My first reaction was that the toothbrush tickled. Once I got accustomed to the sonic feature I liked the brush. It has a variety of features and it is hard to tell how effective they are but the charging station part is very nice. Keeps the toothbrush ready to go. The timer part is a bit hard to determine, you don't know if it is a stutter or the timer. Overall I like the toothbrush and I guess only my dentist will be able to tell if it is more effective than my old brush.
From the vendor:
Featuring nine customizable brushing options, an intuitive pressure sensor, and our most advanced brush head technology, the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum is your total solution for an invigorating, deep clean and exceptional plaque removal.
What's in the box:1 Philips Sonicare toothbrush handle , 1 AdaptiveClean brush head, 1 travel charger, 1 hygienic travel cap and 1 deluxe travel case.
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