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Philips Sonicare - ProtectiveClean 6100 Rechargeable Toothbrush - White-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 298 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good toothbrush

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    Peter
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    A sleek design and and works well, but the case attracts mold and is not easy to clean.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Top Notch

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    Jturn
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    I'm using this toothbrush as a replacement for an Oral B electric toothbrush, and while I prefer that one overall because of the smaller brush heads, this Sonicare toothbrush is a great option. The first thing I noticed about it is how high quality it immediately felt. This thing is built to last. It also has awesome battery life (I have yet to recharge after a week or so of use). Most importantly, though, this toothbrush does a great job cleaning my teeth. My mouth feels noticeably cleaner than after using my previous toothbrush. This is my first "sonic" style toothbrush and I can now see why they're popular. The two issues I had with this is that my package showed up unglued (top and bottom), and I also didn't receive any type of carry case with it, which really should be included. Otherwise, this is a great option for anyone looking to get a new toothbrush.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great teeth cleaning, skimps on extras

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    Jaron
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    Pro -Excellent cleaning -Long battery, over two weeks between charges -Lots of different head options -Multiple modes and intensities Con -Comes with only one head -Heads are expensive, but that goes for all electric toothbrushes -No travel case ( at least not my package ) -Charging base could be better Overall The Sonicare 6100 does an excellent job in cleaning your teeth. Really gets in the nooks between and almost makes you feel like you don't need to floss. The toothbrush has various modes for cleaning, whitening, and plaque removal. You can select modes manually, but the handle will also automatically switch depending on what kind of brush head you use. The handle also has an internal timer that buzzes every 30 seconds so you can make sure you brush long enough and spend an equal amount of time on each section of your teeth. The battery lasts for a long time between charges ( so far I've gone over two weeks without recharging yet ). Overall, the cleaning performance is quite good. The downsides are more what you don't get in the box. My particular box didn't come with a travel case, though some models do. It also only comes with one brush head, which is disappointing. The charging base is very small, which might be nice for portability, but is not all that useful on the bathroom countertop. It would have been nice if it had slots to hold extra brush heads or something.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    First time user of electric toothbrush - love it!

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    Titan5178
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    I've never actually owned or thought about owning an electric toothbrush. However, my dentist has been recommending that I get one for several years now so here we are. It was very easy to assemble and comes charged out of the box. The first time I used it I didn't realize I had it on the highest intensity setting and I almost wrote it off because it was a bit much for me. I turned it down to the lowest intensity mode will gradually bump it up to the higher modes as needed. My dentist told me to hold the brush on each area for about 1-2 seconds then move onto the next. There is a timer built-in that will alert you subtly to move to the next quadrant of your mouth. You don't scrub your teeth like you would with a normal toothbrush. After each brush I can't help but notice how clean my teeth feel. I can't think of any reason why you wouldn't want to use this everyday except for the fact that it does not come with a travel case. One more tip, use a small amount of toothpaste and put the brush into your mouth prior to turning it on or else you might send toothpaste flying. =) Pros: Simple to use Timer to help you brush for recommended amount of time Charged out of the box Clean, Whiten, and Gum Care modes Brushhead Replacement Indicator Compact Charger Cons: Takes a few days to get used to. No travel case - only a small cap for brushehead

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great 1st Electric Toothbrush

