What's the product?
This is an electric toothbrush which you charge by slotting it onto its charging station and plugging into the mains. To use, push a button and slowly move the brush around your mouth and with minimal effort your teeth receive a great deep clean. After two minutes, the brush automatically lets you know when its time to stop by two pauses in the vibrating action.
Why is it so good?
This brush delivers a much deeper clean than you can achieve manually. The size and shape of the brush helps you clean up all those hard to reach places.
I have a tendency to brush too hard and wore down enamel as a result; the electric brushing action is much gentler, yet more effective than a manual brush
You don't have to think or keep track of ho long you've been brushing as the brush does it for you. This also curbs the tendency to stop brushing too soon - it won't let you get away with that!
The charge lasts for ages, so you can go away for a short break without the base.
Aged 33, I've been using this for 12 years and have NO fillings!!
Fresh breath and nice teeth are always something that I pride myself on and I do believe that having nice teeth really is very important. I have been using this toothbrush for a few years now and I am really very happy with the results and the performance of the toothbrush itself, which is why I thought I would write a review of it.
I had this toothbrush bought for me as a Christmas present a couple of years ago but I have since bought one for my partner and that cost me nearly 25 quid coming in at £24.99pence. They are often on special offers and they can be found cheaper on the Internet I do believe.
The cost of replacement heads is around the £6 mark, which gets you two new heads, and I usually get these from Tesco and my boyfriend and me will change heads at the same time. This price for replacement heads is fairly steep considering I change them every three months which is about how long each head will last. Compared to buying a standard toothbrush this is quite costly but I do feel that the results are well worth it.
The toothbrush when you buy it comes in three parts, which are the charger, the toothbrush body and the tooth crush head. When I first got the toothbrush there was one replacement head that came with the purchase and this is an added bonus.
There are different coloured rings that fit around the bottom of the toothbrush head and this can be helpful especially if there is more than one person in the family with one of these or in fact people can share the toothbrush body just as long as they change the head to their own brush. This would have been a far cheaper thing for e and my partner to have done but he seems to get toothpaste covering everything so I would much prefer to have my own full toothbrush head and body to call my own.
The toothbrush charge has a plug just like an electric razor and will need an adaptor to fit into a normal plug socket or if you are lucky enough to have a shaver charger in your bathroom this will fit in there easily and the toothbrush charges up nicely over night giving enough energy to last about a week or so. Inside the back of the charger holder you are able to store any extra heads that you have as there is a designed space just for this purpose.
The toothbrush main body is an easy shape to hold onto and is a nice white and blue in colour. The brush boast the fact that there is a 2-minute timer integrated within the brush and this will go off by changing the way that the brush vibrates. It is quite obvious when the two minute timer goes off and this is very handy because two minutes really does feel like a long time an dif you were to count on your own you would certainly be out by at least 30 seconds or so. Dentists do also recommend that two minutes of brushing morning and evening is the correct amount of time to spend on your pearly whites.
This particular toothbrush also has two different speeds at which you can set it to brush. I dont know why anyone would want to use the slower setting, as the faster one seems to be far more effective in cleaning the teeth to the utmost. I always have mine set to the faster of the two and I feel this works brilliantly.
The brush head is small and circular, which compared to a standard non rechargeable toothbrush is a small area but a pea sized drop of toothpaste fits on well and this is really the amount of paste that you need. The brush rotates a lot and really does clean the teeth well. I am able to work the brush easily around all of my teeth and the head fits nicely into the back of my mouth.
The brush seems to get into all the right places and since I have flossed before hand my teeth really do appear immaculate after using this brush as well. I am totally impressed by the results of everyday use of this brush and over a period of time I do feel that my teeth are white as a consequence of using it.
I find rechargeable toothbrushes are far better to use than the standard DIY toothbrush. They may be a lot more expensive to initially buy and to then keep buying the replacement heads by I find this price is certainly worth it for the brilliant Hollywood smile that you are getting. Put that disposable brush down and go and get one of these! They are fantastic!
