Sonicare DiamondClean 300 Series
(Philips , $389.95)
Reviewed by Chris Gardner
Now here's a bit of technology I don't enjoy using, but I'm persevering with because I am seeing the benefits.
The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean 300 Series electric toothbrush is like no other electric toothbrush I have used before.
First, it charges in a charger glass that plugs in at the wall, which isn't very practical if you don't have power sockets in your bathroom. (Electricity and water don't tend to mix well).
It also comes with a USB charging cord. One end goes into the charging travel case and the other into the USB wall adaptor that plugs into the mains or into a personal computer. Yes, it's the first toothbrush I've seen that you can charge from your PC.
The Sonicare DiamondClean 300 Series, clean (two minutes), white (2 minutes), polish (one minute), gum care (three minutes) and sensitive (two minutes). I can't say I liked any of them as I have extremely sensitive teeth and gums.
You move the brush head slowly and gently across the teeth in a small back and forth motion so the longer bristles reach between the teeth. The quadpacer is an interval timer that beeps and briefly pauses to remind you to brush the four sections of your mouth.
The first time I used it I swore never again. It tickled so much that brushing was impossible and I had it out of my mouth in 20 seconds.
But I figured I had better try again, as no-one could design something so difficult to use. I'm pleased to say the tickles diminished as my mouth got used to the brush. But every now and then I have to have a break and return to my trusty old toothbrush.
It seems to be giving a better brush, but we'll see next time I go to the dentist.
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