The Philips Sonicare Essence is as its name implies: a no-frills, rechargeable toothbrush, similar to the Sonicare 2 Series. For those weaning themselves off manual brushes, the Essence gently increases power over the first 12 uses and possesses the standard 2-minute Smartimer. This Sonicare is white with a blue rubber grip for better control, and the screw-on brush head is angled in order to reach the back teeth. There is only a single cleaning mode, and 2 brush heads -- both are e-Series standards. The charger is included, and the NiMH battery should operate for up to two weeks. A simple toothbrush for basic oral care.
The 21st century electric toothbrush has entered the realm of high tech gadgetry with features such as Bluetooth connectivity and Smartphone apps. While fine for many, some need to ease into electric toothbrush usage gradually, which means less features and expense -- exactly what you'll get with the Sonicare Essence.
Absolutely my first and only choice for dental hygiene. With sensitive gums and compromised enamel, this is the only way my teeth end up feeling clean.
Great battery powered toothbrush. The only thing I didn't like was the regular bristles are very stiff. But I really like the clean results and the 2 minute timer.
I have had this for less than 6 months and it now all of a sudden stops shortly after I begin using it. After I restart it stops shortly after again. Unreliable.
Works great to keep my teeth and gums healthy. Have not had any cavities or issues at the dentist in the 2 years I've been using this.