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Surprised Sonicare Is Still Making This Style
on June 30, 2012
This electric toothbrush is Sonicare's lowest level model. It has the basic features that come with every Sonicare, even the cheapest 39.99 one. I have owned a Sonicare for over 10 years and have had 3 different models. Can I tell the difference between the 3 models I have owned....not really. I brush my teeth for the 2 minutes and any other features usually don't get used on a daily basis when I am rushing to get to work or to go out with friends. The reason why I take two stars away from this toothbrush is because of a flaw in the style of this toothbrush. This particular brush allows for water, toothpaste and oral fluids to get inside of the toothbrush. The toothbrush mechanism goes over the body of the handle and twists off. Water and other fluids get inside of the toothbrush causing it to rust and malfunction if you do not clean it out often. Because of this flaw which is the exact same style as my original Sonicare, I could not wait to upgrade to the Philips Sonicare HX6711/02 HealthyWhite 710 Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush in 2010. It was gross to have to keep cleaning the inside of the toothbrush mechanism. If you look at the pictures of each of these toothbrushes, you will see that this one twists over the handle while the one I bought in 2010 is all one piece and you don't have to worry about oral fluids getting into the toothbrush. For 5 dollars more you can get the HX6711 HealthyWhite toothbrush which I feel is far superior to this toothbrush. The travel case is nice but, I would rather put my toothbrush head in a zip-lock bag for travel then buy this toothbrush just for the case. Not having to deal with cleaning the inner casing of the toothbrush in order to keep the toothbrush working properly is not worth the price in my opinion. If you want an electric toothbrush with the simple features such as the 2 minute timer....get the lower priced model on Amazon. Why this toothbrush is 70 dollars, I have no idea. It looks and feels like the 40 dollar brush that Amazon sells.