Wouldn't be without this wonder of modern science it goes everywhere with me. Does a great job at reaching all the parts manual brushes can't get at, My dentist is delighted as he was always telling me to use less pressure and more technique with my brushing, this brush does it all for you. Just open up and away you go! Easy to replace brushes, and charge lasts for weeks on end. Would imagine it would be good for a family as they can each have a different brush head with it's own little coloured collar. Kid's love gadgets and this is a gadget that really works, nice size of brush head for a childs mouth too, not too big. Love my Braun and wouldn't part with it.
When it comes to teeth, I conform very much to the universal perception of Brits. Nice people, lousy teeth. Mind you, mine are not quite as bad as Austin Powers but, let?s just say that the genes I inherited in the oral department did me no favours. Actually, it?s my Mother?s fault, God rest her soul. She had such problems with hers that she had them all taken out when she was 55 and wore false teeth for the rest of her life. I, fortunately, have managed to avoid that fate but, all except the front ones are filled and three have crowns. So, you will guess that trying to keep them in good order is a major occupation. Like most, I have done so with the usual range of brushes and various toothpastes over the years. None seem to have been entirely successful but then, there is a significant challenge consequent upon my addiction to strong tea and liking for red wine. The regular Friday night curry doesn?t help either. My dentist despairs of me. Actually, probably not, after all, he get plenty of money out of me (actually, out of my dental insurance) for all the treatment I need, including regular "dental hygiene" which translates as "sand" blasting off the stubborn stains that even brushing won?t shift. Time came when yet another toothbrush finally reached the point where it really had to be binned, to review the options and an electric toothbrush seemed as though it might be the answer. Certainly it did appear to suggest that I could get more actual cleaning achieved in the same amount of time. The dentist recommended the Braun range and especially the 3D Excel models. They?re not the most expensive around but they do seem to do a good job by all the accounts I read. In addition, with Christmas coming up, as it was then, a unit designed for two people seemed a good choic
e (You old romantic, Graham!) Actually, it was not such a bad choice when you consider that my Wife will admit that one of the very best presents she has ever had is an automatic garage door opener! And that really was for her. Only her car will fit in the garage; mine?s too long (the car that is). Argos had a good deal on the 3D Excel model for two users and, as I also had some points (predecessor to Nectar) with which to reduce the cost, it worked out very well. The unit comes with a single handle, which is the power unit. It sits on a base that contains a short post that sticks up into the base of the handle. This clever arrangement is how the battery in the handle is recharged. The handle, when fitted over the post in the base, effectively forms a transformer. The primary coil is in the base, the secondary in the handle. There are no wires to the handle at all. The base plugs into a standard two-pin shaver socket. Placing the handle on the base for 16 hours recharges the battery. Braun claims that this is sufficient for 45 minutes use. I never found that it ever delivered that length of usage. The battery is Nickel Metal Hydride and so should last a long time though not as long as Lithium Ion batteries. It is also supposed to be far less susceptible to the decreasing capacity problems suffered by regular Nickel Cadmium rechargeable batteries. In practice I have found that within two and a half years the battery reduces to the point where it needs almost permanent recharging in order to retain a charge long enough to brush your teeth more than a couple of times. Now, this wouldn?t be so bad if you could get the battery replaced. Braun makes great thing of the supposedly "green" practices, such as removing the old battery and disposing of it in an ecologically s
ound way. The handle can be twisted on the post in the base to release the end of the handle for access to the battery. The end springs out, retained only by the wires of the transformer circuit. However, the fact that you can remove the old battery doesn?t, amazingly, mean that you can replace it with a new one. When the battery finally dies, as ours has, the only option available is to buy a replacement handle from one of Braun?s local service agents. The cost is £25, not much less than a brand-new simple single user model! The base contains a storage space for four brush-heads. In principle you could use this as a four user unit but, as bought, the four brush-heads consist of two regular types plus two Interspatial heads for getting into all those nooks and crannies between the teeth. The container for the brush-heads is removable for cleaning and there is