Once you’ve gotten used to an electric toothbrush there’s no going back. No matter how much elbow grease you apply when using an old fashioned manual brush, your teeth never seem to feel as clean and polished.
But you know it is. We’re always looking for the next best thing. Our Braun Oral-B Professional 7000 has done sterling work for a while, but at £40-45 it’s a low-to-mid range product. What would it be like to use a high end toothbrush costing at least three times more?
So I was delighted when Amazon asked me to try out and review the Philips Sonicare HX6932/10 Flexcare Sonic Toothbrush with UV Sanitizing Station by Philips Sonicare.
The first thing we noticed was that the brush heads are of a far simpler design than the Braun Oral-B which seem to have become ever more elaborate over time. The next thing was just how much the Phillips Sonicare Flexcare Sonic Toothbrush tickles, but that sensation soon passes with regular use. The third thing was just how much cleaner – and I go as far as to say dentist polished – your teeth feel.
There’s also a gum massaging mode that actually feels quite nice. It leaves your gums with a gentle ache, like they’ve just had a workout. Gum massage is supposed to increase blood flow, firm up gum tissue and help prevent gum disease. It’s something to do once in a while and there are sensitive and quick modes as well.
This Sonicare toothbrush comes with a UV Sanitizing Station that zaps bacteria with ultraviolet light for ten minutes, giving the nasties rather more than a suntan. I can’t really tell if that works, and I’ve been content to rinse my toothbrushes (manual or electric) under water for what’s approaching four decades, but now the idea’s in my head I’m zapping my toothbrush head on a regular basis.
Perhaps more useful is the travel bag and travel recharger. It would be even more useful if there was room in the travel bag for the toothbrush and the travel recharger, but this is the only flaw in the package.
In conclusion, had I been persuaded to buy a Philips Sonicare HX6932/10 Flexcare Sonic Toothbrush with UV Sanitizing Station by Philips Sonicare, I reckon I’d be feeling pretty delighted. It’s certainly vastly superior to its lower cost rivals.