Taking care of our teeth is one aspect of hygiene that cannot be overemphasized, and is why we are taught dental hygiene at a tender age. One part of dental hygiene that cannot be trifled with is brushing the teeth and the type of toothbrush to use.
There are different types of toothbrushes out there, but for the purpose of this post, we will talk about high-end electric toothbrushes, with a detailed comparison between these smart toothbrushes- the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean 9300, 9500, and 9700.
The design and appearance of the DiamondClean smart series do not depart from the normal design which we have seen with the early DiamondClean toothbrushes. However, there are elements which have been added to the smart series. The original DiamondClean toothbrushes were famous for its one button which served as the power button. However, with the smart series, the toothbrushes takes on a more sophisticated look by the inclusion of not one, but two buttons which make it fundamentally different.
The two buttons are obviously not for fancy as one of those buttons continues to serve as the power button. However, the function of the second button is quite different. This button is used to manage the intensity when the toothbrush is in use. Furthermore, there are a bunch of LEDs signals just beneath the two functional buttons which represents the modes of cleaning which are available to its user
- 1 Key Features of the Products
- 2 The Major Differences
- 3 ADVANTAGES OF USING THE DIAMONDCLEAN SERIES
- 4 DISADVANTAGES OF USING THE DIAMONDCLEAN SERIES
- 5 Conclusions
Key Features of the Products
Customers who use either of both brushes do not have to worry about applying much pressure while brushing, as the toothbrushes were created with a smart pressure sensor that ensures that the right amount of pressure is applied, to avoid damages to the enamel and gums. The pressure sensor comes with an indicator that comes on when it senses there is unwanted pressure to the teeth and gums. It signals to you that the pressure is too much through a light ring which is located at the edge of the toothbrush handle. So you should watch out for the flashes from this smart ring while you are brushing.
The Philips Sonicare comes with 31000 brush bristles, and each stroke of the toothbrush was created such that two movements are expected, hence, when brushing your teeth, 62000 movements are made per minute, and that is based on the scientific researches carried out to determine the most efficient ways for plaque removal.
The bristles are arranged with the center bristles shorter than the rest of the bristles, and in such a way that plaque can be effectively removed from the top of the teeth’s surface. The longer bristles located at the front and back of the head are designed to be able to tackle plaque that may be found on the gum line.
The brush head comes in three new variants:
- The Adaptive brush head to facilitate deep and comprehensive cleaning
- The DiamondClean was created to handle regular cleaning
- Intercare brush heads to be used for teeth that may exhibit traits of sensitivity
The Adaptive brush head has the ability to effectively perform four times better than other toothbrush heads in the market. However, regardless of your choice in brush heads, all brushing nodes function the same.
With the quad-pacer, the toothbrushes notify you when to make movements around your teeth in four directions: Up, Down, Inside, and Outside. Hence, the quad-pacer ensures each tooth is evenly brushed, without leaving any part unattended to. The quad-pacer is equipped with a buzzer that notifies you at 30 seconds intervals, to let you know when to move to the next quadrant of your teeth.
Dentist recommendations are a good way to maintain healthy teeth, and according to the dentist, it is recommended that you spend nothing less than 2 minutes when brushing. The toothbrushes come with a 2-minute smart timer, as recommended by the dentist. So now, you can really go through with the dental health plan while using the Smart Timer. It is also required of you to ensure that while brushing, you assign 30 seconds to each of the mouth’s quadrant.
The toothbrushes come with different cleaning modes to ensure the proper care is given to your mouth. There are 5 cleaning modes:
- Deep Clean+
- Gum Health
However, not all the toothbrushes have the same modes. For example, the 9300 series only has 4 modes but maintains the 3 types of intensities while the other two series keeps the 5 modes of cleaning and 3 intensity levels
Advanced Position Detection technology allows you to know the position of the toothbrush in your mouth, and change it accordingly, without missing the technique, hence, ensuring that the teeth are brushed properly. Feedbacks are very important, as they help you adjust your brushing habits where it needs to be adjusted. The two toothbrushes via the Bluetooth connectivity feature and smartphone app, are able to offer practical feedbacks in real-time. With real-time feedback, you are able to go through your techniques and brushing habits, and thus make amends where it is necessary.