a lid that can close over the top of the brush-heads although I don?t believe we have ever bothered to close ours! The brush-heads are a simple push fit over the metal rod that sticks out of the top of the handle. This rod drives the brush-head so as to oscillate the bristles and to vibrate back and forwards the entire head. This combination of movement is what Braun claims makes the brush so effective compared with brush-heads that simply oscillate. Having said that, Braun also make a battery version (which I also have, for stays away from home) that only oscillates so you have to ask just how effective the vibration action really is if it isn?t universal in all Braun models! Actually, the 3D Excel comes with a carry case for the handle and a couple of brush-heads, for use away from home. However, with the state in which the battery is right now, there wouldn?t be much point. The charge would run out long before the return home, hence my battery model. There is a two-minute timer built into the handle, which warns you, by briefly interrupting the action a couple of times, not to be too enthusiastic and wear your teeth away. A regular twice a day clean for this length of time leave your teeth feeling noticeably free from the unpleasant coating that builds up on your teeth through "normal use". The Interspatial heads also seem to be quite effective in digging out the debris which somehow always seems to find a way of sneaking into the gaps between your teeth. I don?t use these every day though perhaps I should at least once a day? The brush-heads are colour coded. A push-on coloured ring fits around the base of the brush-head so that you tell which is yours and which is your partner?s. In addition, the bristles themselves are also colour-coded. Some of the bristles are blue. Over time, as they are used, the blue colour disappears. This is intended as an indicator as to when you should buy a replacement brush-head. Replacements aren?t cheap. A pack of two new heads is around £8. You can buy them singly, in two or three head packs. Fortunately Boots come to the rescue with their permanent "3 for 2" promotion, which substantially reduces the effective cost. You can also buy them eight at a time for £25. The only problem I?ve experienced is that the Interspatial heads can be very difficult to locate. Even Boots don?t always have them in stock. It is also possible to get Extra Soft versions if you have especially sensitive teeth. We have been quite happy with the Braun. It seems to do a good job. I don?t know that I could, hand on heart, say that it?s the best around. If you are looking for an electric toothbrush then this will serve you well by my experiences. The only really gripe I have is with the l
ack of the ability to replace the internal rechargeable battery when it dies. If our experience is anything to go by it does mean that if you decide on the 3D Excel you will be committing yourself to an outlay of £25 about every three years, to replace the handle. This does suggest that value for money is questionable. Having said that, I don?t know of any manufacturer of rechargeable electric devices, such as shavers, for instance, who do enable the replacement of the battery. It seems to be an area where commercial interest outweighs ecological principals. In the case of the Braun, you could buy their simple battery brush at around £12 and a set of rechargeable AA batteries if you are concerned about it.
What's long, hard, battery-operated and gives you satisfaction to smile about? ;o) No, you perv, it's not THAT, it's the Braun Oral-B 3D Pulsating Toothbrush! I've been using an electric toothbrush for about 3 years now and I absolutely love it. My first electric toothbrush was a Philips used Jordan brushheads. Although I was quite happy with the toothbrush itself, I decided to replace it for two main reasons: (a) Jordan brushheads are not very popular and the only place I could get them was Boots, unlike Oral-B ones for Braun which are available everywhere and are usually on offer at Tesco's or Sainsbury's. (b) After over two years of use, the battery life of my toothbrush really decreased and needed recharging every couple of days. The Braun 3D toothbrush is sold in most supermarkets, Argos, Index, Boots and many other stores. At the time of writing, it costs £27.99 on wellbeing.com and 2 brushheads cost about £7.99. I bought my toothbrush on special offer just before Christmas from Sainsbury's for £23.99, which included the toothbrush and 4 brushheads, instead of the usual 2. (That's a year's supply, if you follow the dentists' recommendations and change your toothbrush every 3 monts). In addition to these, you get the charger, which also provides "hygienic" storage for up to 3 brushheads. The 3D is Braun's mid-range toothbrush. It offers the same features as the basic Plak Control toothbrush (i.e. High speed oscillating movements, brushheads with interdental tips and indicator bristles so that you know when to replace it). In addition to these, the 3D toothbrush features a Pressure Sensor, a 2-minute memory timer and ... 20,000 pulsating movements per minute (hence the 3D name. Oscillating + pulsating = 3D movement). To be honest, when I saw the "selling feature" of 20,000 pulsating and 7,600 oscillating movements per minute, I was slightly concerned, if n
