2016 Best Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush Philips Sonicare Diamondclean Pink Edition Dental Professional Model Removes 7 X More Plaque Review

2016 Best Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush Philips Sonicare Diamondclean Pink Edition Dental Professional Model Removes 7 X More Plaque

  • Dental professional Model, New pink edition
  • Includes 1 handle, 2 standard brush heads, charging glass, travel case, usb charger, usb wall outlet
  • Removes 7 x more plaque
  • Has 5 cleaning modes
  • Promotes whiter, healthier teeth for life

2016 Best Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush Philips Sonicare Diamondclean Pink Edition Dental Professional Model Removes 7 X More Plaque Reviews

improved gum health (By Razzy)

Bought this for my niece. I have one and love, love, love it. Had Oral B before. Still had receding gums. After 6 months gums stopped receding and improved. After 1 year dental hygienist does not even read out my gum measurements. They are all 3 or 4. Not sure what that means exactly, but dentist says it is happy. Could not say if another model of Oral B would have done the same. Just know the Diamond clean is what worked for me.

Squeaky clean and WHITE! (By Julie)

I’ve been using electric toothbrushes for years and have mostly used Oral B. My last Oral B was one of their most expensive models and after just one year the red light started flashing on the base. My dental hygienist said they always recommend Sonicare over Oral B, so instead of buying another Oral B I decided to give this one a shot and I’m really glad I did.

I was a bit skeptical about the whitening claims, but I can tell you that I saw a noticeable difference after just a week. I do whiten my teeth a couple times a year, but they were looking just a bit dingy from red wine stains before I started using this toothbrush. I’ve been using it now for over a month and my teeth look like I whiten them weekly. I can really tell a difference in how well the Sonicare cleans my teeth. I also like the light pink color, the charging glass, and the travel case. I highly recommend this model – worth every penny!

Open Wide…… (By Eric Baker)

My Dentist said that she saw a substantial improvement in the whiteness of my teeth and the cleanliness of my teeth as well since I started using my Soniccare Diamondclean. I had purchased one for my Husband first, the Black one and he raved about it so much that I had to get one too but a different color of course, I rather like the Pink as it is a subdued, not IN YOUR FACE Pink, kind of makes you happy in the morning Pink…..If you are getting one for yourself and are with someone, get one for them too.

Worth the investment!!! (By celann)

The Ferrari of tooth brushes. I noticed a difference in the appearance of my teeth immediately. I did call to order the charging stand because I don’t want the charging glass to break. I ordered the stand for $10 at https://www.buyphilipsparts.com/model/SCRDIAMONDCLEAN/_/_/Sonicare/DIAMONDCLEAN/Sonicare_Powerup

Dentist’s office clean anytime you want! (By DecoFan)

It took me a while to commit to spending this much on a toothbrush, but it is worth every penny. I bought mine through my dentist’s office and it was half of retail price after a manufacturer rebate. As for performance…

My #1 gripe with most electronic toothbrushes was that they make my nose itch the whole time I’m using them. Call me a wimp if you want, but that drives me bonkers. The Diamondclean did that the first time I used it. Then the second time I decided to close my mouth around the brush head and voila! No more itchy nose. I brushed like that for a week and tried brushing with my mouth open again, but the itching did not return. I prefer the mouth closed method as it is the least messy with toothpaste.

If you bump the plastic part of the brush head to your other teeth during operation it kinda rattles your cage a bit. You learn how to brush so that happens less often.

This brush has helped me take better care of my teeth and gums. I floss religiously now and use fluoride rinse too. Clean teeth and gums are a bit addicting.

The charging cup is awesome. I want to waste no time during my nightly routine. Being able to just set it in the cup is much easier than lining up a charger stand all the time. It’s the little things!

The pink color is very pale. If you are hoping for orchid pink or fuchsia you will be disappointed. It’s “Mary Kay Pink” approx.

I agree with another reviewer in that the inside of the travel case is pretty flimsy. It also would have been nice if the outlet plug had a place in the travel case – it does not.

The handle is balanced awkwardly, but give it a week and you get used to it.

The settings are great.
I like the gum setting because I have gum recession after 3 pregnancies. It seems to be reducing inflammation and irritation.

If you’re on the fence – buy it. Oral health affects overall health and using this toothbrush is way easy than sit-ups.

I really like the different settings on this brush and how strong … (By LexiJenny)

The travel case is a bit flimsy on the inside but does the job. Everything in this package is very well made. I really like the different settings on this brush and how strong the polish setting gets!

Im in love with my new toothbrush (By sandraquesada)

Im in love with my new toothbrush. Works much better than my old one. Very quiet and brushes well. Its very compact for travelling . The case can charged. Im impressed. Have not used for lo g but I ve been a Phillips product user for many many years so I expect very good results

the best toothbrush I have ever owned (By Ashley Barteck)

This is, by far, the best toothbrush I have ever owned. I previously had a sonicare that was from the stone ages. I’m not sure which model it was. I did some research when debating between this toothbrush and the Flexcare (also a sonicare model). This one is relatively more expensive, so I was hesitant. I read somewhere that this guaranteed whiter teeth in 1 week and removed significantly more plaque than a manual brush (I don’t remember the actual number) so I decided to give it a try. I was definitely impressed!! I actually have noticed a difference in the color of my teeth, I wish I would have taken before and after pictures.

This is about as clean as I can get my teeth at home. They feel smooth, just like they do after the dentist. I have only used this on the “White” setting, which is the four quads and then an additional two 15 second intervals for your front teeth (top and bottom). Apparently it has a mode where it will gradually get stronger so that it will not irritate peoples gums. but I did not see the need for that.

It came with a very nice travel case. It is hard on the outside rather than soft so I am sure it will stay protected. The travel case apparently can charge with a usb, but I haven’t tried it. The charging glass is my favorite, though, because it looks so nice sitting on my counter and when I need to charge it, it is right there. It also came with a second replacement head. NOTE: I read somewhere that the diamond clean heads are what makes the difference, so perhaps if you have an older model you can just get the diamond clean heads?

As for the battery life, I have been using mine for about two weeks and have not gotten any indication that the battery needed to be charged. I believe the box says that it should last 3 weeks.
Finally, it came with a piece of paper in the box that said "Register your toothbrush and get an additional 6 months of warranty" I registered, so now I guess it is warrantied for 2.5 years?

In short, I would highly recommend to a friend. Various settings and my mouth feels so clean.

2016 Best Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, White, HX9332/05 Review

2016 Best Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, White, HX9332/05

  • The most loved electric toothbrush brand by Americans and their dentists
  • Removes 100% more plaque than a manual toothbrush in hard to reach areas. Includes 2 DiamondClean brush heads
  • Whitens teeth in just 1 week, Healther gums in only 2 weeks

2016 Best Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, White, HX9332/05 Reviews

THE APPLE ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH (By Charles Nordlander)

UPDATE 5/2014: After two years of use, the power button on the handle had become so unresponsive to operate, that it required a very forceful two-thumb push to turn on my toothbrush. I contacted Philips via their website, using their online assistant, and a replacement handle was shipped to me the same day. I simply had to return mine in the same box as the replacement, and Philips paid the return shipping. How easy was that?! My two year warranty had actually expired one month prior (isn’t that always the way it goes?) but it turns out that because I registered my toothbrush–which I didn’t even remember doing–the warranty got extended by an additional six months. Great customer service, Philips!

