Sonicare 1600-Series Rechargeable toothbrush


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I use my Philips Sonicare toothbrush?

Philips Sonicare brushes are designed to work in your mouth without too much effort on your part. Just follow these simple steps.

Step-by-step use

  1. Wet the bristles and apply a small amount of toothpaste.
  2. Place the toothbrush bristles against the teeth at a slight angle towards the gum line.
  3. Press the power on/off button to turn on the Sonicare.
  4. Apply light pressure to maximise Sonicare's effectiveness and let the Sonicare toothbrush do the brushing for you.
  5. Gently move the brush head slowly across the teeth in a small back and forth motion so the longer bristles reach between your teeth.
  6. Continue this motion throughout your brushing cycle.

Tips for use:

Before switching the toothbrush on, place the bristles of the brush head on your gum line at a 45-degree angle.

Become a pro

  • Close your mouth as much as needed to prevent toothpaste splattering. Turn the brush on
  • Hold the handle with a light grip. Do not grip the handle, but hold it gently at the edges. Switch the toothbrush on, and glide the brush across your teeth, gently, allowing the brush to do the work
  • To maximise effectiveness, apply only light pressure and let the toothbrush do the brushing for you
  • Do not scrub
  • If your Sonicare has the Quadpacer feature, you can make sure you brush evenly throughout the mouth by dividing your mouth into 4 sections and using the Quadpacer feature to brush each section for an equal amount of time

The information on this page applies to the following models: HX1622/02 , HX2013/30 , HX1630/02 , HX2014/30 , HX1610/02 , HX1620/02 , HX4001/20 , HX4011/10 , HX5251/02 , HX2012/30 , HX3110/00 , HX3215/08 . more less

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