Sonicare HX7553

Philips Sonicare HX7553 manual

Sonicare HX7553

User manual for the Philips Sonicare HX7553 in English. This PDF manual has 48 pages.

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General description (fig. 1) ATravel cap B Bristles C Brush head D Colour code ring E Removable nut F Handle with soft grip G Power on/off button H Dual Speed Control button I LED charging lights J Charger Important Read these instructions for use carefully before using the appliance and save them for future reference. ◗ Check if the voltage indicated on the bottom or back of the charger corresponds to the local mains voltage before you connect the appliance. ◗ Keep the charger away from water! Do not place or store it over or near water contained in a bathtub, washbasin, sink etc. Do not immerse the charger in water or any other liquid. ◗ Never use the charger if it is damaged or if the cord or plug is damaged. If the charger, the cord or the plug is damaged, always have the charger replaced by one of the original type in order to avoid a hazard. ◗ Do not use the toothbrush in the bath or shower. ◗ Only use the charger supplied. ◗ Close supervision is necessary when this product is used by or on children or the disabled. ◗ If you have had oral or gum surgery in the previous 2 months, consult your dentist before using the toothbrush. ◗ Consult your dentist if excessive bleeding occurs after using this toothbrush or if bleeding continues to occur after 1 week of use. ◗ The Sonicare toothbrush complies with the safety standards for electromagnetic devices. If you have a pacemaker or other implanted device, consult your doctor or the manufacturer of the implanted device if you have any questions about using the Sonicare. ◗ Do not use other brush heads than the ones recommended by the manufacturer. ◗ Replace the brush head every 6 months or sooner if signs of wear appear, such as crushed or bent bristles. ◗ This appliance has only been designed for cleaning teeth, gums and tongue. Do not use it for any other purpose. ◗ The Sonicare toothbrush is a personal care device and is not intended for use on multiple patients in a dental practice or institution. ENGLISH 4
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◗ Supervise children when they are brushing until they have established good brushing habits. ◗ If your toothpaste contains peroxide, baking soda or bicarbonate (common in whitening toothpastes), thoroughly clean the brush head with soap and water after each use. ◗ Do not use the charger outdoors. Preparing for use C 1 Store excess cord by winding it round the cord storage hooks in the bottom of the charger. Attaching the brush head C 1 Align the front of the brush head with the front of the toothbrush handle. Match the bars on the brush head with the notches inside the top of the handle and slide the brush head onto the handle. C 2 Screw the brush head nut clockwise until it is firmly tightened. If the brush head rattles during use, tighten the nut further. 3 Remove the travel cap from the brush head before you start brushing. Charging Charge the Sonicare for at least 24 hours during the first few days of use. We advise you to keep the Sonicare in the plugged-in charger when not in use to maintain a full battery charge.When the battery is empty, it takes at least 24 hours to fully charge the Sonicare. C 1 Make sure the bottom of the handle sits back securely in the charger, making complete contact. ENGLISH 5
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◗ The handles of other Sonicare models do not fit in this charger and will therefore not charge effectively. Do not attempt to force a handle into this charger, as this will cause damage. Battery-low indicator C ◗ When the battery is running low, you will hear 3 beeps after the Smartimer has switched off the toothbrush and the bottom LED blinks yellow for 30 seconds. When you see and hear the battery-low indication, 3 or fewer 2-minute brushings remain. Keep the Sonicare in the plugged-in charger when not in use to maintain a full battery charge. Multiple-LED charge indicator ◗ When the handle is placed in the charger, the green charge indicator LEDs blink in a rising pattern as the battery charges. The number of blinking LEDs indicates the level to which the battery has been charged. When the battery is fully charged, the LEDs stop blinking and start burning continuously.About once a minute, the charge indicator LEDs go out briefly and then go on again.This indicates that the battery is being maintained at full charge.The full-charge indication will persist until the handle is removed from the charger. Using the appliance Useful tips ◗ Place the brush head in your mouth before switching the appliance on and keep your mouth closed during brushing to prevent splattering of toothpaste. ◗ Rinse the brush head and bristles after each use. ◗ Clean the brush head weekly, including under the nut. ◗ A fully charged Sonicare allows you brush your teeth for 2 minutes twice a day for approximately 2 weeks without charging, making it easy to travel without the charger. Brushing technique C 1 Before switching the Sonicare on, place the bristles of the brush head on your gumline at a 45-degree angle. 