ORIGINAL REVIEW: Funny, i don’t remember reading that Jonny Ive was moonlighting over at Philips. But this is their second new dental product in a row–the first being the AirFloss–that might lead you to think that Sonicare design was now being done by Apple. And I mean that in the most complimentary way. This is, without question, the most modern and elegantly designed electric toothbrush on the market today, and I can only compare holding it to the feeling you get when you hold an Apple product. But is it worth the premium price being charged for it?

THE ANSWER IS YES, IF…

1) You have money to splurge a bit and value great design very highly. The ceramic feel of the power handle (though not actually ceramic), the hidden areas that illuminate to indicate mode and battery status, the brilliance of a travel case that both closes magnetically and charges the power handle via USB cable from your computer or the included USB power adapter–the whole package has just been thought through with incredible attention to detail.
There’s even an alternative to the one feature I didn’t like, which was the charging glass–it looked too big and clunky in photos, which is exactly how it looks when you actually see it. Plus, do we really need to mimic the old, unsanitary practice of standing wet toothbrushes up in a glass to store them? Fortunately, there’s a much smaller and more elegant charging stand included that can be used instead of the glass. You never see that in photos of this toothbrush, and I was very pleased.

2) You don’t care if the premium price buys you no functional or performance advantage of any type over cheaper models in the Sonicare line. You know you’re paying for the design, and you’re fine with it. (Yes, I agree that the DiamondClean brush heads ARE a notable improvement, but they can be used on other, less expensive Sonicare models. See below.)

THE ANSWER IS NO, IF…

1) You expect a premium price to buy you better functionality and performance over less expensive models. The DiamondClean toothbrush doesn’t, trust me. Ignore most of the five star review hype that you read about this brush (\”Cleanest Teeth EVER!\”) and focus on these facts:

a) The power handle, which is the heart of any electric toothbrush, is just the FlexCare+ handle with a different skin on it. Specs are identical and–if you go to a store and hold them side by side–you’ll see that size, shape and weight are the same. Only the elegant, ceramic-like skin on the DiamondClean model, with it’s hidden lights, is different.

b) While the DiamondClean brushes DO clean somewhat better than older Sonicare brush heads, you can use DiamondClean brushes on some of the older, cheaper Sonicare models like FlexCare. Since the power handles are essentially no different, the cleaning you get will be the same.

2) It drives you crazy to pay more and actually get less for your money. As others have pointed out, the DiamondClean doesn’t have the UV sanitizer of the less expensive FlexCare models. And I just saw a Costco special that included two Sonicare power handles, two chargers, two travel cases, plus four brush heads that included two DiamondClean ones… all for $120.

3) Design just isn’t that important to you.

The value of great design is very much a personal decision. While I decided that the DiamondClean was worth it for me, it might not be for you, depending on your priorities. But either way, I thank you for taking the time to read my review. and I hope you found it \”helpful\” in making your purchasing decision!

UPDATES: The longer you use a product, the better you get to know it. The section below contains more on the pros and cons I’ve experienced since I wrote the above review after extended use of the DiamondClean:

PROS: 1) The ceramic-like power handle, which I thought might get slippery during usage when wet, actually maintains a nice grip to it.

CONS: 1) No vent holes in the travel case, made worse by its form-fitting plastic interior. So if you pack the brush head while damp–which often happens when traveling–it stays damp, in a dark, tightly enclosed space–the perfect conditions for promoting bacteria and mold growth. 2) When a second family member recently joined me in using the DiamondClean, I suddenly realized that there’s no storage for multiple brush heads. (Except in the travel case.) Plus, there’s no system for color-coding the heads for different family members. Bottom line: you have to store multiple brush heads in a medicine cabinet or elsewhere and somehow color code them yourself.

Not worth the upgrade if you own a previous model…. (By AHelpfulVoice)

I really wanted to give this toothbrush 5 stars, but I just couldn’t. It’s not a bad device by any means but it’s partly a step backwards from the Flexcare+ model and is it really worth the price?

Let me start off by saying this is the 4th Sonicare Toothbrush I’ve owned. I had the Essence, than the Flexcare, than the Flexcare+ and now the DiamondClean.

If you have the Flexcare or the Flexcare+ do you really need to upgrade to this model? Probably not, Sonicare’s own website states you get a 44% better clean using the new DiamondClean heads, so the handle obviously makes no difference.

Don’t get me wrong the new handle is very cool, slick design, even slicker charging options, but did Sonicare have to remove features to do this? For instance:

The battery icon is now 1 solid icon rather than 3 different slices, now you can’t tell when the battery is getting low.

The button to change modes was removed, now there is one button for power and mode changing, this means unless you want to splatter toothpaste all over your mirror you need to change the mode in your mouth while trying to squint at the brush to see what mode it’s on.

Why was the UV cleaner removed? Ok, I really didn’t use this often but it was cool to know I had it.

This toothbrush is very expensive, and your basically paying for the cool charging technology, and the absurdly overpriced new brush heads. Currently a pack of 3 runs almost $35. In contrast a pack of 7 ProResults can be had at a big name Warehouse store for around $40.

Also while putting your toothbrush in the cup for charging is cool, is that really practical? If anything it’s going to start making the bottom of the handle sort of gross, how many germs collect in that cup overnight unless you clean it every day.

So in conclusion, cool charging technology does not take the place of convenience features.

Very good product leaves your teeth and mouth sparkling. (By ReneB)

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See my updates following the original review – the short of it, now two years after purchase I’m still very happy with the DiamondClean toothbrush! Also, some reviewers/users complain about not being able to select the mode without the toothbrush ‘spraying all over.’ This is NOT an issue if you read the manual and it’s very simple to select the mode you want.
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The latest update 4/2014 — am currently using and testing both the Diamond Clean Standard Replacement and the InterCare Standard Replacement Brushes. The InterCare Standard Replacement Brush Heads are very similar to the DiamondClean in type, but they offer deeper cleaning in interdental spaces/gaps than do the standard DiamondClean Brush. Right now I am switching back and forth between these two brushes to see if one works better than the other for me. Although I just started doing my ‘trial’, I believe that for me, the Intercare brushes may work better.

**** ORIGINAL REVIEW ****

I upgraded to this unit after my previous SoniCare brush failed to hold a charge after 10 years of use. I was very happy with how using a SoniCare brush improved my gum’s health, so for me it was a ‘no brainer’ and I knew I would replace the old SoniCare with a new one from them.

2016 Best Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush Philips Sonicare 3 Series Gum Health Holiday Toothbrush Bonus Pack Review

2016 Best Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush Philips Sonicare 3 Series Gum Health Holiday Toothbrush Bonus Pack

  • Bonus Philips Sonicare Tongue Care+, Philips Sonicare BreathRx Tongue Spray and travel bag
  • Improves gum health up to 100% better than a manual toothbrush. Removes up to 6x more plaque along the gum line vs. a manual toothbrush
  • Three intensity settings for a gentle and comfortable brushing experience
  • Patented sonic technology delivers up to 31,000 brush strokes per minute
  • Two-color battery charge indicator lets you know when to recharge. 3 weeks battery life.

