It’s one of the first things I do in the morning and one of the last things I do before bed, so mastering the art of brushing my teeth is time well invested. Having a white, healthy smile is something I’m passionate about but I’ll be the first to put my hand up and admit I sometimes cut corners.
Good dental health is essential to more than just that dazzling smile, it also plays a big role in keeping your whole body fighting fit. So when Philips got in touch and asked me to test their new Sonicare DiamondClean Smart toothbrush, I knew I would be taking the leap into ultimate dental optimisation.
There’s something so enjoyable about discovering a tool that encourages self-improvement and there’s certainly a lot packed into this device. It connects to your phone via bluetooth so keeping an eye on your brushing habits can be easily and effortlessly integrated into your everyday routine.
The free Philips Sonicare app tracks that all important data such as how long you spend on brushing, if you’re using the right motion and pressure and it even highlights missed areas on a 3D diagram of your teeth. The toothbrush comes with 4 different brush heads, and the app recognises each one and guides you accordingly.
I’ve used electric toothbrushes before, but this one certainly commands attention. The vibrating sensations inside your mouth are definitely more powerful then other brushes I’ve used and you can really feel it working against your teeth and gums.
Still not convinced? Keep reading for my 5 reasons on why a Smart Toothbrush is the must have product upgrade.
1. IT’S A BEAUTY
Toothbrushes, by nature rarely win the Bathroom award for ‘So the Guests Can See It.’ But the Philips DiamondClean Smart is in a rather magnificent league of its own. Available in 4 colours, the matte finish gives it a premium look and the minimal button indents ensure its streamlined and future-facing. The array of brushing options are instead beautifully lit from inside the brush, gently fading in and out when needed. It’s certainly set the standard for shelf-worthy bathroom tech, and I will never look at a toothbrush in the same way again…
2. EFFORTLESS CHARGING
This is a big plus for me! The considered design extends across each product included in the kit and perfectly reflects my lifestyle. Goodbye clunky, ugly chargers! For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been using the Philips charging glass that now proudly sits pride of place by my mirror.
The glass sits on a silver charging base allowing me to quickly place my toothbrush inside it, without having to fuss around with wires and teeny, tiny sockets. It’s ideal for those out-the door-in-five mornings!
The other option is the travel charger. It’s a high-quality travel case that not only protects two brush heads and the toothbrush, but also charges it! There is a built in cable tucked away underneath the case which can be plugged into a laptop or USB port. The entire charging process is contained within the case, making packing and travel organisation that little bit easier.
3. SET YOUR OWN GOALS AND REACH THEM
You can personalise your brushing experience by selecting a goal to work towards. These include fresh breath, gum care, whitening and plaque removal. The app will give brushing guidance based on the data it already has and what goal you’ve selected. It’s like your very own mouth personal trainer! I’ve been using the deep clean function and my teeth already feel smoother, fresher and cleaner!
4. PERSONALISE YOUR BRUSHING EXPERIENCE
There are a number of ways that this Toothbrush delivers a bespoke experience, but one of my favourite features is being able to highlight my problem areas specifically to different areas of my mouth. My gums can get sensitive so being able to highlight this prior to brushing ensures I’m doing minimal harm and more TLC.
5. MOTIVATION AND REMINDERS
A little motivation can make a big difference when it comes to forming good habits and a healthy routine. One of the things I love about the app is it’s helpful hints, tips and reminders throughout the day and when you’re brushing.
When I first started using the Philips Smart Toothbrush, I suddenly realised how often I used to rush through brushing my teeth. Watching the timer count down and the friendly reminders pop-up on the app gives me peace of mind that it’s a job well done.
As a blogger I frequently review quality gifts, but it’s not everyday I come across a revolutionary product that completely changes – for the better – something I’ve been doing the same way for my entire life. After just two weeks of using the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart toothbrush, my teeth brushing routine is far more effective and thorough and it definitely shows in my smile.
Thank you to Philips for sponsoring this post, all opinions and pearly whites are my own