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I recently moved from a conventional tooth brush with a partially transparent handle and traditionally shaped rectangular head, to an electric powered device a few days ago. Before, I never really understood the need for something so advanced in the bathroom, when standard brushes have been used successfully for so long. But as soon as I wielded my 'Braun Oral-B Professional Care 6000', and placed it against my teeth that first time, I instantly realised the over-whelming benefits it possessed.
This particular brush, though I haven't tried any other electric alternatives, performs very well indeed. The sensation of having it automatically move across your teeth with little strain of the wrist gives you the feeling that those annoying adverts can only dream of conjuring. Performing twice a day with this device is surely more advantageous than using a traditional brush, but what is technically better about the Care 6000?
Well, this model adopts a wide, comfortable grip (concealing the rechargeable battery pack in the handle) which has a water-proof rubber button to operate the spinning and vibrating motion of the brush head. The head its self can make almost 8,000 rotations per minute and if pressed too firmly against your teeth, will signal you to stop brushing too rigidly by cutting the vibrations. The motor within the 6000 is fast and firm on your mouth initially, but after the head has worn down a bit (if necessary, as brush head firmness is changeable, so the correct head should be applied to begin with), it becomes considerably more comfortable to use. Recharging the device is something which some users do permanently, having the base and brush connected and plugged in all the time. But this is slightly un-environmentally friendly and not entirely necessary, as after the brush is charged the device will last up to 7-days (taking into consideration the recommended twice-daily usage of the product).
The materials the device is constructed from are mainly HIP plastics made water-proof by rubber seals and connectors. What is unique about this model to some others is that you can easily and quickly remove the narrower arm of the handle to which the bristles are attached, and replace it when it is worn. Replacements can be over-priced and are usually only purchasable in multi-packs which is quite a cunning marketing strategy from the producers. Different types of head are colour coded to match the different varieties of bristle type, from firm to soft.
Another great advantage to using the PC 6000 over other Oral-B and rival company products is the timer Braun have adapted into this models handle. After initiating the device, exactly 2-minutes into cleaning you are signalled to stop, and this really helps people to gauge the recommended time dentists expect you to clean, keeping teeth healthy and medical bills low!
I find cleaning/washing down the brush quite difficult in certain circumstances as it is much more complicated than a conventional model and this means having the addition of many crevices where dirt can muster. A word of warning: Don't leave the tooth paste from the day before to mould into the brushes structure as this makes it much more difficult to clean when cleaning is needed!
I have had no reliability issues with the product and it seems quite durable when dropped from acceptable heights (...of head height). The base, which is very light, has a tendency to fall from the sinks side and dangle annoyingly in mid-air, but this part of the products durability is also fine.
The power-lead isn't as long as some people might hope, but it's long enough to reach from a near-by socket to the sink in most set-ups, and you can always purchase an extension lead. What's great about this brush is that it's completely portable, fitting neatly into a holiday suitcase or travel bag if you're going away. Holidaying to neighbouring countries may require you to purchase a socket adapter, but besides this it is completely use-able abroad.
Overall, I have been very impressed with this item, finding the product's user-guide and manual very helpful in set-up, despite this being an incredibly simple (...plug in, charge and use) operation. The device is durable, user-friendly and well priced at around £25.99 from any major retailer. You'll probably find this kind of item cheaper online, so that's something to bear in mind.
I've been using this brush or a variant of it for about 10 years or so now - firstly as a family brush where we all used different heads and then as one of my own when I left home.
The current brush i have is a Professional Care 6000 and I have no problems at all with it. I've had the same unit now for 3 years. It still holds a good charge for about 5 days - this may have dropped a little with use over the years but i haven't noticed a significant decline.
The best thing about this brush is the timer. I have to be really careful with my gums as there is an area that is prone to infection, so i use this brush and a Panasonic oral irrigator (unfortunately cannot review on here). I find that the timer helps me to get the correct amount of brushing done. I divide my mouth into 4 (2 top/2 bottom) and then spend 30 seconds in each section - top and both sides.
