Philips HX5752 Rechargeable sonic toothbrush

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Sonicare Essence / Elite
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General description (Fig. 1)
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Travel cap
Extra soft bristles
Brush head
Personalized ID ring
Removable nut
Power on/off button & charge indicator light
Charger base with cord wrap
Power cord
Brush head holder
Refer to bottom of charger for voltage specifications.
IMPORTANT
SAFEGUARDS
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE
DANGERS
To reduce the risk of electrocution:
1 Do Not place or store product where it can fall or be
pulled into a tub or sink.
2 Do Not place in or drop into water or other liquid.
3 Do Not reach for a product that has fallen into water.
Unplug immediately.
4 Do Not use while bathing.
WARNINGS
To reduce the risk of burns, electrocution, fire or injury to persons:
1 Do Not plug into an outlet with a voltage other than
specified on the bottom of the charger. Voltage converters
Do Not guarantee voltage compatibility.
2 Never force the plug into an outlet; if it does not easily fit
into the outlet, discontinue use.
3 Discontinue use if this product appears damaged in any way
(brush head, handle, charger). This product contains no userserviceable parts. Refer to chapter ‘Guarantee and service’ if
your Sonicare no longer works properly or needs repair.
4 Never use the charger if it has a damaged cord or plug.
5 Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
6 Do Not use the charger outdoors.
7 Do Not use the charger if dropped into water.
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8 Avoid using a brush head with crushed or bent bristles.
Damaged bristles may break off while brushing. Replace
the brush head with a new one every 3 months or sooner
if signs of wear appear. Inappropriate cleaning may cause
bristle damage. (See chapter ‘Cleaning’)
9 This product is designed to clean your teeth, gums and tongue
only. Use this product only for its intended use as described
in this booklet. Discontinue use of this product and contact
a physician/dentist if discomfort or pain is experienced.
10 This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including
children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental
capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless
they have been given supervision or instruction concerning
use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
11 Children should be supervised to ensure that they Do Not
play with the appliance.
12 Sonicare is a personal care device and is not intended for
use on multiple patients in a dental office or institution.
13 Do Not use attachments other than those recommended
by the manufacturer.
14 If your toothpaste includes peroxide, baking soda or other
bicarbonate (common in whitening toothpastes), thoroughly
clean your brush head and handle with soap and water
after each use. Otherwise plastic cracking may occur.
15 To avoid damage to the product, Do Not place the brush
head or charger in the dishwasher for cleaning.
MEDICAL WARNINGS
1 Consult your dental professional before you use this product if
you have had oral or gum surgery in the previous 2 months.
2 Contact your dental professional if excessive bleeding
occurs after using this product or bleeding continues to
occur after 1 week of use.
3 If you have a pacemaker or other implanted device contact
your physician or the device manufacturer prior to use.
4 Sonicare has been tested and is compliant with safety
standards for electromagnetic devices.
5 Consult your physician prior to using the Sonicare if you
have medical concerns.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
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Preparing for use
Attaching the brush head
1Align the front of the brush head with the front of the
toothbrush handle. Match the bars that are on the inside
top of the removable nut with the notches inside the top
of the handle and slide the brush head onto the handle.
2Screw the brush head nut clockwise until it’s firmly
tightened. If the brush head rattles when in use, tighten
the nut further.
3Remove the travel cap from your brush head when you
are ready to brush.
4Use the cord wrap in the bottom of the charger to store
excess cord.
Charging your Sonicare
Sonicare comes with the batteries completely discharged and
should be charged for at least 24 hours during the first few
days of use.
It is recommended that you keep your Sonicare in the charger
when not in use to maintain a full battery charge. It takes at
least 24 hours to fully charge the battery of your Sonicare
toothbrush.
1To charge your Sonicare, place the handle in the charger
with the power button facing forward. Be sure the bottom
of the handle sits back securely in the charger, making
complete contact.
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,, When the handle is placed incorrectly in the charger, the
charge indicator light may still illuminate, but charging will
not take place.
Handles of other Sonicare models do not fit in this charger and
will therefore not charge effectively. Do not attempt to force a
handle into this charger as this will cause damage.
