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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 90 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Standard Sonicare with added style

    Posted
    CraigB
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    Pros Attractive design with metal accents 5 different brushing modes Brightly lit display makes it easy to see mode setting Stylish charging base and cup Cons Doesn’t include BrushSync feature like lower end models Doesn’t include pressure sensor feature like lower end models Single button for modes and on/off makes it hard to choose mode Half the metal accents are in places that are never seen Matching black brush heads aren’t available in most stores Back when Sonicare was first introduced it was very different than everything that was available and now it has become essentially a household name. Most people have heard of Sonicare even if they don’t use one. Every year toothbrush companies release new products in an effort to find that new innovative product. So the question is, does the Sonicare DiamonClean HX9351/57 do anything new and innovative in brushing? Well to start, they’ve made the models numbers more complicated. Previous generations used simple model numbers like 4100, 5100, and 6100 where each higher number had all the features of the lower but added a few extra. First off, the HX9351/57 doesn’t include all the features of what should be considered lowered end toothbrushes. Design It’s hard to make toothbrushes look nice but the DiamondClean is probably one of the most elegant ones you can find right now. It has a metal accent ring just below the brush and a metal base. When charging, you place it either in decorative plastic base that looks like glass or an actual glass. Either option in your bathroom makes the statement that even your toothbrush should look nice while sitting out. The charging base departs from previous designs that had a hole in the bottom of the brush that sat in a charging pin on the base. Instead the base of the toothbrush is slightly concave, hiding one metal accent, and the charging base where the brush sits is flat. The toothbrush only has a single button that serves two purposes. Operation This single button is where things become strange. It servers to turn the toothbrush on and off, no surprise there, and also allows you to change modes after turning on. This lends to a cleaner look but trades off functionality. The problem lies in the fact that in order to choose modes your toothbrush needs to be on. You have a choice to make at this point. You can cycle through the modes to find the one you wish while the brushing timer is running, and this shouldn’t be done with toothpaste on unless you want a mess. The other option is change modes with the toothbrush in your mouth within a few seconds of starting which is hard to see while in your mouth. This might seem like a minor hassle but if each quadrant of the pacer is 30 seconds and it takes you several seconds to go through the choices then seconds aren’t spend brushing during the time period it is intended. Again, it is a trivial flaw in that you can just brush for longer, but the point is why such a high-end toothbrush should have this quirk in the first place. Another strange quirk is that you have 5 brushing modes and nowhere does it say in the manual or in any instructional videos what, if anything, should be changed about how your brush with the different modes. An example is the gum care mode has two cycles to it. Is the second cycle a gum massage mode or are you just brushing your teeth more? Nowhere does it seem to say. There are also inconsistencies in the instructions. In the instructional videos by Sonicare it says you should only move the brush slowly across your teeth and let the brush do the work. In the manual it says you should move the brush in a slight back and forth motion. Both instructions are referring to the same DiamondClean toothbrush. Maybe it’s Phillips experimenting with what features the public wants most but two features are missing from the DiamondClean that models considered lower end have. Recently, Sonicare brushes starting offering a Brushsync feature to higher end models where the toothbrush could automatically and intelligently choose the brushing mode based on the inserted compatible toothbrush head. This DiamondClean toothbrush, while more expensive, doesn’t include this feature. Who knows, maybe Phillips felt customers didn’t like the feature and newer models are getting rid of it. But overall, it’s strange to see a higher end model missing features from cheaper product lines. Another, arguable more important, missing feature is a brushing pressure sensor. Several lower end models offer a pressure sensor that vibrates differently or lights up to let you know when you are brushing too hard. Strangely, this much higher end DiamondClean unit doesn’t offer such a critical feature. It’s hard to imagine Phillips discontinuing such a useful feature so omitting it from a high-end toothbrush seems odd. Performance Regardless of if you will use every mode this unit has available, it’s still a Sonicare. Sonicare toothbrushes have stood up to the test of time as a good toothbrush for thoroughly cleaning your teeth. Without independent tests it’s hard to say if the 5 different cleaning modes actually make a real difference in how well you clean your teeth over a basic Sonicare. The real question isn’t if it cleans your teeth good, which it does, but if you ok spending extra money for the extra brushing modes to see if they make a difference. Final thoughts If your primary concern is just function or you really need the pressure sensor then a different model of Sonicare would suit you better. It seems the focus of the DiamondClean HX9351/57 is more about making a more aesthetically pleasing toothbrush and less to do with adding useful features. It would be a stretch to call it a work of art, but it looks more elegant sitting on your bathroom counter than a plain Sonicare. If features and aesthetics are equally important, and price less important, look towards the Smart edition of this toothbrush as it has the same aesthetics with all the features. If aesthetics are important to you and the missing core features aren’t important for you then the Sonicare DiamondClean HX9351/57 could suit you well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Svelt and super functional.

