Wednesday Wellness – Goby Toothbrush
I’m going to start new series called Wednesday Wellness. I’ve been thinking now for quite some time, what’s my voice? What can I contribute to the blogging world? We can all wear pretty clothes and style an outfit but in a market saturated with thousands of bloggers, you can easily get lost in the swarms.
With my unique and varied background in healthcare, I think I can and should contribute my knowledge in such a way to help my readers make decisions to better their health and (hopefully) walk along the path of preventative care – meaning taking better care of ourselves to prevent sickness.
I hope you guys enjoy these posts and I welcome all ideas for future Wednesday Wellness blog posts!
This week we’re kicking off with the Goby Toothbrush.
What I love about these toothbrushes are three things: 1) the price (60$ for subscription) or 75$ for the toothbrush flat 2) the rotating oscillating brush, leaves my teeth feeling super clean and sleek! 3) the built in 30 second prompts to remind you when to switch quadrants to brush for a full two minutes (I need the reminder!).
About the price breakdown and subscription – what does that include?
The 60$ include one Goby toothbrush, 1 toothbrush stand, 1 charger, 1 brush head, 1 USB converter, and 1 brush head cover. This also includes a new brush head either every 1, 2, or 3 months (your choosing) at no shipping cost!
Even at 75$ without the subscription, this is much less expensive than other electric toothbrushes I’ve used in the past. I also like the design of the handle. I have pretty tiny hands and the narrowing body fits nicely in my little palms.
The toothbrush comes in several color schemes, I actually love this all black option – very rare for me to break away from anything pink!
Did you know:
- Worldwide, 60–90% of school children and nearly 100% of adults have dental cavities.
- Severe periodontal (gum) disease, which may result in tooth loss, is found in 15–20% of middle-aged (35-44 years) adults.
- Globally, about 30% of people aged 65–74 have no natural teeth (yikes!).
- Risk factors for oral diseases include an unhealthy diet, tobacco use and harmful alcohol use. These are also risk factors for the four leading chronic diseases – cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes – and oral diseases are often linked to chronic disease. Poor oral hygiene is also a risk factor for oral disease.
- This information provided by World Health Organization
Personally I HATE going to the dentist! I’ve had my share of dental work done with all my stomach issues and it’s the absolute worst, therefore, taking care of your teeth keeps you ahead of the game!
I also cannot stress to you enough the realness of the risk factors dental disease pose to other body systems. I’ve admitted patients for endocarditis (inflammation of the inner layer of the heart) related to an infected tooth which then incurs a humongous hospital bill or worse.
Moral of the story? Take care of those pearly whites!
July 5, 2017 @ 9:33 am
I love the idea of the subscription for the brush heads. That makes it so easy to set it on autopilot when it comes to replacing the brush heads!
Thanks for the review, I’m gonna look into this!
July 5, 2017 @ 5:55 pm
Right? I think that’s one of the toughest parts is getting the replacements! You’re welcome Brea!
July 5, 2017 @ 1:23 pm
I haven’t heard of this product before & thanks for sharing such informative information!
July 5, 2017 @ 1:38 pm
I admire you taking the leap into blogging about health (as your fashion posts were mega!)… Some of those stats about tooth decay are incredibly troubling! Not keen on the idea of getting gum disease so I’m always trying to thoroughly clean.
If you’re looking into ways of preventing sickness and illness, have you checked out the documentary ‘What The Health’ yet? It’s all about that kind of thing 🙂
July 5, 2017 @ 5:59 pm
Thanks Zoe! Gotta show my brains and smarts, lol 🙂 Tooth decay is no joke and oral dilemmas were my LEAST favorite thing to handle when I was an ER nurse. People’s teeth can be incredibly gross. The documentary, is it on Netflix? Totally going to search it out tonight! Thanks for the tip! – Tara
July 5, 2017 @ 2:32 pm
Interesting! I’ve never heard of the Goby Toothbrush before now, but you’re right in that oral care is so so important. (I’m cavity prone myself and always on the hunt to find good products that keep me away from the dental chair hahah.) I like the idea of how it times you during each brushing section, very helpful. Happy wellness wednesday! 🙂
July 5, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
The timer is definitely a huge bonus! I remember chewing those pesky pink tablets as a kid to see if you did a good enough brush job or not – this is way better! 🙂
July 5, 2017 @ 4:17 pm
This is super cool!! I haven’t heard of this brand before and now I want to check it out. Your photos are amazing as well. What camera is it?
July 5, 2017 @ 6:02 pm
Thanks Gloria! I use the Canon EOS 80D with the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens (mostly). Definitely my absolutely favorite!
July 7, 2017 @ 1:59 pm
I think this is a great contribution to the blogging world. I certainly have never heard of this toothbrush before, and dental care is something I need to pay better attention to. If you have anything you’d like to share about mental health, I’ve got a series on my blog just for that! Contact me if you’re interested <3
July 7, 2017 @ 3:35 pm
This sounds like a great idea! looking forward to your future wellness posts! And I really like the sounds of a subscription based toothbrush. I would love to have the toothbrush heads show up at my doorstep when I need them. And you’ve also reminded me I am wayyyy overdue for a cleaning! Off to call the dentist now! (Thank you, haha.)
July 8, 2017 @ 10:56 pm
This is so cool! I did not know there was a sub service like this before till now! Yes, to great dental care! Thank you for sharing!
xo Debbie | http://www.tothineownstylebetrue.com
July 12, 2017 @ 5:28 am
I’m currently using the Oral-B toothbrush which spins at sonic frequency *LOL* I must say that electronic toothbrushes are a game changer because it takes over 5 minutes to properly brush your teeth manually VS that 2 min done effortless with the help of electronic toothbrushes. And I don’t get much dental plague ever since I switched over! I might seriously consider GOBY if my Oral-B breaks down cuz it seems like a more affordable alternative 😉 Thanks for writing such an informative post!
July 12, 2017 @ 6:01 pm
Great article! extra thumbs up for sharing your precious knowledge about healthcare have switched to a sonic Oral-B about 7 years ago, then I went for A Foreo toothbrush and now I’m going back to manual just for testing biodegradable brushes for a project. I am opened to test different solutions and this one sounds very convenient!
July 13, 2017 @ 9:47 am
I like this idea for a weekly post dedicated to wellness:) This toothbrush is really looking good and black is so sleek, never seen one like this before! Thanks for the tip!
Lisa Valerie Morgan
July 15, 2017 @ 7:03 pm
I am obsessed with my electric toothbrush and even have a travel one for when I go out of town. I’ve never heard of Goby before but I will have to check it out!