Product Type: Braun electric toothbrushes
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Definitely worth the money for cleaner teeth!
Oral-B Professional Care 1000
Member Name: SparksFly
Oral-B Professional Care 1000
Advantages: Helpful features, charging dock
Disadvantages: A bit pricey
After using the Vitality toothbrush for 2 years I found it harder and harder to find the brush heads so I decided to just invest in a new one. I am so glad I did because this Oral-B brush is so much better in my opinion. Although this brush can retail for around £50-£60 I found it for half price so it is possible to get a great product for a relatively low price.
One feature of this particular toothbrush is the red light on the back that flashes when you are using too much pressure on your teeth. For me this is a great feature as after the first few times using this brush you learn what the appropriate pressure to use is and you won't do it too hard again. Another feature is the buzz that sounds after 30 seconds to indicate that you need to move to the next quarter of your mouth. Dentists recommend brushing your teeth for 2 minutes and this brush gives you helpful reminders to comply with this advice. To ensure that you don't brush for too long and risk damaging the enamel when you have brushed for 2 minutes the brush buzzes for 3 rotations telling you to stop. You cannot confuse this final buzz with the previous ones as it is longer so this is very helpful.
The toothbrush comes with 3 heads but once you have used these you will need to buy replacement heads. I have found these easy to find in supermarkets but they are quite pricey for only 3. To charge the brush, a little pod is provided but it comes with a 2 prong plug for a shaver socket which is annoying as I don't have one of these. I got around this issue by buying an adaptor (you can find these for less than a pound) and keeping it permanently attached to this. The charging pod is smaller than the one that came with the Vitality which is great if you're short on space like me. I keep it on my bedside table and it doesn't take up much space at all. There is a battery symbol on the front of the brush that flashes green when it is charging and goes off once it is fully charged which is another handy feature. The charge lasts for a few days before you can feel it getting less powerful so I recommend keeping the charging pod plugged in so you can charge the brush overnight.
When I made the change from manual to electric toothbrush I felt a huge difference in the cleanliness of my teeth. You will never want to return to a non-electric as your whole mouth feels better. It takes a little while to get used to the vibrations and not moving your hand up and down, and some people experience bleeding gums at first, but it is all worth it. My advice would be to make sure that you turn it on once it's in your mouth to avoid toothpaste flying all over the bathroom! I would recommend this high quality product to anyone.
Summary: Oral-B Professional Care 1000
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