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    This Philips Sonicare Toothbrush Gave Me The Cleanest Teeth Ever, And I’m Never Going Back

    I won't ever use a manual toothbrush again.

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    If I'm being honest, I'm sick to death of looking at the same ol' stuff, and there's tons of things that just aren't working for me anymore.

    So why not take this as an opportunity to ditch the old — starting with your toothbrush (trust me, it's time). Allow me to introduce the Philips Sonicare Expertclean electric toothbrush.

    Victoria holding up the toothbrush still in the box
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    I'm smiling because it's on sale right now for $179.95 (the regular price is $229.99😮).

    TBH, where do I even start with this thing? It's lighter than other electric toothbrushes I've tried, and is equipped with so many features, I get that just-left-the-dentist feeling EVERY👏SINGLE👏TIME👏 I use it.

    A close up of the entire toothbrush with all its options lit up
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    Now, I know what you're thinking. Can it really be that good? Do you really NEED all these modes and settings?

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    The answer is a resounding YES, and here's why:

    Firstly, it's equipped with a handy pressure sensor that'll let you know when you're brushing too hard. Why is this important? Because gums, like our coastlines, erode over time and brushing too hard can speed up the process.

    A close up of a graphic of the pressure sensor in action
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    Going ham on brushing can also make them more sensitive over time — which means you'll have to say goodbye to awesome things like frosty drinks, ice cream, and lemonade. So take it easy on those gnashers!

    Already have sensitive teeth? No worries! With three brushing intensity settings to choose from, you'll be able to get all the gunk from between your fangs, without aggravating your mouth in the process.


    What if I told you that the Philips Sonicare toothbrush has four different cleaning settings, so it's pretty much like getting four brushes in one?

    A close up of the four cleaning modes that say clean, white plus, gum health, deep clean plus
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    I've been using the whitening function (I'm a coffee addict, sue me), but I know I'm gonna cycle through these modes like Lance Armstrong.

    Depending on the setting, the brush vibrates at different intervals to let you know when it's time to move onto another section of your mouth. Now no matter how groggy you are, every tooth will still get treated to major TLC.


    Don't tell me you're not guilty of lazy brushing when you're tired.

    Guess what? We're still not done.

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    The brand has a pretty wide selection of brush heads that are designed for all kinds of dental concerns. My partner and I got the ones geared at gum health, which are slimmer and have soft silicone edges that won't irritate your mouth.

    A person swapping out the brush head with three others on a counter
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    I've still got all my wisdom teeth, so I love that the smaller brushes can squeeze behind them and keep them healthy, happy, and free of gingivitis. There are also ones for plaque control and whitening, or you can just go with a variety pack if you're not sure what you need just yet.

    Speaking of which, the Philips Sonicare brush will even tell you when it's time to replace the head, so you have one less thing to worry about.

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    They pop off easily and click into place — no Hulk-like strength required.

    This magical little tool also comes with a USB-rechargeable case that'll help you stay powered up on the go.

    The toothbrush and two replacement heads inside the portable charging case
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    Not that you'd need it — this toothbrush has a remarkably long battery life and can last up to two weeks on a single charge. The case also has space for two heads, meaning you and your partner could bring just one toothbrush and simply replace the heads (y'know, to cut down on baggage).

    If you're the kind of person who takes dental health seriously, you'll also love that it has a companion app to help you make the most of your new toothbrush. It'll not only track your progress, but also show you where you might need a lil' improvement (like gentler or more frequent brushing).

    A person using the app while holding the toothbrush
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    It'll be like having a personal dentist on call.

    But you don't have to just take my word for it. Reviewers say it leaves their chompers looking and feeling like they just got a professional cleaning, which is a huge win IMO.

    A close up of the tiny bubbles created by the brush head
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    It vibrates 62,000 times a minute, creating teeny-tiny bubbles that'll squeeze between your teeth and dislodge stains and plaque like nobody's business.

    So, let's recap: Long battery life, slim and comfy brush heads, personalized settings, replacement reminders, progress tracking *takes deep breath* AND (probably most importantly) it feels frickin' great on your teeth.

    Victoria smiling into the camera and showing off her clean teeth
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    Me, grinning because the micro-vibrations are way more enjoyable than the jackhammering of other electric toothbrushes.

    And now for the best part: The Philips Sonicare Expertclean electric toothbrush is on sale right now for $179.95, instead of the usual $229.99. So if you're thinking of upgrading your dental routine, now's the time!


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