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Philips Sonicare HX9172/10 FlexCare Platinum Rechargeable Toothbrush with UV Sanitizer

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  • Recommended brand of power toothbrushes by dental professionals. Proven to give you whiter teeth in just two weeks
  • Two minute quadpacer interval timer encourages thorough brushing. Lasts up to 10 days on a single full charge
  • Sonicare dynamic action effectively reaches deep between teeth and along the gum line
  • Three bushing modes and three cleaning intensity settings allow for nine customisable brushing modes
  • The integrated UV sanitiser removes up to 99 per cent of bacteria on your toothbrush

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Product Description

Product Description

Philips Sonicare

Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum HX9172 Rechargeable Toothbrush with UV Sanitiser

Philips Sonicare
Why Choose Sonicare?

Taking good care of your teeth and mouth is essential, because your oral health can directly affect your overall health. While it doesn't mean you should say goodbye to the dentist's chair forever, an effective daily routine, using a good toothbrush, such as a Sonicare, will help. Philips Sonicare brushes provide up to 100% better plaque removal in hard-to-reach areas versus a manual, thanks to the patented sonic technology. This delivers a gentle and dynamic cleaning action that drives fluid deep between teeth and along the gum-line to help prevent the development of gum disease and improve gum health in just two weeks.

Recommended by Dental Professionals Worldwide

The Philips Sonicare brand is a leader in oral health care, but is also backed by more than 140 publications and abstracts representing clinical and laboratory studies conducted at more than 40 universities and research institutes worldwide. Philips Sonicare electric toothbrushes are proven to promote and improve oral health, from reducing plaque build-up to improving overall gum health. They have also demonstrated the ability to increase patient compliance to oral health and hygiene regimens between dental visits. Over 22 million users worldwide testify to the great experience of using Philips Sonicare toothbrushes. Philips Sonicare is recommended by dental professionals worldwide.

Product Features

Philips Sonicare
Dynamic Sonic Cleaning Action

Sonicare's dynamic cleaning action drives fluid between the teeth, effectively cleaning every surface, even between the teeth and along the gumline, for a difference you can see and feel.

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Naturally Whiter Teeth

Daily use of the White mode can help you achieve teeth that are two shades whiter in just 2 weeks. Proven to remove coffee, tea, tobacco and red wine stains.

Philips Sonicare
Gum Health

Most adults suffer from gum disease at some point in their lives. Thankfully, FlexCare is clinically proven to improve gum health in just two weeks. Its Gum Care mode targets and cleans the gum line, removing plaque while stimulating gums.

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Clinically Proven Safe and Gentle

Your Sonicare is safe to use on: braces (brush heads wear out sooner when used on braces), dental restorations (fillings, crowns, veneers) and periodontal pockets.

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UV Sanitiser

The integrated ultraviolet (UV) sanitiser removes up to 99 per cent of bacteria* on your toothbrush. The UV sanitiser safeguards against potentially harmful germs by using ultraviolet (UV) clean technology, similar to that used in hospitals. The sanitiser unit can clean two brush heads at the same time, and it takes just 10 minutes for the heads to be completely sanitised. The unit may also serve as a storage device until the next time the brush is used.

Philips Sonicare
2-Minute Timer

2-minute timer automatically tracks brushing time, ensuring recommended brushing regime is followed and turns the toothbrush off when brushing is complete.

Philips Sonicare
Quadpacer Interval Timer

30 seconds interval timer indicates when you have completed each quadrant of your mouth and signals for you to move on, resulting in more consistent cleaning throughout your mouth.

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Easy-Start Programme

Gently increases power over the first 14 uses to ease into the Sonicare experience.

Philips Sonicare
Intuitive Pressure Sensor

Handle gently vibrates when too much pressure is applied to reduce over brushing and helps user to adopt proper brushing technique.

Philips Sonicare
Long battery Life

3 weeks of use on a single full charge or 42 x 2-minute brushings.

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Three Intensity Settings

FlexCare Platinum lets you choose from three intensity settings — Low, Medium or High — to create a brushing experience that’s tailored to you.

Distinct Brush Heads

InterCare brush head with distinct bristle configuration - proven to remove up to 6 x more plaque between the teeth and improve gum health in just 2 weeks.

Two Sizes Brush Heads Available
Philips Sonicare

1. Standard brush head: For focused cleaning in areas of special need.

2. Mini brush head: For orthodontic patients and those with smaller mouths.

Philips Sonicare
Reminder Bristles

Reminder bristles gradually fade, indicating when it's time to replace brush heads.

Three Brushing Modes

Philips Sonicare FlexCare has three brushing modes, to allow consumers to tailor their brushing experience to their own needs as well as their dental professional's advice. The brush modes range from:

  1. Clean - the standard mode for a whole mouth clean
  2. White - removes surface stains to whiten teeth
  3. Gum Care - gently stimulates and massages gums
Important Information

In order to get the most out of your Sonicare’s battery life, it is essential that you charge it for 24 hours before first use.

Which Philips Sonicare product is Ideal for You?

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Cleaning modes
1. Clean
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
2. Clean and White
-
-
Yes
Yes
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
3. White
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Yes
4. Polish
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Yes
5. Gum Care
-
-
-
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
6. Sensitive
-
-
-
Yes
Yes
-
-
Yes
Intensity Settings
-
-
-
-
-
3- low, medium, high
3- low, medium, high
-
Features
Plaque removal efficiency
Better plaque removal than manual brushing
2 x more plaque than manual brushing
2 x more plaque than manual brushing
2 x more plaque than manual brushing
2 x more plaque than manual brushing
7 x more between teeth than manual brushing
7 x more between teeth than manual brushing
7 x more between teeth than manual brushing
Easy Start Program
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
2 minute timer
Yes
Yes
Yes
3 timer programs: 1 minute GoCare, 2 minute Normal, 3 minute MaxCare
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Quadropacer interval timer
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Usage time on a full charge
14 x 2-minute brushings OR 1 week
42 x 2-minute brushings OR 3 weeks
42 x 2-minute brushings OR 3 weeks
42 x 2-minute brushings OR 3 weeks
20 x 2-minute brushings OR 10 days
42 x 2-minute brushings OR 3 weeks
42 x 2-minute brushings OR 3 weeks
42 x 2-minute brushings OR 3 weeks
Brush speed per minute
Up to 15,000 brush strokes per minute
Up to 31,000 brush strokes per minute
Up to 31,000 brush strokes per minute
Up to 31,000 brush strokes per minute
Up to 31,000 brush strokes per minute
Up to 31,000 brush strokes per minute
Up to 31,000 brush strokes per minute
Up to 31,000 brush strokes per minute
Pressure Sensor
-
-
-
-
-
Yes
Yes
-
Low battery indicator
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Accessories
UV BrushHead Sanitiser
-
-
-
-
-
-
Yes
-
Travel Case
-
-
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
USB Travel Charger and Case
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Yes
Conductive glass charger
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Yes
Brush head supplied
1 x ProResults standard
HX6511/43 - 1 x DiamondClean standard
HX6511/44 - 1 x Senstive standard
HX6511/50 - 1 x ProResults standard
1 x ProResults standard
1 x ProResults standard 1 x ProResults mini
1 x ProResults standard 1 x ProResults mini
1 x InterCare standard 1 x InterCare mini
1 x InterCare standard 1 x InterCare mini
1 x DiamondClean standard 1 x DiamondClean mini
Brush head compatible
ProResults, Sensitive, InterCare, DiamondClean
JaProResults, Sensitive, InterCare, DiamondClean
ProResults, Sensitive, InterCare, DiamondClean
ProResults, Sensitive, InterCare, DiamondClean
ProResults, Sensitive, InterCare, DiamondClean
ProResults, Sensitive, InterCare, DiamondClean
ProResults, Sensitive, InterCare, DiamondClean
ProResults, Sensitive, InterCare, DiamondClean

Box Contains

1 x Handle
1 x InterCare standard brush head
1 x InterCare mini brush head
1 x Hard travel case
1 x UV brush head sanitiser
Charger

Product Information

BrandPhilips
  
Additional Information
ASINB00D4XM0EY
Best Sellers Rank 855 in Health & Personal Care (See top 100)
Shipping Weight921 g
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Date First Available29 May 2013
  
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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

64 of 71 people found the following review helpful By DWB1873 on 24 July 2013
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Note - I received this free as part of the Amazon Vine program - I am reviewing it based on value for money, quality and so on - I am therefore not applying buyer's remorse or bias!

