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Oral-B Professional Care 500
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Oral-B Professional Care 500
Date: 10/02/12, updated on 15/02/12 (11 review reads)
Advantages: Cleans well and tells you when to change/swap
Disadvantages: A bit pricey when not on offer and may need an adapter
This toothbrush a good all rounder. When I brought it, it was £22 in a half price offer. If you had to buy it full price from the high street, it's a bit on the dear side at around £40!
However, it's well designed and easy to hold, with grips. It's not too heavy either and is fairly slim line so easy to store and hold. The button to turn it on and off is grippy too, and easy to use.
The dentist seems to think it works too! In fact, it is often recommended so it must have a lot of merit.
The brush came with two heads, which means that 2 different people can use the same brush, which is very cost effective. There is a small bag of coloured elastic bands which can be attached to a head so they are easy to identify, preventing mix ups.
The brush is very easy to charge, all you have to do is stand it on the base and off it goes. However, this also means it's not very stable when charging if you knock the base or the brush, so I'd say to put it somewhere flat and out of the way. The cord for the charger is quite long which is useful but it has ONLY A SHAVER PLUG, so you will need to buy an adapter, which was about £3.50 from Boots.
Once charged, the brush lasts for about a week, maybe a day or two longer. It does take a long time to charge though, about 2/3 days morning to night. The charger is also quite small which makes it good for travelling with.
Also, there is a small light on the front of the brush which flashes red when the battery is running low. You get 2 or 3 more uses out of it though, so you're warned in plenty of time before it runs out altogether!
When using the brush, you are supposed to do each quarter of your mouth separately. After 30 seconds, the brush vibrates and stops quickly before continuing, which means to change to the next quarter. Eventually, you have done all quarters over 2 minutes, and the brush vibrates and stops 4 times to let you know. Very handy!
Summary: A generally good all rounder
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