Product Type: Philips electric toothbrushes
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Philips Sonicare HX6511 Toothbrush
Philips HX6511 Sonicare Sonic
Member Name: rji0907
Philips HX6511 Sonicare Sonic
Advantages: Leaves your mouth feeling fresh and clean
Disadvantages: Quite a high price tag
After using an electric toothbrush for many years I can't possibly go back to using a manual toothbrush now so I was gutted when my last electric toothbrush broke. I brought a cheap one to replace it which did the job for a while but it was never as good as my previous one so I was very pleased when my parents brought me a Philips Sonicare HX6511 Electric Toothbrush for my Birthday this year.
I am a real fan of the Philips Sonicare range as I have owned one of their toothbrushes before and got on really well with it so I had the same high hopes for this one, and I wasn't disappointed. This one did just as good a job as my previous one did. The power output is fantastic so you really feel like you are giving your whole mouth a good, thorough clean. It has a slightly angled head which helps to get into the harder to reach places at the back of your mouth and it has a really handy two minute timer (which is the recommended amount of time the experts recommend you brush for).
This is a rechargeable toothbrush which takes around 8-10 hours to charge from flat to fully charged which isn't too bad and I just tend to leave mine on charge overnight, ready to use again the next morning. There is a light which indicates when it needs charging. The packaging states that this toothbrush gives 56 minutes usage time before you need to recharge it so it should last you 14 days before you need to charge it up (basing this on you brushing twice a day for two minutes a time). Mine doesn't seem to last quite that long. I would say that I get 10 days usage maximum before I feel the need to charge it up as although there is still some charge in it after this point, there is a definite loss of power after this point and it just doesn't give you the same, thorough clean as when fully charged.
There is one down point to this toothbrush - the price. As I didn't purchase it myself, I have had to do some research to find the price out and it tends to retail at around £79.99 which is rather expensive for a rechargeable toothbrush. Having said that, the last expensive one I had lasted for a hell of a long time and the quality of the clean is outstanding so although you can get cheaper ones at a fraction of this price, I personally think this is worth the money as I have no doubt whatsoever that it will last me a good couple of years now and my mouth is getting the best clean possible so my oral health is as good as it can get.
The toothbrush has quite a bulky base which is good for grip purposes with quite a short neck and a decent sized head, but not one that is too large. I find that with larger brush heads, I struggle to get it into the nooks and crannies in the back of my mouth so I much prefer a slightly smaller brush head to combat that problem and this one is just perfect in my opinion. Being picky, I would have preferred a slightly longer, thinner, more flexible neck but that really is being picky.
This comes with the one brush head but you can purchase a pack of brush heads for £13.99 from Argos for a pack of three which is handy as it is always advisable to replace your brush head every few months, but obviously at the price of this toothbrush, you wouldn't want to dispose of the entire toothbrush so this way you get to replace your brush head without having to replace the entire toothbrush.
Although this toothbrush is expensive, I feel it is well worth the money as it gives a really thorough clean and leaves my whole mouth feeling fresh, clean and invigorated. If you can see past the high price tag then I highly recommend this toothbrush.
Summary: A fantastic toothbrush from the Philips range
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