Using the appliance
Useful tips
,, Place the brush head in your mouth before turning
on your Sonicare and keep your mouth closed during
brushing, otherwise toothpaste may splatter.
,, You may experience a slight tickling or tingling sensation
when using an electronic toothbrush such as Sonicare for
the first time. As you become accustomed to brushing
with Sonicare this sensitivity will diminish.
,, A fully charged Sonicare will provide approximately 2
weeks of typical use (2 minutes of brushing twice a day),
making it easy to travel without the charger.
Remember that voltage converters and plug adapters DO
NOT guarantee voltage compatibility. Always check for
voltage compatibility.
Brushing technique
Follow these simple steps to maximize your brushing experience.
1Before turning the Sonicare on, place the bristles of the
brush head on your gumline at a 45-degree angle.
2Hold the handle with a light grip, turn the Sonicare on,
and gently move the bristles in a small circular motion so
the longer bristles reach between your teeth. After a few
seconds, glide the bristles to the next section. Continue
this routine throughout your 2-minute brushing cycle.
3To maximize the effectiveness of your Sonicare
toothbrush, use light pressure and let the Sonicare
toothbrush do the brushing for you. Do not scrub.
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4To make sure you brush evenly throughout the mouth,
divide your mouth into 4 sections: outside top, inside top,
outside bottom and inside bottom teeth. Begin brushing
in section 1 (outside top teeth) and brush for 30 seconds
before moving to section 2 (inside top teeth). Continue
brushing for 30 seconds in each section progressing
through all 4 sections until you’ve brushed for 2 minutes.
5After the 2-minute brushing cycle is complete, additional
time should be spent brushing the chewing surfaces of
your teeth.
Press the power button to turn the brush on and off as needed.
To clean your mouth more completely, you may also brush your
tongue, with the toothbrush turned on or off, as you prefer.
Brushing modes (Select models)
Sonicare automatically starts in the default Clean mode.
To select a  different brushing mode:
1Press the on/off button again to switch to the massage
mode.
Note:When you press the on/off button another time, the
toothbrush turns off .
Clean mode
Standard mode for superior teeth cleaning.
Massage mode
Mode for gentle gum stimulation.
Note:When Sonicare is used in clinical studies, the default 2-minute
Clean mode must be selected.The handle should be fully charged
and the Easy-start feature deactivated.
Tips for specific oral care needs
Stain removal
,, In areas where excess staining occurs, spend extra
brushing time to assist with stain removal.
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Braces
,, The brush should be placed at a 45-degree angle between
your brackets and gumline. Using light pressure, gently
move the bristles in a small circular motion so the longer
bristles reach between your teeth for 2 seconds. Then
gently turn (roll) the brush handle so the bristles clean
the bracket and the rest of the tooth before you glide the
bristles to the next tooth. Continue this until you have
brushed all of your teeth. Please note that brush heads
will wear out sooner when used on braces.
Dental restorations (dental work)
,, Use Sonicare on dental restorations (such as implants,
caps, crowns, bridges and fillings) as you would on your
natural tooth surfaces to reduce plaque build-up and
improve gum health. Work the bristles around all the
areas of the restoration for thorough cleaning.
Periodontal pockets
,, Your dental professional may have indicated that you
have periodontal pockets, deep pockets where plaque
bacteria collect. If this is the case, after brushing for a full
2 minutes, spend extra time gently brushing these areas to
improve your gum health.
Features
Easy-start brushing power ramp-up
,, All Sonicare models come with the Easy-start feature
activated (on), which helps you get used to brushing
with Sonicare.
,, Brushing power will gently increase to full power over
the first 12 brushings.
,, The Easy-start feature is active if you hear 2 beeps
immediately after turning on your Sonicare. Once you
reach optimal brushing power (after the 12th brushing),
you will no longer hear the double beep at the beginning
of your brushing routine.
Note: Each of the first 12 brushings must be at least 1 minute in
length to properly move through the Easy-start ramp-up cycle.
To deactivate or activate the Easy-start feature:
1Attach your brush head to the handle.
