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Philips Sonicare FlexCare Plus Sonic Electric Toothbrush, HX6972/10

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About the Product
  • Philips Sonicare HX6972/10 Ships in Retail Packaging.
  • Includes 1 ProResults gum health brush head (standard)
  • Patented sonic technology drives fluid to stimulate gums

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Product Description

Product Description

With nearly 80% of adults suffering from gum disease, Philips Sonicare, the #1 recommended brand by dental professionals, brings you FlexCare+. Clinically proven to improve gum health in only 2 weeks, FlexCare+ features a unique Gum Care mode, which provides 2 minutes of overall cleaning plus 1 minute to gently clean problem areas and along the gumline, reducing gum inflammation and bleeding, and protecting against gingivitis. Patented Sonic technology drives fluid to stimulate gums, while the contoured brush head removes plaque along the gumline. FlexCare+ also includes a UV Brush Head Sanitizer, which helps you keep select bacteria away from your brush head, and out of your mouth. The sanitizer helps eliminate up to 99 percent of select bacteria and viruses. Includes: 1 Philips Sonicare FlexCare+ toothbrush with 2 ProResults brush heads, 1 UV Brush Head Sanitizer, 1 travel charger, 2 hygienic travel caps, 1 hard travel case.

From the Manufacturer

Featuring five brushing modes, the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Plus is your solution for complete oral care. Utilizing patented Sonic technology, this rechargeable toothbrush removes plaque deep between teeth and along the gum line to decrease your risk of gingivitis and improve your gum health in two weeks. For convenience, backlighting indicates your selected brushing mode, and a UV brush-head sanitizer kills up to 99 percent of bacteria and viruses on the brush head*.

Philips Sonicare FlexCare Plus Toothbrush

Standard ProResults brush head and Compact ProResults brush head included.
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Philips Sonicare FlexCare Plus Toothbrush

Five brushing modes let you personalize your brushing experience and address your specific oral-care needs.
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Sweeping motions drive fluids deep between teeth and along your gum line, resulting in less inflammation.
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Gently Cleans to Reduce Inflammation

Unlike a manual toothbrush, the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Plus uses powerful Sonic technology to clean teeth with up to 31,000 movements per minute. These sweeping motions drive fluids deep into the tight spaces between your teeth and along your gum line, resulting in a cleaner, healthier mouth and less inflammation.

Improves Gum Health in Just Two Weeks

Gum health is the foundation of good oral health, yet most adults suffer from gum disease at some point in their lives. Thankfully, FlexCare Plus is clinically proven to improve gum health in just two weeks.

FlexCare Plus cleans along the gum line, removing plaque while stimulating gums. Less gum pain and bleeding will allow you to enjoy the brushing experience more and develop better brushing habits.

Five Brushing Modes for Customized Oral Care

FlexCare Plus features five brushing modes, so you can personalize your brushing experience and address your specific oral-care needs. For improving the health of your gums, Gum Care mode provides two minutes of complete whole-mouth cleaning, followed by one minute of gentle cleaning for problem areas and along the gum line. Brushing in this mode improves gum health by reducing inflammation, recession, and bleeding. Massage mode also improves gum health by using patented technology to drive fluids between teeth to fight plaque and stimulate the gums.

Clean mode is ideal for complete, whole-mouth cleaning, while Refresh mode is for touch-ups and quick cleanings between regular brushings. Sensitive mode is extra gentle for new users or those with sensitive teeth.

Illuminated Display Indicates Selected Mode

When FlexCare Plus is turned on, unique backlighting indicates which of the five brushing modes you have selected. When the brush is turned off, the display becomes invisible for a clean, sleek look.

Easy-Start, Smartimer, and Quadpacer Simplify Brushing

FlexCare Plus 5500 makes it easy to care for your oral health. You need to apply only light pressure when using this toothbrush--FlexCare Plus will do the brushing for you. For further convenience, the Sonicare FlexCare Plus features an Easy-start option that gently increases the toothbrush's power over the first 12 uses, so you can gradually adjust to the Sonic technology.

FlexCare Plus also features two timers that ensure proper brushing technique and effective results. Smartimer encourages you to brush for a full two minutes, the time recommended by dental professionals, while Quadpacer beeps in 30-second intervals to make sure you thoroughly brush all four quadrants of your mouth.

ProResults Brush Heads Remove Plaque Along the Gum Line

Two brush heads are included with FlexCare Plus:a Standard ProResults brush head and a Compact ProResults brush head. Each of these contoured brush heads cleans along the gum, removing disease-causing plaque for a more thorough clean.

