Philips Sonicare DiamondClean 9300 vs 9500 vs 9700 Smart Series Review

The new Diamond-clean Smart series comes in three different series: the Philips Sonicare 9300 series, the 9500 and the 9700 series. All these three series have more or less the same core features. The only thing that separates them is the number of brush heads that are packaged with a brand new Diamond-clean, the premium traveling charger and the number of colors each respective series come in.

  • The Sonicare 9300 comes with only three brush heads and has a premium travel charger that does not have a USB port. It also comes in three colors: white, black and pink.
  • The Sonicare 9500 comes with four brush heads and has a USB charging port. It comes in four distinct colors: black white pink and grey. Meanwhile
  • The Sonicare 9700 series comes with eight brush heads, a USB compatible charger. It comes in one distinctive color: Lunar.

In this article, we review all the different versions of the new DiamondClean: sonicare 9300 vs 9500 vs 9700.

Sonicare 9500 vs 9700 Differences

The Key difference between sonicare 9500 and 9700 is that the 9700 has seven brush heads ( 3 gum care premium brush heads,3 high quality plaque control brush heads and one tongue cleaning brush head) compared to the 9500 that has (5) brush head. The other difference is that 9700 only comes in one color: Lunar Blue while the 9500 comes in four colors (Pink, Black, Grey and Rose-gold/white). Finally the 9700 has three cleaning intensities (high, medium and low) that the 9500 does not have.

Sonicare 9700 vs 9500 Similarities

Both have five cleaning modes and a deluxe travelling case that also functions as a USB charger. They both have a stylish charging glass and you can use the touch up feature to increase the brushing time if you needed a thorough clean. Of course they both run on the same patented sonicare’s brushing technology and have adaptive brush heads that flex the contours of your teeth for effective cleaning.

Philips Sonicare Diamondclean 9300 Review

The new just released Sonicare diamondclean 9300 series has a 3D mouth map that helps you track your brushing experience. It has a smart brush head that automatically syncs the brush head to the best cleaning mode for optimum performance.

  • The DiamondClean range with adaptive brush head removes ten times more plaque than ordinary manual brushes. You are assured of a brilliant clean for life when you use this brush.
  • It whitens your teeth after only two weeks of continuous use
  • It improves the health of your gums
  • It has an ergonomic handle that makes it comfortable to use.
  • Elegant design and a sleek finish.
  • Deluxe USB travel case charger

Cons:

  • It doesn’t have a UV sanitizer even at the premium price it is currently going for.
  • It is expensive compared to similar Oral B models and most top toothbrushes.

Summary Verdict:

This Philips Sonicare Smart 9300 toothbrush is one of the most comfortable electric brushes in the industry. It is quite lightweight and packs a lot of features that will whiten your teeth and improve the health of your gums in just two weeks. Although it is highly priced, it has a reliable two years warranty and will give you access to high-end tooth cleaning experience. For the price, it is definitely good value for money. The quality features will give you that feeling of stepping out of the dentist chair every time you brush your teeth with it.

Sonicare Diamondclean Smart 9500 Review

In May 2017 the manufacturer of this toothbrush introduced a new DiamondClean Smartphone called the Sonicare Diamondclean 9500 electric toothbrush with Bluetooth and App. It comes in five colors (HX9903/21 PINK; HX9957/51 Amethyst; HX9903/11 GREY; H9924/11 BLACK; HX9903/01: Rose-Gold).

It has a 3D mind mapping app that tracks your teeth cleaning progress and coaches you to become better in the way you clean your teeth. We discuss the new Philips Diamondclean smart with app below in more detail.

This DiamondClean toothbrush is highly priced such that it prompts justification. Why should you buy it and not budget or mid-priced Sonicare toothbrushes like the 2 series plaque control?

Why You Need the 9500?

