A new experience. Philips Sonicare DiamondClean toothbrush review
Prevention is always better than cure, and dentistry is exactly the area where competent dental care can prevent a lot of problems in the future. That's why today we will go beyond the usual topics and tell you about a gadget that has already been dubbed the "Bentley in the toothbrush world" - Philips Sonicare DiamondClean.
What is it?
It is an electric toothbrush with interchangeable brush heads.
What is it interesting?
First of all it is Sonicare technology. The head of this toothbrush vibrates with great amplitude and frequency 31000 times per minute to effectively remove dental plaque. These movements also create jets of water that clean the space between your teeth.
As the top model in the line, the Sonicare DiamondClean supports induction charging and five modes of operation, and has a ceramic body coating and comes complete with new diamond-shaped nozzles that allow you to reach even hard-to-reach areas.
What's in the box?
In addition to the toothbrush itself, the box includes two brush heads in different sizes (bigger and smaller), an inductive charging cup, and a very cute (albeit rather large) travel case that allows you to recharge the brush from any power source with a USB connector.
What does it look like?
The brush has a fairly large case. The coating of the body is white, ceramic, very pleasant to the touch, stains are almost never left on it. Of the controls, there is only one button that is used for both on/off and mode switching.
As I mentioned above, the Sonicare DiamondClean comes with two nozzles, a bigger one and a smaller one. The first one cleans better due to the greater amplitude of movement and the second one allows better access to hard-to-reach areas. All in all, both are useful in their own way.
I have been using the Philils Sonicare DiamondClean for just under a month. It is worth keeping in mind that the first 14 days the brush only goes into working mode, so as not to overwhelm the unsophisticated user with its head pressure. I, of course, turned off this soft start mode right away to experience the "here and now".
I must admit right away that before I started using the brush, I was pretty skeptical of the claims that it makes my teeth noticeably whiter in just a couple of weeks. Also, I have very delicate gums, so I was concerned that the electric brush would traumatize them. Fortunately, my fears were not justified, in fact, in 4 weeks of using the Sonicare DiamondClean my gums have completely stopped bleeding! As for the whiteness of my teeth, it is hard for me to judge. But recently my mother, who I haven't seen in months, came to visit me, and the first question she asked me was: "Did you get your teeth whitened?"
On a positive note, brushing with the Sonicare DiamondClean lasts much longer than brushing with a regular toothbrush.
The actual brushing process is as follows: You simply move your brush along the line of your teeth while pressing it against them. There's no need to brush hard - the brush does the job just fine. Your brush will occasionally make a sound to indicate that it is time to move on to another part of your mouth.
Sonicare DiamondClean has a list of cleaning modes as follows:
- Clean - normal cleaning (standard mode).
- White - Two minute whitening mode to remove surface stains plus 30 seconds of polishing for the front teeth.
- Polish - fast mode (1 minute) for whitening and polishing front teeth.
- Gum care - normal mode plus an extra minute of gentle gum massage.
- Sensitive - special mode for sensitive teeth and gums.
I tried all modes and settled on the standard mode.
In the end, my only complaint with the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean is... The insufficient length of the mains lead on the included induction cup charger. Because of this, I can't put it on the shelf in the bathroom (it doesn't reach the nearest outlet). It's not such a big problem, though, since the brush has to be charged every two weeks anyway, not more often.
The body of the brush has some degree of moisture protection, but the manual says that it cannot be used in the shower.
For the sake of interest the other day I tried to temporarily give up the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean and go back to using a regular toothbrush. So there you go: it lasted me exactly two times, after which I went back to the Sonicare DiamondClean with great relief. You may not believe me, but the difference is really enormous, after using the Philips brush, it feels like a regular toothbrush isn't brushing your teeth at all. By the way, I haven't compared the Sonicare DiamondClean to other electric toothbrushes, so I don't know how good it is compared to them.
At the moment Philips Sonicare DiamondClean is not available on the shelves of Ukrainian stores, but according to my information, the brush itself (complete with two brush heads) will cost 3000 UAH, and a set of two replacement brush heads (they must be replaced every three months) - 300 UAH.
4 reasons to buy Philips Sonicare DiamondClean:
- excellent quality tooth brushing;
- a large number of operating modes;
- induction charging;
- convenient travel case with the ability to recharge the brush from USB;
1 reason not to buy Philips Sonicare DiamondClean:
- high price.