Philips Oral Healthcare, Inc.
35301 SE Center Street
Snoqualmie WA 98065
Outside North America:
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Protected by U.S. and international patents. Other patents pending
©2008 Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV (KPENV). All rights reserved. PHILIPS and the
Philips shield are registered trademarks of KPENV. Easy-start, Quadpacer, Smartimer,
Sonicare and the Sonicare logo are trademarks of Philips Oral Healthcare,
Inc. and/or KPENV.
Alimentation par pile
General description (Fig. 1)
A Travel cap
B Replaceable brush head
C Removable nut
D Power on/off button
E Battery compartment cap
F 2 AA alkaline batteries (included)
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE
has been carefully engineered for both
effectiveness and safety. However, basic safety
precautions should always be followed when using
any electrical product, especially when children are
1 This appliance is not intended for use by
persons (including children) with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack
of experience and knowledge, unless they
have been given supervision or instruction
concerning use of the appliance by a person
responsible for their safety.
2 Children should be supervised to ensure that
they do not play with the appliance.
3 Consult your dental professional before using
this product if you have had oral or gum
surgery in the previous 2 months.
4 Contact your dental professional if excessive
bleeding occurs after using this product or
bleeding continues to occur after 1 week of
5 If you have a pacemaker or other implanted
device contact your physician or the device
manufacturer prior to use. Sonicare has been
tested and is compliant with safety standards
for electromagnetic devices.
6 Only use AA-size alkaline batteries in this
7 Avoid using a brush head with crushed or bent
bristles. Damaged bristles may break off while
brushing. In order to prevent this, replace the
brush head every 3 months or sooner if signs
of wear appear.
8 If your favorite toothpaste contains peroxide,
baking soda, or other bicarbonate (common in
whitening toothpastes), it is important that you
thoroughly clean your brush head with soap
and water after each use.
9 This product is designed for cleaning teeth,
gums, and tongue only. Do not use it for any
other purpose and do not use attachments not
recommended by the manufacturer.
10 This product is a personal care device and is
not intended for use on multiple patients in a
dental ofce or institution.
11 Discontinue use if this product appears
damaged in any way (brush head or handle).
This product contains no serviceable parts
(other than the removable batteries). If repair
is needed, please refer to chapter ‘Customer
service information’ in this manual and contact
one of our representatives.
Customer service information
If you have any questions after reading this manual,
feel free to contact our Customer Service Center
or visit our website.
Customer Service Center
1-800-682-7664 (North America), outside North
America contact your local Philips Customer Care
www.sonicare.com (North America)
www.philips.com (outside North America)
Preparing for use
Make sure your hands and the appliance are dry
when inserting the batteries.
Sonicare e3000 operates on two (2) AA-size 1.5-
volt alkaline batteries.
1 Remove the battery compartment cap from
the bottom of the handle by pulling on the
grips (Fig. 2).
2 Make sure the + and - poles of the batteries
match the appropriate location inside the
handle (Fig. 3).
3 Insert the batteries into the handle. (Fig. 4)
4 Firmly push the battery compartment cap
back onto the handle until it locks (Fig. 5).
To avoid damage due to battery leakage:
Note: Do not expose the appliance to direct sunlight.
Note: Do not expose the appliance to extremely high
Note: Do not leave empty batteries in the appliance.
Note: Remove the batteries if the appliance is not
going to be used for a month or longer.
If this product is to be used in clinical trials, use
new alkaline batteries.
Batteries need to be replaced at least every 6
weeks during a clinical trial.
Attaching the brush head
1 Align the front of the brush head with the
front of the toothbrush handle. (Fig. 6)
2 Screw the brush head nut clockwise until
it’s rmly tightened. If the brush head rattles
during use, tighten the nut further (Fig. 7).
Using the appliance
Place the brush head in your mouth before
turning on your Sonicare, and be sure it is
turned off before removing it from your
mouth, otherwise toothpaste may splatter.
You may experience a slight tickling or
tingling sensation when using an electronic
toothbrush such as Sonicare for the rst
time. As you become accustomed to brushing
with Sonicare, this sensitivity will diminish.
Follow these simple steps to maximize your
1 Before turning on, place the bristles of the
brush head on your gumline at a 45-degree
angle (Fig. 8).
2 Hold the handle with a light grip, turn on, and
gently move the bristles in a small circular
motion so the longer bristles reach between
your teeth. After a few seconds glide the
bristles to the next section. Continue this
routine throughout your 2-minute brushing
3 To maximize effectiveness, apply only light
pressure and let the toothbrush do the
brushing for you. Do not scrub.
4 To make sure you brush evenly throughout
the mouth, divide your mouth into 4 sections:
outside top, inside top, outside bottom and
inside bottom teeth. Begin brushing in section
1 (outside top teeth) and brush for 30
seconds before moving to section 2 (inside
top teeth). Continue brushing each of the
other two sections for 30 seconds each until
you’ve brushed for 2 minutes (Fig. 9).