  1. The newer Philips Sonicare 9500 removes ten times more plaque than an ordinary toothbrush. You get one month’s worth of brushing that you would have gotten using a manual toothbrush in only 2 minutes with the DiamondClean.
  2. It comes fitted with a smart chip fitted After rigorous clinical research, the key cause of almost all teeth problems is caused by areas/zones missed when brushing. The smart new diamond clean heads ensure you don’t miss any zone when brushing.
  3. It is good for your gums especially with the adaptive clean brush head that flexes the contours of your teeth to ensure every inch of surface is cleaned. The bristles gently massage your gums in a crisscross action to remove hidden plaque and improve the health of your gums. You get healthy gums after only two weeks usage. The Diamond Clean and adaptive brush head help reverse the effects of gingivitis in your gums.
  4. It comes with three brush settings to cater for all your brushing needs: the adaptive brush head for deep cleaning; the DiamondClean for regular cleaning and the Intercare for sensitive teeth and receding gums.
  5. It has five different cleaning modes (Gum care; The Gum care brushing mode massages your gums to improve blood flow which in turn improves your immune system and protects the gums from infection. Gum massage is a cure for the periodontal infection, Deep Clean, sensitive setting that has fewer vibrations and shorter brush strokes to cater for teeth sensitivity, Clean and White) that give you overall oral care for both your teeth and gums. Your dentist or hygienist will have little work to do.
  6. In the long run, it will save you the dental cost of regularly seeing a dentist because it is very effective at removing plaque and caring for your gums. This toothbrush is generally gentle with your gums.
  7. It has a long lasting charger that can last for three weeks which is equivalent to 40 uses. This is unlike Oral B brushes that give you only 7 days use after a full charge.
  8. It has an impressive modern look and elegant charging glasses that will not only make you feel good using it but will also enhance the look of your bathroom.
  9. You also get wireless charging. No messing up with wires. It comes with a high spec deluxe traveling case that has a USB charging port. You can charge your brush directly using a USB plug or with your smart devices like phone, laptop/computer etc.
  10. It whitens your teeth by at least two shades whiter after only two weeks use. There is a specific setting customised for whitening your teeth. For best results, you are advised to brush with the clean setting then fire up the whitening mode and really go for it. A number of studies done by dentists conclude that the DiamondClean whitens teeth in only two weeks. Dentists recommend it.
  11. It has timers, buzzers, and quadrants which are inbuilt mechanisms that keep you on track. They ensure that you clean your teeth to the dentist recommended two minutes.
  12. It employs patented Philips Sonicare sonic technology that makes 31000 bristles strokes per minute. These rapid multiple strokes sweep fluids round you teeth through crevices to effectively clean your teeth by removing plaque from hidden places.
  13. The brush heads are carefully designed in a rigorous mathematical arrangement of a tight density of bristles. This tighter density of bristles is clinically proven to thoroughly clean your teeth and dislodge plaque wherever it is hidden in your gums and teeth. The brush is rigorously tested by real human beings and their opinions are factored into the product.

As from June 2016, Sonicare diamond clean brushes now come packed with three brush heads. Previously a new pack of this brush only had two brush heads, the DiamondClean and clean.

The 9500 comes loaded with three brushing heads: Adaptive (which flexes the contours of your teeth to ensure every inch of surface is cleaned).DiamondClean- designed to properly clean your teeth and give them a shiny sheen and the Intercare (which is designed for sensitive teeth). We shall get into these brush heads in more detail below.

Other 9500 Toothbrush Features Of Note Are:

  • They introduced a new setting called deep clean and did away with the polish setting in favor of the deep clean mode. The deep clean works for a comprehensive three minutes while paying extra attention to your trouble spots. This gives those difficult to reach areas in your mouth a thorough deep clean.
  • The polish setting in older versions of this brush was meant to polish your teeth and give them a shiny sheen. The new deep clean setting, thanks to the adaptive brush head removes 10 times more plaque compared to the former diamond clean brush head that only removes 7 times more plaque.

9500 and The Sonicare Brushing Technology

Philips Sonicare toothbrush range uses the sonic technology in their toothbrushes. This involves rapid movements of the bristles. The sonic strokes sweep fluids between your teeth to break down any hidden food residue. Intensive research involving a lot of mathematical calculations indicate that 31000 bristles strokes provide the best result in removing plaque without damaging your teeth or gums. Two minutes brushing ramps up these strokes to 62000 which is equivalent to two months brushing with a manual toothbrush

What’s In the Sonicare 9500 Box?

  • Three snap on brushing heads (DiamondClean, Adaptive and Intercare)
  • Diamond Clean Sonicare slim ergonomic handle
  • Deluxe travelling case charger
  • Hygienic brush head covers
  • glass stand charger
  • Aluminium Induction charging base
  • Charger Travel Case
  • USB compatible wall adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Instruction Manual
  • 2 Years Manufacturer’s guarantee

Different Types/ Colours of Philips Sonicare 9500

The Diamond Clean previously came in three colors Pink, Black and White. However, on 22nd July 2015, the premium DiamondClean added a fashion inspired colored DiamondClean to their high-end toothbrush called Amethyst.

Sonicare did not stop there; in June 2016 a more picturesque new DiamondClean called Rose Gold was added to the range.

In May 2017 a new DiamondClean compatible with Bluetooth that uses an app to track your toothbrush experience has just hit the market by storm. This model mimics the latest Oral B 8000 Genius.

You can actually tell that this DiamondClean Smart Series Sonic 9500 with Bluetooth connectivity model is being introduced to the market to directly compete with Oral B Genius in the electric toothbrush with App market.

