Philips Sonicare Essence Rechargeable sonic toothbrush HX5251

the sonic toothbrush
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General description
A Travel cap
B Extra-soft bristles
C Brush head
D Colour code ring
E Removable nut
F On/off button & charging light
G Charger with cord storage
H Mains cord
I Brush head holder
Important
Read these instructions for use carefully before using the appliance and
save them for future reference.
◗ Check if the voltage indicated on the bottom or back of the
charger corresponds to the local mains voltage before you
connect the appliance.
◗ Keep the charger away from water! Do not place or store it over
or near water contained in a bathtub, washbasin, sink etc. Do not
immerse the charger in water or any other liquid.
◗ Never use the charger if it is damaged or if the cord or plug is
damaged. If the charger, the cord or the plug is damaged, always
have the charger replaced by one of the original type in order to
avoid a hazard.
◗ Do not use the toothbrush in the bath or shower.
◗ Only use the charger supplied.
◗ Close supervision is necessary when this product is used by or on
children or the disabled.
◗ If you have had oral or gum surgery in the previous 2 months,
consult your dentist before using the toothbrush.
◗ Consult your dentist if excessive bleeding occurs after using this
toothbrush or if bleeding continues to occur after 1 week of use.
◗ The Sonicare toothbrush complies with the safety standards for
electromagnetic devices. If you have a pacemaker or other
implanted device, consult your doctor or the manufacturer of the
implanted device if you have any questions about using the
Sonicare.
◗ Do not use other brush heads than the ones recommended by
the manufacturer.
◗ Replace the brush head every 6 months or sooner if signs of wear
appear, such as crushed or bent bristles.
◗ This appliance has only been designed for cleaning teeth, gums and
tongue. Do not use it for any other purpose.
◗ The Sonicare toothbrush is a personal care device and it is not
intended for use on multiple patients in a dental practice or
institution.
◗ The mains cord of this appliance cannot be replaced. If the mains
cord is damaged, the appliance must be discarded.
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◗ If your favorite toothpaste includes peroxide, baking soda or
other bicarbonate (common in whitening toothpastes), it is
important that you thoroughly clean your brush head with soap
and water after each use.
Preparing for use
Attaching the brush head
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Place the brush head onto the handle by sliding the ribs on the
inside of the nut into the grooves in the top of the handle.
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Screw the brush head nut clockwise until it is firmly tightened.
If the brush head rattles during use, tighten the nut further.
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Remove the travel cap from the brush head before you start
brushing.
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Store excess cord by winding it round the cord storage hooks
in the bottom of the charger.
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Charging
Charge the Sonicare for at least 24 hours during the first few days of
use.
We advise you to keep the Sonicare in the plugged-in charger when
not in use to maintain a full battery charge.When the battery is empty,
it takes at least 24 hours to fully charge the Sonicare.
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To charge the Sonicare, place the handle properly in the
charger with the on/off button facing towards the front of the
charger.
Make 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 charging
light may still go on, but charging will not take place.
The 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
◗ We advise you to use gel toothpastes to ensure optimal
performance.
◗ Place the brush head in your mouth before switching the
appliance on and keep your mouth closed during brushing to
prevent splattering of toothpaste.
◗ You may experience a slight tickling or tingling sensation when
using an electronic toothbrush such as the Sonicare for the first
time.As you become accustomed to brushing with the Sonicare,
this sensitivity will diminish.
◗ A fully charged Sonicare allows you brush your teeth for
2 minutes twice a day for approximately 2 weeks without
charging, making it easy to travel without the charger.
Brushing technique
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Before switching the Sonicare on, place the bristles of the
brush head on your gumline at a 45-degree angle.
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Hold the handle with a light grip, switch the Sonicare on and
gently move the bristles in a small circular motion so that the
longer bristles reach between your teeth.After a few seconds,
pass the bristles to the next section. Continue this routine
throughout the 2-minute brushing cycle.