The brush heads are also easy to get hold of and I find they last me about 2 months per head. I brush my teeth twice a day without fail, and check the head for signs of wear. After two months I probably could carry on with them as they look quite good still, but this is when I choose to change them.
All in all, a good brush - no fancy features but to be honest, I don't think it needs any more than what it already has.
I haven't written a review for a while, but just recently got this toothbrush after a scary visit to the dentist!
Basically I have a wisdom tooth coming out and its pushing all my teeth around (what are the point of wisdom teeth I ask!), so I have been having bleeding gums and needed a proper toothbrush to make sure I don't get tooth decay or any other problems.
I was recommended this toothbrush by my dentist and so after being terrified of losing all my teeth I rushed out and bought this.
I found it to be amazing! especially after years of brushing my teeth in a haphazard "gonna be late for work" sorta way :-)
So about the toothbrush:
* The charge lasts for some time
* Its comfortable to hold
* Very well designed
* It cleans my teeth very well, and visibly whiter
* It has 30 second intervals to remind you to change its position
* A very useful battery indicator
Overall I have found that when I don't use this toothbrush my mouth feels dirty and not as clean as normal, I would recommend electric toothbrushes to everyone, particularly this one.
I've owned Braun Oral-B Professional Care 6000 Toothbrush for around 4 months now. Compared to my old one, which worked four years, I would like to say this toothbrush is really a good choice.
About Braun Oral-B:
Braun is a well-known consumer products company, that was founded in German in 1921 and is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Procter & Gamble. It has a wide range of products that cover Shaving and Grooming , Health and Wellness, Oral Care, Food and Drink, etc. Their main products are considered as electric razors, electric toothbrushes, coffeemakers, toasters, blenders, etc.
Oral-B is a brand name of its oral care products, which include toothbrush, other dental care and interdental products such as dental floss, oral care centres.
Professional Care 6000 Toothbrush comes in a simple box made in hard plastic, which contains one brush head, one brush handle, one charging unit and one usage instruction leaflet.
Usage and Features:
The brush handle of Professional Care 6000 has on/off button in blue colour on the top and a charge indicator on the bottom. The handle is electrically safe and is designed for use in the bathroom.
First you should plug the charging unit into an electrical outlet and place the toothbrush handle on the charging unit at least 12 hours for fully charge. The green charge indictor light flashes while the handle is being charged. When the handle is fully charged the green indicator light shines continuously. The red charge indicator light starts blinking when the rechargeable battery is low. In general one fully charged handle lasts up to 7 days if you use it twice a day for two minutes each session.
You can use the toothbrush with any kind of toothpaste. The professional timer can reminds you to brush the four quadrants of your mouth equally at 30-second intervals. For optimal brushing results this toothbrush has a pressure control feature to help you brush gently. This helps protect your gums from excessive brushing and makes your toothbrush easy to operate.
Price and availability:
I bought mine on Amazon for £18.99. However the RRP is £39.99 and currently is available for £34.99.
I like the toothbrush. First, it has a good size with rounded edges that make it comfortable to hold. Second, the 2 minute timer on it lets me know how long my brushing is. Third, this toothbrush has the 3D cleaning technology which means that removes significantly more plaque than a regular manual toothbrush. I can feel the power is strong but with gentle brushing. Fourth, the charging indicator can tell me the battery level directly so I would never forget to charge it. Last but not least the toothbrush does good job and after using I can see my teeth are much clean.
For me the only downside to the brush is the charging unit, which is different from my old one. Before we used one charging unit in bathroom to charge two Braun toothbrushes in turn due the space limit. Now we have to put two charging units there.
I would recommend Braun Oral-B Professional Care 6000 to anyone who wants to buy an electrical toothbrush, but I would suggest you to wait until the price lower than £20.
