Philips Sonicare Flexcare Platinum Sonic Electric Toothbrush Review – Philips is undoubtedly the dental brand loved and used by the people throughout the world. It is also one of the very few brands that have successfully delivered quality products in the market from time to time. The Philips Sonicare Flexcare Platinum HX9112/13 is another marvel, whose sole purpose is to clean the teeth and provide ahealthier smile. With its wide array of features, it is only natural to assume that Philips has employed the best of the technology to this innovative product. From its superior performance to excellent service quality, we take a look at the detailed review of the flexcare platinum electric toothbrush from Philips.
Design, Build and Accessories
To begin with, the brush comes with two different selections. The basic package includes Sonicare Handle, Standard Brush Head, Mini Brush Head, Travel case, and a charger. The only difference in the two variant lies in the UV sanitizer, wherethe standard one comes in a White color, whereas the Sanitizer version comes with a Grey color.
The main body of the Sonicare Flexcare Platinum toothbrush is made of white plastic with a metallic panel at the front. The controls are imbued in the metallic panel. It has three distinct buttons for power, intensity and mode, making it easier for your brushing needs. There are LED displays in the panel which indicates the operational modes and intensity level. The back end of the handle is a textured plastic, giving it a good grip for superior handling. The slimmer look of the handle gives an elegant and classy finish to the brush. Cleaning the brush between the buttons can be a bit of a work but nothing too cumbersome.
The travel case is a hard case, which facilitates the handle and two brush heads. The charging base has a unique feature that allows to remove the charging unit into a compact charger. The compact charger can be easily carried out during traveling. The standard charger has a room for placing two brush head, when not in use.
The UV sanitizer available in the Grey Edition serves the purpose of cleaning the brush heads. Much like the same way as seen in hospitals, the UV sanitizer cleans the brush heads thoroughly by killing any bacteria or germs residing in the heads. It only take around 10 minutes to clean the heads and kills around 99% of bacteria.
What standard toothbrush lacks is the inability of the users to apply the required amount of pressure on the gums and teeth. Excess pressure can severely affect the gums, especially if suffering from problems like gum recession. With pressure sensor installed in the Sonicare electric toothbrush, there is no need to worry as excess pressure applied on the gums will immediately slow down and alert you to perform gentle brushing.
The brush has a 2 minute timer with a 30 seconds interval between the sessions so that you can easily switch between the four quadrants of the mouth without keeping check on the time. The standard brush head has long bristles, ideal for cleaning the deeper areas of the teeth, whereas the mini brush head is meant for the people who have some dental work done on their teeth like braces and veneers. A full charge from the device can give about three weeks of battery life, which is pretty good on a single charge.
You have the option of choosing from the three operational modes, Clean- the standard mode, White- for whiter teeth and Gum Care- for gentle massage over the teeth. The brushing options allow you to maintain the oral health without damaging the mouth. Since it works with a sonic technology, it rotates at a speed of 31,000 strokes per minute to provide whiter teeth using dynamic action.
Yet another toothbrush from Philips is a proof of excellence in the field of dental care. Philips Sonicare Flexcare Platinum Sonic Toothbrush is certainly a product that deserves a place in your bathroom. The brush holds no weaknesses in most departments, with the price being only the issue. It is slightly an overpriced product that may not fall within the budget of many people. However, a 2-year warranty and 30-day money back guarantee along with a premium quality service makes up for any shortfalls in its pricing.