Philips Sonicare Toothbrush Heads – Sonicare Replacement Heads (Updated July 2020)

By Ted Gerner | July 22, 2020

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Let’s have a look at the current range of Philips Sonicare replacement heads for Philips best electric toothbrush models.

Philips Sonicare Brush Head Types

The Philips Sonicare replacement heads can be divided into several groups based on:

  • attachment type
  • target application
  • brush head size
  • pairing technology

Attachment Type

There are only two options here.

  • Screw-on – E-Series – compatible only with old Sonicare Essence
  • Click-on – compatible with all current models

The old screw-on heads are compatible only with Sonicare Essence handles and a few other older models. There are a lot fewer features to choose from. You can get the E-Series heads in two sizes – standard and compact, and also ultra soft variety for sensitive teeth.

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. All choices described below (target application etc) apply only to click-on brush heads.

Target Application

Different brush heads have been designed to address different needs. Some are better at removing plaque, others massage gums, some are designed to remove tooth enamel stains and whiten teeth.

These are the common types of brush heads and model designations:

  • 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

Most of the brush heads are available only in standard size but some of the models also have a compact size option.

  • Standard
  • 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.

Pairing Technology

The new advanced toothbrushes can communicate with brush heads that have the BrushSync feature built-in. The toothbrush can choose the optimal brushing mode for the particular brush head, warn the user that the head should be replaced soon, and do other amazing things.

  • BrushSync – C2, C3, G2, G3, W, W2, W3
  • no pairing – C, G, S

Only the latest DiamondClean Smart, ProtectiveClean, and the new ExpertClean toothbrush handles featuring BrushSync Mode Pairing technology can fully use the Smart features of these brush heads.

If you have an older Sonicare toothbrush without the BrushSync, you can still use the BrushSync 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 were available at different times :

  • classic ProResults C1 Standard HX6013 and Compact HX6023
  • updated SimplyClean C1 HX6015
  • new style Philips Sonicare ProResults Plaque Control C1 HX9023/64 (already discontinued)

This is the classic ProResults brush head side by side with the refreshed design SimplyClean brush head.

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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 the BrushSync feature, the toothbrush will keep track of how long you are using the C2 or C3 brush head and remind you when the head is due for replacement.

ProResults Features

  • 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

Compatibility

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 all current Philips Sonicare models including 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, there are several online stores offering competitive prices on replacement heads.

Sonicare C1 vs C2

What is the difference between Sonicare C1 vs C2?

The manufacturer claims that the C2 Optimal Plaque Control brush head removes 7x more plaque than the manual brush. It is significantly more than 2x of the C1 brush head.

Another difference is the BrushSync chip built in the C2 brush head.

Which one should you choose? If the price is equal, I would go for the C2 Optimal Plaque Control even if I don’t have a toothbrush with the BrushSync feature. I believe its new design with do a better job.

Philips Sonicare C2 Optimal Plaque Control HX9023

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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.

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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

The Philips Sonicare Gum Care brush heads are designed to promote gum health while taking care of plaque.

Philips Sonicare G2 Genuine Optimal Gum Health HX9033/65

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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.

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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 brush heads were launched together with the advanced Philips power toothbrush, the Sonicare DiamondClean.

The W Diamond Clean or W2 Optimal White brush head is a more specific brush head for whitening the teeth and removing external stains on the tooth surfaces.

This BrushSync compatible head has effective stain removal properties and offers up to a 100% whiter smile in just seven days thanks to the diamond-shaped bristles.

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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.

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Philips Sonicare W2 Optimal White

Do not be confused to see the simple W marking on the brush – I have done my research and discovered that Philips somehow forgot to put the correct W2 name on the brush.

It is the W2 Optimal White brush head.

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Philips Sonicare W3 Premium White HX9062

The W3 Premium White brush head is a more specialist brush head for removing surface stains that exist on the teeth and whitening of the teeth.

The bristles make more contact with the teeth and gums than W and W2 heads thus better removing plaque and surface stains. They are able to flex and adapt to the different shapes of the mouth and teeth for maximum results at all times.

The Sonicare W3 Premium White brush heads will remove stains and start whitening your teeth after using them for 3 days.

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Available options:

  • Pack sizes – 2-packs and 4-packs
  • Colors – white and black

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 all recent Philips power toothbrushes that have snap-on heads.

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.

Sonicare Sensitive

Philips Sonicare Sensitive HX6053

For those with sensitive teeth, Philips has designed the Sonicare Sensitive brush heads with 25% softer bristles.

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Sonicare Kids Toothbrush Heads

While you can use any click-on type replacement brush with your Sonicare for Kids, there are 2 types of brushes designed specifically for the kids electric toothbrush.

The two Philips Sonicare for Kids kids toothbrush heads are:

  • HX6032/94 Brush Heads for Ages 4-7
  • HX6042/60 Brush Heads for Ages 7-10

HX6032/94

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Sonicare for Kids electric toothbrush head HX6032/94 has been designed for growing kids in the 4-7 age group to encourage healthy brushing habits.

Just show your kids how to brush, and the Sonicare brush will deliver excellent results, even when kids will start cleaning on their own. Children love their Sonicare brushes that make brushing teeth a fun game.

Philips Sonicare Kids replacement heads HX6032/94 feature soft bristles that are gentle on children’s teeth and developing gums as well as a rubber over-mold that protects sensitive teeth. There are two brush heads in the pack – one red and one blue.

