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Philips Sonicare - Essence Electric Toothbrush - White/Blue

Maintain healthy gums and teeth with this Philips Sonicare Essence HX5611/01 toothbrush, which features plaque-fighting sonic technology and an angled brush head for hard-to-reach areas. A Smartimer helps keep track of brush time for a thorough clean.
$39.99

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    What's Included


    • Essence Electric Toothbrush

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (216 out of 219)

    Features


    Easy-to-use control button

    For simple operation.

    Sonic technology

    Cleans between teeth and at your gumline to remove plaque and stains.

    Smartimer 2-minute timer

    Encourages thorough brushing.

    Angled brush head

    Helps to reach back teeth.

    Soft rubber grip

    For comfortable control.

    Rechargeable NiMH battery

    Lasts up to 2 weeks on a full charge. Battery status indicator lets you know when it is time to recharge.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 219 reviews

    99%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Must have for good dental care.

      Posted
      AaronSales
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      My wife is a dental hygienist and noted that, even though I was known to be a very good brusher, I still had build up of tartar, plaque and stain that she would have to scrape off every 6 months. I bought a 2 pack of these years ago someplace and now get great brushing reviews at every cleaning. I am a daily coffee drinker and the stains are no longer a problem. Tartar and plaque are near non existent. I'm on my 3rd one. I found you can get these to last 4 - 5 years. After the charge gets to where it only lasts for 4 or so days I keep it on the charger continuously and have been able to stretch it easily another year or so beyond that. You'll know when it's no longer able to hold a charge. That's the time to replace it if you're a value oriented guy like me. (although my wife just say's I'm "cheap").

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great product - Great price

      Posted
      BonzaiCowgirl
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This toothbrush is excellent. I bought one from Best Buy last year and just bought two more from Best Buy to give as Christmas gifts this year. I always thought they pushed this toothbrush on me at the dentist to make money, but I finally decided to get one and boy does it work. My teeth feel much cleaner after brushing with Sonicare than with a manual brush. The price is right too. You can get it at almost any retailer but I choose BB because I get 5% off, free shipping, and can use rewards. I'm sure the higher end models of the Sonicare line may be even better than this one, but for the price, I think it's an excellent investment as oral health is of utmost importance.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      My Grandma Loves It

      Posted
      SKTCH2
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I bought this toothbrush for my grandma, who is 83 and really needs to care for her teeth. She has always had a nice smile, and asked me for an electric toothbrush that would be durable. I have a sonic care myself, and it completely reversed my gum disease, so I figured why not look for a lower cost version for her? This was perfect. She has done nothing but rave about the long battery life and power of the brush. One charge lasts her over a week. I would recommend for the budget conscious person :D

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Wonderful but gets dirty underneath

      Posted
      bbycustomer123
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I've been using these Sonicare Essence toothbrushes for the past 10 years, and have loved how they leave my teeth so clean, but I don't love how they accumulate black stuff under the brush head if not cleaned regularly. Being screw-on, they're annoying to unscrew to dry out after every use. The snap-on brush heads stay cleaner from this perspective, but have other issues as well (see my review for the Series 2). Anyway, they all have the same 31,000 brush strokes per minute, which is the most important thing for breaking up plaque. Everything else is just cosmetic, so I just try to buy the most basic handle I need to save money.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Not as good as prior models

      Posted
      JSMCA
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      This is the fourth Sonicare I have bought and I generally have pleased with the product. I bought this particular model because I still have unused toothbrush heads (which aren't cheap). But Sonicare appears to want you to upgrade to their newer models and this one doesn't have the same features as previous ones. In particular, it doesn't have a 30 second timer which is helpful. You can get by without it, but it would be nice. Otherwise it does a good job. If you're a first time user, go for the newer models.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Electric toothbrush saved my gums!

      Posted
      Scher
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I bought this electric toothbrush a few weeks ago and love it! I am at an age that my gums have started receding a bit and wanted something that would help keep them healthy. Well... Sonicare works! I didn't buy the most expensive Sonicare, if fact, Phillips Sonicare Essence was the least expensive of them all but it did everything it claimed to do and more. It gave me peace of mind that my teeth and gums will be healthy for years to come!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good for everyday use

      Posted
      PY49
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Decent price for an electric toothbrush you will use every day. Sonicare is the recommended-by-dentists brand, and I have had several over the years. They are dependable and work very well. Although not as fancy with less features as other Sonicare models, I can't see spending $100 or more for a bells-and-whistles toothbrush, so those this model which is similar to those I have used in the past.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome Fresh Clean

      Posted
      Smems
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I’ve used a sonicare for over ten years and love it. I was saddened when mine broke. I was very excited to see the same model was still available. I’ve had dentist tell me this toothbrush has saved me from cavities. If I don’t use it I can feel the build up on my teeth. It’s an amazing toothbrush and keeps my teeth super clean!

      I would recommend this to a friend




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