Many of us neglect to brush our teeth as often as dentists recommend we are supposed to, but with the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean, the whole process feels so effortless it’s bound to make you actually want to clean your teeth more often than you already do.
The pack comes with five modes, two brush heads, a glass charger and a travel case. The case alone is worthy of a mention. For starters, it’s a very sleek looking case that keeps everywhere safe and clean.
But it also features a USB port that allows you to charge your Philips Sonicare DiamondClean while it’s packed neatly inside the case. It makes life a lot easier when you don’t have to pack an additional charger when on go away. You can either plug the charger into a power outlet or attach it to your laptop. The case itself is very solid so you’ll have no worries about protecting your toothbrush when you’re out and about. If only my laptop case were as strong as this1
Inside the case is space for the DiamondClean handle and the two brush heads.
The toothbrush handle features white non-slip material which feels great in your hand as there are no bumps, it’s completely smooth and very easy to grasp – even if your hands are wet. Along with the on/off switch there are five different brushing modes.
As you press your way through each brushing mode, the names will light up on the handle.
- Clean – This is the standard mode and is capable of brushing at 31,000 brush strokes/minute. It lasts for two minutes.
- White – This mode alternates between the standard and pulsing vibrations and lasts a little longer than the clean mode at two minutes and 30 seconds.
- Polish – This gives you a stronger clean which is designed to get rid of the more built-up plaque and lasts for one minute.
- Gum Care – This involves two minutes of standard cleaning followed by one minute of slightly softer vibrations that will massage your gums. This lasts for three minutes.
- Sensitive – This is the most gentle mode for anyone with sensitive teeth and lasts for two minutes.
Personally, I prefer brushing on the standard mode. It works beautifully and it’s no exaggeration to say my teeth felt incredibly clean and smooth afterwards And, here’s a tip, don’t press the buttons when you have the toothpaste on, or it’ll spray over you. Choose your mode, then put the brush in your mouth before pressing the button.
Charging: at the base of the toothbrush handle is a piece of steel that allows you to charge your DiamondCare without having to plug any cables. All you need to do is put the handle on charge and the battery will begin to charge. It’s simple, fast and very effective.
Two brush heads are included in the box and they feature those helpful blue indicator bristles. So, when the bristles fade, you know it’s time to replace them. Both brush heads feature a clear protective cap that slides over the bristles and protects them from dust or deodorant or whatever you are spraying in the bathroom. It’s a nice and simple way to keep the brush heads clean.
While the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean is the best electric toothbrush I’ve ever used and really makes the best use of the latest technology to make it worth its large price tag – it is also one of the most expensive of its kind on the market. At $389.95 it’s quite an investment but, as the dentists love to say, you’ve got to look after the teeth that you really want to keep.