In all my 33 years of living, I have never owned an electric toothbrush. It’s always been one of those things on my list to buy but I’ve always been a little bit confused when it comes to what kind of toothbrush that I need. My needs are simple; easy to take travelling, easy to charge and powerful enough to take my teeth from white to ultra bright. Philips are known in the beauty industry for bringing affordable products with excellent quality to the table so when I was approached to try out the new Philips Sonicare DiamondClean toothbrush, I was chomping at the bit.
As soon as the electric toothbrush arrived, it was love at first sight. It was pink. It matched my bathroom. Simple pleasure, I know. Inside the box was the electric toothbrush, a glass charging point, a toothbrush head and a travel case. Straight away, it was ticking those boxes and the travel case was perfect. With enough room to put two brush heads; handy if you’re in a couple, as well as the handle of the toothbrush, the case actually charges up the toothbrush with the use of a USB cable. Most people these days have Apple products and USB plugs so I was all set for taking it away with me as soon as it arrived.
For charging at home, the shot glass style charger is really inoffensive looking. Glass with a metal bottom, the toothbrush simply stands up in the glass to receive the charge. Again, it’s really handy that the toothbrush has power points so water around the handle won’t cause any issues with power or electric shocks. I have left my toothbrush on charge overnight most of the time, but I have had a strong charge within 4 hours of it being on charge.
The toothbrush itself, aside from being pink, it really aesthetically pleasing. Slender and easy to use, with several functions depending on what you need. When I use it, I let it run for it’s full cycle, with different pulsations for each function. The battery lasts around three weeks before it needs charging with twice daily usage.
The first time I tried it, it was clear that my manual toothbrush wasn’t doing the job as well as what the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean did. I did get a slight bit of bleeding from the gum for the first two days, which I found to be quite a shock as I am quite hot on keeping my teeth clean. After using for just one week, it was clear that my teeth were looking brighter and whiter and feeling incredibly fresh and clean. After four weeks of usage, I haven’t felt the need to use any teeth whitening products as my smile is looking so good. I’ve also noticed just how little toothpaste I am using compared to when I had my manual toothbrush. On the occasions where I haven’t taken my electric toothbrush away, I really do feel like my teeth aren’t as clean as what the Philips brush achieves. It’s a pleasure cleaning my teeth and I really do love watching any plaque build up from throughout the day disappear in an instant.
I’ve been using my Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush in conjunction with the Philips Air Floss and TongueCare which I will be sharing with you soon. The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush did have a retail price of £250 however it is available at Boots and John Lewis for just £99 which I think is a great price for something so beneficial in the world of dental care.
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