What is a sound toothbrush: test Philips Sonicare DiamondClean

When we choose a toothbrush, we look not only on the function, but also for the price. It is clear that in the first approximation we choose between the brushes of the usual and electric, and here – by experience I will say – you do not need to save. Electric brush is better and without exception. Even the most simple. Perhaps the only application of a conventional brush in the modern world is a hiking when you need to save place, consider the mass of baggage and do not depend on electricity. If we choose a brush for everyday use in the apartment, no dilemma there is no: electric – and point.

But in a number of electric toothbrips, too, there are varieties, and here not all understand. So before the test drive, we draw a small library.

Problem of choice

If you read an advertisement, it turns out that everything without exception is "approved by dentists", "delete dental raids better than others," and so on. In general, the buyer put in a dead end, because ads everyone is the same, and the brush themselves look like.

In fact, everything is very simple. Electric toothbrushs are exactly three species, no more and no less. These kinds of action are distinguished and each has its advantages and its drawbacks. It is worth choosing, based on your needs, and not focusing on the price, the more pricing variation can be a few full costs of the brush!

So three varieties:

What does this mean?

Normal electric brush Removes toothpicks by banal friction bristles about dental enamel and guy. Her head is driven directly by the electric motor through a mechanical connection and can make various movements – most often it is rotation, but more advanced models move backwards, to the parties. If the type of movement is one (rotation), then it is 1D-brush, that is, the most fiscal option. If the types are somewhat (rotation + reciprocating movement), then this is a 2D brush. Finally, if the pulsation is also superimposed on these two types, it is a 3D brush. Rotation frequency is usually limited to engine power and reaches 7600 rpm.

Sound electric brush – This is a much more advanced option. In such brushes, the engine drives a high frequency generator that produces high frequency sound waves and causes bristle vibration. Vibration frequency is usually from 20,000 to 40,000 Hz. In fact, in one minute, such a brush makes more movements than you do in a few weeks (!) use by the usual hand tool. The teeth are cleaned comprehensively – both by contacting the bristles with enamel, and due to the effects of high-frequency oscillations on the dental taxion (it is destroyed). If the sound technology is combined with physical rotation or translational movement of the head, then this is also sometimes called a 3D brush, although, to be honest, such a layering does not make sense, it’s just a marketing stroke. The sound brush itself is much more efficient than usual and does not require additional technical bells.

Finally, Ultrasonic brush It produces ultrasonic waves of ultra-high frequency, transmitted as in a sound brush, bristles. The wave generator serves a piezoceramic plate emitting a wave of the frequency of about 1.7 MHz, and the bristles make from 80 to 100 million oscillations per minute. Ultrasound does not just move the tip, but by itself actively affects the taxes, microbes and the surrounding reality. Schedules remain only "reissued" trash. But with all the benefits of ultrasound brushes, leading manufacturers do not hurry to start their production. This is connected with a number of shortcomings. In particular, ultrasound brushes do not need to use people who have several seals, artificial teeth, bridges, and so on. Everything that is not directly dental enamel may suffer from ultrasound.

From our editorial point of view the optimal choice is the sound brush. It is more efficient (albeit more expensive) usual and safer (and, by the way, reliable) ultrasound. That is why we took the most serious sound model for the test, which now is in the market now – Philips Sonicare DiamondClean. And tried her in business.

Diamond cleaning

Philips – one of the world’s leading manufacturers of electric dental brushes. Gamma has a large, there are also budget models, and really expensive brushes, for every taste. But at the same time I did not have the feeling that the company takes money "for the brand", as the manufacturers of elite techniques like Vertu, which uses Samsung filling, puts on her a diamond chassis and sells at a helicopter. No, Philips pricing is based on technologies: the more they are condensed in the model of a brush or any other gadget, the more expensive. Philips Sonicare Diamondclean is the flagship line, above the level of only Diamondclean Smart with sensors recognizing the type of nozzle and an application that gives personal recommendations for cleaning the teeth.

Here and the main question arises: is it worth overpaying? Is it not better to take a brush with similar seemingly indicators, but two times cheaper? I always stood this question when I bought electric brushes, and I did it at least three times. And I always won the trees: I took the usual mechanical model with a rotating head and did not worry. One way or another she was more effective than a hand brush, so why complicate? In general, before DiamondClean I never tried a sound brush. It can be said that this article – the chronicle of the debut.

The most interesting thing is in the model, these are modes. There are only five of them: Clean (Cleaning), Gum Care (Caring for Desna), Polish (Polishing), Sensitive (Delicate Cleaning) and White (Lightening). They differ in the frequency and rhythm of vibrations – the difference is not only perfectly felt when cleaning, but even heard.

Yes, there is another difference that I did not mind immediately: different timers are laid in different modes in the brush. No, of course, the brush does not turn off by the expiration of a given time, but signals that you can stop cleaning, plus "divides" this period by four equal gaps, indicating the cleaning of each of the quarters of the jaw. For example, on standard Clean mode, these are four segments for 30 seconds (only 2 minutes), and on POLISH mode four sections for 15 seconds, that is, 1 minute.

