Being a fashion blogger and in front of camera pretty much every single day makes you much more conscious of your teeth and smile, which is why I was extremely excited to be reviewing this Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Deep Clean electric toothbrush. To complete my independent review of this electric toothbrush I’m going to visit a dental hygienist before I start using the Philips Sonicare to get a report on how my dental care is prior to using the product. I’ll then use the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Deep Clean electric toothbrush for 21 days before heading back to the dental hygienist for a final comparison report.
I headed out to see multi award nominated dental hygienist and a Philips key opinion leader, Anna Middleton aka London Hygienist at the award winning Chelsea Dental Clinic for my pre dental check-up and to collect my new electric toothbrush, so I’m in very good hands!
My Pre Dental Hygienist Report
During my initial assessment the health of my gums were checked as well as my current oral hygiene routine assessed. The areas where I had plaque and bleeding were recorded which were mainly around my back teeth, my molars and along the gum line which is a common area often missed when brushing. As well as this I had plaque that had over time become hard. This is known as calculus on my lower front teeth with some staining. Anna removed this for me so I was then able to keep that area clean with my new routine.
The residual plaque when left over time causes inflammation of the gums known as gingivitis and this is where the bleeding comes from. I had some bleeding around my back teeth and in between some of the teeth. Brushing only cleans 60-65% of the tooth surfaces so it's important to clean in between the teeth either with floss or little brushes and after a few days the bleeding eventually will stop and you should expect to see a full recovery in 2 weeks (usually between 4-7 days everything stops).
A particular thing for me is the recession of the gums I have on my back teeth. This was most likely caused by previous aggressive over brushing with a manual toothbrush causing permanent and irreversible damage from scrubbing at the gums. Now while you can't get the gums back in those areas, by changing to an electric toothbrush you are preventing the risk/damage of over brushing. The brush is designed to be gentle and if you press too hard the pressure stops the brush bristles.
About the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Deep Clean Electric Toothbrush
The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Deep Clean electric toothbrush comes in 4 different colours which are white, black, pink and rose gold. The DiamondClean Deep Clean toothbrush has a sonic brush head which vibrates at various speeds to give an exceptional clean. The AdaptiveClean brush head, cleans the hard-to-reach spots with ease. Its soft, flexible sides means you can glide the brush head around your teeth without having to worry about doing damage to your gums. To switch on this electric toothbrush simply press the power button, which you can press again to toggle through the brushing modes such as clean (everyday clean), white (removes surface stains to whiten), sensitive (gentle teeth and gums cleaning), gum care (gently massages gums) and deep clean (for an invigorating deep clean). The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Deep Clean offers a massive 3 weeks of battery life as well as a handy illuminated battery icon to display if the battery is full, low or empty and needs re-charging. The brush also comes with a sleek and stylish carry case which also doubles up as a charging case which you can charge using a USB cable or via a standard wall plug.
Prior to using the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Deep Clean electric toothbrush, I used to use an oscillating brush head model, which of course is better than using a manual toothbrush. However during my first experience of my new sonic brush head, I could feel the positive difference immediately within the first seconds of brushing. It left me with a #SonicareFeeling which lasted throughout the day. But what is the #SonicareFeeling? Well for me it’s that fresh smooth feeling you get on the surface and in-between your teeth thatyou only normally get when a dental professional has just cleaned and polished your teeth. It’s when you have used a toothbrush that you can physically feel a positive difference and finally for me the #SonicareFeeling is about being more confident, smiling and inflicting positivity throughout the day to those around you.
The vibrations that the sonic head gives are more intense and sharp, which when I first used it was a little bit tickly but about 5-10 seconds your mouth totally gets used to the new vibrations.
Rotary/Oscillating heads are small and round, rotating in one direction and then the other, one tooth at a time to sweep plaque away. Often these heads pulsate too.
Sonic heads vibrate at certain high speeds and frequencies to break down plaque as well as agitate the toothpaste and fluid in the mouth to clean between teeth and along the gum line.
My Post Dental Hygienist Report
In my follow up appointment there was no noted areas of residual plaque or bleeding where I previously had, especially the build up on the lower front teeth. Proof that my new dental care using the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Deep Clean routine is a winning one!
In terms of the technique you should use when brushing: key things to remember are always let the brush do all the work. Place the head half on the tooth and half on the gum with an angle the bristles at a 45-degree angle down (for the lowers) and up (for the top teeth). Slowly work your way around the mouth in a systematic path, totalling 2minutes, twice a day, morning and night.
This post was created in collaboration with Philips