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Brush Your Way to a Whiter, Healthier Smile

The Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean
The Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean
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Sure, most of us understand the basics of good oral hygiene. But the beginning of a new decade is the perfect time to re-evaluate old habits and upgrade dated routines. 

The mouth is full of various bacteria, both beneficial and harmful, which can multiply without proper care. Cleaning your teeth properly removes plaque and bacteria, and failing to do so can lead to an over-abundance of bad bacteria. This can lead to oral diseases which in turn makes you more susceptible to other serious health issues. Many people are surprised to hear that heart disease, stroke, and diabetes have all been linked to oral health.1,2 

To ensure you’re getting the best out of your oral health care routine, try making small adjustments like upgrading from a manual toothbrush to a rechargeable one, such as the Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean. It’s clinically proven to be more effective than a regular toothbrush, using sonic technology to deliver a sweeping motion and create microbubbles that reach deep between teeth for an exceptionally clean feeling. The ProtectiveClean also has built-in pressure sensors, so you can be confident you’re brushing gently and brushing well. For whiter teeth and a healthier mouth, try Philips Sonicare.


1. Dietrich T, Garcia RI. Associations between periodontal disease and systemic disease: Evaluating the strength of the evidence. J. Periodontol 2005;76:2175-2184.

2. Barnett ML. The oral-systemic disease connection. An update for the practicing dentist. J AM Dent Assoc 2006: 137 (suppl): 5S-6S

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