I love how quiet this toothbrush is compared to my older model. It's features are awesome too, I love that beeps when it's time to switch sides...also you can turn features on and off however you like. It's also not big and bulky like the older versions...definitely worth the money!
I know about Philips toothbrush by my friend. After using Philips toothbrush, I feel so comfortable. My oral and teeth are cleaned very good. I regret I did not buy Philips toothbrush soon. I will buy another Philips toothbrush more for my husband
love this toothbrush though it tickles at first because it vibrates so fast! Just start using it gradually and you will get used to it! I like how my gums and teeth are feeling better and looking better! I am 72 and wish that I would have been using one of these all along. Would have prevented all my struggles with gum disease. After 2 weeks of using it, my mouth feels better. It will take time to heal completely, but I can see and feel improvements already!
This was a replacement for a previous Sonicare Toothbrush I had for 10 years. I had no cavities in those 10 years since changing from a manual to the Sonicare. Excellent quality. Replaced rechargeable battery once before this new purchase.
Cleans your teeth and gums better than any electronic or battery operated brush. I would highly recommend any of the Phillips Sonicare-the best feature is that you are brushing your teeth for 2 minutes (auto-shut off), ADA recommended time for brushing.
Using the Philips 5100 was simple to learn. The three different ways to brush, (Clean, White, and Gums) were each useful and effective. The intensity of the brush left my mouth with a tremendously clean feeling. I noticed that I wasn’t ashamed to smile again! The timed brushing forced me to pattern my brushing to cover all areas of my mouth. Just a great, solid toothbrush.
Been using Sonicare for over 20 years. They have improved since I first started using Sonicare. Works great on my teeth and keeps them super clean. A lot of 100% dental checkups, no cavities. Highly recommend Sonicare!!!
My old Sonicare toothbrush finally wore out. I purchased this model and love it! The Sonicare strength of the vibrations is much greater than the previous model. My teeth are clean and sparkling!! I love the gum cleaning mode.
Teeth feel like you just had a professional cleaning.
I received this product in exchange for my unbiased opinion. I found the Protective Clean 5100 to do a very good job of cleaning my teeth and gums. I liked that if does a little buzz after 30 seconds to let you know to move onto another section of your mouth, by dividing your mouth into 4 sections, this prevents you from over brushing. It will shut off after 2 minutes. The included instructions were very clear and short. I feel like I have had a professional cleaning after each use, can`t wait to see what my dentist says at my next appointment. I have tried other electric toothbrushes and so far this has been the best. The only improvement that I can think of is it is a bit loud, but good electric toothbrushes are. I would recommend this to family and friends.
I received this product in exchange for my unbiased opinion and must say I was more impressed than I expected to be.
At first glance I was a little put off my the shape of the toothbrush head, however after using it, I love it. Because I have all four of my wisdom teeth, it can be very challenging to thoroughly brush them, however this brush head made it super easy to reach all of the nooks and crannies. I feel my general gum line is getting more clean as well.
I really like the lightweight, slim handle and that you can’t accidentally change the settings while brushing.
The brush setting options are nice but I do feel I might prefer if the vibration on the brush would move a little more. Because I tend to brush my teeth too hard, the alert when you are doing so is very appreciated!
I also like the alert when its time to switch out the brush head-one less thing to keep track of!
Overall I really like this product and would definitely recommend it to others.
This product provides a dentist office quality cleaning
I received this product to review for my unbiased opinion. I have been an electric toothbrush’ user for about 20 years now. I had always been happy with my prior brand, so had never tried another. I was happy to have the opportunity to compare the two. I am very pleased I did. I no longer use my other electric toothbooth now. The ProtectiveClean 5100 Sonicare is now my everyday toothbrush. I put off writing my review until I had used it for a couple of weeks.
