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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 301 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great toothbrush

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    Jay456
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    I love the design the color and it's performance is great, I recommend getting the bigger head replacement I find it cleans better

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great toothbrush

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    Hightechgal
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    This electric toothbrush is great,has diggerent levels, comes with a soft head,makes brushing very easy,has a timer to change quadrants,long battery life,a good investment,at a good price.i like it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great toothbrush

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    Emily
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    Great toothbrush. Holds a good charge and replacement heads aren't to expensive (at sams @@@@@@@

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Features and Selections

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    time4warp
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    Toothbrush and all compatible heads work well. I simply hope the battery lasts longer than 2 years.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Gift receiver is enjoying it

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    BEnice
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    Seems like the person who received it is enjoying the clean. I like the oral b brush heads myself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great toothbrush for a gift

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    betaman86
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    Bought this toothbrush to replace my wife's old Sonicare. She loves it. Does a great job, has plenty of options and the head replacement notification is a cool new feature, along with the adjustable speed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect toothbrush without unnecessary features

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    Brandon
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    This toothbrush has been great so far. I've had it for about a month. It lasts a full 2 weeks per charge and has plenty of features like the smart head replace, as well as the pressure sensor. I wanted a toothbrush that had advanced features without all the gimmicky stuff like bluetooth and the app, and this brush exceeds my expectations!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great toothbrush

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    Cory
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    My second Philips sonic care. Went from white to this blue and black color. It is an awesome toothbrush which allows you to use a combination of different style toothbrush heads. With 3 or more brushes a day, 7 days a week, the battery life literally lasts for a couple weeks without charging it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best toothbrush I have ever used!

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    LSNerd
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    I have used Sonicare toothbrushes for the past several years and would not go back to a standard toothbrush. Other than the cost of replacement heads which in the grand scheme is worth it, this is by far the best toothbrush. So much so even my dentist noticed from having almost no plaque. I'm sold!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Electric Toothbrush

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    CriticalEye
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    I've owned 2 older versions of this toothbrush for over 10 years, so I'm already a fan. When I originally sought to purchase an electric toothbrush, research showed Sonicare appeared to be the top of the line, and from my experience, it still is. Once I started using Sonicare on a regular basis years ago, my dental hygienist confirmed that my teeth & gums were in far better shape than when I used a manual brush alone. The good news is: this new model keeps what works & incorporates some nice improvements. If you're new to Sonicare, operation is very simple & easy. The unit arrives pre-charged; so it can be used instantly out of the box. It comes with one brush head which easily slides onto the handle. The handle has just 2 buttons-1 for turning the unit on/off & the other for selecting 1 of 3 brush modes (clean, white, or gum care). LEDs immediately illuminate when you pick up the handle, indicating the intensity level selected, the brush mode selected, the battery status, & whether or not you need to replace the brush head. A full instruction book is enclosed, but operation is intuitive if you're not one for reading instructions. The new look is very sleek & hi-tech. The feel of the handle casing is much smoother than the older versions. One of the most notable improvements is to the brush head. With the previous models, I was often concerned that I might be applying too much or too little pressure with the brush head. I also wondered whether I might be overusing the brush head before replacing it, or underusing it & thus replacing a brush head too early. The new smart brush head takes away all the guesswork by incorporating a microchip in each brush head which syncs with the handle to track brush head wear for you. An advanced pressure sensor measures the pressure you apply while brushing. If you apply too much pressure, the toothbrush gives immediate feedback-changing the vibration & therefore the brushing sensation-alerting you of the need to reduce the pressure you're applying. By measuring the pressure you apply & the # of hours of use, the system reminds you when it's time to replace the brush head. The only downside is the need to keep a manual toothbrush handy just for brushing your tongue after you've finished brushing with the Sonicare. Overall, this is my top pick for an electric toothbrush.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great upgrade from Oral B