2Place the handle in a plugged-in charger base.
3To deactivate the Easy-start feature, press and hold the
power button for 5 seconds.You will hear 1 beep to
indicate that the Easy-start feature has been deactivated.
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4To activate the Easy-start feature, press and hold the
power button for 5 seconds.You will hear 2 beeps to
indicate that the Easy-start feature has been activated.
Using the Easy-start feature beyond the initial ramp-up period
is not recommended and reduces the effectiveness of your
Sonicare toothbrush in removing plaque.
The Easy-start feature should be deactivated and the handle
fully charged when Sonicare is used in clinical trials.
Smartimer 2-minute timer
,, All Sonicare models come with the Smartimer feature,
which automatically sets the brushing time to the 2
minutes recommended by dental professionals.
,, After 2 minutes the Smartimer will automatically turn off
the toothbrush.
,, If you wish to pause or stop brushing during your
2-minute cycle, press the power button. Press the power
button again and the Smartimer will pick up where you
left off.
,, The Smartimer will automatically reset to the beginning of
a 2-minute cycle if:
-- brushing is paused for 30 seconds or longer;
-- the handle is returned to the charger base.
Quadpacer 30-second interval timer (available on
select models).
,, Quadpacer makes sure that you brush all sections of your
mouth evenly and thoroughly. At 30, 60 and 90 seconds,
you will hear a short beep and a pause in brushing action.
This is your signal to move to the next section of your
mouth.
Battery charge indicator (available on select models).
,, If your Sonicare has a low charge, you will hear 5 beeps
after you have brushed your teeth for 2 minutes and the
charge indicator light will flash rapidly.
When you hear the low charge indication, you have 3 or fewer
2-minute brushings left.
1Place the handle in the charger base (with the power
button facing towards you) to begin the recharging
process.
,, The charge indicator light flashes slowly when the handle
is in the charger base to signal charging is in progress.
,, When the Sonicare is fully charged, the charge indicator
light is constantly on (not flashing), signaling that your
Sonicare is ready for use.
When not in use, keep your Sonicare in the charger base to
maintain a full battery charge.
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Cleaning
By following these simple steps, you should get years
of worry-free brushing:
1Rinse brush head and bristles after each use.
2Clean the brush head at least once per week, including
under the removable nut.
To remove the nut:
,, Press down gently on the white area.
Avoid using sharp objects to push on the seal as this may
cause damage.
,, Pull the nut up over the top of the brush head
To replace the nut, slip the nut over the brush head shaft and
pull until it clicks back on.
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3Clean and dry the handle periodically.
4Clean the charger base periodically.
UNPLUG the charger before cleaning. After cleaning the
charger base, completely dry the charger before plugging it
into an electrical outlet.
Mild soap, water and a moist cloth are recommended for
cleaning your Sonicare.
Additional Cleaning Tip:
-- The Sonicare handle is dishwasher safe. Remove the brush
head and charger before placing the handle only in the top
rack of dishwasher.
-- NOTE: Brush heads and charger base should never be
placed in the dishwasher.
Storage
If the product is not to be used for an extended period of time
it should be unplugged from the electrical outlet, cleaned, stored
in a cool and dry area away from direct sunlight. The cord wrap
can be used to store power cord in an organized manner.
Replacement
Brush head
Replacing your brush head every 3 months is clinically proven to
remove more plaque.
Environment
HANDLE CONTAINS NICKEL METAL
HYDRIDE BATTERIES. BATTERIES MUST BE RECYCLED OR
DISPOSED OF PROPERLY.
-- The rechargeable battery inside your Sonicare cannot be
replaced, but is easy to remove for recycling. At the end
of product life and prior to disposal, please remove the
rechargeable battery from the handle by following the
instructions below.
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-- Do not throw away the appliance with the normal
household waste at the end of its life, but hand it in at an
official collection point for recycling. By doing this, you help
to preserve the environment.
-- If you have any recycling questions, contact your local waste
management office.
Removing the batteries
Please note that this process is NOT reversible.