Braun Oral-B Professional Care 6000
Description: Manufacturer: Braun
I have only began using electric toothbrushes in the last couple of years and have had this particular brand for around six months. I dropped the one that I had before on a tiled floor which left it lying in several pieces so was forced to look for a new one. I must admit that the price was a predominant factor in me selecting this one but have been very happy with it ever since.
These toothbrushes retail for around the £25 to £30 mark and if you are looking for a way of spending your Dooyoo miles, you can buy them from Amazon right now for £27.99 so it may be worth having a look.
One of the benefits of this toothbrush is that it has a special pulse action which allows you to know when you have been brushing your teeth for the recommended two minutes. I find this really useful because personally, find it quite difficult to know when two minutes have elapsed, it takes longer than you might imagine!
The toothbrush has two speeds which is good for allowing you to choose your personal preference, I like to use the harder setting but Mr Siamese, (the wimp haha!) prefers the softer setting.
The toothbrush lasts around five days before it needs charging which makes it quite convenient too, my last one lasted much less and I did find myself becoming annoyed with having to charge it so frequently.
For me though, the main bonus of this electric toothbrush is how it leaves my teeth feeling. My mouth feels incredibly clean, much more so that when using a normal toothbrush. Every time I use it, I am left with that "just been to the dentist" feeling which is lovely. If you haven't used an electric toothbrush before then it is something that you certainly should try, your mouth will feel cleaner and fresher and you are likely to be unwilling to return to the traditional version!
5 Dooyoo stars from me, an extremely respectable product from Braun.
I've owned this toothbrush for around 12 months now...It's still working which is a good sign as I do use it twice a day every day...
It's a good size and isn't too thin or thick to hold. As it has rounded edges this makes it comfortable to hold too.
The toothbrush itself has a 2 minute timer on it which means that after two minutes it will pulse so you know the 2 minutes is up. It's amazing how long two minutes actually is so I'm sure I wasn't brushing for two minutes before!
It does have the 3D cleaning technology which means that it removes twice as much plaque as an ordinary toothbrush. I can confirm that this does appear to be the case too from what I can see and also feel across my teeth.
It will also stop brushing if you apply too much pressure to your teeth... I've not actually tried this and its never happened to me so I can't comment on this feature but definitely one of use if you are particularly heavy handed.
It is a well built piece of kit and does make a good job of cleaning my teeth with very little effort other than to pick it up and press the button.
However, there are some downsides to the brush.. it is supposed to keep its charge for 7 days...however after about 3-4 days I have to recharge it. When I bought the brush as well it only had a shaving plug so I had to buy an adaptor so I could plug it into the mains.
The other irritating thing is how dirty it gets in the cracks and crevices and the build up of toothpaste around the base of the brush... now this could be that I'm incredibly messy but I don't believe I am and I do rinse the brush after I've cleaned my teeth after each use...
The final thing is the cost of replacement brushes (heads). They can cost around £7 for 3 heads. The cost of the toothbrush itself is around £19.00 now (as its been replaced by a newer whizzier model!) so it does put into perspective how costly the brushes are in comparison..
I have used this variety of toothbrush for many years along with several other electric tooth brushes.
One of my main problems with this tooth brush is that it has a poor battery life. Often i have charged the toothbrush only to find that the next day or too it is grinding to a halt as i brush my teeth, this is very annoying.
I have also found that this is one of the more simple models of electric tooth brush, it kinda just does what it says on the tin, which is a positive i guess. What i mean is Having a toothbrush which tries to brush every tooth at once in 6 seconds going backwards just means that there are more things to break. This tooth brush however is a simple easy to operate, no instructions require elctric toothbrush.
The tooth brush its self and spare parts are also relativley inexpensive which is another positive.
Overall a good tooth brush letdown by a poor battery life.
I bought my Oral-B Professional Care last year and have found it to be an excellent toothbrush. I especially like the fact that it has two speeds.
I personally find the fast setting uncomfortable on my gums and the vibrations too strong. The slower setting is just right for me and I find my teeth feel smooth and clean after each brush.