What I like about it: Slim design and secure fit between the toothbrush and base - Brush head stays firmly on the base regardless of hon hard brush is pressed to teeth. 3 different speeds - I had some minor bleeding around one tooth for the first couple of days when I used it on the clean setting, so I switch to the the gum care setting for the next 3 days and no longer had any bleeding. Since then, I have brushed on the white setting. I was interested to see if it would actually remove stains. I had used white strips prior on my teeth, so I’d not readily see any change. That was until I pulled my lips back and looked at the teeth behind where the strips stopped. There are clear “spots” on several of those teeth that are starting to look much whiter. I also stopped using the white strips while using this toothbrush and my teeth continue to look whiter near the gum line everyday. Good Bye white strips! Quality cleaning - Every time I brush my teeth, I feel like I was just at the dentist. The sensors that pauses to tell me when to change to the next section of my teeth has helped me spend the right amount of time letting the toothbrush do a thorough job. There has only been 2 or 3 times when flossing after where there was any addition food removed from my teeth. Brush head replacement notification - I have never known when to replace my brush heads. The fact that the toothbrush will tell me when they are no longer effective is a huge plush to me.
If I could change one thing about the toothbrush and all other electric toothbrushes for that matter, it would be to give it a different charging base. I don’t like the fact that I have to sit them on my sink and charge it.
All in all, I feel that this is a high quality product.
For a couple of years, I have been using another brand of electric toothbrush that I really like. I was sent a free sample of the ProtectiveClean 5100 Sonicare toothbrush as a free sample so I was interested to see how the competition compared to my old toothbrush. Overall, I am very impressed with the quality and effectiveness of the Sonicare. It is not too heavy, the weight is reasonable. The brush itself is soft and sized perfectly for comfortable cleaning. There are three different cleaning modes from which to choose - clean, white, and gum care. I have used all three but did not notice any difference in results. Perhaps there would be long term benefits that were not evident in my relatively short trial period. There is an indicator light to alert you when the brush head needs to be changed, to be sure you`re always getting effective cleaning. It comes with a convenient, protective travel case, so you can take it with you anywhere. Finally, the battery life is amazing. I`ve been using this for about three weeks, and still haven`t had to recharge it after the initial 24 hour charge. It seems to do a great job at cleaning as well. When I`m done brushing, my mouth feels super clean and fresh. I`m not a huge fan of the particular way the brush vibrates, but I get used to it after a few seconds of brushing and it does not keep me from being very happy with the performance of the toothbrush. At home, I will probably alternate between my old toothbrush and the Sonicare (just because the Sonicare vibration bugs me a little more than I can just dismiss). But if I were traveling, I would definitely take the Sonicare, with it`s convenient case and excellent battery life.
After not going to the dentist for 4 years and getting 3 cavities within that time, I got this toothbrush. Not only do my teeth feel amazing but my hygienist noticed a difference at my next appointment without me even mentioning it. Highly recommended
I used another electric toothbrush brand for over 10 years and my initial reaction to the ProtectiveClean 5100 Sonicare was "impressive". The ProtectiveClean 5100 is hands down the best toothbrush I've used...ever! I was impressed how lightweight the toothbrush was, the three functions: clean, whitening and gum care. As I brush my teeth, I felt as I just had a professional cleaning as if I was at the dentist (without the discomfort) Actually, this is a must for keeping teeth clean between cleanings from your dentist.I love the three various cleaning functions. I noticed how white my teeth appear since I began using the ProtectiveClean 5100. I am totally amazed at how clean my teeth feel after each brushing.
The 5100 comes with one brush head (that's the only downside) the case is awesome and great to travel with. I would recommend purchasing the ProtectiveClean 5100 Sonicare toothbrush, worth the investment.
I very much enjoyed the 5100 Sonicare Toothbrush. I like the ease of how it handles and is very easy to turn on and off. I felt like it did a great job in making my teeth feel very clean. My teeth felt much more clean with this toothbrush than with my standard hand held toothbrush. The head was easy to install and it is easy to clean and keep clean. I love that it is rechargeable and that it came with a nice case. I have been wanting to buy an electric toothbrush for some time but never got around to getting one. I very much am glad that I tested the Sonicare and I will continue using the toothbrush as it is easy on my teeth and gums and provides a great cleaning. I should mention that I was sent a free sample for this review.
