The electric toothbrush has been on my wish list for a long time. But there were always too many brands and models on the market for me to make an informed decision. The multitude of reviews were of little help, other than narrowing my consideration down to two brands: Oral-B and Philips Sonicare. Oral-B offers the first oscillating-rotating power toothbrush. But Philips Sonicare is the top brand for vibrating toothbrushes. Ultimately, I went with Philips Sonicare due to its attractive and futuristic looking appearance. Hopefully now I can provide a review that will help others like me in the future.
Philips Sonicare’s DiamondClean Smart 9500 is available in four colors: white, black, pink, grey. Compared to other models, DiamondClean Smart 9500 comes equipped with an impressive 5 modes: clean, white, deep clean, gum health and tongue care. The package comes with four different smart brush heads. Each of them pairs with the appropriate brushing mode. I love the sleek glass charger, which makes the whole setup a stylish addition to my bathroom. After a fully charge, I can use it for up to two weeks. The premium travel case stores my toothbrush hygienically when I have to go on the road.
The biggest concern that I had before switching from a manual toothbrush to an electric toothbrush was that the electric toothbrush might cause my gums to bleed. The pressure sensor feature dispelled my concern. When I brush too hard, the light ring on the end of the handle flashes, which reminds me to ease off the pressure. My gums used to bleed frequently. My dentist told me that I had to switch to an electric toothbrush so that all the plaque and stains can be removed. My gums stopped bleeding after I started to use the DiamondClean Smart 9500.
The Philips Sonicare App gives me personalized feedback and coaching. The toothbrush is Bluetooth-connected, and I even use the app to set goals. My dentist pointed out the trouble spots. The app is embedded with a 3D mouth map. I made a note on the map so that it reminds me to give them extra care every time I brush my teeth. My gum health improved significantly after just 2 weeks of using the DiamondClean Smart 9500.
In these 3 months, I have been very satisfied with this DiamondClean Smart 9500. (I also like that it is “smart” enough to tell me when I need to replace the brush head). The only thing I regret is that I didn’t buy this toothbrush earlier. Maybe this review will save you from making the same mistake.