|Waterpik Sensonic Professional Toothbrush
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The Waterpik? Sensonic? Professional Toothbrush is an advanced, high-speed toothbrush designed for powerful, yet gentle, plaque removal. The Sensonic? Professional Toothbrush features a new ergonomic design and a bristle speed that is 25% faster than other leading brands. It is clinically proven to remove significantly more plaque than other sonic toothbrushes 2 speeds: high for superior plaque removal and low for gentle cleaning and gum massage 2 minute timer 30 second quad timer for thorough brushing of the four quadrants of your mouth Charger base with recharge indicator light Ergonomic handle design with no-slip grip Advanced brush head design Two-year warranty
If you are looking to keep your teeth in tip-top shape, then the Waterpik SR-1000W Sensonic Professional is what you're looking for. With outstanding features and technology that make effective brushing simple, your dentist will applaud your great oral hygiene at your next visit, something we can all smile about.
|The Waterpik SR-1000W Sensonic Professional Toothbrush offers: |
- Fast bristle speed for superior plaque removal.
- Two brush speeds: "High" for extra plaque removal on teeth, and "Low" for sensitive gum areas.
- Two uniquely shaped brushes for extra control and versatility.
The WaterPik Sensonic Professional Toothbrush--Faster and More Effective Than Other Sonic Toothbrushes
The base keeps the Sensonic Toothbrush charged and ready-to-go all the time. View larger.
The Waterpik Sensonic Professional is an advanced, high-speed sonic toothbrush designed for powerful, yet gentle, plaque removal. The Sensonic Professional features an advanced design, a bristle speed that is 25-percent faster, and, according to the Journal of the International Academy of Periodontology, is clinically proven to remove significantly more plaque than the Sonicare Elite and Oral-B Sonic Complete toothbrushes. You get superior stain removal for healthier gums, whiter teeth, and a brighter smile.
The Waterpik Sensonic Professional features a new ergonomic handle design with a non-slip grip, recharge indicator light, 2-minute brushing timer, 30-second quadrant pacer, and dual speed control--"low" for sensitive areas, and "high" for optimal plaque removal. It comes with two standard brush heads, one interdental brush head, and a charger base.
The Standard Brush Head features extra-soft, end-rounded bristles that gently target hard-to-reach areas between teeth and below the gum line. The Interdental Brush Head is specially shaped to gently but effectively clean trouble spots between teeth.
Other Waterpik Sensonic Professional Features
What's in the Box
- Charger Base--Keeps the Sensonic Professional Toothbrush ready-to-use at all times.
- Recharge Indicator Light--Provides battery charge status.
- 2-Minute Brushing Timer--Indicates when two minutes of brushing time has been achieved.
- 30-Second Quadrant Timer--Signals 30-second intervals for thorough brushing of the four quadrants of the mouth.
- Rechargeable. No batteries needed.
- 2-Year Warranty
One Waterpik Sensonic Professional Toothbrush handle, one Charger Base with Recharge Indicator Light, two Advanced Brush Heads, one Interdental Brush Head.
- Ergonomic "no-slip" handle design
- Two speeds: High for plaque removal; Low for gentle cleaning
- Recharge indicator light in charger base with tip storage
- Two-minute timer with 30-second "quad" timer
- Reaches 90% of all tooth surfaces
- Better than you'd think!
We just started using a new dentist, and his cleaning method was wonderful - something akin to a sandblast with water and baking soda. But our toothbrushes couldn't keep up with it - now they can. This Waterpik with the timer is wonderful, letting you know when you've spent enough time on each area of your mouth and then having the dental head to get the spots between the teeth that are hard to clean and stain easily, especially with tea and soda drinkers.
Our teeth feel so much cleaner every day, and the brushes (it comes with two) are removable for cleaning and replaceable. There is a charger base so no batteries to replace, just put it back in when you're done! One thing, though - make sure you turn it off before you take it out of your mouth, or you may need to do another face cleaning!
- Professional Cleaning
When you first get the toothbrush, it will need to charge for 16 hours. There's an indicator light to let you know when it has fully charged. After that, it maintains its charge for a week. I charged mine off and on and never had a problem. It comes with two standard heads and an interdental brush head. Since the standard heads come with color bands at the bottom, this toothbrush could be shared by more than one person. The interdental head is pointy and looks like it would be painful but did not cause me any discomfort. The bristles are actually very soft. The toothbrush is wall mountable, but I chose not to do so since the heads don't come with a cover.
I found this toothbrush surprisingly easy to hold. I've had troubles in the past wielding electric toothbrushes with smaller awkward handles. The toothbrush has 2 speeds. It works for 30 seconds and then pauses so to signal that it's time to brush another zone of your mouth. After 2 minutes it shuts off. This probably helps me save time. At first use, I found the first speed to be too slow and the second speed to be too quick and messy. I dropped it in the sink once (totally my fault due to an injury). This caused the metal bar to which you attach the toothbrush head to bend. Since then, the toothbrush actually slowed down to a comfortable speed. This happened after about the third day of use and the toothbrush is still working well. I still feel like I've just had a professional cleaning after each use. My teeth are whiter.
I've tried several of the cheaper electric toothbrushes and while they are better than manual, this is still a step above that. My teeth have never felt cleaner.
