- Both the Sonicare DiamondClean and Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 6100 have smart timers and brushing pacers that helps you brush for the dentist recommended time
- They both have a pressure sensor to alert you when you are brushing too hard
- They both have variable cleaning intensities at least in the DiamondClean smart
- Their respective batteries last for at least 2 weeks after a full charge
- They both come with a travel charger. However, the DiamondClean travelling case has a more premium look and feel to it
Differences between Philips DiamondClean and ProtectiveClean 6100
The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean comes with a USB charging capability which the 6100 does not have. The DiamondClean has a charging glass which is unavailable in the ProtectiveClean. The DiamondClean has five cleaning modes compared to the three cleaning modes in the 6100.
The DiamondClean comes with at least 2 brushing heads which is unlike the 6100 that only comes with one brush head. DiamondClean comes in 4 colors while the 6100 comes in 5 colors
Overall the Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 6100 could be an alternative to the DiamondClean given that it is slightly cheaper than the DiamondClean (check it on Amazon). Although it has fewer cleaning modes, it covers the modes that most people are likely to use often. For high-end premium features and comfort, the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean is a clear winner because it has features like 3D mouth mapping and more cleaning modes to make your cleaning session more comfortable.
As already mentioned the 4100 is an improved version of the Series 2. These two models use the same brush head, the ProtectiveClean. They also have one cleaning mode that is designed to fight plaque in your teeth. The both use the sonic patented technology that makes 31000 brush strokes per minute
Which is Better, Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean or Diamondclean?
The Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 6100 is the one with the most features; it comes close to the new Philips Sonicare DiamondClean but not quite there yet. Both 5100 and 6100 have three cleaning modes (clean, gum care and whites).
All protective clean models have a clean mode that provides essential daily clean and is powered by the patented Sonicare technology that makes 62000 movements per minute. They are all exceptional in general cleaning. However, you need to concentrate on certain areas like improving the health of your gums or whitening your teeth then the 5100 and ProtectiveClean 6100 are the options for you.
The clean mode lasts for a standard 2 minutes, the white has a duration of 2 minutes and 30 seconds. The gum care takes up to 3 minutes to clean under the gums and to stimulate them for better blood flow.
The clean mode available in all the ProtectiveClean range removes seven times more plaque than a manual toothbrush. The gum care cleaning mode that works well with the gum care brush head enhances gum health up to 100%. The white mode that operates best with the optimal white brush head can reduce up to 100% fewer stains in seven days.
All the protective clean range have a Brush Sync feature that works on two levels. One is that is tracks how long and hard you have used the brush heads and reminds you when the time is up for you to replace them. The other level automatically pairs the brush head to the appropriate cleaning mode for optimum performance
All in all, the protective clean is a fresh introduction by Sonicare which now embraces having a pressure sensor on their brushes. The 4100, 5100 and 6100 are adequate for general cleaning and will definitely leave your teeth plaque free and improve your gum health. As already mentioned these models are water resistant and can be rinsed using tap water
Overall the protective clean modes are gentle and effective to use. The 4100 is the most cost-effective because it’s relatively cheap and still gives you quality cleaning sessions that will keep your oral hygiene in top condition. If however, you need to go an extra step and whiten your teeth or pay greater attention to the health of your gums then the 6100 and 5100 are preferable. The Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 6100 allows you to vary the intensity to what you feel most comfortable with. For instance, having the optimum white mode on high intensity will give quicker results in whitening your teeth. Similarly, someone with sensitive teeth may prefer low intensity with the gum care brush head and mode on for optimal performance. The 6100 is the most premium of the protective range (check it on Amazon).
With all the features included in the protective clean models, these are compelling toothbrushes that are a good fit for you.