The AA batteries in one of the two types of Sonicare toothbrushes are replaceable, but the rechargeable batteries in the other type are not replaceable, according to Philips, the manufacturer. The models with replaceable batteries are the Sonicare Xtreme and Sonicare Powerup. Batteries in the FlexCare Platinum, FlexCare Plus, Essence/CleanCare, DiamondClean, HealthyWhite, SonicareKids and PowerUp Rechargeable models can't be replaced.Continue Reading
Rechargeable batteries in Sonicare toothbrushes can't be replaced because the process of removing them destroys the toothbrush, according to Philips, but they can be removed for recycling before the toothbrush is thrown away. Sonicare toothbrushes with rechargeable batteries offer more consistent performance than those with replaceable batteries, the company said, and because they can't be overcharged, they can be stored on their plugged-in charging stations.
The Sonicare models that use replaceable batteries, such as the Sonicare Xtreme, are lighter than models with rechargeable batteries while still offering the same 31,000 vibrations per minute, according to dentist Richard Mitchell on Philips' Dental Health Advice webpage. They also are less expensive than rechargeable Sonicare models. Rechargeable batteries typically stay good for about two weeks between charging and last for many years with regular use, while regular AA batteries should be replaced every six weeks, Philips advises.Learn more about Dental Hygiene
As of March 2015, the Philips online store sells Sonicare electric toothbrushes. However, other retailers such as Amazon, Target and Best Buy also offer these toothbrushes for sale.Full Answer >
Philips Sonicare offers brush head coupons to print out at Sonicare.com and posts information about special promotions on its Facebook page. Websites that offer printable coupons such as Groupon or Retail Me Not also have coupons for Sonicare brush heads. Some retailers may offer exclusive coupons and discounts.Full Answer >
As of 2015, some of the different types of replacement heads for Philips Sonicare toothbrushes include DiamondClean, AdaptiveClean and Sonicare for Kids. Regardless of the head chosen, Philips recommends users replace the toothbrush head every three months to make brushing teeth more effective.Full Answer >
Reviews for the Sonicare HX5351/56 sonic toothbrush can be found on the Philips website, as the toothbrush is available through this brand. Reviews can also be found on Amazon and Walmart sites, by typing in the name of the toothbrush into the search bar.Full Answer >