    Posted
    Rhostam
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    I've had my unit for a few weeks now. I have owned several rechargeable toothbrushes from competing brands (and even a really early Philips offering), but in the end I always reverted to standard toothbrushes. Why? Well, I experienced a few issues with build quality and practicality. Plastics would yellow or crack, bases/ brushes were difficult to clean (and keep clean), charging time increases, and on one device finding replacement heads became a nightmare. The Philips Soniccare Diamond Clean represents an attempt to give these devices another go. Summary: This is a svelt device with a really practical and clever charging base. Several different "modes" allowing for different sensitivities and goals. Super easy to clean and keep clean. Since it comes with its own carrier, it is also super portable. Pros: Great form factor. Fits nicely in hand. Comfortable grip and reasonably size brush head. The charging stand mates with a fitting to have brush sit upright, or it mates with a clean glass base cup that can be used for rinsing ones mouth, etc, as well as letting the device lean back while charging. Several different modes to tickle your gums or perform a nice scrub. No unnecessary grooves and indentations where grime can get caught or accumulate. Nothing complicated at all. Just rinse lightly and wipe clean. Competing products and generations didn't seem to last or perform as well. I felt like using another regular toothbrush after a few short days. With this guy, I could definitely feel a difference in my teeth on the first day. Though it is NOT a trip to the dentist, my teeth do feel clean and I feel rewarded for remembering to brush! I LOVE the timing capability. The unit will gently pause brushing (registers as a vibrations different from the normal scrubbing) to let you know 30 seconds is up and that it is time to switch positions in your mouth. Its a great way to make sure you get your minimum recommended 2 min of brushing in. Cons: I've only had this for a few weeks now and I really can't think of any cons, though I will say that I would have liked another brush head for the price point. Use: Use just like a regular toothbrush except with out having to do all of the brushing motions. Just glide the unit back and forth and allow its sonic head to do the work. You need to moisten and apply toothpaste and have the unit inserted into your mouth before turning on; otherwise you risk paste just vibrating right off! I definitely recommend this device. I also know what I will be gifting my partner this Christmas.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sonicare Toothbrushes are the Best

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    RBrylawski
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    I've been a Philips Sonicare user for several years now. My dentist recommended their toothbrushes to me and beyond any hype, they simply clean your teeth better. My dental hygienist is always very pleased with how my gums are healthier and teeth so much cleaner than if I used a conventional toothbrush. Over the years, I've been through a few Sonicare systems, so I was anxious to have the opportunity to use the DiamondClean System. Having just retired a Sonicare, I can tell you the DiamondClean system is terrific. It looks a little different and offers more cleaning options, from: Clean Mode White Mode Sensitive Mode Gum Care Mode Deep Clean Mode For most people, Clean mode is all you'll need, which provides 2 full minutes of plaque removal, in 30 second intervals (they call this Quadpacer, so you divide your teeth into 4 sections, which you clean for 30 seconds each. Once you get used to the Quadpacer, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it. Included with this Toothbrush is a travel case. Note some units come with a travel case you can use a USB cord with to charge the unit while away from home, but this particular unit doesn't include that. If you travel a lot, you might want to buy the next model up which does include the charger for the travel case. Otherwise, once fully charged (it takes about 24 hours to fully charge the base), you can get several days use without needing to recharge. Also included is the charging base with two ways to charge the handle. One looks like a shot glass the handle just rests in (see attached picture), while the other option is a plexiglass base that lets the handle charge in a totally upright vertical position. I tried both options and have actually decided I prefer the vertical charge position. Toothbrushes may not be exciting things, but if you care about having healthier gums and cleaner teeth, you owe it to yourself to invest in a Philips Sonicare system. Your dentist will thank you and if it makes getting cavities a thing of the past, your wallet will thank you too! This got 4 stars as opposed to five for one reason only. For the price of this unit, it should have come with the travel case you can charge. Otherwise, this is a 5 star product in every other sense.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Best Buy Actually Sent Me A Used Toothbrush!!!

    Posted
    rainydaydrops
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I was very excited to receive my package from best buy. I ordered this product and another product. Much to my dismay, they sent me a used electric toothbrush that was opened with Box cutters or something (the lines of the cut indicate something sharp was used and that it was not torn open). It was delivered probably 30 minutes ago. I looked at the device, and the glass looked as though it had been previously cleaned. It seems they sent me a used/refurbished toothbrush. I don't believe selling used hygiene products is legal in this country. I am debating on taking legal action. This has got to be some sort of health violation. I have to admit, that this is, hands down, the most repulsive experience I have ever had in ordering products from online. Do they even have health inspectors? This is insanity. In regards to the toothbrush, I can't inform you if it works well or not as I refuse to use it. A used toothbrush puts me at risk for a multitude of bacteria and disease. I am honestly in shock that best buy would put my health at risk like this. Based on the shipment tracking, it apparently left a facility in Maumee, Ohio. So, I guess I have best buy and the facility there to thank for this insanely disgusting package that was sent to me. I ordered a gaming mouse as well, but considering the potential bacteria, I guess I have to return that as well. I am beyond disappointed, and moreover disgusted by the lack of professionalism, and the lack of safety precautions, as well as the lack of concern for customer care and safety. This is repulsive, and I only have Best Buy to blame.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Phillips brings back a legend!

    Posted
    k1zit
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    It's been a joy using the Phillips Sonicare Diamond clean. I actually used to have the 2015-2016 model which looked identical to this model. I absolutely loved that model but unfortunately for me, it only lasted me about 2 years before it failed. I've had Sonicare products in the past that have lasted me several years so maybe that was a one off. I'm hoping that this diamondclean model will last much longer than my previous one. After using a Sonicare toothbrush, I won't ever go back to a manual. After every brush, I feel like I just came back from the dentist. The standard "Clean" mode (which is the mode that most will be using) has a 2 minute timer to ensure you get a full brush. It also breaks up brushing into 4 zones. The timer allocates 30 seconds to your front upper teeth, 30 seconds to your rear upper teeth, 30 seconds to your front lower teeth, and finally 30 seconds to your rear lower teeth. The other modes are "white", "sensitive", "gum care", and "deep clean". I like that this brush provides the flexibility of tailoring the mode depending on what your dental hygiene requirements call for. In terms of build quality and accessories, this is as good as it gets. The toothbrush is sleek, utterly modern, and the matte finish makes it a pleasure to grip. I find the glass charging base to be incredibly convenient. As soon as you're done brushing, you just rest the base of the toothbrush inside the glass and it immediately begins to charge. This sounds like a small thing but I couldn't tell you how many times, on prior Sonicare models, I've had to fiddle with finding the part of the base that sticks out in order to fit it into the hole on the base of the toothbrush. Not with this model! I also love that I can use the glass for all my mouth wash needs. The brush comes with a very luxurious travel case. However, the last diamond clean I owned (the 2015-2016 model) came with a travel case that you could connect a USB charger to it so that the brush would charge while it was in the case! This was ingenious while traveling because it meant you never had to take your charging base with you. This is no longer supported on the current case. However, it must be noted that a full charge should easily last you a week or more of brushing 3 times a day. So why didn't I give it 5 stars? Well, this is a solid offering from Phillips but lacks a lot of the advanced features found in some of their models that are in this same price range or even less. Two significant features that were missing was a pressure sensor and bluetooth. I'm actually surprised that this diamondclean model does not have a brushing pressure sensor. I'm almost certain that my 2015-2016 model diamondclean, which again was aesthetically identical to this model, had a built in pressure sensor. Why it was omitted on this later 2018 model is beyond me. I also recently used a Sonicare with bluetooth which allowed me to connect to an app on my android device and keep progress of all my brushing sessions and it would notify me if i missed any spots during each session. That feature is not critical but would have been nice to have. All in all, albeit those missing features, this brush will still give you one of the best teeth cleanings every time you use it. Out of all the other electric toothbrush vendors I've tried, Phillips always remains king in this category. It is still one of the top choices that I would recommend for anyone looking to own one of the best electric toothbrushes on the market.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I'm loving this

