Product Type: Braun electric toothbrushes
Newest Review: ... is really effective and really easy to brush your teeth with. The brush is smaller than normal toothbrushes and i thought it migh... more
WORTH THE BUZZ so just GRIT those TEETH AND BARE IT!!
Oral-B Professional Care 1000
Member Name: Abs2uLOTT
Oral-B Professional Care 1000
Advantages: Healthier, Cleaner, Fresher TEETH!
Disadvantages: Pricey, Strange sensations
When my dentist suggested trying an electric toothbrush, I wasn't exactly keen! All those vibrations against my teeth - buzzing, shaking and rattling... EEEEKKK!! Why would an electric toothbrush be better for me? My ever faithfully hand held brush gets the job done doesn't it? Ahhh... but does it?!
Since having my 3rd child in my mid 30's, I've had a fair few problems with my gums. I have a few caps, few fillings, a small jaw and receding gums, oh and sensitive teeth. I was devastated when my dentist said there was nothing that can really be done about receding gums. Apparently it comes with old age. I'm 36 - charming!
An electric toothbrush would apparently help though and delay the process of me turning into a total monster.
** Why Braun Oral B Professional?**
I have to admit, I didn't have a clue what I was looking for on the hunt for my new brush. I was looking for something cheap thats for sure and really didn't want to pay out more than a fiver. Fat chance of that though, so I had to save up once I saw the prices. I bagged a bargain in the end that I feel was worth it, despite not wanting to pay out the £25 for it, it was cheaper than its original £60.
I was advised it was a good investment and would benefit my teeth and gums, and i'm glad now that I did it.
The Braun Oral B came with its own stand that you can charge it in. There was also a spare toothbrush that can be saved for yourself or another user. 2 coloured rings show that the two heads are for different people but in my case I hid them as they are both mine lol
Depending on what sort of brush heads you like, you can buy extra. The ones supplied with mine are of a firm brush, but some people prefer softer brushes. Its a bit of a disadvantage really that they don't supply alternatives within the packs. I prefer a firm head but sometimes if my gums are feeling sensitive, I like the softer brushes.
Be aware that the plug on this is a 2 pin plug. You will need a travel adapter or a shaver plug socket before you can charge it to use.
Firstly you need to charge the toothbrush before use for several hours. Brushing takes a while to get used to! It's not my favourite sensation, thats for sure, but the benefits outweigh the negatives. For the sake of a really clean mouth and teeth, its worth it and you definitely realise how much fresher you feel after using this brush. When placed in the mouth, against the teeth, the brush vibrates every 30 seconds. The idea is it lets you know its time to move to the next part of your mouth. After 2 minutes when the recommended time is up, a longer vibration is felt to let you know you have brushed your teeth for long enough.
A handy feature is if you brush too hard (which is something my dentist says I did), a red light comes on to let you know. Also, if you pause your toothbrushing, it remembers how long is left when you continue! I find these two features handy because like mentioned I have a tendency to brush too hard and probably for not long enough.
Isn't nice, at least I don't think so! Perhaps some people enjoy it but it reminds me of being at the dentist and having my teeth polished. It makes my hand and arm vibrate, which I don't like and if you happen to nudge the wrong side of the toothbrush against your teeth, it's absolutely cringing!
The battery life is brilliant. I only need to charge mine once every 1-2 weeks.
I have far from perfect teeth but not bad teeth either. I' m not a smoker, but did have slight staining probably from cups of tea or something. Those stains have since been removed pretty remarkably since using this brush over the past few months, and it really does go to show how much more efficient an electric toothbrush is. My mouth feels really fresh using this toothbrush and if i've rushed off to work without having used it (using my manual instead) you definitely notice the difference. I would absolutely recommend people investing in one of these! Fresher breath, cleaner teeth! Healthier gums! Fewer stains! - the only downside is, that niggling vibrating feeling! Thumbs up from me though!
Summary: Worth it!
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