This isn't actually the top end unit Philips make (that's the Diamond brush) however it's pretty high up there.
If you are determined to have all the features, and the price doesn't matter, buy it - it an excellent brush and all the bits work together.

Still reading? Okay - the problem with this unit is that the cheaper brushes - without the UV - are very very good, and much cheaper. This unit adds a revised handset and the UV lamp. I'll cover both.

As a general comment Sonicare brushes are excellent. I used Oral-B for years, then changed to these and wouldn't go back. Cleaner teeth, amazing battery life - these are excellent tooth brushes.

This brush unit however seems a bit... coarse. The finish is rougher than the soft touch models I've had previously and the rollstop has sharper edges. Nit-picking, sure. It's also seems MUCH more powerful (and noisier) than the other brushes - but I have no idea why. It has various modes, none of which I suspect I'll use (as this is how it's gone with my current multi-mode brush).

The UV works - but I can't help question the point of it. I've brushed my teeth for 30+ years without UV sanitisation. I'm still alive, never been ill, nor ever had a green toothbrush - so what's the point, other than it looks pretty when it's on? I don't think it's worth the money, especially as it's another thing to clean and replace when the bulb goes (UV loses effectiveness over time).
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By KWren HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 25 July 2013
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I've used electric toothbrushes for the last decade but this is my first sonic toothbrush.

After years of using Braun/Oral-Bpower brushes with rotating heads, this was a completely different experience. This Philips Sonicare brush has a conventional-shaped but small brush head and produces a light sensation of 'vibrations' as each brush bristle spins independently (rather than the toothbrush head itself spinning). It also involves a slightly different brushing technique: the 'spinning head' brushes are held to the teeth one at a time while the teeth are brushed but the Sonicare involves the user gently and effortlessly brushing from side to side so the longer bristles penetrate between the teeth.

Without a doubt, it is certainly effective. It tickled slightly for the first few uses until I became used to it and my teeth and gums definitely felt clean, polished and tingly after use.

It's a very easy brush to use - simply hold it like a manual toothbrush and brush the teeth very gently from side to side. The longer bristles reach inbetween teeth very effectively, loosen plaque and blast it away. It's a very gentle method which doesn't involve any aggressive or heavy-duty brushing and I found it more gentle than a rotary brush. The ergonomic shape is very good - the long--stemmed small, slim brush head easily finds hard to reach areas making it very comfortable even for a smaller mouth and no gag-reflex when reaching deep into the back of the mouth.

Just a few days before testing this brush, I had dental surgery which also involved cutting into my gum hence this part of my mouth was very sensitive but the brush is designed to accommodate sensitive patches thanks to its three pressure settings.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dav on 15 Sept. 2014
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I have been using it for over four months now and I'm very happy about the choice.

I choose this one model because of mixed reviews on the latest models and because the latest models dont seem to offer more than this one.

I feel my teeth are better clean compared with the normal toothbrush, they feel smother too however I'm still having concerns whether a powered toothbrush is armful of gums compared to manual toothbrush, but that is my dilemma.

The UV sanitiser works well and has a slightly bigger bulb than the usual UV sanitisers for toothbrush you can find on Amazon.

Battery life on a circa three times/day usage is about two weeks. Hence the travel box while a bit bulky comes handy travelling (up to two weeks there is no need of power supply however the product comes with a travel power supply too).

The only negative aspect to purchasing this product is the expense in finding the right brush head for you. I found a box containing most of the brush heads on the market that Philips make for this and I tried them all for a week and I picked the one that looks like does the best job in my mouth however it's not ideal, as I would have like a combination of different characteristics of some of the brushes but perhaps in the future they will do a new model that will fit my mouth best. The box was not very cheap however.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jinsc on 16 Feb. 2014
I've noticed a few different reviews mentioning how great the previous models have been. Why are they replacing a £200 toothbrush so often?

I bought the previous model (HX6XXX series) and it died twice after about a year's use each time. The rechargeable battery is soldered in place so difficult to change and pretty much guaranteed to fail, lasting only a year. Both times, just out of warranty. Also the rubber seal at the top of the main body begins to disintegrate if you don't take the brush head off after every use. This lets water in, again rendering the device useless. Quick internet and video search revealed a lot of people are having the same issue.
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