To remove the batteries yourself, you will need a flathead (standard) screwdriver and a small towel. Basic safety
precautions should be observed when following the procedure
outlined below. Be sure to protect your eyes, hands, fingers and
the surface on which you are working.
1Deplete the battery of any charge by removing the handle
from the charger, turning the Sonicare on and allowing it
to run until it stops. Repeat this step until the Sonicare
will no longer operate.
2Insert a screwdriver into one of the slots located near
the top portion of the handle, push the screwdriver blade
into the handle as far as it will go, and twist the blade. The
housing will begin to split.
3Remove the screwdriver and repeat the above instruction
using the other slot located on the opposite side of the
handle.Twist the blade and the housing will continue to split.
4Now, insert the screwdriver into the middle slot located
on the top front part of the handle as shown and push
the blade in as far as it will go.
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5Now use the screwdriver as a lever to pry the 2 handle
sections apart.
6Pull the 2 handle sections completely apart.
7Insert the screwdriver underneath the electronic circuit
board in multiple places.
8Twist and pry the electronic circuit board loose until it is
completely separated from the handle.
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9Pry the 2 AA-sized cylindrical nickel metalhydride batteries loose by inserting the screwdriver on
the sides of the two batteries in the locations shown in
the figure.
10Use a twisting and prying motion to break the glue bond
around the batteries. The 2 batteries are joined together
with glue and will be lifted out together.
Guarantee and service
Philips guarantees its products for two years after the date of
purchase. Defects due to faulty materials and workmanship
will be repaired or replaced at Philips expense provided
that convincing proof of purchase in the qualifying period is
provided.
Contact our Customer Service Center at 1-800-682-7664
(North America), outside North America contact your local
Philips Customer Care Center.
Internet information: www.sonicare.com (North America) or
www.philips.com (outside North America).
WARRANTY EXCLUSIONS
What is not covered under warranty:
-- Brush heads
-- Damage caused by misuse, abuse, neglect, alterations or
unauthorized repair.
-- Normal wear and tear, including chips, scratches, abrasions,
discoloration or fading.
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IMPLIED WARRANTIES
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SHALL BE LIMITED TO
THE DURATION OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTIES SET
FORTH ABOVE. IN SOME STATES LIMITATIONS ON
DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES DO NOT APPLY.
LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
IN NO EVENT SHALL PHILIPS OR ANY OF ITS
AFFILIATED OR SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES BE LIABLE
FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES BASED UPON BREACH OF WARRANTY,
BREACH OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, OR
ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY. SUCH DAMAGES
INCLUDE, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF SAVINGS
OR REVENUE; LOSS OF PROFIT; LOSS OF USE; THE
CLAIMS OF THIRD PARTIES INCLUDING, WITHOUT
LIMITATION, DENTISTS AND DENTAL HYGIENISTS; AND
COST OF ANY SUBSTITUTE EQUIPMENT OR SERVICES.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR
LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES.
Troubleshooting
If you are unable to solve your problem by means of the
troubleshooting guide below, please contact our Customer
Service Center at 1-800-682-7664(in North America), or the
Philips Customer Care Center in your country.
Problem
Solution
The Sonicare toothbrush
does not work
Recharge your Sonicare overnight, ensuring that it is not
plugged into an electrical outlet controlled by a light switch.
Make sure the brush head is attached correctly.
I feel a tickling sensation
when I use Sonicare.
You may experience a slight tickling/tingling sensation
when using Sonicare for the first time. As you become
accustomed to brushing with Sonicare this sensitivity will
diminish.
The brush head rattles
when I use Sonicare
Sonicare should produce a gentle hum during operation.
Tightening the brush head nut can eliminate excessive
rattling. If rattling does not stop, you may need to replace
the brush head. Make sure that the travel cap has been
removed.
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Problem
Solution
The brush head chatters
against my teeth.
This can be avoided by keeping the brush head properly
oriented, with the brush head placed on the gumline at an
angle of 30 to 40 degrees.
Brushing seems less
powerful.
The handle may need recharging.
The Easy-start feature may be on and needs to be shut off
(see chapter “Using the appliance”)
You may need to clean your brush head.
You may need to replace your brush head.
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