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.
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.
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
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 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.
For all who “know it all” and don’t like to read directions, good idea to make the time to read the instructions BEFORE you start with this upgraded technology.
Even though there’s a 3 Step Quick Start and even if you are a veteran Philips Sonicare user, you will want to know how to adjust the special features of this brush before Start Up.
Since I may be a tad ‘know it all’, I unwittingly did the Quick Start correctly without reading the instructions; but, learned when I finally sat down with the booklet that, unless you deactivate the EASY START feature, you will not get the full force of the brush head at start up.
The EASY START feature affords, the newbie with tender gums, a 14 day gentle build up to the full force of the Philips Sonicare brush head action.
And, since I have been a ‘powered’ toothbrush user for some time, I wondered why the brush head action seemed restrained.
I even imagined that the new sonic or sound wave technology that dentists use may be the latest evolution installed in the Sonicare.
Nonetheless, even after using the tooth brush at its gentlest first day level, I detected a higher level of cleanliness of my mouth and gums after I finished.
I will have to investigate at Customer Service whether there is a certain amount of vibrational frequency tech that may provide the user a deeper clean.
If that next generation concept is not on the Sonicare R+D table by now, it should be.
Backstory is that I had gone rogue from Sonicare for a while then decided to revisit the Philips brand.
I found that the experiment was worth the investment.
The updated Philips Sonicare has installed some new game changers that I have not yet seen in competitor models.
As noted in the long version of their instructions, you can activate or deactivate the following:
• EASY START …. BTW, the instructions state: “To achieve clinical efficacy, the EASY START needs to be deactivated.”
• BRUSH HEAD REPLACEMENT REMINDER….it will be interesting to see if the mircochip’s idea of when I should replace my brush head coincides with my idea of when I need a new brush head.
• PRESSURE SENSOR….novel idea that should keep aggressive brushers from hurting themselves.
Their QUAD PACER has an audible timer to pace your brushing for each quadrant.
QUAD PACER shuts off after 2 minutes, allowing recommended time to brush your entire mouth.
The brush is also safe to use on BRACES and other dental RESTORATIONS.
The latter reminds me that I tried the Philips Diamond Head brush a couple of years ago.
Unfortunately, that brush head polished the ‘enamel’ off my teeth to the point of increased sensitivity and an immediate exchange for the Elite Precision.
The brush head bristles on this 4100 Protective Clean, so far, have a more flexible and less harsh impact on my dentifrice.
As well, the manual’s illustrations offer a couple of interesting suggestions that optimize access to angled tooth surfaces.
Must say, I do like their 2 YEAR WARRANTY.
I also like their encouragement and instructions to recycle the battery at end of product life.
The Philips manual says: “The product is not intended to be repaired by service personnel in case of failure or component defect (unit can be thrown away).” (The run on sentence belongs to Philips.)
Regarding environmental concerns, I am disappointed in the company’s lack of consciousness about the role that manufacturers must take as leaders in recovering post-consumer waste.
At least in prior models, the consumer could extend the life of the tooth brush’s outer shell and electronics with the installation of a replacement battery.
As we near the sixth extinction, more sustainable measures should be taken by manufacturers to protect the environment.
I will email Philips CS to consider a post-consumer recycling program for the plastic case and all metal parts, especially since these times require all parts toxic to the consumer and the environment be channeled into a closed system that reduces our carbon footprint. With a rebate incentive, we could easily send the unit back to Philips for reintegration into their new editions.
Short of new legislation that would institute sustainable behavior by manufacturers, I ask consumers to encourage Philips and all manufacturers to design strategies to repurpose our post-consumer waste.
Excellent product, the vibration strength is perfect to loosen up all the buildup in between your teeth another great feature is the timer on it, it lets you know how long you need to brush for, it leaves a clean sensation in your mouth, the one down side is that unlike other models this one only has one speed and it might be too much sometimes specially if you have sensitive gums, over all i would say it is great as long as you do not have sensitive gums, if you do u might want to get one that has different levels of intensity...
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.