All Sonicare models are interchangeable with the others when it comes to brush heads . So you won’t have to worry too much about whether or not a specific brush head will fit your brush handle.
You can identify the Smart brush heads by the Smart icon at the base of the brush head as shown in the image below. A microchip in the Philips Sonicare Smart brush head tells your DiamondClean Smart which brush head you are using.
It is recommended to replace your Philips Sonicare Brush Head every three months of normal use (brushing twice a day) or when the blue indicator bristles wear out.
The average lifespan of a Sonicare toothbrush, according to consumers, is anywhere from two to five years , though they are said to occasionally last up to seven.
Though brushes from Oral B and Sonicare and the associated heads have earned the seal, there’s no third-party guarantee that the generics will be good for your oral health, cautioned Araujo. Generic brush heads cost less, but not by much.
Operating time for each toothbrush It can take up to 24 hours before your Philips Sonicare toothbrush is fully charged. To avoid an empty battery, you can always leave your toothbrush on the charger between brushings.
Uniquely designed with ultra soft bristles, the Philips Sonicare Sensitive brush head is soft on teeth and gums, yet effective on plaque. The American Dental Association recommends replacing your brush head every three months, a fresh brush head maximizes the effectiveness of Philips’ unique Sonic Technology.
Best Overall: Philips Sonicare 4100 Electric Toothbrush. Best for Travel: Oral-B The IO series. Best for Sensitive and Receding Gums : Sonicare Flexcare platinum. Best for Sensitive Teeth: Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 5100. Best for Whiter Teeth: Philips Sonicare HealthyWhite+ Best Budget: Oral B Pro-1000.
Our pick. Oral-B Pro 1000 . The best electric toothbrush. Runner-up. Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100. A quieter brush. Also great. Goby Toothbrush. Best online subscription, plus USB charging.
Weekly cleaning Remove the brush head . Rinse the bottom of the brush head with warm water. Rinse the metal shaft area with warm water. Wipe the entire surface of the handle with a damp cloth.
The vibrations of your Philips Sonicare Toothbrush weaken as the battery runs out . Fully charge your toothbrush to increase vibrations. It can take up to 24 hours to fully charge your Philips Sonicare Toothbrush .
Every 3 months. This is how often you should replace your electric toothbrush head . It is also the same time period that you should replace or change your manual toothbrush . You should replace the toothbrush or the brush head sooner if the bristles of the head are clearly worn, frayed or damaged in any way.
Many dental professionals recommend changing your toothbrush about every three months, and the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that you replace your toothbrush approximately every three to four months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed.