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I’ve been using Sonicare brushes for about 4 years now. My first brush was a fancier version and I got three and a half years use out of it before it developed a fault. Faced with having to revert to manual brushing, I panicked, went on Amazon and ordered a Sonicare HX6511/50 for next day delivery. It cost 39.99 and I was so desperate to get it as fast as possible that I didn’t even shop around.
The Philips website claims the RRP is 90 but I think you’d be very unlucky to have to pay that much as you can find it online for 35 to 40 without too much of a hunt.
Being used to a totally different cleaning action from Braun Oral B brushes, I felt quite nauseous when I first started using Sonicare brushes. The ultra-fast vibration system took some getting used to and I found I was gagging a little at the beginning. I think this is not an unusual reaction and I can only say that if it happens to you, don’t give up. It’s worth it.
This model comes with the handle, one brush head and a charger. The brush comes with some charge already on it but it’s probably best to put it on to charge for a few hours to get it fully charged. Then once you’re ready, simply slot the brush head onto the handle, squeeze some paste onto the head and pop it in your mouth. Press the green button and let it do it’s vibrating magic.
The brush is white with a green button on the front which matches the green of the brush head bristles. It’s slimmer than many electric toothbrushes and it won’t baffle you with too many buttons. On or off - that’s your lot. No fancy complicated special programmes, this one just does what it needs to.
The brush head vibrates up to 31000 times a minute. If you’re used to Braun cleaning action with its ‘move it from one tooth to the next’ method, this is quite different. Similarly if you’re used to a manual brush, don’t try to use this like one of those. Instead the system seems to be to just hold the head lightly against the tooth surface and then move it gently over the surface of the teeth. The vibrations are said to help the brush bristles to penetrate deep between the teeth and along the gum line.
The brush pulses every 30 seconds to help you to pace your cleaning. I aim for two 30 second slots on the top teeth and two more on the bottom. If you are prone to losing track of time or over brushing, the brush cuts out after 2 minutes.
I have not really used an electric toothbrush in a long time so I thought I would give it ago!
I do not have a reason for purchasing this particular make, I just did! I had not done any research into this toothbrush beforehand but I thought Philips is quite a big and trusted brand so I did not think that I could go wrong with this to be honest.
I purchased this from Boots for only £44.99 which was a bargain. It would have cost me £89.99 but it was on offer, so I can not complain. Also, if you have a Boots Advantage card, use it and, you get so many points!
So, the toothbrush comes with some travel wash bags, which is always handy. And because it has a rechargeable battery it means it can last up to 3 weeks, so you can even take it on holiday without it being too bulky.
The toothbrush as the cool feature of having a two minute timer. This ensures that you are brushing your teeth for the recommend amount of time AND it automatically turns off when you are done.
I really like this toothbrush because you can feel the effects of it, it leaves your teeth squeaky clean and feeling super fresh! It is easy to use and basic so even if you are not that technologically savvy you will be fine! Also, it has a great battery life that lasts a very long time which means you do not have to continuously charge it.
I have tried quite a few electric toothbrushes, my dental hygenist recommended it to me and it is by far the best that i have used. Teeth feel and look really clean after brushing, there is only one setting, which isn't a problem, i had a toothbrush with multi settings and found that I hardly ever used them I have sensitive gums so i appreciate the need to clean without much pressure being applied, bleeps when time to move round your teeth, it is lightweight and comfortable to use,it has a slim handle and it is designed to reach all those hard to reach places, the heads last about three months and are not too expensive, i find that Argos or Amazon are good places to purchase replacement heads. I really cannot fault this toothbrush and if you are thinking of buying an electric toothbrush, you won't regret purchasing this model, your teeth will certainly fell much better for buying it.
I've been usuing various electric toothbrushes for some years now and would never revert back to using a conventional toothbrush as I don't feel that they can offer a superior clean as well as these sonic brushes. I wasn't recommened this particular brand by Philips it just so happened that it was on special offer in the Argos catalogue for £25.99, needless to say I snapped it up immediately.
The product is very well packaged, too well in fact and I needed the aid of a pair of scissors to get the brush out. It comes with it's own very handy charger which I have permanantly plugged into my shaver point in the bathroom.
Statistics prove that brushes like these improve oral health. They are safe and provide a gentle yet effective way to clean the teeth without causing harmful damage to your gums. My teeth feel really clean for most of the day after having used this brush.
One thing I found really handy on the Philips Sonicare was that it had a 2 minute Smartimer. This is GREAT! Let's face it when do any of us stand there in the bathroom with a stopwatch timing ourselves brushing our teeth. My 8 year old loves it when I brush my teeth as he stands there too and will brush his teeth when I do my both morning and evening, which means he's following the 2 minute guideline too.
It's got a comfy grip on it and is very lightweight, yet has a good quality feel about it. The brush part is nicely angled and can reach the back teeth with great ease. Charge time is a little excessive as it takes 12 hours for a fully charged brush. I only to tend to stick it on the charger when it's flat, so an over night charge usually suffuces.
Brush heads are very easy to change and are replaceable for a good price. NOTE that it comes with only 1 brushhead.
This tooth brush is recommended for ages 12 an over - much to the disappointment of my 3 and 8 yr old boys.
Purchased from Argos for £25.99
Get clean healthy teeth and improve your oral hygiene with the Philips Sonicare HX6511/02 Sonic Electric Toothbrush , which gives a better clean in between teeth / This electric toothbrush has Philips sonic technology that removes plaque along the gumline and deep between teeth, giving you an overall clean mouth / The Philips Sonicare HX6511/02 Sonic Electric Toothbrush has a unique HydroClean brush head that pushes fluids in between teeth / A Quadpacer and a Smartimer encourages you to attentively brush every quadrant of the mouth for a recommended full 2-minutes / Once fully charged, the toothbrush should provide twenty 2-minute brushings, and a recharge indicator alerts you when the toothbrush needs to be charged again / A travel charger makes it easy to travel with the Philips Sonicare SHX6511/02 Sonic Electric Toothbrush / With over 30,000 brush strokes per minute, the Philips HX6511/02 Sonic Electric Toothbrush is a great way to keep your teeth and mouth clean and fresh! Technical information Type of brush Electric toothbrush Speed Over 30,000 brush strokes per minute Autonomy (mn) Full to empty charge gives 20 two-minute brushings Clock timer function Yes Shower function No Ergonomy Rechargeable battery HydroClean brush head and handle Type of head HydroClean brush head Power supply Rechargeable Included accessories Travel charger Colours White / Short name: Philips HX6511