Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush Heads Review

The Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush comes in many guises and each one is a bit of a quick-change artist, with lots of different heads to choose from and a variety of features and specialisms.

Before we look into the brush heads, there are 4 general questions you need to answer and help you to choose the right Philips brush heads.

What type of brush handle do you have?

type of sonicare brush handle

Which benefit do you need most?

sonicare brushhead functions

Which size are you looking for?

sonicare brushhead size

Which color do you like?

sonicare brushhead color

It pays to know what they all do so, without further ado let’s look at what’s on offer:

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Sonic Toothbrush Heads
Sonic Toothbrush Heads
Color optionsWhite, Black
Sizes offerStandard, Compact
InstallationClick-on
Key features✓ Maximize sonic motion - 31,000 brush strokes per minute
✓ Diamond-shaped bristles for superior clean and whiter teeth
✓ Removes up to 7x more plaque
✓ Blue reminder bristles (fade to white to help you recognize when it's time for a replacement)
Sales packs•  HX6062/64 – 2 pack, standard size, white
•  HX6062/94 – 2 pack, standard size, black
•  HX6063/64 – 3 pack, standard size, white
•  HX6064/64 – 4 pack, standard size, white
•  HX6072/66 – 2 pack, compact size, white
Compatible brush handles(best match)•  Sonicare DiamondClean Smart (9700, 9500 and 9300)
•  Sonicare DiamondClean
    This brush head promises whiter teeth in only one week. It’s a claim that the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean toothbrush head lives up to. It’s hard to say whether the claim of removing up to 100% more stains than a manual toothbrush is totally accurate (it could be 105% or 95%, how on earth do they measure these things anyway?) but after 7 days I can say that my teeth did look whiter to my admittedly unscientific eye.
    Also featured is a stain-removal pad that is formed from tightly-packed diamond-shaped bristles, so it’s better at removing the surface stains that food and drinks leave behind. They also say that it cleans away up to 7 times more plaque than a manual brush after only 4 weeks of use.

Philips Sonicare ProResults Gum Health Sonic Toothbrush Heads
Color optionsWhite
Sizes offerStandard
InstallationClick-on
Key features✓ Maximize sonic motion - 31,000 brush strokes per minute
✓ Advanced gum health and whiter teeth
✓ Removes up to 6x more plaque
✓ Blue reminder bristles (fade to white and help you recognize when it's time for a replacement)
Sales packsHX9033/64 – 3 pack, standard size, white
   As the name would suggest, this brush head is made to be extra gentle on sensitive gums while still promising great plaque removal. It has tightly packed tufts that feel as if they remove just as much plaque, because your teeth feel smooth, but if you have tender gums they don’t feel bothered. These tufts are curved so that they can reach your back teeth easily, and they have been profiled to cushion teeth. Despite the softness they still get rid of 6 times as much plaque as a manual toothbrush.
   I found these to be effective and pleasant to use at times when my gums had taken a beating from stiffer brushes and were feeling sensitive.

Philips Sonicare ProResults Plaque Control Sonic Toothbrush Heads
Color optionWhite
Sizes offerStandard
InstallationClick-on
Key features✓ Maximize sonic motion - 31,000 brush strokes per minute
✓ Advanced plaque removal
✓ Removes up to 6X more plaque
✓ Blue reminder bristles (fade to white and help you recognize when it's time for a replacement)
Sales packsHX9023/64 – 3 pack, standard size, white
   This one has a similar feel to the Gum Health brush as it’s been designed to remove plaque while being kind to your gums. It has those tightly packed tufts that are shaped for easily reaching the back of your mouth, and it is equally good at removing plaque, clearing away 6 times more than a manual toothbrush.
   It engineered to make the most of the sonic motion, so that the ridiculously fast 31,000 brush strokes per minute are used to their full advantage, driving fluid between the teeth and along the gum line in a flushing action so that plaque has nowhere to hide.
   Again, this one felt gentle and effective.