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    CoppinFam
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    I have been wanting an electric toothbrush and I am very pleased with this product. It's lightweight and comfortable to hold. The only problem that I have is where the buttons are located. When I hold the brush, I am used to gripping my normal toothbrush, so I continuously pressed the button to turn off or change the settings. After my second/third time using, I did however, loosen my grip and brushed with ease and allowed the brush to do its job. I love the standard brush that comes with this product and there are quite a few options to buy for the replacement. @@@@@@@@ It's recommended to change the brush after 3 months of use. @@@@@@@ I kept mine on the clean option and I love that the brush was small enough to get all the way in the back to my wisdom tooth with no problem. I kept the mode on clean but there is a white and gum care mode but it is recommended that you change the brush head to the specific brush for those modes. Beware, this particular model did not come with the travel case, so be sure to check the packaging and make sure yours comes with the travel case. The product does have enough charge for one use and then it should be charged for 24 hours afterwards. There is also an indicator light (amber light) for when it is time change the brush. Also beware, the brush head does not fit completely smooth with the body of the product, there will be a little gap. In the instruction manual there is also a guide on how to properly use the product for brushing all angles of your teeth. I highly recommend that you pay close attention for the best clean! I truthfully have no other negatives to this product and I would like to add that I love the timer that alerts me after 30 seconds to switch quadrants. It's really faint at first but after a couple of uses you will notice the beeps. After the first use, I did have a much cleaner feeling in my mouth and some of the areas in between teeth were even cleaner before flossing. Would I buy this product again? Absolutely! Would I recommend this product to friends and family? Yes!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Technology-based cleaning, even for sensitive gums

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    NBCTeach05
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    It is nice to see that electric toothbrushes have improved over the years with the advancing technology. My last electric toothbrush didn't do much more than turn on and off. The ProtectiveClean 6100 offers users several useful features to maintain a clean mouth. The toothbrush was fully charged right out of the box, so no need to wait to use it. There was a brush head included in the box that easily attached onto the base. FYI - there's a microchip in the brush head that syncs with the handle to notify you when you need to replace the brush head. It is suggested replacing it every 3 months. My car fob battery works on a timer and notifies me every 2 years. This toothbrush will track the wear on the brush based on the pressure and amount of time used and notify you based on that. When the reminder light shines amber, that is when you need to get a new brush head. I looked up the cost of replacement brush heads on Bestbuy.com and they run about $50 for 4 replacement heads. PS You can deactivate the brush head replacement reminder. My toothbrush came with a hygienic travel cap, but I was disappointed that my model didn't come with the travel case as I do a fair amount of travel for work and pleasure. If you want to change the mode (clean/white/gum care), make sure you turn the toothbrush off first. You cannot change modes while it is on. However, to change the intensity of the bristle movement, you need to do that by pressing the mode button while the unit is on. This toothbrush's features help to retrain you to optimize your brushing habits. 1. Pressure senor feature - while brushing your teeth, there's a change in vibration and a sound alert you if you are putting too much pressure on your teeth. This feature can be deactivated. 2. Quadpacer feature - this will time you so you are brushing the four sections of your mouth for 30 seconds each section. If you use this function, the toothbrush automatically shuts off after 2 minutes. 3. Easy start feature - this feature is initially deactivated, but you can read how to turn it on in the directions. This feature increases the power over the course of the first 14 brushing to help you get used to using an electric toothbrush. I admit that I have to use this as the vibrating bristles tickle my teeth, making it difficult for me to use it for 30 seconds at a time in some areas. My three downsides are the following 1) if you are not used to an electric toothbrush and your teeth are extra sensitive, you may find it difficult to clean your teeth without the "ticklish" feeling. Not sure if you can return an item like this to the store and get your money back when it isn't defective and 2) reaching into the back of my mouth on the side where my wisdom are was difficult and 3) the brushes recommended for Clean mode (C2) Gum care (G2) didn't come with my box, but it is indicated that other models come with additional brush heads. Make sure the model your purchase comes with what you want to have (additional brushes, travel case), but be prepared to potentially pay more for them. Summing it all up, this is a very good toothbrush that seems to be competitively priced. It offers several helpful features that will keep your teeth clean and white.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceptional Clean Every Time

