For nearly my entire adult life I used a regular tooth brush. A couple of years ago a friend who also happens to be our dentist gifted us a Philips Sonicare toothbrush. The difference in how clean my teeth feel after using this vs a regular toothbrush is amazing. I know this because I share the base with my husband so when I travel I have to resort to the old fashioned way. Between the teeth and along the gum line there is a huge difference. I have found that the hygienist need to do a lot less work on tarter now when I go for my Q6mos cleanings since I made the change. Having a twinkle in your smile and fresh breath without having to adulterate with it with some EtOH heavy mouthwash is a good thing so if you haven’t made the switch to this vibrating, electric, rechargeable toothbrush you should. Your mouth needs this refresh.