The Sonicare 9500 electric toothbrush comes in four distinct colors:

  • BLACK – H9924/11;
  • GREY – HX9903/11;
  • PINK – HX9903/21;
  • Rose-Gold – HX9903/01:

Sonicare Diamondclean Smart 9700 Review

The Philips Sonicare 9700 also called, Lunar Blue – HX9957/51 has three intensities (high, mid, low) you can vary the intensity of the brush strokes depending on your needs. The three intensity settings allow you to boost the brushing intensity as and when required.

  • It provides personalized coaching and progress data on how well you are cleaning your teeth.
  • It has a smart sensor brush head (a microchip fitted in the brush head) that recognizes the brush head you are using and syncs the cleaning mode compatible with that brush head for best results. For instance, if you have the adaptive brush head, it will sync your brush to deep clean. If you have the Intercare brush head, you will be synced with the sensitive mode and so forth.
  • The Brush heads automatically align with the best cleaning mode and intensity for optimal results.
  • It provides real-time tracking of your brushing.
  • It guides you to be more effective and gentle with your brushing
  • It has a pressure sensor and a scrubbing sensor that gently reminds you to reduce scrubbing if you are brushing so hard. A ring of light at the bottom of the handle flashes to alert you that you are brushing too hard.
  • The app provides a 3D map of the mouth that identifies your trouble areas and reminds you to pay more attention to them.
  • The app tracker reminds you when to replace the brush heads
  • It has a tongue cleaner that removes odors from your mouth.
  • Like all DiamondClean brushes, it has 5 cleaning modes that cover all your brushing needs (clean, whitening, sensitive, deep clean and gum care).
  • Removes ten times more plaque than a manual brush
  • It provides you up to seven times healthier gums in only two weeks
  • It is clinically proven to reduce up to 100% reduced inflammation on gums.
  • It removes 100% more stains in a span of three days thanks to densely packed centre bristles.
  • The App has a “Touch-up” functionality that takes you back to areas you might not have brushed well to ensure that every brushing session is 100% effective.
  • Like the normal DiamondClean, you get a sleek wireless charging glass charger and the deluxe USB travel case that also doubles up as a charger.
  • It has Bluetooth 4.0 enabled tablets and is compatible with IOS; Ipad third generation and higher; iPhone 4S or higher and IOS7+(higher). It has slim custom ergonomic handles just like other DiamondClean brushes that have no app functionality.

What’s in the Box of the Philips Sonicare 9700

  • One DiamondClean Smart Handle
  • Three Plaque Control brush heads (Premium)
  • Two top quality Gum Care brush heads
  • 2 high-end White brush heads
  • one tongue cleaner
  • One Glass charger and Travel case with USB
  • Smart Brush Head Recognition

The manufactures of the DiamondClean, have not only introduced the Sonicare 9700 lunar blue, they have also improved the efficiency and functionally of their high priced toothbrush, the DiamondClean. They have introduced a new brush head called the Adaptive Clean. The Smart series is mainly marketed for adults, in case you want to buy your young ones a decent toothbrush then see our list.

What Makes DiamondClean Smart a Premium Toothbrush?

Electric Toothbrush Functionality

Philips Sonicare is so keen on research that will make their product as effective as can be. This is especially the case with their top flagship DiamondClean Smart Sonic Series. Sonicare has been described as testing their products with the rigor of a “mad-scientist”. The sonic 31000 bristle strokes and brush density is a culmination of vigorous testing and calibration.

Bristle Strokes: Every stroke makes two movements, so when you are brushing your teeth, the toothbrush makes 62000 movements per minute. This is the number which scientific findings show to be the most efficient in removing plaque.

Shape and Form of Bristles: The bristles are carefully formed into a diamond shape and crammed quite tightly to increase their density in comparison to the manual brush. The diamond shaped brush head and high-density bristles have the right balance of pressure and depth that gives excellent results when cleaning your teeth. This toothbrush uses easy click-on brush heads that effortlessly snap onto the handle.

Arrangement of Bristles: The arrangement of the bristles is also backed by scientific research. The center bristles are relatively shorter. They are mainly used to dislodge plaque from the top surface of your teeth. The bristles at the front and back of the brush head are longer. They are designed to deal with the plaque on your gumline and in between your teeth. This toothbrush can be used on teeth with braces, crowns, periodontal pockets and veneers.

Pressure Sensor: At the base of the DiamondClean Smart there is a luminous ring that flashes light when you are brushing too hard to alert you whenever you brush too hard. Brushing too hard is not recommended because they erode the gumline.

Like most Philips Sonicare brushes, this cleaner has easy start functionality. This functionality allows you to use a reduced number of vibrations that gradually increase for 14 days until you get used to the Sonicare brushing experience and routine.

Weight

This toothbrush is surprisingly quite lightweight light and easy to use. The handle has a good grip and is finished in matte which is easier to maintain and clean than rubber.