The only improvements I could suggest for this product would be to create covers for the toothbrush heads. Of course, I could buy my own, but even the cheap electric toothbrushes come with a plastic cap which covers the bristles....more info
- A great sonic toothbrush
When my daughter got her braces, the dentist strongly recommended that we get her a sonic toothbrush. What is a sonic toothbrush? Well, the Waterpik Sensonic Professional Toothbrush works by vibrating the bristles of the toothbrush as ultra high-speed, giving the teeth a great scrubbing, and the gums a gentle massage. The gum massage is terribly important, as your gums can separate, slightly, from your teeth, allowing bacteria to gather out of reach of normal toothbrushes and cause tooth decay.
Overall, I found that the Sensonic gives a great cleaning to my teeth, and never caused me any pain, even on the higher speed, even when I first used it. As an added bonus, the three heads - two regular brushes, and an inter-tooth cleaner. My wife and I now use our Sensonic regularly, and think that it does a great job.
So, if you want to take proper care of your teeth, take your dentist's advice and get a sonic toothbrush. And if you want to get a great sonic toothbrush, then get the Waterpik Sensonic Professional Toothbrush. My wife and I give it two thumbs up!...more info
- Decent alternative to Sonicare & Oral-B
Having been a user of the Oral-B ProfessionalCare series for many years, I was eager to give Waterpik's product entry into the uber-competitive electric toothbrush market a try. For users accustomed to Oral-B's products the Sensonic Professional will surprise you with just how gentle it feels, making Oral-B's experience almost violent in comparison. While the Sensonic Pro does provide 2 brush-speeds (low and high) - the low is almost too gentle, ideally suited for young children or those with sensitive gums. The high-speed does provide a satisfactory cleanse while still maintaining that overall gentle sensation throughout.
As is standard with most powered toothbrushes these days, the Sensonic Pro will pulse every 30 seconds to remind you to switch to the next quadrant in your mouth. Interestingly though, the brush itself will turn off after two minutes which may or may not be an annoyance to some. Physically, the unit itself is quite handsome and in terms of design stands well on par with the high end Oral-B and Sonicare products.
At its current price, the Sensonic Pro provides great value and is a terrific budget alternative to Oral-B and Sonicare while providing (for the most part) almost equal results in terms of cleaning your teeth. This product also conveniently comes with 2 brush-heads, an inderdental cleaner as well as a wall mount insuring that you're good to go for a few months before having to dip into the accessories market....more info
- A really good brush
I've used a number of sonic brushes, and I like this one. IT leaves my teeth as clean as any of the others, and I like the small brush-head size. That makes it easier to reach the back teeth.
This brush comes with two regular head and one pointy head for between-teeth cleaning. I love this head because I hate to floss. IT seems to do a great job getting between the teeth.
This brush offers a 25% increase in bristle speed over other brushes. I assume that should help in cleaning your teeth. I do like the two power settings, which are missing from some high-end brushes. Most brushes come with a 2 minute timer and 30 second quadrant reminder, so nothing new here.
With a price point well below some other sonic brushes, this brush wins hands down for value....more info
- I love this waterpik
I have nothing but good things to say about this product. If you are tired of your old electric toothbrush and want something that'll get the job done fast and easy, then look no further. The Sensonic Waterpik is a remarkable product that'll leave you and your mouth happy. I have never felt my teeth and gums so clean (except after my twice a year cleaning and check-up from my dentist). The Waterpik comes with two brush head, a pick head (for the gums) and a convienient charger stand that fits nicely on the bathroom sink.
I do have one thing that bothers me about about the brush. It has a habit of stopping right in the middle of a teeth cleaning. Sometimes if you're not paying attention, you'll forget what spped you have it on when it shuts off and you'll accidentally turn it on fast. The fast mode is not recommended if you have sensitive teeth. But if you enjoy electric toothbrushes and you want your money's worth, I advise you to seriously think about picking up a Sensonic Waterpik.
Highly recommended....more info
- Clean teeth... if you can have patience
The Waterpik Sensonic Professional Toothbrush tickles at first, but has serious cleaning power, though it is supposed to take 2 minutes, with easily recognizable pauses every 30 seconds, reminding the user to switch to the next "zone" for brushing. It takes a while to get used to letting the brush do the work, but my teeth feel thoroughly cleaned after each use, probably more than when I use a regular brush. The packaging and instructions were user-friendly, and I have used the brush for several weeks without needing a second charge. My only complaint is the time one is supposed to brush for...I feel guilty if I don't wait for the brush to turn off after two minutes. ...more info
- LOVE IT!
I love the toothbrush. It took a little getting used to as it tickled the roof of my mouth especially when on high. I don't know if sensonic is really better, but my teeth feel great. One thing that is a little strange is the on off button. It goes from low, to high, to off each time one pushes it. If you only push it once it goes off after two mins. I'm used to it now, but it sure made a splattery mess the first few times I used this tooth brush. I'll be curious to know if my dental hygienist can tell the difference at my next cleaning. Overall, I'm really happy with this toothbrush....more info
- Sonic Waves and an Automatic Timer Make Brushing Even Less Onerous
Waterpik has come a long way since my parents first bought a Dental Water Jet in the early 1970's, a jet-stream tool with a water tank that we were supposed to use after brushing. The company has long since expanded to electric toothbrushes that consolidate our mandatory dental tasks knowing full well that we are all passively resistant to the onerous task of brushing our teeth thoroughly. Personal neglect eventually catches up with us during the dreaded semi-annual dental appointment when a wagging finger usually accompanies a sermon on the necessities of flossing and consistent brushing. With all that in mind, the Sensonic Professional really makes it even easier to maintain the appropriate standards for the daily care of your teeth.