This toothbrush gives you really, really clean teeth
First off, I`d like to mention that I received a free sample of this product in exchange for a review.
This is the best electronic toothbrush I`ve ever used. Our family has been using Oral B for the past 10 years or so, but this product is in a different league. My teeth are so clean and smooth after using it, it`s pretty close to how they feel after a professional cleaning at the dentist.
The head of this toothbrush doesn`t rotate, it`s vibrating. When I used it the first time, I thought it was a tickling sensation on my gums, but I got used to it quickly.
A couple of minor things that I think can be improved: The toothbrush switches itself off after the some time. I noticed that I`m never done when it switches itself off, so I`d suggest increasing the overall time of the programmed brushing cycle by a little bit. Second, this toothbrush is splashy. I need to wipe down the sink and mirror in my bathroom after using it. The toothbrush has a different mode named `white`, which is supposed to whiten your teeth after a few days of using it. I`m not really sure what the difference is to the regular cycle, I can`t notice any difference when I use it in regular vs. `white` mode.
The bottom line is: This toothbrush gives you really, really clean teeth. It`s superior to any other toothbrush I`ve tried so far. I highly recommend it!
I have been using the Sonicare 5100 Protective Clean toothbrush for just over a week now and I think that it is wonderful. The instructions are very clear, the product is easy to assemble as well as use, and has a feature to ease you into the electric toothbrush vibrations as they can be a bit much if you are not already using a similar toothbrush (gradually increasing with each use for 14 uses). I had an older electric toothbrush made by a competitor and I find that the Sonicare is much lighter, more ergonomic and easier to handle than the other toothbrush. I also found that from the very first use my teeth were so clean that it felt like I had polished them leaving an almost slippery coating. I seriously could not believe the results. The charger is small and the brush can be placed on it all the time if a plug is available, if not the battery lasts for a couple of weeks and has an indicator to let you know that it is time to recharge. The vibrations are strong and fast so it is great that there is a pressure indicator to let you know if you are brushing correctly (it stops vibrating and a sound indicates that you need to ease up if you push too hard). Although I was so impressed with this brush, I felt like it was difficult to adjust to such a small brush head, my preference would be for a little larger one. The vibration is fast so you will have to figure out the best way to control the splatter/mess that is left on the sink and mirror, I found that tilting my head slightly upwards while brushing was the most helpful. Additionally, I found that the vibrations did get a little strong at times so I think it would be nice to have the option to select a slightly lower vibration level depending on your sensitivity day to day. Most of the features that I would alter are already available in an upgraded Sonicare model (brush head size, adjustable vibrations for each cleaning setting) so it is of minor significance. I love the Sonicare 5100 Protective Clean toothbrush and I wish I had made the switch earlier from the clunkier, slower, and heavier alternative made by the competitor. This is a quality product that I feel delivers the results that it promises. I feel very fortunate that I was given the toothbrush to review, it has changed my oral health for sure!
I did receive this product in exchange for my unbiased opinion. Having never used the IPhilips Sonicare before, I was excited to try it out. It did not disappoint! The instructions are strait forward and complete. It even comes with a vented carrying case so any moisture build up can dissipate. The Sonicare was easy to assemble and came pre-charged so start up was easy. My husband uses a different brand that has a smaller brush head which I have tried (we have multiple heads for it) I found the Sonicare size much easier to use because it covers more tooth surface. I also really like the multiple settings for cleaning teeth as well as whitening and gum care. When used, there is a subtle difference in the feel of the Sonicare, when these settings are used. My overall impression is that my teeth seem `smoother` to me. It does take a few uses to get used to the vibration of the Soncicare but that goes away., I like the fact that the device seems to go to `sleep` until you pick it up and then lights up. This is a well built solid electric toothbrush and I am very impressed with it. The one thing I might suggest, is perhaps a slightly smaller overall size. However that might change the battery size and change the battery life between charges. In closing, I think my teeth are whiter after using the Philips Sonicare and after all, is that not what a great electric toothbrush is all about!
