Let’s have a look at the current range of Philips Sonicare replacement heads for Philips best electric toothbrush models.
- 1 Philips Sonicare Brush Head Types
- 2 Sonicare Plaque Control Heads
- 3 Sonicare Gum Care
- 4 Sonicare White Brush Heads
- 5 Sonicare Sensitive
- 6 Philips Sonicare Essence Replacement Heads (E-Series)
- 7 Sonicare Brush Head Compatibility and Comparison Table
- 8 Best Generic Sonicare Replacement Heads
- 9 Frequently Asked Questions About Philips Toothbrush Heads
Philips Sonicare Brush Head Types
- E-Series – screw-on – compatible only with old Sonicare Essence
- Click-on – compatible with all current models
The Click-on brush heads are easier to use than older replacement brush models. You just have to attach it to your toothbrush handle and push the brush head until it snaps.
- Plaque Control – C1, C2, and C3
- Gum Care – G2, and G3
- Whitening – W, W2, and W3
- Sensitive – S
- Children – Sonicare For Kids
Brush head size:
- Compact – Sonicare For Kids, ProResults, and a few others.
The Compact head works better for children and women who usually have smaller mouths. They also clean hard-to-reach areas of the mouth (like back teeth) better.
- BrushSync – C2, C3, G2, G3, W, W2, W3
Only the DiamondClean Smart, ProtectiveClean, and the new ExpertClean brushes featuring BrushSync Mode Pairing technology can fully use the Smart features of these brush heads.
Sonicare Plaque Control Heads
The Philips Sonicare Plaque Control toothbrush head is perfect for those who want to maintain optimal plaque removal as part of their everyday oral healthcare routine.
In the UK this type of replacement brush heads is called Philips Sonicare Plaque Defense – Philips Sonicare C2 Optimal Plaque Defense and C3 Premium Plaque Defense.
Philips C1 ProResults Brush Heads
Philips C1 Sonicare ProResults brush head features new and improved design compared to the old HX6013 ProResults head. They are made using materials like TPE, PCTA, and nylon bristles.
The C1 is based on the ProResults brush head launched almost 10 years ago.
Multiple variants of ProResults Sonicare brush heads are available :
- Old style Standard HX6013,
- Old style Compact HX6023,
- New style Philips Sonicare ProResults Plaque Control C1 HX9023/64
This is the old ProResults brush head.
And here is the new generation Philips Sonicare ProResults Plaque Control C1.
It is recommended that you change your toothbrush head every three months. What you can do to keep track of it is to place the month stickers that are on your Sonicare brush heads on your toothbrush charger base. You will get an idea though as to whether it is time to replace it when the bristles are starting to spread out.
If you have a new toothbrush with BrushSync feature, the toothbrush will keep track on how long you are using the C2 or C3 brush head and remind you when the head is due for replacement.
- New easy to use design with Push on connector
- Decreased chance to get mold and mildew buildups
- Indicator bristles let you know when it is time to replace the brush
- Provides wider motion range than the Sonicare Elite heads
- Built using green materials
It is important to remember that the newer generation Click-on heads differ from previous Sonicare e-Series heads.
The Plaque Control brushing head fits Philips Sonicare DiamondClean, ExpertClean, ProtectiveClean models.
This toothbrush head is not compatible with old e-series handles like Elite, Essence, and Xtreme models.
Where to buy?
The ProResults brushing heads come in packs of three. Your brush head has to be replaced every three months, which means that you can be sure of good oral health for at least nine months with one pack.
It is essential to make sure that you buy the brush heads that are compatible with your toothbrush as some may have a different design and they will not fit correctly.
You should be able to buy the full range of Philips and Oral-B brush heads in your nearest store. However, if it is not available there, you can order yours online.
According to the customers’ reports, Amazon usually offers competitive prices on replacement heads.
Sonicare C1 vs C2
What is the difference between Sonicare C1 vs C2? Stay tuned to learn more!
Philips Sonicare C2 Optimal Plaque Control HX9023
Philips Sonicare C3 Premium Plaque Control HX9042
The Sonicare C3 Premium Plaque Control brush heads are designed to remove 10 times more plaque than a manual toothbrush.
Philips Sonicare Simply Clean
Philips Sonicare Simply Clean is one of the most affordable genuine Philips toothbrush heads with click-on connector.
If you are looking for a no-frills brush head that gets its job done and is backed by Philips Sonicare brand reputation, this is a choice you will not regret making.
Sonicare Gum Care
Philips Sonicare G3 Premium Gum Care HX9052
The Sonicare G3 Premium Gum Care brush heads have extra soft bristles lined up in a way that enables more surface contact and give the gumline a gentle clean.
