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  • Specially engineered Philips UV sanitizing technology helps kill bacteria on brush heads
  • A simple push of the button safeguards against bacteria
  • Turns off after 10-minute UV cycle is complete
  • Works with Sonicare e-series, Sonicare ProResults, Oral-B Flexisoft, and Oral-B Floss Action brush heads
  • Also offers a storing solution for your brush heads
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Philips Sonicare UV Sanitizer Philips Sonicare introduces a breakthrough innovation with a UV Sanitizer that helps kill up to 99 percent of bacteria on your toothbrush. With a simple push of a button, UV Clean technology sanitizes your brush head to clean right down to the bristles.The Sonicare UV Sanitizer not only cleans but also offers a storing solution to help ensure you are maximizing your oral hygiene regimen. Once activated, your toothbrush goes through a 10 minute cycle to kill up to 99 percent of bacteria off your brush head. The unit fits Sonicare e-series and ProResults brush heads as well as other leading rechargeable brands including Oral B Flexisoft and Floss Action . The UV Sanitizer holds up two brush heads at a time. Remember to continue to replace your brush head at least every 3 months to ensure optimal results. Philips Sonicare is the number one brand used and recommended by U.S. dental professionals. Recognized as a leader in oral health care since 1992, Philips Sonicare products are backed by more than 140 publications representing clinical and laboratory studies conducted at more than 40 universities and research institutes worldwide. Features: UV Clean Technology- Specially engineered Philips UV sanitizing technology helps kill bacteria on brush heads All Around Clean - The reflector distributes sanitizing light around entire top of brush heads for optimal results One Touch - Simple push of the button safeguards against bacteria Auto shut-off - Turns off after 10-minute UV cycle is complete Storage - Hygienic storage for your brush head Works with Sonicare e-series, Sonicare ProResults, Oral-B Flexisoft, and Oral-B Floss Action brush heads Also offers a storing solution for your brush heads Includes:1 Philips Sonicare UV Sanitizer ,1 Set of brush head attachments for Sonicare brush heads and 1 Set of brush head attachments for Oral - B brush heads

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Philips Sonicare introduces a breakthrough innovation with a UV Sanitizer that helps kill up to 99 percent of bacteria* on your toothbrush. With a simple push of a button, UV Clean technology sanitizes your brush head to clean right down to the bristles.

The Sonicare UV Sanitizer not only cleans but also offers a storing solution to help ensure you are maximizing your oral hygiene regimen. Once activated, your toothbrush goes through a 10 minute cycle to kill up to 99 percent of bacteria off your brush head.

The unit fits Sonicare e-series and ProResults brush heads as well as other leading rechargeable brands including Oral B Flexisoft** and Floss Action***. The UV Sanitizer holds up two brush heads at a time. Remember to continue to replace your brush head at least every 3 months to ensure optimal results.

Philips Sonicare is the number one brand used and recommended by U.S. dental professionals. Recognized as a leader in oral health care since 1992, Philips Sonicare products are backed by more than 140 publications representing clinical and laboratory studies conducted at more than 40 universities and research institutes worldwide.


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UV Sanitizer Features
UV Clean Technology
Specially engineered Philips UV sanitizing technology helps kill bacteria on brush heads
All Around Clean
The reflector distributes sanitizing light around entire top of brush heads for optimal results
One Touch
Simple push of the button safeguards against bacteria
Auto shut-off
Turns off after 10-minute UV cycle is complete
Storage
Hygienic storage for your brush head

Fits These Brush Head Brands

  • Sonicare e-series
  • Sonicare ProResults
  • Oral-B Flexisoft
  • Oral-B Floss Action

What's in the Box
Sonicare UV Sanitizer, one set of brush head attachments for Sonicare brush heads, and one set of brush head attachments for Oral-B Brush heads (note that brush heads are not included).

*Kills up to 99 percent of E. Coli and Streptococcus Mutans
**FlexiSoft is a registered trademark of Braun Aktiengesellshaft Joint Stock Company, Germany.
***FlossAction and Oral-B are registered trademarks of Gillette Canada Company dba.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 4 x 6 inches ; 1.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Origin: USA
  • ASIN: B000V5Z4J6
  • UPC: 075020803665 710069198722 588888888243
  • Item model number: HX7990/02
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (176 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #96,208 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
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I use it every day to keep my brush heads free from bacteria.
Sarah Barden
Space saving (It's a nice small unit, doesn't take up much space on the bathroom counter.)
Linda Painchaud-Steinman
It's a biological fact that UV light increases the number of DNA mutations.
a scientist

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1,969 of 2,055 people found the following review helpful By a scientist VINE VOICE on December 4, 2007
I have a biology background and the good news is that this amount of UV light is going to have the desired effect on the bacteria that live in your toothbrush head. It will induce many double strand breaks in the bacterial DNA, making it hard or impossible for them to grow. It will have no lasting harmful effects on the brush because no chemicals/toxins are used. My understanding is that there is a shut-off to prevent humans from being exposed to the UV light, which is a good thing as UV light will interfere with human DNA in the same way that it damages bacterial DNA. However, I would like to point out a few things:

1, The detergent in your toothpaste (variously called sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, ammonium lauryl sulfate, etc) will probably be effective enough at getting rid of bacteria -- that's why we use it.

