Are all Sonicare Toothbrushes Waterproof?
July 12, 2019
Did you know that Phillip Sonicare Totohbrushes make 62,000 movements per minute in order to generate the sonic waves that clean your plaque as well as the toughest particles?
Well, as hard as that sounds to believe, it really is true! However, how does this device fare when being used while showering? Is this device waterproof, and is it safe to use while it’s in water?
The short answer to that is yes, it is waterproof and safe to use while it is in water.
[Naturally, that’s not all that there is to it. To check out its exact limits, make sure that you read this article till the very end!]
Are all Sonicare Toothbrushes Waterproof?
Let us return to the main question, are all sonicare toothbrushes waterproof?
As I just remarked, they indeed are waterproof. However, you should by no means store it in water or in the shower between two brushing sessions. Again, you should also let your toothbrush dry properly.
[How exactly should you let your toothbrush dry? Keep reading to find out!]
However, to put it all together, it indeed is waterproof but you shouldn’t keep it there for prolonged periods of time. Quoting Philips,
It is completely safe to use your Philips Sonicare Toothbrush in the shower. Make sure to never store your Philips Sonicare Toothbrush in the shower between brushings. Allow the toothbrush to air-dry between uses. Also, do not place the charger where it might risk contact with water.
Do regular users use it while in the shower?
Even regular users know that it is perfectly safe to sue it in water. This is mostly because they have already tried it out and often do brush with the Philips Sonicare toothbrushes while showering without having their toothbrushes stop working because of it at all. Quoting the experience of on such user from Quora,
.. but I always use one of my 2 current Sonicare toothbrushes in the shower. There was no specific reference in the literature to using it in the shower – but there may have been something about not submerging it completely in water.
The only issue I have had, is that I think it gets more grungy when it is kept in the shower (because the warmth and moisture provide a great environment for bacteria to flourish).
This makes it evident that the toothbrush is perfectly safe to use it in the water. And as both Philips and users recommend, drying it properly after you’re done using it seems to be very important if you don’t want bacteria to thrive on it.
Drying your toothbrush- why is it important?
Well, throughout today’s article, we have spoken about how you should dry your toothbrush and how everyone recommends it.
But, after all, why exactly is drying your toothbrush so important after all? Why is it so important to dry it after every use as well as between two uses? What are the main problems that not drying your toothbrush can cause?
Well, as it so happens, drying your toothbrush is one of the most important things for you to do if you don’t want bacteria to thrive on it. Tooth Advocates has already prepared an entire article discussing all the main reasons which make drying your toothbrush an act of paramount importance- click here to check out our article.
Don’t forget to wash your toothbrush properly once in a while, though!
One important thing that you need to keep in mind is that you need to perfectly sterilize your toothbrush every once in a while though.
While this might seem a little trivial, it actually ensures that your dental hygiene is perfectly maintained. Now, how often you do this depends on you and the exact thing you’re using.
However, Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda are among the two most common choices when it comes to this. So, you might want to check out our articles that we prepared specially for you, in case you wanted to check out how to clean your toothbrush with those:
- Click here to check out how you might want to clean your toothbrush with Hydrogen Peroxide!
- Click here to check out if you can clean your toothbrush with Baking Soda!
Tooth Advocates is always here to help you out!
Thank you for taking your time to read today’s article here at Tooth Advocates till the very end. We really hope that we managed to answer the questions that you had in your mind and that you would be able to apply at least some of this information in your actual brushing practice, making it a much better experience for you overall.
However, we do understand that there must be a few questions that we might not have been to answer. Naturally, we did try our best to answer as many as we could have, but we do realize that there might be a few that we couldn’t answer. If you have any question of that nature, please feel free to reach out to us- we’re always eager to hear from you here at Tooth Advocates!
We would like to thank you one more time for being here and reading our article till the very end. We are really glad to have had you over today, and we really hope to see you on our upcoming articles as well. Until we meet again on another amazing article, Tooth Advocates bids you a great day!
Until our next article, here are a few more amazing articles that you might want to check out:
- How long should a toothbrush last?
- Should you keep your toothbrush in the bedroom instead of the Bathroom?
- Is it better to store your toothbrush in a drawer? [Pro tip: Click here to check out why it really isn’t the best idea to store your toothbrush in a drawer, despite the fact that it makes for a great hiding spot and is something a lot of people tend to do.]