Product Type: Braun electric toothbrushes
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One of the best electric toothbrushes
Oral-B Professional Care 500
Member Name: aksram
Oral-B Professional Care 500
Advantages: good cleaning, faster rotation, charge needed once a week
Disadvantages: charging point goes only into the shaver plugpoint- if not buy an adapter
After 30 long years of brushing hard with different normal toothbrushes, I finally gave into the electrical toothbrush. I had been brushing with the battery operated ones and thought that they should probably work similar but only after I started using this, I realised the difference. Now I keep thinking, why do we have to waste an extra minute morning and evening when you can brush with this brush for this electric brush in just two minutes and this being more efficient.
Oral B Professional care 500 is made by Braun and is one of their best selling brushes. I bought it in sale for £20 but generally retails for £40. It is easily available in shops like Tesco, boots, ASDA, Sainsburys etc. Although the brush is avaiable for this price, its replacement heads are quite expensive- but I guess all good things come with a price tag. Its replacement heads generally retails at approx £12 for a set of four. But when you buy the pack, it comes with one replacement head and one flossing head.
The brush pulsates 20,000 times per minute and rotates 7600 times per minute- which is impossible to achieve with the manual toothbrush. It cleans really well and it is easy to reach even the back molar teeth . This is usually the place where most food debris is collected. Dentists always recommend brushing in circular and up and down motion. And I honestly have to say, with the manual brush, I used to brush in all directions. Since the Oral B's head rotates, you have to just hold it against the tooth and the brush rotates without much effort. Continue with all the teeth in a similar way and you will have clean teeth.
It has a built in timer which indicates with a pause every 30 secs and finally a long pause after 2 minutes. This is an important feature because if we overdo the brushing, it could be harmful to our gums and teeth.
It is charged through mains charger and the cordless toothbrush has to be charged approximately every week. The red light on the brush flashes when it need charging. When fully charged, it turns green. The main plug is the one that needs to go into an electric shaver plughole which was very annoying as I didn't have any shaver points in the house. I had to buy and adapter to use with this.
Overall it is a great brush and brushes efficiently with less effort. An expensive way of brushing but better than paying huge bills at your dentist.
Summary: Brush twice daily with oral b electric toothbrush, visit the dentist less often.
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