Philips unveils electric toothbrush for kidsPhilips Sonicare for Kids toothbrush launched

21 July 2009

Philips Sonicare for Kids toothbrush

Philips has launched its first electric toothbrush for children - the Philips Sonicare For Kids.

The Philips Sonicare For Kids electric toothbrush has two power modes – a low mode for children aged four to six years and a high mode for those aged seven and over. Both modes promise gentler brushing than Philips' adult Sonicare electric toothbrushes. 

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Children’s electric toothbrushes

Philips says that its testing found the Sonicare For Kids removed up to 75% more plaque in hard-to-reach areas than a children’s manual toothbrush. 

The Sonicare for Kids electric toothbrush has two handle grips - one so a parent can hold the brush and a second designed for when the child can hold the toothbrush on their own.

It also has a KidTimer function designed to help children brush for the recommended two minutes. KidTimer gradually increases the brushing time from one minute over 90 days to help children get used to the brushing time. The idea is that they won't notice they are spending longer brushing. 

There are also musical tones to indicate when it’s time to move to another section of the mouth - with the aim of encouraging a full-mouth clean.

Electric toothbrush features

Brush heads are available in two sizes to fit the mouths of children aged four to ten. Interchangeable front panels are also available so kids can customise the look of their electric toothbrush.

The Philips Sonicare for Kids is available now priced around £70 at Boots and Argos. The pack includes one handle and two brush heads. Replacement brush heads cost £16 for two. 

For more information, visit Philips' Sonicare website.

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