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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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great toothbrush!

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    Pearlfect
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    This toothbrush is AMAZING, it helps to ensure that you brush for two minutes. It also helps to prevent too much pressure while brushing. It came with a travel case which is AWESOME!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use

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    dustinw
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    This brush is very easy to use and leaves my mouth feeling clean. It also had the ability to help you brush more efficiently. It will beep when you should switch to a new section of your teeth. It's not a loud annoying beep either, very subtle. My dentist also recommended I switch to a modern electric toothbrush, since I tend to press really hard when I brush. This helps me with that as well. It will pulse when I'm applying too much pressure. It's also much quieter than other electric toothbrushes I've heard in the past. Pros: easy to use, quiet, pressure warning, audible sound when to switch teeth, nice charging stand Cons: I wish it had come with some of the other brushes to try

    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Improved model

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    emiliosic
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    This is my 4th Philips Sonicare, which in average seem to last about 3 years. Other brands lasted much longer, but I much prefer Sonicare's system. While older toothbrushes were made in either Holland or USA, this is made in China, although replacement brush heads are made in the US. Like in other Philips personal care products, the battery is not replaceable, so be prepared to throw away the handle when the battery dies, and they make it very difficult to remove the internal battery in order to dispose of it correctly. @@@@@@@@ The instructions even illustrate how to crack it open correctly with a hammer without breaking the Li-Ion battery). My previous toothbrush handle is the Series 2, that used for about a year (and it's still working) but I much prefer this model. Like most other Sonicare handles, it uses an induction charger and takes about 24 hours to charge completely. With new batteries, it should last about two weeks before it needs to be charged again. The charger appears to be the same as in all my previous models, with a 110V plug but takes 110/220v (works abroad). This model has a very useful feature that detects when one puts too much pressure while brushing and alerts by changing the vibration pattern. I tend to put too much pressure sometimes, and this might've been a contributing factor for the relatively low lifetime of the previous Sonicare handles that broke after about three years. I find it really useful. Another new feature, is that by using 'BrushSync compatible' toothbrush heads, it detects the type of toothbrush and programmed lifetime, changing its brushing pattern and indicating when to replace it (about three months). These newer brush heads have an embedded RF chip to sync with the handle. Note that it still works just fine with older brush heads, just without the replacement indicator. It works normally without any complains. That was a concern because I still had fresh replacement packs without the RF chip. The toothbrush handle has two buttons: The On/Off, which also doubles to control the vibration intensity, and a brushing mode button. The intensity is shown with three white bars, and there are three modes: Clean, which is what one would use every day, that lasts two minutes, announcing every 30 seconds to switch sections to brush (Philips calls this 'QuadPacer'). The White mode lasts 2.5 minutes and ads a pulsating mode after the first 2 minutes. The last is a gum care mode that lasts 3 minutes and it has a different vibration mode. This model also comes with a plastic traveling case that holds the handle and up to two brush heads, but not the charger. Also note that while the brush heads are completely washable, the handle can be rinsed but doesn't seem to be completely waterproof. Never had any issues getting them clean though. Aside from difficulties in recycling it and waste of not being able to replace the battery, it's a great and effortless brushing system and the introduction of the pressure sensor makes it a worthwhile upgrade.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Smart and caring toothbrush

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    neio11
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    Phillips SoniCare Intro - This is my second Sonicare electric toothbrush and I've had an Oral-B as well. They all did the same thing. They cleaned teeth a lot better than regular toothbrushes but at the same time, they make sensitive teeth and gums hurt. This Sonicare ProtectiveClean 6100, however, cleans very well and it has customizable settings for us that have sensitive gums or teeth. It has three cleaning functions - Clean, White & Gum care. It has an interval timer that vibrates when it's time to change to another quadrant of your mouth, 30 second intervals for each quadrant. White gives you two extra intervals of 15 seconds each. In addition to those cleaning functions, there's also three intensity settings so you can really dial in your toothbrushing preference. It also pulsates when you apply too much pressure. The bristles on the brush is soft and easy on the gums. Battery life is great. Good enough for the week long road trips. The box says that it will whiten your teeth in a week. I think it did take a layer or three of coffee stains off my teeth. If I had to complain about this toothbrush, it would be that it can be a bit slippery. Pros - Customizable settings - Pressure sensor - Let's you know when brush head needs to be replaced Cons - brush heads are costly Outro You want that just out of the dentist clean feel on your teeth every time you brush your teeth then you want this Sonicare 6100 toothbrush. I'm satisfied and would definitely recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really Clean Teeth!

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    rtbestbuy
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    I've been using the Philips Sonicare 6100 for about a week now. Combined with a whitening toothpaste it does a terrific job controlling coffee stains, much better than manual brushing. I had switched back to manual brushing after my old electric died. After several weeks my teeth didn't feel really clean and I was starting to show the effects of a serious coffee habit. There really is quite a difference. I really like this particular model. It has all the features I wanted and would actually use. - Slim, easy to manuever handle. - Three modes for cleaning, whitening, or gum care. The modes are really run time settings. - Three intensities, which you can set once the brush is on (the mode button becomes the intensity button when the Sonicare is running). It's really nice to be able to reduce the intensity around that sensitive tooth, or increase it when you're trying to get the caramel off. - Pressure sensor that alerts you that you're pressing too hard. This is really useful in combination with the switchable intensities. - Quadpacer which tells you when to brush a different quarter of your mouth. Nice to have a signal how long to brush a segment, especially if you tend to brush too quickly. - Nice travel case. There is also a 'Brushsync' pairing, which detects a chip in the (newer) heads and automagically sets the suggested mode and intensity. It also helps monitor the brush lifetime. I found this to be the one gimmick I could easily live without. Fortunately, the (much less expensive) non-chip heads can be used without any issue. Compared to the Oral-B, Sonicare is quieter and the battery lasts longer (I've been brushing 3 times a day for the past week on the same charge). Whether it does a better job seems to be a matter of personal preference. I've tightly spaced teeth and the Sonicare seems to get into the crevices better, so for me, this is it. Highly recommended, especially over manual brushing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • 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