Cleaning – the most "normal" mode, you will use it in 90% of cases: the bristles are simply vibrating, nothing special. Caring for ads, polishing and clarification are modes intended for specific tasks designated in the names. They differ, as I said, noticeably, but logically and from a medical point of view I can not explain why in one or another mode or another vibration. It remains only to believe physicians engaged in research in Philips. I, accustomed to a conventional mechanical brush, tritely cleaned my teeth on the main mode.

the effect? Which one. When I bought a regular electric brush for many years ago, then its effect compared to the manual was amazing, the teeth seemed perfectly smooth and perfect. Exactly the same feeling occurs when comparing sound and conventional electric boards. It seems that the oral cavity has never come to a state of such sterility. And regardless of the regime. I compared the usual mode and sensitive – yes, the frequency is different, the intensity during delicate cleaning is smaller, but the effect and sensation are exactly the same. I believe that this is due to elementary physics: for high-quality cleaning of the teeth of 31,000 vibrations per minute (the maximum frequency of DIAMONDCLEAN) is redundant, enough and twice the smaller, so at different frequencies, the brush actually cleans the same well. Just with a smaller number of oscillations care really becomes more careful.

And in fact, to some definite moment, the growth of intensity leads everything to the best cleaning, but then this pattern stops: no matter how you will increase, you will not do cleaner, because everything is more deleted. So do not buy for "millions of vibrations". It simply has no global meaning.

And yes, two words about the convenience of operation. They are relatively typical: pleasant to the touch handle, quite a thin head, without problems getting to the rear surfaces of the teeth of wisdom (funny, but I found that I have them, at the age of 30, before I never recalculated how many teeth I never ), in general, quite a classic layout. Convenient, no questions.

"File" and functions

What is a sound toothbrush Testing Philips Sonicare DiamondClean

From the point of view of the control of the brush – a very simple device. It has only one button on it. First Pressing – Enable, Follow-up – Switching between modes, Last – Disable. If you use one mode for a long time, then when you click the brush, it turns off, and does not jump on a new.

There is still a rather strange "addictive" mode Easy-Start, including long pressing the button. If it is activated, the first 14 cleaning (that is, conventionally speaking, 2 weeks) The brush will gradually increase the intensity of the vibration so that you are unusual, not shock. To be honest, "Fich" is useless, I’m used to the first minute of cleaning, no problems. Although feelings – yes, new. But no more new than the first in life riding in our slides or jump with tarzan. You can do without addiction.

A few words about charging. Usually, the toothbrush simply becomes the base connected to the outlet, and the more budget models are all and arranged. Sonicare DiamondClean has a more complex structure. Chargers have it. two. The first is the base to which a glass glass becomes. To charge the brush you need to put this cup. In general, the classic solution for the bathroom (although a glass, in my opinion, is low, I would have done high and narrow). The second is a camping case connected via MiniUSB to a socket or, say, computer, convenient travel. On one charging on the developer’s application, the device works for about three weeks, but I tested the gadget only four days, so I can’t answer for it.

However, the cover is the only component to which I did not have anything to claim, but rather questions. In the case there are three deepening – under the brush and under two shift heads. To fold the brush into the case, you need to remove the head with it. But at the same time, the deposits provide for "laying" heads without plastic protective caps, and it is strange. When the brush is in the bathroom, the cap is put on precisely so that the dust does not fall into the bristles or so that it does not contaminate in a different way, even falling on the floor. In travels, this factor is even more important than in your own bathroom. At the same time, it is possible to put a "naked" head on the cover for the brush, and the caps, if you want to take them, will have to leave somewhere separately. Weird.

The second question is that constantly removing and putting on the head reduces the service life of the brush, whatever high quality and steep it. Therefore, I would, designing a case, still invented the way to pack the brush there, without removing the head.

Let’s summarize

Register them in the form of a small FAQ.

Is it worth buying a sound toothbrush? Yes, definitely stands. She wins manual, and in ordinary electric, and ultrasonic competitors.

Is it worth sending PHILIPS? From my point of view, it is necessary to consider brushes of large companies known for their developments in the medical and hygienic industry. Such companies are only a few, Philips – including. Just do not buy nunny, and choosing one or another brand is extremely your decision.

How much is Sonicare DiamondClean and is it not better to take the brush of the younger line? It costs it quite expensive, from 12 to 16 thousand rubles, it is one of the most non-budget proposals in the market. But I repeat: first, Philips have only lines of dental brushes – 14 pieces in all price categories, and all models are based on the same principle of work, differing only in additional modes and "beams". So if you liked what I wrote in this review, you can simply choose the Philips model cheaper. If you want to use five modes, polish your teeth and process yourself, take DIAMONDCLEAN – with its set of functions it is on flagship positions.

According to the test, I will say this: I would buy Philips (because the brush is excellent), but the younger model, say, from the HealthWhite line, because the two modes would have been enough for me, and the cost is two times less. DiamondClean is a model for demanding people who are very careful about their oral cavity, and not clean "nominally" because they are so accustomed since childhood. And it is right. We quote the classics, paying special attention to the third line:

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