The concept behind this machine is what the manufacturer calls a sonic toothbrush. Apparently, the power of the vibrations obliterates plaque and other debris more effectively than applying more pressure with a brush directly. After using it for two weeks, I definitely feel I am exerting less pressure than my previous electric toothbrush, and my gums do not feel nearly as sore. Yet, for the technical ingenuity behind this enhancement, I have to admit the best feature of the Sensonic Professional is the built-in timer, which automatically turns off the brush after two minutes. It even provides an automatic pause at thirty-second intervals to signal when you should be complete with each quadrant in your mouth.
The non-think aspect already complements the quality I have come to expect from Waterpik. First, the bristles on the toothbrushes are relatively soft. Second, there is a three-speed option similar to the way a kitchen blender works - "Low" for basic cleaning and gum massage, "High" for targeted plaque removal, and a toggling feature that lets you switch between the speeds with minimal effort. And finally, there are three color-coded brush-heads, one specifically for inter-dental brushing. All in all, it feels like Waterpik has really listened to their customers and made an electric toothbrush that stops just short of brushing your teeth for you....more info
- Pleasantly surprised by this toothbrush....
I've been using an Ultreo electric toothbrush for some time. And if you've checked, you'll see that their sticker price is quite high. Now, I love it, but I was willing to give this baby a try. I'm very, very picky about my teeth...and what I really was interested in trying about the Waterpik was the Interdental attachment that you can use for hard to reach places and for between you teeth and gums. WOW!! I'm so thrilled I tried this toothbrush. For the price, $69.99, you are SO getting a DEAL!! This toothbrush is just as good, if not better than the Ultreo...and it has the added bonus of the attachment. It has 2 speeds, low and high, a 2 min. timer, with 30 sec. interval pauses. It has an ergonomic handle that fits perfectly in your hand, and the on/off switch is high enough up that you don't have problems with accidentally switching it off mid brush. It gives you a very thorough brushing, leaving you with that super clean, just left the dentist office feeling, and THEN you use the Interdental attachment...I love this!! It's so great. I can get between all my teeth, around my gums...down in the grooves of my teeth. I can't say enough good things about this. Oh...and the replacement head is only $10.99!! Which is another bonus!! If you've been thinking about buying an electric toothbrush, this is the way to go. For the price, you're getting an excellent toothbrush, with the added bonus of the attachment, for a great price. It holds an excellent charge, and actually has room on the base for an additional head if you have someone else you'd like to also share it with you. I'm so glad I tried this, Waterpik had made a convert out of me!!...more info
- Love this electric toothbrush
I think the Waterpik brand electric toothbrushes have the best design, but they are very hard to find. I'm glad Amazon had this for me because my old one stopped working after about 6 years....more info
- I can wake up and go to bed with my Dentist!!
No other time have I thought about my dentist, especially after the bill. But I feel as if my dentist is there when I wake up and there when I go to bed! I am hooked on electronic toothbrush and I can't get over how my teeth feel, so dentifully clean!
The wand is easy to work with and you get just enough of a buzz, (vibrating levels) that circulates within your mouth. Haven't got used to the paused intervals which allow you to time and focus on quadrants of your mouth. Either way, the pausing is relatively inconspicuous. But what is really good is the pik. It works wonders, designed correctly and works correctly. I like the small size of the brush, which allows you to insert better for the other side of the teeth.
I also applaud the idea that you can mount this on the wall or keep on the countertop. With so many electrical gadgets, mounting allows us to get it out of the way. Great product....Rizzo
- YES AND NO
What do I like about Waterpik Sensonic Professional Toothbrush? For me, it's a real bonus to have the interdental brush head included. It's a wonderful way to not only clean between teeth and places that are hard to reach with a regular brush but also a giant step toward healthier gums. A second brush head is also a plus.
What I don't like is the fact that the stand isn't stable unless attached to the wall, and we most definitely didn't want it attached to our wall. So, we are left with the mechanism trailing an electric cord sitting on our counter. At first we thought the cord could be hidden in the small box at the back of the stand but that was not the case for us.
I like the ease of the use of two speeds and the sound that indicates I have spent 30 seconds on a quadrant.
It seems to clean very thoroughly but I wouldn't rate it higher than several other electric toothbrushes....more info
- The Others NOW have competition
Remember to read the instructions on this toothbrush and make sure the unitial "charge" is OVER 16 hours for maximum life and power.
Electronic toothbrushes I have always found to be subjective.
Some prefer the smaller round head of Braun, others the Philips Sonicare more traditional shape, but up until now (IMHO) I have not found anything to rival these two "big name" brands.
I have bought and used the cheaper battery operated brands which have NEVER compared simply on lack of power, but this new Waterpik is a "powerhouse" toothbrush, and better value than BOTH of the others.