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    ryanmcv
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    Choosing a new electric toothbrush can be confusing. There are tons of options and price ranges, some offering features that you might never need. With the ProtectiveClean 6100, Philips has struck a great balance of performance and value. PROS: - Simple packaging and easy assembly. Just slide the brush head onto the body and you're ready to go. My toothbrush arrived fully charged. - Lightweight, ergonomic handle. I was worried this might be heavy, but it's not. It's very comfortable to hold for the entire 2-minute brushing period. - Excellent brushing performance. There are three levels of brushing intensity that can be adjusted with a button on the handle. I've been using the medium setting and I love the way my teeth feel after each use. You know that squeaky-clean feeling your teeth have after going to the dentist? This toothbrush can give you that feeling every day! - The toothbrush will beep and vibrate while you're brushing to tell you to move to another quadrant of your mouth. It's a useful reminder so you don't over-brush one area of your mouth. - If you apply too much pressure to your teeth, the toothbrush will also beep/vibrate so you don't damage your gums. OTHER THOUGHTS: - Only one brush head is included. For the price, I wish Philips would have included at least 2 brush heads. They aren't cheap, either, so be prepared to shop for deals on replacement brush heads. - If your bathroom does not have a power outlet in the perfect place, you might have a hard time keeping the charging base plugged in all the time. The cord is rather long and difficult to hide. - The product listing says that the toothbrush is supposed to come with a travel case, but my box did not have one. If you purchase this in-store, make sure the box says it includes a travel case. My box makes no mention of it and the model number is slightly different than the one listed here. My box says model number HX6877/48, which apparently does not include a travel case. If you want the case, make sure you get model HX6877/21. OVERALL: This is an excellent, no-gimmicks electric toothbrush. The price is just right and the features included are simple and useful. Highly recommended!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Smart Clean

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    aarondr
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    Personally I've used a couple cheaper electric toothbrushes, but never a Sonicare. Before you look any further, I can tell you that the Sonicare does an amazing job, has great build quality, relevant features, and plenty of options. You do pay a decent price, but the quality is here in spades. It's light, solid, and ergonomic. What anyone will tell you is that using a Sonicare brush is an odd feeling. The vibration is fast and intense, yet gentle. The 6100 does a good job in warming you up over a period of 14 days - slowly increasing the intensity to the full capabilities of the brush. However odd, it's impossible to deny clean, polished feeling that exudes from your mouth. It feels like you've just been to the dentist. Probably the biggest contributor to that clean feeling is the default 'quadpacer' setting. This feature of the brush pauses briefly every 30 seconds to remind you to move to the next quadrant of your mouth. It sounds silly, but I've found myself using this feature religiously and it keeps me brushing the right amount of time. This isn't much of an exclusive feature, but it's highly effective. I've found brushing with my old electric brush (cheap AA battery operated) leaves my teeth almost as clean feeling (at least initially). Its amazing how effective such a simple feature can be. I believe what really sets the Sonicare apart is the high brush-head speed (62000 movements per minute). While I said that the length of time had a direct effect on how clean my teeth felt, it definitely didn't directly correlate to how clean my teeth actually were. After brushing with the 6100 for just a few days, my teeth feel cleaner all day long, even only brushing in the morning. Another great feature of this brush is the pressure feedback. If you press to hard, the brush will pulsate to let you know. I actually found it pretty natural to not over-do it with the Sonicare. The high speed brush lends itself to gliding over your teeth and gums. I'm one who presses too hard with manual brushes, and always wear out my heads too soon. Its nice to have that feature, even if you're less likely to apply too much pressure. Build quality wise, the Sonicare 6100 is quite solid. It's water resistant using a contactless charger method. I keep it on the charger, but the battery is rated for 2 weeks away from the base. It comes with a really nice travel case with room for 2 brush heads, so if you do travel, it's ready to go. Interestingly, the manual shows you how to remove the battery. Unfortunately, this procedure is a one way trip - utilizing a hammer and irrevocably cracking the case. On one hand this is good, as it effectively prepares the device for electronic recycling, but it's sad that you cannot simply replace the cell. The good news is that the battery in question is lithium ion, so you should expect at least a few years, if not more from a cell like this. This model is interesting in that it uses a variant of brush head that communicates with the base. It communicates what type of brush head (to select the best mode), as well as its wear level. This is an interesting concept, and I'm happy to see that the cost per brush head isn't exorbitantly higher than the non-brush sync compatible heads (around $10-15 a head). While the cost of the heads isn'thing to sneeze at, it's at least a manageable cost when you should go through about 4 a year. Overall, the Philips Sonicare 6100 is a great toothbrush. While offering a plethora of settings and options, it also chooses good defaults and smart defaults due to how it communicates with the brush head. I love that it takes the thinking out of it, and chooses the best settings based on the intent of the user (what brush head you purchased). If you're looking to improve your oral hygiene, I definitely recommend the Sonicare 6100!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A MUST FOR HEALTHY MOUTH

