If you haven't been taking good care of your gums, you're going to get a shock the first time you stick an electric toothbrush in your mouth. It'll feel like you've plugged your teeth into a wall socket and you'll want to pull the brush back out. Resist the urge. The feeling has nothing to do with the electricity running through the toothbrush and everything to do with the way you've been treating your gums.
The second time you use one it will feel that way too, but a little less so. And by the time you've used an electric toothbrush for a week, it will simply feel as though your teeth are getting a vigorous brushing, which they are. This means that your gums have healed and your teeth are a lot less likely to fall out from lack of support. This has been a public service announcement. You're welcome.
Sonicare is one of the biggest names in electric toothbrushes, if not the biggest. (The Oral B people might disagree with that last part.) The 2 Series Plaque Control HX6211/04 supposedly delivers 31,000 brush strokes to your mouth per minute, so when the brush's 2-minute timer goes off, you'll know that your teeth have been brushed 62,000 times. That's probably why your gums will tingle so much at first. The brush will last for two weeks without being recharged, but if you distrust that estimate there's a charge indicator that changes color to tell you when the battery's going dead.
Some users claim that the brush is noisy, which might be a problem if you're brushing your teeth while your roommate is sleeping. Other than that, though, the brush seems to work as advertised, though nobody's actually counted to make sure that it produces the full 31,000 strokes per minute. You'll just have to trust Sonicare on that one.
I didn't think there would be a huge difference bet. a manual and an electric one, but this one made a world of difference. It gave me the same feel as a dentist cleaning.
Very cost effective for the performance. Highly recommended. Great battery life, went camping for three days with it. It has never died in my possession.
Feels great on my teeth and battler last a long time. The brush heads are expensive but so is every other brand. The charger is convenient.
My teeth feels incredible every time I brush. Better than when I used a manual toothbrush.
I did not realize when I ordered the brush is nice and small. I have a problem with gagging and with this brush I can get the back teeth with no problem, love it!
I always used a regular one. At first it felt different to do the brushing for me. I got use to it & works great. So far so good with the charging of the toothbrush. 5 stars!
It does a wonderful job at cleaning your teeth! You just can't get that clean feel from a regular tooth brush.
This one don't trap water. It has 30 seconds Quad timer so you know how long to brush each section. My dentist says if everyone used one of these, he'd be out of business.
I am so impressed with this toothbrush. Feels like I have just left the dentist after a cleaning. I really love that it has a timer.
This is my first electric toothbrush, and I have been very pleased with it. I like the feature of it shutting off after two minutes. Stays charged for a long time.
It's fairly noisy, and you have to learn how to adjust your hand to maximize its cleaning/brushing effectiveness. Still getting used to it, but would buy it again.
Have cancer and good mouth care is important. It is by far the best way to clean your teeth and keep healthy gums. It helps clean between the teeth and break up the plaque.