Ergonically bigger shaped handle for easier grip (especially for those with arthritis or who have difficulty holding the product)
2 Minute built in timer, with "pause" every 30 seconds
Two speeds for deep or soft cleaning
Two brush heads, soft and firm.
One interdental tapered brush for pre floss cleaning.
Bulky base charger and holder compared to other two main designs
No prices or availability YET on replacement heads.
It's easy to say that both of the other main brands have a 2 minute timer (I know some models have a digital display timer? although I don't know who looks at the handle mid brushing?)- which incidentally is probably the best thing about ANY electronic toothbrush. Most dentists will tell you that you that people do not brush for long enough with a manual brush. What I liked about the Waterpik is that there is a brief pause every 30 seconds to let you know your progress (for example if you wanted to do the top and bottom teeth for equal amounts). It also makes the two minutes seem quicker (it can seem to last an age with my Philips).
With twice daily use it gives a fresh clean feeling - the additional plaque head for between the teeth (I use this for only about 30 secs) makes flossing a breeze afterwards, and overall I really recommend this product.
At currently under $70 it is also much cheaper than some other high end models of the other two. Top marks Waterpik!...more info
- Well-designed, capable personal dental hygiene product
Waterpik believes in their products, which explains the two-year warranty. And it does feel good and look good, evidence of the attention paid to ergonomic design factors.
How rhapsodic can you get over an electric toothbrush? Not very, really.
It is comfortable to hold. The two speeds available seem to be adequate. The regular brush heads have a nice design, similar to the head on a regular toothbrush as opposed to the round heads seen on some electrics. The "interdental brush" is quite nice and seems to do a very efficient job of cleaning between teeth.
Overall, a very nice product with the quality one would expect from Waterpik.
- Feels Like Professional Cleaning
The Waterpik Sensonic Professional Toothbrush lives up to its billing. It really does feel like your teeth have been professionally cleaned each time you use it. What an awesome feeling to have clean teeth and gums!
One huge plus to this device is the timer setting for each area of your mouth. I tell my kids to say their "ABC's" while they're brushing, but I used to forget to do that myself. Now, with the Waterpik's timer, I know my teeth are getting a thorough cleaning. 30 seconds for each of four areas is plenty of brushing time.
The toothbrush is very well designed. Two detachable heads, so my wife and I can each use it. Each is a different color so we don't accidentally use each other's brush. It also fits well in my hand. Easy and comfortable to grasp for two minutes.
You can set the brush on low or high. High is best for cleaning under the gums. I'm very sensitive about this, as I recently had a deep-cleaning session at the dentist and they warned me about letting plaque build back up under my gums. I'm confident that this new Waterpik will help ensure that I do not have to go through that painful deep cleaning again.
To sum it up, if you're looking to replace your regular toothbrush with something that does more for your dental health, look no further than the Waterpik Sensonic. Great design, great price....more info
- Great product for the price
This is the third Waterpik electric toothbrush I have owned in the past 10 years. They just keep getting better. I love this one. It does a great job of cleaning and in combination with the Waterpik Ultra Waterjet, my mouth feels very clean. In combination and regular use my teeth and gums have shown noticeable improvement according to my dentist.
The unit is comfortable to hold and on both speeds it is comfortable to use. I can feel the higher speed as it has a noticeable difference, but it is not unpleasant. The quad timer is useful and the unit looks great. Compared to the older model I had, it is much quieter.
I would buy another one. I tried an Oral B and did not feel my teeth were clean after using. The Sonicare is just too expensive for the slimmer model. Waterpik gets it right - great product for a great price. The replacement brushes are inexpensive compared to the other two as well. An added bonus. I hope Waterpik keeps participating in this market segment despite the other 2 getting all the press....more info
- My second attempt at an Electric Toothbrush is a charm
I got my first electric tooth brush a few months ago - a Ultreo Ultrasound Toothbrush and found it a little unwieldy and expensive for replacement parts. However it did make me appreciate electric toothbrushes in general.
This toothbrush exceled in two areas. First and most importantly, it felt very comfortable in the hand and mouth. It is much more ergonomic than my first brush, which always felt like I was trying to brush with a shovel or something.
Second, replacement brush heads are reasonably prices and available locally. We wanted heads for the whole family which cost $25 each for the Ultreo. They are half the price for the Waterpick and comes with two heads right out of the box. Plus a brush to reach within teeth.
The brush seems very well built and designed. I think I found the brush for our family for quite a while....more info
- A FEW FLAWS
I have a few complaints about this toothbrush. When I use it on high speed, it splatters everywhere and messes up my mirror. CAUTION: DO NOT REMOVE BRUSH FROM MOUTH WITHOUT TURNING THE UNIT OFF FIRST! Also, the on/off button is poorly situated and way too sensitive. The unit keeps shutting off while I'm brushing because my thumb accidentally hits the button, and it turns on every time I wipe off the handle. I've never had that problem with any other electric toothbrush. I also don't like the way it switches to high speed before I can turn it off after I've been using it on low speed. This makes it splatter everywhere. It should have two separate buttons - one for one/off and one for low/high speed. My last complaint is that the brushes don't fit tightly on the base, and every time I put the handle back on the base or accidentally bump it, they fall off into the wastebasket! For those of you complaining about the battery life, if you keep the handle on the base when you aren't using it, it will stay charged. I have been using electric toothbrushes for 45 years and always kept them on the charger when not in use. UPDATE: This is ridiculous. I just brushed my teeth, and when I put the handle back on the base, the whole thing tipped over, the base and handle fell into the wastebasket, and the handle turned itself on! The brushes all wound up on the bathroom floor. Waterpik needs to come up with a heavier, more stable base. I have never had this problem with my previous electric brushes, of which there have been many, and I do not want to mount this thing on my wall. It probably wouldn't make any difference anyway - the brushes would still get knocked off the base because they are too loose. 8/16/08 - My toothbrushes just fell into the wastebasket again! I am going to e-mail a complaint to Waterpik....more info
- Great brush; teeth feel cleaner
I've had the Waterpik Sensonic Professional Toothbrush for a few weeks now and I'm in love. The package comes with the charger stand, three brush heads (two standard brush heads and one interdental brush), and the actual toothbrush.