2 Hold the handle with a light grip, switch the Sonicare on and gently move the bristles in a small circular motion so that the longer bristles reach between your teeth.After a few seconds, pass the bristles to the next section. Continue this routine throughout the 2-minute brushing cycle. ENGLISH 6 45º
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3 To maximise the effectiveness of the Sonicare toothbrush, use light pressure and let the Sonicare do the brushing for you. Do not scrub. C 4 To make sure you brush evenly throughout the mouth, divide your mouth into 4 sections: outside upper teeth, inside upper teeth, outside lower teeth and inside lower teeth. Begin brushing the first section (outside upper teeth) and brush for 30 seconds before moving to the next section (inside upper teeth). Continue brushing the other two sections for 30 seconds each until you have completed the 2-minute brushing cycle. 5 After the 2-minute brushing cycle, you can switch the Sonicare briefly back on again to brush the chewing surfaces of your teeth. 6 Press the on/off button to switch the Sonicare on or off as needed. ◗ You can also brush your tongue with the toothbrush switched on or off, as you prefer. Tips for specific oral care needs ◗ Stain removal In areas where staining occurs, spend extra brushing time to help remove the stains. C ◗ Braces Place the brush head at a 45-degree angle between the brackets and the gumline. Using light pressure, gently move the bristles in a small circular motion so the longer bristles reach between your teeth for 2 seconds.Then gently roll the brush handle so the bristles clean the bracket and the rest of the tooth before you pass the bristles to the next tooth. Continue this until you have brushed all your teeth. Please note that brush heads will wear out sooner when used on braces. ◗ Dental restorations Use Sonicare on dental restorations (such as implants, caps, crowns, bridges and fillings) as you would on your normal tooth surfaces to reduce plaque build-up and improve gum health.Work the bristles around all areas of the restoration for thorough cleaning. ◗ Periodontal pockets Your dentist or dental hygienist may have indicated that you have periodontal pockets, deep pockets where plaque bacteria collect. If this is the case, after you have completed the 2-minute brushing cycle, spend extra time gently brushing these areas to improve your gum health. ENGLISH 7 1 2 4 3 45º
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Features Easy-start ◗ All Sonicare models come with the Easy-start feature activated, which helps you get used to brushing with the Sonicare. ◗ The brushing power will gently increase to full power over the first 14 brushings. ◗ The Easy-start feature is active if you hear 2 beeps immediately after switching on the Sonicare. Once the Sonicare has reached optimal brushing power (after the 14th brushing), you will no longer hear the 2 beeps at the beginning of each brushing cycle. B Note: each of the first 14 brushings must be at least 1 minute long to properly move through the Easy-start ramp-up cycle. To deactivate or activate the Easy-start feature: 1 Attach the brush head to the handle. 2 Place the handle in the plugged-in charger. 3 To deactivate the Easy-start feature, press and hold the on/off button for 5 seconds.You will hear 1 beep to indicate that the Easy-start feature has been deactivated. 4 To activate the Easy-start feature, press and hold the on/off button for 5 seconds.You will hear 2 beeps to indicate that the Easy-start feature has been activated. Using the Easy-start feature beyond the initial ramp-up period is not recommended and reduces Sonicare's effectiveness in removing plaque. The Easy-start feature should be deactivated when Sonicare is used in clinical trials. Smartimer ◗ All Sonicare models come with the Smartimer feature, which automatically sets the brushing time to the 2 minutes recommended by dentists and dental hygienists. ◗ After 2 minutes the Smartimer automatically switches the toothbrush off. ◗ If you wish to stop brushing briefly during a 2-minute brushing cycle, press the on/off button.When you press the on/off button again, the Smartimer will resume the brushing cycle at the point where you stopped. ENGLISH 8
