FlexCare -- Smaller and lighter, the Sonicare FlexCare has a new brush head designed to remove more plaque and better clean hard-to-reach teeth. Not only does the FlexCare offer three different modes of brushing -- clean, sensitive and massage -- but it uses 80 percent less vibration than other Sonicare products to make brushing more comfortable. The Flexcare RS930 is the only Sonicare toothbrush that comes with its own sanitizer.
HealthyWhite -- If you're considering teeth whitening, you may be interested in the Sonicare HealthyWhite. After two minutes of brushing, the Clean & White mode adds an additional 30 seconds of "whitening power" to remove stains.
UV Sanitizer -- The Sonicare UV Sanitizer uses an ultraviolet lamp to kill up to 99 percent of germs and viruses that may live on your toothbrush. Sold separately, the Sonicare Sanitizer is compatible with several Sonicare and Oral-B® brush heads.
Timeliness is Cleanliness
Many dental experts will tell you that when it comes to removing plaque, it's not how hard you brush but how long you brush. The following features may help improve your brushing habits:
SmartimerTM -- All of Sonicare's brushes have the Smartimer feature, which turns the toothbrush off after the recommended two minutes of brushing.
Quadpacer® -- The Quadpacer beeps every 30 seconds to alert you when it's time to move to the next quadrant. Quadpacer is only available on the Flexcare, HealthyWhite, Elite and Essence 5500 models.
Easy-start® -- Power is gradually increased over the first few days to get you used to your Sonicare product. You'll find the Easy-start feature on all of Sonicare's toothbrushes except for the Xtreme.
For Complete Coverage
While using a Sonicare toothbrush may improve your oral hygiene routine, it is not a substitute for professional dental care. Regular dental visits are still necessary to remove dental tartar and check for dental problems. If you're interested in purchasing an electric toothbrush, you may want to check with a dentist first. After evaluating your dental health, your dentist can help you decide which type of toothbrush is right for you.