2016 Best Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush Philips Sonicare 3 Series Gum Health Holiday Toothbrush Bonus Pack Reviews

For Sensitive Teeth: Updated 4/16 (By Gandalf)

I switched to this toothbrush from the Oral B series that I’d been using for over 8 years. My main reason for switching was to get a toothbrush that would be better for my gums and gentler on my teeth, while still effectively cleaning. After seeing my girlfriend’s experience with her sonicare, I decided to try this one out.

Now that I’ve used it for a few months, I’m very happy with my switch. The sonic vibrations are more gentle on my teeth and gums than my Oral B was, and my teeth feel a bit more clean. I have actually noticed that it cleans out food in between teeth better than my Oral B.

I’m also happy with the tongue cleaning head that comes with it (choose the Bonus Pack option instead of frustration free packaging, and you get that head, a mouth spray, toothpaste, and the carrying bag with it). It does a good job of cleaning my tongue.

The battery lasts about 2 weeks of 2 minute twice a day use. I switched my head out for a sensitive bristle head because it’s better for your gums. Philips Sonicare Ultra Soft Sensitive Replacement Toothbrush Heads for Sonicare Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, 3 Count, Standard, HX6053/64

Overall, I feel like this is a very well built product and I’m happy with my purchase. I will update in the future with how long the brushes last and how the battery does.

Reasonable price for fewer features (By D. H Mark)

This particular model cleans just like the higher end more expensive ones, but with some fewer (probably unnecessary) options. If you want to clean longer, just turn it on again. It has nice slim profile and long lasting battery. I have tried 2 brush heads with it; the gum health brush (included) is very soft and easy on gums. I also tried the diamondclean brush head, which fits perfectly fine, and it is a bigger brush with stiffer bristles; I use it on the intermediate intensity setting and it is more comfortable.

Not as good as the original iteration (By Daniel B. Polinsky)

I had owned the original iteration of the Sonicare line of electric brushes and I loved that toothbrush. I mean, I put up with an endless litany of jokes from my wife about the buzzing going on inside my mouth and I didn’t care because of how clean my teeth felt and how it encouraged me to brush for the full two minutes the ADA recommends.

Then one day I managed to leave it in a hotel room on a business trip across the country. I was disappointed as not only did I have to go back to the original, manual, no-way-in-heck-was-I-brushing-for-two-minutes way of brushing my teeth, some lucky Sheraton guest now has a free toothbrush. Bummer!

But solvable, I thought. I ordered the 3 series shortly after and was disappointed that, when I first used it, I heard a loud rattling that sounded like a motor hitting the casing repeatedly and at, you’d imagine, a high volume. But no worries, I’d just return it to Amazon and be ready to go with my new and improved 3 Series.

New one arrives and the same issue, though slightly less loud. It’s much more prominent at the highest setting and the loud noise actually discourages me from using the toothbrush.

Even though I have a host of replacement brushes (which I’ve tried switching out, to no avail), I’m going to have to look to a different brand as the noise is really frustrating.

Disappointing.

THE BEST TOOTHBRUSH EVER (By BGlasse)

After a wonderful article that I found online to research these toothbrushes, I chose the Philips Sonicare 3. This is the best toothbrush that I have every owned. I never knew that my teeth and gums could look and feel better than they already had, but this Philips toothbrush proved me wrong. It has a 30-second timer to help me to move on from one quadrant of my mouth to the next. I love that. I know that I could never go back to the electric toothbrushes that I used to purchase in the drug store–the Oral B’s, etc. I will never compromise with my teeth again.

Did not come with hard travel case showed in picture. (By Amazon Customer)

I give it 5 star so far. Just got it as an early christmas gift as seeing that I’m a Registered Dental Assistant and need to set an example to my patients about good oral hygiene. Only complaint and its not much of one is that mine did not come with the hard travel case that it shows in the picture. It came with a big over sized canvas travel bag, which is fine I guess cause I can add other things to it but I wanted the hard case in the picture.

like the quadrant timer (By To Much Shopping)

Took a bit to get used to… like the quadrant timer, do not like it shuts off at 2 minutes, i’m not always done….. I was to glad to have the gradual build up for the first 14 uses…. gave me time to adjust. I have used a Vitality Dual clean for years, but it just wasn’t doing what I needed anymore :(. I got this on sale and so far am please with the purchase

Dear Sonicare… Please add a siren that beckons tween boys to products (By AK)

I was hopeful. Very, very hopeful. The spongebob toothbrush just wasn’t cutting it anymore. My heart was full of hope as I pressed the buy button for the Sonicare brushing kit… But now that it has been delivered with all of the extras this kit comes with, it has lost the wow affect on my kid. I was hoping it would be a turning point to his dental routine, but to no avail. The first week he brushed every day. The second week not as much. Third week, still less. Now we are back to once a week!!! Once a week??!!!

This thing is amazing – like a sports car for your mouth – who WOULDN’T use it? So many bonus features – including a tongue exfoliator! It is just missing the siren that beckons boys to brush their teeth!

2016 Best Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush Philips Sonicare Flexcare Plus Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, HX6921/02 Review

2016 Best Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush Philips Sonicare Flexcare Plus Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush,  HX6921/02

  • Discontinued by Manufacturer
  • Offers 5 modes, including gum care mode to gum healthy in only 2 weeks
  • Reduces gum inflammation and bleeding in only 2 weeks, and helps prevent gum recession
  • Includes proresults standard contoured brush head to remove plaque along the gum line
  • Removes up to 2x more plaque than a manual toothbrush
  • Patented sonic technology delivers 31,000 brush strokes per minute. Includes 1 ProResults brush head (standard)

2016 Best Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush Philips Sonicare Flexcare Plus Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, HX6921/02 Reviews

For the skeptic (By J. Leigh)

I have always been a skeptic as far as electric toothbrushes are concerned. They have always seemed like gimmicks until I recently had the opportunity to try one for the first time. It was a Sonicare Diamond Clean. I was particularly skeptical when I read that I wasn’t supposed to forcibly brush my teeth with the brush but to apply gentle pressure and let the brush do most of the work. To my surprise my teeth had a remarkable squeaky cleanness to them that I hadn’t felt with regular brushing.

The review:

Pros:

- Easy to hold due to small neck.
- Strong vibration. If you need something gentler for sensitive gums you might consider the Diamond Clean product instead which has a “sensitive” setting.
- Includes travel case and charger whose cord wraps neatly inside.
- Induction charger, so there are no metal contacts that can short out when exposed to water.
- Includes a $4 coupon toward a multi-pack brush replacement.
- Brushes last pretty long- about 3-6 months.
- Built-in timer to let you know to switch brushing quadrant so you know you’ve done your proper 2 minutes.
- Packaging is easy to open.

Cons:

- Can’t see any. It is a solidly built product.

Compared to Diamond Clean (DC):

- DC is slicker in design. Think of it as a brush that Apple would build.
- DC is more expensive of course.
- DC comes with a clever glass rinsing cup with the induction charger beneath so after brushing and gargling you can just sit the brush in the glass cup and let it recharge.
- DC has Polish settings which may be useful to some.
- DC has same handle size.

Great until it breaks (By meganc)

I loved this toothbrush and really noticed the difference (as did my dentist). But after 2 years of normal use it stopped working, was vibrating much less and I could tell it wasn’t cleaning the way it used to. I tried buying new brush heads, cleaning it thoroughly and charging it for a few days (which seemed silly because we keep it on the charger all the time) and nothing helped. So I contacted Philips directly to see what they recommend. They tell me to buy a new unit and that none of their toothbrushes can be repaired or replaced. Um what?! At $150 each I can’t justify replacing it every 2 years and won’t support a company that won’t stand behind their product.

