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Suffice to say, we should all be taking better care of our teeth. It's estimated that up to 47 per cent of adults have some form of gum disease, a troubling statistic considering gum disease has been linked to cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis and even pneumonia.
However, hope is not lost. Studies have found that electric toothbrushes offer a more enhanced clean than manual toothbrushes, resulting in less plaque and bleeding.
For those looking to whip their oral health into shape, Amazon Canada's latest sale on Philips Sonicare toothbrushes is worth checking out. For a limited time, shoppers can save up to 36 per cent on top-rated toothbrush, power flosser, and brush replacement products, including the brand's cult-favourite 4100 Power Toothbrush. To check out highlights from the sale and learn why shoppers call the 4100 toothbrush one of the "best" on the market, scroll below.
Philips Sonicare sale highlights: Dental
Save 28%: Philips Sonicare 4100 Power Toothbrush
Save 36%: Philips Sonicare For Kids
Save $30: Philips Sonicare Power Flosser 5000
Save $20: Philips Sonicare Power Flosser 3000
Philips Sonicare sale highlights: Grooming
The Philips Sonicare 4100 Power Toothbrush removes up to five times more plaque than a manual toothbrush, leaving you with a superior, post-dentist clean.
The high-tech toothbrush has a pressure sensor and two intensity settings to protect sensitive gums from overbrushing. Its two-minute smart timer encourages a dentist-recommended brushing time and a brush head replacement reminder ensures your brush head is always at its most effective.
While the toothbrush boasts a battery life of up to two weeks, it's important to note the device does not come with a wall power adaptor. To charge the no.1 best-selling toothbrush, users will need a USB charger outlet or be comfortable charging their toothbrush with a USB-compatible device, like a laptop or USB port.
What people are saying
The 4100 Power Toothbrush has racked up more than 8,900 reviews from shoppers and an average rating of 4.5 stars.
It's the "best simple toothbrush," according to one reviewer. "Why does anyone need Bluetooth" on a toothbrush, they ask. The 4100 series has "all you need:" a "fast, powerful motor, two speeds and great brush heads."
'Fresh from the dentist feel'
Another user, whose dentist recommended the 4100 Power Toothbrush, calls it "excellent." It "really makes my teeth feel clean" and keeps the "'fresh from the dentist' feel much longer" than a regular manual toothbrush, they write.
"My dental hygienist recommended it," says a third shopper. The user, who describes it as "simple and easy," writes it's "everything [they] need" in a toothbrush — "nothing too fussy or high tech."
'My dentist hygienist recommended it'
While the toothbrush has earned praise from nearly 6,700 five-star reviewers, several shoppers complain about the lack of a power adaptor.
One user, who says they are "annoyed" by the USB charger, writes it "makes no sense" for an electric toothbrush not to have a power adaptor. It "makes sense for other electronics," they write, but "not something" that is "typically charged in a bathroom."
If you're in the market for a new electric toothbrush or are considering switching from a manual, the Philips Sonicare 4100 Power Toothbrush might be for you. The dentist-approved design removes fives times more plaque than a manual toothbrush and helps users refrain from over-brushing. However, some shoppers take issue with its USB charger, something to keep in mind when placing your order.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.