    Posted
    Johnnyboy84
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    I have to admit that I originally thought all toothbrushes are the same and never gave any thought to using a premium electric toothbrush until now. I saw this Sonicare and said I needed to get it. I am glad that I did. I normally use the electric disposable brushes and they work well but never seem to the job as good as I would like. I must admit that this particular toothbrush has impressed me and I was somewhat skeptical at first about the performance. I saw how small the bristles were and did not think that it would not be as efficient as cleaning as the models with larger bristles. I was completely wrong and I am happy to say that there are multiple settings depending on what you choose to focus on for example there is a gum care mode, sensitive, whitening, and deep clean. Each setting serves its purpose and you can feel the vibrating intensity change.It takes about less than a minute to clean my mouth and thats great. The brush head is detachable and replaceable. It is good to have a base that is not disposable. The brush has a wireless charger much like cellular phones have. Simply place it on the base and that is it. My brush came partially charged out of the box. The manual states it should be charged for 24 hours but I did not need to. I charged it for 2 hours and it was fully charged. The Sonicare comes with a traveling case, the wireless charger & base and a glass. I think all this is worth the asking price. Some people may be put off by the price because most folk spend less than ten dollars on toothbrush. I say give this a shot and you will not regret it. In closing this is a wonderful electric toothbrush that does a phenomenal job of cleaning your mouth and overall dental care regimen. I hardly give anything a perfect review but this is deserving of it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Slick Design and Features w/ One Big Flaw

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    Jturn
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    This is my second Sonicare toothbrush, and while it's the more expensive of the two, it's my second favorite. This is down to one major design flaw that really detracts from the usability of it. First, I'll cover the positives. This thing is loaded with a plethora of different brushing modes and intensities, and is sure to work for anyone, no matter how sensitive your mouth is. The two including charging bases are really quite nice, though they both take up quite a bit of counter space; one of them is an actual glass which Philips says is intended to double as a rinsing cup, and one that is a more traditional base that you set the brush upright into. This is a different form of inductive charging than my other Sonicare brush, with a flat bottom instead of the pole that sticks up with the other one, which is a major bummer because it means my counter still has two chargers even though the brushes are both Sonicare. The black also looks really fancy, and the toothbrush feels really sturdy, lending to a feeling of quality. Now, the bad... As mentioned before, this thing has one major design flaw; it only has one button that serves two functions (powering it on and changing brushing intensity). You're not able to set the intensity level before turning the brush on, which frankly doesn't work very well in my opinion, and also means that if you turn the brush on and then try to quickly turn it back off (say to rinse it off), it just switches modes and doesn't turn off. You then have to cycle through all of the modes until you get to the off position. In theory, this shouldn't be much of a problem, but honestly, this is just an annoying thing to deal with that could be easily avoided by just relegating mode changes to a secondary button like my other Sonicare brush. In addition to this annoyance, the button also doesn't feel quite right, as it's actually somewhat difficult to press and almost feels like it's broken. I really like the Sonicare functionality, as it leaves my mouth feeling cleaner than my previous favorite, the Oral B with round brush heads. Because of the major design flaw mentioned above, however, I would not recommend spending up for this model, instead going for one with two buttons and better usability.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best Sonicare

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    SamG
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    I’ve been using the Sonicare ProtectiveClean 6100 for the past several months and I’ve been loving it. The DiamondClean steps up the power and features and I think it’s the best one to buy. There’s the DiamonClean Smart above that, but I’m not convinced that anyone needs an app for their toothbrush. The box includes the brush handle, a single brush head, a charging base, and a travel case. The charging base can be paired with either a cup or a stand. I really like the cup because you don’t have to position the toothbrush on the charger and can just set it in there like you would a regular toothbrush. The travel case is nice, but there are other versions of the DiamonClean that include a USB charging case and this one unfortunately does not. There are 5 brush modes on this model - Clean, White, Sensitive, Gum Care, and Deep Clean. They differ only in intensity of the brush and timing. The default mode is Clean, but I use the White mode because it adds an extra 30 seconds for going over my front teeth again. There’s just the one button on the front of the toothbrush that’s used to turn it off and on and toggle between modes. I’ve said it before, and you’ve probably heard it from everyone you know who has this type of toothbrush, but it really does feel like you’ve just come back from the dentist when you use it. The difference between this and using a manual toothbrush is night and day. The vibrating brush head does a great a job of cleaning my teeth and besides just holding it up to your teeth the effort involved is pretty minimal. I don’t really have anything bad to say about the Sonicare DiamondClean. It is a tough sell at $200, but it’s a great toothbrush if you want the best and a worthy investment for your teeth.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does a great job of cleaning your teeth!

    Posted
    jsnkc28
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    I will start by saying that I have been using Sonicare's biggest competitors brand toothbrushes for many years. I have been hap;p;y with them for the most part, but thought I would try something else for a change. Opening up the box and pulling out the toothbrush you do get a premium feel to it. Its got some weight to it and feels like it is a very solidly designed toothbrush. You also get a nice carrying case, charger with a little glass cover that goes over the top of it for easy cleaning, a small glass i'm assuming to rinse your mouth. and a manual and 1 brush head. Which brings me to my first gripe. 1 brush head...really? For a $200 toothbrush you should at the very least have 2 brush heads in there, 3 would be ideal. We all know they arent cheap and thats where the manufacturers of these brushes make all of their money. I think Sonicare could at least include 2 because a lot of times multiple people in a family will use these brushes, so if you have more than one person using it, you immediately have to go out and spend more money buying brush heads. Next, the performance. I have to say that my teeth do feel cleaner than they did after using my older toothbrush. You can slide your tongue over your teeth after you brush and you get that really smooth just from the dentist feel. I guess in 6 months I will find out from my dentist just how good of a clean it does. .....and this also brings me to gripe #2 about the toothbrush. This thing is slippery! While the handle is slightly rubberized, I found it slipping out of my hands on may occasions while trying to brush my teeth. I know they are looking for the sleek design, but sometimes that k,ind of design causes ergonomics and usability to suffer, which is definitely the case here. Be sure to keep a tight grip on this thing while you are using it or it will vibrate right out of your hand. Overall, it is a very good toothbrush, and I can see why millions of people use them. They are made for cleaning teeth, and they do an excellent job of that! A few minor things that should be changed in my opinion as I mentioned above, but if you want a solid toothbrush that will clean your teeth and don't mind the price tag...give it a try!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An excellent toothbrush, especially for travelers

