- Brush Timer to help establish and maintain the total, effective oral care routine recommended by oral care professionals, the toothbrush automatically pauses once every 30 seconds and twice after 2 minutes
- Soft Start Function: Toothbrush powers on with gentle vibrations for 2 seconds in order to gradually bring the toothbrush motor up to optimum operating speed
- 4 Brushing Modes: White Mode-optimum speed to power Triple-edge Ionic Stain Care Brush, Soft Mode- recommended when White Mode is too powerful, Sensitive Mode-recommended for sensitive teeth/mouths. Gum Care Mode-designed for the Ionic 2-way Silicone Brush
- Two Additional Brush Heads Included; Ionic 2-way Silicone Brush For Everyday Gum Care and Point Brush cleans hard to reach areas
- Additional Brush Tray holds and stores extra brush heads, perfect for the entire family
Don’t buy this, you’ll probably return it once you see it
I started using the Braun Oral-B electric brushes in the early 90’s and switched to the Philips Sonicare line about 10 years ago. I love electric toothbrushes, and I prefer the “sonic” approach that Sonicare always used to the mechanical one that Oral-B used to use.When as a Vine reviewer I got a chance to try out the Panasonic I wanted to do so, though I couldn’t find replacement brushes and that’s a big part of the cost (and usefulness). I like the fact that you can find good prices on either Oral-B or Sonicare in the places you’d expect to.But this is junk and I’m shocked that Panasonic would put out something this bad at this price. As I write this, amazon is charging about $125 for this and for that you can get a very nice Oral-B or Sonicare. So what is so bad about this?1) The unit/handle itself is very very lightweight, uses cheap-feeling plastic, so the grip isn’t great, and the battery isn’t very long-lasting either. I know that most people put the brush back in the holder after each use but I like the fact that I can get almost 2 weeks from my sonicare without the charger – at least a solid week without worrying. There’s no way that this will do that.2) I once got some generic brushes for my Sonicare and they were junk, and these feel exactly the same way.3) While I haven’t found replacement brushes for this yet, it seems a safe bet that this brush won’t take off and thus the brushes will be hard to find and expensive.The one thing I can’t criticize it the base: It’s just like the minimal bases that the other brands use and I see no reason why it won’t hold up.If Panasonic were charging $60 bucks for this I still wouldn’t recommend it, but at least I would understand someone considering it. For anything over that, this is junk. I think the only people who might buy this and not return it are those who have never used an electric brush before and buy don’t have a point of comparison.
Panasonic Model EW-DL82
Amazon sent me a different brush to review than the one pictured and described here. (The Vine Program automatically places the review on this page) My brush only has 1 button on it. Some of the other reviews I’ve seen mention settings and additional accessories that were not on the model I tested. I received the Panasonic Sonic Vibration Toothbrush Model #EW-DL82, which seems to be their basic model.This review is for Model #EW-DL82 that I tested for the Vine Program.The EW-DL82 model has two brushing modes, “white” and “soft,” which both have a brush timer. The unit comes with one brush head, a charger, and a plastic travel case. It operates up to 90 minutes after a complete charge, has automatic universal voltage, and a two-year limited warranty. It does not have the “ionic” cleaning feature mentioned in other reviews. I have used Sonicare toothbrushes for many years, and am very familiar with sonic vibration toothbrushes. In comparison to my current Sonicare, the Panasonic is smaller in size, and seems less powerful. Both hold their charge for a long time, eliminating the need to carry the charger if traveling for less than a week. My teeth feel cleaner after using the Sonicare as compared to the Panasonic. I think this is because the brush seems to be moving less vigorously on the Panasonic. I didn’t care for the feeling I got during the brushing process with the Panasonic. It seemed very mild compared to the Sonicare. As others mention, I see no need for the “soft” mode because it seems like a very low setting. The Panasonic seems like a fine product, and if you want something small for ease of travel, this might be a good choice. For daily home use, I prefer the Sonicare to this particular model.
Great Toothbrush but Trying to Figure out Replacement Brush Heads
I’ve owned Sonicare toothbrushes for over ten years. I even own the latest and greatest DiamondCare toothbrush now. I buy these expensive toothbrushes because my teeth stain terribly and I get terrible tartar. Only these toothbrushes can spare my teeth most of the harm.I noted the following differences/similarities between the Sonicare and the Panasonic Sonic toothbrush:1. Both have long battery life so the toothbrushes don’t need to be recharged for days at a time.2. Both reduce tartar and stain much, much more than standard toothbrushes.3. Both have various settings on it–but honestly, I just use the regular setting each time.4. The Panasonic Sonic toothbrush feels lighter than the Sonicare but I haven’t weighed both separately to confirm this fact.5. The Panasonic Sonic costs approximately $60 less than the Sonicare DiamondCare.I gave the toothbrush 4 rather than 5 stars because I have yet to figure out how much it costs to replace the brush heads. I contacted Panasonic by phone and by email to find out details for the replacement brush heads. The Panasonic representative I spoke to didn’t have an answer and the email response I received was similarly unhelpful. Clearly, I’m hoping that the brush heads will cost less to replace than those of the Sonicare. I replace my brush heads at least monthly, so their expense figures in considerable to the cost of the toothbrush. I’ll update this post with information about the replacement brush heads once finally find information about them.Needless to say, I highly recommend this product. Feel free to ask questions.