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Philips Sonicare HX6972/10 FlexCare+ Rechargeable Toothbrush with UV Sanitiser
- Features a ProResults brush head designed with a broader sweeping motion and contour-fit bristles
- UV sanitiser kills germs on your brush head
- Philips Sonicare is clinically proven to remove significantly more plaque
- Comes with a handy soft travel case for brushing on the go
- Five flexible brushing modes and two-year guarantee
- This product comes with a 2-pin UK plug
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Take care of your mouth--your body will thank you
One of the first things people notice about a person is their smile. That’s one reason it’s important to look after your teeth and gums--you only get one chance to make a first impression. But brushing your teeth also gives you a healthy mouth, and that can make an impression that’s much more important than the first: a healthy body.
Research shows that your oral health can significantly contribute to your overall health, especially the health of your gums. Gum disease has been linked to a variety of conditions that affect the entire body. One recent study showed that bacterial by-products present in diseased gums can damage the heart once they enter the bloodstream. In fact, there is growing research that says people with severe gum disease have a significantly greater risk of stroke or heart attack. We’re also seeing studies that show a link between gum disease and diabetes. People with diabetes are more susceptible to gum disease. In turn, gum disease makes diabetes harder to control. It’s a harmful cycle that’s centred in the mouth.
And what if there is more than one mouth to worry about? Most pregnant women have heightened oral care issues, and certain pregnant women with severe gum disease are more likely to deliver a preterm, low birth weight baby. This risk can be significantly reduced, however, by treatment before the third trimester.
Philips Sonicare HX6972 electric toothbrush twin pack
From the makers of the number one recommended power toothbrush brand by dental professionals, Philips Sonicare introduces the FlexCare rechargeable sonic toothbrush, the most advanced power toothbrush ever. Featuring new innovative technology, FlexCare removes more plaque than a manual toothbrush and even Sonicare Elite. The integrated ultraviolet (UV) sanitiser removes up to 99% of bacteria* on your toothbrush.
The Philips Sonicare brand is not only 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 power 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. Philips Sonicare is the number one sonic toothbrush brand recommended by dental professionals worldwide.
FlexCare--five brushing modes
The Philips FlexCare sonic toothbrush’s 31,000 brush strokes per minute guarantee effective and efficient oral care. Built for your individual oral care needs, FlexCare offers five different brushing modes to enhance your brushing experience. It comes with a standard bathroom-compatible two-pin plug. The toothbrush can also be plugged into a standard three-pin wall socket with a converter (converter not included).
Three flexible brushing modes
(i) Clean: for maximum cleaning efficacy
(ii) Gum care: improves gum health
(iii) Refresh: perfect for a quick freshen-up
(iv) Sensitive: extra-gentle on sensitive teeth
(v) Massage: to stimulate gums with an invigorating and pulsing motion
Patented sonic technology
Dynamic cleaning action drives fluid between teeth and along the gumline.
When on, unique backlighting indicates selected mode. When off, display becomes invisible, for a clean look.
Three week battery life
Lasts three weeks between charges--ideal for travel.
Smart chrome front panel
The Philips HX6972 sonic toothbrush’s chrome front panel gives it a remarkably unique and eye-catching look. Its luxury soft travel case and three additional colour code rings make it a unique and exciting brushing experience.
|Sonicare FlexCare features |
ProResults brush head--designed for better fit
The Philips HX6972 sonic toothbrush is clinically proven to remove significantly more plaque than Sonicare Elite and manual toothbrushes. It is specially designed for a better fit with your mouth. The HX6972 brush head's contour fit, wider bristle range and broader sweeping motion provide better tooth coverage. It enables you to reach those contours of your mouth and clean the areas which others can't, and provides better plaque removal and a comfort-enhanced brushing experience.
Two contoured brush heads
The contoured brush head fits along the gumline to gently clean and massage gums. The Philips HX6972 comes with two contoured brush heads: 'standard' is ideal for complete cleaning while 'compact' provides precision cleaning.
Philips Quadpacer and Smartimer® technology
The Philips Sonicare HX6972 toothbrush comes with a Smartimer, which encourages two-minute brushing as recommended by dental professionals. The Smartimer automatically stops your Sonicare toothbrush after the dentist-recommended brushing time of two minutes has elapsed. If you switch the toothbrush off at any time during the brushing cycle, for instance to rinse or apply more toothpaste, the Smartimer interrupts its timing and resumes where it left off when you switch the appliance back on again.
Although a two-minute brushing session is recommended for optimal results, you can always stop or restart the toothbrush at any time by pressing the power button. When the handle is placed in the charger, the Smartimer automatically resets to ensure a complete two-minute brushing cycle the next time you use it. The Smartimer also resets itself if you stop your Sonicare toothbrush for more than 45 seconds.
Philips Quadpacer® 30-second interval timer
The Philips HX6972 Quadpacer feature beeps at 30-second intervals during the two-minute brushing period, telling you when to move the toothbrush to the next section, thus making sure that you brush all sections of your mouth evenly and thoroughly. The Quadpacer takes the guesswork out of when to move the brush from the outside of the teeth to the inside, and from the upper teeth to the lower teeth.
Deluxe recharge gauge
The deluxe recharge gauge prompts about the charging left in the the electric brush.
This toothbrush comes with a worldwide two-pin plug for use in a standard bathroom two-pin socket. It can also be used in a three-pin wall socket via a converter. Converter not included.