    Posted
    KusMoG
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    With a battery life of over 2 weeks the Sonicare DiamondClean is an excellent electric toothbrush for those that travel a lot. For even more peace of mind's sake, you can charge the toothbrush in the travel case using USB. This is very convenient for international traveling if you travel with a laptop because you can charge your brush with one of its USB ports overnight. That's one less adapter to worry about. Although it may look slick, the brush's handle is surprisingly grippy, and even more so when wet. The brush has 5 different brushing modes. It also breaks up your mouth into sections and has a vibration alert which signals you when to stop brushing the part of the mouth you're brushing and move on to the next section. The vibrating head is incredibly fast that it takes all of the effort out of brushing your teeth. In fact, you're actually not supposed to apply a lot of pressure to it since the vibrations are doing all of the work. The charging dock has a very small footprint and fits in virtually any sink as long as there is a power outlet about 3 feet away from it. It will even charge through the rinsing glass if you want to charge it that way but that's optional. I don't like the idea of rinsing with a glass that I put my brush handle in so I keep them separate and just charge the brush on top of the dock itself. Highly recommended for travelers. If you don't travel often, I would recommend the Sonicare 3 series instead as the DiamondClean is significantly more expensive. It won't feel or look as premium as the DiamondClean but it gets the job done.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding!

    Posted
    Daniel
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    -- The Good -- * Great battery life * Multiple settings * Long, slim toothbrush neck makes cleaning back teeth easy, even with a bad gag reflex. * Travel case included -- The Bad -- * The replacement brush heads aren't cheap, but you only have to change them out every three months. I've been using electric toothbrushes for around ten years now, and my dental checkups have made it quite clear it's the way to go. I've used a few different models from various manufacturers, but the DiamondClean is by far my most favorite toothbrush yet. The toothbrush heads on the DiamondClean are quite long and thin, which makes cleaning my back teeth MUCH easier (even with a bad gag reflex). Philips also includes a nice, clear brush head cap to help keep your brush head clean from any dust while it sits on your bathroom counter. The DiamondClean has several different settings based on how you want to clean/whiten your teeth and clean your gums: - Clean - Gum Care - Polish - Sensitive - White Despite having several cleaning options, I really only use the default "clean" setting. Philips claims that you can start to see a noticeable difference in the color of your teeth if you use the "White" setting for a week. Included in the box is the standard charging base for the DiamondClean, but there is also a glass toothbrush cup that you can use over the charging base to charge your toothbrush. There is also a nice travel charger for your toothbrush and two brush heads. -- Bottom Line -- I doubt you'll find a better electric toothbrush anywhere else.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better cleaner teeth

    Posted
    BeingHonest
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    I received this product free in exchange for my honest review. Pro: Convenient charging glass design Cleans well 5 modes Automatic timer Cons: Slow to fully charge This model doesn’t include the charging case Brush heads are pricey This is my first Sonicare toothbrush, and it took a bit to get used to to the frothing vibration on my teeth and to just let the brush do all the work, but so far it seems to clean faster and better than regular brushing. The brush head may seem small at first, but it had no problem getting all my teeth clean, even the tougher spots, and it only takes about 30 seconds per section. The brush will vibrate, letting you know when to move on to the next section, depending on the mode, then it turns off. It’s a bit annoying at first to try to finish within the short time, but it gets easier. The charging cradle is cool. You can either put the included glass cup or the cradle over the charging pad. It’s a nice clean look on your countertop. It does take a long time to fully charge, but each charge is supposed to last weeks. The travel case is nice to have, too bad it’s not the charging one that was stated in the instruction booklet. Those only come with the higher end models. It only comes with one brush head and replacements are somewhat pricey, at about $45 for a 4 pack, but each is supposed to last up to 3 months. $10 for 3 months seems reasonable, if it actually last that long. Still for $200, it should have included at least 2. It may be expensive, but if can it provide better oral health, then it should be a worthy investment. Will it make your teeth whiter in 7 days? Probably not, but it will clean better and gentler than manual toothbrush.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Why did I wait so long to get one

