We have been using philips sonicare electric toothbruses since our California dentist enthused about them more than 20 years ago. We are convinced that using them has improved the oral health of our whole family.

We travel now for more than nine months each year, but our opinion hasn’t changed – we still want to keep our teeth and our smiles. The Sonicare is slightly larger than a manual toothbrush and, with the charger, quite a bit heavier, but still does not load us down very much! It has earned a place in our suitcase.

According to the manufacturer, the phillips sonicare series 2 features a head that has curved bristles to match the shape of your teeth for a superior cleaning action that removes up to six times more plaque than a manual toothbrush. It includes a handy smartimer so you don’t have to count in your head or be concerned that you are not brushing long enough. The handle is comfortable to hold.

See 2020 Update Below

Some more details on the Philips Sonicare 2 Series Plaque Control Toothbrush from the manufacturer:

Better plaque removal to help reduce cavities

Removes up to 6x more plaque than a manual toothbrush for a superior clean and has better access to back teeth.

Safe on orthodontics, dental work and veneers

The gentle motion of this Philips Sonicare power toothbrush is safe for dental work, including orthodontics, implants and veneers, so you can brush without worry.

EasyStart program helps you adjust from a manual toothbrush

The EasyStart feature adjusts the power level of the toothbrush over the first 14 uses to help you get used to the Sonicare experience, streamlining the transition from a manual toothbrush.

Better cleaning in hard-to-reach areas than a manual brush

The slim, angled neck and easy-grip handle of this toothbrush helps with better cleaning of the back teeth and other hard-to-reach areas than a manual toothbrush.

Sonicare dynamic cleaning action drives fluid between teeth

Our sonic technology creates a unique dynamic cleaning action that drives fluid deep between teeth and along the gumline for a thorough-yet-gentle clean.

Smartimer helps you meet recommended brushing time

This Philips Sonicare power toothbrush features a special Smartimer to help you meet the dentist-recommended brushing time of two minutes.

This kit includes 1 philips sonicare 2 series rechargeable toothbrush, 1 proresults plaque control brush head, and 1 charger.

Update 2020

Why we stopped buying Phillips Sonicare Electric Toothbrushes

As stated, we used the Phillips Sonicare toothbrushes for more than twenty-four years. And, in that time, we sent several back to the manufacturer when they stopped working within the warranty period.

Phillips made the process easy and always honored their warranty. So, each time this happened, after a couple of weeks, we received a brand new Sonicare and sent our defective one back in the package they provided.

But, unfortunately this happened time after time. And now that we are so often traveling, it became more of an issue, because it wasn’t so easy to receive our new electric toothbrush in a foreign country. Frankly, we got tired of not having our toothbrush working and went looking for an alternative!

The one we found and are so happy with is the Fairywill Electric Toothbrush. We like it much better than the Phillips Sonicare, it costs less. and has not failed yet!

We like the Fairywill Electric Toothbrush better than the Phillips Sonicare for many reasons. Here are some of them:

  • It has a light, slim design and fits nicely in our hands
  • It hardly ever needs reacharging–we often go a month or more without recharging it
  • The charging cable is USB so we don’t need to pack a separate charger
  • The brush heads fit securely and unlike with the Sonicare, no gunk gets between the toothbrush and the base
  • Because it is smaller and lighter than the Sonicare, it fits easier in our luggage
  • We find that our teeth are just as clean as with the Phillips Sonicare and our dental checkups prove it

If you are new to electric toothbrushes or are tired of the frequency with which the Phillips Sonicare toothbrushes fail, we recommend taking a look at all the features and positive reviews of the Fairywill Electric Toothbrush at the link below.

Here are some other well reviewed alternatives to the Phillips Sonicare: