Choosing the right toothbrush


Plaque isn’t just leftover food stuck between your teeth. It’s actually made up of bacteria (1000 different species, to be exact) that live in your mouth. That’s why it’s important to choose the right toothbrush to remove it.


How do I prevent plaque?


If caught early, all it takes to prevent plaque is brushing twice daily, for two minutes each time, and flossing once a day. A low-sugar, low-starch diet can also help to minimise bacterial growth.


How do I treat plaque?


Left untreated, plaque can grow and harden into tartar, which is hard to remove. It can also lead to gingivitis, or gum disease. Brushing more frequently, and for longer each day can remove plaque if caught within 48 hours.

Philips Sonicare

How can Philips Sonicare help?


Philips Sonicare is purpose-designed to beat plaque. In fact, it removes up to 7x more plaque than a manual toothbrush. It makes 31,000 brush strokes per minute, meaning that you get much, much more efficiency out of your brushing session than you would with a manual toothbrush.

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