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B The Smartimer will automatically reset to the beginning of a 2-minute cycle if: - you stop brushing for 30 seconds or longer; - you put the handle in the charger. Quadpacer\ C ◗ The Quadpacer 30-second interval timer ensures that you brush all sections of your mouth evenly and thoroughly.At 30, 60 and 90 seconds, you will hear a short beep and a pause in brushing action.This is your signal to start brushing the next section of your mouth. Programmable Quadpacer (specific types only) The Programmable Quadpacer offers you the option of customising the Quadpacer in 1 of 3 ways: ◗ You may choose to keep the default setting of a 2-minute brushing time with the Quadpacer activated. ◗ You may choose to extend the brushing time by 30 seconds to 2.5 minutes with the Quadpacer activated. ◗ You may choose a 2-minute brushing time with the Quadpacer deactivated. To change the Quadpacer setting: 1 Place the handle in the plugged-in charger. C 2 Press the Dual Speed Control button briefly and note which LED lights up. 3 Press and hold the Dual Speed Control button. Continue to hold the button while the LEDs slowly cycle through the Quadpacer settings: C ◗ The fourth LED burns green: the 2-minute Quadpacer is active (default setting). ENGLISH 9 1 2 4 3
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C ◗ The top LED burns green: 2.5-minute Quadpacer is active. C ◗ The bottom LED burns yellow: the Quadpacer not active. 4 To select the desired setting, release the button when the LED corresponding to your choice lights up. B Note: selecting the 2.5-minute Quadpacer reduces the number of brushings available from a fully charged battery. Dual Speed Control The Dual Speed Control feature allows you to choose between 2 speed settings: normal speed ('Max') for optimum brushing performance or reduced speed ('Gentle') when an even more gentle brushing action is desired. Each time you switch the Sonicare on, it will begin brushing at the normal speed setting. C 1 To switch from normal to reduced speed, press the Dual Speed Control button once during brushing. 2 To switch from reduced to normal speed, press the Dual Speed Control button a second time during brushing. A distinctive two-tone beep indicates that the speed setting has been changed. We advise you to brush at the normal speed setting to maintain optimal results. When the Sonicare is used in clinical trials, the normal speed setting should be selected. Cleaning Regular cleaning guarantees the best performance and a long life for your appliance. C 1 Rinse the brush head and bristles after each use. Let the brush head air-dry only. ENGLISH 10
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C 2 Clean the brush head at least once a week, including under the nut. C 3 Remove the nut by gently pressing on the rubber seal. Avoid using sharp objects to press on the seal as this may cause damage. C ◗ Pull the nut over the top of the brush head. 4 To reattach the nut, slip the nut over the brush head shaft and pull it down until it snaps home. C 5 Clean the handle weekly. 6 Clean the charger periodically. Unplug the charger before cleaning it.After cleaning the charger, dry it completely before putting the plug back into the wall socket. We advise you to use a mild cleaning agent, water and a moist cloth to clean the Sonicare. Storage 1 If the appliance is not going to be used for a long time, you should unplug it, clean it and store in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight.You can store the cord by winding it round the cord storage hooks in the bottom of the charger. ENGLISH 11
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Replacement Brush head Replacing your brush head every 6 months is clinically proven to remove more plaque. Use only Sonicare replacement brush heads for this model. Environment C ◗ Do not throw the appliance away with the normal household waste at the end of its life, but hand it in at an official collection point for recycling. By doing this you will help to preserve the environment. ◗ The built-in rechargeable NiCd battery contains substances that may pollute the environment.Always remove the battery before discarding the appliance and handing it in at an official collection point. Dispose of the battery at an official collection point for batteries. If you have trouble removing the battery, you can also take the appliance to a Philips service centre, which will remove the battery for you and will dispose of it in an environmentally safe way. Removing the battery Note that this process is not reversible. To remove the batteries yourself, you will need a flat-head (standard) screwdriver. 1 Remove the toothbrush from the charger, switch it on and let it run until it stops. Keep switching on the Sonicare until the battery is completely empty. C 2 Remove the nut from the brush head and place it onto the handle.Tighten the nut onto the handle (A) until the housing comes loose and then pull the nut forward (B). The components inside the handle will come out of the housing along with the nut. C 3 Insert a screwdriver between the electronic circuit board and the plastic part close to each end of the battery.Twist the screwdriver to break the connection between the battery and the electronic circuit board in 2 locations. ENGLISH 12 B A
