Oral B Genius 8000 review, Howard County Dads, HoCo Maryland

Review Oral-B Genius 8000 Electric Toothbrush

Last month Oral-B sent our family new toothbrushes. The kids got Disney Pixar spinning brushes and they’re big fans of the Magic Timer App. My wife and I got Oral-B Genius 8000 Electric toothbrushes. We took our time gathering our opinions, and here is our review. 

First Reactions

I’m a simple guy, not particular about much. When I brush my teeth, I’m in and out. Nothing fancy. I always figured the expensive toothbrushes were for people that look to spend more just to feel better about themselves.

After a one-minute test drive, my mouth felt brand new! I immediately threw my manual toothbrush in the garbage where it belonged. Who knew!? I haven’t been brushing my teeth all these years!

My wife had the same reaction after her first brush as well. She ran out of the bathroom stating,  “THIS is brushing your teeth. I felt like I just had a cleaning at the dentist.”

Apparently, motorized toothbrushes aren’t just for people that don’t want to move their arms when brushing. It actually does a much better job of cleaning your teeth. (more…)

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The Howard County Library System has always been decent, but the last few years of renovations have taken things to a new level. What do you love about our library system? Comment below. 

3. DIY Center | Elkridge


“Honey, when you swing by the library be sure to pick up the aerator and cultivator” photo credit: HCLibrary.org

Did you know you could check out handyman tools at your local library? Or a sewing machine. How about a cake decorating turntable? Yep! Elkridge’s new and DIY Center has tools for household repair, gardening, cooking/baking items, and bike maintenance.

It doesn’t stop with checking out a miter saw as easy as a book. The Elkridge Branch has launched adult classes hosted in their new DIY Ed Studio. This is a mess-friendly classroom and workspace. 

You do need a separate library card, but my wife has already tried it out. She was able to get a new card, get some baking pans and get out of there in 10 minutes. There are some more good ones on this list, but the DIY center takes the cake!