13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
I treated myself to this when it was on Deal of the Day for sixty-eight quid, and I am so glad I did. In the promo video one of the people says this gets your teeth "ridiculously clean". She's not wrong!
It's really easy to use, and does a cracking job. I am now a full convert and won't ever go back to a manual brush.
I have not had any serious dental issues as I take reasonable care of my teeth, but recently I have started to develop a couple of sensitive spots. These sensitive spots persisted despite me using enamel repair toothpaste/mouthwash. After just FOUR DAYS with this new brush the sensitive areas disappeared altogether. I did not encounter any of the gum bleeds during the initial week of use which some users report. I also noticed a significant lightening in the shade of my teeth, and the gradual removal of some dark stains which accumulated when I was a smoker.
One thing that surprised me is just how brief a two minute brushing period is when you have a device like this to time it for you. I had always believed that I was under-brushing, but as it turns out time compresses when you use a manual brush. I found you have to be quite nippy with this thing to hit every surface. It does such a thorough job though that you can move it around the mouth much more quickly than you might expect.
The blurb says the InterCare heads remove six times more plaque than manual brushing (why then is the DiamondClean system more expensive when those heads only remove twice as much plaque?). Having flossed manually after using the brush I am inclined to believe that blurb. Virtually nothing came out using dental floss, and an interdental brush only lifted small amounts of matter shortly after eating. The incredibly clean feeling apparently really does come from the teeth being incredibly clean!
If you are coming from a manual toothbrush, I would recommend taking the plunge. I really doubt that you will have any regrets.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 6 August 2014
If you want really clean teeth; look no further and buy this brush. I previously had an Oral B Professional Care 2000, but it broke after 2 years. Although the Oral B was good, it is not comparable to the Phillips Sonicare.
The toothbrush head shape is much more effective for cleaning; my teeth look and feel so clean after use, it is like having been to the hygienist. I have only had the brush a week and already I notice the battery life improvement. I have not charged it since it was purchased and I still have 'two bars' of power left.
Well worth the money!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Dare I say that your choice of tooth cleaner is a matter of taste? No, fair enough. For me having the choice between soft, just about comfortable and Laurence Olivier levels of Marathon Man torture are not useful. The high frequency vibrations of the Philips Sonicare mean that as it touches your inner lip the tingling vibration is highly uncomfortable.
If I did not already own the Braun oral B electric toothbrush I might have been tempted to give Sir Laurence's choice 4 stars and hoped for long term practice to improve its performance. But then comes the matter of sticky teeth. I don't get sticky teeth after using the Braun. I can with the Philips. And its more than double the price of the Braun. The Braun shown in my video is Braun Oral-B Professional Care 1000 One-Mode Rechargeable Toothbrush (Packaging Varies)
The main advantage of the Braun is its ease of use. Not just that easy to see charging light but I just pick it up, put in mouth, and clean away. It feels thorough and it is thorough. Both brushes can leave stuff in the gaps of my teeth. Enter Philips Sonicare AirFloss HX8211/02 Rechargeable Power Flosser.
19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Firstly, there are a few things I should point out. Reading the product description you see that this has a long battery life between charges, but please remember, this is based on one person only cleaning their teeth for two minutes twice a day. If there is going to be more than you using this, then please take that into account, and if like me it takes you longer than two minutes to clean your teeth, this will reduce this time as well. So saying, I should think that you are going to get well over a week without having to recharge this, which is better than what I currently get on my toothbrush, which is four days at best. In the box you get an owner's manual, and please read this as well; there are certain alterations you can make to customise this. I personally get fed up with the quad pacer sounding every thirty seconds, so I have turned that off, and if you are a bit wary of using this for the first time, you may want to initiate the easy start feature, which slowly ramps up the intensity over a period of days.
In the box you get the actual brush body, two toothbrush heads, a travelling charger, and a casing that you can put that into if you so desire, for home (this has bits on to hold more than one brush head, so ideal for a couple), instruction and guarantee books, and a nice hard plastic travelling case, that will hold the brush body, and two brush heads.
The brush heads are easy to click on and off, so there is no difficulty in changing them, and according to the manufacturers this will take any of the Philips click on heads, so if you are buying this as a replacement, the heads that you already own will fit (unless it is the Elite screw on type). This is rather intuitive to use, the front of the brush body has two buttons, one is the power, and the other lets you alter the program, and the speed of the brush head. You have three intensity levels for the brush head speed, these are normal clean mode, as well as white and gum care mode. Admittedly this is perhaps a bit OTT, after all you only want to clean your teeth. I should point out that when a program has finished, the brush automatically turns off, which is a bit of a nuisance, especially if like me it takes more than two minutes to clean my teeth in the basic clean operation. You have to turn the thing back on, which is really though only a minor thing. I did once read that the sonic power does diminish slightly after two minutes, so if you are still cleaning your teeth it may be advisable to quickly run the head under the tap before re-starting. I especially love the charge indicator, which has three lights and shows more clearly how much power is left in the device.
The last time I tried one of these brushes was when it first appeared on the market, and I have to say it has significantly improved since then. I found my teeth and gums to be clean and healthy after using this, and so it does work. I tried my own unofficial and non-scientific test which this passed better than my oscillating head toothbrush. This is simple if you want to replicate my experiment. Eat a bag of crisps and then clean your teeth. This removed any crisps stuck between my teeth, and the only visible indication of crisps was on one of the biting surfaces of one of my teeth, which is significantly better than with an oscillating head brush.
If you are looking for an electric toothbrush for yourself or the family then this could be the ideal one, similarly if you are thinking of changing to a different brush. However, to be perfectly candid with you, if you own an electric toothbrush and are happy with it, then stick with it, the important thing is to get your teeth clean, and to be happy with the brush you already use. I have had a quick scan through research papers and have concluded after reading numerous conflicting information that an oscillating type head is probably slightly better for removing plaque from the tooth surface that can be seen. A sonic type brush, such as this, is probably slightly better at removing unseen plaque and looking after the gums. There are only really small differences between these but it may be something to consider when purchasing a brush. I hope that this helps you on your choice of a good electric brush that will give you years of service. Remember that with something like this, you don't have to throw away the brush body when in a few years you need a new battery, you can purchase a new battery and fit it yourself, or maybe get someone you know to do it for you. It isn't hard, but it can be a bit fiddly.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 27 March 2014
I have used Sonicare toothbrushes for over 5 years & this is the best one I've ever had.
It is lighter & quieter than the previous model, plus it has a whitening feature.
Since I have been using the toothbrush I have notice my teeth feel cleaner for longer.
I will never use a manual toothbrush again.
The only downside is the cost of the replacement heads, but then, you get what you pay for.
I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for an electric toothbrush.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 15 February 2015
A superb device and one that separates us from the apes. I know this because I have lent it to my apes, and only the orangutan came anything like close to using it properly or for the intended purpose.
This will not only take the beer and takeaway socks off your teeth but it will buff them up with a final "ring of confidence" ding and sparkle. There aren't many devices of this size and shape - especially those that buzz - that are better for being introduced to close contact with your teeth than not. I love my Sonicare and now my dentist loves me. No, seriously - I am about to press charges.
Well constructed, sufficiently proportioned to fit into my typically large bloke-hand without fuss or fiddle, and capable of holding a charge far longer than the French Army ever could.