Philips Sonicare Healthy White Toothbrush

Philips Sonicare Healthy White Toothbrush, R1150.

What they say: Dynamic cleaning action drives fluid between teeth.

Sonicare’s unique dynamic action gently and effectively reaches deep between teeth and along the gumline. It has an angled brush head neck for better reach to back teeth.

Uniquely angled brush head neck makes it easier to reach back teeth, removing plaque in those hard-to-reach areas.

Naturally whiter teeth with patented sonic technology

Dynamic Cleaning Action and direct broader contact with each tooth, has proven to remove everyday stains, to help keep teeth naturally whiter.

What we say: Well, most of you won’t know that I am an oral hygiene FREAK. My dad instilled a very strong sense of mouth cleanliness and care in me at a very young age. He was bored by the time my sister came along so she wasn’t tortured taught how to clean her teeth quite so communist-ly as me. I still remember the little ‘mouse’ fluoride pills we had to take every day. Recent research says that that was bad, but they haven’t seen my teeth. Just over a month to my 30th birthday, and not so much as a filling in site. Never had braces either.

So, what I was going to say was that I was very excited when this sci-fi looking brush landed on my desk. It would look fab next to my Panasonic Dentacare Water pick from Germany. Some people’s families bring them chocolates from abroad, mine bring dental health gadgets…well, ‘ze German’ side does. (Non-Guy Ritchie fans will have no idea what I’m on about there).

My oral care gadgets

Anyway, the toothbrush… It differs from regular electric toothbrushes in that instead of whirling around at the speed of light, it vibrates at the speed of sound (no, not really, but quite fast). This means it basically ‘shakes’ the grime from your teeth instead of spinning it around. It has two settings: Clean and Clean and White. The Clean setting is for 2 minutes (with 30 seconds for each area); and the Clean and White for 2 and a half minutes (the extra 30 secs is the whitening bit).

Initially, I really didn’t like it. The sensation is very disconcerting. A bit like the first hour or so you spend out of a noisy club – that strange feeling in your ears like you’re in a metal tunnel? No, just me? Just trust me, it’s an odd sensation. But after a few sessions, I got used to it, and hardly even notice it now.

As far as cleaning goes, I honestly don’t think my oral hygienist gets my teeth this clean. Seriously, you will never have cleaner teeth.

The head of the brush is smaller than manual toothbrushes (do people still use those?), but bigger than what I’m used to. I normally use a Bruan Oral B Vitality brush (see above) that I thought was ground-breaking when I first used it years ago.

I know it’s a heck of a lot of money to fork-out for a toothbrush, but this isn’t just a toothbrush, it’s an oral hygienist!


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