Produce Profile: Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected
Power toothbrush provides customized care
When patients are chairside, clinicians have a full view of their brushing habits. It is evident where patients have been missing areas, applying too much pressure, or using incorrect technique during brushing. Now, oral health professionals can recommend a brush that reveals everything. The new Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected gives patients a clear view of their brushing habits and helps transform their oral care routine. It works together with the Philips Sonicare app via Bluetooth® technology to provide realtime feedback and personalized coaching to make sure improved brushing habits last.
HIGH-TECH PATIENT EDUCATION
Smart Sensor Technology sends patients’ brushing data to the Philips Sonicare app via Bluetooth. While a location sensor shows patients where they’re brushing too little for better coverage, a pressure sensor tracks brushing pressure and gently pulsates the handle to tell patients when and where to use a softer touch. The scrubbing sensor helps patients adopt an optimized technique and achieve a deep yet gentle clean.
Based on brushing session data, a personalized Touch-Up feature shows missed spots and gives patients the opportunity to go back for another pass. A three-dimensional mouthmap provides post-brushing analysis and a summary of their coverage, pressure, and scrubbing results. The Focus Areas feature lets patients highlight areas on their mouth-map in need of extra care, so they’re reminded to tackle trouble spots each time they brush
Patients can customize their experience with a range of modes and intensity settings. They also have the freedom to walk away from the mirror and their phone as they brush, and still capture their brushing data. Data are stored in the app, empowering patients to monitor their performance over time, and even share progress updates during checkups. The app also notifies the brusher within 3 months when it’s time for a new brush head based on brushing time and pressure.
FlexCare Platinum Connected empowers patients to understand and improve their oral health—and gives them the encouragement they need to put oral health advice into action. It’s designed to perfect their brushing technique for a more complete clean in 21 days while delivering up to 10 times better plaque removal than a manual toothbrush. The company reports that it’s the best Sonicare brush for better habits. Learn more at philips.com/connected.
From Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. November 2016;14(10):59.