Smart Brushing with Philips Sonicare
When I was a child, I was quite familiar with the dentist’s office. For some reason, my baby teeth had long roots and I had to get every single one removed at the dentist.
It was scary, a bit painful and definitely not enjoyable.
You can bet I made it a point to take care of my teeth to avoid more visits.
Flash forward to the present and I’m still doing the same thing. I’ve been told that I don’t smile with my teeth often. I guess I feel a bit awkward when I do.
Plus, my teeth aren’t as perfect or as straight as I’d like but, I do want to make sure they are clean, healthy and white.
I’m achieving all those goals with the help of Philips Sonicare. I’ve always been a fan of Sonicare brushes but, they’ve released their first-ever connected power toothbrush for adults and it’s changing the game.
A Smart Toothbrush
Yes, you read that right.
A toothbrush that is smart and connected and will help you get the best brush, every time.
While visiting the dentist is not my favourite thing to do, I make sure to maintain good dental health so I can avoid more frequent visits. This girl right here has been cavity-free for 33 years!
My dentist has complimented my teeth and says they are generally very clean but, he always mentions that I miss some areas in my mouth.
It is in the usual areas towards the back of the mouth and the bottom front. He always reminds me to try not to miss them.
The NEW Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected now comes with Bluetooth wireless technology. It uses 3 built-in sensors that measure your brushing location, brushing pressure, and brushing technique.
The brush has 3 brushing modes, clean, white and deep clean. I’ve been loving the white and deep clean. Both settings just makes you feel so fresh.
I’m not going to lie, I run my tongue across my teeth like in all of those commercials.
It really does feel THAT clean.
Download the App
Once you download the Philips Sonicare app and pair your brush, you’re good to go. It’s so simple, all you have to do is turn on the brush and have your Bluetooth enabled. The real-time feedback helped me to see the spots that I was missing and adjust how and where to brush for a more effective clean with better results.
I discovered that I tend to use a bit too much motion in certain parts of my mouth and that my dentist was right. I do miss certain spots that are common. Now I know where I am missing and I think my dentist will be happy next time I visit.
Another cool feature is the toothbrush’s Smart Brush Head alerts you when you need to replace your brush head. That way, you will always get the best results you can. It lists approximately how many more “brushes” or “sessions” the brush head has left.
What’s In the Box?
The kit comes with a handle, the InterCare Brush Head. It also includes an AdaptiveClean Brush Head. The carrying travel case is perfect to take your Sonicare brush with you wherever you go.
Since I travel often, this is perfect to be able to stow away and I’ll be able to keep up with my dental care.
Technology That Works for You
I’ve been using the FlexCare Platinum Connected for almost a month and I can feel the difference. It is much different than brushing manual and it feels like it really is removing more plaque.
Through the app, I set some goals to floss more, scrape to avoid bad breath and rinse more.
What I love the most about seeing my brushing in real-time is that it not only tells me where I’ve missed but, lets me go back and touch up what I missed.
Once my brushing session is over, it asks me if flossed, scraped and rinsed. It gives me a reminder to do so and helps me to achieve the goals that I have pre-set through the app.
It even lets you earn points for achieving your goals. It’s a great incentive.
- AdaptiveClean Brush Head is the only power toothbrush head with flexible rubberized sides. The Gel cushion gently absorbs excessive pressure on your gums and teeth for your best cleaning experience every day.
- Customized Brushing System includes three brushing modes and three levels of intensity, offering a total of nine personalized brushing experiences:
- Clean: Delivers a superb everyday clean
- White: Removes surface stains to brighten and polish teeth
- Deep Clean: For an invigorating deep clean and exceptional results
- Touch-up features allows you to go back and address the areas that were missed for a complete clean
- FlexCare Platinum Connected lets you set daily goals and track your progress. You can even share your progress report with your dental professional
- Pressure Sensor automatically alerts you if you’re brushing too hard; designed to be simple and intuitive
- Suggested Retail Price: $199.99
Create Your Progress Report
One of the coolest features is that you can prepare progress reports for your dentist! You can share your oral health activity with them and keep up with your dental appointments too.
Plus, what is the one thing you always have on you? Your phone.
I may not be completely in love with my smile but, I do love that I can keep my teeth healthy. That alone is making me smile with my teeth more often.
This technology is innovative and if you’re going to invest in an electric toothbrush, let it be the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connect.
They even have a similar brush, the Sonicare for Kids Connected that encourages them to keep up with their brushing too.
The Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connect is available at major retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, London Drugs, Shoppers Drug Mart and Walmart.
Do you use an electric toothbrush?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.