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I will look after this one a bit better than the last!
3 February 2018
This is the 3rd Philips Sonicare Tooth brush I have had over the years. I decided on this basic one this time as it was cheaper that the last one I had, I did not want any fancy bits that I did not use. In comparison to the last unit, this is has a little less force, which suits me. For any brush to do its job it has to be done with the ends of the bristles so if you put to mush force on the brush it just bends them out of the area you want to clean, just put on very light pressure and let it do it work and the brushes will last longer too and be kinder to your gums. I always floss morning and night as I find no brush cleans away all the plaque. The battery life is listed as 2 weeks rather than 3 weeks for some of the others so probably a smaller battery, I always return my unit to the charger anyway and this way its always topped up with the charge, so no problem for me.
I decided to see what sort of battery was fitted to my old unit, it has a Li-ion Battery fitted, so presumably this has the same type but lower mAh.
Lithium batteries do not like to be drained fully and have no problem been topped up, so in my view keeping the unit on its charger is a plus as it shuts off when done. The unit will have a system to stop the Li-ion battery getting too low to damage the battery, just be sure to recharge when it warns you to, don't keep trying to get the last bit of power out of it.
The reason my old brush packed up was the ingress of water that has seeped out of the brush head in to the unit as the o ring seal inside the casing had worn a little due to the small limescale deposits that seem to collect under the brush base and the unit.
I have deiced to remove the brush head after each use and dry the unit as this should stop the same thing happening with this one, I think this may be the reason some people have brushes pack up on them after just a few months.
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