    Posted
    jaybot
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    Ive always wanted a electric toothbrush so figured why not get the best. I could tell after first use that it did a lot better job than my regular old toothbrush. So right there I was sold. In the box you get a manual and a quick start guide which is nice for us noobs. The design of it looks and feels very premium. A lot slimmer than the older electric tooth brushes I've seen in the past. The main body is covered in some sort of rubbery material which I find pleasing to hold and don't feel bad getting wet. There are 5 different modes depending on what your looking for. Some of them run a bit longer than the standard clean mode. It has a timer built in so while brushing it stops vibrating for just a sec to let you know to move on to a different quadrant of your mouth. It also turns off after time has expired. This is a hundred times better than the older brushes that use to come with a external timer. The charger is really nice as well. Comes with a glass you can set on the charger or a plastic holder. Gives you options and both look easy to clean. And if you do any traveling it comes with a carry case. My only real complaint, and I'm digging deep here, is that for this price point I would have expected more than one brush head in the box. Also I wish the brush heads were just a tad bigger for more coverage. In the end I feel that this is a fantastic toothbrush and I cant recommend it enough. I cant believe I didn't get one sooner. Pros very slim premium material grippy handle waterproof body different charging options five different brush modes timer built in long lasting battery with light notifications Cons brush head could be a tad bigger only comes with one brush head

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    $200 Disposable Toothbrush

    Posted
    SMccraw
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Purchased the DiamondClean expecting the quality of materials used to manufacture would be better than the much less expensive versions. Panasonic has a 2 year warranty which I’m sure like anything else, they understand the time period in which these units will malfunction not to mention, you HAVE TO KEEP YOUR ORIGINAL RECEIPT in order to obtain any support up to two years. Registration of unit does not count for proof of purchase. After a little over 2 years, my DiamondClean did not have the same vibration. I replace the brush head every 4-6 months and assumed perhaps it was time for a new head. The unit maintained the low vibration which had me curious to look online for issues regarding this brush. What I found was numerous accounts of the same issue and techies attempting to repair on their own. There happen to be a weak point in the metal that attaches the brush head shaft to the vibration mechanism which will break over time. Normally, I just throw my brush away and purchase a new Sonicare, but after paying over $200 + $30 (Brush Head ) on a toothbrush that Panasonic refuses to support, I wonder who the real sucker is here. If you choose to purchase a Sonicare, purchase the cheapest model possible, it’s all the same. Case# 60-0016240479

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    I wish I could love it but didn't...

    Posted
    Xianomama
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    I've been using an old Sonicare Flexcare 9000 series for about 10 years (changing the brush head every three months, of course) and really loved it. It had a built-in sanitizer (it's no longer offered with this model), which I really liked, but since it was pretty old (although it still works fine), when an opportunity to upgrade it for free came up, I took advantage of it. After using it for a couple weeks now, here are my comments: 1) The color (mat finish black) just doesn't fit in my neutral colored bathroom. It stands out too much like an eyesore. My old unit was mostly white, which I liked better. 2) The handle is square, so it's not ergonomically correct. I have to keep re-gripping it to make sure it doesn't slip out of my hand. The handle is also a bit slippery probably because of the texture from the mat finish. My previous model had a round-shaped handle and had ribbing on the back to prevent it from slipping out of your hand. The DiamondClean model is smooth all around. 3) The glass that came with this unit has no real purpose for me. I suppose some people prefer to thrown the brush in the glass, instead of standing it upright on the plastic stand but I just think anything made of glass in the bathroom is an accident waiting to happen. 4) It also seems to have a very short battery life and I have to plug in after two uses because the battery icon starts flashing (according to the manual, that's when to plug in but it's supposed to last about 30 uses after a full charge).

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best toothbrush in the market

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    TechGeek
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    This is one of the best toothbrushes in the market. It’s always a debate which one is the best -the round brush head or flat brush head. I have used both and personally like the flat head because of its small size. It’s a little pricey and compares to other well known brands in the market. It’s worth the investment as personal hygiene is more important for me and this lives up to its name . I have tried the low end ones and ended up tossing those because of battery issues. This lasts for almost 8 days of regular use (2 times a day) with a single charge. The travel case and charger cable are real handy. The battery charge indicator blinks when its low on charge. The brush head is a little expensive, lasted about 2 months for my use. I specially like the fancy tooth brush charging glass and u don’t have to worry about plugging cord to charge the tooth brush. It’s waterproof and can be used in shower. It has several settings that you can switch between - i like the gum care and tongue clean options. I definitely saw a noticeable change in the teeth color in a month with regular use. Overall i rate it 5/5 for the features and hygiene it offers and there is no debate on the investment. My dentist personally recommended this toothbrush as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dentist quality smile