Please note that I received this product to use in exchange for my thoughts on it. The 5100 Sonicare was a wonderful toothbrush. The toothbrush was incredibly easy to use, set up and understand how to properly clean my teeth. Every 30 seconds the brush gives a little vibration to let you know that it is time to move on to another area of your mouth. Every time I brushed, my mouth felt clean and healthy. I really enjoyed the experience of using the brush and will continue using it regularly as it makes brushing a joy. If you are considering an electric toothbrush, you should SINCERELY consider giving the 5100 Sonicare try.
I received the Sonicare 5100 toothbrush in exchange for my unbiased opinion. I`m really glad I got to be part of this as I have used other brands of rechargeable toothbrushes for years but never tried the Philips brand for myself even though my kids have had and loved their kids Sonicare brushes and have loved them.
The first thing I thought of when using the 5100 was that it just makes my teeth feel cleaner than with other brands. I guess that is the `sonic` part but it really makes a big difference. Now with the 5100 in particular you get a few very useful features such as the `gum care` where you can choose this setting and at the end of a regular brush session the motor goes slower so you can massage your gums and the feature works quite well. The other notable feature is something that I wish I had years ago but what happens is if you are using too much pressure to brush the brush will give you feedback so you can use less pressure which is so much better for your teeth.
Philips gives you a travel tip and case to make this portable as well which is great. I`ve only had this brush for a few weeks but the battery seems to be going strong which is another big plus. Great toothbrush all around!!
I've used a number of electric toothbrushes, including my O.B. brush (That I threw away after using this unit for the first time)so I offered to test out this product in exchange for an honest review. This Philips Sonicare is a good value - balancing cost and features well. Here`s what you should know about this toothbrush:
* Sonic is better. I don`t visit the dentist as regularly as I should. I don`t floss either. A toothbrush as good as this is going to save me money on dental care and extra trips to the dentist.
* Philips Sonic is smart! Brushing your teeth incorrectly can actually damage your gums. The pressure indicator on this will help you to be sure you don`t apply too much pressure and cause damage.
* Your teeth are important. Maybe that sounds obvious, but I just read an article that younger people only brush about 1x / day, and 60% of people avoid the dentist altogether. But your teeth and gums impact just about every other part of your health. You really should take good care of them.
This is a great sonic toothbrush, particularly at this cost. I`m planning on buying one more for my mother as a gift.
I received the ProtectiveClean 5100 Sonicare toothbrush as a free sample in exchange for writing this review. The toothbrush was easy to charge and use, the timer on the unit it made it easy to remember how long to brush. My teeth were very clean and felt that way. I personally do not like vibration so I did not like the feeling of the motion of this product. I had tried one of the prior versions of this product but thought I would give it a try to see if I could tolerate it better. I still did not like the feeling. I did like the feeling on my teeth though afterwards as they were very clean.
I will pass this along to my daughter to who LOVES it!
I received this product as a sample to use for this review. I have used many electric toothbrushes, thinking they all could compare to this product. I was proved wrong! This product is well worth all of the $ I spent on all of those toothbrushes combined that I had purchased in the past.
This product is honestly like getting a cleaning at the dentist. At first, I wasn`t used to the vibrations. Compared to other electric toothbrushes, those things now feel like a jackhammer compared to my Sonicare. My teeth feel so much cleaner throughout the day and overnight I feel much less plaque build up in the morning.
The technology in the product is great. It has 3 settings and each last for a different amount of time to brush. I found that when I would typically be done brushing with the others that it wasn`t nearly long enough. This is by far my favorite feature.
The Sonicare also came charged! I was fully prepared to charge it overnight but right out of the box I could use it. I also love that it will indicate when it needs to be charged, and also when the toothbrush head needs to be replaced. I used to use the other electric toothbrushes until the battery absolutely died. I also really like that this is a lifetime product, and that I don`t have to continually buy new toothbrushes that need batteries.
