Modes are just glitter. Sonicare is a sonicare, it vibrates a brush.
The Sonicare Essence is $19.95 on sale from $50 at Amazon. Ask a dentist. Actually my dentist told me an Oral-B was better, cheaper brushes replacement too.
@craigcush Dentists are paid-off by one company or the other. I think both are good products. Pick the one that feels best for you. Ignore the F-U-D. (as in, “I think I got some fear, uncertainty, and doubt stuck in my teeth”)
My current brush is the Braun/Oral-B, but I have some serious respect for the higher end of the Philips line as well. If I had the extra cash, I would definitely be in on this so that the wife and I could each run a separate brush, rather than just separate brush attachments… But even for such a reasonably priced deal, I am sad to pass this one up.
Solid recommendation to those who are interested though. With a dentist, an oral surgeon, and a couple hygienists in the family, we try to keep up with what works alright versus the cash-grab wannabes, and these are the real deal. Great model, and I’m just upset that the timing isn’t going to allow me to buy in this time.
$90 for a toothbrush (x2)??? Ummmm… I have dental issues, my custom mouthguard cost less than this. And my dentist says that I should use a soft/manual brush, anyway. Good grief, Meh, you are sinking below the waterline. Gumline. Whatever. This is becoming ridiculous.
I try to buy Philips when I can because their customer service treated me awesomely on one occasion. However, the only electric toothbrush I ever tried (can’t remember which brand) felt like it was going to vibrate my teeth right out of my gums.
I would love to see a Phillips deal without the stupid app tax. These are, hands down, the best electric toothbrushes available - but I’m not paying an extra $75 for yet another thing my phone can nag me aboot.
I have this model. The BT/app was good for learning how to use it, recognizing the various blips and boops it does, how much to move it around, etc. Can’t beat how clean it gets my teeth, and I paid this much for ONE of them.
I used the cheaper electric brushes because I am cheap. My whife who is not cheap bought a Sonicare. I used it once and went out and spent $160 on my own. I will never go back. You know how after you get a cleaning at the dentist and you run your tongue on the back of your front teeth and it feels like glass… my Sonicare cleans my teeth that good. Never had that with any other toothbrush. Refills are expensive, but I can get them from Costco in a 60 pack, and it’s worth the extra cost.
My wife bought the newer Diamond Clean earlier this year and never opened it. This motivated me to bust it out. I am concluding that the app is essentially designed to force you to have to buy one handle per person because you have to set up an individual profile.