ot scared. The usage instruction leaflet contained in the box, does have a warning that during the first days of usage your gums may bleed slightly, but I'm happy to say I didn't have that problem. It did take me a few days to get used to the pulsating movement though and strangely enough, I got a headache the first couple of times I used it. Also, it's worth noting that the pressure sensor feature means that if you apply too much pressure while brushing your teeth, although the oscillating movement will continue, the pulsation will stop in order to prevent any damage to your gums. I have to admit that the least useful feature is the 2-minute memory timer. That's because it usually takes me longer than 2 minutes to brush my teeth. With regards to battery life, a full change takes 16 hours and will provide an operation time of approximately 45 minutes, that's about 11 days if used twice a day for 2 minutes. The only thing I don't like about this toothbrush is that the brushhead doesn't seem to lock in place. It doesn't mean that the brushhead will come off during normal use, but I have noticed that sometimes a small gap of about 1mm is formed between the brushhead and the toothbrush, which results in some toothpaste getting in there and drying. However, this is very easy to clean. Overall, this is a great product. I could never go back to using a regular toothbrush. Copyright Steveuk 2003
I've never been a great dentist fan, but go I must and usually its for treatment: fillings, a scale and polish etc. whatever it is the one thing I'm always aware of is how clean my mouth feels after a visit. If I had to sum up the Braun Oral-B I would say it always leaves you with that proper clean mouth feeling. I have never been the most fastidious of teeth brushers, although I brush my teeth everyday I often only did it the once and then it probably wasn't as thourough as it should have been. The thing with the Oral-B is it activly encourages you to brush properly. It does this firstly in the manner in which it works, the brush head which is circular, oscillates (spins back and forth) and also pulsates (in and out) to give a very effective brushing action. The head/handle also contains a mechanism for cutting out the pulsations if too much pressure is applied while brushing thus preventing gum damage. The Oral-B also contains a 2 minute timer (the minimum time recommended for teth brushing), which works by interupting the brushing action briefly to let you know it's been 2 mins, the effect of which is you tend to keep brushing till that stutter says its 2 minutes. The average time a person brushes their teeth is between 30secs and about 1 min 15 secs, so the better action plus the longer time doing it results in a great result for your teeth. My last visit to my dentist was the first time I had ever not needed any treatment and my dentist commented on my improved condition of not only my teeth but my gums too. This is a very comfortable brush to use being a nice weight and well balanced so won't make your arm tired, and has a non-slip cover. You can use it for up to two weeks from a full charge. It comes with a combined stand/charger/brushhead storage unit which is clever because it doesn't have any electrical contacts for charging, how this works I've no idea but it does. The holder can store three additional heads
, all of which can be fitted with little coloured rings to identify individual ones for different people in your family. As you use it the colour of the brush head bristles fades to let you know when to put a new brush head on. (it comes with three heads), a bit like my ex-wife. Although a very effective tool it does not affect any exsisting dental work. It is recommended that you do not use tooth polish with this product because although tooth polish is very similar to toothpaste it is more abrasive and used in conjunction with an electric brush could damage tyhe enamel on your teeth. After using this though you wont need to use polish. As time goes on the heads begin to sound rattly but it doesn't affect the performance at all. This is a brilliant thing to have and almost makes looking after your teeth a pleasure. (almost!). I'm not sure what the current price is for these, I got mine from Index in a sale, but well worth £25 or so.
Everyone should own an electric toothbrush. They are fabulous as they are proven to remove more plaque than a normal manual toothbrush. I have this particular electric toothbrush, and my dentist used to complain about how i was brushing well but there are a few places that need vigorous brushing, which is exactly what the electric toothbrush gives you. My teeth have been much whiter since (i dont use whitening toothpaste) i started using the brush and i would recommend it to anyone who hasnt already got one. You'll be surprised at how well it cleans. It removed plaque i didnt even know i had!