The only thing I don`t like (but that I can deal with because of the other features) is that it gets toothpaste everywhere. You really have to be careful with keeping your mouth closed or the toothpaste spots will be everywhere. I guess it will take some getting used to, or I will just have to clean my mirrors daily.
I recommend this product, and will continue to use it.
My teeth feel like I just had a professional cleaning
I truly love this toothbrush. I drink coffee and tea, after just one use I noticed that my teeth looked about 3 shades whiter. I received this product as a free sample. I like the shape of the brush head, it reaches the far back teeth easily. the brush is lightweight. it comes with a convenient travel container. I haven`t stopped telling my friends what a great toothbrush. I like the 3 settings.
I was given the opportunity to review the ProtectiveClean 5100 Sonicare toothbrush by receiving the product free to try. I am quite impressed with this toothbrush. Compared to the brush I was previously using, this brush seems to do a much better job cleaning my teeth. The brushed is a nice size an the bristles are soft. The brush feels powerful to me and even with the soft, comfortable bristles my teeth feel very clean after I brush. I like that it alerts me when I finish the brushing cycle. I would recommend this brush for clean teeth and a fresh mouth.
I received this free product a Philips sonicare Toothbrush to use and write a review about. I really enjoyed using this product. I love the fact that it had three different settings depending on what I felt needed to be done. After using it for several days I felt like I just had my teeth cleaned at the dentist. I would highly recommend this toothbrush.
I received this product in exchange for my unbiased opinion. I was really excited to try this toothbrush because my other electric toothbrush, of another brand, had recently stopped working. I was a bit anxious to try it because with my prior electric toothbrush, the intensity of the vibration made my teeth and gums very sensitive at first. Luckily, the first thing I noticed and LOVED with the ProtectiveClean 5100 was that it has what's called Easy Start. It starts on the gentle side and then over the next dozen or so uses, it gradually becomes more intense. What an awesome feature!!! I also really like that it offers 3 different modes: clean, white, and gum care. I actually brush my teeth longer than the dentist recommended 2 minutes now so that I can take advantage of all 3 modes. I brush regularly on the clean mode for 2 minutes, then use the white and gum care mode each for a minute. The result is the feeling of a truly deep clean. My teeth sparkle by the time I'm done and I swear they even look slightly whiter after only a week of use. An additional feature I like is the brush head replacement reminder. It lets you know when to order based on your total brushing time AND the pressure you use when brushing. I've been very impressed with my 5100 so far. It has greatly exceeded my expectations and blows my previous electric toothbrush out of the water. The only complaint I have (and it isn't really even a complaint...more of a sidenote) is that the brush is pretty loud. If it means a fresh mouth and a good dentist visit, though, it's not an issue!
Let me start by indicating that I did receive a free sample of the ProtectiveClean 5100 Sonicare. Since I have never owned a Sonicare electric toothbrush, I thought this would be a great opportunity to evaluate how this brush compares to the one I am currently using. I was particularly interested in exploring two main features of the 5100: the 3 brushing modes and the pressure sensor.
The first thing I noticed was how powerful, yet how quiet this brush was. I know this may not seem like a big deal, but my current brush is loud and rattles. The cleaning mode left my teeth feeling shockingly clean and very smooth. While I did not use the recommended brushes for the whitening and gum care modes, I did try these modes and felt I experienced a benefit from the additional time allotted during each brushing session.
I found my favorite feature was the pressure sensor, which is completely new to me. I have always been uncertain of the correct pressure to use on my teeth and this feature solved that. It turns out, I use way too much pressure and the brush pulsated every time to remind me of this. I also liked the quadpacer and timer that kept me on target. My current electric brush has this as well, so it was essential to still have it.
Lastly, the EasyStart feature, which ramps up the brush’s power after the first 15 or so uses was very helpful in getting used to how the Sonicare works. I have not had the brush long enough to utilize the BrushSync replacement reminder, but am excited to see how it works. With my current brush, you basically just look at the brush head itself to see if it needs replacing, so this will be a welcome change.