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    MemphisTechieRN
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    I've been using sonicare products for a while now, and jumped at the chance to try out the DiamondClean. With it's five modes of use (my favorite being the deep clean mode) it leaves my teeth feeling even cleaner than my previous model! They keep getting better! What's more, the actual unit itself has some nice "heft" to it (which I really like) which gives it a professional "I can't break this" feel. I really began to salivate (pun intended!) at the 2 different charging methods. Either on the base so it stands upright, or in the cup to give it a more traditional toothbrush look. I myself prefer charging it in the cup. The only negative(s) I can point out is that the unit comes with 1 brush head. As in my opinion, this should be THE brush that every member of the household should use. To do that, additional brushes in a pack of 3-4 run upwards of 50 dollars. To me, that is an investment well worth it though to ensure you (and your family) have beautiful smiles that will make your dental hygienist think you are cheating on them with another dental office (haha!). The cost IS worth it. You will not get this type of clean with ANY manual toothbrush, nor any "rotating" electric toothbrush. Do your self a favor and become a part of the diamondclean family. You won't regret it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quite Simply The Best

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    Balthazar2k4
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    The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean toothbrush is the gold standard of electric toothbrushes. Philips has been producing Sonicare toothbrushes for years now and the DiamondClean is the ultimate expression of their design. The tooth brush feels great in the hand is well balanced. The toothbrush offers 5 different modes from standard cleaning to a sensitive mode and gum care. The DiamondClean head does an outstanding job of removing plaque and helping to maintain white teeth and healthy gums. My mouth feels clean and refreshed after using it which is always a great feeling. Battery life is great for travel. I haven't gone more than a week thus far without charging, but Philips says it can go two weeks between charges. A deluxe travel charging case is included in the higher end model, but is nothing more than a carrying case for this model. There is also an included charging glass to hold the tooth brush and wirelessly charge it too. My only real complaint is that it only comes with one brush head for $200. Extra heads can also be a fairly pricey, but that is fairly common across all electric toothbrushes. If you want the best, then this is it. I really can't recommend it highly enough.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cleans very well. Charging dock is weird.

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    joel125
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    I have used Sonicare tooth brushes for many many years. They all clean your teeth very well and I couldn't imagine going back to a regular tooth brush ever again. As far as cleaning goes, this DiamondClean Sonicare is top notch. Comes with a nice travel case, handle, brush head and charging dock. My only complaint with this particular Sonicare has to do with the charging dock. To me, it is a bit of a strange set up. You have your dock, of course, and you can use either the included drinking glass on top of the dock OR the plastic stand on top of the dock. If you use the travel glass with it you just set your tooth brush in the glass and it charges. I guess this would all be fine if my entire household didn't use a different style Sonicare charging dock. My whole family uses the docks with the plastic post that stick out which means I can't just use our existing dock. I now have to take up additional counter space and an outlet for my tooth brush. Overall, you can't go wrong with a Sonicare. They all clean very well so just pick one you like and is a good fit for you. This DiamondClean Sonicare is great. If it worked with my other charging docks if would get 5 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Philips Has Done It Again!

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    Njuice
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    Philips has been a high level electric toothbrush for years now and this new DiamondClean does not disappoint! PROS: - The look is very elegant. I like the black coloring and every accessory with it looks high end inlcluding the leather clad carrying case. - The charging set up is very nice. It wirelessly charges through the charging pad that you can either have set up just for the brush or charge it through the cup that comes with it. - The toothbrush itself works very well! You can cycle through the different methods quickly and it really provides that deep clean in every way you would want with a toothbrush. CONS: - Nothing I can think of! It really works great. BOTTOM LINE: This is an excellent buy if you want to have a long lasting electronic toothbrush that helps you get that white smile you want.

    I would recommend this to a friend