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Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush

21st May 2016

Philips are currently working to try and educate people on the importance of good oral hygiene, and I was contacted to see if I’d like to try a few of their products and I feel like I am the perfect person to try them as I’ve been plagued with dental issues for the last 12 months. I’ve not always had issues with my teeth, but over the last couple of years I’ve had multiple issues due to the thinning of my tooth enamel which has been caused by a prescribed medication I take daily so I am desperate to do all I can to try and keep my teeth and gums as healthy as possible. I have always used a electric toothbrush but never have I tried a Sonicare toothbrush until now, which I was really excited to try as I’ve heard such amazing things about the Sonicare technology. I’m very lucky as I’ve been trialing the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush alongside a couple of other Philips dental tools for the last few weeks which I’ll also be featuring on my blog very soon so make sure you stay tuned.

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush

Philips have three different models within their Sonicare range to suit all budgets (EasyClean, HealthyWhite + and DiamondClean), and I have the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush which is available in Black, White, Purple and Pink versions and I decided to choose the black version as I thought it would look super sleek in my bathroom. I’ve never seen an electric toothbrush in any other colour but white, so I love that Philips offer some coloured options as I feel like white is rather boring in comparison.

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush

 Inside the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush box you get; your Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush, travel charging case, charging glass, USB travel charger and a mains plug alongside the usual instruction and warranty booklets. I couldn’t believe how heavy the box was which sounds like a strange thing to comment on, but it just goes to show the quality of the contents.

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush

I’m sure some people are under the mindset that an electric toothbrush is an electric toothbrush, but they couldn’t be more wrong and in my opinion, the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush is the Rolls Royce of all toothbrushes and it boasts some impressive features and specifications, including five different cleaning modes;

Clean – for exceptional everyday cleaning / Gum Care – gently massages the gums / Polish – brighten and polish your teeth / Sensitive – gentle teeth and gum cleaning

White – removes surface stains

  • The Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush removes up to 7 times more plaque from hard-to-reach places than a manual toothbrush, and it provides optimal cleaning between teeth and along the gumline for improved gum health in just two weeks.
  • This toothbrush whitens teeth more than 2x better than a manual toothbrush in just 1 week. Removes up to 100% more stains for whiter teeth in just 1 week.
  • The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean brush head has diamond shaped bristles to effectively yet gently remove surface stains and scrape away plaque and removes stain build up from coffee, tea, red wine, cigarettes and tobacco in just 1 week.
  • It has a 30 seconds interval timer which indicates when you have completed each quadrant of your mouth and signals for you to move on, resulting in more consistent cleaning throughout your mouth.

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush

One of my favourite features of the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush is that it comes with an amazing USB travel case which holds your toothbrush handle as well as two brush heads which keeps your toothbrush protected and clean when travelling, but it actually doubles up as a charging case by plugging in your USB cable into the side so you can charge on the go.

The case really is of fantastic quality, with a magnetic closure which truly protects your toothbrush although there is one tiny flaw as there’s no slot within the case for the protective clear, plastic toothbrush sleeve but other than that, it’s such a clever accessory especially if you travel a lot.

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush

If you don’t want to charge your brush within the case, the box also contains a silver plastic circular disc which holds the charging glass which sits nicely on my sink’s basin, and it looks incredibly sleek in my bathroom. I personally prefer to charge my brush within the case as I use my laptop so much, so it’s easier to just plug it in whilst I work but I like that you have the option to use the case and an USB, or the glass and a mains plug.

The handle of the toothbrush has a slightly rubberised coating; similar to the NARS coating which is a magnet for fingerprints, but it really does look sleek, especially with the LED display to show the cleaning modes alongside the battery and power icons.

The handle feels so weighty and solid in my palm, and the rubberised coating helps to give the brush extra grip during use. When I first used the brush, I didn’t know which mode to start with as I’ve never had a toothbrush with options before but I figured I’d start with Sensitive as I do have sensitive teeth, and I could work my way up through the options as I got more used to the Sonicare technology.

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean

The first time I turned the toothbrush on, I was shocked by how strong the vibrations were compared to my old electric toothbrush and the brush head has a speed of upto 31,000 brush strokes a minute which is just insane, and the battery can live on one charge for upto three weeks which really wowed me as I have to charge my old one every three days.

The brush head is a lot smaller than I’m used to, and has a diamond shape which features a central stain-removal pad, made from densely packed diamond-shaped bristles, to remove surface stains caused by food and drinks. The brush head is also available in a smaller, compact size for precision cleaning but I think this size is perfect in that it’s small enough to brush the small hard to reach areas but it’s not too small that it takes longer than a normal brush head to clean your teeth.

I think you won’t believe how amazing a Philips Sonicare toothbrush is until you try one for yourself, as they genuinely are incredible. I’ve always felt as if my old electric toothbrush did a great job at cleaning my teeth but since I introduced the Sonicare DiamondClean into my oral hygiene routine, I have been completely converted.

The Sonicare toothbrush doesn’t just clean my teeth, it polishes the surface of the enamel too to leave my teeth looking very shiny which is something I’ve never experienced with electric toothbrushes before. The fact that this toothbrush has five different modes is just fantastic as it’s so much more than just a toothbrush, and I can adapt which modes I use depending on my needs and preferences – for example when my gums are particularly sensitive, I opt for the Sensitive mode and the Gum Care mode.

There is absolutely no denying that the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush is a pricey investment and it’s easy for me to tell you all that it’s totally worth the price as I was very kindly gifted it, but I would hand on heart purchase one myself tomorrow if mine happened to be damaged although there is a 2 year limited warranty within the box which should prevent that from happening.

If you have dental issues like myself, or you simply want to improve your oral hygiene game, I cannot recommend this toothbrush enough as it ticks all of the boxes and many many more, and after the last 12 months of dental problems, I honestly don’t think you can put a price on your dental health.

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