STAMFORD, Conn., July 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Philips Sonicare, America's #1 dentist recommended power toothbrush brand, introduced Philips Sonicare For Kids Ice Age: Collision Course, a new, limited edition version of the only connected sonic toothbrush for kids. Philips Sonicare For Kids, for ages 4 to 12, encourages healthier brushing habits using an interactive game. Now, Ice Age heroes Manny, the wooly mammoth, Sid, the sloth, Diego, the saber tooth tiger, and the rest of their pals are in on the fun helping kids learn to brush better and for longer periods of time.
"Our goal with Philips Sonicare for Kids is to establish good oral care habits from the start," said Alexander Harris, Senior Marketing Director, Health & Wellness, Philips North America. "What better way to motivate kids than with their favorite characters from the new movie Ice Age: Collision Course; and a little help from Sparkly, the Philips oral care coach. "Philips Sonicare For Kids is the perfect partner to celebrate the release of the next installment of the Ice Age franchise," said Zachary Eller, SVP, Marketing Partnerships, 20th Century Fox. "Kids across the country will be more excited than ever to brush their teeth with their favorite characters, Scrat, Sid, and Manny!"
Teaching kids proper oral care habits can be a challenge for parents, while getting them excited about brushing their teeth is even more difficult. Philips Sonicare For Kids is equipped with Bluetooth® technology and a free, interactive coaching app that helps kids develop good oral care habits with the help of their personal brushing coach, "Sparkly." Parents can monitor their child's performance and progress and set up custom milestones and incentives to keep them motivated.
Offering the same patented Sonic Technology that the #1 power toothbrush brand is known for, Philips Sonicare For Kids delivers more than 500 brush strokes per second and is clinically proven to be 75% more effective than a manual toothbrush. But don't just take our word for it: not only do 98% of parents say it's easier to get kids to brush longer and better, but 91% of dental professional parents prefer Philips Sonicare For Kids for their own children.
Other features designed especially for kids include:
Eight Fun Sticker Designs with both Ice Age: Collision Course and Sparkly characters in each box.
KidTimer trains kids to brush for two-minutes, the dentist-recommended time.
KidPacer alerts kids to move to the next quadrant of the mouth for a thorough clean.
Easy Grip Handle allows kids to brush independently or with the help of a parent.
Philips Sonicare For Kids: Ice Age: Collision Course Edition is available now at Amazon.com, Philips.com, Drugstore.com, Walmart and other retailers. With a suggested retail price of $49.99, the power toothbrush helps your child form a lifetime of healthy oral care habits for less than the average cost to treat a cavity1. The Philips Sonicare For Kids app comes FREE with the power toothbrush and is available to download on iPhone, iPad and Android. Ice Age: Collision Course the film hits theaters July 22.
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About Ice Age: Collision Course: Scrat's epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World. To save themselves, Sid, Manny, Diego, and the rest of the herd must leave their home and embark on a quest full of comedy and adventure, traveling to exotic new lands and encountering a host of colorful new characters.
About Twentieth Century Fox: One of the world's largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, 20th Century Fox produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of 20th Century Fox Film: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions, and Twentieth Century Fox Animation.