Philips Sonicare 2 Series

Although all electric toothbrushes seem to be able to deal with plaque more than manual ones, the Sonicare HX6211/30 2 Series Plaque Control Toothbrush does more than the rest in that department. Despite specializing in this area, it still manages to be as good as the other brushes in all areas. As it is made by Philips, it is bound to be good quality and fit for purpose.

Our Impression

The first thing I was pleased to know was that the Sonicare HX6211/30 2 Series Plaque Control Toothbrush is able to remove as much as 6 times the amount of plaque that the average manual toothpaste can deal with. It is recommended by many dentists even though it is bound to lose them business when it comes to cleaning at the practice. If this removes plaque then they don’t have to.

Overall Specification

Product dimension0.8 x 0.8 x 8 inches
Weight0.8 Pound
Brushing movements31,000 stroke
Brushing technologySonic technology
Brushing modes1
Handle colorSky Blue
Head includes1
Bristle MaterialNylon
BatteryNi MH
Battery lifeUp to 2 weeks
Display2 color display
Voltage110-220 V
Warranty2 Year
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Assembling the toothbrush for the first use is easy and this will be the same when it comes to changing to a replacement head. The head snaps on easily and it is ready for use so won’t lead to delays. The teeth will be perfectly covered by bristles that have been curved so that they imitate the shape of the mouth. This will mean that they are touching the teeth and not falling between them or rotating into thin air. It is a comfortable brush to hold and this is due to the ergonomic handle that fits snugly in all hands.

As part of the sonic technology involved, the brush moves at a rate of 31,000 strokes each minute and this is the way the plaque can be defeated. The pressure that can be built up sends the water along the gum line and through the teeth, meaning that there is nowhere that will not be cleaned. It is thanks to the tufts at the top of the brush along with the large amount of bristles present that the teeth will have all stains removed and teeth will be left white and bright.

Although an adult may be aware of how long two minutes is, it can be tempting to rush brushing and not give your teeth the attention it needs. I found that having the timer meant I stayed until it activated, and so my teeth were certain to get their full two minutes at a time. If the dentist believes this is the right amount of time then who am I to disagree with them?

It can feel a little strange when you are using an electric toothbrush for the first time instead of a manual one. So to break you in gently, the power starts at a low level and over the course of fourteen uses it builds up to its full potential. This way the transfer is easy. It works perfectly on natural teeth, but it is also safe to use on veneers and dentures. They will not get damaged and will get the same degree of cleansing as your natural teeth.

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Sonicare series 2

The Sonicare HX6211/30 2 Series Plaque Control Toothbrush runs off a battery and each charge will allow 2 weeks worth of cleaning. There is an indicator that changes color so there is advance notice when it needs to be recharged. Some of the bristles are blue to begin with, but fade to white as the time draws closer to a recharge.

I don’t think that there is anything that can be done to make the Sonicare HX6211/30 2 Series Plaque Control Toothbrush a more effective or easy to use toothbrush.

Tips if you are going to buy this item

Make sure you are ready to change from a manual brush, and that you will be able to keep it recharged as once it runs down it is not possible to use it without damaging the heads.

ModelSonicare 3 SeriesSonicare 2 Series
3 intensitiesLow, Medium, HighN/A
Head includes1 ProResults gum health1 ProResults plaque control
Handle1, 3 Series gum health1, 2 Series plaque control
Health benefitsImproves gum healthHelps reduce cavities
TimerSmartimer and QuadpacerSmartimer
ColorPersian GreenSky Blue
Battery typeLithium IONNiMH
Battery lifeup to 3 weeksup to 2 weeks
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Wrap up

Having used and fallen for this toothbrush I will keep on using it. I can almost feel the bristles removing the plaque each time I use it. Knowing how effective it is, I am happy to use it for as long as it takes whether in the morning or at night. It is great having a reminder for recharging, and this always gets done as I know the consequences of not being able to use my toothbrush.

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HX6211/30 2 Series removes a great deal more plaque than a manual toothbrush can, and guides you through the process to ensure you get the best results. Having the timer means there is just the right amount of use. It leaves my teeth looking bright and clean, and my mouth feeling fresh. As it builds up power over the first 14 times it is used, the transfer from manual toothbrush to electric one is seamless.


This toothbrush does need to be recharged as soon as the bristles indicate low battery charge.

Bottom Line 

This is a very effective and easy to use electric toothbrush, pretty much the perfect combination.