The Cadillac of electric toothbrushes: Philips Sonicare Sonic Toothbrush

Philips Sonicare Sonic Toothbrush

I know what you’re thinking—aren’t all electric toothbrushes basically the same?

Well no. I used to think so, but I’ve just upgraded to this puppy, a.k.a. the Philips Sonicare Sonic Toothbrush ($219.95, and it’s taken brushing to a whole new level.

First of all, the bristles move FAST—faster than any electric toothbrush I’ve ever tried—and while this takes some getting used to, what they’re doing is driving fluid between the teeth and along the gumline to thoroughly clean your mouth. Like most brushes these days, it comes with a built-in timer, and you can also play around with a whopping five brushing modes: Clean, Gum Care, Refresh, Sensitive and Massage. (Makes brushing almost…fun!)

My inner germaphobe LOVES that it comes with a high-tech brush sanitizer that kills 99% of bacteria and viruses. You just pop it into the little compartment, push a button, and wait less than a minute for it to complete. The brush also has a protective plastic “hat” to protect it from yucky stuff in your bathroom, as well as a travel case. (The battery life is three weeks, so it should last you through most trips.)

Seriously, they thought of everything. The claim is that this will improve gum health in just two weeks. Yes, it’s pricey, but if you’re looking for a new brush with all the bells and whistles, it’s pretty darn amazing!

It’s out at the end of this month at Shoppers and London Drugs.


Ted Gerner
Wednesday, June 16/2010 at 7:29 am

That is very good choice, if you can afford it!


Wednesday, June 16/2010 at 10:46 am

I have owned Sonicare toothbrushes for years. i’ve had a few issues: the metal neck bends very easily which affects the sonic vibrations and the battery degrades after a year and doesn’t hold a charge as long as expected.

I’ve switched over to Oral-B Sonic because it’s sturdier. I got tired of replacing my Sonicare every year since it’s so expensive.


Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Thursday, June 17/2010 at 11:03 am

@Ted – yes, I realize a $200+ brush is a little outrageous!

@Jenn – interesting… will have to see how mine holds up.


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