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I am the son of a dentist and brother of a hygienist.  Good Oral hygiene has been a part of my life from day one.  Before using the Oral-B Professional Care SmartSeries 5000 with SmartGuide, I was using an Oral-B toothbrush with soft bristles.  How would the switch from a manual to a power toothbrush go?  Each package contains a handle, a wireless SmartGuide, a charger, a base station, a floss-action brush head, and a handy travel case.


Package from Oral-B

After opening the box and examining the contents, it was time to take this toothbrush for a spin.  This toothbrush by Oral-B provides their most advanced cleaning technology for ultimate plaque removal.  The accompanying wireless SmartGuide provides real-time feedback for how you are brushing.  It shows which of the four custom brushing modes you chose (daily clean, whitening, sensitive, or massage and deep clean).  It also times how long you are brushing in each quadrant (upper/lower, right/left) of your mouth.

I brush my teeth at least 2 times a day, and each year I get two teeth cleanings/dental check-ups.  I have not had any issues with either my teeth or gums for decades.  One of the biggest challenges I face is how to keep that “just cleaned” feeling after leaving the dentist’s office.  It seems like that first snack or meal “coats” your teeth despite regular brushing and flossing.  Well, with my first use of this power toothbrush my teeth felt super clean–like I just left the dentist’s chair clean.  The 40,000 pulsations and 8,000 oscillations per minute helped to really attack the plaque.  With those numbers you have the potential to prevent or even reverse gingivitis (gum disease).  The design of the brush head causes each tooth to be surrounded for a tooth-by-tooth clean.  For the first two days I alternated between my manual brush and the Oral-B Professional Care SmartSeries 5000.  Consistently, the clean I felt after using the power toothbrush was better and lasted longer.

So, I have officially switched over.  And you can too.  For a limited time, Oral-B is even offering a $10 mail-in coupon on some of its models.  But this offer only lasts until June 16, 2012.



“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Dad Central Consulting on behalf of Oral-B and received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.”

From Dad’s Desk:

Since the creation of “Business Casual”, it has been a struggle to balance the fine line between too formal and too casual.  The polo shirt does an excellent job of filling in that gap–it can be worn with jeans, khakis, and in some cases, dress slacks.

Land’s End is introducing their newest member of the polo family–The Original Mesh Men’s Polo.  This is the first major overall since they introduced their version of the polo shirt in 1981.  I think it is reasonably priced and comes in lots of great colors.  It is guaranteed to become a staple of your wardrobe.

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I was lucky enough to get one to field test, and I have to say it performed flawlessly. When I first opened the package, you could see and feel the difference compared to the competitors–some of them very well known names.  In the Virgina heat it kept me cool.  The color was bold (blue), there was enough material to tuck it in, and the collar didn’t curl up–like some of my other shirts.  It laundered well and looked as great as when I first got it.  There are so many new features that you need to go to Land’s End and check them out for yourself.

So, now for the Giveaway.  This will run until June 22, 2011.

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Again, a winner will be chosen on June 22, 2011.   If you are chosen, you will be contacted for your shirt size and address.  Unfortunately, you won’t be able to choose the color or pattern, but you will be getting a great new polo and addition to your wardrobe!


“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Dad Central Consulting on behalf of Lands’ End and received a polo shirt to facilitate my review, one to giveaway, and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.”