Today, I want to continue my attempt to better explain the differences between certain electric toothbrushes. I think it’s better to know when there are big differences as well as when the differences are so small that really doesn’t matter which toothbrush you choose.
Before we start I want you to know that the best thing to do before buying an electric toothbrush is to consider whether you need something extra or whether you are okay with the basic features of an electric toothbrush. Also, the price is a big factor when it comes to making a decision.
Today, I want to discuss the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean vs the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum (click on their names to check the price on amazon). The DiamondClean toothbrush is the most advanced toothbrush from Philips Sonicare, while the FlexCare Platinum is first after the DiamondClean. You may expect to find big differences between these two good electric toothbrushes, but even so, I think that some of them are not so important.
Electric toothbrush power
The Philips DiamondClean and the Philips FlexCare Platinum have the same power. Both make use of the sonic patented technology which gives the toothbrush thirty-one thousand strokes per minute. In case you don’t know, with your manual toothbrush you can achieve just around six hundred movements per minute, so the difference is huge. Even so, there are no differences between the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean and the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum when it comes to their power.
Both the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean and the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum work with most of the brush heads offered by Philips. Again, there is no difference between them and here are the brush heads compatible with these two electric toothbrushes: DiamondClean, InterCare, ProResults, Sensitive, Standard, and Compact.
Electric toothbrush cleaning modes
Here there are some big differences between the Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean and the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum.
The DiamondClean version has five cleaning modes: Clean, White, Polish, Gum Care, and Sensitive. Each cleaning mode is better for certain circumstances. For example, if you have sensitive teeth then is better to use the Sensitive mode, if you want to improve your gums health then use the Gum Care mode, and so on.
The FlexCare Platinum version has just three cleaning modes: Clean, White, and Gum Care.
So the Philips DiamondClean is better than the Philips FlexCare Platinum when it comes to the cleaning modes.
Toothbrush intensity modes
This is a little disappointing for the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean because it has just one standard intensity mode while the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum has three intensity modes (low, medium, and high). The intensity modes are good to protect your teeth or to polish them better.
It seems that even if the FlexCare Platinum has just three cleaning modes, with the help of the intensity modes you can get some additional options when it comes to brushing your teeth.
Both the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean and Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum have a thirty-second timer (Quadpacer) and a two-minute timer (Smart Timer). The Quadpacer will let you know that you need to change the brushed area and the Smart Timer will let you know that the recommended two minutes for brushing have finished.
Easy Start feature
Both the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean and the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum have the Easy Start feature. This feature will increase the power of the toothbrush over the first uses until you get used to the new technology.
Pressure sensor feature
If you need to choose between the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean and the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum, then you should know that the DiamondClean doesn’t have a pressure sensor while FlexCare Platinum it has. The pressure sensor will let you know when you are pressing too hard and this way you’ll avoid damaging your teeth.
The battery life for both the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean and the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum is three weeks after each full recharge. Also, both electric toothbrushes have a battery LED to let you know when you need to recharge. For the FlexCare Platinum, this LED display will also show you the cleaning mode used and the intensity mode. Again, a big plus for the FlexCare Platinum.
One more thing about the battery is that both these toothbrushes have a multi-charger which can be used with no problem in any country regardless if they use a 110V voltage or more.
One small plus for the DiamondClean is that it also has a charging glass which may prove helpful sometimes.
Toothbrush handle color
The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean is available in three different colors: white, black, and pink.
The Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum is available only in white.
If we read again all of the comparisons between the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean and the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum, then we’ll see that the only big plus for the DiamondClean is the number of Cleaning Modes available. Beside this, all the other big advantages are for the FlexCare Platinum.
One thing we didn’t discuss is the price. At the moment, there is a big price difference between the Philips DiamondClean and the Philips FlexCare Platinum. The DiamondClean price is around $190 and the FlexCare Platinum price is around $150. There is also a huge discount for the FlexCare Platinum on Amazon and you can buy two Philips FlexCare Platinums at a price of one (you can check the details HERE).
As you can see, the conclusion is that if you don’t want five cleaning modes (which I must admit are helpful) then the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum is better than the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean.
Below you can see our final comparison table between the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean and the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum.