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      02.08.2013 23:37
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      overall a good buy and worth the money!

      I can't remember exactly where I bought this toothbrush but it was a couple of years ago and I bought it for over £100. I still think it was worth the money and I shall explain why below.
      The toothbrush actually whitens your teeth with significant results - I am a heavy smoker and nobody could understand why my teeth were so white!
      It lasted me for well over 2 years but unfortunately it did break because it fell off of the shelf, but I will be purchasing a new one soon.

      The greatest thing about this brush is it makes you teeth feel really clean after use, cleaner than any other handheld or electric toothbrush I have tried - even my dentist was baffled as to how I managed to keep my teeth this clean. It also cleans all of your teeth - the shape of the head allows you to get to areas you didn't even know existed!

      The battery life on this toothbrush is very good - on a full charge the toothbrush will stay powered for a good two weeks. The toothbrush is also excellent at letting you know when you need to recharge (there is a series of vibrations at the end of your two minute brush) and it lets you know well before the toothbrush starts to get slower and less powerful. Great for convenience and won't waste your electricity!

      I must warn you, during the first couple of times of using this toothbrush you will feel a very strange and unwelcome sensation (you are warned about this in the manual). This goes away very quickly when you have brushed your teeth a couple of times and you are used to the toothbrush.

      However, it is expensive to replace the heads (around £16 for a replacement at the lowest). But you don't need to replace them too often (they never break), this is just purely for cleanliness. I always used to stock up on the heads when they went on offer on Argos. Also, for the results of this toothbrush you will not miss the money spent on replacing heads.

      The toothbrush itself is not flimsy and very well made, which in my opinion is a lot better than most other electric toothbrushes on the market - it stays this way for a very long time.

      To summarise, even though it is rather expensive you do get what you paid for. Your teeth feel so clean and your teeth are whitened to the extent you receive compliments from everyone, including your dentist!

      Would recommend to anyone and will definitely be buying again!

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        25.08.2011 16:25
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        Recommended.

        I had an Oral-B basic level toothbrush for years, whcih converted me to being a sole electric toothbrush user. I have never had the same clean from a manual toothbrush as I have from an electric. The downside with the Oral-B brush was that it was al ittle harsh on my gums, so in my next toothbrush I was looking for something a bit softer, which lead me to this one, which I paid £70 for in Boots and I have been very happy with it.

        The toothbrush is thin, tall and white with green detailing. It looks like a good quality toothbrush and the appearance ties in with the money spent. To charge the toothbrush it sits on a small white plastic platform. The platform plugs into a shaving adapter. To shorten the lead or tuck it away when not in use you can wind it round and tuck it in. All in all this is a very neat toothbrush which doesn't clutter up your bathroom! once charged the toothbrush lasts about 4-5 days, so perfect for a long weekend away without having to take the charging stand.

        The toothbrush itself has one button, which you press for on, and then you press again to take it through it's different ranges. One is suposed to give extra tooth whitening, but I have to say, having tried each and every range more than a couple of times, I really can't see the difference in them.

        The toothbrush has a timer on it to recommend the time of two minutes for cleaning your teeth. Once this two minutes is up, the toothbrush stops quickly, and then starts again. If you want to carry on you can, if not you can turn it off. To turn it off you press the same button you pressed to turn it on. Once your hand is wet and the brush is in your mouth the button is a tad hard to get to and takes a bit of practise. It is a small complaint, but if it was to be redesigned you could make it a tiny bit easier.

        The toothbursh cleans my teeth perfectly. It is easy to get in all the nooks and crannies, and really upclose to my gums without hurting or damaging them. I would really recommend this toothbrush 100% for the finish it gives to my teeth.

        Once you have got the hang of using this toothbrush it is perfect. I would definitely recommend it.

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          25.06.2011 20:49
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          A great electric toothbrush.

          I was bought this toothbrush for my birthday about six weeks ago. I was immediately attracted to the clean and white mode. There are three modes on it. Clean, sensitive, clean and white.
          The clean mode is your standard mode for teeth cleaning. This gives a two minute thorough clean. If you run your tongue over your teeth afterwards, the surface feels really smooth. It is not a sensation you can achieve with a normal toothbrush.

          The sensitive mode achieves a similar effect but it is not as harsh. This mode is aimed at people with sensitive gums and teeth. It also says to use this mode after you have had any form of whitening treatment.
          Then there is the clean and white mode. this is the function I use as I am a smoker and caffeine drinker. It claims to make your teeth whiter by two shades within two weeks of use. I am not convinced by this. But I think I would be better off seeing a hygienist first and then using the toothbrush to maintain the cleanliness and stains.

          The first time I used it, it left my mouth with a strong tingling sensation. It was not uncomfortable. All I can say is my teeth felt extremely clean. The last time they felt that good was when I was at the dentist.

          The toothbrush came with a solid, hard wearing plastic travel case.

          The charger has a two pin plug, so I did have to purchase a travel adapter.

          The battery life starts to wear after about a week, which I think is not too bad.

          The sonic technology used in the toothbrush is patented.

          Ok the price hmmm cost £96 from Boots. Probably could have been got cheaper elsewhere.

          Is it worth it? A resounding yes!!!

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          01.05.2011 14:15
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          Definitely a brush to keep your eye on.

          The Philips Sonicare is said to be one of the most advanced toothbrushes available on the market today. Recommended by a range of dental care professionals, the 'HealthyWhite' range is said to remove everyday stains in just two weeks with regular brushing resulting in teeth that are two shades whiter.

          Having gone through toothbrush after toothbrush with disappointing results, it took many weeks of research before I decided to invest in this device. After waiting for a half price sale (and with a generous dose of 'bonus' points), I managed to buy this brush for a little shy of £40. But is it worth the cash?

          CLEANING MODE
          For every day use, the cleaning mode is where it's at. Upon clicking the big green button, the brush clicks into life, oscillating at a vigorous rate. It continues motoring at a constant speed for thirty seconds before slowing momentarily to indicate a change in brushing quadrant.

          The instructions suggest you start with top outside, followed by top inside, bottom outside and finally bottom inside completing your two minutes. This ensures you're getting a good brushing over the entire mouth.

          Personally, I love the unobtrusive 'buzzing' of the indicator; it lets you know efficiently and silently, what's happening. Although the timer won't improve your brushing technique, it will at least equate to a solid morning/evenings' clean.

          WHITENING MODE
          The HX6731/02 HealthyWhite isn't short on special features. In addition to the regular brush mode, you also have the 'Clean & White' setting; this adds an extra thirty seconds of brush time to give your smile a little more TLC than usual.

          It was this 'whitening' feature that initially attracted me to this brush over rivals such as Braun, and I'm sure it's the reason many others have chosen it too.
          It's surprising, then, to find that the whitening mode must be activated manually each time you brush. This involves clicking the green centre button a second time once in use; naturally, with the brush head already vibrating and spattering toothpaste over your bathroom, double-clicking can be a complex task whilst in motion. I'm sure it wouldn't have been too difficult to throw in a save-state that remembers your mode choice, but alas, it's left notable by its absence.

          SENSITIVE MODE
          The Sonicare also offers an extra gentle mode for those with sensitive teeth and gums. Although I don't regularly use this setting, I think it's still fairly vigorous, especially for those with particularly susceptible mouths.

          People with mild sensitivity may see some benefit from this mode, but I doubt many will specifically opt for this toothbrush and its forceful 31,000 strokes a minute if they have genuinely thin-skinned gums.

          POWER ISSUES
          The HX6731/02 HealthyWhite comes with its own two-pin charger. If, like me, you don't have an appropriate power socket, you'll need to purchase an adapter in order to charge the brush. Thankfully, these can be brought in pairs for a very reasonable price in most high street stockists.

          The charging station is certainly stable enough to withhold the brush without too much interference; however, if given a slight nudge, it wouldn't take much for the whole thing to tumble over. Living in a home entirely occupied by adults, this proves little problem for myself, but those with eager kids should definitely consider the placement of the unit before powering up.

          From full to empty, the specifications suggest you should get approximately twenty brushings. This is a reasonable guide, but your mileage may vary according to your settings and storage environment. Certainly after twelve month's use, I'm still getting sixteen to eighteen brushes per charge.

          When the battery is low, you're alerted by a vibrating jolt at the end of the cleaning cycle and a flashing LED indicator. I'm not a huge fan of such nonchalant interference, and the juddering pulse seems like overkill to me. That said, it's just a personal distaste, and many have complemented its eager warning system.

          COST
          As I stated earlier in the review, I got my Sonicare for just shy of £40 with discounts. This is fantastic value for any brush of this specification, and I definitely wouldn't mind splashing out the sixty-five pounds requested for recommended retail value.

          Yet there's a single expenditure for the HX6731/02 HealthyWhite I do object to - and it's one which you may feel is a deal breaker...

          The replacement heads aren't the cheapest on the planet. In fact, the 'ProResults Standard' heads come in three packs for roughly £18 at retail; even discount online retailers ask for fifteen pounds or more! At five or six pound per head, you're definitely going to paying a premium over, say, Braun's Oral-B replacements (roughly two pounds a piece), and while you do get an extra travel cap head protector with the 3-pack, it's hard to see where all the extra money is going.

          OVERALL
          While I don't believe I got 'two shades whiter after just two weeks', the HX6731/02 HealthyWhite is certainly one of the better brushes I've had the pleasure of using over the course of my lifetime.

          While the replacement head issue may be a sticking point for some, I'm still happy to pay the extra for a brush that works well and feels great to use. If your budget can stretch this far, I'd happily recommend the HX6731/02 HealthyWhite to anyone.

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            01.01.2011 12:06
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            An amazing brush, it really helps me achieve a beautiful smile.

            Firstly, I absolutely HATE the feeling of dirty, plaque infested teeth or the feeling of unhealthy gums and bad breath so about a year ago I decided to invest in a 'Phillips Sonicare' toothbrush to improve my dental hygiene. At Boots, the toothbrush is originally about £50, and every couple of months you need to replace your brush head with a new one, which you can buy for about £10. I know this seems expensive for a toothbrush but believe me you cannot get the immaculate finish with any ordinary manual brush therefore investing in a good quality electric toothbrush, like this, is one of the best things you can buy. In the past, I've used many different toothbrushes but they do not compare to this one at all.

            The toothbrush itself stands at about 25cm and is relatively slim and sleek. Personally, my brush is White all over with an aqua coloured rubber template on the front and the buttons to switch the brush on are a pale, baby blue colour. The brush itself looks very stylish and professional and would look perfect in any bathroom. Material-wise, the product is made of hard plastic and is easy to grip onto whilst using. Also, the head of the brush can be easily taken off and replaced with a new one. Overall, the design of the brush is modern, thin and professional looking.

            Likewise, the function of the brush doesn't disappoint either. There are two settings to the strength of the vibrations, one is used for just simply brushing lightly whereas the other 'whitening' setting is stronger and forceful and is made for giving you a whiter smile, over about two weeks of using this setting I could see my teeth had gone an impressive 3-4 shades whiter. Switching the setting is effortless, just press the top button on the device for a regular strength clean and press it again for the stronger setting. Cleverly, the brush has a built in timer of two minutes, which is the recommended time you should clean your teeth for, and the brush immediately stops cleaning after two minutes. You simply go over your front set of teeth, then you will hear a tiny bleep after 30 seconds, at which point you brush in the insides of your teeth, once again after 30 seconds you will hear another brush instructing to clean the back of your teeth and then another bleep telling you to clean your gums. This is a great idea, it enables the whole of your mouth to get an even, disrubuted clean. After cleaning, you really do achieve a clean, professional dentist feel to your teeth. It's a feeling that is virtually impossible to achieve with an ordinary manual brush. They feel and look shiny and plaque free. Its remarkable. Obviously, with this being an electric toothbrush, you have to charge it. Personally, I charge mine once a week for around half an hour, which is an added bonus because it doesn't take too long to charge unlike other gadgets. Additionally, the toothbrush is very lightweight so therefore it is comfortable to hold whilst in use however. In the package, the charger is included so you don't have to buy it separately however ,to my knowledge, there isn't a travel case for the toothbrush but whenever I've gone on vacation it easily slips into any toiletry bag or suitcase.

