Never has the expression "put your money where your mouth is" been more accurate as it is with the Philips Sonicare Flexcare Platinum toothbrush. This mouthful of a name designates a smart toothbrush made by Philips that is electric, with sonic technology for up to 31000 strokes per minute, and Bluetooth to connect to your smartphone, and which costs a mouth-foaming, jaw-dropping, tongue-biting, teeth-gritting, $180. Unless you're born with a silver spoon in your mouth, this is a bitter pill to swallow, but you can grab it for $160 on Amazon now, with an additional $20 off from a coupon clip that applies at checkout — you should know the drill by now.
Once you've bought it and lied through your teeth saying to your wife/husband/parent it was an "acci-dental purchase" while you dozed at your keyboard at tooth hurty in the morning, you can head over to the Play Store and grab the 45 mega-bites that make the dedicated app. But brace yourself for a very thorough oral exploration of your largest cavity: we're talking 3D map, goal tracking, stroke-by-stroke guidance, brushing coach, and more. Say b-bye to your sweet tooth, this app will become your daily grind and judge you like a disappointed dentist... Unnerving.
Before you start thinking that I'm biting more than I can chew with these puns, I just need to remind you that even though there are plenty of smart toothbrushes around that we've often brushed off, we've decided to cover this one and its app because they come from a super well-known brand. In the land of electric toothbrushes, the Philips Sonicare lineup takes the crown and no one else has bridged the gap yet. Ouch, yeah, I heard it too... this quickly got too long in the tooth.