Lots of nice features and versatile settings all in one toothbrush (By Eva)

I’m a big fan of electric toothbrushes. Since I started using one, my dental health has improved dramatically. I have less plaque, my gums aren’t sensitive anymore and I don’t need to whiten my teeth very often. It’s like having a professional dental cleaning at home. Also, if you’re someone who frequently drinks tea, coffee, red wine, colas or grape juice, brushing with an electric toothbrush helps remove surface stains and keep teeth white.

There are quite a few things I like about this Philips toothbrush and a couple that are just okay.

Here are my thoughts on some of the main features and functions:

Settings
There are several settings: clean, sensitive, massage, gum care and refresh. With a press of a button on the brush handle, you can choose which setting you want and the brush automatically adjusts. This is a great feature so you can customize your brushing experience without having to use separate toothbrushes.

Battery/Battery Life
There’s a regular charger and a removable mini-travel charger. The travel charger is small and convenient. The charge on the brush lasts much longer than my other toothbrush. There’s also a lit battery meter so you know when you need to plug the charger in. So far, I’m very happy with the battery life. If you’re taking the brush with you on a short trip, you probably won’t even need to take the charger as long as you charge it in advance.

Toothbrush
The toothbrush itself is fairly lightweight and comfortable to hold. The wrap-around rubber grip handle makes it easy to hold without slipping out of your hand. It’s quiet to use. The included brush head is a little smaller and more slender than the one I was used to.
There are other sizes and types of brush heads, but only one brush head is included in the box. It’s okay, but I’ll probably get a little bigger brush head when I need to replace the one I have.

Other
- The brush case that’s included is nice for travel.
- There are indicators to let you know how much time to spend on each surface area of your teeth and the brush shuts off after 2 minutes. (Which is how much time you’re supposed to brush)

What I like best about this brush:
-Long battery life
-Multiple settings
-Travel charger and case
-Quiet
-Cleans teeth well and helps improve gum health

What could be better:
-The included brush head is a little smaller and thinner than I like
-It would be nice if the travel charger fit in the plastic travel case to keep it all together and not have to worry about losing it
-Considering the price of the toothbrush, it seems like it should have come with at least 2 brush heads

8/2/13 Update – After using this brush for a few weeks now, it’s still going strong on the first charge even though I use it 2 or 3 times a day.

Tired of replacing it over and over again (By Robert H)

I want to congratulate folks at Phillips/Sonicare on hiring the most talented engineers money can buy. With a precision of a swiss time piece they manage to estimate the life cycle of the battery to die right after the warranty expires. When I say right after I truly mean it. So you are stuck with a great piece of hardware that you have to throw it away because the batteries are non-replaceable.
This is my 3rd (and last) toothbrush from them. In anger I had purchased Oral-B 7000 and could not be happier.
Sonicare vs Oral B
Sonicare handle feel more ergonomic than Oral-B
Sonicare vibrations feel more intense, Oral-B feels more mechanical
Sonicare non replaceable battery (deal breaker for me at this point) Oral-B removable battery
Oral-B separate display showing your brush time, warns you if you are pressing too hard. In addition, it has a nice LED light on the toothbrush itself showing you if you press too hard.
Sonicare- I always hated the crud one had to clean between the head and the unit. In addition if you are not religious enough about it, you will start getting mildew right under the rubber seal on the bottom of the handle. None of those issues are possible with Oral-B.
My overall feeling is Oral-B is more of a no nonsense get the job done type of toothbrush. While Sonicare is still riding on its ultra high rpm technology making you feel like your teeth are cleaner.
Bottom Line- both are great toothbrushes, but unless you are ok shelling out $150 every 2-3 years, Oral-B is a better buy.
Last but not least- Your experience may vary, but my teeth are cleaner with Oral-B. Not sure if a smaller head does a better job or its the technology itself, but I have definitely less plaque.

2016 Best Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush Philips Sonicare 3 Series Gum Health Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, HX6631/30 Review

2016 Best Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush Philips Sonicare 3 Series Gum Health Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, HX6631/30

  • The HX6610-01 # is the internal manufacturing part number.
  • Improves gum health up to 100% better than a manual toothbrush. Includes 1 ProResults gum health brush head (standard)
  • Removes up to 6x more plaque along the gumline vs. a manual toothbrush
  • Three intensity settings for a gentle and comfortable brushing experience
  • Patented sonic technology delivers up to 31,000 brush strokes per minute
  • Two-color battery charge indicator lets you know when to recharge. 3 weeks battery life.

2016 Best Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush Philips Sonicare 3 Series Gum Health Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, HX6631/30 Reviews

Best pick! Has the features that are most useful across the Sonicare line, without costly extras (By SV)

Sonicare toothbrushes work very well. My teeth feel cleaner than they ever have with a traditional toothbrush. I have some history using different models and think the Gum Health model is the right balance of features and cost.

I had used the basic Elite series for a while, but the screw-in brushes got gross and smelly, so when the toothbrush died, I got the Flexcare. I liked the snap-on brush heads for the Flexcare brushes, as well as the slimmer, more elegant handle. While the Flexcare is a nice model and does a great job cleaning, I think it is too expensive and includes features I never used (and would bet most people don’t use).

When the Flexcare died (after 3 years and 4 months of use), I decided to go with the most basic Sonicare toothbrush that had the quadpacer and the snap-on brush head (the features I found helpful). At the time of this review, that ends up being the Gum Health Sonicare, which is $80 vs. the Flexcare at $130.

So far, a couple months in, I’m happy with the Gum Health toothbrush. It’s not quite as sleek as the Flexcare (see photo with Gum Health on left and Flexcare on right), but given that I never used the advanced features of the Flexcare, I feel like I’ve made a smarter purchase this time around (assuming it lasts for a few years).

I like it more than Oral-B (By David L.)

My teeth collect a lot of tartar. I had periodontal surgery in the past, since then I get my teeth professionallly cleaned every 4 months. I’ve been using Oral-B electric toothbrushes for many years. My most recent Oral B is similar to the current Pro 1000.

At my last cleaning, my dental hygienist suggested I try Sonicare. She said some of her patients get better results with Oral B, others get better results with Sonicare, and she thought I was a good candidate for Sonicare. I’ve had my Sonicare for 2 weeks and I love it.

I read the review comparing Oral B and Sonicare at The Sweethome, which recommended the 2 Series, but I chose the 3 Series because of it’s Li-Ion battery. Also the included Gum Health brush head matched my needs better than the Plaque Control head on the 2 Series.

To me, it feels like the Sonicare is doing a better job than my old Oral B. After brushing, my mouth feels really clean, similar to the feeling I get after a professional cleaning at my dentist. Toothpaste stays on the head; the rotating brushes of the Oral B would throw off the toothpaste.

Other things I like about the Sonicare are:
1) The battery only takes a minute to recharge after brushing.
2) The head, handle, and charger stay clean after use with just a light towelling off. My Oral B always collected a lot of gunk which would drip down to the charger.
3) The charger is 110-240 Volts, so it is easier to use while travelling overseas.
4) The included Gum Health head is small in size, and easy to get behind the rear molars and other tight places.
5) I am hoping Sonicare’s Li Ion battery lasts longer than my Oral B batteries. I had to replace my Oral B toothbrushes every couple of years due to battery failure.