The Braun Oral-B 3D Excel Plaque Remover is a MUST buy for anyone interested in great oral health. Braun Oral-B Excel Plaque Removers are recommended (as was mine) by more dentists and hygienists than any other power-assisted brand. The Oral-B 3-D combination cleaning action will make your teeth feel like they were professionally cleaned its bristles allow for gentle treatment of your teeth and gums and also protects your teeth and gums from excess brushing pressure allowing you to always use the correct amount of brushing force. The Braun Oral-B 3D Excel Plaque Remover loosens plaque from around the tooth surface while its action also removes the debris before it can settle back on to the tooth surface or into the spaces between teeth. On the handle there is a single switch, which allows for ease of use with maximum control and a special grip surface and a memory timer which ensures you brush for 2 minutes, as recommended by dentists. It comes complete with 2 brush heads for a couple or 4 brush heads for a family variety and a storage case, and indicator bristles that fade when they need replacing and it comes with a manufacturer's warranty of one year and a 30 day money back guarantee. The brush heads are all colour coded so you can identify whose is whose. A charge light indicator warns when you need to recharge the battery, you just plug in to the mains and leave for a few hours. Brushing twice daily has clinically proven to provide benefits to your oral health by improving the health of your teeth and gums by reversing the causes of gum disease and the buildup of tartar, coffee, tea, and tobacco stains. I have been using an Oral-B electric toothbrush for many years and will never go back to an ordinary toothbrush. If you have been thinking about buying one, don't hesitate any longer. I am sure you will love it. When I go to th
e dentist there is no need for a further appointment to see the hygienist. There is just no way that an ordinary toothbrush can clean as good as this. I think the unique round rotating head is what really makes this electric toothbrush stand out above the rest, and whats more the kids love to clean their teeth and my dentists bills are 50% less. Currently available from Argos: Rechargeable version with facility for two brushes £34.25 Rechargeable version with facility for two brushes £39.00 Replacement brushes £7.90 for two brushes £14.90 for four brushes
This was the first electric toothbrush I had ever used. Previously I had been a bit sceptical as to how effective they actually were. The Braun Oral B 3D changed this and has become one of the most useful Christmas presents i have had in recent years. Now onto some of the manufacturers statistics about the toothbrush. The small round brush head supposedly makes 20,000 pulsating (backward and forward) movements and 7,600 oscillating (spinning) movements per minute. Now there is no way I can substantiate these claims, what I can say however is that when turned on the brush head does indeed look like it is moving in both directions very quickly. When you put it on your teeth it also feels like the head is moving in the ways claimed. The brush I got came in a nice presentation box, rather than the usual plastic vacuum formed pack. Contained within the box was the toothbrush itself, 2 brush heads with a wear indicator built into the bristles, the recharging point which plugs into a 2 pin shaver type socket. On my model the recharging point comes with a brush head holder attached so you have somewhere clean to put the removable heads when your not using them. The brush has 2 really notable features which I feel I should mention. Firstly the brush has an in built pressure sensor which aims to stop you applying too much pressure to your gums and damaging them. If you press on to hard you can actually feel the brush slow down it’s movements to prevent damage. Secondly there is an in built timer which lets you know when you have been cleaning your teeth for long enough. After 2 minutes the brush turns itself off and on twice to let you know you should stop brushing. As far as the cleaning goes it is excellent. Maybe unsurprisingly I have found that the best results are achieved when using a good quality fairly course toothpaste, I use Crest. The brush really makes the face of the teeth sparkly and I have noticed a marked
improvement in the overall whiteness of my teeth since I began using it. Where this brush really comes into it’s own is getting into the nooks and crannies of the mouth especially towards the back. I have all my wisdom teeth and in the past I have found these hard to reach with conventional brushes. The 3D with its small head comfortably reaches the back and cleans with ease. The Braun Oral B 3D retails at around £40 with replacement brush heads at around £3. I know this sounds expensive but if it saves you the price and discomfort of a single filling surely it’s worth it.
I got this thing as a present; I'd considered getting one in the past but never seemed to get around to it. As it turned out, I wouldn't do without it now. If up till now you've only been brushing your teeth with a standard toothbrush, you don't know what your missing. The first time I used it I couldn't believe the smoothness of my teeth when felt with my tongue! My old brush immediately was retired. You can buy the Braun electric toothbrush either as a standalone one for around £12.00 or bundled with a charger for £24 ish. This is the one I received. The charger is very neat (and waterproof) and is fixable to a wall or freestanding. The actual toothbrush itsef is great - very ergonomic (!) and easy to clean. The brush is preset to run for 2 mins, although you can stop it before then if you wish. The end of the time is signalled by the brush stoping and starting rapidly which works well. Note: You shouldn't attempt to 'brush' using this toothbrush - simply moving the head over the tooth, resting it there and then moving on is the proper action. Brushing up and down WILL cause you problems with receding gums and enhanced sensititvity. Trust me on this.... My only gripe is that my brush seems to be a little bit noiser than other people's. It seems to work as well, but noiser. Could just be me, but it's worth bearing in mind. The brush also comes with two free heads - Braun recommends you change these when the blue stripe on the bristles fades to half - going by my experience, this takes about 3-4 months. Staying on the topicOf course, the brush heads is where you get stiched up, much like Gillette razor blades you do pay a fair bit to replace them. But then you pays your money...... Its also worth bearing in mind that Braun recommends you do not use whitening toothpaste with this brush. I DO use whitening toothpaste and it hasn't harmed it yet (although it may be t
he reason behind the noiser operation..) Of the other similar models on the market, it seems to be the more robust one - I looked at the Colgate one at a comparable price, and it seemed flimsy in comparison. A recommended buy.
