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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 293 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    First electric brush

    Posted
    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Like it alot!

    Posted
    wase4711
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    I had a phillips sonicare a few years ago, when the brushes were alot bigger and very expensive, but it was nice to see how they have streamlined both the brush heads and the unit now, and made things alot more affordable. Been using a top of the line Braun for a few years, and never seemed to get my teeth really clean; after a few days of using this one, all I can say is already I notice a difference in stain removal, and the sonic vibrating provides a laughing session every time I use it! Definitely recommend this toothbrush!

    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Improved model

    Posted
    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

    Best Electric Toothbrush

    Posted
    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