Excellent gimmick-free toothbrush! (By Vince in Chicago)

It’s not as stylish as Sonicare’s latest and grooviest brushes, but it gets the job done well. It does have the two-minute timer divvied up into 4 30-second bursts with a little lull in between. It does offer some small variation in the strength of the bristle agitation.

What it does NOT offer is a stand for the brush-heads (just the brush itself), so if you share the brush with another user, store your brushes on your own. It does NOT offer any ultra-violet cleaning/sterilization. But if you can live without those features, you’ve just saved yourself about $100.00!!

Disappointing budget Sonicare (By S. Mundro)

Vibrates much more loudly than other Sonicare handles we’ve had, while also not vibrating as strongly at it’s top setting. Most annoying is the combo button that adjusts the speed as well as turning it on and off; leading to times when you mean to turn it off, but then need to wait longer before you can turn it off, and then also need change the speed again at some point. If you’re looking for a simple no-fuss Sonicare, you may want to stick with the Easy Clean until the newer 2/3 Series brushes get the kinks worked out.

Gentle, lightweight, simple Sonicare, but on the loud side (By Jennifer M.)

This is my third Sonicare toothbrush. My last one was the DiamondClean and I was disappointed it only lasted 2 years and three months (just out of warranty). I felt like I paid for all it’s “fluff” and not much substance so I decided to go with a more basic Sonicare this time around. There are only three setting: low, medium, and high. I have sensitive teeth and use the low setting which seems to be more gentle than the sensitive setting on the DiamondClean. It gets the job done simply, which is what I was looking for.

Pros:
Easy to use
Toothbrush head WITH the plastic cover on it fits into travel case
Lightweight
Gentle
Less expensive Sonicare choice

Cons:
Louder than my last Sonicare. (This is the biggest problem with the brush for me)
The brush head that comes with the device is on the small side but there are other head models that are compatible

2016 Best Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush Philips Sonicare FlexCare Whitening Edition HX6920 Toothbrush Handle HX6930 HX6932 HX6942/HX6932/HX6911 Review

2016 Best Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush Philips Sonicare FlexCare Whitening Edition HX6920 Toothbrush Handle HX6930 HX6932 HX6942/HX6932/HX6911

  • Removes stain build up from coffee, tea, red wine, cigarettes and tobacco in just 1 week
  • Removes up to 7x more plaque than a manual toothbrush
  • 3 week Battery life on 1 charge
  • Quadspacer with 30 second interval timer
  • 3 modes: Clean, Whiten and Massage

2016 Best Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush Philips Sonicare FlexCare Whitening Edition HX6920 Toothbrush Handle HX6930 HX6932 HX6942/HX6932/HX6911 Reviews

The proof is in the pudding as my gums as like a teenagers and I have no cavities when I … (By Harriet Schopfer)

My 4th one – have used them for the last 24 years (since a heart tx) as the MD said that immuno-suppressed people are very likely to have major teeth issues if they are not well cared for! The proof is in the pudding as my gums as like a teenagers and I have no cavities when I go to the dentist!

Third handle I ordered for my daughter after she got … (By Shanigenz)

Third handle I ordered for my daughter after she got hooked on mine. It arrived really fast and was sparkling new as promised.

Great product (By David Serrano)

Bought this item with extra heads and works wonderfully. Fast and easy delvery.

Very happy with the product (By Amazon Customer)

Bought as a replacement. Very happy with the product.

2016 Best Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush Philips Sonicare HealthyWhite Plus Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, Standard Packaging, HX8911/02 Review

2016 Best Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush Philips Sonicare HealthyWhite Plus Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, Standard Packaging, HX8911/02

  • Removes up to 100 percent more stains than a manual toothbrush
  • Patented sonic technology: with up to 31,000 brush strokes per minute, dynamic fluid action helps clean between teeth and along the gum line
  • Removes up to 7x more plaque than a manual toothbrush
  • Clean and white mode: proven to remove stains
  • 3 intensity settings for maximum comfort

2016 Best Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush Philips Sonicare HealthyWhite Plus Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, Standard Packaging, HX8911/02 Reviews

Improved build, great toothbrush, no buzzing (By Amighty)

According to specs, all Sonicare toothbrushes are essentially the same – they all vibrate at the same speed (31,000 strokes per minute) and can all use the wide range of available brush heads (except for the older Essence line). That is to say, they are all incredible at cleaning your teeth and if you’ve never used one, you are in for a real treat. The difference between models is sometimes negligible, and often more than a little vague – all the bells and whistles are of dubious value. Often, the simpler the toothbrush is, the better it is – there’s less buttons to break and less to pay for.

In practice however, there are some features that may be worth paying for, but it really depends on your needs and the openness of your pocketbook. I have been through several Sonicare brushes, and the model I was using prior to this one is the 2 Series, pretty much the barest-bone model there is. I really like it, but I prefer this new HealthyWhite Plus (AKA Series 5) – not because of the buttons or features, but because I think it is actually built better. Moving to the Series 2 from the model I had before, I had noticed (as had many other people) that the brush had a loud rattle (or buzzing) when it wasn’t in your mouth. It was a little distracting, but I honestly thought it had to do more with the brush head than the handle. However, I immediately noticed with this new brush that the buzz is almost gone – and if you look at the photo I’ve attached you can see that the brush head sits significantly closer to the top of the handle than on the Series 2. I tried them both with a variety of brush heads, and always got the same result: the new model is much quieter. It’s nice, but I really don’t know if it’s worth twice the price.

This model has a few superior features as well.
It has a "Quad-pacer" which alerts you every 30 seconds to change to another area of your mouth. All the brushes have a 2-minute timer, and you can definitely do without the 30-second alerts, but it is nice just to note the passing time. It also uses a Lithium battery instead of the NiMH battery, which gives it three weeks between charges instead of two. Obviously that’s better, but honestly, going two weeks is fine. This model also has three power levels and a whitening mode. Whitening is really just an extra 15-seconds of brushing that get tacked onto the end of the 2 minutes, and unless you have sensitive gums, you will probably never use the lower power settings. Philips touts this as "6 different modes" which is a really just the math of 3 power levels x 2 cleaning modes, and it’s really nothing to write home about.

I really like the new Diamond Clean brush head that is included with this set – but you can put any head on you like. The charger and travel case are the standard-issue Sonicare accessories and will also work with most other Sonicare brushes.

Really, it’s the better build that has locked this in as my daily toothbrush, but if I had to pay (I was provided both these brushes free for review purposes) I don’t know if I wouldn’t rather pay $30-$50 for the more basic model.

The absolute best! (By S. Montgomery)

I’ve owned just about every powered toothbrush on the market there is. My teeth and gums are at their healthiest when I use a Sonicare.
This is the second Sonicare I’ve owned. It was time to upgrade, but my 10 year old Sonicare still runs and holds a charge perfectly. They are built to last!
The 5 Series has a nice slim head (it ships with the compact ; a larger one is available). The charging base is also very compact, which is awesome. It has a very small footprint on your bathroom counter. There are 2 main brushing modes: plaque removing and whitening. Within each mode you can set the intensity to any one of 3 different intensities.
I very happy with the new Sonicare, and am buying a second brush head for my wife. I’ve included some photos of the details and comparing the size against a Reach powered toothbrush.

