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Good at cleaning but only one toothbrush head supplied
on 21 July 2014
This is similar in size to an Oral B / Braun rechargeable toothbrush with an oscillating head. It comes with one standard sensitive toothbrush and a charger base. It uses ultrasonic cleaning at a frequency of 31,000 Hz, gradually increasing the power over the first 14 uses so that your mouth gets used to the sensation; it was a bit unpleasant on the inside of my top gum at first use but that feeling is lessening. Although this is a sensitive brush - and therefore soft - it does clean my teeth very well and they feel as good afterwards as using a Panasonic water jet flosser. In use it beeps after 30 seconds to remind you to clean another section of your teeth so that cleaning takes a total of two minutes and then it switches off automatically. It's easy to miss that beep at first.
The toothbrush heads are said to last about three months but will wear quicker on braces. Replacement brushes will cost around £25 a year. As there is only one brush, two or more people using it will require separate additional brushes and there is no facility to mark them with a plastic ring like the Oral B oscillating heads; maybe mark with different colour mail varnishes. Other types of brush are available and it would have been useful to have a different brush included.
The integral LED signals when it needs recharging, but note that the charging base is light and may fall over.
Positive points (five stars):
* really good cleaning but your mouth does need to get used to the sensation;
* if not satisfied after 28 days, Philips refund 100% of the cost;
* removeable rechargeable battery.
Negative points (four stars):
* only one brush supplied and no means of marking it if two or more people use it;
* other reviews report that the motor fails two months after the two year warranty expires.