I used to brush my teeth twice a day: morning and night, but lately I’ve been brushing more often. Now I brush after every meal, when I’m at home. I even bought my soon-to-be 6 year old her own battery operated toothbrush, because she liked mine so much.

I was happy to ditch my old manual toothbrush and start my way to better oral hygiene with my new battery powered Sonicare PowerUp toothbrush. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I still use my manual toothbrush, but for cleaning gunk from my small kitchen appliances, cleaning hard to reach places in my bathroom, and for scrubbing stains from clothes before tossing in the washer machine. Who knew there were so many uses for a regular old toothbrush? If you want a good laugh, I suggest you check out this neat video showing the evolution of toothbrushes. 


Now I’m smiling big! I’m proud of my new smile and can’t get over just how clean my teeth feel after every brushing. It’s like I just walked out of my dentist office after getting my biyearly check-up.


Philips Sonicare PowerUp on Walmart.com. The best part, it’s under $20, $17.97. A big reason I had been holding off on switching to a battery operated toothbrush was the price, but this is affordable. Check out your local Sunday newspaper on 8/4 for a $5 off coupon for any (1) Sonicare PowerUp battery operated toothbrush.

Get social with Philips Sonicare by following on twitter @Sonicare_US and Philips Sonicare on Facebook.


Hey there, I’m Tiffany! I’m a work-at-home mom of two rambunctious children (Jasmine, 9 + Sean II, 5) and recently widowed at just 35 years old. I've remarried and currently live right outside of Baton Rouge in Denham Springs, Louisiana with two adoring cats and a dog. Let's connect on Twitter @fabulousmomblog.


  1. I don’t think I’ve ever brushed for 2 minutes with my manual toothbrush either! Not even sure I know how it feels to brush that long….I think that timer will be my favorite thing on the PowerUp!

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