Too aggressive - wears down tooth enamel
I had to throw this product in the bin after six months of daily use as I found it to be an overly aggressive toothbrush that wore down my tooth enamel to the point of making my teeth sensitive and painful. I think sonic toothbrushes are a marketing gimmick and you don't need a product of this type, as your teeth are either clean or they are not, and they don't need aggressive sonic methods to be cleaned thoroughly. I have never had sensitive teeth before and I have used other electric toothbrushes in the past, so I'm able to make a fair compar...ison. The pressure sensor feature was activated but almost never set off, so over-brushing wasn't caused by my using too much pressure. I brushed my teeth for 2 minutes after breakfast and 2 minutes before bed, so I don't think I was overdoing it. I used a quality toothpaste. The brush has different settings where you push a button and select the setting based on the number or pitch of beeps. I found it difficult to tell the difference between one beep and the next. I think this is a poor feature and I'm sure children and the elderly would have similar problems in adjusting the settings. Also, even though the toothbrush wore down my enamel over a period of months, it failed to clean properly between my teeth. A few times I'd finish brushing and notice that there was still food remaining between my front teeth. I've never had that happen with any other manual or electronic toothbrush. Would definitely NOT recommend this gimmicky, damaging toothbrush.
Purchased in December 2019.
- 11 reviews
- Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4300
Quite good value
You get your money's worth, sleek and modern design with easy to use button and convenient charging. Gentle on the teeth and works quietly and efficiently. One of the best electric toothbrush on the market. Easy to use and very powerful. I would definitely recommend this model.
Purchased in April 2020.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Really liked this until it died
I was very happy with this product but just outside of one year, it has died. Its still under warranty as its two years.
Philips are sending me out a replacement handle only. Hopefully it will last longer.
Its quite disappointing as Ive had Oral B's that have lasted for some years. I thought i'd change brands and try Sonicare as I had heard they clean very well.
Its true. i have found it to be quite good to use but its ridiculous to have them pack up just outside of one year, considering the purchase price.
They sent an inferior model as replacement. I requested a refund which they're still considering. This is ridiculous and taking way too long. Never again.
Purchased in April 2019 at David Jones Retail Stores for $76.00.
Philips Sonicare stops/pauses during brushing
All Sonicare brushes stop/pause during brushing. This is incredibly annoying. If you are in a hurry in the morning and need 10 more seconds of brushing to feel clean and the brush stops - it is so annoying. Objectively the delay is small but why would you design a device to annoy customers. If you insist on forcing your customers to use a timer then beep don't pause/stop. Better still make the timer optional. Forcing customers to comply is poor logic anyhow. Fix this and you have a feature that many will choose to use and that makes you better than Oral B.
A great Electric Toothbrush that cleans better than oral b.
Excellent battery life, easy to use and the less expensive brushes in Sonicare’s line.
The down side is molds easily grow in the brush head, harder to clean thenoral b.
Purchased in September 2019 at David Jones Online Store for $99.00.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Great Electric Toothbrush, has converted me!
This is a great Electric Toothbrush that has my teeth feeling cleaner than ever before! I love the colour and the compact design and the travel case makes it easy to take with me when traveling.
My teeth felt instantly cleaner. And I felt like they were getting a deep clean. More than what a manual toothbrush can provide. So sleek & stylish too! Great easy to use product.
I loved this toothbrush and by the second week had purchased one for my husband too! I noticed my teeth looked so much whiter, felt cleaner and it was so easy to use! After sharing my results on social media I had only 100% positive experiences from other people too. It’s the best toothbrush I have ever used!
I love this! My teeth feel brighter and cleaner. It’s so easy to charge, looks so stylish and sleek too, it’s a great size for a electric tooth brush. Love it
My teeth are noticeably whiter
My husband commented tonight that my teeth look whiter. At first I wasn't used to the super quick movements of the advanced sonic technology but now it feels like I'm having a professional clean every time I brush. The pressure sensor ensures I don't push too hard and my gums have not bled at all since I've started using this toothbrush.
Best thing I ever brought!
Love my new toothbrush! Such a better clean my teeth feel amazing
An effective and gentle clean. Easy to use - the charge lasts for around 2 weeks. My teeth have been feeling so clean since brushing with the Philips Sonicare. A great toothbrush!
What a wonderful way to brush teeth!
The gentleness of the bristles make this tooth brush a wonderful experience! I look forward to having fewer visits to the dentist. I love the color also. The grip is also comfortable
Remarkably clean teeth
My teeth feel remarkably cleaner after brushing with my Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4300. The brush handset itself is very smooth and sleek, the docking station sits nicely, and is very unobtrusive at the basin. The two different brushing intensities are really nice and I love the little vibrations that let you know if you’re pushing too hard. It’s a great toothbrush and since I’ve started using it my teeth feel cleaner longer.
What a brilliant product
Apart from looking super sleek and stylish, this toothbrush is phenomenal! The change to the way my teeth look and feel after only a few weeks of using it is incredible. I love everything about it!
Questions & Answers
Hi, I've been using the Sonicare for THIRTY YEARS, and I love it. For the people complaining about the Quadrapacer, this is a feature; you're supposed to brush each quadrant of your mouth for thirty seconds.
My question: I moved to Australia from the US, and I don't have 240 outlets. Which model can either be charged via USB, or has replaceable batteries?
Great to hear you're a fan, Lesli! You would be looking for one of the models that come with the USB travel charger, such as this one: https://www.philips.com.au/c-p/HX9362_67/sonicare-diamondclean-sonic-electric-toothbrush. Most of the newer Diamond Clean toothbrushes come with this USB travel charger. You can find an overview of all the available models here: https://www.philips.com.au/c-m-pe/electric-toothbrushes/latest#availability=instock. Hope this helps!
The Philips Australia Team
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