What's nice about the brush is that it has a two minute timer that will shut the brush off when finished. Additionally, it briefly pauses every thirty seconds so you know when to switch to the different section of your mouth (top front, top back, bottom front, bottom back). This works wonderfully for me because, in the morning, I'm not exactly at my most awake.
The two normal brushes are nice in that they come with a colored base, so if more than one person is using the brush, you can tell the heads apart. My biggest...well, only complaint is that the interdental brush isn't that great. I loved it the first two or three times I used it, but then the very fine brush point ended up not working as well. It's not really practical since the individual brushes will always lose their shape.
Otherwise, it's a great sonic brush, my teeth feel a lot cleaner and the brush is a lot more gentle on my teeth and gums than normal brushing. I'd recommend giving it a try, if you're going to purchase a sonic brush. ...more info
- Sonic Toothbrush Aids with Whitening
Before using this sonic toothbrush I read just about everything I could find on the web about the advantages and possible disadvantages of sonic toothbrushes when it comes to dental hygiene. I wanted to do nothing that would cause more dental problems than I already had. Although some were paid for in part by sonic toothbrush manufacturers, some seemed independent. I found no red flags.
After several weeks of use of the Waterpik Sensonic Professional Toothbrush here is what I noticed:
1) My teeth felt cleaner for longer.
2) I was asked by a couple of people I know well if I was using a tooth whitener system. The Waterpik apparently helps with removing any extrinsic stains on the teeth. While it does it so gradually that I never noticed the difference, people who knew me well could tell.
This is not the most expensive sonic toothbrush I have used, but it is definitely a good buy for its price if you care about your teeth.
(I would like to note that I have never had any sonic toothbrush injury my teeth, my amalgam fillings or my crowns.)
- recommended by a long-time Braun Oral-B user
I'm one of the unlucky individuals who are not endowed and blessed with genetically perfect dental health. Over time, I've probably put many dentists' and oral surgeons' kids through college. So my obsession with dental hygiene developed, not out of cleaning for the sake of cleaning, but out of the deepest and darkest fear for another financially and physically excruciating root canal. Over the years, I have come to the realization, that I NEED an electric tooth brush. Manual brushes, no matter how fancy they are, just don't cut it for me. I would always develop gum line irritation and inflammation after using only floss and manual brush. I have been a loyal Braun Oral-B customer for many years, and I've just tried about every single rechargeable model they have ever produced and I have been satisfied with their overall performance thus far. However, after testing the new Waterpik Sensonic, I have become an instant convert. So if you're like me and have been an Oral-B fanboy for years, I highly recommend you give this Waterpik model a chance.
- The high-speed is indeed VERY fast! At first, it was too intense for me. But after a few brushes, you will find the right pressure and the right movements to go along with the super fast brush head movements. In a way, this intensely fast nature of this Waterpik brush FORCES you to reduce pressure and correct brushing motions, which generally have been problems with me using electric toothbrushes.
- The low speed is convenient for distributing toothpaste evenly over your mouth, a rather gentle and good way to ease into the more intense, high-speed brushing.
- This brush claims to be "clinically more effective at removing plaques and build-ups". I don't know if this is true or not, but purely from a personal experience, my teeth do indeed feel and look cleaner after brushing with the Sensonic model, compared to all the Oral-B brushes I've had.
- Almost all modern electric tooth brushes have this feature now, so it's good that this essential feature has not been left out: 2-minute timer and 30-second quadrant timer
- One full charge lasts for a whole week, very convenient for short overnight trips.
- Package bundles with two brush-heads and one interdental brush.
- I don't like the fact that there is only one button that controls both on/off and the speed selection. The button cycles through three states: OFF - LOW SPEED - HIGH SPEED. So if you ever want to quickly switch between LOW/HIGH, you can't avoid turning the unit off first - which will RESET the 2-minute brushing time, and 30-second quadrant time timer. Not a huge deal, but a nuisance and breaks the timer design.
- The charger looks rather cheaply made - a cheaper looking and feeling compared to most Oral-B chargers. Also the charger only operates with US voltage, so this toothbrush is DEFINITELY not the right one for international travelers.