Features

  • HX6032/60 electric toothbrush replacement heads – Philips Sonicare for kids brush heads – are specially designed for smaller mouths of kids ages 4-7
  • Soft bristles are gentle on kids teeth and still developing gums
  • Sensitive teeth are protected by rubber overmold on the brush head
  • Set of 1 red and 1 blue brushing head

Alternatives

Lanveda, Bobohome, and SonicPRO are a few brands offering cheaper alternative brush heads to Philips.

HX6042/60

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Sonicare for Kids electric toothbrush heads HX6042/60 have been designed for growing kids in the 7-10 age group.

These are the regular size Philips Sonicare replacement brushes (notice that bristles are lined up just like in the C1 ProResults/Simply Clean brushes) with a different design. If you run out of these brushes, you can use your regular adult size replacement brush instead.

Features

  • HX6042/60 brush heads are specially designed for mouths of kids ages 7-10
  • Soft bristles are gentle on kids teeth and still developing gums
  • Sensitive teeth are protected by rubber overmold on the brush head
  • Set of 1 red and 1 blue brushing head

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.

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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.

Features

  • Bristles are tapered, extra soft and contoured
  • A neck designed to be slim angled to clean hard to reach areas
  • Package includes 2 or 3 brush heads

Sizes

  • Standard
  • Compact

Styles

  • Regular
  • Sensitive with ultra soft bristles

Compatibility

Philips E-Series Sonicare replacement heads for older models are compatible with:

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 two or 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!

ModelSystemSKUPacksColorsSizesFeatures
W3 Premium WhiteClick-on HX9064, HX90622-, 4-packsWhite, BlackStandardBrushSync mode pairing
W DiamondCleanClick-on HX6062, HX6063, HX6064, HX60662-, 3-, 4-, 6-packsWhite, BlackStandardBrushSync mode pairing
W2 Optimal WhiteClick-on HX6063/963-packsBlackStandardBrushSync mode pairing
DiamondCleanClick-on HX6073, HX6074, HX6072, HX6073, HX6062, HX6063, HX6064, HX60662-, 3-, 4-, 6-packsWhite, BlackStandard, Compact-
C3 Premium Plaque ControlClick-on HX9042, HX9043, HX9044, HX90462-, 3-, 4-, 6-packsWhite, BlackStandardBrushSync mode pairing
C2 Optimal Plaque ControlClick-on HX9026, HX90233-, 6-packsWhiteStandardBrushSync mode pairing
AdaptiveCleanClick-on HX9042, HX9043, HX90462-, 3-, 6-packsWhite, BlackStandard-
ProResults Plaque ControlClick-on HX9006, HX9023, HX90263-, 6-packsWhiteStandard-
G3 Premium Gum CareClick-on HX9052, HX9053, HX90542-, 3-, 4-packsWhite, BlackStandardBrushSync mode pairing
G2 Optimal Gum CareClick-on HX9036, HX90333-, 6-packsWhiteStandardBrushSync mode pairing
ProResults Gum HealthClick-on HX9036, HX90333-, 6-packsWhiteStandard-
i InterCareClick-on HX9002, HX9003, HX90062-, 3-, 6-packsWhiteStandard-
InterCareClick-on HX9002, HX90032-, 3-packsWhiteStandard-
C1 SimplyCleanClick-on HX60155-packsWhiteStandard-
C1 ProResultsClick-on HX60133-packsWhiteStandard-
SimplyCleanClick-on HX60122-packsWhiteStandard-
ProResultsClick-on HX6011, HX6012, HX6013, HX6015, HX6017, HX6021, HX6022, HX60231-, 2-, 3-packsWhiteStandard-
S SensitiveClick-on HX60533-packsWhiteStandard-
Sonicare for KidsClick-on HX6031, HX6032, HX6041, HX60421-, 2-packsBlue, redStandard, Compact-
PowerUpClick-on HX3012, HX3013, HX3022, HX30232-, 3-packsWhiteStandard-
HydrocleanClick-on HX60333-packsWhiteStandard-
Variety PackClick-on HX9073/653-packsWhiteStandardC3 + G3 + W3
Variety PackClick-on HX9023/693-packsWhiteStandard2x C2 Optimal Plaque Control + 1x C3 Premium Plaque Control
TongueCare+Click-on HX80722-packsWhiteStandardBrushSync mode pairing
E-seriesScrew-on HX7001, HX7002, HX7003, HX7004, HX7006, HX7011, HX7012, HX7022, HX7023, HX7024, HX7025, HX7026, HX7028, HX7052, HX70531-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 8-packsWhiteStandard, 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
  • DiamondClean Smart
  • EasyClean
  • Essence+ (NOT the regular Essence)
  • FlexCare
  • FlexCare Platinum
  • FlexCare Platinum Connected
  • FlexCare+
  • Sonicare for Kids
  • HealthyWhite
  • HealthyWhite+
  • PowerUp

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:

  • Bernito
  • TriLink
  • Sonisoft
  • DiamondWhite
  • DiamondSmile
  • Sonipearl
  • Delamu
  • Sonifresh
  • 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?

Yes, Sonicare toothbrush heads are interchangeable with one exception.

The Philips Sonicare Essence 5600 uses old E-Series head.

All other Philips toothbrushes are compatible with any of the click-on Philips toothbrush heads.

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?

Coming soon!

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?

Coming soon!

What are the best Sonicare replacement heads for sensitive teeth?

Coming soon!

Will using generic toothbrush heads void the warranty?
Coming soon!

Which are the best Philips Sonicare brush heads for braces?

Coming soon!

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