Overall, I really love this compact, yet powerful electric toothbrush! I think I have just become a Sonicare convert.
In exchange for my unbiased opinion I have received this product. I used this for a total of eight days and nights. Straight out of the box the instructions were clear and assembly was quick and easy. From the very first brush I felt like I just left the dental office. My favorite feature is the brushing gives you the feeling of brushing and flossing all in one. My teeth feel and look cleaner and healthier.
Compared to the others this product offers features that others just don’t, you can choose clean, white or gumcare. The handling is better it doesn’t get slippery or slick the handle has a matte finish which helps when you have wet hands. A little added bonus is the travel case and brush head cover.
I like the timer but after the two minutes are up it turns off a bit abruptly. I would have like an option to stay on. Overall a great product.
I received this product in exchange for my unbiased opinion.
I am using the Philips ProtectiveClean 5100 Sonicare which was free in exchange for my review.
The toothbrush is making my teeth cleaner and I can visibly see the improved whiteness of my teeth. I feel like it has improved my overall oral health. It has a pressure sensor and a quad pacer as well as being water proof. It is gentle on my teeth and gums.
My favorite feature on this is the long lasting battery life. I have used the product now for a week and a half and so far the battery has lasted. I like the quad pacer in that it lets me know every 30 seconds with a beep sound that it is time to move to another portion of my teeth.
I found for the most part that the product instructions were pretty much clear and I had not problems following them.
This toothbrush is extremely easy to assemble, it is just a matter of clicking the brush head off or onto the handle of the toothbrush.
Overall this is a much better quality product than the others that I have tried in the past.
The high quality of the toothbrush really does meet my expectations and then some! I am very pleased with the product. I haven`t had any problems so far with normal wear and tear, nothing has gone wrong with it.
There are no improvements that I would suggest at this time. I am satisfied.
My impression for this is that it is a high quality product. So far I am very satisfied. The name brand is a very good one, and I have seen a great improvement in my overall oral health and appearance of my teeth. They appear white and clean.
ITEM: Philips ProtectiveClean 5100 Sonicare Rechargeable Sonic Toothbrush
STORAGE: This easily stores in a plastic case which came with the toothbrush. It is compact enough for me to store it in a drawer. The base I can keep in a cluttered bathroom, on a shelf.
ASSEMBLY: This easily assembles, all I need to do is to pop the toothbrush head onto the handle. It also easily can be removed in the same way. Storing it in its case is quite simple as well. Everything fits neatly into the plastic case.
STABILITY: Overall this is high quality and durable. I have had no difficulty in anything coming loose or falling apart in the time frame that I have had this.
PROBLEMS: There have not been any problems with the Sonicare toothbrush.
PRICE: This is a high quality product which I am very willing to pay the price for.
I received a free ProtectiveClean 5100 in order to provide an honest review. I`m so pleased that I did! I`ve been using another brand electric toothbrush for years. It did the job, or so I thought until now!
Pros: -Right out of the box its already charged for a brushing. No need to wait for a full charge. -There are three settings to choose from depending on your needs. -The brush head is compact (my favorite) which lets it reach in hard to get places.... like behind the very back molars. -The brushing action is like the name...sonic. The feeling is vibrational not `scrubby`. It helps get into the nooks. -The brush beeps when it`s time to move to another section of your mouth to clean. This ensures you spend the right amount of time cleaning all teeth. -One setting is gum massage. Good oral health is more than brushing, it also includes promoting gum health. - Whitening setting, combined with whitening toothpaste keeps teeth sparkling. -A full charge lasts up to two weeks! -Comes with a travel case. Now I can take a real electric toothbrush on adventures. No more taking the manual brush, or cheap-o battery powered brush. -The brush lets you know when the brush head needs replacing!!
Cons: -The base brush head doesn`t quite make contact with the handle. This leaves space for gunk to catch and build up.
