Keep your teeth in great shape with this Philips Sonicare electric toothbrush. The densely packed bristles and fast brush movements ensure thorough plaque removal, while the curved power tip lets you clean hard-to-reach teeth. This Philips Sonicare electric toothbrush has a Smartimer and a QuadPacer, which let you know when you've had a thorough clean.
Up to 62000 brush strokes per minute for effective teeth cleaning.
Drives fluid between teeth and helps naturally whiten teeth.
I was diagnosed with stage 2 stomach cancer just about a year ago and my folks wedding anniversary was fast approaching so I began to think practically and began wandering through BEST BUY online. Something about the SONIC CARE page drew me in and there I remained. I have the DIAMOND in white and love my dental visits, my hygienist as well as my dentist have nothing but great things to say about my oral health.
I have always known that my father has had less than stellar reviews from his hygienist and my mother is a massive stroke survivor so I found the model 4100 was a perfect match.
My mother's wedding anniversary kinda snuck up on me this year and so I paniced and began feverishly scanning through the BEST BUY website looking for something that might be the picture of perfection. I stumbled upon the sonic care 4100 toothbrush. I selected a white with blue green and the black for my folks.
Addicting from the first day that she experience using an electric toothbrush was not the last soon after that she got addicted to it and was brushing which more more often I see can I see the effects of the toothbrush day 1
This was my first time using an electric tooth brush so decided to try it out with the Philips Sonicare. Overall I enjoyed the product however my only concern was the brush itself is way too small for my large mouth. For anyone trying out an electric toothbrush for the first time it does take a little getting use too as you find yourself going at a different pace along with having your mouth vibrate. The Philips Sonicare comes with 4 features that are helpful and you can disable them if you like which is a nice added bonus.
Long Battery Life (2 Weeks)
Easy to Clean
Brush Too Small
A little on heavy side
Cost For Replacement Brushes
BATTERY / CHARGING =
The battery usage was good, it lasted for me about 2 weeks of 2 times a day usage. The battery is "Technically" removable however it says only to remove when disposing the product and voids your warranty so would advise against it unless absolutely necessary. The Charge station is nice, small and does not take up a lot of room. The time it takes to fully charge was surprisingly quick which is nice when having to pick up and run.
Easy Start ::
This is a "smart" feature that the Philips Sonicare learns your brushing habits after around 14 brushes and increases intensity over time. I believe they wanted to ease you in that way it would not be a complete shock feeling this sonic vibration in your mouth. I honestly have not noticed a difference for myself after using it over 20 times however if you have sensitive gums you may notice this more. The added bonus is you can disable this feature by following the included guide.
Brush Head Replacement::
This feature tracks how often you have used the brush and the amount of pressure used over time. It is assuming the more usage the more the bristles wear down to where you have to push harder to feel it cleaning. You are able to deactivate this feature as well however I left it on as its a nice reminder when needing to replace the brush head.
I really like this feature because I always have a bad habit of pressing hard on my tooth brush. When the Philips Sonicare notices you are pressing too hard it drastically reduces the vibration to notify you to not press so hard. Once you relieve the pressure it resumes the normal vibration level. I would recommend leaving this feature on however you can disable this feature as well if needed.
This feature has an interval timer that does a short beep then pause on the vibration to have you move to a different section of the mouth. After the 4 beeps for the 4 sections it auto turns off. This would work fine for those why small mouth cavities however I have a very large mouth and it is very annoying having to turn the toothbrush back on. Unfortunately you are unable to turn off this feature but I did not remove a star for this because it was very easy to hit the button to turn it back on.
In your 40's you realize you should have taken much better care of yourself. It's no surprise that we only get 2 sets of teeth and the second set has to last a long time if we're lucky.
My dentist told me to pick up a good electric toothbrush in order to improve the health of my teeth and gums-- or risk some serious periodontal work.
The Phillips Sonicare 4100 is a nice looking rechargeable brush with a small head that makes it easy to reach the nooks and crannies. It doesn't make the annoying rattling sound of some other products out there because of the (ultra?)sonic method of cleaning.
I actually like brushing my teeth with this product- and they feel and look cleaner.
What's in the box
1. Battery charger
2. Gum care brush head
3. Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 Rechargeable Toothbrush
4. Travel case
Good Compact High Speed Toothbrush with Alert for too much Pressure and a Lithium Ion Battery and a good price!
I have 2 soniccare toothbrushes (Essence & Series 2)and 1 braun toothbrush. Braun being the cheapest of all. I think toothbrushes have progressively gotten more and more expensive due to these becoming high tech, powerful and high speed. However, the good part is that, as you get older, you get gingivitis and in some cases periodontis which means you have pockets in your gums. You need more than just a regular electric toothbrush. you really need a high speed toothbrush to make sure you have lesser visits to the dentist.
One Important and big issue with electric toothbrushes is that you apply pressure and the brushes also becoming more powerful exerts a lot of pressure on your teeth and cause abrasions. This will wear out your enamel and thats the reason why you have sensitive tooth. This brush has a sensor which will alert you when you are applying too much pressure.
This tooth brush is super fast with 62k movements per min you can be rest assuraed that your tetth will be super cleean.
This brush also has a sensor to tell you if your brush head is wearing out, i have not tested it but i am pretty sure it is going to be more conservative and you will need to make your own judgement than relying on the sensor
What you first discover if you have been brushing your teeth with a manual toothbrush, after the first use of the Sonicare 4100 you will notice that your teeth feel much smoother – they are in fact cleaner. My family and I have all noticed this the first time using Sonicare products. As they say the proof is in the pudding.
Sonicare has been in the electric toothbrush industry for a long time and their technologies have advanced brilliantly over the years.
A few Features:
EasyStart which comes activated and gently increases the power over the first 14 brushings.
Reminds you when to replace your brush head.
Pressure sensor which protects your teeth from excessive pressure.
A feature that I love over the older models are the new handles, they have an excellent feel to them, svelte with an elegant look – looks good on the counter.
Bottom-line, if you want clean teeth with proven technology give the Sonicare 4100 a look.
A:AnswerIt does take some getting used to, but the rapid vibration is what cleans your teeth. Light pressure on your teeth is better than the firm pressure you might use with a regular toothbrush. The Sonicare should have had “easy start” activated when you got it, which starts slow and increases the power over 14 brushing. If you want to reactivate this for another 14, put the handle on the plugged in charger base, press and hold the on/off button until it beeps once, then release the button. It will give a low Med high tone and lights will blink 3 times to indicate easy start is activated.
A:AnswerI always buy protection plan with Best Buy.. it always helps when this happens.
I would go call also sonic philips customer service many years ago; I called and they gave me a replacement. They have good customer service. Good luck and keep hope.