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Sonicare EasyClean

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Electric Toothbrush
2  Brush Mode
Average Price: $80

Sonicare EasyClean Review

The EasyClean (HX6511/50) toothbrush is a mid-grade electric toothbrush produced by Sonicare, a brand that is respected and well known by dentists and hygienists. Sonicare toothbrushes utilize a patented sonic technology that produces 31,000 vibrations per minute with the brush heads. This technology creates a fluid cleaning action with oxygen rich foam that flushes between teeth and under gums to remove harmful plaque and bacteria.

Natural whitening of up to 2 shades within 2 weeks (Extrinsic Stains) is possible when using the Sonicare EasyClean brush. The EasyClean naturally removes external stain from the teeth that is caused by coffee, tea and red wine.

An interesting feature that the EasyClean model has is the Easy-start program The Easy-start program helps users ease into the use of the “Sonicare experience”. The power produced by the toothbrush increases gently over the first dozen uses, building up to it’s full power. This gives users almost a week to become accustomed to the Sonicare technology.

Also in this model is the Quadpacer, a 30-second timer that is now a part of the Smartimer. It signals for when it is time to move from brushing one quadrant of the mouth to the next. This helps to improve thoroughness rather than users skipping all over their mouth and possibly missing some areas when they brush.


What You Get

Sonicare EasyClean features include:

  • Patented Sonic Technology
  • Whitening: of up to 2 shades in 2 weeks
  • Smartimer
  • Angled brush head neck
  • Easy-start Program: Eases into the full power over the first dozen uses.
  • Quadpacer: 30 second intervals to improve thoroughness of brushing
  • Reminder Bristles: fade when it’s time to replace the brush head
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • 2 Modes: Clean and Clean and White


Included in the box

  • One sonic EasyClean toothbrush
  • 1 standard Brush Head
  • Charger
  • Travel Cap


Other specifics worth mentioning:

  Handle colors available: Glacier Green

  Brush color rings: available in 3 colors for multiple users


Brush heads types compatible with Soincare EasyClean:

The “snap on” series of toothbrush heads are used for the EasyClean model, as opposed to the old e-series brush heads that screw on. Multiple color rings can be used to identify brush heads if the EasyClean shared between multiple people.

There are 2 models of brush heads available for the EasyClean: the ProResults Standard and the ProResults Compact. The Standard head is great for everyday use while the Compact size is good for difficult to reach areas on back teeth, or for users with smaller mouths.

How does it Sonicare EasyClean work?

Sonicare brushes use a Patented Sonic Technology that generates 31,000 vibrations per minute. The Angled brush head neck makes it easier to reach all areas of the mouth and also flexes with the brush head’s broad sweeping motion (as opposed to a rotary or pulsation toothbrush). The sonic technology removes plaque significantly better than a manual toothbrush for people with and without braces.

This midgrade brush offers 2 cleaning modes and an Easy-start program whereas lower end Sonicare models do not. The 2 modes are Clean and Clean and White. The Clean and White mode is shown to help whiten teeth by up to 2 shades in as little as 2 weeks. This works naturally by helping to remove external stain from tea, coffee and red wine. The Easy-start program helps users ease into the “Sonicare experience.” Many times people complain that the first time they use a Sonicare toothbrush it tickles and makes a lot of splatter because they are not used to using anything like it in their mouths. The Easy-start helps by the brush working it’s way up progressively over the first dozen uses before it reaches its full sonic power. This gives user more of an adjustment period.

Like other Sonicare toothbrushes, a 2-minute Smartimer is built into the brush, alerting users when they have brushed as long as dentists and hygienists recommend. In this model though, Sonicare also offers the Quadpacer, which breaks up the 2 minutes into 30-second intervals. This helps users to insure that they are brushing each quadrant of their mouth an equal amount of time. When each 30-second segment is up, they move on to the next quadrant. The Quadpacer makes it more difficult to accidentally skip over any areas of your mouth.

A rechargeable battery is built into the brush and it charges on a compact sized recharging station. The brush holds a charge for up to about 2 weeks, so it is ok to bring along on overnight trips.

The snap-on toothbrush heads of this model are easier to change out than those on lower end and older Sonicare models. They can be color coded to allow for multiple users to use the same brush, and they are easier to keep clean around the base than the screw-on replacement heads. Reminder Bristles fade after about 3 months when it is time to replace the brush head.

Sonicare EasyClean Advantages

Whitening Mode
The Clean and White mode removes external stains and naturally whitens teeth in up to 2 weeks. Many competitors state they don’t get these results for 3 weeks.

Sonic Technology
The patented sonic technology used by Sonicare vibrates and creates an oxygen rich cleaning action that propels itself under gums and between teeth, where a manual toothbrush won’t ever reach. It helps you keep your teeth much cleaner and healthier than a manual toothbrush.

This model removes more plaque than Sonicare Essence, Sonicare Elite or the Sonicare CleanCare. It’s also safe to use for people with braces.

If you tend to get a bit side tracked and need extra motivation to pay careful attention to certain areas of your mouth, the quad pacer timer helps improve oral hygiene by reminding you of what you’re supposed to be doing.

Sonicare EasyClean Disadvantages

We really don’t feel like there are any significant disadvantages to the EasyClean toothbrush. Some people do not prefer the way a Sonicare feels in their mouth when they first use it and takes some getting used to. However, we feel that the Easy-start program helps address this concern.

The Bottom Line

Sonicare EasyClean models retail for approximately $85. It’s a great mid-range Sonicare toothbrush without a lot of extra bells and whistles. We really like the Quadpacer timer especially for teens and people with braces, who usually need a lot of help in the dental hygiene department. For adults who are wanting a better clean than a manual toothbrush, the Sonicare is the #1 recommended sonic toothbrush by dentists and hygienists.

The EasyClean doesn’t seem to have any significant design flaws, as it’s a higher quality product. It’s sturdy and meant to last longer than the lower-end entry-level sonic toothbrushes.

The only people we wouldn’t recommend this brush to is someone looking for more features such as multiple brush settings like sensitive or massage modes. Otherwise it’s a great investment for your oral health and we think you’ll be pleased.

CR Stamey , Missouri
Dec 03 '14
How well it works
Paid $69.00

The Easyclean doesn't have the whitening feature. It's the Healthywhite that has the whitening mode and claims to lighten 2 shades in 2 weeks. It's also around $50 more than the Easyclean.
To be honest, the Healthywhite's capabilities over Easyclean if debatable, although there is a premium version of Healthywhite (there are two) that also has a sensitive mode.
That said, the Easyclean also helps remove surface stains is used correctly (don't scrub!) and its design is a huge improvement over the old Essence style with the screw on head. No more disgusting gunk in the crevices.

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T. Martin, Madison WI
Nov 21 '11
How well it works

A good, affordable alternative. Toothbrush features vibrating, pulsating head, “quadrant” alert that tells you when to move to another spot on your teeth. Good battery life. Philips calls it Sonic. Every 30 seconds there is a brief pause and noise to tell you to move on to the next quarter of your teeth. The handle/brush are long enough to get to the back teeth without any problems. The brush itself is small enough to get around to all areas. Short term quality has been good, long term is to be determined. But, if you register Philips gives you 2 1/2 years warranty which seems generous. This seemed to me - and to my wife and son - a no-brainer after years of using a manual toothbrush.

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