This brush gives me everything I didn`t know what I was missing. Now I`m never going back.
I was lucky enough to receive a free toothbrush to try in exchange for this review. And I am Glad I did. I’ve been using another brand of electric toothbrush for several years and this one is SO much better. I like the different settings on the brush which are “clean”, “whiten” , and “gum care”. This really got me to think about what I should be doing for overall oral care. The gum care is a lower setting and much less harsh on your gums than a single setting toothbrush. The brush head is very comfortable and can reach far back into the nooks and crannies and the contraction is a lot more concentrated and less “shaky” than my former electric toothbrush. My mouth feels like I just left the dentists office. I can’t say the whitening setting has made my teeth visibly whiter but perhaps with continued use it may help a bit. The charge lasts for several days to the extent that I think you could take this on a long weekend trip and not worry about charging it at all. This really is a great product and I am glad I got to try it out! Definitely consider Philips Sonicare if you’re looking to upgrade your toothbrush! Only downside is if you share this with someone there is no storage spot to keep an extra brush head. Also I suggest not turning the toothbrush on before putting it in your mouth. The vibration is intense enough that it can throw your toothpaste off the brush head. This is just a small adjustment in routine for me. :)
Please note that I received a free sample of this product for my review. Overall I was very satisfied with this product. I have previously used sonic care and oral b electric brushes but this diamond Protective Clean 5100 surpasses my expectations. My teeth feel cleaner for a longer period of time and my gums feel healthier after each brush. I love the size of the brush and the basic features it has. Although it would be great if they could make these types of brush beads affordable. Overall I would definitely recommend! I’m very happy with this toothbrush.
I received the Philips Protective Clean 5100 Sonicare toothbrush for free in exchange for an honest review. The product was very powerful and my teeth have never felt so clean. Every use felt like an at-home dental style cleaning... it was THAT effective. I've used similar toothbrushes in the past and none of them compare to the Philips Sonicare.
The included instructions were easy to follow and the device were rather quick to assemble. The product was sleek and simple to use. I would have liked, however, if there were some sort of silicone gripping for an easier hold.
Overall, my impression of the Philips Protective Clean 5100 Sonicare exceeded my expectations and beyond.
When asked to review the ProtectiveClean 5100 Sonicare, I was happy to receive the device for free. I didn't think it would be much different than the other brand electric toothbrush I'd been using for 19+ years. It was completely different. Even after the first use I told my husband how much cleaner my mouth/teeth felt. The quiet vibration is actually rather soothing. My old one is more jarring and rough especially when a brand new model is purchased. The Sonicare was not harsh even though it was brand new. The brush head is smaller than I would have expected but easily gets in to all the nooks and crannies of my teeth. I used all three settings (clean, white, gum care) at least 5 times since I received it. I cannot really tell a difference between any of the settings. Granted, they are all good but once I was on one I can't imagine switching to another setting for any reason. We received our old electric toothbrushes right after getting married almost 20 years ago. Once you have a model, you buy the multi packs of brush heads and just keep using the same brand. We did. I would never have thought to switch brands had I not gotten this opportunity. That bums me out because I would still be missing out on a far superior model like the 5100 Sonicare. I'm happy to switch the whole family over to Sonicare ProtectiveClean electric toothbrushes.
I received a free sample of the 5100 Sonicare to review. I have been using it for a little over a week now. At first I thought it would be just like any other electronic toothbrush. My husband uses a Braun and I find it super loud and annoying. I thought the Sonicare was going to be the same but it was very quiet. I also like that it has a smaller stand so it takes up less space on my counter. The Sonicare was very gentle on my gums and left my teeth feeling very clean. I do not like using brushes with rough bristles so this one was perfect for me. I also like the shape of the brush, I felt like it was able to get all the hard to reach spots in the back of my mouth. All in all I would say this is a very good toothbrush and I am going to continue using it. If you are looking for an electronic toothbrush that is quiet and cleans your teeth very well, the 5100 Sonicare would be a great choice.