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What Makes Philips Sonicare Different?

Patented Sonic Technology

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Philips Sonicare is based on patented sonic technology. There are three different engineering innovations that make up Sonicare brushing technology:

Patented Sonic technology drives unique bristle tip velocity

It’s what sets us apart. Sonicare achieves its bristle velocity--the movement of the brush head in your mouth--through a combination of high frequency and high amplitude bristle motions. These motions create dynamic cleaning action that drives fluids deep into the tight spaces between your teeth and along the gum line, which results in a cleaner, healthier mouth.

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Using our toothbrushes with Sonicare brush heads delivers our clinically proven results

No other brush heads are clinically proven to work with Sonicare electric toothbrushes. Sonicare brush heads and Sonicare electric toothbrushes are tested together and are designed to deliver results that are gentle and effective. We start with a contoured brush head to fit the natural shape of your teeth, creating a larger brushing surface on the brush head. Bristles are placed at precise angles to maximize coverage. Finally, we use extremely soft bristles that are rounded at the top by a diamond grinding wheel, to create a safe and gentle brush head that effectively delivers a powerful clean you can feel.

Dynamic cleaning action delivers results you can feel

Sonicare's patented sonic technology produces a powerful dynamic cleaning action for a difference you can see and feel. It is gentler on dentin than a manual or an oscillating toothbrush, helping to keep your teeth stronger and healthier, longer. Sonicare technology cleans your mouth by gently whipping toothpaste and saliva into an oxygen-rich foamy liquid, directing the liquid between and behind teeth, even under the gum line, where plaque bacteria flourish and gently massaging the gums, stimulating blood circulation and helping to dislodge plaque.

Microburst technology

Since the technological breakthrough of our first power toothbrush we’ve learned a lot about fluid forces and their ability to remove plaque. Philips Sonicare AirFloss is an innovative inter-dental cleaning device specifically designed to give you an easy and effective way to clean between teeth at home. It features breakthrough microburst technology that drives micro droplets of air and water between teeth to remove plaque and food particles for a powerful yet gentle clean. It is proven to be effective, easy and it is preferred versus flossing or use of an oral irrigator by those surveyed.

Innovative, breakthrough technology

In a 1/3 of a second, micro droplets of water are accelerated by pressurized air to disrupt and remove plaque in-between teeth. The speed and force of these droplets are incredibly effective yet proven gentle on your gums. Philips Sonicare AirFloss has been through meticulous clinical validation and adheres to the Philips Sonicare standards of performance and safety requirements. With Sonicare AirFloss, interdental cleaning has just been reinvented.

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Keeping Your Teeth Healthier for Life

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It wasn’t so long ago that many people accepted tooth loss and dentures as a natural part of getting older. Today, that’s simply not the case. People can have naturally beautiful and healthy teeth for life. But good oral healthcare is not just about how your teeth look. Maintaining healthy teeth and gums can have a direct impact on your overall health.

Philips Sonicare believes that good oral habits, learned early on, can and will help maintain your teeth for life. Whether your concern is healthier gums, whiter teeth or better plaque removal, you'll find a Sonicare product that delivers the oral care you want and need. Our line of Philips Sonicare toothbrushes and our new inter-dental cleaning product, Philips Sonicare AirFloss, are engineered with you in mind and backed by proven clinical results.

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Here’s What You Should Know About Oral Health

• Healthy teeth and gums are very important.

• Dental problems can affect overall health in subtle ways. For instance, dental problems can cause headaches and face pain, affecting sleeping patterns, appetite and mood.

• Some conditions, such as diabetes, require that you pay special attention to your teeth and gums in order to better maintain your health.

• It’s important to discuss your overall health status with your dentist. Similarly, tell your general practitioner about any dental problems you may be experiencing.

Sonicare makes good oral health easier to achieve than ever before. Invest in your well-being by making Sonicare an integral part of your healthy lifestyle.

Gum Disease

Healthy gums do not bleed. If your gums bleed when you brush or floss then you have the first sign of gum disease. In this stage, the gums are red, swollen and bleed easily. This is called gingivitis and can be reversible through successful plaque removal, which can shrink the swollen gums and stop the bleeding.

If the plaque is not removed, the infection progresses and results in periodontal or gum disease. If untreated, the underlying gum attachment begins to breakdown, resulting in a periodontal pocket.

As the pockets become deeper, treatment is even more difficult. Brushing and flossing cannot reach plaque located in deep pockets. The remaining plaque bacteria continue to release toxins that further damage the bone and supporting structures of the teeth. And periodontal disease has a number of overall health implications including a link to heart disease.

Signs of progressive gum disease are chronic bad breath and red, swollen, tender bleeding gums that have become loose and pull away from the teeth. Since the infection has spread to the underlying bone at this stage, the teeth become loose and there may be a change in the way the teeth fit together when biting.

The key to preventing gum disease is keeping the mouth clean and healthy with daily brushing and flossing to clean between the teeth. The Sonicare is a highly effective power toothbrush that has been clinically proven to significantly remove plaque and help reverse gingivitis and shrink periodontal pockets.