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C 4 Separate the battery from the appliance by means of a screwdriver. Do not connect the appliance to the mains again after the battery has been removed. Guarantee & service If you need information or if you have a problem, please visit the Philips website at or contact the Philips Customer Care Centre in your country (you will find its phone number in the worldwide guarantee leaflet). If there is no Customer Care Centre in your country, turn to your local Philips dealer or contact the Service Department of Philips Domestic Appliances and Personal Care BV. Guarantee restrictions The following is not covered by the terms of the international guarantee: - Brush heads - Damage caused by misuse, abuse, neglect or alterations. - Normal wear and tear, including chips, scratches, abrasions, discouloration or fading. ENGLISH 13
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Solution You may need to recharge the Sonicare. Charge it for at least 24 hours. Make sure the socket is live when you recharge the appliance.The electricity supply to sockets in mirror cabinets over washbasins or shaver sockets in bathrooms may be cut off when the light is switched off. You may need to reattach or replace the brush head. You may experience a slight tickling/tingling sensation when using the Sonicare for the first time.As you become accustomed to brushing with the Sonicare, this sensation will diminish. The Sonicare should produce a gentle hum during operation.Tightening the brush head nut can eliminate excessive rattling. If the rattling does not stop, you may need to replace the brush head. Make sure you remove the travel cap before switching the appliance on. You can avoid this by keeping the brush head properly oriented, with the brush head placed on the gumline at an angle of 45 degrees. You may need to recharge the Sonicare. The Easy-start feature may be active and needs to be deactivated (see chapter 'Features'). You may need to clean the brush head. You may need to replace your the head. The Dual Speed Control button may be set to reduced speed. Set the button to normal speed. You may need to clean the appliance. Clean the handle, brush head and charger thoroughly (see chapter 'Cleaning'). You may need to replace the brush head. The blinking yellow LED indicates that fewer than 3 brushings remain. Recharge the Sonicare for at least 24 hours. The Programmable Quadpacer has been set to a 2.5-minute brushing cycle instead of the default 2-minute brushing cycle.This setting provides additional time for brushing troublesome areas where plaque collects and gum disease starts.We advise you to use the extra 30 seconds of brushing time to rebrush troublesome areas, massage your gums or brush your tongue (see chapter 'Features'). Problem The Sonicare toothbrush does not work I feel a tickling sensation when I use the Sonicare. The brush head rattles when I use the Sonicare. The brush head chatters against my teeth. Brushing seems less powerful. The Sonicare gives off an unpleasant smell. The yellow LED blinks.What does this mean? The appliance has an extra 30 seconds of brushing time.What is this for? Troubleshooting If you are unable to solve your problem by means of the troubleshooting guide below, contact your local Philips Customer Care Centre or online at ENGLISH 14
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Printed in U.S.A. Printed on 100% recycled paper Protected by U.S. and international patents. Other patents pending. © 2005 Philips Oral Healthcare, Inc. All rights reserved. PHILIPS and the Philips shield are registered trademarks of Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. Quadpacer, Sonicare, Elite, and the Sonicare logo are trademarks of Philips Oral Healthcare, Inc. 4235 020 19861 Philips Oral Healthcare, Inc. 35301 SE Center Street Snoqualmie WA 98065 U.S.A. Outside North America: +1-425-396-2000 North America: 1-800-682-7664

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