            Overall, an amazing product from Phillips. You really can achieve that dentist result from the comfort of your own home. I would reccomend this brush to anyone, it really does make a dramatic difference to both your dental hygeine and the whiteness of your teeth. 5 stars.

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              20.12.2010 14:55
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              Well worth it

              I bought the Philips Sonicare HX6731/02 toothbrush last year for my partner as a birthday present (although I benefit from it as well) and it has been a revelation since.

              Inside the box you get the electric toothbrush, a small carry case, a charger, a protective cap for the head and 3 coloured rings to put on the bottom of the head in case there are a few people with separate heads for the toothbrush.

              When you first get the toothbrush out of the box the first thing you need to do is to charge it. This is simply done by plugging the 2 pin charger into a shaver adapter which then goes into the wall. Charging time is about an hour and once this is done you are ready to go.

              Using the toothbrush is very easy. Once you put the head on, you just need to select one of the three programs by pushing the green button the until the light is on the desired program. The three programs are:

              * Clean: this is two minutes of normal cleaning. Every 30 seconds the toothbrush pauses for a split second so that you know that you need to move to another part of your mouth so that you get a good overall coverage. If you put too much pressure on your teeth as you brush then the unit will stop until you release the pressure a bit. This is good because it reduces the chance of you damaging your teeth.

              * Sensitive clean: The same as clean but you cant put as much pressure on your teeth before it stops.

              * Clean and Whitening: The same as clean but you also get an additional 30 seconds at the end where the speed changes and you are supposed to focus on your front teeth.

              Once the program has been completed, the brush will automatically turn itself off.

              I must say that this has made a massive difference to me. For many years I used a manual brush and every time I went to the dentist I was moaned at. Since using the electric one, I have been to the dentist and there have been no problems. My teeth feel better overall, my gums don't get sore or bleed and in general my mouth feels cleaner.

              In terms of charging times, it gets used by two people twice a day and we only charge it once a week at most so its very handy if you're going away for a few days.

              The case is also very useful. The case can take the toothbrush and 2 heads which is another benefit if you go away.

              The only negative is that if you want to buy any replacement heads, then these can be quite expensive. I bought some recently and I think I paid about £15 for three.

              In terms of price, I paid around £60 which is a lot of money for a toothbrush but it does a good job!

              Overall, very happy with this and very glad I bought it.

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              13.11.2010 12:22
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              Efficient and kind to teeth and gums if used properly.

              My last electric toothbrush was an Ultrasonex, and although I couldn't fault its effectiveness, the handle had a habit of cracking, and I got through several replacements under guarantee before finally giving up and buying the Philips Sonicare Healthy White.

              ~What's in the Box~
              The Sonicare rechargeable toothbrush, a charging stand, 1 standard brush head, a hygiene cap, a travel case, and 3 additional colour coded rings. The rings are useful if there is more than one person in the family with this toothbrush as you can use different colours to tell them apart. The charging stand enables you to wrap the cord inside for easy transport.

