Updated 26 Mar 2018

Philips Sonicare

Healthy White HX6711/02

Snapshot: The Philips Sonicare Healthy White HX6711/02 electric toothbrush has a sonic brush action. How well does it clean teeth?

Healthy White HX6711/02
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$177

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Test results

Overall score
86
Performance
?/10
Battery recharge
?/10
Battery rundown
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Very good at removing plaque.
  • Very fast at recharging battery (less than 12 hours).
  • Excellent at keeping battery charge.
  • Easy to use.
  • OK to attach and remove brush head.
  • Low battery indicator.
  • Timer.
  • 30-second alert when you should move to another section of your mouth.
  • Very good instructions.

But

  • No travel case.
  • Only has 2 speed settings.
  • No pressure indicator.

How we test

Performance 70% of overall score
Each toothbrush is tested by 20 people to see how well it removes plaque. To measure plaque levels, teeth are dyed with a solution and a dental hygienist measures the amount of plaque on the inside and outside of every tooth. The triallist then brushes their teeth for 2 minutes and the hygienist measures how much plaque is left. This sequence is repeated over several weeks.

Battery 15% of overall score
We see how many 2-minute brushes a fully charged battery gives. We leave a 12-hour gap between each brush, just like you would when you’re brushing twice a day. We also assess at how long it takes for a flat battery to fully recharge.

Ease of use 15% of overall score
For ease of use our 20 triallists consider how comfortable each brush is to use and hold, how easy it is to attach and remove the brush head, and recharge the brush, and how comprehensive the instructions are.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$177

Specifications

Brush action
Sonic
Replaceable heads
1
Battery life (number of 2-minute brushes)
53
Recharge time (hours.minutes)
11.28
Weight (g)
143
Number of settings
2

Features

Low-battery indicator
Two-minute-timer
30-second-alert
Pressure indicator
×
Travel container
×
Smartphone compatible
×

More info

Notes
We tested this toothbrush with Diamond Clean and ProResults heads. Performance results were very similar.