C3 Premium Plaque Control Sonic Toothbrush Heads
Color optionWhite, Black
Sizes offerStandard
InstallationClick-on
Key features✓ Maximize sonic motion - 31,000 brush strokes per minute
✓ Up to 10x more plaque removal
✓ Up to 7x healthier gums
✓ Up to 4x more surface contact for an effortless deep clean
✓ BrushSync mode pairing (automatically selects optimal mode for ultimate results, also will remind you to replace the brush heads in every 3 months)
Sales packsHX9073/65 – 3 pack, standard size, white
HX9044/65 – 4 pack, standard size, white
HX9044/95 – 4 pack, standard size, black
HX9042/65 – 2 pack, standard size, white
HX9042/95 – 2 pack, standard size, black
   "Premium" should tell you all you need to know. It offers up to 10 times the plaque removing effectiveness of a manual toothbrush. The C3 version has the an impressive function - BrushSync mode pairing, which is a fancy way of saying that smart-enabled handles will recognize this head and then automatically adopt the speed and movement that suits it best, so no having to think about settings when you’re blearily staring in the mirror first thing in the morning.
   Bristles adjust to the shape of each tooth and the gums to deliver 4x the surface contact of a normal brush head. This means that hard to reach areas get a deeper clean than usual.

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G3 Premium Gum Care Sonic Toothbrush Heads
Color optionWhite, Black
Sizes offerStandard
InstallationClick-on
Key features✓ Maximize sonic motion - 31,000 brush strokes per minute
✓ Up to 10x more plaque removal
✓ Up to 7x healthier gums
✓ Up to 2x more surface contact for an effortless deep clean
✓ BrushSync mode pairing (automatically selects optimal mode for ultimate results, also will remind you to replace the brush heads in every 3 months)
Sales packsHX9054/65 – 4 pack, standard size, white
HX9052/95 – 2 pack, standard size, black
HX9052/65 – 2 pack, standard size, white
   A healthier gum for a healthier smile is how they bill this one. They claim your gums will be 7 times healthier than using a manual brush in just 2 weeks. Again, the cleaning action felt gentle and my gums never irritated. Flexible sides and bristles absorbed extra pressure when I was pressing too hard, and you can feel how the curved design maximizes contact with the surface of each tooth.
   I can believe them when they say that the Premium Gum Care head removes up to 10 times more plaque than a manual toothbrush. The speed of the action makes up for less pressure and whizzes away any bacteria and plaque from your gums, leaving them feeling well rinsed.

W3 Premium White Sonic Toothbrush Heads
Color optionWhite, Black
Sizes offerStandard
InstallationClick-on
Key features✓ Maximize sonic motion - 31,000 brush strokes per minute
✓ Removes up to 100% more surface stains
✓ Up to 10x more plaque removal
✓ Up to 4x more surface contact for an effortless deep clean
✓ BrushSync mode pairing (automatically selects optimal mode for ultimate results, also will remind you to replace the brush heads in every 3 months)
Sales packsHX9064/65 – 4 pack, standard size, white
HX9062/95 – 2 pack, standard size, black
HX9062/65 – 2 pack, standard size, white
   The Premium White removes twice the stains of a manual brush in 3 days for a brighter smile, they tell us. As a hard-core coffee drinker, I can believe them. The dense bristles cut through the usual brown build up that I get after hitting the java, and the contoured sides definitely lived up to the promise of 4 times more surface contact.
   The enhanced sweeping motion gives a pleasant sensation and the promise of 10 times more plaque removal is very reassuring. The BrushSync gives it’s another smart head so it syncs automatically to smart handles.

InterCare Sonic Toothbrush Heads
Color optionWhite
Sizes offerStandard
InstallationClick-on
Key features✓ Maximize sonic motion - 31,000 brush strokes per minute
✓ Improves gum health
✓ Up to 7x more plaque removal
✓ Blue reminder bristles (fade to white and help you recognize when it's time for a replacement)
Sales packsHX9003/64 – 3 pack, standard size, white
HX9002/64 – 2 pack, standard size, white
   The InterCare brush head features extra-long and high-density bristles to helps gum health improve in just 2 weeks. It has longer, tightly-packed bristles designed to attack the hidden plaque that can hide deeply between teeth.
   So, it’s kind of like a brush head that flosses for you, and along with its ability to remove 7 times the amount of plaque as a manual toothbrush, that probably explains why it has been clinically proven to lessen bleeding and irritation within 2 weeks.

