Ask anyone what the first thing they notice about someone is and I’ll bet one of the most common answers you’ll hear will be “their smile.” So, although oral hygeine might not be a super sexy topic, it’s definitely one we need to discuss and take seriously. A beautiful smile is so much more than just having straight teeth—it’s also having healthy gums, bright pearly whites and fresh breath.
Like a personal trainer for your mouth, the new Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected Toothbrush helps to improve oral health with built-in sensors, real-time feedback and customized plans. If you’re into gadgets and smart technology like I am, you’re going to love this new toothbrush. It connects to the Philips smartphone app via Bluetooth to really take the guesswork out of oral health and helps you achieve your brightest, whitest, healthiest smile possible.
The app allows you to set goals (like healthier gums or plaque removal), improve your brushing technique with live feedback (like if you’re brushing too hard, missed any spots or not angling the brush properly) and track your performance with reminders to floss and use mouthwash.
The toothbrush itself looks super sleek and has a small, minimalistic charging base that doesn’t take up much room. It also comes with a handy travel case and two brush heads (including the AdaptiveClean Brush Head, which has gel cushioned sides to reduce excessive pressure on the gums). It has three levels of intensity and three brushing modes, so it’s very versatile and easy to get accustomed to.
It doesn’t matter how amazing a toothbrush is though—if you’re not using it properly, often enough or making sure to also floss daily, you’re not going to get the best results. When you combine such an effective tool with real-time guidance, customized plans and daily reminders, it keeps your oral health top of mind (which is why this system delivers 10x more plaque removal than a manual toothbrush and promises healthier gums in 2 weeks).
What has made the biggest difference for myself is how the app keeps me accountable. Oral health is something I’ve always cared about, of course, but there are nights where I get lazy and don’t feel like flossing or maybe I wasn’t paying attention and didn’t brush long enough. The app keeps track of all these things now, so if I don’t want to ruin my streak and have it show up in my progress calendar, then I make sure I do it.
When I visit my dentist next, I’ll be able to show exactly how I’ve been taking care of my teeth (and actually be able to say “yes, I have been flossing daily… see?”).shop this story