Philips Sonicare Toothbrushes – Brighter smiles for the whole family

A few months ago I received a Philips Sonicare HealthyWhite electric toothbrush and I couldn’t wait to put it to the test.

Years ago I decided to give an electric toothbrush a go, and I decided immediately that I would never go back to manual. The performance of an electric vs manual toothbrush can’t really be compared as an electric brush does the job so much better.

As my old electric toothbrush was on it’s way out, I was very keen to give the Philips Sonicare HealthyWhite toothbrush a try to see how it performs… once again no comparison.

Philips Sonicare Healthy White

The Philips Sonicare HealthyWhite is the best toothbrush I have ever used and it will take serious convincing to get me to change again. My mouth feels clean and healthy after every use and my teeth look whiter. It definitely does get rid of surface stains.

It took me a couple of days to get used to the brushing motion of this toothbrush. I was used to a small round head that rotates, whilst the Sonicare makes use of sonic vibrations that were very ticklish at first. The more ‘traditional’ shaped brush head gives up┬áto 31 000 brush strokes per min. Once you are used to a super charged cleaning like this, you will never look back. HealthyWhite also has a built-in timer which guides your brushing time as well as 30 second whitening mode. Another plus is the fantastic battery life. This first time I had to charge it I actually forgot where I put the charger (the charge lasted a couple of weeks and my attention span…).

For a healthy, whiter and brighter smile, the Philips Sonicare HealthyWhite toothbrush truly can’t be beat and it’s worth every cent. I was a bit worried that replacement heads may be a bit expensive as this plaque busting tool does not come cheap (price at end of post), but I was surprised to see that the heads retail for about the same as most brands on the market.

After my great experience with my new toothbrush, I grabbed the opportunity with both hands when Cara got the chance to try one too. We’ve never really had issues to get Cara to brush her teeth, but I knew that those little chompers were not getting the cleaning they need and deserve.

philips sonicare for kids

I found this on the web and it perfectly sums up the Sonicare for Kids’ great features.

sonicare for kids

Cara loves her new toothbrush. Philips, those stickers were a brilliant idea. The Philips Sonicare for Kids sports both a low and a high mode to ensure gentle and effective cleaning. The timer gradually works up to the recommended 2 minutes, which is great to get little ones used to it. 2 minutes can seem like a lifetime for a toddler. Fun sounds also help little ones to learn where and how long they have to brush to ensure that they don’t miss any of those precious pearly whites.

Since Cara has started using the Sonicare for Kids (we still help of course as she is only 4) she is a lot more keen to brush morning and night and will quickly remind us if we forget about a brushing. Her little teeth are sparkly and clean and I am assured that my little girl’s teeth and gums are in the best possible hands. This toothbrush is an investment.

Both of the above brushes do carry a hefty price tag, but I can say with confidence that you will not regret a purchase. Especially for the little ones.

The Philips Sonicare HealthyWhite retails for around R1 100 and the Philips Sonicare for Kids for R900. You can find these beauties at Dis-Chem pharmacies and selected Pick ‘n Pay stores.

Thank you for great products Philips.



*Disclaimer: These products were received for reviewing purposes. I have not received compensation for this post and the opinions on the products are my own.

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