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Great at cleaning teeth, but difficult to keep clean.
August 26, 2014
So I love brushing my teeth with the sonicare. It cleans my teeth so much better than manual brushing that I will never go back and I doubt that any other electric toothbrush cleans as well, but I have not tried them all. I have run into a few problems, however.
Despite the replacement heads being super expensive, and presumably of high quality, I have gotten more than one to begin to buzz very loudly while using it for only a week or so, and continue to do that for the remainder of their life. This would indicate something loose inside the head. It does not happen to all of them, hence, the heads are of lower quality than they should be.
Problems: This design of the toothbrush (compared to e series) makes it nearly impossible to keep clean at the junction between the brush head and the handle at all times. When using the brush in the morning, sometimes, it sprays and aerosolizes this downright nauseatingly foul gunk all over my face, nose, and shirt. It happens in a split second and it is so gross it makes me gag. The solution is to try to be vigilant in keeping it clean, which I do. Alas, this still happens more regularly than it should. It's enough to make me stop using the toothbrush and switch back to manual for the day, or longer while I curse about how gross it smells, then clean it thoroughly and forgive it. You've been warned.