It is proven to improve gum health as fast as in 2 weeks.
Philips Sonicare C3 vs G3
You are probably wondering about the differences between C3 and G3 brush heads.
The G3 brush heads have softer bristles. It is a better choice for people with sensitive gums.
Sonicare White Brush Heads
Philips Sonicare W DiamondClean Brush Heads
Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Heads are the new brush heads that come with the advanced Philips power toothbrush, the Sonicare DiamondClean.
DiamondClean Standard and Compact brush heads
There are 2 Philips DiamondClean Sonicare replacement heads models available – the Standard Brush Head (manufacturer code HX6063/64 (old) and HX6064/65 (new) for white and HX6062 for the black model) and Compact Brush Head (manufacturer code HX6072/66).
As you can guess from the product names, the main difference is the brushing head size. The compact head is better suited for people with a smaller mouth – mostly children and women.
I have read numerous reports stating that compactly sized heads are doing a better job cleaning hard to reach areas of your mouth, so choosing the brush with the compact head can be a wise choice for men as well.
I suggest you try both sizes and then chose the one that does a better job or just ask your dentist for advice.
Philips Sonicare W2 Optimal White
Philips Sonicare W3 Premium White HX9062
The Sonicare W3 Premium White brush heads will remove stains and start whitening your teeth after using them for 3 days.
Philips Sonicare W2 vs W3
I am looking into the differences between these brush heads.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is so special about these heads?
Philips has stated that the innovative brushing head design is the main reason why DiamondClean toothbrushes are performing so much better than other power toothbrushes.
Philips has invented the new technology that increases the number of bristles you can place on each brush head. Thanks to this technology now the standard size brush head has 44% more bristles than older models, and the compact size head has 23% more bristles.
Can I use these heads only with the DiamondClean toothbrush?
These Philips Sonicare brush heads are also compatible with some other Philips power toothbrushes:
- FlexCare, e.g. HX6920
- FlexCare Plus
Where can I buy them and how much do they cost?
These brush heads for DiamondClean are sold by all major retailers online and offline.
They are sold in 2-packs, 3-packs, and 6-packs and the average price is around 50% higher than the cost of older brush head models.
Philips Sonicare Sensitive HX6053
Philips Sonicare Essence Replacement Heads (E-Series)
The Philips Sonicare E-Series Replacement Brush Head HX7003 has been designed to ensure that users have the best possible mouth cleaning experience.
Each brush head has a slim and contoured neck so it can access and clean hard to reach areas in the mouth. Also, each Sonicare Essence Brush Heads have contoured and extra soft bristles to ensure deep cleaning without damaging the gum line.
Although there are various similar products in the market today, a lot of people still choose to use the Philips Sonicare Essence replacement heads, and they have a good reason to do so.
In a study conducted at Northwestern University, results showed that people who used Sonicare over a period of 6 months had better oral health than those who used other brands of a toothbrush.
The study also said that long-term use of Sonicare is effective in reducing inflammation caused by gingivitis.
- Bristles are tapered, extra soft and contoured
- A neck designed to be slim angled to clean hard to reach areas
- Package includes 3 brush heads
Philips E-Series Sonicare replacement heads for older models are compatible with:
- Sonicare Advance
- Sonicare Elite
- Sonicare Essence, e.g., Philips Sonicare Essence 5300
- Sonicare Advance
- Sonicare CleanCare
NOT compatible with Sonicare Essence+.
It is best to replace your brush head every three months for optimum oral cleaning. The package of the E-Series Head comes in three which means you will be able to have excellent oral health for up to 9 months.
Where To Buy?
The original Sonicare replacement brush heads can be expensive. If you are getting the Philips Sonicare E-Series Replacement Heads, you can make sure that you will be able to save money as you will not need to visit your dentist as often.
This product might be available in your local stores, but you can try to find it online cheaper!
Sonicare Brush Head Compatibility and Comparison Table
Stay tuned for Sonicare brush head compatibility detailed table where you will find the Philips Sonicare brush heads comparison!
