Dental care has always been very important in our family. Growing up, my parents wanted to take full advantage of our dental benefits as I believe in Hong Kong, dental care was very expensive and certainly not a part of their regular health care benefits. My parents were adamant about sticking to our scheduled teeth cleanings and visiting the dentist became a bi-annual habit (I even ended up working at my dentist’s for years when I was in school!).
Though visiting the dentist for routine cleanings is a good start to great dental hygiene, there are certainly additional dental care steps you can take at home, in between visits.
For everyday teeth cleaning, I highly recommend an electric toothbrush. Can you believe, I was only introduced to an electric toothbrush this year in May, when my sister purchased a Philips Sonicare DiamondClean electric toothbrush for me. I absolutely LOVE it and Kyle has since swapped out his old one for this super innovative and sophisticated option.
The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean toothbrush has been proven to remove up to 7x more plaque than a manual toothbrush in hard-to-reach areas and whitens teeth in just one week. In addition, it also improves gum health in only two weeks and offers a range five cleaning modes (Clean, Polish, Gum Care, Sensitive, and Whiten) and dual charging options.
In terms of product features, the diamond-shaped bristles provides a greater surface area for exceptional cleaning and also as mentioned above, whiter teeth in just one week. The toothbrush handle is a light slim, ceramic handle which is both available in black-and-chrome and white-and-chrome design (I opted for the white, while Kyle picked the black). For you home design buffs out there, these toothbrushes will NOT mess with your washroom decor, say goodbye to tackle blue and white plastic!
This unit also comes equipped with an innovative glass charger and attractive charging station designed for home use. I am most impressed by this glass charger, you simply plug in the chrome base unit, place the glass on top, throw your toothbrush in, and off it goes. Charged to the maximum level and it will last three weeks between charges!
Being on the go – I am most keen on the portable travel carrying case which has a built in USB charging mechanism. It stores the toothbrush perfectly and super handy to throw into the suitcase. To charge the toothbrush, there is no need to remove the unit from its case. Leave the case closed, connect the case and your laptop via a USB cord and you’re good to go! It is truly the perfect travelling companion.
When it comes to at home dental care, I know many of you are interested in at home whitening solutions. There are many at home whitening kits that involve stripes which I honestly am not a big fan of. I find them extremely slippery and not so easy to apply. I much prefer the Philips Zoom DayWhite and NiteWhite take-home whitening system which comes in the form of a gel.
Product features include a healthy formula that delivers enamel protection, helps improve luster, and reduces sensitivity. The results time ranges from dramatic results fast to optimum results in two weeks. The Zoom DayWhite and NiteWhite kits are only available from dental offices, so please be sure to inquire with your dentist. You will also need dental trays for application – I cheated and used my night guard instead!
Father’s Day is coming right up, the Sonicare DiamondClean is an awesome gift option for dad! If you’re interested in purchasing, the toothbrush unit which comes in black, white, and PINK, it retails for $229.99 and is available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon, and Best Buy.