Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean

Last updated date: August 15, 2019

DWYM Score
8.8

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Overall Take

The Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean helps you customize your cleaning sessions with three modes: clean, white and gum care. It also offers a built-in pressure sensor that alerts you if you're brushing too hard, helping prevent gum or tooth damage. For a reasonable price, you can enjoy advanced features, like an alert when it's time to change the brush head. In our analysis of 99 expert reviews, the Philips Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean placed 2nd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.6
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.1
801 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
ProtectiveClean 5100 is intelligent enough to let you know when to change the brush head. The Sonicare BrushSync technology tracks two measurement values in order to determine if the brush head is worn out.
- Dental Dorks
Feature BrushSync technology – reminder when brush heads need replacing.
- Electric Teeth
April 25, 2018 | Full review
Philips Sonicare 5100 ProtectiveClean Gum Health toothbrush is fairly affordable and will cost you less than $100.
- Top 5
What experts didn't like
Only one brush head included.
- Dental Dorks
Pressure sensor – Would be better if it was a visible pressure sensor, turning on a light to alert you.
- Electric Teeth
April 25, 2018 | Full review
No mobile app: Unlike some other electric toothbrushes, this toothbrush doesn’t have an app to monitor your brushing habits.
- Top 5

From The Manufacturer

Improve your gum health up to 100% better than a manual toothbrush with the Protective Clean 5100 rechargeable electric toothbrush. It has a pressure sensor that protects teeth and gums from excess brushing pressure. Brush heads wear out over time. Our Brush Sync technology tracks how long you have been using your Optimal Gum Care brush head and how hard you have been brushing. Your electric toothbrush will beep to inform you when to replace your brush head. Customize your own brushing experience with your choice of 3 modes: Clean, White and Gum Care. The easy-start feature slowly increases the power of the brush as you get used to the Sonicare experience and the smartimer encourages a full 2 minutes brushing time as recommended by your dental professional. The battery charge indicator light lets you know when it is time recharge; 2 week battery life. The kit includes 1 Protective Clean 5100 handle, 1 Optimal Gum Care brush head, 1 charger, 1 travel case.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 7
2. Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 3
3. Oral-B White Pro 1000
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 19
4. Philips Sonicare 2 Series
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 10
5. Waterpik Ortho Care
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 6
6. Oral-B Genius Pro 8000
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 12
7. Oral-B 7000 SmartSeries
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 14
8. Oral-B Pro 5000 Smartseries
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 11
9. Philips Sonicare Essence
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 8
10. PURSONIC S500
Overall Score: 7.4
Expert Reviews: 6

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