What are the differences in modes on my Philips Sonicare toothbrush?
Some Philips Sonicare toothbrush models come with different brushing modes. You can find an overview of what these modes mean here. Please note that these modes may vary per toothbrush model.
For specific details regarding your particular toothbrush model refer to the user manual.
Clean Mode This mode has a higher frequency of vibrations in comparison to a standard mode for better cleaning. Brushing time is 2 minutes.
Deep Clean mode You can choose this mode for extra cleaning. It is more powerful than any other mode. Brushing time is 3 minutes.
White mode In this mode the total brushing time is two and a half minutes. The first 2 minutes are clean mode and the last half minute is polishing mode.
Polish mode This mode lasts one minute. The toothbrush runs at a lower frequency of vibrations than in the standard cleaning mode.
Gum Care mode This mode has a 1-minute tooth and gum care cycle after the standard 2-minute clean mode to clean your gums. Brushing time is 3 minutes.
Gum Health mode This mode has an extended tooth and gum care cycle after the standard 2-minute clean mode to clean your gums. Brushing time is 3:20 minutes
Sensitive mode This mode has a lower frequency of vibrations compared to the standard mode. Brushing time is 2 minutes.
Tongue Care mode This is a 20 second mode designed to clean your tongue, together with the Tongue Care brush head. Brushing time is 20 seconds
Changing the intensity settings
Your Sonicare Toothbrush gives you the option to choose between 3 different intensity levels: low, medium and high. Based on the brush head you attach, the intensity will be selected automatically. If you wish to change to a different intensity, you can do so by pressing the mode/intensity button while brushing.
Note: This feature works for Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart, ExpertClean, Expert Results, Protective Clean 5100 and 6100 Series.
For toothbrushes with an Intensity Level Panel on the handle, press the intensity panel up or down to adjust the intensity level. Check your user manual for more details.
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