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Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 Full Review

4100 comes with many color variants.

This toothbrush is a splendid choice for those who are looking for an electric toothbrush that is both affordable and powerful.

In this article, we’ll take a quick look at the Sonicare 4100 and its many advantages.

So, whether you’re seeking to buy your first best Sonicare toothbrush or upgrade to a better one, keep reading!
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Who Can Use It?

Any person who is new and experienced in using electric toothbrushes can use this product.

To make the most of this product, read the instruction manual.

Variants of Sonicare 4100

Review of Philips Sonicare 4100 - Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 (Black, HX6810/50) toothbrush and its packaging

Black HX6810/50

Removes 7 times more plaque than a regular toothrbush
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Review of Philips Sonicare 4100 - Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 (Black, HX3681/24) toothbrush and its packaging

Black HX3681/24

Removes 5 times more plaque than a regular toothrbush
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Review of Philips Sonicare 4100 - Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 (Deep Pink, HX6815/01) toothbrush and its packaging

Deep Pink HX6815/01

Removes 7 times more plaque than a regular toothrbush
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Review of Philips Sonicare 4100 - Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 (Deep Pink, HX3681/26) toothbrush and its packaging

Deep Pink HX3681/26

Removes 5 times more plaque than a regular toothrbush
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Review of Philips Sonicare 4100 - Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 (White, HX6817/01) toothbrush and its packaging

White HX6817/01

Removes 7 times more plaque than a regular toothrbush
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Review of Philips Sonicare 4100 - Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 (White, HX3681/23) toothbrush and its packaging

White HX3681/23

Removes 5 times more plaque than a regular toothrbush
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Other Informations


It has a pressure sensor feature which alerts the user when much pressure is being exerted on teeth and gums.
BrushSync's replacement reminder lets you know when it's time to change your brush heads.
The toothbrush covers all areas of the mouth with the aid of the Quadpacer feature.
It has a built-in two-minute timer. When starting the power button, the built-in timer gets activated.
The battery charge indicator light alerts you when it's time to recharge.
It has one mode for cleaning.
It can run for two weeks on a single charge.

What’s in the Box

Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 toothbrush
One C2 Optimal Plaque Control brush head
One ProtectiveClean handle

Design and Finishing

All the colours of this toothbrush have the same feature.

However, the difference lies in the plaque removal benefit, handle colour, and price value.

Cleaning Performance

Just one cleaning mode is available on the Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100.

For most users, this suffices.

Having more settings complicates the operation of the electric toothbrush.

It's also powered by a strong motor inside, which causes the brush head to vibrate thirty-one thousand times per minute.

Some users may view the lack of additional brushing modes as a disadvantage.

However, being straightforward has a special quality.

There are also no complicated LED lights or design details that make it hard to tell which mode is used.

Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 features high and low-intensity settings.

This function enables the user to alter the brushing intensity, according to their needs.

Ease of Use

The power button on this toothbrush does most of the work.

By pressing the power button, a cleaning action gets started.

The user may control the intensity of this toothbrush by further pushing the power button on the handle.

This toothbrush has no additional controls, making it simpler to operate.

Built-in Timer

The built-in timer is a pleasant feature of this toothbrush.

This feature ensures two-minute brushing, as dentists recommend.

After brushing for two minutes, the toothbrush automatically shuts itself off.


The Quad-pacer feature alerts you after thirty seconds so that you may change quadrants.

With the Quad-pacer, you can be confident that each of your teeth will get a thorough cleaning.

Battery Life

Having a solid green LED shows a full battery.
A green LED shows a medium battery capacity.
Amber shows a low battery LED flashing and three beeps.
If you see an amber LED flashing and hear five beeps, it means the toothbrush needs to be recharged.
The lithium ion battery of this toothbrush can operate for around fifty-six minutes.

This battery power equates to two weeks of performance after a full recharge with regular use.

You can determine how much power is in the Lithium battery by the flashes and the colour of the charging light.

Also, keep in mind the following informations:
1. Place the brush handle on a charging stand overnight to recharge the toothbrush.

2. The recharge starts when you hear two beeps.

3. Within less than twenty-four hours, the battery gets fully charged.

4.After being fully charged, the charging indicator light shuts off after thirty seconds.

BrushSync Replacement Reminder

The brush heads of the Sonicare 4100 usually last for three months.

This toothbrush includes the unique BrushSync feature.

It functions using a microchip built into the brush head.

BrushSync replacement reminder notifies the user when brush heads require replacement.

Pressure Sensor

A pressure sensor can alert those who exert pressure on their teeth excessively hard.


It comes with a two-year warranty.

But it usually won't cover damage caused by the user, like using the toothbrush in a shower.


This toothbrush eliminates up to five to seven times as much plaque compared to a regular toothbrush.
Notifies you if much pressure is being exerted to teeth and gums.
The Sonicare 4100 provides a reminder to replace toothbrush heads.
We can safely use this toothbrush in crowns, bridges, and other dental restorations.


Its usage is relatively straightforward.
The toothbrush will shut off automatically after two minutes.
The quad pacer feature covers each quadrant of teeth for thirty seconds.
Not very expensive.
Approved by ADA.


It has no Bluetooth and visible pressure sensors.
This toothbrush doesn't come with a travel case.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Sonicare 4100 worth it?

Sonicare 4100 features one power button. This power button does the toothbrush's majority job. It has a remarkable cleaning power and a battery life which lasts for about two weeks (from the beginning of charge to empty). Apart from all the unique features, this toothbrush has got the seal of acceptance from ADA. So, it's worth buying.

Does Sonicare 4100 have a pressure sensor?

Sonicare 4100 has got a built-in pressure sensor. This feature enables the user to protect their teeth from over-brushing.

Does Sonicare 4100 have QuadPacer?

Yes, Sonicare 4100 has got a built-in QuadPacer. This QuadPacer runs for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds, the brush will emit a sound to alert the user to shift the brush to another quadrant.

How do you change the intensity on a Philips Sonicare 4100?

There are no additional buttons on the handle of Sonicare 4100. To change the intensity of the toothbrush, the power button requires holding for a few seconds.

How long does it take to charge a Sonicare 4100?

The battery of Sonicare 4100 usually takes about 24 hours to fully charge.

Does the Sonicare 4100 have BrushSync?

Yes, Sonicare 4100 has BrushSync feature. This feature alerts the user when brush heads are no longer useful and requires replacement.

How do I reset my Philips Sonicare 4100?

Sonicare toothbrushes offer an Easy-start feature that increases power after 14 uses. In order to disable the Easy-start feature, the power button requires holding for a few seconds while charging at the charging base.

How does pressure sensor work for Sonicare 4100?

If the pressure on your teeth is too strong, the pressure sensor will make a noise. To turn off the pressure sensor, simply release some of the pressure that is being exerted on the teeth.

What toothbrush heads are compatible with Sonicare 4100?

Any Philips Sonicare brush head with a click-on design is compatible with Sonicare 4100. In order to use these types of brush heads, you need to pull the older brush head and insert click-on version brush head to the desired location.

Does Sonicare 4100 connect to App?

Sonicare toothbrushes require bluetooth to connect to App. Since built-in bluetooth is not present in Sonicare 4100, there is no possibility of connecting to App.

Is Sonicare 4100 dual voltage?

Yes. It offers a voltage of 100-240 V.


The Sonicare 4100 is an excellent toothbrush for most people.

This toothbrush has a few flaws, but it's a good option for those on a budget.