Dental care has come a long way since the the Middle Ages when any self-styled dentist of repute possessed a dazzling array of torture implements and accreditation from the finest dental colleges, of which none existed. Lack of sterilization or even sanitation, less than rudimentary knowledge of anatomy and a crude bedside manner often meant infection or worse for the patient. These days, technological advancements and hygienic practices, along with the Internet, allow dental patients the ability to perform the role of the dentist from the comfort of their own bathrooms. With so many home dental hygiene options available, it is up to the consumer to choose according to his or her own aesthetic and financial preferences. With the market such as it is, this gives the consumer much to chew on.
Sometimes, the simpler model is the more appreciated. The Philips Sonicare 2 Series Plaque Control Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush is a good example. Unlike those of the later Philips Sonicare Flexcare series, this Philips toothbrush has one cleaning mode, one ProResults plaque control brush head, and one color -- Ultra Coral . The lack of bells and whistles makes it a more affordable electric toothbrush. It boasts the plaque removing power of up to six times that of a manual brush, no doubt due to its 31,000 strokes-per-minute speed. Its rechargeable battery is a NiMH -- reportedly less memory problems than a NiCad but less expensive than a lithium ion -- that operates up to two weeks.
Like other Sonicare electric brushes, the 2 Series brush head and neck are slightly angled for easier access to difficult areas. It has a Smartimer that lets the user know when the dentist-recommended two minutes are up. Lastly, there is an EasyStart feature which adjusts the power level of the toothbrush over the first 14 uses to help the user -- presumably one who was a manual brusher -- get used to the complexity of an electric brush. While receiving no diploma, one may still get a little plaque.
The motor on this squeals so loud it wakes up everyone in my house. I thought it was broken but discovered others have the same complaint.
Good design, takes a little getting use to, but worth the effort. Teeth are cleaner and brighter than ever before.
These brushes have made a big difference when going to the dentist for check-ups.
The brush head is nimble, and it has a 2 minute timer that divides each section on your mouth into 30 seconds. Great toothbrush.
The head last for a long time and the two minute timer makes you feel kind of bad when you click the power button off even though you know it hasn't been two minutes yet.