Not all toothbrushes are created equal, that is for sure. After all, how many of us actually bother that those everyday toothbrushes that we use have some sort of electrical capability, apart from its rotating head? Philips Sonicare has certainly upped the ante by a fair number of notches with its latest Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected toothbrush.
What makes this particular toothbrush extra special? For starters, this is the very first power toothbrush launched in the US that will boast of location sensors, allowing it to inform users should they have missed a spot while brushing, now how about that for being a nanny?
You will also be notified of other brushing concerns such as excessive pressure and scrubbing, all the while receiving real-time feedback in order to improve your brushing technique. As you will be able to gain a clear view of your brushing habits with the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected, no longer do you need to perform any kind of guesswork when it comes to cleaning those pearly whites of yours in order to obtain a customized, better oral care routine.
All of the above are made possible thanks to a unique Smart Sensor technology that tracks location, scrubbing and pressure, synchronizing all of the above data through Bluetooth via the free Philips Sonicare app. You end up with a personalized 3D Mouth Map on the app which will identify missed spots, while it guides you with proper brushing technique through real-time feedback in order to effectively reach more surfaces during each brushing session. There is also the Touch Up feature that prompts users to return to missed spots after you are done with your two-minute brushing cycle.
There will be three brushing modes at three levels of intensity, and the AdaptiveClean Brush Head gently tracks along the gumline for up to 10x better plaque removal compared to a manual toothbrush. Expect the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected to retail for $199 a pop, where it can be accompanied by a specialized UV sanitizer to clean brush heads for $219.