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FC-P42 Specifications

0.7" x 0.7" x 7.2"
released date


the fc-p42 weighs 1 pounds


Upc n
814578  020779

Editorial Review

Giving the name Wellness FC-P42 to an electric toothbrush inspires confidence that you won't die of terminal gingivitis, at least not while you're still young enough to care. Insert it in your mouth and it will massage your gums until they no longer bleed at the sight of dental floss. Work long enough (30 seconds in each of the four major regions of your mouth) and you may even remove the plaque that made your gums that way in the first place. That's Wellness, with a capital "W." It's a sonic toothbrush, which means it moves at speeds between 24,000 and 48,000 strokes per minute. (The Wellness will do 42,000 strokes and it will do them three-dimensionally, whatever that means.) That doesn't quite make it state of the art. The newer ultrasonic toothbrushes move at speeds closer to 2,400,000 strokes per minute and probably produce noises that will annoy your dog more than they'll annoy you. Sonic toothbrushes generally have a lower price, though, and if you can even find a Wellness FC-P42 (it's no longer available on Amazon) it will probably be a bargain.

It's said that dentistry is the only medical profession that actually makes patients too healthy to guarantee repeat business -- or the need for dentists. You might want to go into ophthalmology instead, because there will always be patients who are afraid of laser eye surgery. But dentists have taught us to floss, to use electric toothbrushes and oral irrigators, and have recommended flouride toothpaste to the point where, with an assist from flouridated water, most of us will probably have our original teeth still with us in our coffins. Great grandpa, with his dentures on the bedside table, should have been so lucky.

Like any decent electric toothbrush, the Wellness comes with a recharging stand for its internal batteries and two brush heads -- which is a good thing, given that at least one online customer complains that they can't even get replacement heads from the manufacturer (which is odd, because they still advertise them on their website). If you want a brush that's still available on Amazon, you might go with the Philips Sonicare Flexcare+ or the superspeed Pro-Medic Ultrasonic.

Wellness FC-P42 | Reviewed by Botdb | Rating: 5

FC-P42 Reviews From Around The Web


I have been using it now for like 3 months, and so far I have no issues, no damaged gums or whatever, it recharges really fast, and the charge last a lot.

Tom's Guide

My son loves it, you can regulate the mode to soft and does not make his gums bleed like other electric toothbrushes. Now he doesn’t need my help anymore.

Tom's Guide

It work great but could find replacement toothbrush.

Tom's Guide

It improved my oral health condition. The brush head has a lot of space to be improved. It is worth of that money.

Tom's Guide

Great toothbrush but replacement brush heads are not available anywhere. Since the unit only comes with two brush heads after 3-6 months you are out of luck.

Tom's Guide