Sonicare IntelliClean Electric Toothbrush System Review

This Toothbrush Actually Dispenses Toothpaste While You Brush!

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Editor's Note: The Philips Sonicare IntelliClean System has been discontinued. Although the toothpaste-dispensing toothbrush was a novel idea, it didn't have the lasting power of Philips Sonicare's other electric toothbrush systems. Continue reading for alternative products.

If you want an electric toothbrush that gives your mouth an unbelievably clean and fresh feeling, you should try the IntelliClean Electric Toothbrush System from Sonicare and Crest.

 This system is a rechargeable, electric, sonic toothbrush that actually dispenses Crest toothpaste while you brush! Crest sent me this revolutionary new toothbrush about a month ago and I can only describe it in three words: wow, wow and wow!

Better Oral Health With IntelliClean

The IntelliClean toothpaste-dispensing toothbrush is proven to be gentle on teeth and gums, yet highly effective. It has also been proven to reduce gingivitis and promote healthy gums. The IntelliClean System does not replace regular dental checkups, but your checkups might be much better from using this toothbrush.

Before I got the IntelliClean System, I had been using the Sonicare Advance toothbrush and my dental checkups improved greatly. My dental hygienist said she could see a big difference in my mouth since I started using the Sonicare toothbrush. I don’t think you could go wrong with any of the Sonicare toothbrushes, but the IntelliClean System is definitely the Cadillac of toothbrushes.

How It Works

The Sonicare toothbrush was invented by a team of periodontists (dentists that specialize in the treatment of gum disease) and bioengineers at the University of Washington. The Sonicare toothbrush has a built in microprocessor that allows the bristle tips to move three times faster than other electric toothbrushes while moving in the back and forth motion that is recommended by dentists.

While this kind of comprehensive brushing does not replace flossing, Sonicare claims that the IntelliClean system is one step closer to flossing because the high speed motion of the toothbrush bristles actually dispenses the toothpaste to those hard to reach places. This rechargeable toothbrush also has two speeds. One is for normal brushing and the other is a reduced speed to brush gentle or sensitive areas.

Ease Arthritis Pain

For people with arthritis, brushing can be quite a chore. This toothbrush has a large handle that is great for those with arthritis. It limits hand movement since the sonic movement of the toothbrush does most of the work for you.

Gingivitis frequently occurs during pregnancy, and the IntelliClean toothpaste dispensing toothbrush is ideal since it has been proven to reduce gingivitis. In addition, studies show that diabetes is linked to gum disease, therefore someone with diabetes could also benefit greatly from this toothbrush.

Better Brushing with Philips Sonicare

This rechargeable, sonic toothbrush has a built in timer that tells you when you have brushed for the recommended two minutes:  30 seconds for each quadrant of the mouth.

How easy is that? The feeling of brushing with this toothbrush is so invigorating that you'll actually want to keep brushing. You'll love the fresh feeling in your mouth after using it.

Get Whiter Teeth

This toothbrush significantly reduces stains from tobacco, coffee and tea for noticeably whiter teeth. As a heavy coffee drinker, I'm amazed by how the coffee stains seemed to disappear with the use of this toothbrush.

Other Great Philips Sonicare Toothbrushes

The IntelliClean system is good in theory, but some users voiced complaints about the toothbrush. The toothpaste dispenser would get clogged, brush replacements were expensive and a special toothpaste with a certain consistency was required. If anything, the IntelliClean is a fun, futuristic take on toothbrushes, but it isn't the only way to get a sparkling smile.

There are still dozens of high quality electric toothbrushes by Philips Sonicare. None of them dispense toothpaste, but Sonicare is a brand that consistently receives positive reviews from consumers and dentists alike.

No More Messy Tubes of Toothpaste

The IntelliClean System is the first integrated sonic toothbrush that dispenses toothpaste from the toothbrush. According to the Sonicare company, laboratory studies show that dispensing more toothpaste toward the end of brushing significantly reduces plaque and bacteria at the site of application. The head of this brush actually contains a small tube of Crest toothpaste with sodium fluoride that dispenses with just a push of a button.

Anytime during brushing, you can push the button to get an extra squirt of Crest toothpaste for extra cavity protection and fresh breath.

Great for the Whole Family

Since you can buy the brush heads for this cool toothbrush individually, the whole family can use it! This is not only great because your whole family could have better dental check ups, but you also won’t have to clean up toothpaste from all over the sink if you have children (or a messy spouse)!

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

The Phillips Sonicare Company is so convinced that you will see noticeable improvement in your mouth after using this toothbrush, that they offer a 100% money back guarantee with your original receipt and UPC if you are not completely satisfied. It doesn’t get much better than that!


Nothing can replace flossing and regular dental check-ups. While there is no guarantee that you won’t develop gum disease, which is one of the leading causes of tooth loss among adults, regular dental cleanings and check-ups, flossing daily and brushing twice a day are key factors in preventing gum disease because having healthy gums greatly reduces your risk factors for gum disease and bone loss.

Regular dental check-ups can also detect any signs of oral cancer, another serious dental condition, that can be fatal. Don't put off your regular dental check ups!

After using the IntelliClean System, I can honestly say that my teeth are naturally whiter and my gums look great. I also love the ease and freshness of dispensing toothpaste while I brush.

Not only is the IntelliClean System a wonderful investment for yourself, it is also a wonderful investment for your whole family.


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