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Philips Sonicare HX9172/10 FlexCare Platinum Rechargeable Toothbrush with UV Sanitizer

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  • Recommended brand of power toothbrushes by dental professionals. Proven to give you whiter teeth in just two weeks
  • Two minute quadpacer interval timer encourages thorough brushing. Lasts up to 10 days on a single full charge
  • Sonicare dynamic action effectively reaches deep between teeth and along the gum line
  • Three bushing modes and three cleaning intensity settings allow for nine customisable brushing modes
  • The integrated UV sanitiser removes up to 99 per cent of bacteria on your toothbrush

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Product Description

Philips Sonicare

Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum HX9172 Rechargeable Toothbrush with UV Sanitiser

Philips Sonicare
Why Choose Sonicare?

Taking good care of your teeth and mouth is essential, because your oral health can directly affect your overall health. While it doesn't mean you should say goodbye to the dentist's chair forever, an effective daily routine, using a good toothbrush, such as a Sonicare, will help. Philips Sonicare brushes provide up to 100% better plaque removal in hard-to-reach areas versus a manual, thanks to the patented sonic technology. This delivers a gentle and dynamic cleaning action that drives fluid deep between teeth and along the gum-line to help prevent the development of gum disease and improve gum health in just two weeks.

Recommended by Dental Professionals Worldwide

The Philips Sonicare brand is 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 electric 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. Over 22 million users worldwide testify to the great experience of using Philips Sonicare toothbrushes. Philips Sonicare is recommended by dental professionals worldwide.

Product Features

Philips Sonicare
Dynamic Sonic Cleaning Action

Sonicare's dynamic cleaning action drives fluid between the teeth, effectively cleaning every surface, even between the teeth and along the gumline, for a difference you can see and feel.

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Naturally Whiter Teeth

Daily use of the White mode can help you achieve teeth that are two shades whiter in just 2 weeks. Proven to remove coffee, tea, tobacco and red wine stains.

Philips Sonicare
Gum Health

Most adults suffer from gum disease at some point in their lives. Thankfully, FlexCare is clinically proven to improve gum health in just two weeks. Its Gum Care mode targets and cleans the gum line, removing plaque while stimulating gums.

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Clinically Proven Safe and Gentle

Your Sonicare is safe to use on: braces (brush heads wear out sooner when used on braces), dental restorations (fillings, crowns, veneers) and periodontal pockets.

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UV Sanitiser

The integrated ultraviolet (UV) sanitiser removes up to 99 per cent of bacteria* on your toothbrush. The UV sanitiser safeguards against potentially harmful germs by using ultraviolet (UV) clean technology, similar to that used in hospitals. The sanitiser unit can clean two brush heads at the same time, and it takes just 10 minutes for the heads to be completely sanitised. The unit may also serve as a storage device until the next time the brush is used.

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2-Minute Timer

2-minute timer automatically tracks brushing time, ensuring recommended brushing regime is followed and turns the toothbrush off when brushing is complete.

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Quadpacer Interval Timer

30 seconds interval timer indicates when you have completed each quadrant of your mouth and signals for you to move on, resulting in more consistent cleaning throughout your mouth.

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Easy-Start Programme

Gently increases power over the first 14 uses to ease into the Sonicare experience.

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Intuitive Pressure Sensor

Handle gently vibrates when too much pressure is applied to reduce over brushing and helps user to adopt proper brushing technique.

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Long battery Life

3 weeks of use on a single full charge or 42 x 2-minute brushings.

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Three Intensity Settings

FlexCare Platinum lets you choose from three intensity settings — Low, Medium or High — to create a brushing experience that’s tailored to you.

Distinct Brush Heads

InterCare brush head with distinct bristle configuration - proven to remove up to 6 x more plaque between the teeth and improve gum health in just 2 weeks.

Two Sizes Brush Heads Available
Philips Sonicare

1. Standard brush head: For focused cleaning in areas of special need.

2. Mini brush head: For orthodontic patients and those with smaller mouths.

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Reminder Bristles

Reminder bristles gradually fade, indicating when it's time to replace brush heads.

