Philips Sonicare HX9172/10 FlexCare Platinum Rechargeable Toothbrush with UV Sanitizer
The Philips Sonicare Flexcare Platinum Rechargeable Toothbrush is a highly advanced electric toothbrush that’s proven to clean your teeth up to 100% better than manual brushing. It features powerful sonic technology to drive out plaque and fight gum disease – and unique among electric toothbrushes, a germ-killing UV sanitiser. Keep reading our review to learn about the important features the Sonicare Flexcare Platinum has to offer.
Key Platinum Features
- Recommended brand of power toothbrushes by dental professionals. Proven to give you whiter teeth in just two weeks
- Two minute Quadpacer interval timer encourages thorough brushing. Lasts up to 10 days on a single full charge
- Sonicare dynamic action effectively reaches deep between teeth and along the gum line
- Three bushing modes and three cleaning intensity settings allow for nine customisable brushing modes
- The integrated UV sanitiser removes up to 99% of bacteria on your toothbrush
Sonicare FlexCare Platinum with UV Sanitizer Fully Reviewed
Recommended by Professionals – Trusted by Consumers
Philips Sonicare is a world leader in oral health – no wonder that dental professionals consistently recommend the brand to their patients. That professional recommendation is backed by 140 publications and abstracts from clinical and laboratory studies which were conducted at over 40 global universities and research institutes. 22 million people around the world happily use Sonicare toothbrushes.
Clinically Proven Cleaning Action for Whiter Teeth
Regularly brushing with the Philips Sonicare Flexcare Platinum toothbrush removes up to 100% more plaque than ordinary, manual toothbrushes, even from hard to reach areas where tooth-damaging bacteria hide and proliferate. Patented Philips sonic technology forces fluid far between teeth and along the gum-line, for an effective, yet safe cleaning, breaking up plaque, rooting out bacteria and helping to prevent periodontal (gum) disease – a common but potentially serious condition which, left unchecked, can even lead to tooth loss. Oral health is improved in as little as two weeks.
Using the FlexCare Platinum toothbrush helps teeth become visibly whiter – by up to 2 shades – in less than a month, by removing stubborn stains caused by tea, tobacco, red wine and coffee.
UV Sanitising Technology Keeps your Toothbrush Bacteria-Free
This electric toothbrush features an integrated ultraviolet (UV) sanitiser that removes up to 99% of potentially harmful bacteria which can reside on your toothbrush. This UV sanitisation technology is similar to that which is used in hospitals, just on a smaller, countertop-sized scale. Two brush heads can be cleaned simultaneously in only 10 minutes, and the sanitising unit can also store the brush until it’s next used.
Timers help you ease into Brushing, Ensure a Thorough Cleaning
Dentists recommend brushing your teeth for a full 2 minutes to remove plaque and bacteria. The FlexCare Platinum toothbrush utilizes an automatic 2-minute timer that tracks how long you’ve brushed. After the recommended time, the brush powers off. To ensure you’re brushing every part of your mouth evenly, the integrated Quadpace interval timer signals you every 30 seconds to move to a different quadrant (area) of your mouth, resulting in more consistent cleaning.
The sensation of an electric toothbrush can take some getting used to, especially after years of manual brushing. That’s why the easy-start feature very gradually increases the toothbrush’s power over two weeks to introduce you to the different sensations of sonic cleaning technology.
For many of us, manual brushes taught us one thing: excessive brushing. The danger of brushing too much, too hard, is the risk of gum damage. To help ensure that you don’t apply excess pressure, the Sonicare FlexCare Platinum toothbrush utilizes pressure-sensing technology that causes the handle to vibrate gently if you’re pushing too hard, preventing damage and teaching correct brushing technique. There’s no need to worry about your dental work either – Philips Sonicare brushes are safe to use on braces, dental restorations such as fillings, crowns and veneers and periodontal pockets.
Multiple Power Levels
You can choose from the intensity setting that best suits your needs – Low, Medium or High – and change at any time. And the long battery life – up to 3 weeks of regular use on a single charge – keeps the toothbrush going for long stretches of time.
In addition to the intensity settings, you can select any one of three brushing modes to further customize your brushing experience, or as per the advice of your dental professional.
1. Clean mode is the standard mode for cleaning your whole mouth.
2. White mode removes surface stains, making teeth visibly whiter.
3. Gum Care mode gently stimulates and massages gums, for a fresh, rejuvenating feeling that also promotes healthy gum growth.
Unique Brush Heads for Superior Results
The included InterCare brush head has specially configured bristles which are proven to remove up to six times the plaque from between teeth and improve gum health in only 2 weeks. The brush heads are available in two sizes – Standard, for focused cleaning anywhere it’s needed in the mouth, and Mini, for patients with orthodontic work, or small mouths which make regular-sized brush heads uncomfortable.
The brush head bristles gradually fade, giving you a visual reminder of when to replace them.
Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum with UV Sanitizer Conclusion
This is another excellent brush in the Philips Sonicare line. It’s feature-rich and includes a unique UV-filter, but remains straightforward and easy to use. It has enough modes to be versatile, not so many as to be excessive; it’s rechargeable with a long-lasting battery; great looking; and highly effective. It’s more expensive than the Philips Sonicare Easyclean but the extra price carries a higher quality product with a lot more features and extras. We’re happy to offer it and think you’ll love it, too.