From the perspective of a long time Braun Oral-B user, I do indeed recommend this brush to anyone who desires an intense cleaning experience. ...more info
- Decent but flaws take away from value
Waterpik has long been a respected name in the oral care industry, so when I saw this product I jumped at the chance to try it out. Having said that, the Waterpik Sensonic Professional Toothbrush is not all I had hoped for. Let's start with the positives:
It's got a wall-mountable base which is GREAT for cutting down clutter around the bathroom sink, and keeps it up and out of the way of small hands looking to "help clean the bathroom." It also has the prototypical "30 second timer" which has become so popular with sonic brushes as of late. On top of that, it comes with two seperate brush heads (one for him and one for her), along with an interdental brush. Lastly, unlike the Ultreo which has been my brush of choice, it has two seperate speed settings, one low and one high. Overall, it is an attractive set-up and good value for the price.
This brush is VERY harsh on the gums for some reason. I've used Ultreo with no problems for a few months now. When I tried this for a week, my gums bled something awful every time, even on the low speed setting. On top of that, the high speed setting just doesn't work with this brush. You end up splattering spit and toothpaste all over the place, no matter how proper your brushing style is. It's really unfortunate too, because if it weren't for these issues, this would be a wonderful 5-star brush.
As it is, this is still priced decently compared to other "sonic" brushes on the market, but if you're looking for the ultimate brushing experience, I would have to recommend Ultreo over this Waterpik....more info
- Great Product Through-and-Through
I have tried several electronic toothbrushes over the years, and I must admit that I am very impressed with the Waterpik Sensonic Professional. Waterpik has set a price-point at the mid-range of other product offerings - the lower priced purely mechanical brushers ($10 range) and the super high-end $150 units.
Things that I enjoyed-
- Relative low-cost versus other brands
- Sonic brushing should help keep plaque and tartar to a minimum
- Fine-pointed brush-head for cleaining between your teeth.
- Replacement heads are reasonable priced ($10-12 range). I have seen other where replacement heads approach $30!
- Three heads are supplied with the unit.
- Nice storage
- Relatively quiet
- Gentle on your teeth
- By all appearances it seems to do a great job!
Final verdict...everything is positive, so I would highly recommend the Waterpik Sensonic Toobrush!...more info
- great toothbrush - I love it
I was pleasantly surprised by this electric toothbrush. I have not liked the powered brushes I have tried in the past, but had heard that the sonic brushes like this were different. I have to agree. It is great.
The brush handle which holds the "sonic" power source and the rechargeable battery is about nine inches long without a brush attached. Brush attachments are about 3 inches long. The recharger/base takes up a space roughly 4 inches on a side, and has the docking area for recharging the handle as well as tabs for holding 4 extra brushes. Hardware for wall mounting is included. Things don't fit tightly on the base, so it is easy to bump and knock things off. It should be positioned with that in mind. While mostly plastic, it seems solidly built, and feels good in my hand.
The set includes three brushes - two regular and one interdental brush for getting between teeth and into other such hard-to-clean spaces. The charging system uses the new inductive style single knob that fits into a hole in the base of the handle. This way the battery is charged without having any exposed electrical connections to short out or cause problems. It seems to work quite well.
There are simple care and use instructions which are easy to follow. The brush has two speeds, and will pause briefly at 30 second intervals to help time one's brushing. It also stops after two minutes, which is considered by some to be the optimum time to clean teeth. It is a minor nuisance to start it back up again if you need more time. The brushes are multilevel like many current manual brushes, and sport rounded bristle ends to be more gentle to gums.
One uses much less pressure than with a manual brush, which is good news for gums, since they don't like the abrasion that comes with too strenuous a brushing style. I found the brush very easy, almost fun, to use, although the somewhat large size and vibrating bristles spraying toothpaste/saliva required modifications in my brushing method. I learned the hard way to be careful taking the brush out of my mouth - I made some nice toothpaste-spot "art" on my black shirt and mirror. Be careful when it is on, it can spray stuff around (watch your eyes - toothpaste is not good for them). Kids would have to be supervised, and the size will be a factor for them as well.
Overall I really like the little beastie. It does an outstanding job of getting my teeth clean, and makes my gums pretty happy as well. I know of no problems with this kind of powered brush. It seems pretty benign, although they do warn not to let anything but the bristles touch your teeth while using it, a reasonable idea, as vibrating hard plastic bouncing on tooth enamel is not a good thing. All the research I have found is quite positive about the benefits of these brushes, and there have been no reported problems healthwise. I consider this brush a very good addition to one's health care regimen.
There is no information about the sonic mechanism. I would like to have known more about how it worked, what frequencies are used, etc. (Yeah, I know, real geek stuff.) The research I found talked about the speed of the bristles and how the brush set up fluid shockwaves that even disrupted plaque a bit beyond the actual reach of the bristles. Studies show sonic brushes are better than manual or other powered types of brushes, while being better for your gums.
There is a possibility that the specific frequencies could have a health impact, but allopathic medicine has not advanced far enough to recognize that (or prefers to ignore it). In any case, there are specific frequencies that would be benign to a person but deadly to specific germs, and that would make this brush doubly beneficial. Probably not a consideration at this stage, though. That would open too many doors that some would prefer remain shut.
WaterPik did a great job designing and building this brush, and proves their confidence in it with a two year warranty. This brush took a skeptic and made him a convert. I am convinced. I like it a lot. I highly recommend it.
