I was recently on the market for a nice sonic toothbrush with an affordable price tag. After using a manual toothbrush for years, I finally chose the Philips Sonicare Essence Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush as a replacement.
It is a very old Sonicare model with a lot of successors, but that doesn’t really matter; there is a reason why Philips keeps producing them and that’s because they are very affordable and provide a lot of bang for your buck.
There are a few things you should definitely be aware of when buying this toothbrush, though, I will go over them so you can make your decision accordingly.
Let’s take a look at the overall specifications; this brush uses Philip’s sonic technology, which does a great job at removing plaque quickly and comfortably.
It cleans approximately 2 times better than a manual brush due to its advanced technology. The handle feels really good in your hands and has a very ergonomic grip.
The kit comes with one brush head, a charger, and a case for traveling. The brush heads are contoured to be very nice and comfortable on your gums and teeth yet still provide a fantastic clean.
This Philips Sonicare hx5610 toothbrush will let you know when the two minutes dentist-recommended brush time is up.
Perhaps the biggest problem people have had with this Sonicare model is that there is a little hole in the brush head.
This hole leads to a cavity within the head itself, and when it’s not cleaned for a while, many users experience a nasty build-up.
This may seem absolutely revolting, but I’ve never actually encountered this problem. I take care of my toothbrush by thoroughly rinsing out the head at least once a week.
I thought it was just common sense that if you don’t clean something, it will get dirty. Surely, Philips could have gotten rid of the hole, but it’s really not that difficult to keep the brush clean.
Another thing people complain about is that there is no model suitable for 220v power.
This means that if you travel outside of North America, you will experience difficulty and perhaps even have the toothbrush break on you.
I do travel once a year to Europe, but I still don’t understand why people make such a big fuss about this.
Either bring a voltage adapter or just use a manual toothbrush for the little time you’re going to be in another country; I don’t find it as too big of a deal.
The Philips Sonicare Essence Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush goes with minimalist features. It is cheap yet extremely functional.
I suppose they could have improved on a few aspects of it, but you can’t really complain too much for the price it’s at.
All I do with my toothbrush is clean my teeth; I don’t want to mess around with 7+ settings every time I go in the bathroom, I just want to be done in 2 minutes and leave.
If you don’t care about connecting your toothbrush to the World Wide Web or whatever other nonsense they are putting into these devices, then the philosophy behind this device will suit your needs.