5 After having completed the 2-minute brushing
cycle, additional time can be spent brushing
the chewing surfaces of your teeth (Fig. 10).
6 Press the power button to turn the
toothbrush on and off as needed.
You may also brush your tongue, with the
toothbrush turned on or off, as you prefer.
Tips for specic oral care needs
In areas where staining occurs, spend extra
brushing time to assist with stain removal.
Braces (Fig. 8)
The brush should be placed at a 45-degree angle
between your brackets and gumline. While applying
light pressure, gently move the bristles in a small
circular motion so that the long bristles reach
between your teeth for 2 seconds. Then gently turn
(roll) the brush handle so the bristles clean the
bracket and the rest of the tooth before you move
the bristles to the next tooth. Continue this until
you have brushed all of your teeth. Please note
that brush heads will wear out sooner when used
Dental restorations (dental work)
Use Sonicare on dental restorations (such as
implants, caps, crowns, bridges and llings) as you
would on your normal tooth surfaces. Work the
bristles around all areas of the restoration for
All Sonicare models come with the
Smartimer feature, which automatically
sets the brushing time to the 2 minutes
recommended by dental professionals.
After 2 minutes, the Smartimer will
automatically turn your Sonicare off.
If you wish to pause or stop brushing during
your 2-minute cycle, press the power button.
Press the power button again and the
Smartimer will pick up where you left off.
Note: The Smartimer will automatically reset to the
beginning of a 2-minute cycle if brushing is paused
for 30 seconds or longer.
By following these simple steps, you should get
years of worry-free brushing:
1 Rinse the brush head and bristles after each
use. Let the brush head air-dry only.
2 Clean the brush head at least once a week,
including under the nut.
3 Remove the nut by gently pressing on the
rubber seal (Fig. 11).
Avoid using sharp objects to press on the seal as
this may cause damage.
4 To reattach the nut, slip the nut over the
brush head shaft and pull it down until it
clicks back on (Fig. 11).
5 Clean the handle periodically with mild soap
and a moist cloth.
NOTE: Brush heads and the appliance should
never be placed in the dishwasher.
If the toothbrush is not going to be used for an
extended period of time (a month or longer), the
batteries should be removed, the appliance should
be cleaned and stored in a cool and dry area.
Sonicare brush heads should be replaced every
3 months to achieve optimal results.
Use only Sonicare e-series replacement brush
heads with the e3000 model.
This symbol represents Philips’
recommendation to recycle your used AA
alkaline batteries (Fig. 12).
What is not covered under warranty:
Damage caused by misuse, abuse, neglect or
Normal wear and tear, including chips,
scratches, abrasions, discoloration or fading
PHILIPS DAP GUARANTEES ITS PRODUCT
FOR A PERIOD OF TWO YEARS AFTER THE
DATE OF PURCHASE. IF ANY DEFECT DUE
TO FAULTY MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP
OCCURS WITHIN THIS TWO-YEAR
WARRANTY PERIOD, PHILIPS DAP WILL REPAIR
OR REPLACE THE PRODUCT AT ITS EXPENSE.
PHILIPS DAP WILL ONLY PAY FOR REPAIR OR
REPLACEMENT IF CONVINCING PROOF IS
PROVIDED, FOR INSTANCE BY MEANS OF A
RECEIPT, THAT THE DAY ON WHICH SERVICE
IS CLAIMED IS WITHIN THE WARRANTY
THE WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER
PRODUCT AND/OR PRODUCT PARTS THAT
ARE SUBJECT TO WEAR AND THAT CAN
BE CONSIDERED AS CONSUMABLE PARTS
BY THEIR NATURE OR THAT ARE MADE OF
THE WARRANTY IS NOT VALID IF A DEFECT
IS DUE TO DAMAGE CAUSED BY INCORRECT
USE, POOR MAINTENANCE (E.G. PART
BLOCKED BY SCALE) OR IF ALTERATIONS
OR REPAIRS HAVE BEEN CARRIED OUT BY
PERSONS NOT AUTHORIZED BY PHILIPS DAP.
LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
IN NO EVENT SHALL PHILIPS ORAL
HEALTHCARE, INC. OR ANY OF ITS
AFFILIATED OR SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES BASED
UPON BREACH OF WARRANTY, BREACH OF
CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, OR ANY
OTHER LEGAL THEORY. SUCH DAMAGES
INCLUDE, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF
SAVINGS OR REVENUE; LOSS OF PROFIT;
LOSS OF USE; THE CLAIMS OF THIRD
PARTIES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION,
DENTISTS AND DENTAL HYGIENISTS; AND
COST OF ANY SUBSTITUTE EQUIPMENT OR
SERVICES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE
EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE
ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY
NOT APPLY TO YOU.