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Philips Sonicare - Essence Electric Toothbrush - White/Blue-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 265 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must have for good dental care.

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    AaronSales
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    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
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful but gets dirty underneath

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    bbycustomer123
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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    My Grandma Loves It

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    SKTCH2
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    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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as prior models

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    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

    Amazing Product!

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    Duke
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    My wife and I recently switched to this Sonicare toothbrush and absolutely noticed a difference immediately. Our teeth feel clean throughout the day even after eating a meal.Love knowing we are doing a good deed for our teeth and health. Love the timer on the Sonicare so we know we are obtaining enough brushing time. Easy to use and doesn't take up a lot of space. We ordered 2 so we would have one for each bathroom plus extra brush heads. We both love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Electric toothbrush saved my gums!

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    Scher
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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best toothbrush ever!

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    Mouse
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    This toothbrush is amazing!! Powerful and leaves your teeth feeling as clean as when you leave the dentist!!! The toothbrush practically does all the work!! My teeth have less plaque and are whiter and cleaner!!! And perfect for teenagers on up! My dentist has endorsed this brand for years and finally glad everyone in the home has one!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for everyday use

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    PY49
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very pleased with my first electric toothbrush

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    Greenbee
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    I had no problem following the instructions for assembling and charging the toothbrush. As this was the first time I had used an electric toothbrush It was a bit of a challenge to learn how to operate it without spattering but I learned quickly! After several weeks of use I am appreciating how good my gums feel after brushing and look forward to using the appliance. Brushing my teeth is a lot more enjoyable than previously.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    good, thorough brush

    Posted
    melford
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    The Phillips Sonicare electric toothbrush is superior at cleaning teeth surfaces and spaces. I have not tried them all, but I have used other brands, and their product gets the job done, and, better than a manual brush, in my experience. I have found that the handle battery may operate inconsistently, and I have exchanged handles previously, but the Phillips customer service is very effective and responsive. Great toothbrush!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Fresh Clean

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    Smems
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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing-Like you were just at the dentist clean

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    Claripep
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    I have been using Sonicare Toothbrushes before they became mainstream-back in the late 90's. I bought my first one from an infomercial!! I have never gone back to a conventional toothbrush or even a regular electric. Nothing compares to the clean feeling you get after using a Sonicare-other than a regular Dental cleaning. Just read the directions first though-it is not like a regular electric toothbrush.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Buy it! Great for the price.

    Posted
    JMK1
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    I already have this toothbrush. It's fabulous. The 2 minute timer is great. I used to cheat and do a quick brush. It takes a few days to get used to the time, after that easy peas you. I had to laugh about the battery life. Due to circumstances I had to store some items with a friend for example years. I unpacked it and it was still charged. 2 days. Hah.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good toothbrush

    Posted
    CleanTeeth
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    The toothbrush together with the charging base take very little room on the counter. The light on the on/off button allows you to see if it's charging, and if it needs a charge. It would be nice if it had a travel case, but that would likely increase the cost and it does have a clear cover for the brush itself. Has very good cleaning capabilities too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product.

    Posted
    Craig
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    Does a good job like all the Sonicare products I've had in the past. I needed something to keep at our cabin but didn't want the expense of the more expensive units. The only feature missing is the quadraspace sound that beeps every 15 seconds while brushing. It helps to space out the 4 regions of your teeth. Otherwise I couldn't be happier.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great toothbrush

    Posted
    outstanding
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    i had the first version of this toothbrush for 5 years before it died. This was is a great replacement, The cost was great and it uses the same type of brush head the original one used. It runs for about 2 minutes before stopping so you know how long to use it. I've had it for a month but so far, so good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great purchase, great price

    Posted
    probie
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    the phillips sonicare is one of the best products i have purchased at best buy, results are immediate, your teeth plaque and built up stains are gone, its almost like they polish and whiten your teeth at the same time, cannot believe i waited so long before i bought this product. would recommend this to everybody!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This thing is a rocket ship, I love it

    Posted
    Webuy
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    This thing is a rocket ship, I love it… I finally caved in and decided to buy a real power toothbrush instead of the cheap battery powered ones. There is a noticeable cleaning difference after brushing…the battery life is great, more than a week between charges, and it has a run cycle so keep brushing until it shuts off.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Second purchase

    Posted
    JayHouston
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    My son like mine so much, he wanted his own. It seems there are 2 very similar models, one say says it has a lithium battery and the other says it has Nih battery. But upon opening both the specs both say the are Nih batteries. Inconsequential as you really only brush for 2 mins and likely won't run into battery issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend