Product Type: Braun electric toothbrushes
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Great for a first electronic toothbrush!
Oral-B Professional Care 500
Member Name: doremifaso
Oral-B Professional Care 500
Advantages: Gives deep, refreshing clean. Good price. Timer is useful.
Disadvantages: Noisy, Takes long time to charge up, mis-leading manual, comes with 2 pronged charger only
This is my first electric toothbrush which I purchased through Amazon at a good price. I have always been one to ensure my oral hygiene is well kept and a recent trip to the dentist showed that I suffer from tartar build up quite easily, so I've been getting quite obsessive with making sure I brush my teeth even more thoroughly!
So as a first time user of an electronic toothbrush I was quite impressed with the results. It is quite a noisy little thing but the pulse vibrations feel quite gentle whilst doing its job. The timer got a bit of getting use to but I find it very useful to help me judge how long I should spend on each side before I move onto the next. Overall time is 2 minutes.
The brush heads last a long time and you can swap it for other brush heads like the floss action ones which I find quite useful. You also only need to apply a pea sized amount of toothpaste (well, you can't really apply more than that anyway because of the size of the brush itself).
One full charge can last a whole week if not more which is fine with me. Its also very easy to attach the brush and clean it.
The only thing with this toothbrush is that it takes a very long time to charge (about 18 hours) and the charger plug is two pronged for use in the bathroom where you would usually put your shaver. I think most people prefer to charge their toothbrush from a normal plug socket though so I had to buy myself a convertor which is not a big problem since they do them cheap on Amazon. I do wish they'd include the option of charging it elsewhere other than from a shaver outlet though!
Also, in the manual it makes out as if the brush head has a pressure sensor to warn you in case you are applying too much pressure so at first I thought my toothbrush was faulty because it didn't do anything when I pressed hard onto my teeth. I ended up returning my toothbrush for a replacement only to find that the new one also didn't have the pressure sensor!
It doesn't mention anything about a pressure sensor on the box packaging itself so I think the manual must just have a mis-print or have been compiled together along with the more sophisticated series of Oral-B electronic toothbrushes so I found that a bit misleading at first.
Overall I'm really happy with this electric toothbrush. Sure there could be improvements made but as a my first electric toothbrush and at a good price (under £25) I have nothing to complain about!
Summary: Despite its disadvantages, overall happy with results and price.
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