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This review is from: Philips Sonicare HX9112/02 FlexCare Platinum Rechargeable Toothbrush (Personal Care)
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Dealing first with the superficial: this is a gorgeous looking object of desire (as far as you can say that about a toothbrush) and has the feel of a premium product. A touch of luxury for your teeth and your bathroom shelf.
I found that my teeth feel significantly cleaner when using this brush than my previous Phillips Sonicare model (Philips Sonicare HX6952/71 FlexCare Rechargeable Toothbrush 2-Pack with Soft Travel Case, Travel Charger and UV Sanitiser) which is a couple of years old. The comparison chart says that this brush removes 7x more plaque than manual brushing, and that's consistent with how my teeth feel. Literally squeaky clean.
It's also very low effort; you just have to hold the brush on the surface of the teeth while it vibrates and emits high frequency sound waves. A little 'beep' is emitted every 30 seconds to remind you to move to the next quadrant of teeth.
There are three speed settings, which are easy to switch between. Personally I opt for the middle level, and found that the highest frequency setting felt a little uncomfortable on my crowns and where the gum was a little sensitive.
There are also "white" and "gum massage" settings. I can't say that I saw any great difference in stain removal between the normal and 'white' modes, and I don't particularly enjoy the gum massage, so will probably default to the normal mode every day. That said, I am more than happy with the standard operation.
The battery life is also extremely good. After the initial 24-hour charge, it seems to run for almost 3 weeks before it starts complaining that it needs a charge, so I think you would be able to take it on holiday reasonably safe in the knowledge that you don't need to take the charging kit to top it up while you are away.
A well designed, effective product. Highly recommended by happy teeth.