Tested and Reviewed, Part 2: megasmile’s Sonic Black Whitening II

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Tested and Reviewed, Part 2: megasmile’s Sonic Black Whitening II


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Part 2 of Tested and Reviewed headed to Europe to see how Swiss-based firm megasmile and its Sonic Black Whitening II performed. (Photograph: megasmile)

When it comes to toothbrushing, consumers and dentists are confronted with such a vast range of choices and new products entering the market on a monthly basis, it becomes difficult to keep track. What is the best toothbrush out there? What is currently the most advanced technology? Which toothbrush is worth recommending to patients who want to improve their oral health? This series of reviews aims to answer these questions by evaluating innovations from the world of dentistry.

What’s in the box?
The Sonic Black Whitening II comes with the toothbrush body and head. In a separate box, there is an additional brush head and a sleek black charging base, powered by either a standard electrical socket or via USB with automatic voltage adjustment of 100–240 V. There is also a user manual in English, German, French and Italian.

Design and functionality
Already having won six international design awards, the Sonic Black Whitening II is intended to be visually appealing and stand out from the crowd. It is available in four matte colours that reflect the different personality types of users: Electric Yellow is for the cosmopolitans; Pacific Blue for the optimists; Shocking Pink for the rebels of the world; and Ink Black the purists.

With four cleaning modes (sensitive, intensive, deep cleansing and polishing), the Sonic Black Whitening II has black bristles that contain microparticles of activated carbon to aid in a well-balanced clean. With a simple click of the on/off power button, one can easily change mode without having to turn the brush off, making it convenient to find a setting that suits. On the brush itself, four LED lights display the mode and level of charge.

An additional feature of the Sonic Black Whitening II is a travel lock. To activate and deactivate it, one pushes and holds the on/off power button for 3 seconds.

Clinical evidence
Two independent studies have focused on the performance of the toothbrush. The first study was conducted at Witten/Herdecke University in Germany and compared the cleaning effect of the Sonic Black Whitening II both on tooth surfaces and in interdental spaces with that of other sonic toothbrushes on the market. The second study, done at the University of Basel in Switzerland, investigated how effectively four different sonic toothbrushes, including the Sonic Black Whitening II, cleaned the areas of the tooth that the bristles could not reach. According to megasmile, the results of both studies indicated that the Sonic Black Whitening II outperformed all of its competitors.

Regarding the external design and style of this toothbrush, there is little not to like, with the four colours being a playful change from the classic white typical of other brushes. The brush itself is on the loud side with a somewhat intense vibration movement and cannot connect to an external device, such as a phone, to aid in the brushing process, which might be a concern for some. However, if a patient is looking for an effective brush that focuses on the task of brushing, then this could be the perfect fit.

One thought on “Tested and Reviewed, Part 2: megasmile’s Sonic Black Whitening II

  1. Heidi Corbusier says:

    Hi! thanks for sharing. I actually bought this brush in end February. Blue version. I’m truly happy with it, although I agree with you that I had to get used to the strong vibration. I use a low-abrasive tooth foam as the brush does the cleaning job really well. A strong whitening toothpaste would possibly be too much.

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