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    bzm3j81
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    I've used Oral B toothbrushes for several years prior to getting this Sonicare 6100 Protective Care toothbrush. In my opinion, the Oral B small round toothbrush heads perform better when you focus on each tooth. Even then, I had a couple spots that didn't feel as clean as they should have been, even after switching to a brand new brush head. But I had no problems from my dentist. I've read reviews of earlier Sonicare models where people have been quite disgusted when they finally clean their brush head. The Sonicare new brush heads are much easier to clean and much easier to keep clean. So I'm thankful for that design change. To me, the Sonicare'diamond' shaped brush head allows me to brush my teeth more like a manual toothbrush. That's supported by Sonicare's definition of a quadrant. Oral B's quandrant system is: bottom right, bottom left, top right, top left. Which is fine for such a small brush head. Sonicare's is: bottom inside, bottom outside, top inside, top outside. When I'm brushing my teeth with a manual toothbrush, It's done more like Sonicare's definition. In terms of cleaning power, I think the Sonicare 6100 has my Oral B model beat quite soundly. Admittedly, I've a cheaper Oral B model. I think its rated rotational count is somewhere below 8,000 oscillations per minute. The Sonicare 6100 has a whopping 31,000 pulses per minute. It takes a little getting used to the frequency change, but even after the first brushing session, the trouble spots I mentioned earlier were gone. Other features include: 2 minute timer (which turns off the brush, instead of Oral B's momentary stutter pulse), quad pacer where the brushing action pauses for a second to help you brush each quadrant of your mouth. 3 intensity settings, and 3 brushing modes (clean, white, gum care). The handle of the Sonicare is pretty sleek. It has a very fine matted texture. There is no other texture nor contours to help you grip the handle. Which is unfortunate because it's used in a wet environment so slipping is of concern. I also like that the indicator lights are very small. My Oral B indicator lights are large and pulse while recharging and it's quite annoying when I can see the pulsing light reflecting from my bathroom area. I'm disappointed that the cost of the brush heads increases as I switch to the Sonicare line. To be honest, I couldn't tell the difference between the 3 brushing modes. I was expecting a different intensity between clean and gum care modes. After reading the instruction booklet, it seems these modes are paired best with different brush heads. To clarify, by pairing, I refer to the BrushSync feature where certain brush heads have an RFID chip added where the handle will pair and flip to the optimal mode for the attached brush head. I couldn't test that out with the single brush head that was included. I'm not sure I want to flip between different brush heads during my brushing sessions. I find the Brushsync feature rather gimmicky and it's not something I would seek out in my next electric toothbrush. I also found that the Sonicare gets a little messier while brushing. If I happen to hit a pocket of saliva, the Sonicare will spray it more so than the manual or Oral B brushes. Some of this could be resolved by changing some brushing habits. I'm really glad to have made the change to the Sonicare line. I hope that it continues to perform well for several years.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    First electric brush

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    badradio
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    This is a rechargeable tooth brush that seems to be doing a good job. Has 3 different modes to use for teeth and one for gums etc. The vibration seemed too similar, but good nonetheless. Also has 3 levels of vibration. I've been using only the lowest setting thus far, seems too intense otherwise. Also included a plastic, clear bristle head cover which is very appreciated. Would recommend, nice style for brush and charging dock. Bright little lights on the brush too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quality Replacement

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    Checkman
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    My wife and I have been using the Philips Sonicare electric toothbrush system for a few years now since our dentist gave us a coupon for our first one. We've enjoyed the system, wearing out two so far. Our last Sonicare needed to be replaced when the lithium battery failed. I purchased the 6100 model from Best Buy because I had a number of Rewards to use. First, the 6100 is well-built and doesn't feel cheap. It works with the earlier model brush heads we'd stocked up with its predecessor, but it did come with a "smart" head that measures wear (so our next replacements will be the later model heads). The unit was ready to do with an on-going charge, but the instructions recommended a 24-hour charge. So far it runs quite well and certainly keeps a good charge (we'd gone on vacation for 11 days, unplugged the unit and it still ran at full power upon our return). So, we'd recommend the 6100 for those wanting an electric toothbrush. It isn't cheap, but it is well built and the replacement heads are easily found. It also comes with a travel case, which we'll try out next vacation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simply Awesome