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    callmeageeth
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    I've been a Sonicare convert for years. I've been using the E-series (the cheap model) and it has been a blessing. You can immediately feel a "smoothness" on your teeth after switching to Sonicare from a manual toothbrush. So if you happen to be reading this and are on the fence about electric toothbrushes, if nothing else, get one, any one. But If you can afford it, this is the model to get. It's easiest for me to compare my e-series to this model. The e-series is bulky in comparison, both in the handle, toothbrush head and the charging stand. These are not knocks, just observations. They both operate for two minutes and then automatically shut off. This is a great feature, you never have to worry about how long you're brushing the handle does it for you. Now, in terms of straight performance (i.e. clean feeling mouth and teeth) I've already mentioned the noticeable difference between manual brushing and ANY electric toothbrush. But I must say, I could even tell a difference between the e-series and this ProtectiveClean Diamond brush. It performed even better. I could tell a difference after using it. Now onto the distinguishing features. This toothbrush comes with different modes, cleaning, whitening and healthy gums. To take advantage of those modes, however, you have to have separate toothbrush heads. Putting the cost of the heads aside, this is a pain. I'ven't used them, but I can't see myself switching the heads back and forth for the long term. Maybe if you're gums are sore and you use the gum toothbrush head, but that's it. I don't see how a toothbrush IN AND OF ITSELF can make your teeth whiter. That feature to me, is a wash. But the toothbrush does have other nifty features (that require some thought to become muscle memory). You have 4 quadrants in your mouth (I'm not going to explain it, if you know it great, if you don't then guess) and the toothbrush vibrates indicating when you should switch to another quadrant. This is cool as it makes sure you get all of your mouth rather than say focusing on your back right molars because your right handed and don't think about it. But at the same time, it requires at least in the beginning, some mental processing because if you're like me, you don't typically brush your teeth in quadrants. It also vibrates if you're using too much pressure. This is something that will pay off in the long run. My wife's gums are actually receding in part because she brushes too hard. Now, I can't say that this feature will prevent it, I would like to think it's supposed to. And if nothing else, it makes you aware of it if you're brushing too hard. In terms of overall ownership costs, I was actually surprised that if you buy a 4 pack of diamond head brush heads, you're spending the same per head as the e-series. This was a big bonus for me because I do routinely install new brush heads every 3 months (via subscription on Amazon). It's about $10 per head which you should replace every 3 months, although this toothbrush supposedly tells you when to replace the head based on the pressure you use to brush your teeth and the frequency of brushing. The one big knock is that it doesn't come with a travel case. The listing online might say it does (I thought it did) it DOES NOT come with a case. That's a big deal to me, as I take my Sonicare with me when I travel. The battery lasts 2 weeks plus, so you don't generally have to take the charger with you when traveling but you need a case for it. Another plus is that the battery is replaceable. The e-series Sonicare, TO MY KNOWLEDGE, is not user replaceable. This bodes well for longevity of the product which is important when you're spending $120 on a tooth brush that you can get for 50 cents at the dollar store. All in all, if you care about your dental/oral hygiene you need a Sonicare toothbrush and this model is as good as any. You could get by with a standard e-series, but I actually like the "smart" features included in the 6100.

    I would recommend this to a friend