SimplyClean Sonic Toothbrush Heads
Color optionWhite
Sizes offerStandard
InstallationClick-on
Key features✓ Maximize sonic motion - 31,000 brush strokes per minute
✓ All-around cleaning
✓ Up to 2x more plaque removal
✓ Blue reminder bristles (fade to white and help you recognize when it's time for a replacement)
Sales packsHX6015/03 – 3 pack, standard size, white
HX6012/04 – 2 pack, standard size, white
   This is one of the basic level tooth brush head, it is a no-nonsense all-rounder. It has a contoured profile to follow the shape of your teeth and get into hard-to-reach areas. It’s a no-nonsense sort of a brush head that doesn’t claim any kind of specialism. It’s just good at getting your teeth clean!

e-Series Sonic Toothbrush Heads
Color optionWhite
Sizes offerStandard, Compact
InstallationScrew-on
Key features✓ Maximize sonic motion - 31,000 brush strokes per minute
✓ Classic power. Classic clean.
✓ Blue reminder bristles (fade to white and help you recognize when it's time for a replacement)
Sales packsHX7023/64 – 3 pack, standard, standard size, white
HX7022/64 – 2 pack, standard, standard size, white
HX7012/64 – 2 pack, standard, compact size, white
HX7052/64 – 2 pack, sensitive, standard size, white
   The e-Series brush heads are the most classic series of Philips; this series have 2 models – Standard and Sensitive. The standard version is simple soft and comfortable while the sensitive version has softer bristles which are gentler and kinder to gums.
   It’s easy to tell them apart as the e-Series screws on, rather than clicking on the handle like the other brush heads. So they are only fit to the Sonicare Essence electric brush handles
   Considering their affordable price, highly recommended if you just want simple and effective brushes.

Adaptive Clean Sonic Toothbrush Heads
Color optionWhite,Black
Sizes offerStandard
InstallationClick-on
Key features✓ Maximize sonic motion - 31,000 brush strokes per minute
✓ Up to 10x more plaque removal
✓ 4x more surface contact
✓ Flexing sides contour to teeth and gums
✓ Blue reminder bristles (fade to white and help you recognize when it's time for a replacement)
Sales packsHX9042/64 – 2 pack, standard size, white
Hx9042/94 – 2 pack, standard size, black
HX9043/64 – 3 pack, standard size, white
   This easy click-on brush head offers 4 times more contact area than a manual toothbrush. Philips claims that it follows the unique shape of a person’s teeth and gums and I think they are right. It’s got flexible sides made of soft rubber so the bristles do feel like they adjust to the shape of each tooth, which has to be better for getting into all the nooks and crannies where bits of food and plaque often hide.
   Phillips also say that you get up to 10 times more plaque removal between the teeth and along your gum line, which is hard to gauge but my teeth certainly felt a lot cleaner. With this head, they have made it hard to over-brush, because that soft rubber absorbs a lot of the pressure if you press on it a bit too much. It will wear out eventually though, so keep your eye on the blue bristles. These will turn white to let you know that your three-monthly change is due. All in all, it’s a versatile brush head for every occasion.

Sonicare for Kids Sonic Toothbrush Heads
Color optionWhite
Sizes offerStandard
InstallationClick-on
Key features✓ Maximize sonic motion - 31,000 brush strokes per minute
✓ For age 7+ (Standard) and age 3+ (Compact)
✓ Kid-friendly and up to 75% more effective cleaning
Sales packsHX6042/94 –2 pack, standard size, white
HX6032/94 –2 pack, compact size, white
   Sonicare for kids brush heads are designed for smaller mouths, and come in 2 types, for 3+ year olds and 7+ year olds. They are both 75% more effective than the kid manual toothbrush (the one that they’ve chewed so that the bristles look like a scarecrow.)
   For children it’s really important to instill good brushing habits, and these brush heads are pleasant enough to do just that. They give a gentle but effective clean, so there shouldn’t be any tears or protests any time soon. The price is unlikely to cause tears either.
   Please note that although Sonicare for Kids are “Click-on” brush head system, which means it can fit to most the Sonicare electric brush handles (expect for the Essence series), I still suggest you purchase this brush head together with the sonicare kid electric toothbrush since there are several child customization functions on that brush handle make them the best match effect

Sonicare PowerUp replacement toothbrush heads
Color optionWhite
Sizes offerStandard
InstallationClick-on
Key features✓ 31,000 brush strokes per minute (HX3023/64)
✓ 15,000 brush strokes per minute (HX3013/96)
✓ Criss-Cross bristles and soft bristles
✓ Blue reminder bristles (fade to white when it's time for a replacement)
Sales packsHX3023/64 –3 pack, standard size, white
HX3013/64 –3 pack, standard size, white
   The Philips sonic PowerUp toothbrush head only works with the PowerUp battery toothbrush. It looks like a manual toothbrush head, so will appeal to people accustomed to manual toothbrushes who are just looking for better performance. It has Criss-Cross bristles on the side that clean along the gum line gently and effectively. As you’d expect, results are good. These heads have very reasonable price.

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