|W3 Premium White||Click-on||HX9064, HX9062||2-, 4-packs||White, Black||Standard||BrushSync mode pairing|
|W DiamondClean||Click-on||HX6062, HX6063, HX6064, HX6066||2-, 3-, 4-, 6-packs||White, Black||Standard||BrushSync mode pairing|
|W2 Optimal White||Click-on||HX6063/96||3-packs||Black||Standard||BrushSync mode pairing|
|DiamondClean||Click-on||HX6073, HX6074, HX6072, HX6073, HX6062, HX6063, HX6064, HX6066||2-, 3-, 4-, 6-packs||White, Black||Standard, Compact||-|
|C3 Premium Plaque Control||Click-on||HX9042, HX9043, HX9044, HX9046||2-, 3-, 4-, 6-packs||White, Black||Standard||BrushSync mode pairing|
|C2 Optimal Plaque Control||Click-on||HX9026, HX9023||3-, 6-packs||White||Standard||BrushSync mode pairing|
|AdaptiveClean||Click-on||HX9042, HX9043, HX9046||2-, 3-, 6-packs||White, Black||Standard||-|
|ProResults Plaque Control||Click-on||HX9006, HX9023, HX9026||3-, 6-packs||White||Standard||-|
|G3 Premium Gum Care||Click-on||HX9052, HX9053, HX9054||2-, 3-, 4-packs||White, Black||Standard||BrushSync mode pairing|
|G2 Optimal Gum Care||Click-on||HX9036, HX9033||3-, 6-packs||White||Standard||BrushSync mode pairing|
|ProResults Gum Health||Click-on||HX9036, HX9033||3-, 6-packs||White||Standard||-|
|i InterCare||Click-on||HX9002, HX9003, HX9006||2-, 3-, 6-packs||White||Standard||-|
|InterCare||Click-on||HX9002, HX9003||2-, 3-packs||White||Standard||-|
|ProResults||Click-on||HX6011, HX6012, HX6013, HX6015, HX6017, HX6021, HX6022, HX6023||1-, 2-, 3-packs||White||Standard||-|
|Sonicare for Kids||Click-on||HX6031, HX6032, HX6041, HX6042||1-, 2-packs||Blue, red||Standard, Compact||-|
|PowerUp||Click-on||HX3012, HX3013, HX3022, HX3023||2-, 3-packs||White||Standard||-|
|Variety Pack||Click-on||HX9073/65||3-packs||White||Standard||C3 + G3 + W3|
|Variety Pack||Click-on||HX9023/69||3-packs||White||Standard||2x C2 Optimal Plaque Control + 1x C3 Premium Plaque Control|
|TongueCare+||Click-on||HX8072||2-packs||White||Standard||BrushSync mode pairing|
|E-series||Screw-on||HX7001, HX7002, HX7003, HX7004, HX7006, HX7011, HX7012, HX7022, HX7023, HX7024, HX7025, HX7026, HX7028, HX7052, HX7053||1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 8-packs||White||Standard, Compact||-|
The Click on replacement brush heads are compatible with these Philips Sonicare toothbrushes:
- 2 Series Plaque Control
- 2 Series Plaque Defense
- 3 Series Gum Health
- DiamondClean Smart
- Essence+ (NOT the regular Essence)
- FlexCare Platinum
- FlexCare Platinum Connected
- Sonicare for Kids
Best Generic Sonicare Replacement Heads
When I first reviewed the Sonicare brush heads, the only available option was original replacement heads from Philips.
Now there is a number of third-party manufacturers offering compatible generic Sonicare replacement heads.
Some of the popular generic brands are:
- Sonimart (also for E-Series)
- Brigthdeal (E-Series)
- Toptheway (E-Series)
- Great Value Tech (E-Series)
- Jiuzhoudeal (E-Series)
Which are the best generic Sonicare replacement heads?
I will let you know after finishing my research on this subject.
Frequently Asked Questions About Philips Toothbrush Heads
Are Sonicare toothbrush heads interchangeable?
There are two types of Sonicare toothbrush heads, and the same-type brush heads are interchangeable. The older E-Series heads are interchangeable between Sonicare Essence, Advance, Elite, and other discontinued power brushes. The click-on Philips toothbrush heads are interchangeable between all the latest Philips toothbrushes.
How do you replace a Sonicare toothbrush head?
Only 2 steps are required to replace the Sonicare toothbrush head. Step 1 – remove the old brush head by pulling it off (new click-on design) or screwing it off (old screw-on design). Step 2 – click on or screw on the new brush head.
What is the difference between the Sonicare brush heads?
How often do I need to change my Sonicare toothbrush head?
The manufacturer recommends replacing your Philips Sonicare Brush Head every 3 months of normal twice a day use or when the blue indicator bristles wear out.
Does Sonicare have soft bristles?
Philips Sonicare replacement heads have medium bristles. The brush heads marked Sensitive has ultra-soft bristles.
What is the softest Sonicare brush head?
According to user testimonials I have found the Philips Sonicare G3 Premium Gum Care brush heads are among the softest you can get.
How do I clean my Sonicare brush head?
What are the best Sonicare replacement heads for sensitive teeth?
Will using generic toothbrush heads void the warranty?
Which are the best Philips Sonicare brush heads for braces?