- Waterpik a winning toothbrush
Waterpik has established a reputation as one of the top names in the oral hygiene business. That good name is well earned.
This Sensonic brush is a pleasure to use. I noticed a difference in just a few days, whiter teeth, healthier feeling gums and generally stimulating to use. The rechargeable function works well and it is priced very competitively in comparison to other devices of this sort....more info
- Does not clean our teeth
Maybe I got a bad model but this toothbrush just does not clean my husband's or my teeth. It will leave gunk along gum line even in easy to reach places. I HATE IT! Either we will get another Oral B or try Sonicare....more info
- LOVE this toothbrush - it works great!
I am quite surprised to feel so enthusiastic about a teeth cleaning product, but I really, really, love this toothbrush. Every single day, my teeth feel like I've just left the dentist - silky smooth!
I've used other electronic toothbrushes and have never liked them. They didn't clean my teeth much better than an ordinary toothbrush, and they vibrated way too much and were quite rough. This toothbrush is really gentle, the vibrating/scrubbing motion is mostly at the end of the toothbrush where it belongs.
The toothbrush is easy to use, just plug in and let it charge for 16 hours before you use it. You aren't supposed to use abrasive toothpaste with this brush, such as Arm & Hammer baking powder toothpaste, but I've been using it anyway and taking extra care to rinse off my toothbrush. A month later, the toothbrush seems to be holding up just fine. If I do end up ruining this toothbrush, I will replace it without hesitation because it does such a great job.
- Ultrasonic Toothbrushes Are the Best! Very Good, Similar to the Sonicare
I have been using this product for one month. Before this, I used and loved the Sonicare. Overall I prefer ultrasonic type toothbrushes over the electric models that scrub and rub and they are better than hand brushing.
This toothbrush is very similar to the Sonicare. It is an electric toothbrush that vibrates at high frequencies. This model comes with a regular toothbrush head and a pointy shaped tool that can be used to clean the gum line or where the teeth meet.
The toothbrush operates on two levels, a lower vibration and a higher vibration. I could not handle the faster vibrations as it made all my teeth rattle in my jaw in a scary way! (The Sonicare also has two levels.)
The toothbrush pauses after each 30 second time interval has passed. You are supposed to focus on one quadrant of your teeth then switch to the next when the 30 seconds is up, spending a total of two minutes on the entire mouth. (The Sonicare does the same thing.)
The Waterpik Sensonic did a good job and I do like it.
The reason I prefer the Sonicare is the size. The Sonicare's handle is more narrow/smaller around and is easier for my (female) hand to hold. The toothbrush shaft is thinner on the Sonicare and it therefore is easier to reach to my back teeth with less bulk. The toothbrush head on the Waterpik is wider, so wide that it scrubs at my gums, cleans my teeth and then hits `the air'. I think the width is too wide and I have to focus to try to not over scrub my gums. The Sonicare is just sized better for me.
If you have never used an ultrasonic style toothbrush I highly recommend it. It does such a better job than hand brushing. You'll never want to go back to hand brushing again because after each brushing, the ultrasonic toothbrush leaves your teeth feeling as clean and polished just as it does after a professional teeth cleaning at the dentist's office....more info
- How does one review a toothbrush?
Like a massage for
your mouth, the Waterpik doth
buzz the plaque away....more info
- Better Than Those Lousy Amateur Toothbrushes
$70 for a toothbrush?! Holy molars!
As someone who's always had perfect teeth (ahem), I guess I take things like toothbrushes and floss for granted. After all, our ancestors were, to my understanding, once brushing their teeth with old pine cones. What's some bristles and little elbow grease when you're talking about a set of healthy chompers?
But life is getting faster, and we are getting busier, and teeth are getting yellower (hey, Starbucks, how about getting to work on inventing Clear Coffee?). There are days when I just don't have the time to scrub my chompers, or when I do, but not long enough. As the girl on the beach once said to her mom, "Do you ever have those days when you just don't feel fresh?"
The Waterpik is an excellent toothbrush, and if you use it, you'll get that Straight From The Dentist feel (and you don't even have to use that tantalizingly tasty grape dentifrice they always warn the kids not to swallow). It's slick and sassy and comes with three separate heads (replacement heads are $11 a pop). I was bothered by how tiny the heads were; I have pretty big teeth, generally speaking, and I like have a nice fat set of bristles to work with. These heads are barely bigger than a couple of pencil erasers, so my usual brushing style meant I kept banging the buzzing plastic back against my teeth. If you don't mind a tiny toothing area, then you won't mind these fellas. It also has two separate speeds (Pager Buzz and Weekend In Thailand), and although it might be a bit rough for those of you with mushy gums, there's no doubting that it takes the guesswork out of brushing your teeth. Not that there was much guesswork to begin with.
The point being this: the toothbrush works, and works well. If your regular brush just ain't cutting it, and if your elbows are sore from all of the backbreaking pressure you apply to your dental work morning and night, then seventy dollars might be worth the price of admission. I think the product is fantastic, but the price needs some serious work....more info
- a very good choice
I remember Waterpik from from childhood (almost 20 years ago) so I'm thinking this company lead the way in sonic toothbrushes. I've owned a few battery operated toothbrushes and I really liked this one overall. It takes 16 hours to initially charge it but then it's ready to go. A quick list of my pros and cons:
+ nice speed and vibration (2 speeds: regular and super fast)
+ 30 second timer for quandrant area brushing
+ 2 minute timer for total brushing time
+ thin, tapered brush for hard to reach areas or targeting specific areas (this would be a great option for people with braces).
- around one week battery life brushing 3x a day
- toothbrush head is all one length and not good as some of the more dental friendly options out there
I also own a Braun Oral B Triumph Professional Care 900. It has the same features but a nicer shaped tooth brush and a longer battery life. A big minus is the speed and vibration, it can be a little abrasive. If I could just switch brush heads I would have the perfect sonic toothbrush but I cannot (I tried) so I'll keep using this one. ...more info
- excellent product
There's a lot to like and very little to dislike with regard to the waterpik sensonic. First, I'm not going to deal with cost, assuming two things: first that anybody looking at these has already decided to spend more than the 1/49 for a toothbrush (or waiting for the free one at the dentist) and second, that they'll price compare and decide what their range is. The price is upfront on this so it's up to you
Second, I'm not a dentist, nor do I play one on TV. I did do some independent research online and found several studies (non-industry) showing these type of brushes are more efficient at removing plaque and my dentist, who doesn't sell them, agrees and recommends them.
So what is good about this particular one?
A common, but necessary attribute is the 2-minute timer, which pretty much ensures you'll brush that long (c'mon--admit it--you don't usually). I like the nice touch of the brief pause telling you 30 second has gone by and it's time to move on. This also works wonders for my six-year-old who now brushes happily for the full length.
Two speeds: the fast is quite fast and leaves a great feeling in the mouth (fair warning--put it in your mouth and close your mouth before hitting the high speed if you want to avoid a mess). There is no added sensitivity as far as I felt with the high speed. The low speed is fine for the interdental brushing and my six-year-old
charger: it takes 16 hrs for the first then charges almost immediately after that, I just leave it plugged in now since we have the space, but it does hold a charge for about a week. It does come with a wall mount, which would be nice if you have a small space to work with in your bathroom
Weight: a nice heft to it without at all feeling heavy. My six-year-old handles it fine, but it doesn't at all feel overly light or cheaply made. The width fits nicely into your hand--there is no awkwardness at all in manipulating the brush.
Noise: It's noticeable from outside the bathroom but not at all loud or annoying. It's what I would call a pleasant, noticeable buzz
The holder, unlike the brush itself, does feel cheaply made and flimsy, and the brush heads don't fit great on their holders. If you have it off to the side it's no big deal, but if it's someplace that gets vibrated a lot or if you jostle it slightly, the brushes will fall off
In the box: the charger, brush, two brush heads (nice to use with family) and an in-between brush head (which my six-year-old also likes to use so the kid is now brushing happily for four minutes--that alone is worth it!)...more info
- Excellent Product...
I have been using this toothbrush for the past week or so. I was skeptical of the motorized brush craze that seems to be taking over this segment of oral hygiene. But, I must say that this is a great tool! It really leaves teeth feeling like they were just cleaned by a hygienist. I like the fact that the brush stops for a short period to let you know to move to the next quadrant of your mouth. This is a very well-designed product. It is quiet, effortless to use, and highly effective. I recommend it highly....more info
- This really works!
This is the very first electric toothbrush that I've tried, I have always been hesitant to use one thinking that it wouldn't be as effective as a regular toothbrush. My doubts have now been eased: this electric toothbrush works beautifully. It cleans between teeth with relative ease, removing plaque and other bad things without the strenuous effort that is necessary when using a regular toothbrush. It also massages the gums as it cleans, making them feel better as well as refreshed by removing the gum soreness I'm occasionally prone to suffering from. I found this toothbrush easy to charge, easy to use and easy to store between uses. All-in-all a superb product that I can strongly recommend. I don't think I'll go back to using a regular toothbrush after using this. Well done Waterpik!...more info
- GREAT toothbrush.
This was the third pruchase of this toothbrush for a family member and I use one myself. According to our dentist, it has really improved the health of our teeth and gums. Kids like it and they brush better using this brush....more info
- Great toothbrush
This is a great toothbrush. For years, I've used Crest SpinBrush, Soniccare and Oral B Triumph and they've all left my teeth feeling like I need to brush them again almost 30 minuter later. My mouth has never felt so clean before in my life.
The toothbrush claims to be "clinically more effective at removing plaques and build-ups" and judging by the other 3 toothbrushes I've gone back and forth from in the past few years, I'd say this one does just that and is a keeper.
There are some Pros and cons
1. Automatic turn off after 2 minutes : This makes it easy yo time how long I've brushed my teeth for.
2. Easy to hold in mouth : sometimes I have to hold my tothbrush in my mouth in the middle of brushing while I do another task in the bathroom. Unlike the Crest Spinbrush, this one doesn't go flying out of mouth and across the bathroom when I do that.
3. I brush my teeth very roughly and go through replacement electrical toothbrush heads like batteries for my Wii Remote Controller because my rough brushing ruins them fast. The 2 brushing speeds really help that problem.
1. The highest speed sometimes causes toothpaste to go flying everywhere. It's best to put the toothbrush in your mouth before turning on if you plan to use the high speed.
To sum it all up, This is the best electric toothbrush I've ever come across....more info
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