Three Brushing Modes

Philips Sonicare FlexCare has three brushing modes, to allow consumers to tailor their brushing experience to their own needs as well as their dental professional's advice. The brush modes range from:

  1. Clean - the standard mode for a whole mouth clean
  2. White - removes surface stains to whiten teeth
  3. Gum Care - gently stimulates and massages gums
Important Information

In order to get the most out of your Sonicare’s battery life, it is essential that you charge it for 24 hours before first use.

Which Philips Sonicare product is Ideal for You?

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Cleaning modes
1. Clean
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
2. Clean and White
-
-
Yes
Yes
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
3. White
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Yes
4. Polish
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Yes
5. Gum Care
-
-
-
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
6. Sensitive
-
-
-
Yes
Yes
-
-
Yes
Intensity Settings
-
-
-
-
-
3- low, medium, high
3- low, medium, high
-
Features
Plaque removal efficiency
Better plaque removal than manual brushing
2 x more plaque than manual brushing
2 x more plaque than manual brushing
2 x more plaque than manual brushing
2 x more plaque than manual brushing
7 x more between teeth than manual brushing
7 x more between teeth than manual brushing
7 x more between teeth than manual brushing
Easy Start Program
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
2 minute timer
Yes
Yes
Yes
3 timer programs: 1 minute GoCare, 2 minute Normal, 3 minute MaxCare
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Quadropacer interval timer
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Usage time on a full charge
14 x 2-minute brushings OR 1 week
42 x 2-minute brushings OR 3 weeks
42 x 2-minute brushings OR 3 weeks
42 x 2-minute brushings OR 3 weeks
20 x 2-minute brushings OR 10 days
42 x 2-minute brushings OR 3 weeks
42 x 2-minute brushings OR 3 weeks
42 x 2-minute brushings OR 3 weeks
Brush speed per minute
Up to 15,000 brush strokes per minute
Up to 31,000 brush strokes per minute
Up to 31,000 brush strokes per minute
Up to 31,000 brush strokes per minute
Up to 31,000 brush strokes per minute
Up to 31,000 brush strokes per minute
Up to 31,000 brush strokes per minute
Up to 31,000 brush strokes per minute
Pressure Sensor
-
-
-
-
-
Yes
Yes
-
Low battery indicator
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Accessories
UV BrushHead Sanitiser
-
-
-
-
-
-
Yes
-
Travel Case
-
-
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
USB Travel Charger and Case
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Yes
Conductive glass charger
-
-
-
-
-
-
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Yes
Brush head supplied
1 x ProResults standard
HX6511/43 - 1 x DiamondClean standard
HX6511/44 - 1 x Senstive standard
HX6511/50 - 1 x ProResults standard
1 x ProResults standard
1 x ProResults standard 1 x ProResults mini
1 x ProResults standard 1 x ProResults mini
1 x InterCare standard 1 x InterCare mini
1 x InterCare standard 1 x InterCare mini
1 x DiamondClean standard 1 x DiamondClean mini
Brush head compatible
ProResults, Sensitive, InterCare, DiamondClean
JaProResults, Sensitive, InterCare, DiamondClean
ProResults, Sensitive, InterCare, DiamondClean
ProResults, Sensitive, InterCare, DiamondClean
ProResults, Sensitive, InterCare, DiamondClean
ProResults, Sensitive, InterCare, DiamondClean
ProResults, Sensitive, InterCare, DiamondClean
ProResults, Sensitive, InterCare, DiamondClean

Box Contains

1 x Handle
1 x InterCare standard brush head
1 x InterCare mini brush head
1 x Hard travel case
1 x UV brush head sanitiser
Charger


Product information

BrandPhilips
  
Additional Information
ASINB00D4XM0EY
Best Sellers Rank 54,856 in Health & Personal Care (See top 100)
Shipping Weight898 g
Delivery Destinations:Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
Date First Available29 May 2013
  
 

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Customer Reviews

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Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
Having received the Philips Sonicare FlexCare toothbrush as a free to review item through the Vine program, I was somewhat curious as to what a >£100 tootbrush would do. I've used electric toothbrushes for years on the recommendation of my dentist, and whilst manual toothbrushes still have a basic place in the home I never thought I would go back; now I *know* I will never go back, and only use my manual toothbrush to clean my alloy wheels.

