Philips Sonicare: high technology at the service of your teeth

Philips Sonicare electric toothbrushes excel in plaque removal and gum care. And for good reason !

“Caries affects more than a third of 6-year-olds, 45% of 12-year-olds and more than three-quarters of the adult population.” These figures, communicated in 2003 by the Ministry of Health and Prevention, are worrying. Especially when we know that this pathology is the number one cause of early tooth loss. And what is the main cause of this infection? Dental plaque, this bacterial biofilm that settles permanently in the oral cavity.

Yet, as the ministry points out, twice-daily brushing of the teeth eliminates the biofilm and thus prevents the formation of cavities provided, however, that this operation is carried out correctly, which is anything but trivial. For this, we brush the teeth vertically, separating the top and the bottom, and following a path to pass over all the teeth (external face and internal face). The operation takes a good two minutes if done correctly. It is also necessary to remember to apply the right pressure to avoid irritation of the gums.

The routine therefore requires a certain attention, yet it is often considered a chore carried out mechanically. And even when the task is seriously carried out, the result is not always convincing, as the insidious development of this cursed dental plaque shows.

Brushing your teeth twice a day and effectively helps prevent cavities and the formation of dental plaque.

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So why not entrust this operation to an expert, in order to obtain optimal daily brushing and scientifically proven results, both in terms of plaque removal and gum care?

Sonicare : technology with spectacular results

Philips Sonicare electric toothbrushes are today a very good choice to take care of your teeth. No wonder their efficiency is impressive, if we compare them to manual toothbrushes.

Their excellence lies in technology Sonicare, constantly improved for more than 20 years. In operation, the brush performs a vibratory sweep with an amplitude of 4 to 10 mm from bottom to top, at a prodigious speed: more than 31,000 oscillations per minute! This sonic sweep causes the generation of microbubbles that pass between the teeth to reach the most inaccessible places. And the results are truly spectacular.

Image of the microbubbles formed by the pulsations of the Philips Sonicare 9900 electric toothbrush and its Sonicare technology

Microbubbles generated using technology Sonicare offer a better action on the elimination of dental plaque in the least accessible places.

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Thus, a study involving 106 adults aged 18 to 75, demonstrated that the Philips Sonicare 9900 Prestige removed up to 20 times more plaque than a conventional toothbrush, after only two weeks of use! In addition, despite this tremendous effectiveness, it has proven to be much more delicate for the gums, leading to a significant reduction in inflammation and bleeding. But the technology Sonicare is not solely responsible for these excellent results. The 9900 Prestige is indeed equipped witha sensor that warns the user in case of excessive pressurethus reducing the risk of irritation or trauma.

A smart app for a healthier experience

The 9900 Prestige toothbrush is compatible with the application Sonicare for iOS and androidwhich accompanies the user in his oral hygiene. Gadgets? A simple test is enough to prove the contrary. The application communicates in real time with the toothbrush, and displays the areas of the mouth that should be covered. It warns in case of excessive pressure or, which is common for the novice user, when detecting horizontal sweeping movements.

Yes, now it’s the Sonicare 9900 Prestige – rated 4 stars by the laboratory of Digital – who takes care of this movement, with an efficiency beyond the reach of a human being! Simply move the toothbrush at the right pace, and let the expert take care of cleaning your oral cavity. The application nevertheless allows you to choose the brushing mode, depending on whether you wish, for example, to eliminate stains that affect the whiteness of your teeth, or to treat your gums. The Sonicare 9900 Prestige will then adapt the brushing program to optimize the result. And thanks to daily monitoring, you will be able to judge the effectiveness of brushing and receive advice to correct certain unnecessary or counterproductive gestures and small movements.

The Sonicare application is a real asset, because it allows a unique toothbrushing experience that respects your oral cavity.

The Sonicare application is a real asset, because it allows a unique toothbrushing experience that respects your oral cavity.

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The app is rated so compelling by users that Philips has developed a new one for children, as it is essential to make them aware of oral hygiene very early on. The Philips Sonicare For Kids toothbrush comes withan application featuring Sparkly, a little character who is only happy when his teeth are healthy, and who encourages the child to imitate him. Rewards crown successful brushing. And like the Sonicare 9900 Prestige, the Sonicare For Kids has an internal memory that stores data for the last 20 days of brushing, in case of use outside the range of the smartphone.

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