              ~What it Does~
              The Philips Sonicare claims it will whiten teeth up to 2 shades in 2 weeks, improve gum health, and is gentle on braces, dental work, veneers, implant material and sensitive teeth. The handle has an on/off button on the front which you can press to choose from three different brushing modes:
              Clean: A standard two minute cleaning mode.
              Sensitive: Gentle cleaning for sensitive gums and teeth.
              Clean and White: Two minutes of clean mode with an extra 30 seconds of white mode to focus on the front teeth.

              This toothbrush also has a Smartimer which automatically switches off the brush at the end of the brushing cycle. If you want to stop before then, you can stop it by holding the on/off button down for two seconds. If you press it again, it will resume where you left off. It resets itself when you stop brushing for 30 seconds, or put it on its charger. It also has a quadpacer which means it pauses slightly at 30, 60 and 90 seconds to prompt you to move to a different section of the mouth, making sure you spend equal time in each area.

              ~My Experience~
              When I first started with this toothbrush I thought it was actually too gentle compared to the Ultrasonex. It's quite a soft feeling brush head and I wasn't sure it was doing much. However over the next few days of using it twice a day on Clean mode, I realized my teeth were feeling nicely polished and clean. However, my gums started to feel quite sore and irritated, possibly because the toothbrush was cleaning under the edges really well, or maybe I was using it too vigorously as the brush head felt so soft.

              My husband had already got one of these and he told me had noticed the same problem at first. He suggested I switch to Sensitive mode for a while. I tried this, and my gums calmed down in a couple of days. I now use the Clean mode most days and it feels fine so long as I am careful to be gentle with it. The toothbrush does most of the work, so I really just need to move it slowly and gently back and forward across my teeth. I also use the Clean and White mode sometimes. This gives a heavier pulse for the last 30 seconds to give the front teeth an extra scrub.

              If you've never used an electric toothbrush before one of the problems is that it makes toothpaste really really frothy! It's best not to use too much. I've found that Arm and Hammer Enamel Care for Sensitive Teeth is good with this toothbrush as it's quite a thick toothpaste that doesn't froth too much anyway.

              When going on holiday I find the carry case very useful for keeping it safe and clean. I don't bother taking the charger if I'm only going away for a week, as I find it holds a charge for a full week.

              ~My Opinion~
              I've had this a year now, and overall it's been a great toothbrush. I find I do need to give it the full two minutes each time to keep my teeth and gums really clean. If I give it any less than that I don't feel they're as clean as they should be. My dentist is happy with the cleanliness of my teeth, so it must be doing a good job. As for whether it makes my teeth 2 shades whiter, that's hard to say. I was already using a good electric toothbrush and toothpaste that helped keep my teeth as white as they're likely to get, so I don't think this toothbrush can improve on that. However, I like my red wine and black coffee, but my teeth aren't noticeably discoloured so I think the toothbrush must be helping maintain a normal shade.

              A good thing I've noticed is that the plastic handle doesn't seem to have an inclination to crack, unlike the Ultrasonex which must be made of cheap recycled plastic. This one seems to be quite sturdy, even though I've dropped it a couple of times, and hasn't cracked at all.

              The one downside of this toothbrush, is that the replacement heads are expensive. For the full price it's £19 for a pack of three. Bearing in mind you need to change the head every three months, this works out quite expensive over a year. However I've found them on half price offer at Boots in the past, and they're currently on at half price at Argos, so it's worth keeping an eye out for offers and snapping them up. The heads are very simple to pop off and replace. However, in spite of the expensive heads, this is a great toothbrush, and I'd rather spend money on looking after my teeth than getting them repaired at the dentist!

              The Sonicare toothbrush is currently £59.99 at Argos, which is half price. It comes with a two year guarantee.

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                A great buy!

                One thing I really am really rather fussy about is my mouth hygiene. I hate the thought of having dirty teeth and gums and recoil at the thought of having smelly breath. I have always used a decent make of toothbrush of course and replaced it every 3 months but for some reason recently I got it into my head I really needed an electric toothbrush and set about finding not only a decent branded one but one I could afford. I purchased this on Amazon for £60.00 and although I initially didn't want to spend that much on one I was convinced to after seeing the prices of some of them and felt that I may be getting a bit of a bargain after-all!

