Should I Buy a HX6733 or HX6972?

The following account is a brief & objective comparison of two popular Philips electric sonicare toothbrush models (bundles) -- the HX6733 vs HX6972 -- which will contrast their features and specifications through a break-down setting (showcasing their variations and commonalities with one another) -- this will then in turn give you a clear overview as to what each model is capable of (& can hence offer you).Then we can ultimately go on to conclude: i) which is the better model (package deal -- in terms of value, performance etc.) and ii) from this the toothbrush that is most ideal for your tooth & gum care (i.e oral health).

Fitted Technology

HX6733/90 (aka. HealthyWhite, Platinum Edition): Sonicare Technology

HX6972/10 (aka. FlexCare Plus): Sonicare Technology

They both utilise Philips' unique sonic technology that allows them to power clean at up to 31,000 movements every 60 seconds -- this allows the toothbrush heads to drive cleaning liquid deep into the gaps within your teeth and clean (removing plaque, stains etc.) right up against your gum line -- in all producing a superior oral clean (when compared to that of just a manual toothbrush). Note: oral health benefits with: the HX6972 "improved gum health in two weeks" and HX6733: getting you "two shades lighter in two weeks" with regular (twice a day) usage (with both claims being clinically proven).

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Cleaning Modes

HX6733: Clean | Clean & White | Sensitive |

HX6972: Clean | Massage | Sensitive | Gum Care | Refresh |

They also provide you with a customisable cleaning experience through the various cleaning modes on offer: they both use the clean mode - which is just a standard two minute complere clean as well as the sensitive mode - which should be used for those who have particularly sensitive gums and/or teeth. The HX6733 also comes with a clean & white mode - this basically adds a extra 30 seconds on the end of the standard clean mode (which lasts 2 minutes), which acts to form a polishing 'effect' through varying the speeds of the brush -- allowing it to effectively remove (tea, coffee) stains and making your teeth more visible (and whiter). 

The HX6972 doesn't offer the clean and white mode but instead offers three alternatives -- the massage mode - that acts to stimulate your gums through driving fluid around your mouth, gum care mode - where after the initial basic two minutes, it provides another specialised brush movement for a minute that is dedicated to cleaning 'problem' areas -- which prevent gum recession & bleeding (over time) and you should aslo start to experience a reduction in inflammation and a general improvement in gum health. It also offers a refresh mode -- which is basically just a quick 1 minute overhaul -- that you would use after lunch or a coffee for example.

Practical Features

HX6733: 1 to 2 weeks run time| Easy Start, SmarTimer & Quadpacer | UV Sanitizer

HX6972: 3 weeks run time | Easy Start, SmarTimer & Quadpacer | UV Sanitizer | Illuminated Display

The HX6733 toothbrushes should last you around 10 days (which is about 20 uses), the HX6972 on the other hand from a single 24 hour charge will last you for up to 3 weeks (over 40 uses) -- making it ideal for travelling. Moreover, both rechargeable toothbrushes have integrated technology to encourage good dental habits -- for instance the SmarTimer makes sure you clean your teeth for the full (professionally) recommended two minutes along with the quadpacer letting you know with a 'beeping' system to change quadrant every 30 seconds. Also, they have an integrated 'easy start' feature that gradually builds up in power over your first 14 uses, so you get used to the sonic technology and how to use the Philips toothbrushes properly & comfortably.

They also both come with a UV sanitizer station system that not only charges your toothbrushes but kills 99% of bacteria and viruses (e.g. E.coli, S. mutans) that you leave on your brush head after use (which takes around 10 minutes). The HX6972 mmodel also has an illuminated display system that lights up when switched on (so you can see what 'cleaning' mode it is on) and then turns invisible when you switch it off -- which is pretty cool.

Brush Heads

HX6733: 2 x Diamond Clean Brush Heads

HX6972: Compact & Standard ProResults Brush Head 

Philips have designed and strucutred their tooth brush heads to offer a top quality performance (and have recieved a huge amount of professional dental input) -- where they are moulded to match the curvature and shaping of your teeth (i.e are contoured), this allows for an effective removal of plaque (right up against your gum line) and stains as well as offering a soft, comfortable & gentle brushing experience. The Diamond version is the most premium version and offers a larger tooth surface engagement than the standard pro-results brush head. The compact pro-results brush head is ideal for those who are after precision cleaning (e.g. because they have braces etc.).

Further Information

Warranty Information

Both Philips Sonicare packages are covered by a 24 month period (which include parts and labour costs).

Dimensions & Weight

HX6733  - (each) 3.8 x 6.8 x 9.6 inches | 1.1 lbs  -- HX6972 - 3.7 x 6.7 x 9.2 inches | 1 lbs

What's in the Box (package)?

HX6733 - " 2x Sonicare toothbrushes, 2 Diamond brush heads, a deluxe charger with cord wrap, brush head storage, two hygienic travel caps, two travel cases."

HX6972 - "Toothbrush, Standard ProResults brush head, Compact ProResults brush head, three brush-head color-code rings, UV sanitizer with installed charger, two travel caps, and travel case."

Average Review Rating (sourced

HX6733: 4.7 out of 5 stars (94%) from 150 + reviews.

HX6972: 4.3 out of 5 stars (86%) from 1,000 + reviews.

Conclusion: Should You Buy a HX6733 or HX6972?

Clearly, these are two quite different bundle packages. The HX6972 offers you a single premium electric toothbrush that will offer a fantastic overall oral cleaning performance (particularly for those with receding, bleeding gums etc.) whereas the HX69733 bundle gives you 'two' standard sonicare toothbrushes with a specialised whitening system. With regards to which offers the best value for money I would have to argue for the HX6733 -- for less money you are getting two power toothbrushes (and the sanitizer kit etc.), but in terms of the performance the HX6972 clearly is the best. Which should you buy -- depends on your situation really -- if you are after quality oral care then get the HX6972, if you are after value go for the HX6733 (especially if someone else in your household is after a decent electric toothbrush too). 

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