Quadpacer, Buzzers, and Timers

This toothbrush like most electric toothbrushes has a quadpacer that buzzes every 30 seconds to give you a signal that you should move to the next section of your teeth. There is also a timer that automatically switches the toothbrush off when you have brushed for the dentist recommended two minutes. The quadpacer and timer keep you on track for an exceptional cleaning experience.

Angled Handle

The handles have an angled oblong shape which aides in reaching those hard to reach areas to clean like at the back of molar.

The unique shape of your DiamondClean toothbrush handle combined with your brush heads means that even tricky spots like back teeth get a thorough clean.

Brush Heads

As already pointed out this toothbrush comes with three new brush heads.

  1. The Intercare for sensitive teeth;
  2. The DiamondClean for regular cleaning ;
  3. Adaptive for comprehensive deep cleaning.

The new kid on the block is obviously the Adaptive brush head that makes 4 times more contact with the surface of your tooth that any other toothbrush head out there.

Regardless of the brush head you use, you can use all the brushing modes. The DiamondCleam has a chip on its brush heat that intuitively pairs the correct mode with the brush head of Your choice.

Blue Indicator Bristles and Protector Caps

The brush heads have blue indicator bristles that fade out when the bristles wear out. This alerts you that the brush head needs to be replaced.

The bristles have a protective caps to hygienically store the brush heads.

Charging Port:

We have already discussed this but will point out key features: The beauty of this toothbrush is that you don’t have to deal with messy wires or cables. Using the power of magnetic induction, a sleek and classy glass charges your brush. You can also use the glass to rinse your mouth. You also get a funky travel charger that has a USB charging port; you can charge it on any of your smart devices.

Feel and Look

  • This brush does not have rubber strips but rather has a ceramic feel around it. It has a nice grip. Apart from the on/off button, the brush handle is seamless and quite lightweight.
  • The brush head is somewhat elongated and the bristles are relatively soft.

Effectiveness and Customization

While using both brushes will no doubt enhance your teeth brushing regime and give you superior results compared to an average toothbrush.However, when it comes to effectiveness and customization, the DiamondClean Smarch is Superior.

Not only does it automatically pair your brush head with the correct brushing mode via a chip that is fitted in the brush head, it also has 3D mouth mapping that tracks how effectively you brush each and every tooth.

Any tooth that does not receive adequate cleaning is flagged up in the app for repeat brushing. How good is that? After you re-do the missed zones, your teeth will have received a perfect clean that will keep you away from the dentist chair.

The new DiamondClean Smart exceptional results come at a cost though. It is relatively more expensive than the regular DiamondClean and is quite popular with celebrities like Beyonce and Oprah Winfrey who on record prefer the DiamondClean Smart.

In summary, you just want a basic top end brush that will do the job without bells and rings, then the regular DiamondClean is the one for you. However, if you want to notch things a bit higher, then the DiamondClean Smart is your baby. It will help you immensely improve your teeth cleaning skills and be much more effective in ensuring all zones in your mouth are adequately cleaned.

Made in China

It is not easy to talk about a Sonicare toothbrush without the compulsion to wonder how it compares with a similar Oral B model. All Philips Sonicare toothbrushes are made in China. This does not compromise the quality in any way because they have rigorous quality control measures in place. Compared to the Oral B that manufactures their brushes in Germany, Sonicare brushes are just as durable as those of Oral B. It is all down to quality control parameters in place.

Sonicare Support and Warranty

As with most high-end Sonicare models, you get two years warranty that covers you against defects and not wears and tears. The customer’s service is always on hand to help whenever you reach out to them.

Philips Sonicare Diamondclean Smart Series Review: Overall Verdict

The DiamondClean is an effective and elegant toothbrush with will improve the way you clean your teeth. Your teeth are guaranteed to be a few shades whiter after just two weeks usage. The many settings cater for all types of dental issues you might have. It is also good to use on any corrective dental supports like braces. This brush has scientifically been proven to remove 10 more plaque than a manual brush.

Here is its crosswise comparison with Oral-B Genius 8000

The adaptive brush heads absorb pressure so that you do not harm your gums when brushing too hard. You should consider the new DiamondClean Smart series Sonic 95000 because it has a tongue cleaner, a pressure sensor to stop you from brushing too hard and automatic syncing of brush heads with respective cleaning modes Although the brush is expensive you receive lifetime healthy teeth and gums. You get bags of value that outweigh the initial cost.

This toothbrush is elegant and impressive both in form and function. It is designed to provide you the ultimate and complete dental hygiene and care. It has settings to cater for all periodontal needs.

Some of its impressive features include the patented Sonic technology that makes 31000 bristle strokes per minute. Every stroke makes two movements. This implies that you get 62000 brush movements on your teeth per minutes. These movements sweep fluids in between your teeth to break down plaque even in the hard to reach areas.

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