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Brushing your teeth just got a stylish upgrade. Philips Sonicare has fashioned an Amethyst Sonicare DiamondClean electric toothbrush to add a touch of glamour to your oral health care–pretty perfect for Instagrammers who like to document their grooming rituals. (#getthefeeling)
I started using a @PhilipsSonicare DiamondClean (white) electric toothbrush three years ago to maintain the health and beauty of my smile. At that time, my dental healthcare had become a serious issue, involving root canals, fillings, crowns and Invisalign braces. When you’ve had to put significant time, effort, and finances into improving your dental health, the investment in a really good electric toothbrush seems minor in comparison. Besides, pearly white teeth are a coveted beauty asset that can do absolute wonders for your image, not to mention your self-confidence, and are worthy of the investment in a pricey, top notch tooth brush.
Some people say, “Oh, you don’t need an electric toothbrush; you can do just fine with a manual toothbrush.” And I agree, yes you can do a fine job with your regular toothbrush…if you’re perfect, never lazy or in a hurry, always practice good technique, etc., etc.
Electric toothbrushes tend to help people like me who are not as thorough at cleaning their teeth, and as a result have experienced dental problems. If your teeth are in good shape, this will definitely help to keep them that way. The DiamondClean basically makes up for a less than stellar brushing technique and reminds you to keep brushing for at least two minutes.
BRUSHING TIME Most people don’t brush their teeth long enough; on average we brush for 40 seconds when it should be a full two minutes. We also tend to skip around the mouth while brushing and don’t brush long enough in an area before moving on to another. To solve this concern, a short vibrating pulse occurs at 30-second intervals as a reminder to brush each area of your mouth equally. Without this feature, I’d know I’d never brush long enough. It has five different useful cleaning modes, including white and polish to remove stains, and a setting for sensitivity.
GOOD BRUSHING TECHNIQUE The experts say we should brush in small circular motions with the toothbrush angled so you’re brushing the gums as well as the tooth. I was taught to scrub away diligently at my teeth when brushing, only to realize years later that I was destroying my protective enamel. This toothbrush needs the lightest touch to get the most effective cleaning; the harder you press the less effective it is. The biggest improvement I experienced was in the health of my gums. I’ll never forget the time my dental hygienist said, “I can tell you’ve been brushing with an electric toothbrush.” She was referring to the fact that my gums had no bleeding while she was cleaning my teeth. Sonicare DiamondClean claims to improve gum health in only two weeks.
HIGH FASHION How do you make a perfect toothbrush even more desirable? Inspired by THE hot fall colours–deep plum and burgundy–seen on the fashion runways, this Amethyst colour brings a touch a glamour to brushing your teeth. Insta-grammers who love documenting their grooming rituals #getthefeeling; this one’s for you! It comes with a new, round charging base and a chic-looking glass charger that can also be conveniently used as a drinking cup, and a charging travel case that connects to your laptop with a USB.
BRUSHING AND FLOSSING go hand in hand. I also use the Philips Sonicare Airflosser which is a real blast! It squirts air and water between the teeth and the gum line to loosen and wash away food particles. Perfect for lazy flossers like myself. These two dental appliances have refreshed by dental hygiene game, and helps keep my teeth strong and sparkling.
A great gift to give and to get, the Philips Amethyst Sonicare DiamondClean toothbrush retails for $229.99. and is available in October at London Drugs, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Amazon.ca.