Bonus Pack has 1 Brush Head (Not 2!) (By Leigh)

This is a snazzy looking toothbrush that I was able to use right out of the box. I agree with the other reviewers who found the Bonus Pack product description confusing.

I attached pictures of the pack as delivered (Packaging and Open Box). I was a disappointed that despite there being a spot for an extra brush head in the package as the current product description mentions, there wasn’t one there. You only get 1 brush head!
The Bonus Pack includes:
1 Philips Sonicare toothbrush handles
1 DiamondClean brush head (Standard size) [Not 2!]
1 Travel charger
1 Hard travel case
1 Philips Sonicare Whitening Touch-up Pen
1 BreathRx Whitening toothpaste (4 oz.)
1 $50 Philips Zoom Coupon

Super performance, small footprint … (By L. Mountford)

I’ve been using a circa 2010 Oral-B Rechargeable toothbrush with good results (so says my dentist), but it’s really showing its age, so I was happy to have an opportunity to try out this new Philips HealthyWhite Plus model.

Wow! A lot has changed in 5 years in toothbrush technology.

This looks like your basic electric/rechargeable toothbrush, but appearances can be deceiving. There are 2 “modes”: “clean” and “white,” each of which has 3 intensity settings. There are two “timer” settings — the “Smartimer” tells you when you’ve been brushing for 2 full minutes, and the “Quadtimer” which signals every 30 seconds so you can change “quadrants (my old Oral-B has this, too, and it does come in handy).

The footprint is very small, so it doesn’t occupy a lot of valuable bathroom counter real estate, and it comes with a travel case.

So how does it perform? I’ve had mine for about 3 weeks, and it does an excellent job with cleaning, even better than my older Oral-B. I’ve used the “whitening” mode a few times, and I do notice a slight brightening. The whitening results might be a little more dramatic if I used the whitening mode more consistently. But I’m happy with the results so far.

It comes with only 1 brush head, so you might want to consider investing in a couple of replacement/extra heads. Philips recommends replacing the brush head every 3 months. You can find “regular” brush heads that will fit, or go for the Philips DiamondClean “fancier” brush heads. Lots of options, but obviously the “regular” brush heads are less expensive but probably won’t perform as well as the DiamondClean heads.

Overall, I’m really happy with how this performs. I like that it takes up so little space (less than 1/4 the space of my Oral-B) and the performance is really excellent.

2016 Best Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush Philips Sonicare 3 Series Gum Health Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, HX6631/02 Review

2016 Best Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush Philips Sonicare 3 Series Gum Health Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, HX6631/02

  • Improves gum health up to 100% better than a manual toothbrush. Includes 1 ProResults gum health brush head (standard)
  • Removes up to 6x more plaque along the gumline vs. a manual toothbrush
  • Three intensity settings for a gentle and comfortable brushing experience
  • Patented sonic technology delivers up to 31,000 brush strokes per minute
  • Two-color battery charge indicator lets you know when to recharge. 3 weeks battery life.

2016 Best Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush Philips Sonicare 3 Series Gum Health Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, HX6631/02 Reviews

Great, esp. for people with touchy gums (By Amighty)

Once you get a Sonicare toothbrush you will never go back to regular brushing. So what makes this brush different than other Sonicare brushes, and why would you buy this one over another? It’s a slightly complicated question but it’s worth asking since you will most likely keep and use this brush for years so try to get one you like.

I believe all Sonicare brushes (except the “Power-Up” series) have a top vibration mode of 31,000 strokes per minute, and all of the brushes except for the “Essence” line can swap out their brush heads for whichever style you prefer. So basically, all the differences come down to the handle style and handle features. Many of those differences are pointless and only a few are really even necessary, so I usually opt for the the simplest model – they’re usually cheaper and frankly, there’s less buttons to break or deal with.

This Series 3 brush is great and has a somewhat unique set of features. It’s got the same newer slim handle, and the main feature here is that it has three cleaning intensities designed for cleaning sensitive gums. I’ve never had a problem using the full-intensity mode, but my gums are relatively healthy, but I do like the new lower-intensity settings for just cleaning the gum area. To set the intensity you just press the button twice quickly and it advances to the next level. Next time you use the brush it will revert to the last intensity used – not sure if this is a great feature or not, because I then have to cycle through the settings to brush and back again to clean my gums. BUT, if you have sensitive gums it’s probablyu worth it.

There are two other significant differences between this model and the basic Series 2 brush.
First, this model uses a Lithium Ion battery, as opposed to a NiMH, which should give it about a third more brushes before it needs recharging. I have both, and to be honest, I have not noticed much difference. Both brushes seriously go for weeks without charging. It’s amazing actually, so while a longer battery is nice, the other model is no slouch. Second, this model has the "Quad-Pacer" timer, which takes the normal 2-minute timer and beeps/pauses briefly every 30 seconds to prompt you to move to a different part of your mouth. Frankly, if you’re a grown up you should be able to keep track of which of your teeth you’ve brushed, but I like it just because it keeps me aware of how far into the 2 minutes I am.

This model does include a travel case and a charger (the same charger that comes with all Sonicare brushes), and one special gum-centric brush head. Supposedly it’s rounder and shaped to be good for your gums AND teeth. Whatever, I like the Diamond Clean heads, which also claim to stimulate your gums.

I have noticed that with these new models there is more rattle noise than I remember in my old (broken) FlexCare model. Just a little, and it’s not in the handle. With no brush head attached they just emit a low hum, but with a brush attached it gets loud until you put it in your mouth and start brushing. Once the brush is pressed against your teeth, even a tiny bit, it quiets back down. It’s the same in this model and the series 2, so I think it’s a function of the new style of brush heads.

Cleaning wise, this brush seems identical to the cheaper Series 2 and the more expensive FlexCare models. Meaning that it’s excellent. Only if you need the sensitive-gum treatment modes is this particular model a must-have. There is a more expensive FlexCare model that also features three intensity levels.

Great brush all around.

I prefer the Sonicare Easy Clean brush compared to this one (By Kathleen San Martino)

Philips makes so many Sonicare toothbrushes with such subtle differences that I always found it very difficult to make a decision on what one is best for me. As a result, I own four different Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrushes including this one. Only one I purchased myself and the rest I received for review.

Philips Sonicare HX6921/04 Flexcare Plus Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush (This is my favorite brush.)
Philips Sonicare HX6511/50 Easy Clean Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush (I purchased this one and love it. It is my second favorite brush.)
Philips Sonicare HX6631/02 3 Series Gum Health Rechargeable (This is the brush Im reviewing here. It is just okay; its a little bit better but not too much different from the one below.)
Philips Sonicare HX6211/04 2 Series Plaque Control Rechargeable Toothbrush (I dont care for this one because its too noisy and its impossible to see the charging light.)

After trying this toothbrush I dont like it as much as my Flexcare Plus or Easy Clean. Below is what I like about this brush besides the usual claims that this removes up to 6x more plaque at the gumline. Also, below is what I dont like.

Great cleaning; less expensive than other Sonicare models (By SeekingTraveler)

This is a review of the Philips Sonicare “Gum Health” 3 series sonic toothbrush (model HX6631/02).

