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 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
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 5 out of
Must - Have productAnother very nice quality brush from Philips. This one is a slight upgrade on my previous Sonicare brush in that it includes a pressure sensor to alert you that you're brushing too hard and the heads are "smart" and alert you when they need replacing.The vibration and rotation pattern is completely different to other brands and takes some getting used to but if you persevere, this rewards itself as an innovative product. Excellent sonic toothbrush with a whopping 31,000 brushstrokes per minute - the sweeping motion certainly feels like it's covering all the tooth areas.
The brushing modes are basically changes in speed for normal, whitening and gum-care; I've found the normal setting to be the most and effective. The over-pressure alert is a fairly subtle buzz of the brush head.
Battery life is very good; it will last a good two weeks on a full charge.
The handle colour is a nice dusky pink colour and the brush is supplied with a carry case and standard Sonicare charging stand.
Date published: 2018-08-12
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 5 out of
A must for teeth careThis is a A class toothbrush without a doubt!. Having tried many ways to keep my teeth and gums in tip top condition this toothbrush is far the best I have come across!. From the momment you start to brush you can feel it doing the job is supposed to do. The brush head is small but powerful enough to deliver a superb clean every time! The head feels sturdy but gentle enough to clean and not damage the gum line! This has 3 functions on it 1. Clean 2. White 3. Gumcare. All do a fantastic job. The whitener is my favourite and I could see the results after a few days of using it! Any form of stain has lifted and has given my teeth a super shiney sheen to them! The gumcare function I found really good also, the way the head angles to the gum is reassuring, I did initially worry it would hurt my gums as they have started to recceed but no they felt great afterwards!..the brush has the quadrant timer on it so it's reassuring to know you spend the correct amount of time on each part of the mouth and to not over brush!. In all i love this toothbrush, from the shape to the power is projects through the head, if just feels like it's done it's job throughly every time.
Date published: 2018-08-13
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
My teeth have never felt betterI have to say that the Philips Sonicare has impressed me very much. I've had an electric toothbrush f(rom another manufacturer) for years, and have always preferred it to a manual toothbrush, but the difference between my old electric toothbrush and the Sonicare is huge- my teeth feel dentist-clean every time I use it. In fact my dentist commented on how clean my teeth were!
Changing from a standard electric toothbrush to the Sonicare was a bit of a surprise at first- the sonic vibrations are completely different to the usual rotating brushing action I was used to. As soon as I was used to this sensation though I did mind it, and the squeaky-clean feeling that my teeth were left with was amazing. I have a bit of an awkward spot behind my front teeth that always felt a bit harder to clean (even with my electric toothbrush). I don't have that problem any more, and the clean sensation lasts all day- I really love it.
When it comes to appearance, I wouldn't have bought the pink one myself, even though the baby-pink shade is quite nice but the actual toothbrush is slick and stylish, and the little carry-case is a nice tooth for maintaining hygiene.
I don't tend to use all of the settings on the toothbrush, feeling that I can really feel too much difference between them.
The toothbrush charges pretty quickly and lasts and lasts, which as a busy mum, I very much appreciate.
All in all, I have been very impressed by the Sonicare toothbrush. Having looked at buying something in this range before and seeing that they were more expensive that some of the others on the market, I would have been put off. Now I understand the difference in price and would highly recommend.
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