Once you go Sonicare, you never go back. That is because after brushing with Sonicare, brushing with a manual toothbrush just doesn’t give you the same satisfaction as with brushing with an electric toothbrush. I’m no stranger to Philips Sonicare line of electric toothbrushes, having used them for several years at different price points. Their latest is the Sonicare DiamondClean, the Cadillac of electric toothbrushes.
The DiamondClean is the ultimate cleaning machine for your mouth and is the top tier brush amongst the rest of the Philips Sonicare line of electric toothbrushes. There is no denying that the DiamondCare has a similar look and specs to the Flexcare. However, having used the Flexcare for 3 solid years before it recently died, there is no denying that this brush works and looks a whole lot better.
The DiamondClean feels absolutely wonderful to hold in your hands, like gentle porcelain that begs to be held and cradled. Whomever was in charge of designing this absolutely gorgeous toothbrush certainly deserves an ‘A’ for making toothbrushes sexy.
The DiamondCare has some unique features like a dual charging system that enables charging in a glass (yes, a real glass). It also comes with a smart portable USB travel case. glass. Lets circle back to the glass for a moment. The glass is a fully operational drinking tool and not some type of magic trick. Just place the glass on the charging base, and place the toothbrush in the glass, and the toothbrush inside the glass will charge. Don’t worry, you won’t get electrocuted if you use the glass to rinse your mouth. This is a unique design feature that I have never seen before and it is certainly very smart. Furthermore, the USB travel case means you’ll never have an excuse not to have fresh breath. You can even charge your toothbrush from your laptop’s USB port! So there is no worrying about bringing along an adapter to charge your tooth brush. That said, the travel case doesn’t offer any sort of ventilation, so be sure that your DiamondClean is dry before taking it on the road with you or you might end up with a stinky or slimy brushhead.
Besides for its 2 unique charging capabilities, the DiamondClean offers 5 different modes of cleaning: White, Clean, Sensitive, Polish, and Gum Care. The only feature it lacks compared the the FlexCare Plus is the Massage feature. The Smartimer and quadpacer makes sure you get the allotted time for a thorough brushing without missing one piece of enamel in your mouth. Furthermore, the DiamondClean feels great to hold and was surprisingly ergonomic. And not only does it make my mouth feel clean but it also looks great sitting on my sink.
While many would scoff at such a pricey toothbrush, the DiamondClean does a phenomenal job at what it does best – cleaning your teeth. My favorite mode is ‘white’ and in a few days I actually did notice that my teeth got whiter and felt like glass against my tongue. Would a cheaper Sonicare do just as good of a job? Sure it would, but all the extra bells and whistles certainly makes the DiamondClean much more attractive. You know what they say, go big or go home and when it comes to good teeth – and you shouldn’t go cheap on having pearly whites. The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean retails for $219.99 but is currently available for just $175 on Amazon.
The Good: Philips has brought sexy back to the toothbrush. Unique glass cup charging capabilities. USB charging case is super convenient. Solid product that performs when it comes to keeping your teeth and gums clean.
The Bad: You have to cycle through all the modes to get back to the one you want if you accidentally push the button just once. Could be a bit pricey for some compared to other models in the Sonicare line.