I am not new to electric toothbrushes, but I am definitely new to the high end spectrum. My entire family uses the Essence, but when the HealthyWhite Sonicare went on sale on Amazon, I took the plunge. I was not disappointed. Initially, the new style of brushing takes some getting used to. It is pretty powerful and can turn some people off if they are not used to electric toothbrushes. It also cleans totally differently than the cheaper drugstore electric toothbrushes. I will say that the Quadpacer technology is awesome. It ensures that I get my teeth evenly clean and spend enough time doing the job. I have had it for about two weeks now and my teeth are noticeably whiter after using the Clean and White setting. I would recommend this toothbrush to anyone over the Essence if you want white teeth, and the bonus is that the brush heads are cheaper.