I have had a variety of issues which require me to be careful with my oral hygiene and more often than not lead to extensive careful brushing regimes. A decent toothbrush obviously helps with this, but I've been scared to spend more than £30.

Easy for me to say; but if you've had problems with teeth and gum sensitivity and particularly gum recession, you will find this an invaluable little device.

So what makes it different?

Let's set aside the UV sanitiser for a second; that's where a lot of the value comes in with this device. The toothbrush is weighty and ergonomic. It's longer than the other two electric toothbrushes I've had in the past (Braun and Colgate respectively). The brush head is also thinner and more traditionally shaped. This allows you to reach the back teeth without awkward posturing and reaching. This is also the first brush I've been able to use to brush the back of the teeth without a problem - possibly because of the shape of the brush head.

Charging is straightforward and keeping the brush clean is easy.

There are three different settings; "clean" "white" and "gum care" - I've tried all three with my usual quarter-mouth brushing style (thirty seconds in each quarter of the mouth) and I can honestly feel no difference between the three.
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By Max VINE VOICE on 29 July 2013
Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
The Philips Sonicare to FlexView Platinum rechargeable toothbrush with UV sanitizer (HX9172/10) is a premium electronic toothbrush. At £112.50 this is a large investment for anyone. However for those very conscious of dental care this is a very worthwhile investment as it will improve your dental hygiene quite significantly. Unlike other electronic tooth brushes the Phillips Sonicare platinum has many options to choose from. However you may only likely use one of those things mainly which is the three-minute clean setting. This setting is very common in most electronic tooth brushes. However what sets the platinum apart is that it also offers three brushing modes and three cleaning intensity settings which allows for nine customisable brushing modes. The platinum toothbrush will be especially useful for anyone with my mild dental issues such as staining on the teeth and occasional gum problems. The 'white' mode will help to remove surface stains on the teeth over time, and the gum care mode will help massage gums and help with sensitivite teeth or gum issues.

The platinum toothbrush also gets in between teeth, but this does not substitute from stand alone interdental care, which may be needed as well as the toothbrush. For those of you new to the Sonicare electric toothbrush there is a power setting which steadily increases the vibrations so you can ease yourself into using it if this is your first time. The Sonicare comes with two brush heads, a standard or full-sized brushhead and a mini brush head, replacements can be quite expensive so it is worth holding on for a little bit longer.

The Sonicare comes with a UV sanitation unit which will clean your brush head of germs and takes around 10 minutes. This is a useful in preventing gum disease and plague build up.
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By A. Rose TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 27 Aug. 2013
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This toothbrush is of excellent quality and good in appearance. It's comfortable in the hand and is a pleasant weight - not too light and flimsy and not so heavy that it feels cumbersome. I personally didn't get on very well with this toothbrush. I usually use a good old fashioned manual brush and I hated the vibrations around my teeth, especially from the handle part when it touches front teeth when you are actually cleaning back teeth. I didn't like the fact that there are splashes and dribbles all over the place and now see why it is that I leave the bathroom clean and my husband always makes a splashy mess on the taps and mirror. My husband is used to an electric toothbrush and he thinks it is a really quality product. I'm not sure that the UV sanitiser is totally necessary or is just a gimmick adding to the expense. If the brush is used by one person then does it really matter whether it is rinsed clean under the tap as we've always done or UV sanitised. If you go away often or plan to take the brush on holiday with you then there is a really handy rigid travel case.

Personally, I don't like it and have gone back to a manual toothbrush. It's not this product that's not good, on the contrary, it's an excellent electric toothbrush, It seems I just don't get on with electrics. The price of renewing brush heads should also be taken into consideration as these are quite expensive compared with other toothbrush heads. If you already use electrics and are thinking of updating or replacing your older model then this one is certainly worth considering.
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