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Philips Sonicare Essence Review

The HX5610/03 & HX5611/01 brings special care to your oral health. I have to say the Sonicare Essence is relatively affordable compared to Sonicare Healthywhite and DiamondClean series which we have reviewed weeks ago. If you are an entry-level user of the electric toothbrush and won’t care about those complicated functions, the effectiveness and style that this amazing toothbrush comes with are second to none.

The design and the cutting edge technology applied to this product will help you remove up to 2 times more plaque than an ordinary manual brush. If you have been having trouble brushing between your teeth, then this is your ultimate product. This toothbrush has been made using the sonic technology; the dynamic fluid action will allow you clean between the teeth and along your gums with no injuries.

This rechargeable and a clinically proven toothbrush can keep a charge for up to 2 weeks. This makes it ideal when traveling or even regular home-based cleaning. To add to your convenience and ensure that the full control is in your hands, this toothbrush comes with a timer that helps you time your brushing for optimum results. For better oral health, the dentists recommend the replacement of the head whenever you note the bristles are fading. Remember when you purchase the Philips Sonicare Essence Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush it will come with 2 heads for longer use.

Key Features & Technologies

  • This toothbrush comes with what is referred to as dynamic action fluid. Basically, this is a technology that is patented and ensures your brushing between the teeth is as smooth as it can be. Cleaning along your gums and between your teeth will be done with ease and with minimal chances of injury to your gum.Dynamic action fluid
  • For easy cleaning and to make it easier to reach the back teeth, this toothbrush has an angled head neck. If you are worried about plaque building up on your molars, then this is the right tool for your job. This angle will help it remove any plaque or tartar building up back there.
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  • This toothbrush is clinically proven to be safe, you can comfortably use it on braces, dental restorations or even periodontal pockets. It is a product that best combines aesthetics and effectiveness to give you a toothbrush that is unparalleled in the industry.Philips clinically proven safe and gentle
  • For better results and optimum cleaning, the Philips Sonicare Essence Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush comes with a timer. A two-minute timer ensures that you brush within the recommended brushing time of two minutes.
  • This toothbrush features a soft handle that gives you better style, comfort and a stronger grip for better results. With a stronger grip, you have better control giving you nothing short of a sparkling clean mouth.Soft grip
  • For a better smile, this toothbrush gives your teeth that desired white healthy look. The special bristles and the design of its head ensure that every stain is completely removed.
  • When it comes to whitening your teeth Philips Sonicare Essence Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush will give you results that are second to none.
  • For the first time users of this product, you can gently increase power on your toothbrush as you learn how to use it. Begin with lowest power option and over the next ten uses gently increase power until you are comfortable using it.

How It Works

The toothbrush has 4 main cleaning modes that you could use based on your preference.

  • Clean: This mode will be fit for normal whole mouthwash for any user.
  • Clean and white: with clean and white you will not only do the normal routine cleaning
  • but you will get to whiten your teeth for that desired smile.
  • Clean white, deep white: this setting will give you a deeper white look to your teeth
  • and which is ideal for non-sensitive teeth.
  • Clean white with sensitive gums: this mode is ideal for those with sensitive gums but wants to whiten their teeth.

Ease of use

This toothbrush is specifically designed to simplify your brushing. Coming in blue and white color, the toothbrush features an easy screw-on head. This makes sure that any user can fix it with ease. A light has been conveniently placed to monitor the status of your battery enabling you to know when the battery is due for charging. Once fully charged, you will get up to 2 weeks period of using without recharging. The rubber handle not only gives you a tighter grip but also makes its handling hassle free.

Battery light

Cleaning and its performance

With up to 31000 strokes/minute, the Philips Sonicare Essence Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush has a special ability to remove stubborn stains from your teeth. It will give you results that are 2 times better than what you get with your ordinary manual toothbrush. This is your ultimate choice in case you need naturally whitened teeth.


This toothbrush comes with 2 years warranty and has a voltage of between 110 to 220v. This proves that when you buy your brush, you have a long-lasting solution to your oral health.

Accessories & Packages

Each basic Sonicare Essence package contains one toothbrush with 4 modes, one removable brush head, one carrying case, and one compact charging unit.

Accessories & Packages

Here is an important notice that only the E series brush head can fit this Sonicare Essence toothbrush body, you can easily find it on Philips the online store or Amazon, the good news is that E series standard replacement brush heads are not expensive as well.

Pros & Cons


  • It is relatively affordable compared to other products of its class
  • The different brushing modes makes it tailor made to individual needs and preferences.
  • A long battery life of 2 weeks makes it ideal for even travelers
  • A screw on head is easy to fix to make it ideal for any user


  • Sometimes mildew percolates in the opening of between the brush head and its body.
  • The vibrations are strong, it not a pleasure using experience since the toothbrush body is a little bit clunky and noisy when it works.


Choosing a good brush is the first step to attaining a healthy oral lifestyle. An ideal toothbrush should be easy to handle, flexible in its use and have bristles that are soft not to harm your gum but again gentle enough to scrub stains accumulating. With Philips Sonicare Essence Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush you get more than just the three. This toothbrush gives you convenience, stylish and elegance that is unmatched making it an ideal part of your bathroom. A warranty of two years guarantees you that the product you are about to purchase will serve you for long. If you are looking for a toothbrush that saves your time while giving better results than before, look no further, buy the Philips Sonicare Essence Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush.