Sonicare replacement heads are readily available both at local retail shops and on the internet. But when shopping for replacement heads for your Sonicare toothbrush, what should you be looking for and how can you get the best deal? Below are just a few ideas to get you started.
You need to be sure to get the correct style of replacement head. Newer models, such as the Sonicare HealthyWhite and Sonicare FlexCare use the newer snap on style of attachment mechanism. If you have an older Elite or Essence toothbrush, you need a head that screws on. Sonicare For Kids toothbrushes have their own heads and they are in the newer snap on style. If you have multiple newer brushes in your family, it may be useful to know that the snap on heads are interchangeable. So if you run out you can use one of your kids’ heads and vice versa.
Choose the size you prefer. Often you can get the same model of replacement head in two sizes. Some come in compact and standard (compact is just smaller) or sensitive and standard (sensitive is just softer). The For Kids toothbrushes also have two head sizes. The bigger size is for children aged 7 and up, while the smaller size is for children aged 4 to 7, or for older kids who need more precision.
Make sure the head you are now using is really worn out. Replacing the head every three months is what the manufacturer recommends, but many users have found that they can use one head quite a bit longer than that, some as much as 6 months. How you use it and how much you use it make a big difference. However often you use it, it needs to be replaced when the blue bristles have faded to white because by then you will not be getting the best cleaning possible.
Look around for a good deal. Replacement heads are not cheap so you should browse your local retailers’ advertisements and flyers for good deals, as well as checking the heads’ packaging for coupons or rebates. Many ‘deals’ are available on the internet, but be sure you are getting a good price….