2, The bacteria are already in your mouth anyway! How do you think your toothbrush head is getting contaminated in the first place?

3, People have survived very happily without wasting money on idiotic gadgets like this.

4, The bacteria that are NOT killed by this treatment are more likely to be mutated. It's a biological fact that UV light increases the number of DNA mutations. While most bacteria will be killed, the 0.01% that survive are more likely to have suffered mutations. This is not true for cell-disruptive methods of destruction like bleach and detergent (including the detergent in your toothpaste).

To summarize, dentists use this sort of gizmo because they're putting the same tools into the mouths of many different people. They don't want to get sued, especially in light of reports suggesting that certain diseases may be passed through saliva.
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144 of 160 people found the following review helpful By Bruce G on June 25, 2008
There is a much cheaper alternative to this product.

Go to the drug store and buy a quart bottle of hydrogen peroxide. It should cost about $.99. Then put your toothbrush in a glass filled half way with the hydrogen peroxide for about an hour or over night if you have the time. At the end of the hour you will have a disinfected toothbrush. You will notice that bubbles will form around the toothbrush as the hydrogen peroxide disinfects it.

I have read that hydrogen peroxide degrades in sunlight. That is why they put it in a dark colored bottle. I just leave my toothbrush in the hydrogen peroxide over night with the lights off. I try to flex the bristles a few times also to make sure it penetrates into the bristles. Remember, hydrogen peroxide is an oxidizer / bleach and is used to whiten teeth. I am not a rocket scientist but I do know that bacteria and viruses don't like the stuff at all. It is also used as a rocket fuel, so don't go mixing it with the chemicals from your son's chemistry set. :) Other than that, the use of hydrogen peroxide should be uneventful and will get the disinfecting job done at minimal cost.
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38 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Debbie Lee Wesselmann TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 27, 2007
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The Sonicare UV Sanitizer uses a small but strong light bulb inside a chrome-painted plastic housing to kill electric toothbrush bacteria on a daily basis. All one needs to do is shake the water from the brush head, insert it into the capsule, close the door, and push a button. Ten minutes later, when the small green light stops blinking, the brush head is free of at least 90% of bacteria. (Don't think about the other ten percent!) Does it work? Since I'm not a microbiologist, I can't say for sure, but all the warnings that come with the box suggest that the light is powerful enough to do the necessary damage.

The Sanitizer comes with adaptors that accommodate brush heads of multiple brands of electric toothbrushes: Sonicare, Oral B, and Braun. Not only do the adaptors address difference in bottom connectors (round or rectangular), but they also adjust for differences in height to keep the bristles at the right level. Users can insert the larger Sonicare brush assembly or a much smaller Oral B brush or both at the same time. (See product picture for illustration.) Since I use an electric toothbrush only once a day and use a traditional brush at other times, I wish that the housing could fit regular brushes as well. That feature might make this product nearly perfect.

Unfortunately, the unit sterilizes only the brush heads and not the entire brush. This means that the interior needs to be cleaned at least once a week, if not more often, because of the saliva-and-water mix that drains from inside the brush and down its sides. The bottom tray and adaptors snap out fairly easily for cleaning; however, it would be nice if the entire interior compartment emerged germ-free.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By One Reader on March 29, 2010
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On the one hand, it seems like a neat idea when you have a slightly germaphobic SO. On the other, even the slightly germaphobic may recognize a waste of space.

I also have a background in biology, which is why i should have known better. But i thought, cheap supprise gift. woo hoo, points for me. Not so. Very anticlimactic. As a gift, it bombs. As a useful tool, it also comes up short. Particularly in comparison to other cleaning methods easily available.

Though I do have one quibble with another review, the biologist poo-pooing this device, despite being mainly in agreement. I think the main concern of bacterial growth on the brush is not the ones transmitted from our mouths. I think it is contamination from being in a restroom, open to fecal contaminants in the air, and also, at least here in my city, an apparently harmless but pretty pink growth that seems to come in the water supply.

That said... Save your money for some Sonicare condoms(little slip on silicon covers that help seal the brushhead to the body, helping to prevent leaks into the body mechanism. Found that one out too late) and new brush heads. It seems likely to be a far better use of the cash.
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