Sterline Electric Toothbrush Review of 2018
If you are looking for a powerful electric toothbrush, but you don't feel like spending $100, this might be the right option for you. Even though this is not a well-known brand, this brush comes with all features and gadgets you need.
- 12 replacement brush heads
- Dual-voltage (100v-240v)
- 2 year warranty
- No travel case
- Battery life could be better
Closer Look & Review of the Sterline Toothbrush
Want to make sure that you are getting the most out of your oral hygiene? Make sure you are generous enough with yourself and purchase a brush that will be easy to use and effectively remove plaque for you.
If this is what you are aiming for, the Sterline Sonic electric toothbrush is a great choice. Its features and specifications are top of the line and easily compare to other big brands like Oral-B and Philips. In this regard, you will be able to give yourself all that you need to get in between the cracks, crevices, and spaces of your teeth, so that you can prevent bacteria, plaque and other forms of deterioration. With this in mind, factor in these tips so that you are able to get the help that you need for your electric toothbrush purchase.
What is in the box with this toothbrush?
- 12 Replacement Brush Heads
- User Manual
- 2 Year Warranty
- Sonic Power Toothbrush
- UV Sanitizer Charging Base (or just a charging base)
The Sterline is one of a few electric toothbrushes that come with a UV Sanitizer. Perhaps, the reason for this is that there are no empirical studies that prove the positive usability of the device. Supposedly, the function of the UV sanitizer is to kill 100% of bacteria that is left on the brush head after using it. However, there is no evidence to suggest that this is the case.
For this reason, we often recommend the lower priced Sterline model.
This sonic brush usually comes with at least 3 extra brush heads (sometimes as high as 12, depends on the offer that you find online). I think this is great, given that most of their competitors are too stingy to include even one additional brush head.
When you want a toothbrush that is sleek, well-designed and comfortable, it does not get much better than the Sterline. It is long and durable, o that you are able to comfortably grip it in your hand and also enjoy this toothbrush as a complement to your bathroom.
There are two simple buttons on the slim body. One is for turning the brush on and off, and the other is for switching between the brushing modes.
The cleaning modes are engraved on to the handle, and once you select one, it illuminates in a light green color.
The texture of the handle is cool. From distance it looks like you are holding a sophisticated design. The silver looking rings located at the bottom of the handle, and at the base where the brush head is attached, certainly add to the cool feeling.
This toothbrush is great if you want it to accent your bathroom and truly give you what you need in order to make it look stylish and aesthetically pleasing.
The toothbrush itself is white all over and allows you the opportunity to enjoy the silver accents that come with the side of the brush as well. It features some light up dials that also add to its aesthetic appeal, and you will be proud to have it in your bathroom because it looks cool, chic and is incredibly sleek.
This toothbrush comes equipped with the extra brush heads that you will be able to swap out whenever the current ones become worn down. The brush itself is very compact and is able to be a complement regardless of what sort of bathroom you own and what you hope to get from it.
When it comes to this toothbrush, you will be able to carry it with you whenever you are looking to travel and still get the high quality brush that you need. It does not have a traveling carrying case, but does come equipped with a charging base that you can use in order to properly store it.
For instance, if you are traveling for business or vacation, you will be able to set up the charging station inside of the hotel so that you are able to have it in one place and well cared for with no problem.
This is a bit of a knock on this toothbrush, because I would have preferred the traveling case that other brushes come equipped with. However, this charging base does get the job done.
The Battery Life
In terms of battery life, this toothbrush gets high marks. For instance, it has a rechargeable battery that you can take advantage of whenever you plug it in. People say that it lasts a long period of time between charges, so you do not have to worry about it dying on you prematurely. Our tests found that it can last up to 10 days with one full charge. That is, if you use it twice a day for no more than 2 minutes.
When the LED light at the bottom is fully illuminated in green, the brush is completely charged. When you place the brush on the metal wand to charge, there is visibly a tiny gap. Do not let that bother you, as the brush will charge just fine.
The manufacturer suggests that you charge the brush up for 24 straight hours when you open it out of the box, and this allows you to keep it charged for the long haul. It also comes with a low battery indicator, so that you are able to know exactly when it is losing some juice, so that you can plug it up and get it back into commission.
This is also a dual-voltage device. It will operate within a range of 100-240 volts. And this is more than I can ever say about most Oral-B products.
The Features of the Brush
This brush comes with a number of different features and specifications that you can enjoy. For instance, consider the following:
It has performance of up to 40,000 brushes per minute. Or so does the manufacturer claim. We have not been able to test and disprove this. Most sonic toothbrushes have 31,000 brush head movements per minute. So, at 40,000, the Sterline is definitely out there with the more powerful models.
It comes equipped with 12 different replacement brush heads that you can use.
The toothbrush itself weighs a lightweight 5 ounces. This makes it good for children as well. Even though, we would not recommend it, because it can be too powerful for toddlers. However, it can be a good fit for children aged 12 and older.
There are four different brushing modes to choose between, clean, soft, whiten and massage. When using Clean, the Sterline’s battery will last up to 10 days.
We could not find a real difference between the Soft and the Massage mode. They are both easy on the teeth and gums, but kind of feel the same. The toothbrush is noticeably using less power when these modes are active, but they somehow feel the same.
QuadPacer and SmarTimer features are also available for those who like to time themselves while brushing.
Testing the Sterline
Without question, this toothbrush is excellent to use. I have tried it out and have to say that it is easy to use, the modes are very intuitive and the brush itself is solidly built. I can tell that it is built to last, despite the fact that it is heavy duty and will take a lot of wear and tear when it is all said and done.
The brush itself is the perfect size for my hand and I have no problem gripping it and using it whenever I brush my teeth. I’ve also notice that my mouth feels a lot cleaner after using this brush than when I have used traditional tooth brushes or other electronic toothbrushes. It will be an excellent addition of you need a brush that lasts a long time and performs at very high levels.
Now let’s take a look at the pros and cons of this electric toothbrush, in order to see if it is a good fit for your particular lifestyle.
- The brush is very affordable at less than $40.
- It is comfortable to use.
- It looks great and features sleek, attractive colors.
- The battery life is magnificent and the brush itself performs well.
- It comes with three different replacement heads.
- Other brushes come with travel cases, carrying cases and chargers that are a little bit more efficient and convenient than this charging base set up.
By taking advantage of these tips, you will have what you need in order to make a purchase for a toothbrush that will serve you. There are a lot of companies that can provide you with one of these models, but this one is definitely worth your consideration. This toothbrush has gotten a lot of great reviews, so you should make sure that you do all that you can to capitalize on these features by placing an order as soon as you can.
Author: Peter Mayhew
Peter is a dental hygienist in the city of Chicago, IL. In his free time he likes to write blogs and product reviews on anything dental health related.