This modern age of invention is great for a lot of things, but simplifying the toothbrush purchase process is not one of them. I know people have been trying to figure out which of Sonicare’s electric toothbrush models has a gum (“Gum Care” or “Massage”) setting, so here you go:
The Sonicare DiamondClean
Read my complete Sonicare DiamondClean review for more information. Otherwise,
and see what they have to say.
The Sonicare FlexCare R910
||Similar to the DiamondClean in terms of raw cleaning power, but lacking the sleek design or fancy accessories
If you want to know more about the Sonicare Flexcare R910, you can read my review or
The FlexCare Plus
The Sonicare FlexCare Platinum
And the winner is…
Hopefully this list will have given you a solid sense of what gum health-savvy brushes are available from the Sonicare line, but if you’re looking for a winner, here’s what I think:
The line between the FlexCare R910’s “MaxCare” (a three minute session, with two for teeth and one for gums) and FlexCare Plus’s “Gum Care” (essentially the same thing) is slight to the point of being non-existent. If you’re not worried about sensitive teeth and don’t care about style or nifty accessories, I’d take the cheaper of those two models.
But the FlexCare Platinum is very tempting. Being able to toggle the strength of your Gum Care routine is a useful feature, and the little sensor that monitors if you’re brushing too hard will help to keep your gums intact. If you don’t care for the (better but admittedly more expensive) DiamondClean brushes, you can always buy ProResults brush heads instead.
Check the prices for all three brushes and ensure you’re getting the accessories and the settings you want, but based exclusively on gum care I think I’m giving this one to FlexCare Platinum.