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590 of 599 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It actually works, September 25, 2013
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I was skeptical about buying this because I was doing a good job with my manual toothbrush. This electric does a better job of doing my back molars and it reaches deeper in between the teeth. My teeth feel noticeably cleaner with this as opposed to a manual brush. Battery lasts for many brushes on a single charge.

I bought this specific model because the higher priced models from Sonicare are a waste of money. The higher end models are the same hardware, but with a different outer skin and more software programming. The extra software options are not useful: they just vary the length of time and lower the intensity of the brushing action. Most people will not use these extra "features." If you need more time, you can turn the brush on again. Lowering the intensity defeats the purpose of an electric brush. A lower intensity is only useful if your teeth are very sensitive due to poor hygiene or due to injury.

The lower end models use the older style brush heads. I... Read more

396 of 413 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars small and so so easy to keep clean, August 20, 2011
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I have used Philips Sonicare elect. toothbrushes for years. This is the first toothbrush of theirs that solves my problems with the other designs. This EasyClean 500 Series has a slim compact handle--slimmer than any of the others I have used. Love it! And the best design change they made is the easy-to-clean attachment of the brush head to the handle. The brush head has a very small attachment connecting mechanism: simply a very small recess in the bottom of the brush head component that pushes onto a slim metal rod in the handle. Finally no cavities to harbor mold, grim, old toothpaste, saliva, etc. I was shocked and disgusted when I pried open the insides of my old brush head bottom--I had to use a screw driver to pop off a plastic disc up inside the old brush attachment. They should have made these changes years ago!

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Macbook Pro of Sonicares, October 28, 2015
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I have purchased 4 Sonicares since 2011

Philips Sonicare HX6972/10 FlexCare Plus Rechargeable Toothbrush June 2011 $136.99
Philips Sonicare HX6972/10 FlexCare Plus Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush February 2012 $156.11
Philips Sonicare HX6972/10 FlexCare Plus Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush October 2012 $136.24
Philips Sonicare HX6921/02 FlexCare Plus Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush January 2014 $155.99

First of all, I am an idiot. These Sonicares come with a 2 year warranty. I should have been returning these toothbrushes whenever they broke. That aside....As you can see, the first Sonicare lasted 8 months, the second one lasted 8 months, the third one lasted 15 months, and the fourth one lasted 20 months. None of them lasted 2 years. These things break fast. And they're expensive.

When my last Sonicare broke, I was tired of paying so much money for brushes that kept breaking. Did I really need 5 cleaning modes? I've... Read more

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