I also have:
- Philips Sonicare HX6731/02 “Healthywhite” toothbrush
- Philips Sonicare HX6921/04 “Flexcare Plus” toothbrush

All three toothbrushes seem to do an equally great job cleaning teeth in the basic “Clean” mode. While this toothbrush has one mode of operation (Clean), my Healthywhite toothbrush has three modes (Clean, Clean & White, and Sensitive) and my Flexcare Plus toothbrush has five modes (Clean, Gum Care, Refresh, Sensitive, and Massage). This toothbrush has three intensity settings.

Another reviewer stated that this toothbrush is too noisy. When using the included brush head, this toothbrush was about the same noise level as my “Healthywhite” toothbrush. However, when I installed a new ProResults (compact) head, this toothbrush was definitely noisier. As the other reviewer observed, the noise may be due to the brush head not seating completely. As far as I can tell this toothbrush is equal to the “Healthywhite” in its ability to clean (i.e., I am completely satisfied with its cleaning performance).

I started using (the Philips Sonicare HX6731/02 Healthywhite Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush) a little more than a year ago. It was the first electric toothbrush I ever used; prior to buying it, I used an old-fashion manual toothbrush. In the year I have been using that toothbrush, I have visited my dentist twice for regular checkups and cleanings. According to the dental hygienist and my dentist, my teeth were much, much cleaner, requiring far less work (i.e.

2016 Best Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush Philips Sonicare 2 Series Plaque Control Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, HX6211/30 Review

2016 Best Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush Philips Sonicare 2 Series Plaque Control Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, HX6211/30

  • A gap between the handle and the brush head is expected – the gap allows the BH room to move accordingly
  • Removes up to 6x more plaque than a manual toothbrush. Includes 1 ProResults plaque control brush head
  • Patented sonic technology: with up to 31,000 brush strokes per minute, dynamic fluid action helps clean between teeth and along the gumline
  • Smartimer encourages 2 minutes of brushing as recommended by dentists
  • Easy-start feature slowly increases power over first 14 uses making the switch to philips sonicare easy
  • Two-color battery charge indicator lets you know when to recharge; 2 weeks battery life

2016 Best Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush Philips Sonicare 2 Series Plaque Control Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, HX6211/30 Reviews

Perfect basic model Sonicare toothbrush (By Amighty)

This is a new version of the second-generation Philips Sonicare electric toothbrush. It’s very basic – one button and one light. I’ve been using their toothbrushes for years, and that is all you need.

At their core functionality all Sonicare toothbrushes are basically the same – they vibrate at the same speed and use the same brush heads. The differences in the models comes down to buttons and lights (and sometimes battery size), and you end up paying for each one of those bells and whistles. I actually prefer the simpler models – there is less to break, and less to pay for. As long as it has a charge light and a power button it has all the functionality I’ll ever need. I’ve had the fancier ones, and I’ve never missed the additional lights or secondary buttons.

For me, this is replacing an “Easyclean” model, which I dropped one too many times and is definitely screwed up beyond repair (and warranty). These toothbrushes are built to take a beating so I have no complaints – if Amazon hadn’t sent me a free one for review I would’ve replaced it myself. This new handle (and that’s basically all these brushes are – a handle and a replaceable brush head) seems even sturdier. It is a little thicker in diameter and has a nice soft-touch rubber coating and rubberized foot that should make it even less likely to slide off the sink or crack against the porcelain.

In addition to that rubberization, this model’s design is the one blue power button and a small battery light near the base. It takes a while to charge it up all the way (the instructions say 48 hours initially) but you can use it before that.
The metal spike that you mount the brush head to is wrapped in a small plastic gasket which is also an improvement over my older model and should go even further toward stopping gross mold that seems to be the bane of all electric toothbrushes. This model, ;like most of them I think, has a two-minute timer. Meaning that it turns off automatically after two minutes of brushing. Obviously, you can just turn it on again if you need to keep going. It does NOT have the "Quadpacer", which is a tiny pause in the brushing every thirty seconds to remind the user to move on to a different part of the mouth. Frankly, I’ve never found that particularly useful anyway. The battery life is stellar, as per usual, and I have been using it for weeks without needing to recharge yet.

There isn’t a lot of information on the packaging about what makes this brush/brush head any more effective at removing plaque than the previous model. Possibly the brush head has some curved bristles. But again, all sonicare brush heads are interchangeable (except for the old "essence" models) so you can use any brush head you prefer. I have become fond of the "DiamondClean" heads, which have some rubber bristles in the middle that help with whitening (or some other sort of voodoo).

This is a perfect, no nonsense, electric toothbrush. If you’ve never used Sonicare before you will be blown away at how clean and fresh it leaves your mouth and teeth. If you have used Sonicare before you will get the same great performance, if not better.

In the box:
Sonicare handle in white and blue soft-touch plastic, one button, one battery light
one plug-in charger
one standard brush head

Good standard Sonicare toothbrush but some durability issues (By BBP)

I’m a long-time Sonicare user and recommend them as brand over other manufacturers. I’ve used Oral B electric toothbrushes before but didn’t like them. Sonicares are much quieter and feel softer on teeth and gums. At first, Sonicares will feel tingly before your gums adjust to the vibration. For this reason, this brush has an ease-in feature that gradually increases the speed during the first 14 uses.

I really don’t know what’s new and improved about this version (I have 4 others), except perhaps some minor cosmetic differences. In comparison to other Sonicares, this model is pretty basic and no-frills. Some of the higher-end models in the line have a travel case, an additional brush head, a non-slip textured grip, and or UV sanitizing bases. This one is also thicker. The more you spend, the thinner the handle is. The HX6211 just comes with the charger and one head. The charging base is common across all Sonicare toothbrushes and can be used for multiple brushes.

UPDATE: This Sonicare is less durable than some others and is prone to drop damage. The head starts to vibrate loudly. I returned mine for replacement under warranty. It’s been 4 months and I’m still waiting for it. I called to check on it and the CS rep said it was lost in the warehouse. They’ll send me a new one. I’ll update my review once I get more info.

UPDATE 6/2/2016: Downgrading this to 1 star after poor experience with Philips customer service. It took me over 4 months to get a replacement. CS lied to me several times, saying they sent it out, but I waited 2 months and nothing. I called them again after, and the CS rep was surprised it never left the warehouse. He promised me 2 brush heads for the inconvenience. Mine came back with no brush heads, and it still buzzes loudly, so the problem didn’t get fixed at all.

After 5 months: Cleans well, but brush head replacements are expensive and may be too powerful for some (By Ulysses)

I was surprised to see this Sonicare toothbrush under $40, and went ahead and bought it. Here’s what I think after 5 months:

Pros:

* Seems to clean pretty well. Leaves teeth feeling shiny. Nice to have that fresh from the dentist feeling every morning.
* My brother has what appears to be pretty much the same model for several years and it’s still going, so durability is good.
* My dental hygienist recommended it.
* The included brush head is durable and lasts longer than 3 months, at least for me.
* Comes with a coupon for $5 off replacement brush heads.

Cons:

* Replacement brush heads, even with the coupon, cost a lot. My brother got one of the cheaper knockoff replacement brush heads and I can see little strands of bristles hanging out. (not frayed, but almost falling out) So I’m going to wait for a deal on the genuine ones.
* The included brush head is pretty small in comparison to your average manual toothbrush, perhaps 60% of the size. You can buy bigger (and softer) ones. See photo which compares it to a Colgate 360 manual toothbrush.
* The instructions say to brush for 2 minutes on the fronts and backs of your teeth, but neglect to mention the chewing surfaces – probably the most important part of your teeth to brush!
* After a few uses, it changes from a “gentle” introductory mode to a more “powerful” mode. It is quite a bit more powerful, and I wish I could change it back. Even the gentle mode is too much for my girlfriend, who promptly said she’s never going to use it, and will stick with her manual Colgate 360 brush.

