Gabrielle Union reveals the secrets behind her healthy Hollywood smile with a little help from Philips Sonicare and Philips Zoom

May 08, 2014, 15:00 ET from Royal Philips

STAMFORD, Conn., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Feeling confident starts with a great smile you can show off at any moment. That's why Philips Sonicare, the #1 dental professional recommended power toothbrush brand and Philips Zoom, the #1 patient-requested professional whitening treatment, are pairing up with Gabrielle Union to share her smile secrets. As an actress, Union is no stranger to high-pressure moments. From stepping onto the red carpet to the moment the camera starts rolling, her smile takes center stage.

"As an actress, it is part of my job to make sure that I look my best," said Union. "And, with my wedding coming up this summer, I am extra focused on a few beauty rituals to ensure that I feel confident for the big day. Knowing that my smile is in tip-top shape is so important for me – I am obsessed with oral care – so Philips Sonicare and Philips Zoom are at the center of my routine."

As a beauty icon, Union is privy to a trove of beauty secrets, and with summer around the corner, she'll be revealing the best of her tricks to help others feel confident about their everyday looks for warmer weather – or for any of life's big moments.

"Philips is passionate about innovating in a meaningful way that delivers on consumers' deepest needs. Philips Sonicare and Philips Zoom products embody this ideal, using the expertise of dental professionals to develop solutions that enhance everyday life," said Boon Lai, Vice President & Marketing Director for Philips Consumer Lifestyle. "We are excited to team up with Gabrielle Union whose smile always shines bright, no matter where she is spotted."

Philips is committed to innovation that helps people achieve beautiful and healthy smiles through professional-grade and technologically-advanced products for use in the dental office and at home. Philips Zoom's professional in-office whitening treatment safely whitens teeth up to eight shades in only 45 minutes and is customizable for individual needs. Philips Sonicare power toothbrushes provide more brush strokes in two minutes than a manual toothbrush provides in one month of use. Top-of-the-line Philips Sonicare DiamondClean power toothbrush upgrades any oral care routine by improving gum health in two weeks and whitening teeth in just one week.

Visit to learn more about the brand's in-office and at-home whitening options and find a nearby dentist.

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About Royal Philips:

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people's lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2013 sales of EUR 23.3 billion and employs approximately 112,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at

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