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Product Review: Philips Sonicare For Healthy Teeth And Gums
Posted by Dr. Ben Kim on Oct 07, 2013
We are blessed with an incredibly kind and highly skilled dentist who recently recommended that we look at using an electric toothbrush. Not the kind where the bristles leisurely swirl around, fuelled by a battery that sits in the handle of the brush. Our dentist strongly encouraged us to use a product made by Philips called the Sonicare FlexCare Plus Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush.
Given our respect for our dentist and her recommendations, we invested in the Sonicare system and began using it daily. After just a few weeks of regular use, we are beyond grateful for this system and can't imagine ever using a regular toothbrush again. It uses sonic technology, which produces up to 31,000 bristle movements per minute, leaving teeth feeling like they've been given a thorough cleaning by a dental hygienist.
The vast majority of us have some level of gum recession, and the exposed root areas of our teeth don't have enamel to protect them against decay, which is why many cavities occur right at the gum-line, an area that is extremely hard to clean properly with a regular tooth brush. The 31,000 movements per minute and design of the brush with the Sonicare system ensures that our roots and gum tissue at the gum-line are thoroughly and gently cleaned.
At first, the regular setting on my Sonicare brush felt too intense for the backs of my teeth, so I used the gentle setting, which was well tolerated, and within a few days of use, I found that I could use the regular setting everywhere.
The Sonicare system comes with charging system that has a neat compartment that opens up to reveal a sanitizing system that utilizes UV rays to kill bacteria and viruses that may be left on the brush head. After rinsing the brush, you just pop the head off, dry it, and place it in the UV system and press a button - the sanitizing process takes just a few minutes, so you're guaranteed a clean brush head for your next cleaning.
The product description and customer feedback at Amazon offers all the information that you would want on this system, so feel free to have a look here:
If you feel that your teeth and gums can benefit from a better cleaning system, I encourage you to give the Sonicare system a try - it's totally worth the investment in my book. If you want to share your experiences with this system, please use the comments section below. Thank you.
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