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    ElectronicJunkie
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    All Incan say is wow. I have never had teeth this clean other than going to the dentist. I have very sensitive gums and bleed easy. No bleeding and no pain with this tooth brush. The battery life is amazing as well. I forgot the charger on a week vacation and it never went low on power. All the settings make the world of difference as well. I have found that the whitening step 2 is the best clean for me. Replacement heads are cheap and nice to add a spouse to the setup. All I wish I could find is a better base that holds more heads. Great Job Phillips!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Vibrations

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    jhancock
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    I currently use a Philips Diamond Clean Sonicare toothbrush at home and wanted a second Sonicare to use just for travel. The 6100 is great it for this purpose. One charge has always lasted me through multi-day trips and should handle multi-week trips as well. There are a lot of toothbrushes out there in the market that vary in performance and cost etc. Here are the major reasons I like the 6100. With tens of thousands of brush strokes per minute the cleaning is quite thorough. The small brush head size cleans very well and easily reaches all areas of the mouth and uses a pressure sensor to keep you from damaging your gums. I really like the four brushing periods on the toothbrush which tells you when to switch to a new area for brushing and automatically turns off when the timed brushing experience is over. I am looking forward to trying some of the other brush heads that are available. Nice ergonomics, styling and build quality make for a very nice user experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Powerful.

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    Lovetech0507
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    I like this tooth brush. First use I was surprised on how powerful it is, felt like I was at the dentist getting a teeth cleaning. You can adjust the intensity on it 3 levels. I had it on the highest. I prefer the second level. I like the different modes, cleaning, whitening, and gum care. The brush head is replaceable and the tooth brush won'tify you when it ready to be replaced. I like that it will shut off by itself after use. It comes pre-charged so you can use it straight out if the box. The charge base is minimal so it won't take up much space on your counter. I am glad I have this tooth brush a great buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Toothbrush

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    SamG
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    This is a great electric toothbrush. It's been a long time since I've had one and I don't think I'll go back after using this. The toothbrush has 3 different modes and 3 intensity settings, along with a built-in pressure sensor to let you know if you're brushing too hard. I didn't notice a huge difference between the different modes, but the included brush head seems to made for the whitening mode. Each mode runs for a set amount of time and it's nice to have that encouragement to brush until it stops running. I've been using it for a few days and it feels like I just came from a cleaning every time. I only have a couple of small gripes, one being the intensity modes, which are great, but with the included head and toothpaste I use it literally vibrates the toothpaste off if I start on the highest intensity mode. It's only slightly annoying and I just have to make sure I start at the lowest setting and increment it up once I start brushing. The other is the replacement brush heads do seem a little expensive, at least compared to regular toohbrushes. There's a brush head replacement indicator light on the toothbrush, but I don't know how long the heads are supposed to last between replacements; hopefully at least a month or two. These two things don't really affect my overall feeling that this is a really good toothbrush and the job it does make it and the replacements head well worth the investment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • 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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's a very smart toothbrush

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    mamallg
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    ProtectiveClean 6100 Rechargeable Toothbrush Included- Handle, Smart brush head, travel cap, Charging base, instructions, and 2 year warranty. This new Sonicare toothbrush looks clean and sleek. The toothbrush is super smart. It will custom clean your teeth depending on what settings you choose. There are 3 cleaning modes- clean, white and gum care. There are also 3 different intensity settings- low, medium, high. It has the technology to tell you when to replace your brush head, notify you when you are brushing too hard and need to reduce the pressure, and has a timer that beeps every 30 seconds to help you brush all four areas of your mouth. This brush has pretty much every smart option available without having to use the Sonicare app with their Smart toothbrush. I actually prefer this one because of that. I don't want to have to rely on the app to see my brushing results and have it work to it's fullest ability if it's paired with the phone. I like that this Sonicare offers me all the settings on it's own. It's not complicated. I can have the cleanest teeth and all the cleaning options.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • 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!

    I would recommend this to a friend