Our teeth are lustrous pearls that punctuate our face. It’s one of the first things you notice about a person. A confident, radiant smile says we take oral health serious. If we don’t look after our teeth, it will affect not only our appearance, but the health of our entire body. The market is full of dental devices and supplies; I happen to love Philips Sonicare products. Philips knows that brushing, flossing and rinsing are the ABC’s of oral health, and they have just the right tools to help us keep our pearly whites healthy and vibrant.
With school starting in a few short weeks, my dentist informs me that August is packed with kids getting check-ups and their teeth cleaned. Visiting our dentist every six months or at least yearly will ensure a healthy mouth. Cleaning our teeth every day at home is an important habit too. Here are a few Philips Sonicare tools that we can use daily to maintain our family’s oral health.
Philips Sonicare for Kids
The Philips Sonicare for Kids is a rechargeable power toothbrush for kids ages 4+. It has been expertly designed to encourage healthy brushing habits and deliver outstanding results, maximizing your child’s oral care routine! Plus, customizable stickers and educational features make brushing fun!
Delivers Outstanding Results:
*Patented sonic technology drives fluid between teeth and along the gum-line, gently delivering more than 500 brush strokes per second
*Removes up to 75% more plaque than a manual toothbrush in hard to reach areas
*Ultra-Soft brush heads are designed to gently clean and protect teeth as kids grow
Designed Just For Kids:
*KidTimer gradually increases to two minutes to teach kids to brush for the dentist-recommended time
*KidPacer provides fun sounds to encourage kids to brush the whole mouth
*Eight fun stickers allow boys and girls to make their toothbrush unique
Suggested Retail Price: $59.99
Available: Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart and London Drugs
Sonicare FlexCare Platinum
With nine unique brushing options, an intuitive pressure sensor and advanced brush head technology, Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum goes beyond traditional cleaning to deliver exceptional plaque removal and improved gum health.
Normal manual brushing will never compare with the powerful attributes of the FlexCare Platinum electric toothbrush. This is no ordinary run-of-the-mill toothbrush. It’s the Ferrari of toothbrushes. Their patented sonic technology revs up to deliver 31,000 strokes per minute. That means a serious and effective cleaning.
The Flexcare Platinum is rechargeable and comes with its own base, 2 Intracare brush heads, a manual and a quick start guide. It also includes a UVsanitizer that kills 99.9 % of bacteria. The Flexcare can be customized to your needs. There are 3 brushing modes: Clean for regular brushing, White mode removes surface stains plus offers an addition 30 seconds to brighten and polish your front teeth, & Gum Care which combines 2 minutes of clean mode plus 1 minute of gentle gum massage. The quadpacer internal timer will indicate when it is time to move to the next section of your teeth. The bristles are soft, supple and little longer than other brushes, so they can clean hard to reach areas and remove up to 7 times more plaque. After you finish brushing, you can spend a few moments brushing your tongue and inner cheeks. There is also a pressure sensor that lets you know if you’re pressing too hard. I’ve always had a chronic problem with aggressive brushing, so this feature is a huge benefit to me.
To toggle modes, you simply press the mode button. I use the Clean mode every morning and throughout the day, but in the evenings I love using the Gum Care mode. Its purpose is to help reduce gingival bleeding and inflammation. The cone-shaped gum line bristles gently massage and clean the gum line for advanced gum care.
The FlexCare also offers 3 intensity modes from low for sensitive teeth, to medium and high. I prefer the low intensity myself but enjoying using the other modes as well. Either way, I get a fabulous cleaning. The vibration of the unit is quiet and gentle. You won’t feel your eyeballs jostling around or a thumper of a headache starting.
Suggested Retail Price: $199.99
Available at major retailers including: London Drugs, Walmart, Shoppers Drug Mart, Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon, Jean Coutu, Best Buy
Sonicare AirFloss Pro
The NEW! Philips Sonicare AirFloss Pro is now clinically proven to be as effective as flossing when it comes to cleaning between teeth due to its new triple burst feature.
I have tried a waterpic before and I did not enjoy the experience. I wasn’t able to adjust the water volume so water was spurting everywhere. Needless to say, I went back to using dental floss. I thought all water flossers were the same until I tried the Philips Sonicare AirFloss Pro.
The AirFloss Pro comes with a Pro Handle, a Pro high performance nozzle, a manual, a quick start guide, and a charging base. What’s unique about this device is that is uses a combination of air and water to clean between the teeth and along the gum line.
So, here’s how it works. The Pro Handle has a small reservoir where you can add water, mouth water, hydrogen peroxide, or any solution you wish to use. It may appear small, but the volume will absolutely clean all your teeth. Once that’s done, use the mode button to select single, double, or triple burst action. I really like the triple burst. Now you point the nozzle between your teeth, turn it on, and let it work its magic for 60 seconds. The nozzle will gently disperse water and air together to force out bacteria and food from between your teeth. It feels awesome and you can tell it’s working, you’ll feel the water go between your teeth.
The AirFloss Pro removes up to 99.9 % of plaque. It’s safe for orthodontics, dental work, veneers, implant materials and sensitive teeth. It’s ideal for everyone in the family, but especially for those fickle flossers. The kids love it and look forward to flossing.
Using the Sonicare FlexCare Platinum and the AirFloss Pro has been an awesome experience for me. The powerful cleaning and flossing action of these dental tools has left me with the fresher and cleanest mouth.
Suggested Retail Price: $199.99
Available at major retailers including: London Drugs, Walmart, Shoppers Drug Mart
My teeth have never felt so smooth or looked so white. I have sensitive teeth, and I’m noticing that I’m able to tolerate different temperatures better. I honestly can’t imagine a day without my Sonicare products, and I highly recommend them to all who are looking to improve their overall oral hygiene and health. What a great way to start a new school year, get the kids a Philips Sonicare product.