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To maximise the effectiveness of the Sonicare toothbrush, use
light pressure and let the Sonicare do the brushing for you.
Do not scrub.
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To make sure you brush evenly throughout the mouth, divide
your mouth into 4 sections: outside upper teeth, inside upper
teeth, outside lower teeth and inside lower teeth. Begin
brushing the first section (outside upper teeth) and brush for
30 seconds before moving to the next section (inside upper
teeth). Continue brushing the other two sections for 30
seconds each until you have completed the 2-minute brushing
cycle.
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After the 2-minute brushing cycle, you can switch the Sonicare
briefly back on again to brush the chewing surfaces of your
teeth.
Press the on/off button to switch the Sonicare on or off as needed.
To clean your mouth more completely, you can also brush your tongue
with the toothbrush switched on or off, as you prefer.
Tips for specific oral care needs
Stain removal
◗ For even better stain removal, dedicate extra brushing time to
areas where excess staining occurs.
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Braces
◗ Place the brush head at a 45-degree angle between the brackets
and the 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 roll the brush handle so the
bristles clean the bracket and the rest of the tooth before you
pass the bristles to the next tooth. Continue this until you have
brushed all your teeth. Please note that brush heads will wear out
sooner when used on braces.
Dental restorations
◗ Use the 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
◗ If your dentist has indicated that you have periodontal pockets
(deep pockets where plaque bacteria collect), you can improve your
gum health by dedicating extra brushing time to the problem areas
after having completed your regular 2-minute brushing cycle.
Features
Easy-start\
◗ All Sonicare models come with the Easy-start feature activated,
which helps you get used to brushing with the Sonicare.
◗ The 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 switching the Sonicare on. Once the Sonicare has reached
optimal brushing power (after the 12th brushing), you will no
longer hear the 2 beeps at the beginning of each brushing cycle.
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Note: each of the first 12 brushings must be at least 1 minute long to
properly move through the Easy-start ramp-up cycle.
To deactivate or activate the Easy-start feature:
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Attach the brush head to the handle.
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Place the handle in the plugged-in charger.
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To deactivate the Easy-start feature, press and hold the on/off
button for 5 seconds.You will hear 1 beep to indicate that the
Easy-start feature has been deactivated.
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To activate the Easy-start feature, press and hold the on/off
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 the Sonicare
toothbrush in removing plaque.
The Easy-start feature should be deactivated and the handle fully
charged when the Sonicare is used in clinical trials.
Smartimer\
◗ The Smartimer automatically sets the brushing time to the
2 minutes recommended by dentists and dental hygienists.
◗ After 2 minutes the Smartimer automatically switches the
toothbrush off.
◗ If you wish to stop brushing briefly during a 2-minute brushing
cycle, press the on/off button.When you press the on/off button
again, the Smartimer will resume the brushing cycle at the point
where you stopped.
◗ The Smartimer will automatically reset to the beginning of a
2-minute cycle if:
- you stop brushing for 30 seconds or longer;
- you put the handle in the charger.
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Quadpacer\ (specific models only)
◗ The Quadpacer 30-second interval timer ensures 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 start brushing the next section of
your mouth.
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Battery charge indication (specific models only).
◗ When the battery is running low, you hear 5 beeps after the
2-minute brushing cycle and the charging light blinks rapidly.
When you hear the low charge indication, there are 3 or fewer
2-minute brushings left.
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Place the handle in the charger (with the on/off button facing
towards the front of the charger) to recharge the appliance.
◗ The charging light blinks slowly when the handle is in the charger
base to indicate that charging is in progress.
◗ When the Sonicare is fully charged, the charging light burns
continuously to indicate that the Sonicare is ready for use.
Keep the Sonicare in the charger when you are not using it to maintain
a full battery charge.
Cleaning
Regular cleaning guarantees the best performance and a long life for
your appliance.
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Rinse the brush head and bristles after each brushing.
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Clean the brush head at least once a week, including under the
removable nut.
