Oral disease affects 3.9 billion people worldwide, impacting almost half the world’s population. One thing all parents wish to leave for our kids is a set of strong, healthy teeth to accompany them for the rest of their life. This cannot be done unless they cultivate good oral habits from young. However, this is easier said then done.
While we can train (and nag) our kids day and night to brush their teeth, having them brush their teeth properly and willingly is a different thing altogether. Parents would concur it’s in fact often an uphill battle! We’ve heard horror stories of how even kids as young as 2-year olds had to undergo root canal surgeries. Even for our 9-year old daughter, we’ve recently discovered that she’s been lazy and not been brushing her teeth conscientiously.
This is where the Philips Sonicare For Kids Sonic electric toothbrush (HX6321/03) saves the day and can help us win the fight against oral disease.
The Philips Sonicare For Kids Sonic electric toothbrush (HX6321/03) is a Bluetooth-enabled interactive toothbrush that helps kids visualize their brushing so that they learn proper teeth-brushing techniques in a fun and educational way.
How, you may ask?
- Personal brushing coach in interactive app
The Philips Sonicare For Kids Sonic electric toothbrush comes with an ingenious coaching app that gets kids excited about brushing. The app synchs with the sonic toothbrush to help kids learn about oral care through play. Each session starts with clear visual instructions about correct brushing techniques and the app’s progress monitor tracks the total performance. The brushing ‘coach’ then challenges them to brush for longer and better. Kids learn while having fun, and parents get to see how well kids are doing in between dental check ups. The app shows proper brushing techniques and track performance so kids can see how well they brush, and earn exciting rewards for a job well done. It’s really quite cool!
Watch a short demo video here:
2. Exciting rewards for successful brushing sessions
The app’s central character is the lovable ‘Sparkly’, who really likes to have clean teeth. Each time our kids brush well, Sparkly gets happier and each successful brushing session will be rewarded. Kids can unlock accessories to personalize their Sparkly, or they can win food for Sparkly, who likes to eat healthy. This app is a hit with even with our 3 year old. Buddy was motivated to brush longer and better so that he can redeem a reward for Sparkly. Dana decided to rename her Sparkly as ‘Fluffy’ to differentiate from her brother’s. Kids really look forward to using the app and indirectly look forward to brushing their teeth.
3. KidTimer and KidPacer musical encouragement
When using the app, kids will be asked to mimic the app’s brushing coach to carefully brush each section of its mouth. The KidPacer is a 30 seconds interval timer with fun sounds to let our kids know when to move to the next quadrant of their mouth. The KidsTimer encourages kids to brush longer, and when they do so, they’ll be rewarded by their Sparkly, who’s happy with its really clean teeth. The aim is that gradually, kids will develop the habit of brushing for at least two minutes, as recommended by dentists. This is good training for a lifetime of good oral hygiene.
4. Quadpacer allows tracking of brushing time and techniques
The app’s Quadpacer tracks brushing sessions in real time. It recognizes when a brushing session starts, pauses and is completed. Thanks to an integrated memory and time stamp on the toothbrush handle, parents can save the details of up to 20 brushing sessions when we’re not using the app. Next time, we use the app, the details of those sessions are synced to the app’s calendar so our kids can easily see how far they’ve progressed and if they’ve missed brushing their teeth on any day.
5. Dynamic cleaning action
As kids learn to brush, the unique dynamic action of the toothbrush gently and effectively reaches deep between teeth and along the gum line. With over 500 strokes per second, sonic cleaning power compensates for children’s developing (i.e. not-so-effective) techniques at brushing. This technology makes the Philips Sonicare For Kids Sonic electric toothbrush up to 75% more effective than manual toothbrushes, resulting in less dental problems.
6. Fun interchangeable stickers
This was a biggie for us. Fun handle stickers let kids personalize the look of their toothbrush. With eight interchangeable designs inside every sonic toothbrush box, kids can give their brush a new look as often as they want. The stickers and the sticker panel can be removed and re-attached as often as the kids desire to keep it novel. This makes the daily routine of teeth-brushing more enjoyable for the kids.
7. Other kid-friendly features
The Philips Sonicare For Kids Sonic electric toothbrush comes with two kid-friendly power modes which provide proper cleaning for different ages; a low mode for younger children and high mode for older kids. The rubberized brush head of this electric toothbrush is designed to protect children’s growing teeth. The steady grip ensures smaller hands can easily maneuver the brush on their own, while the spacious design leaves room for parents to help when need be. The sturdy handle design makes it easy for kids to store the toothbrush in an upright position, or apply toothpaste while the toothbrush is laying flat.
Both our kids really took to liking the Philips Sonicare For Kids Sonic electric toothbrushes really fast. It’s amazing how customization can build a strong sense of ownership. Once Dana and Buddy each chose their own stickers and stuck them on, there was an instant virtual attachment to their toothbrushes. The app was a huge motivation and we’ve never seen them so eager to brush their teeth ever.
As parents, we are so pleased to see both kids following the prompts for brushing. At the end of each session, the kids look forward to receiving new ‘rewards’ in the app. All these innovative features take the chore out of tooth-brushing and encourage our kids to take proper care of their teeth.
The Philips Sonicare For Kids Sonic electric toothbrush (HX6321/03) is truly revolutionary toothbrush that is designed to help all parents win the battle against reluctant, improper tooth-brushing! It currently retails at SGD99 at Philips e-shop and all major electronic stores. With 2 years warranty by Philips Singapore.
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