Five new studies add to Philips body of clinical research evidencing the effectiveness of Philips Sonicare’s product portfolio for improved gum health, oral malodor, and superior plaque removal. Published in a new special issue of The Journal of Clinical Dentistry (J Clin Dent 2019;30 (Spec Iss A)), the new research findings let dentists make informed product decisions while supporting their customers.
Study 2 compares Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart with Premium Plaque Control brush head to the Oral-B Genius 8000 with FlossAction brush head . The results revealed Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart was statistically significantly superior to Oral-B Genius 8000 with regard to reducing gingival inflammation, gingival bleeding and surface plaque during six weeks of home use.
The additional studies reveal:
- The Philips Sonicare Orthodontic Regimen was statistically superior to a Control Regimen in reducing plaque on bracketed teeth and non-bracketed teeth following three and six weeks of home use . It was also statistically superior to a Control Regimen in reducing gingival inflammation and gingival bleeding following three and six weeks of home use (Study 1)
- The use of a Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart toothbrush with Premium Gum Care brush head, used in either Gum Health mode or Clean mode, was statistically significantly superior to an ADA-reference manual toothbrush in reducing gingival inflammation, gingival bleeding and surface plaque following two and six weeks of home use  (Study 3)
- In a population of subjects with mild to moderate gingivitis, the Philips Sonicare FlexCare toothbrush with InterCare brush head was significantly superior to a manual toothbrush in reducing gingivitis, gingival bleeding and plaque following two and four weeks of home use  (Study 4)
- The Philips Sonicare TongueCare+ breath hygiene regimen was effective at improving oral malodor. Improvements, based on organoleptic assessment, were evident immediately following, and up to eight hours following product use. It also improved oral malodor significantly better than either Listerine Cool Mint Antiseptic Rinse, or tongue brushing with an ADA-reference manual toothbrush, up to eight hours following product use  (Study 5)
The new clinical studies, as well as Philips innovation in remote dental assessment technology, further underline Philips commitment to helping dentist’s customers live their healthiest life.