                The Packaging:

                The toothbrush comes in a white and light green box and on the front of it I am told that it is Phillips Sonicare 'The sonic toothbrush' 'Whiter, healthier teeth' and that it has a 'Clean and white mode' and there is a photograph of a womans gleaming white teeth and I am also told that it has 3 modes (Clean, sensitive and clean & white) and that it has a proresults brush head and a smartimer and a quadpacer. Other information on the box tells me a lot more about the product and I am given contact details for Phillips. Inside the box I got a small instruction leaflet and the main body of the brush, the head and the charging unit were all individually wrapped in a see-through plastic and I got a little carry case and a protective cap for the head of the brush.

                Using It:

                Well its all very easy to assemble and set up. When you get the toothbrush the head fits onto it with ease and you pop the toothbrush on to the white base charger and it charges fully in about an hour or so do remember though to buy a two pin adaptor to plug this into mind! The charger base is small, sleek and has a space to pop on a spare toothbrush head (though you only get one in the box).

                Using it is easy. You press the button on the handle of the unit to simply clean your teeth and it gives you two minutes to do that. The green and blue small soft brush heads bends and stops the unit from working if you press to hard in your mouth meaning that protects your teeth and gums. Press the button twice and you get a 2 minute timed sensitive brushing mode which doesn't press the teeth too hard and it you press the button three times you get 2 and a half minutes of clean and whitening your teeth which to me feels like the brush goes faster on the teeth and a little harder.

                This is a lightweight electric toothbrush, easy enough to handle and I like the size of the head and of the charging unit. It looks nice and promises to whiten the teeth in 2 weeks and I have to admit that I do feel my teeth are whiter after a couple of weeks of only using this twice a day in conjunction with using a top branded toothpaste.

                No longer do I scrub my teeth too hard or too gentle. I simply manoeuvre the brush around and thats it. my teeth feel really clean and I have noticed less build up on my teeth throughout the day and so my mouth simply feels better.

                This comes with a small carry case, you can store the lead in the charging base making it easy to take on holiday etc and all in all I think this was £60.00 well spent.

                The replacement heads however do cost an arm and a leg but hey don't they all!

                A really good purchase and one I don't regret making at all!

                Available in a variety of place and of course on Amazon (where I got mine from!).

                This review is posted on Ciao under this same username.

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                Excellent electric toothbrush giving a 'dentist clean' quality brushing

                Having used this toothbrush now for over 6 months I have been very happy with my purchase. I had braces for two years and after getting them removed I decided to treat myself with an electric toothbrush. I didn't want to spent too much over the 100 mark and this toothbrush seemed to tick all the boxes for me at that price.

                It is rechargeable and usually lasts me a week before it dies of battery which is fantastic if you plan on going away for a few nights. One less charger to worry about! The only added cost would be the brush heads as these need to be replaced after three months of use. I have replaced mine and paid 18 euro in boots for three which should last me for the next year. 

                The toothbrush has had an excellent effect on my teeth. Having braces for two years made it hard and awkward to brush my teeth so when I started using this after my braces I couldn't believe how much of a breeze it was and how much cleaner my teeth felt than when I brushed manually.

                It has three modes for brushing which are clean, sensitive and clean and white. The first mode is just a standard setting for throughly cleaning your teeth, the sensitive mode is more of a soft and gentle clean and is good if you have sensitive gums, clean and white mode will clean your teeth fully and then for whitening you place the brush on your front teeth and the bristles will give your teeth a dentist shine. I didn't have confidence in a toothbrush whitening my teeth as I'm a big coffee drinker but after a few days use I really noticed a difference.

                I would recommend this to anyone as it is the ideal electric toothbrush giving you glistening teeth.

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                  Super clean teeth in two mins.

