Hi, Dr. Mark Burhenne here of AsktheDentist.com Today we’re gonna talk about and unbox, obviously, the Boka Brush. Very simple name for a very simple, straightforward electric toothbrush. So, I buy all these products myself. In this case, you have to go to their website and order it, just like their toothpaste and their manual toothbrush. And again, this is kind of a current trend, is direct-to-consumer type of products. And that’s a good thing and I’ll explain that later. But anyway, I’m gonna open this up and show it to you. I actually have one upstairs which have been using among, probably, about eight or nine toothbrushes right now that are all plugged in and running. So anyway, I’m gonna open up the Boka Brush. It is $70. It is a Sonicare type of toothbrush. I use that term because that’s now become kind of a generic word for the type of toothbrush. Of course it is a brand just like the Oral-B type of toothbrushes. There are a lot of, and I don’t use the word knock-offs, these are really well-made similar toothbrushes using the same technology. This is sonic, 30,000 cycles per minute. It’s a toothbrush that at AsktheDentist.com we refer, we tell patients that if you’re over age 40 and you have receding gums, little spaces opening up between the teeth, or if you have a salad, a little seed will get caught, this is a great toothbrush. Maybe not for a young child because the the sonic action is sometimes a bit what’s the word… a bit much. But it’s okay if you want to try that. So anyway, then I open up the box. Nice box. Again, I’m not really into big boxes and a lot of packaging because I always feel bad when I throw it away. But this is a very, very nice box. And it contains a, again, a very well-made toothbrush. If you buy this toothbrush you get two heads and then there’s a subscription service where every three months they send you a head for $8. Those are pretty good prices if you’ve been shopping around or using a Sonicare although you can get Sonicare for maybe $30 or $40. That’s the older style brush which is a
little cumbersome but still works well. And so, this is pretty price competitive but you get the subscription service which is really, really nice. You don’t have to think about it you get a new head in the mail automatically. You put the new one on and you’re set to go. You don’t have to worry about your teeth and gums eroding away and being damaged. So anyway, so I’m gonna pull out one head. I assume there’s a charging base underneath here. Here we go. Instruction booklet, kind of a USB charging type system and… A lot of toothbrushes, just like when you buy a camera these days, will come with the cord because it’s a USB style charging cord but it won’t actually come with an actual charger. So, I don’t see a charger in here, not yet. And a lot of people give toothbrushes and cameras bad reviews for that but you’ve got one at home. Everyone has a USB charger. We probably have four or five of them. So, I think that’s okay if they admit that if it means a cheaper toothbrush. Having a little trouble getting the base. I think, well here’s the charger. There is a
charger. It does come with a USB-type charger. The base is magnetic. I’m just gonna pull out the foam insert and again that’s a lot of foam. Foam makes me nervous unless you’re lying on it and sleeping on it. That’s great. Anyway, really nice, heavy base. I believe it is magnetic. My other one is. It’s got a slight, little tug to it although it could be a little stronger because when I throw it on there and it topples, it’ll fall over. Comes with a charge, which is nice. Snap on the head. It’s a very nice, clean, well-designed one-button toothbrush, which I like. I don’t like complexity in my toothbrushes. I like it to be simple. You’ve got three settings. and it has a memory so I always hit it once and that’s my preferred setting. That’s the lowest setting. The other higher strength settings I don’t think are necessary especially if you’re a child and you’re brushing with this type of toothbrush. But anyway, this is a nice, clean toothbrush. You can use it in the shower. What I really like about this toothbrush is that it has a 25-day charge. In other words, reserve. A lot of toothbrushes conk out after a week. And maybe, you know, that’s great for a business trip. But if you’re taking a long vacation, don’t bring the charger just bring the toothbrush. And it’s pretty compact and easy to bring so you don’t feel guilty bringing this. I think there’s a cover for the head. Did I take that off? Yes, I did. It comes with a little cover for the head so you can travel with it. Maybe keep it in the car. Again, a well-designed great alternative if you like the Sonicare type of toothbrushes. The Boka Brush. One last thing, sorry I just remembered. The bristles have charcoal in them and supposedly that resists some of the bacteria growth on the bristles. I’m not sure if that actually happens or not but I just like the look of it and I like the feel of it. This is a great brush. I do recommend it. Thanks for watching!