To remove the nut:
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◗ Gently press on the rubber seal with your thumbs.
Avoid using sharp objects to push on the seal as this may cause
damage.
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◗ Pull the nut up over the top of the brush head.
To reattach the nut, slip the nut over the brush head shaft and pull it
down until it snaps home.
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Clean and dry the handle periodically.
4 Clean the charger periodically.
Unplug the charger before cleaning it. After cleaning the charger, dry it
completely before putting the plug back into the wall socket.
We advise you to use a mild cleaning agent, water and a moist cloth to
clean the Sonicare.
Replacement
Brush head
Replacing your brush head every 6 months in clinically proved to
remove more plaque.
Environment
The built-in rechargeable batteries contain substances that may pollute
the environment.
Remove the batteries when you discard the appliance. Do not throw
the batteries away with the normal household waste, but hand them in
at an official collection point.You can also take the appliance to a Philips
service centre, which will remove the batteries for you and will dispose
of them in an environmentally safe way.
Removing the batteries
Please note that this process is not reversible.
To remove the batteries yourself, you will need a flat-head (standard)
screwdriver and a small towel.
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Deplete 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.
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Insert a screwdriver into one of the slots located near the top
part of the handle, push the screwdriver blade into the handle
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as far as it will go and twist the blade.The housing will begin to
split.
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Remove 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.
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Now 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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Now use the screwdriver as a lever to pry the 2 handle
sections apart.
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Pull the 2 handle sections completely apart.
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Insert the screwdriver underneath the electronic circuit board
in multiple places.
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Twist and pry the electronic circuit board loose until it is
completely separated from the handle.
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Pry the batteries loose by inserting the screwdriver on the
sides of the two batteries in the locations shown in the figure.
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Use 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 & service
If you need information or if you have a problem, please visit the Philips
website at www.philips.com or contact the Philips Customer Care
Centre in your country (you will find its phone number in the
worldwide guarantee leaflet). If there is no Customer Care Centre in
your country, turn to your local Philips dealer or contact the Service
Department of Philips Domestic Appliances and Personal Care BV.
Guarantee restrictions
The following is not covered by the terms of the international
guarantee:
- Brush heads
- Damage caused by misuse, abuse, neglect or alterations
- Normal wear and tear, including chips, scratches, abrasions,
discoloration or fading
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Troubleshooting
This chapter summarises the most common problems you could encounter with your Sonicare.
Please read the different sections for more details. If you are unable to solve the problem, contact the
Philips Customer Care Centre in your country (see chapter 'Guarantee & service').
Problem
Solution
The Sonicare toothbrush does not work.
Recharge the Sonicare overnight. Make sure the socket is live when you
recharge the appliance.The electricity supply to sockets in mirror
cabinets over washbasins or shaver sockets in bathrooms may be cut
off when the light is turned off.
Make sure the brush head is attached correctly.
I feel a tickling sensation when I use the
Sonicare.
You may experience a slight tickling/tingling sensation when using the
Sonicare for the first time. As you become accustomed to brushing
with the Sonicare, this sensation will diminish.
The brush head rattles when I use the
Sonicare.
The Sonicare should produce a gentle hum during operation.Tightening
the brush head nut can eliminate excessive rattling. If the rattling does
not stop, you may need to replace the brush head. Make sure you
remove the travel cap before switching the appliance on.
The brush head chatters against my teeth.
You can avoid this 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.
You may need to recharge the Sonicare.
The Easy-start feature may be active and needs to be deactivated (see
chapter 'Using the appliance').
You may need to clean the brush head.
You may need to replace the brush head.
The Sonicare gives off an unpleasant smell.
Clean the handle, brush head and charger thoroughly (see chapter
'Cleaning').
You may need to replace the brush head.
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North America:
1-800-682-7664
www.sonicare.com
Philips Oral Healthcare, Inc.
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U.S.A.
Outside North America:
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www.philips.com
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