                  I had never been interested in owning an electric toothbrush as i always felt there are better things to spend my money on. However, my husband wanted one so i bought him one for Christmas. I got that sick of him raving on about how fantastic they are and bought one for myself.

                  Advantages.

                  My teeth feel the cleanest they have ever felt.
                  Effortless cleaning.
                  You don't have to time yourself when cleaning your teeth to make sure you brush for two mins because it does it for you.
                  Multiple settings for you to choose. I always have it on the setting that runs for two mins but the noise the toothbrush makes changes every thirty seconds so you can do your top teeth fronts for 30 seconds and then bottom and then the inside top and bottom for thirty seconds each. It's great!
                  I bought the kit where you get a travel case, sanitiser, charger and two extra brush heads.
                  An easy to read manual is included.
                  Finally, i swear my teeth are whiter!!!!!!!!!



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                  It came with one small head and one reg head but the small head was of no use. (too small)
                  You have to change the heads about every three months which is quite a bit more expenive than replacing an ordinary toothbrush.
                  My husband said he experienced mild pain when he first used it but i did not feel any.

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                    A device for cleaning your teeth with ease

                    Convenience is a driving factor in most of my purchases these days. That and efficiency, so you would wonder exactly how that can translate to the simple action of using a toothbrush. To many, an electric toothbrush is an extravagance. A device for people too lazy to do even the simplest of tasks. Ten years ago I might have agreed, but in that time I have discovered and continued to use a variety of the Philips Sonicare range. The latest being the HX6731/02

                    So what do you do with it I hear you ask? Simple, you just stick it in your mouth and it does the rest. Well almost, you move the head around inside your mouth and allow the cleaning cycle to run through. While I do make it sound simple, there is an instruction book that you should read to give you the exact method for total success in cleaning your teeth.

                    The whole procedure lasts a little under 2 minutes, which is not just some random time. This has been formulated by dentistry professionals as the time required for a full clean. The device has three settings to allow for greater control over your regime. The brush head is the standard size and shape of your normal toothbrush and remains static. It does not oscillate like a dentists' or an Oral B version.

                    It comes with an adapter for recharging but as with previous sonicare models I have used it comes with a two pin plug. Whether it is meant for European markets I don't know but it is a common complaint from consumers with multiple UK retailers, so you'll need an adapter. Perhaps one other slight drawback is that it only comes with one head. And they do change these models quickly. The reason this is my third version is not because others have broke, but because finding new heads was so difficult, so perhaps stock up on them if you intend to keep it for a while.

                    Charges last a couple of weeks with regular usage and take about twenty four hours to recharge. The set also comes with a travel case. I purchased mine for around £110 but at the moment you can pick one up on amazon.co.uk for around half that. My teeth have remained a consistently good shade of white having used these devices regularly in the past ten years along with mouthwash. Personally I would recommend this above teeth witening kits and procedures for long term and more cost effective results.

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                    03.04.2010 21:39
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                    Teeth feel like they have been treated by a hygienist. Stop gums bleeding and prevetnts plaque

                    I bought this toothbrush over 6 months ago, after a nervous trip to the dentist as I had not visited the dentist in over 7 years. My dentist recommended I buy a sonic toothbrush after commenting that I had a sweet tooth. I was a little dubious at first due to the price, but as I wasn't buying at the denal practice, I thought I would give it a go as genuine professional advice. It is the best thing I have ever invested in, as my gums no longer bleed and my dental bill has drastically reduced, and I have been assured that I have managed to save a few teeth! The brush has 2 actions, you can just use it to clean your teeth but also has a further whitening action that only takes 1 minute longer. It turns off automatically after having brushed all your teeth and can reach the harder to reach teeth and so you can be sure you have cleaned your teeth for the recommended time of a at least 3 minutes, day and night. Highly recommende buy. Also it can work out cheaper if you share the cost with a partner as you have only have to switch the heads between each person brushing!!