I bought a Braun Electric Toothbrush when my dentist was selling them cheap. (never one to pass up on a bargain me!!). I had changed dentists because my previous dentist was, to put it bluntly rubbish. I had been with him for about 3 years and had left his surgery several times in tears. My new dentist (we shall call him Saviour from now on) commented on how bad the tartar was on my teeth. He had a little camera to show me and it was disgusting!! So I bought the plaque remover (along with some sensodyne toothpaste) and went home. When you first open the box you need to put the brush on charge - this usually takes around 3 hours to ensure it is done fully. Then off you go!! It is important to let the brush do the work for you - it rotates at approximatley 2400 rpm. Don't try to press on too hard or you'll end up wearing your gums away which is more trouble than its worth. Also try to angle the brush at 45 degrees to your gumline, this will ensure that the brush cleans away plaque just below your gumline where it causes the most trouble. Remeber to do all four sides of your teeth if possible and spend at least 3 minutes doing all your teeth. Well after using the Braun plaque remover for about 3 months I had no tartar whatsoever, (with a little bit of help from the hygenist!). It really does keep plaque at bay. Once charged it lasts about 2 months before you need to recharge it - which is brilliant. The brush heads are designed to clean below the gum line and have a built in wear indicator - when the bristles turn white it's time to change it. One minus point is that the replacement heads cost a fortune - £6.00 for 2. When these need changing every 3 months, it is expensive. I could never go back to a conventional toothbrush now - too much hard work!! I shall be buying one for Charlotte soon (as soon as shes mastered brushing normally) So, a very good brush which
cuts down on nasty scraping by hygenists - ah heaven!!
I thought an electric toothbrush was a bit of a gimmick until I tried the Braun 3D Plaque remover, this is a brilliant electronic toothbrush. The brush head not only oscillates but it also moves backwards and forwards at high speed which effectively removes more plaque between the teeth than oscillation alone so the maker says. The toothbrush comes with a Oral B indicator brush head. I cannot tell you the effective difference in use between the basic electronic brush and the 3D brush as I have not used the basic electronic brush. What I can say is that after using the brush my teeth feel the same as when I have been to the dentist for a polish, clean and smooth. I asked my dentist about the effectiveness of the electronic toothbrushes to which he says they are vastly superior to hand brushing. He also told me that the brush head will last for about 12 months even though the indicator on the brush fades (indicating replacement) after about 3 months of normal use. The replacement brush heads are quite expensive at about £7.00 each. Using the brush takes a little while to get used to as the sensation of the oscillating brush head on the teeth is a rather strange or even uncomfortable feeling. The brush has a built in timer of 2 minutes which is supposed to be the optimum brushing time. After 2 minutes of use the motor will pulse for about three seconds indicating that the brush has been used for 2 minutes. The brush does not need to be on for the whole 2 minute session for the timer to initiate; any pause of up to 30 seconds, for example to rinse, is taken into account. It is advisable not to turn the brush on until it is placed in the mouth unless you like cleaning toothpaste off the bathroom walls! The brush can be left on charge when not in use by being placed onto the base/charge unit. All in all this is an excellent brush and I would definitely recommend it.
Braun Oral-B 3D Plaque Remover's unique three dimensional brushing action brings together the best aspects of today's electric toothbrush technologies / The coupling of sonic frequency and high speed oscillation provides the best level of dental cleaning p