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4.0 out of 5 stars A good brush but it's not my top choice, 4 Nov 2008
This review is from: Philips Sonicare HX6731/02 HealthyWhite Deluxe Rechargeable Toothbrush (Personal Care)
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I've been using this toothbrush for about three weeks now which has given me time to compare it with the electric toothbrush I've been using for some time before - the Oral-B 8000. This Philips toothbrush retails at double the price of that one so I was looking forward to see how it compares.
This brush has 3 basic settings for
a. Standard sonic clean.
b. Sensitive teeth
c. Sonic cleaning and whitening
All of the settings have a handy 2 minute timer so that you know how long to brush for, and using it you certainly feel like your teeth are getting a good clean. The handset indicators are simple to understand and it holds its charge well too; I'm only just having to charge the handset up now which is pretty good going.
The cleaning results from this brush were very good but to be honest they don't appear to be any better than my old `non-sonic' electric toothbrush. Using floss afterwards I still seem to get the same amount of residue as I did before and I haven't actually noticed any whitening of my teeth, though to be fair I didn't use a colour chart or anything like that to monitor any improvements.
Overall I think I prefer the smaller rotary head of my Oral-B 8000 to this Philips model. I missed the grippy surface of the handle on that one too (much better for wet hands to hold), and the smaller head is easier to fit into awkward places in the mouth. Don't get me wrong, I think this is a very good toothbrush - and for anyone still using a manual brush then I'd recommend it heartily. But for anyone who is already using an Oral-B who thinks that they'd be better off with a sonicare brush then I'd say to think twice.
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