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                    22.03.2010 23:00
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                    An excellent toothbrush

                    I bought this phillips sonicare toothbrush about 5 years ago and i have to say it was worth every penny. I cant rememeber exactly how much i paid for it now but it was around £100, which is a lot of money for a toothbrush, but id read reviews on it and really wanted a good toothbrush as i hate going to the dentist!

                    I was so impressed when i first used this toothbrush. It made my teeth feel soooo smooth and clean. There is no need to floss with this toothbrush, a normal toothbrush really doesnt compare.

                    I found after a while though, my teeth started to get very sensitive, and i was recommended by somebody that these electric toothbrushes irritate the gums and are actually bad for your teeth. I dont know if this is true, i have not had any irritation but i deffinately have more sensitive teeth. I cant brush with a normal toothpaste anymore, it has to be sensodyne, although i cant say this is deffinately down to the toothbrush.

                    You can change the speed of the toothbrush, i prefer to have it on the slowest setting as if you start it on the fast setting with toothpaste on the brush it goes flying everywhere.

                    One bad thing about buying an expensive toothbrush, is that the replacement heads are so expensive too! A pack of two new heads cost around £25, or £15 for one. I try and make the heads last as long as possible buy not using this toothbrush every day, i alternate using this with a normal toothbrush.

                    The battery lasts ages on this toothbrush, i hardly ever charge it. I also find this toothbrush quite noisy whilst using it.

                    The recommended time for brushing your teeth is about 2 minutes, this toothbrush bleeps every 30 seconds and then turns its self off after 2 minutes so you always know that you have brushed for 2 minutes with it!

                    Overall, an expensive product, unless you get it on offer, but highly recommended.

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                      It may be helpful and working wonders on your teeth but I find it quite irritating and tingling to my sensitive ones. The worst of all, however, is the fact that applying toothpaste to brush head is impossible, as it's getting all over the place, once you switch it on, unless you apply paste directly to your teeth.I have to employ some new strategy to it, as it's too expensive to just let it rot in dark corner!... ;)

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                      Excellent toothbrush.

                      I got this for christmas last year and up until receiving it I had not had any experience of electric toothbrushes so I was a little wary about changing over from my manual toothbrush. I'm glad I did though as my teeth are cleaner and healthier and my dentist has never been so happy with them.

                      The package comes with a charging unit, head, main toothbrush and carry case. The charging unit has a two pin plug so you'll need a shaver adaptor plug unless your bathroom has one on the wall and lets face it, most don't!

                      The idea is that a couple can share the base of the toothbrush and just change the heads, therefore you're given coloured rings to identify which head is which.

                      The toothbrush is well powered and has several options, normal, sensitive and whitening which just adds an extra 30 seconds to the time for focusing on the front teeth.

                      The toothbrush times the brushing and signals every 30 seconds (stop vibrating for a split second) to show when to change to the next quarter of the mouth.

                      If you're not used to electric toothbrushes it also includes a mode where the vibrations gently increase each time you brush so it's not so much of a shock, this can be turned off though.

                      The toothbrush does seem to take a while to charge but does last quite a long time when one person is using it.

                      Overall it's a great toothbrush that I would recommend to anyone.

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                      Philips Sonicare HX6731 Deluxe Rechargeable Toothbrush From the makers of the number one recommended power toothbrush brand by dental Professionals Philips Sonicare introduces Flexcare Rechargeable Sonic Toothbrush the most advanced power toothbrush ever / Featuring a new innovative technology Flexcare removes more plaque than Oral B's Triumph and even Sonicare Elite / The integrated ultraviolet (UV) Sanitizer removes up to 99 percent of bacteria* on your toothbrush / 3 cleaning modes for Whiter Healthier Teeth Let the natural whiteness of your teeth shine through with the standard mode for superior cleaning Gentle yet thorough cleaning for sensitive teeth and gums Quadpacer: Interval timer: 2 minutes of Clean mode with 30 seconds of White mode Rechargeable Sonic Toothbrush with Clean and White / Short name: Philips HX6731