Multi-voltage compact travel charger
The toothbrush comes with a multi-voltage compact travel charger to save you from hassle while travelling, so you can enjoy FlexCare while you're on the go.
|All-in-one sanitising, charging and storing solution |
The Philips HX6972 rechargeable sonic toothbrush comes as an all-in-one UV sanitising, charging and storing solution. It is so convenient to carry anywhere and you can enjoy 20 two-minute brushings from fully charged. The multi-voltage charger and deluxe soft travel case give you peace of mind to carry it anywhere in the world. The deluxe recharge gauge helps track the battery charge by showing a light signal. The green light level tracks battery charge and the yellow light signals when to recharge.
Philips Sonicare UV sanitiser
Behind those pearly whites, the mouth harbours hundreds of different types of micro-organisms (germs), some of which are transferred to a toothbrush during use. Micro-organisms in the bathroom or household environment may also collect on a toothbrush. So how can you be comfortable that your toothbrush heads are as clean as can be? Philips Sonicare, the number one sonic toothbrush brand recommended by dental professionals worldwide, introduces the Philips Sonicare UV sanitiser, designed to sanitise Philips Sonicare and other leading rechargeable toothbrush heads.
Why Philips Sonicare UV sanitiser?
The Philips Sonicare UV sanitiser safeguards against potentially harmful germs on the toothbrush by using ultraviolet (UV) clean technology, similar to that used in hospitals, to alter the DNA of germs that may be residing on a toothbrush, preventing germs from reproducing and thereby rendering them ineffective. As a result, the Philips Sonicare UV sanitiser helps eliminate germs for a clean, hygienic brush head in one simple sanitisation cycle. Conveniently, the sanitiser unit holds two brush heads, and multiple family members may clean their brush heads in one go, without any cross-contamination.
|How to use the Philips Sonicare UV sanitiser |
The Philips Sonicare UV sanitiser is simple to use and has a built-in automatic shut-off for a hygienic and chemical-free sanitisation process. Users place one or two rechargeable toothbrush heads inside the unit, close the door and push the button. It is that simple. A blue light will indicate that the product is on and working. Once the sanitisation cycle has begun, the sanitiser will run for 10 minutes, and will automatically shut off when the cycle is complete, leaving fully sanitised brush heads ready for their next use. The unit may also serve as a storage device until the next time the brush is used.
Sanitise your brush head daily with Philips UV clean technology
Frequency of sanitisation is at the user’s discretion, but it can be done as often as you brush to be sure that your toothbrush head is sanitised before each use.
|How do I sanitise a Sonicare brush head? |
Specially engineered Philips UV sanitising technology helps kill germs on brush heads.All-round clean
All-round clean reflection for optimal results. The reflector distributes sanitising light around entire top of the brush head for optimal results.One touch
It is so simple to use. A simple push of the button safeguards against germs.Auto shut-off
You don't need to tie up yourself with the sanitising cycle. It just automatically turns off after 10 minutes when the UV clean cycle is complete.Hygienic storage
Hygienic storage for your brush head.Compatible design
The Philips UV sanitiser fits all leading rechargeable brush heads.
|Why Philips Sonicare? |
The FlexCare comes with a two-year warranty, but remember to replace your brush head at least every three months for optimal results.
Warning: This product is not suitable for people with pacemakers
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So why 3 stars and not 1 or 2??
Was torn in between a 2 and a 3 star rating. 4yrs life for a £100 product is a bit short I must say. I initially thought that it would probably last 4-5yrs and after that the battery wouldnt hold the charge long enough to make it work comfortably. While to my surprise I still got north of 2 weeks on a 18hr charge. Also there is a design problem which to the best of my knowledge hasnt been improved yet: there is a small opening between the removable toothbrush head and the rest of the body where toothpaste, foam and other gook gets trapped into and become dirty and moldy (quite unhygienic to have that 15cm away from your mouth!).
That said, THIS TOOTHBRUSH IS FANTASTIC! I bought it under my dentists advice and ended up buying one for my girlfriend and suggesting it to 3 friends (mine is the only one that broke). It's such an improvement from using a manual toothbrush but also a major step ahead of other, rotary moving contraptions (like Braun). I found it cleaning a lot better and my dentist too saw an improvement in gum health and plaque build up. As said, battery life is excellent.
So I end up giving it a 3 star rating 'cause it remains a superior product and ultimately i will buy it again so highly recommended.
I was initially thrilled with all the modes, and after reading a few reviews from people saying they came from Braun toothbrushes and switched to this one, I jumped on the bandwagon and bought it.
However I am using the 30 day refund from Philips, because I found this disappointed even compared to my basic Braun.
The brush heads are bigger than the Braun I use (getting a new Braun now, which also has brush modes). So I found it difficult to get to the corners of my mouth. I also found the vibration was uncomfortable, while the Braun's oscillating movement was only uncomfortable the first day or so.
The Philips Sonicare is supposed to push fluid between teeth to help clean in between. In practice it's messy, it fills up your mouth and spits around. I wasn't able to clean in between my teeth properly, so I grabbed the Braun which didn't have that option and I managed because of the smaller brush and the different movement.
So I decided to return this one and just get a newer Braun.
It is very much unlike brushing with a regular tooth brush. No more rubbing like mad, simply glide over the teeth whilst gently rotating. it will beep indicating you need to move onto the next section of your mouth and by the end your teeth are literally squeaky clean! try it! i got lots of compliments about the condition of my teeth including from the dentist (the biggest compliment of all!). With this my teeth feel cleaner than when i spend £35 on a professional clean from the dentist. Well worth the money!
i have used oral b but much prefer this range, teeth have always felt better afterwards.
comes with extras like uv sanitizer and carry case but have never used them so can not comment.
only negative the heads can be expensive so you have to stock up when on offer!
also this is the third one i am on now (spread over many years!) after doing a bit of research it seems these units are not completly water proof, especially near the top where the motor is situated and over time water can leak in and effect the battery, i recommend giving a good shake and dry off when finished to try and remove as much remaining water as possible.
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