Tips:

* You don’t (and probably shouldn’t) press down when brushing with this brush – it might harm your enamel.
(and will wear out the head faster)
* All Sonicares are basically the same unit, with fancier and possibly unnecessary features at the high end. The higher end ones are thinner and lighter though.

Overall, recommended at this price. There’s currently a $10-off coupon at Amazon, so you can get it for $29.95 now.

2016 Best Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush Philips Sonicare Flexcare Platinum Sonic Electric Toothbrush, HX9112/13 Review

2016 Best Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush Philips Sonicare Flexcare Platinum Sonic Electric Toothbrush, HX9112/13

  • The most loved electric toothbrush brand by Americans and their dentists. 9 out of 10 users preferred FlexCare Platinum over their current toothbrush.
  • Removes up to 10x more plaque than a manual toothbrush for Philips sonicare’s deepest clean yet
  • New deep clean mode enables you to effortlessly tackle trouble areas, while being gentle on teeth and gums. Includes Built-in pressure sensor alerts you when brushing too hard
  • Patented sonic technology: with up to 31,000 brush strokes per minute, dynamic fluid action helps clean between teeth and along the gum line
  • 9 customizable brushing experiences: 3 modes combined with 3 intensity settings to adapt to your brushing needs

2016 Best Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush Philips Sonicare Flexcare Platinum Sonic Electric Toothbrush, HX9112/13 Reviews

Great toothbrush, but not a significant improvement on Sonicare’s much cheaper models (By Jordan Michel)

There is no question that Sonicare makes great toothbrushes. Each of my last three dentists recommends them, and Ive been using one for more than ten years. However, I get the feeling their differentiation between models is more about incremental profit than a better clean.

My wife recently upgraded to the Sonicare Flexcare Platinum having previously used an entry-level Sonicare. Her verdict no noticeable difference. And, even Sonicares product descriptions bear that out. This brush delivers the same 31,000 strokes per minute as the cheapest Sonicare, but is (currently) selling at more than three times the price.

The supposed differentiators this model includes:
- The pressure sensor actually a unique feature that Sonicares cheaper brushes do not offer, but youll have to decide for yourself whether youre so concerned that youre pressing too hard that youll pay this much more (seems like the amount of wear on your toothbrush head could provide similar information)
- Three different brushing modes according to the user manual these modes just adjust the timer (i.e., if you want to get the White mode from your entry-level Sonicare, just run it for an extra 30 seconds).
- Three intensity settings available in all but Sonicares very cheapest model
- Quadpacer (a great feature but) also available in all but Sonicares cheapest model
- Brush heads interchangeable, so you should not base your brush decision on which heads are included

Do I recommend using a Sonicare? Absolutely. Would I recommend paying three times more for one of their most advanced models? Not unless youve got money to burn.

Love this model – Comparison to the HealthyWhite Plus (By M. Donnelly)

I have both this toothbrush as well as the Philips Sonicare HealthyWhite Plus Rechargeable Toothbrush, Standard Packaging. This review compares/contrasts this model to the HealthyWhite Plus.

First, I love Sonicare toothbrushes. My dentist recommended I try the Sonicare over fifteen years ago, and I’ve been a convert ever since. My cleanings are quick and easy and my teeth feel clean. The issues I had with prior versions of the Sonicare had to do with the significant issues with the brush heads holding moisture and, subsequently, causing dirt and mold build-up within the heads. With this new generation of brushes and handles, that issue seems to be gone.

That being said, the Flexcare Platinum brush is one step up from the HealthyWhite Plus. Instead of two cleaning modes, it has three–Clean, White and Deep Clean. The Clean mode splits the cleaning into 4 “quadrants” of 30 seconds each. The White adds an additional 30 seconds to the regimen to ‘brighten and polish your front teeth.” The Deep Clean mode is 3 minutes long, with each quadrant (Quadpacer segments) of 45 seconds, with ‘alternating cleaning and massaging.’ You select the mode prior to turning on the brush. You also have a low/medium/high intensity setting for each mode.

This brush is much easier to use than the HealthyWhite. Selecting the mode with the HealthyWhite is somewhat awkward (you really have to read the manual to figure it out), while the Flexcare has a separate button to select the mode. The Flexcare also has a pressure sensor built in. If you press took hard, it softens the vibration.
I like this feature; I never knew whether I was brushing ‘right’ with the Sonicare; this feature tells me if I’m pressing too hard.

Aside from the time span, I haven’t seen too much difference between the ‘massage’ and ‘clean’ modes in the Deep Clean cycle. The other differences between the models are:

- 3 Modes (Flexcare – Clean, Whiten, Deep Clean) vs 2 Modes (HealthyWhite – Clean and Whiten)
- Brush heads: The Flexcare Platinum comes with an InterCare and an Adaptave Clean brush head. I like the Adaptave Clean (larger) brush head more than the Diamond Clean brush head that came with the Healthy White. The Diamond Clean brush head seems to be wearing very quickly.
- Pressure Sensor: On the Flexcare but not on the HealthyWhite
- Toothbrush holder: Included on the Flexcare but NOT on the HealthyWhite

BOTH have:
- Standard charger base (NO storage/cord wrap for the power cord)
- Travel case w/room for the handle and 2 brush heads
- 3 intensity levels
- Quadpacer (Timer for each ‘quadrant’ of your mouth)
- Smartimer (auto shut off)

BOTH do NOT have:
- Sanitizer for brush heads
- Power cord storage/cord wrap on the base

I love the clean I get with Sonicare devices. This model is a great performer, but if you don’t think you need all the bells and whistles, a less expensive model will do nicely!

Perfect For Over Brushers (By AmandaGal)

This is my second Sonicare toothbrush. The first one I’ve had for about 4 years. It has the twist on brush heads (they still sell that model). This one has a snap on head. My dentist has really noticed the difference since I started using Sonicare. They recommended the brand to me initially, and I’ve had good results.

The pressure sensor is why I decided that this might be a worth upgrade. I am one who brushes too hard and caused some major gum damage because of it. I’m talking gum grafts and thousands of dollars worth of surgery damage. I tried to use a regular toothbrush, but I’ve done much better with the electric ones, even without the sensor. But I still brush too hard. The dentist constantly tells me to “let the brush do the work,” because even with the old style, I still brush too hard.

This brush actually changes the strength of the vibration when you brush too hard. I’m sure it’s still possible to damage your gums, but that change in vibration makes me think about it, at least. When I feel it change, I back off. I hope my next dental visit will be positive because of this function.

The clean actually does feel cleaner than the old Sonicare. It almost feels like a dental cleaning. That being said, I think this is a function of the snap-on brush head. I imagine the “four cleaning modes” is more marketing than anything. It seems like that and the pressure sensor are the main differences between this brush and the less expensive models.

For me, the pressure sensor is a big deal, so I would get this one. For someone else, I think any Sonicare is a great idea. My dentist and oral surgeon both recommend the brand. It was before this model was released, but my oral surgeon suggested that any of the models will give a great clean when used as directed, and the extra features are more of a a personal choice. I’m sure that still rings true today.