Philips Sonicare Essence Rechargeable sonic toothbrush HX5630 1 mode 1 brush head 1 soft travel case
I wish there were a few changes to the design
First, the battery should be replaceable. It is a waste to toss out the handle every three years. Second, I wish that this model would beep every 30 seconds like the last model I had. Third, something should be added to the plastic in the brush head to deter formation of mold. The brush head should be easier to clean on the inside. Fourth, it is hard to hold the brush so that the back side of the front teeth are brushed at the correct angle. I need to supplement the electric toothbrush with a manual toothbrush to clean behind the front teeth to prevent a build up of tartar. Otherwise, the toothbrush works well.
10 February 2013
I swear by Sonicare but 1 mode is a letdown
Sonicare saved me from receding gums and sensitive teeth. One of the best purchases I ever made, almost 10 years ago was my Sonicare Elite. I get rave reviews every 6 months at the dentist and have no complaints. So does my 11-yr-old daughter who swaps out heads for her nightly brush. My disappointment is with this new model being only 1 mode. I miss the 30-second beeps telling me to change quadrant. Since the technology was there 10 years ago it never occurred to me that the 30-second timer isn't a standard feature.
8 February 2013