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What are the brushing modes for my Sonicare toothbrush?

Published on 22 March 2024

Your Sonicare toothbrush has different brushing modes. These modes may vary between toothbrushes.

The default mode of your toothbrush is Clean. This mode provides a 2-minute brushing time and is suitable for everyday use. 

The other brushing modes are: 

  • Deep clean (3:00 minutes): this allows extra time to work on trouble spots.
  • Deep clean+ (2:00/3:00 minutes): similar to deep clean mode. When your toothbrush is connected, this mode will run for 2 minutes. The BrushPacer feedback will occur every 20 seconds. If your toothbrush is not connected, this mode will run for 3 minutes. The BrushPacer feedback will occur every 30 seconds. 
  • White (2:30 minutes): great for removing surface stains.
  • Polish (1:00 minute): ideal for smoothing the surface of your teeth.
  • Gum Care (3:00 minutes): perfect for cleaning your teeth and gums.
  • Gum Health (3:20 minutes): designed to clean and massage your gums for ideal gum health.
  • Sensitive (2:00 minutes): gentle vibrations and is suitable for sensitive teeth.
  • Tongue Care (20 seconds): clean your tongue with the TongueCare brush head.

The information on this page applies to the following models: HX6857/30 , HX6877/23 , HX6809/16 , HX6321/03 , HX6993/03 , HX6311/02 , HX6511/02 , HX6711/02 , HX6921/02 , HX6942/14 , HX6972/10 , HX6732/02 , HX6730/02 , HX6780/02 , HX6782/02 , HX6902/02 , HX6932/10 , HX6982/03 , HX6511/50 , HX6942/04 , HX5551/02 , HX5251/02 . Click here to show more product numbers Click here to show less product numbers

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