Smart apps are a technological implementation that allows people to interact with electric gadgets from other devices via sensors. It is important to note that the smart app makes its first appearance ever in the DiamondClean series. This is a major and yet good chance of the Sonicare brand of toothbrushes. The smart app is a marvelous piece of technology and is a way for the toothbrushes to interact with your smartphone and thus effect some changes to the toothbrushes’ settings, and help you maximize the potentials of the toothbrush. Regularly, the Philips Sonicare Smart app gets updates, to ensure users are abreast of the fixes or new features.
When you purchase any of the Philips DiamondClean range of smart toothbrushes, you are required to plug them in for 24 hours to get full charge, after which they can be used for 2 weeks on battery, and when the battery starts getting depleted, an amber indicator comes on to warn you, and you can use the toothbrush up to 12 times after the amber light indicator comes on.
The regular toothbrush is limited in its ability to remove plaque, the Philips DiamondClean range of smart toothbrushes is ten times better than the regular toothbrush when dealing with plaque removal. Plaque is bad for your teeth and mouth, this is why it is necessary to pay attention to your teeth.
The Major Differences
Number of Brush Heads
The number of brush heads varies with the three different toothbrushes:
Philips Sonicare 9300- Three brush heads
Philips Sonicare 9500- Four brush heads
Philips Sonicare 9700- Eight brush heads
All the toothbrushes are all featured in six unique colors. They include blue, Pink, White, Grey, Rose Gold, and Lunar Blue
The Philips Sonicare 9300 comes with a premium travel case that lacks a USB port, while the Philips Sonicare 9500 and 9700 comes with a travel charger that has a USB charging feature suitable for charging your toothbrush and smartphone simultaneously. So with the travel case, you do not have to go someplace else to charge your smartphone, as you can charge with the travel case, while also charging the toothbrush at the same time.
Features Peculiar to the Sonicare DiamondClean Smart 9700
More brush heads: this toothbrush has the most brush heads among the three with 3 brush heads especially for plaque removal to maximize the brushing experience. You can also expect to have 2 brush heads each belong to the category of white brush and gum care.
Features Peculiar to the Sonicare DiamondClean Smart 9300
Less Brush Heads ＆ only have 4 modes: While the other brushes come with more brush heads, the 9300 has the same basic features as the others but comes with only 3 brush heads and in 3 colors.
ADVANTAGES OF USING THE DIAMONDCLEAN SERIES
- You have options to choose from given the fact that you have been given five cleaning modes and 3 intensity levels to choose from.
- Each of these toothbrushes would know exactly the status of their battery due to the warning signal inbuilt into the toothbrushes which alert its users when the battery is running low.
- You can expect elite travel cases whenever you use any of the brushes
- Their glass chargers give the toothbrushes a fresher look
DISADVANTAGES OF USING THE DIAMONDCLEAN SERIES
- COSTLY: all good things come at a price and these toothbrushes are not any different. Having the latest technological advancement will cost you some money. So if you want to purchase the toothbrushes, be prepared to break your tight budget
- You would find it harder to fit any extra brush heads into the charging case due to its small size
- Too many features mean that the battery life is shorter. Therefore, while you might enjoy better battery life with the original DiamondClean toothbrushes with their battery lasting up to 3 weeks, you can only expect about 2 weeks maximum battery life
While Philips DiamondClean range of smart toothbrushes are all good, there are some advantages the smart 9700 has over the smart 9500 and smart 9300, and from the comparison, these minor advantages do not, however, disrupt the functionality of the toothbrushes, and can serve as a pointer for you, if you intend to change/upgrade your smart toothbrush.