UV Brush-Head Sanitizer Kills Bacteria and Viruses*

FlexCare Plus comes with an all-in-one sanitizing, charging, and storage unit. The multifunctional unit comes with a built-in ultraviolet brush-head sanitizer that kills up to 99 percent of bacteria and viruses on the brush head*. After you brush your teeth, simply place your brush head in the sanitizer--the sanitizer will run for 10 minutes and then automatically shut off.

For added hygiene, the toothbrush comes with three interchangeable color-code rings to identify your brush head and make sure everyone in your household uses the correct one.

Three Weeks of Power on a Single Charge

After a full 24-hour charge, FlexCare Plus will provide approximately three weeks of typical use (two minutes of brushing, twice a day). A convenient recharge indicator on the brush displays the available battery life and blinks when you need to recharge.

Because FlexCare Plus can last three weeks between charges, you won't need a charger for most of your travels. A travel case, two hygienic travel caps, and multi-voltage travel charger are included for further on-the-go convenience.

What's in the Box

Toothbrush, Standard ProResults brush head, Compact ProResults brush head, three brush-head color-code rings, UV sanitizer, travel charger, two travel caps, and travel case.

*E. coli, S. mutans, and herpes simplex.

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FlexCare Plus Toothbrush
At a Glance:
  • Gum Care mode improves gum health in only 2 weeks
  • Contoured brush head removes plaque along the gum line
  • Decreases gum bleeding and helps prevent gum recession
  • Patented sonic technology drives fluid to stimulate gums
  • UV sanitizer kills up to 99 percent of bacteria and viruses on brush head*
  • Rechargeable design provides three weeks of power on a single charge
Philips Sonicare FlexCare Plus Toothbrush

Standard ProResults brush head and Compact ProResults brush head included. View larger.

Contoured Bristles

Illuminated display

Quadpacer and Smartimer

Quadpacer and Smartimer

Philips Sonicare Toothbrushes
For Kids Essential Clean Whiter, Healthier Teeth Advanced Cleaning Gum Care Ultimate Cleaning Air Floss
Sonicare for Kids
for Kids
Sonicare Xtreme
Sonicare Essence 5600
Sonicare EasyClean
Sonicare Healthy White R710
Healthy White 710
Sonicare Healthy White R732
Healthy White R732
Sonicare FlexCare R910
Sonicare FlexCare RS930
Sonicare FlexCare Plus RS960
FlexCare Plus
Sonicare Diamond Clean
Diamond Clean
Sonicare Air Floss
Air Floss
Model #
HX6311/02 HX3351/02 HX5610/01 HX6511/50 HX6711/02 HX6732/02 HX6911/02 HX6932/10 HX6972/10 HX9332/05 HX8111/02
Rechargeable An easier way
to floss
Quadpacer For best results use your Philips Sonicare rechargeable toothbrush with Air Floss
Brushing Modes
Ages 4 - 7 CleanClean Clean Clean Clean Clean Clean Clean Clean
Ages 7 - 10 Clean and White Clean and White White
Sensitive Sensitive Sensitive Sensitive Sensitive
Massage Massage Massage
Go Care/Max Care Go Care/Max Care Refresh Polish
Gum Care Gum Care Air & Microdroplet Technology
1 11 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Clean between all teeth in only 60 seconds with one teaspoon of water or mouthwash
Included Brush Heads
2 11 1 1 2 1 2 2 2
UV Brush Head Sanitizer
Travel Charger
Deluxe travel case with USB Charger
Illuminated Display

Product Details

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  • Product Dimensions: 3.7 x 6.7 x 9.2 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • UPC: 075020008152 075020007964
  • Item model number: HX6972/10
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,079 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #135,221 in Beauty (See Top 100 in Beauty)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here. [PDF]

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By K. Benson on November 17, 2009
The differences between this model and the "older" Flexcare are minimal, that is probably why all they did is add a + to the end of the name. But there are a few differences between the two.

1. Most notably is the "new" look. It has a cleaner appearance with most of the front being a dark chrome look, also instead of the green led's, it has a backlight behind the selected brushing mode.
2. Gone are the 'Go Care' and 'Max Care' and in their place are 'Gum Care' and 'Refresh' mode. They do exactly what the other one did except for one important change on the 'Gum Care' mode which replaced 'Max Care (which is why I picked the new one over the old) '. Instead of having a 3 minute routine with 45 seconds each quad (30 normal + 15 massage) for a total of 3 min; they now have it where it goes 30 seconds each quad with an added 1 minute at the end for 'problem areas' which is broken down into four 15 second intervals.
3. 'Different' color, looks very similar - its 'Soft Sky Blue' instead of 'Medical Blue'. Basically bluer color than the old one which was more of a green color.
4. Supposedly lasts longer - 42 2-minute brushings, vs. 20 2-minute brushings of the old one
5. Case is now hard plastic instead of the soft case that comes with the old model

There is also a few changes in what the battery display shows with its charge but I'm not going to go into it that far with this review. I decided to upgrade from the Sonicare Elite as I was getting tired of seeing the nasty gunk that would grow inside of the handle. It was time to get a new brush head so I decided to go ahead and get a new brush while I was looking around.
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BACKGROUND: I have been using the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Rechargeable Sonic Toothbrush (see my previous review for a detailed write up) for about a year and a half before getting the FlexCare Plus with the UV Sanitizer. For this review, I will highlight the differences between the two models as well as comment on the UV Sanitizer, and I will conclude with an overall recommendation between the two.

SETUP: Much like previous units, this is a breeze. Simply plug in the base sanitizer/charging unit combo and place the base handle on the peg to begin charging. The instructions recommend charging 24 hours prior to the first use, but I doubt this is necessary given that the brush will only be used minutes a day and likely be able to charge 23 hours minimum every day that you use it.

For multiple users, Philips again includes the standard colored rings to distinguish one brush head from another. For this unit, Philips includes both a standard and a compact brush head. These compare well with manual toothbrushes so it's a matter of preference. However, some will find it nice to try out both sizes before ordering new brush heads.

USAGE: The basic operation of the FlexCare Plus is the same as the previous model. It uses the same Quadpacer signal in thirty second intervals over two minutes in the "Clean" mode. It seemed to me that this unit pulses a little faster, yet it is also quieter while running. You can still discern the signal when it is time to change "zones" on your teeth.

Philips did a nice job of simplifying the mode selection over the previous FlexCare model.
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By Steve R. Cook on September 15, 2009
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This is a GREAT investment in your dental hygiene. I have had this for only a few days and it knocks the pants off of my old Sonicare Elite that I have had for almost 5 years. New Flexcares are the way to go in my opinion. The look and feel of this tooth brush is very high tech and sleek. In comparing the Elite model with the Flexcare plus I have noticed a tremendous amount of improvements. The first is the Procare brush heads that come with this toothbrush. They are slightly more course (which I like) than the original brush heads that I bought for my Elite. They also have a blue strip on them which diminishes in time to signal when you need to replace the brush head. It just feels like my teeth are cleaner than when I used the Elite. Also the 5 modes of cleaning you can choose from compared to only one with my Elite. The quadpacer feature is pretty nice. It is basically a small and short beep every 30 seconds to signal you when you should switch brushing from one quadrant of your teeth to another. And the last thing that leapt out at me was the UV sanitizer built in to the charger. After 5 years with one model, I was growing paranoid about the cleanliness even though you change up brush heads. Some added accessories come in very handy if you travel a lot. A miniature travel case with an extra brush head and a miniature charger come with this purchase. I highly recommend this item to anybody.
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This model (HX6950) is currently the ultimate rechargeable toothbrush that dental offices seem to recommend (or at least have coupons for). I've noticed less plaque build-up and healthier gums ever since I started using the older model (HX6930) a few years ago. So the question is, if you already have a Philips Sonicare Flexcare, do you need this new model?

I love the comfort of knowing that the germs on my toothbrush have been killed off. The UV sanitizer does a quick and effective job of that. Just insert up to 2 toothbrush heads and press the button. Not all Sonicare toothbrushes have a UV sanitizer, so this would be the main reason for me to upgrade.

From the Sonicare website, the UV bulb lasts about 1800 hours (about 2 years) and can be replaced from their webstore. The recommended frequency of using the UV sanitizer is once a day.

I bought the older Sonicare Flexcare HX6930 from Amazon a few years ago. Since then, Philips has made some slight improvements. These improvements seem to be cosmetic only.

I've noticed that the UV sanitizer door now magnetically closes.

The names of the toothbrush modes are changed but seem to have the same functions as the earlier model.

- Clean (The basic 2 minute clean)
- Sensitive (The adjustment for sensitive teeth)
- Massage (The gum massage mode)
- Refresh (The 1 minute clean. This is re-named from "Go Care")
- Gum Care (The 2 minute clean plus 1 minute gum cleaning. This is re-named from "Max Care")

I love this toothbrush, but my complaint about the mold build-up in the earlier model persists to this model.
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