Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 5100 Sonic electric toothbrush HX6859/17 Built-in pressure sensor 3 modes 1 x BrushSync feature Travel case is rated
4.8 out of
Rated 5 out of
Won't go back to a manual toothbrush after thisWhen I first opened the box I was very happy to find that it came with a case making it easy to travel with, and included 2 brush heads. It was very easy to attach the brush heads in place, no fiddly parts!
The 3 settings are very useful to have, I was able to focus on a general clean, whitening or gum health. I have recently quit smoking and so I was quite interested in the whiten function. I must say that I've never had it before with an electric toothbrush where I was genuinely able to see a difference after a week of using! It feels like I've been to the dentist every time that I brushed my teeth.
The brush vibrates when prompting you to move to a different area of the mouth and turns off automatically after you have spent enough time, which in turn prevents under brushing, or over brushing and damage to your gums. I've had trouble before with manual and electric toothbrushes where I've ended up with sore gums after brushing but this setting ensures that it's nothing but a gentle clean.
I can only think of one small downside to this brush and that is the bottom part of the brush felt a little larger to the toothbrushes that I've used in the past and just took a little while to get used to.
I would certainly recommend this toothbrush to anybody who wants to keep their gums healthy and teeth whiter.
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 5 out of
Best toothbrush I ever used!I used to think that electric toothbrushes were a bit of a fad and no better than a good manual brush but I have been proved wrong! My teeth have never felt so clean as they do now, everyday they feel as though Ive had a scale and polish at the dentist. I was amazed at how powerful the brush is and it just blasts away plaque from areas I used to struggle to get clean, the brush head is the perfect shape to clean behind my front teeth, an area that my dentist would always tell me I was missing. I thought that it would cost me the earth in electricity to keep charging it but Ive had it over a week and been using twice daily and I havent yet used the charger, its still going on the charge it arrived with! The only thing that I have found is that I have had to completely change my brushing technique as I found if you take the brush out your mouth or try to brush your front teeth with your lips apart, you spray yourself and the bathroom with toothpaste, this however, is a slight issue that is easily fixed. I have seen that the brush heads are quute expensive but I havent used the brush long enough to know how long they last for so I cannot comment on the value for money yet. However I can say that my teeth have never been so clean and that the indicator that tells you if your brushing too hard is a godsend for me. I will not be returning to a manual brush now, I am converted!
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 4 out of
Great ToothbrushHaving tried other electric toothbrushes in the past but have always gone back to manual brushing so I was skeptical about using this but on first use I was so impressed I actually told people about it! The toothbrush is charged already for first use so I used it and wow, what a clean. My teeth felt like I had received a scale and polish at the dentist, without the scraping and arm rest gripping that usually accompanies my dental visits.
After the initial use you are to charge for a full 24 hours, however it comes with a two pin 'shaver' type plug and I didn't have an adapter so this was an additional expense and meant I had to wait until the next day before I could charge it. The toothbrush seems to be holding its charge well but as I haven't had it for a week yet (I was on holiday when it was delivered) I can't comment on the length of time it does last.
I do have a few criticisms - the brush head is small. I would prefer a tad bigger as I can only just fit a pea size blob of toothpaste on the brush and as I use a toothpaste for sensitive teeth that supposedly 'fills' the small holes that make teeth sensitive I feel I am not benefiting this way although I haven't felt a difference in sensitivity so perhaps I have been using too much previously. My other is the cost of replacement heads. These are very expensive and would make me use a head far longer than is recommended just to get my money's worth!
Date published: 2018-08-10
Rated 5 out of
* AMAZING *First time using an electric toothbrush, but after using this one wish I had purchased one years ago. After first use my mouth felt a bit funny, from the vibration but after a few uses was all good, the pressure sensor is a great bonus too as on first few uses I did tend to press a bit hard at times. I was amazed after using the brush just once at results, I had brown stains on my top front teeth, have had them years, but after using the brush on the clean function just once they had practically vanished and by day 3 completely gone, and my mouth feels so much better, so clean and fresh and my teeth well I am amazed how good they look, honestly didn’t think a toothbrush could make my teeth look this good, and that’s just cosmetic side, there the hygiene too. I don’t think I have stopped telling people how good it is. Everything is thought of 8n this toothbrush with the clean and whitening settings and will even tell me when I need to change my brush head. It is a great design fits tidy on my unit with the charging base just slightly bigger than the toothbrush so doesn’t take up any room. Love the storage/travel case for keeping toothbrush heads in and great that I can take my toothbrush on holiday easily without worrying about getting damage.
