Question

Why should I use a timer on my toothbrush?

Answer

The smartimer offers you the easiest way to brush your teeth for the dentist-recommended brushing time of 2 minutes.

The smartimer feature is included in all Sonicare models. It automatically stops your Sonicare toothbrush after the dentist-recommended brushing time of 2 minutes has elapsed. If you switch the toothbrush off at any time during the brushing cycle, for instance to rinse or apply more toothpaste, the Smartimer interrupts its timing and resumes where it left off when you switch the appliance back on again. Although a 2-minute brushing session is recommended for optimal results, you can always stop or restart the toothbrush at any time by pressing the power button.

When the handle is placed in the charger, the Smartimer automatically resets to ensure a complete 2-minute brushing cycle the next time you use it. The Smartimer also resets itself if you stop your Sonicare toothbrush for more than 45 seconds.

Please note that a few of our handles, such as FlexCare and FlexCare+, have 3 minute cycles as well to provide deeper cleaning and target various oral care problems. You can learn more about these products here

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