If you’re still using a manual toothbrush, stop.  You’re performing a disservice to not just your mouth, teeth and gum, but ostensibly to those that you lock lips with.  A manual toothbrush is like trying to buff a scratch out of your car just using the power of your hand – it just isn’t gonna happen.  So that in mind, we can only recommend using an electric toothbrush.  There are a myriad of options, but none probably compare in terms of tech and shear options to that of the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush.

According to Sonicare, the DiamondClean Toothbrush removes up to 100% more plaque than its manual counterpart, which might have something to do with its ability to deliver 31,000 brush strokes per minute.  Sonicare is also promising healthier gums in just two weeks time, and whiter teeth in one week. Those are reasons alone to pick up the DiamondClean Toothbrush.  But it also doesn’t hurt that the DiamondClean from Sonicare includes two brush heads, a portable charging case with a USB port (you could very well charge it off your computer), and an inductive charging glass that means you just have to drop it in to charge it.

We’ve had the DiamondClean for just over a week now, and suffice to say we’re impressed.  Unlike Oral-B’s electric toothbrushes, the base of the brush is sealed with a concave plate, making it easy to keep clean as well as prevent mildew build up.  There are five cleaning modes, which include: clean, white, polish, gum care, and sensitive.  Each mode speaks for itself, and most require two to two and half minutes of cleaning to be complete (a beep sounds every 30-seconds to let you know when to move).

The charging glass is a nice touch, and means that you’ve also got a clean receptacle to store the DiamondClean Toothbrush, you’ll just want to make sure you wash it out with water to avoid residual build up from your saliva.  And although it boasts a 3-week battery on a single charge, that so far hasn’t diminished in power in 7 days of use, Sonicare has included an overnight case that charges the DiamondClean toothbrush using inductive charging – hook it up to a Mophie portable battery pack and you can charge on the road.  So suffice to say, we’re impressed with Sonicare’s DiamondBrush Electric Toothbrush so far.  Expect a full review in the next few weeks.

If you can’t wait for the full scoop, it’s already on sale on Amazon for $190, a $30 discount over Bed Bath and Beyond’s price.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."