Would 100% recommend this toothbrush it is a necessity, I never thought a toothbrush would be this good
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 5 out of
This product is amazingI have been using the Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 5100 for about 2 weeks now and I can see a massive difference in how me teeth look and feel. Before using this toothbrush I was using an oral b electric toothbrush and it isn't very good compared to the Philips one. I love the fact that it is very quiet and hardly makes a sound when I use it. The three different modes are really helpful as I can choose which mode to use really easily and can really tell the difference between each mode. The pressure sensor is one of the best parts as with my old toothbrush I used to have bleeding gums as I used too much pressure, this is not a problem with the Philips toothbrush as it tells you when you use too much pressure. I can see a huge difference in how my teeth look even after two weeks, they are whiter and the toothbrush even got rid of some yellowing which has been there for a while! My teeth feel smooth and clean all the time since using this toothbrush. I definitely recommend this toothbrush!
Date published: 2018-08-10
Rated 4 out of
Leaves my teeth feeling like I have been to the hygenistI had been using a different manufacturers electric toothbrush for over 10 years, with mixed results. My teeth never felt any cleaner than had I used the old fashioned DIY toothbrush. So with that in mind, I was a bit apprehensive as to what results using the Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 5100 would bring. My initial impressions were, really neat, slim, light and easy to hold. When switched on, I found the vibration of the tooth brush a little uncomfortable in my hand and after use, it left a tingling for about 10 seconds. Having said that, I am amazed with how clean and fresh the toothbrush left my teeth and mouth feeling. Hours later, my teeth still felt as clean to the touch as they did just after brushing them and so I can put up with the hand tingling as I am getting used to it. I havent had to recharge it following its full charge and have been using it a good few weeks. I am going to invest in some other tooth brush heads, but the ones it came with are doing a fantastic job. The toothbrush comes with a plastic brush cover, to protect it from germs whilst sat in the bathroom. Also provided is a handy case for storing it when travelling. I would really recommend investing in this toothbrush. Yes it is pricey, but you get what you pay for and lets face it, the dentist costs alot more than a decent toothbrush.
Date published: 2018-05-15
Rated 5 out of
Philips sonicare series 5100Wow. What can I say about this product. This product has pros and cons. I will start to look at the cons fisrt and then make a judgement.
The toothbrush is far too powerful and if you put tooth paste on the brush and then switch the product it will spary everywhere.
When brushing your teeth remember not to open your mouth otherwise it will spary everywhere.
I would normally go for the basic electric toothbrush.
When pitting the head on the body it does not seem to fit on it correctly.
I used to normally go for the basic electric toothbrush but was advised to spend more money on a quality tooth brush as it would make a difference. After 3 days I could see my teeth was getting whiter.
The toothbrush comes with 3 setting so you can get the best out of the toothbrush.
The package also comes with 2 head and both last 3 months and indicates when you need to change then by either a warning with come on the body and the brush will turn from blue to white.
What I mostly enjoy about this product is that it comes with a travel case and easily all fits in the case.
Overall after looking at the pros and cons, you can see that the pros outweigh the cons so therefore it is well worth spending the extra money as each brush last 3 months. You can notice the difference when using the basic to a professional toothbrush. If you want to save money in the long run and would love to look and improve your teeth then I would recommend this product.
Date published: 2018-05-08
Rated 5 out of
Fantastic!!!I have bought other electric toothbrushes before but always ended up going back to a manual one as I never felt like they really did a good job of cleaning my teeth. This brush however has definitely changed my mind. The brush size and texture is a perfect size and shape to get in to all the nooks and crannies. It features a sensor which stops you from being too rough and pressing too hard as it cuts out until you ease off a bit. I love that it has a two minute timer built in so you know exactly how long to brush for. It has three settings on it for clean, whiten and gym care which provides different speeds. I tend to start with the clean setting then I switch to whiten which I’ve found really helps with some staining on my teeth. The battery life is fantastic and lasts for absolutely ages before it needs a recharge. The only slight downfall about it is you will need to buy a plug adapter if like me, you don’t have an electric razor point. Overall, this brush is absolutely fantastic, easy to use and I highly recommend it.
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