The best idea though, has to be the two minute timer. I always loose track of how long I have been brushing, so this keeps me brushing for the right amount of time.
Oral-B make a great range of different toothbrush heads. At the moment I am using the ProBright toothbrush heads. These have a special polishing cup in the centre which gives superior polishing action. The brushes are coloured and when these colours fade, it is time to change to a new head.
Before I changed to an electric toothbrush, I had a lot more problems with my teeth which led to regular fillings. I now suffer from far less tooth decay and my gums are also much healthier.
I personally find electric toothbrushes far better than manuals. They can be expensive, but the Oral-B Professional Care 6000 can be bought for around £20, which I think is great value.
I bought this toothbrush a few months ago for around £20, with my first DooYoo-earned Amazon voucher (so thanks everyone!). On my last trip to the dentist, she advised me to get an electric toothbrush as I didn't seem to be brushing my back teeth properly, so it had been on my shopping list for a while. I had one once before but that was a cheap £6.99 one from Woolies that lasted a few weeks so I wasn't convinced that an electric one would be that great, but at least my new toy might encourage me to brush my teeth more often!
~~~Why use an electric toothbrush?~~~
I have often wondered this, so I set about finding out the benefits and here is what I learned...
- The smaller brush heads make it easier to reach your wisdom teeth and the backs of your teeth, getting into areas that are harder to manage with a manual brush, especially for people with reduced dexterity.
- More motivation! It's more fun using an electric toothbrush, meaning you are more likely to brush your teeth. (This is true for me, I was brushing 3 times a day when I got this because I love a new gadget!)
- The very fast movements of an electric brush dislodge more plaque than brushing manually (can you pulse and rotate several thousand times a minute?) unless you put a LOT of effort into your teethbrushing.
- Many electric toothbrushes (including this one) have a self timer which encourages you to brush for the recommended two minutes.
~~~How to use an electric toothbrush~~~
I was unsure of this myself so had to do a little more research. It is indeed a very different technique to using a manual brush...
- Apply the toothpaste to the brush head BEFORE you switch it on.
- Don't turn the toothbrush on until it is IN your mouth, or you risk losing your toothpaste (I learned this the hard way!).
- With light pressure, move the brush head over your teeth. Pressing too hard risks damaging your tooth enamel. With this brush the tone of the motor changes when you brush too hard so you will know to ease off a little.
- There is no need to scub back and forth, simply move the brush around, over and between your teeth, making sure you do each one at the front, on top and behind.
- As the timer on this brush also alerts you every 30 seconds, you can brush your teeth equally by focussing on a different quarter of your mouth for each section of time.
- Turn the brush off BEFORE removing from your mouth or you'll spray the toothpaste everywhere.
- Rinse and return the brush to it's charger base. Rinse mouth.
~~~What's special about THIS toothbrush?~~~
The Braun Oral-B Professional Care 6000 looks and feels like a good quality brush. I chose it because most of my family use Braun brushes and I heard they are very effective. I definitely wanted one with a timer, which this has and I like the 30 second alert function which reminds you to do your whole mouth.
Now for the techie bit! According to the site where I bought this brush it features...
- Up to 20,000 pulsations and 7,600 rotations per minute.
- Built-in pressure sensor that stops pulsations if you're brushing too hard.
- Rechargeable handle that lasts up to 7 days between charges (cleaning twice a day for two minutes each session).
- Dual speed 3D cleaning for sensitive areas.
I could not belive how clean my teeth felt after just using this once! I was absolutely amazed, they felt like I'd had them cleaned by the dentist. I must have been doing an awful job with my manual one! I found it so much easier to clean behind my teeth with this, the small brush was easy to manouver and I can clean right to the back of my mouth now. I am certainly never going back to a manual brush and this one is such good quality, if I ever wear it out I will probably replace it with another one from their range.
I read the instructions on the box before using this and was rather put off when it said that my gums would probably bleed for a few days when I first started using it. Apparently this is common and harmless. It did indeed happen and while being rather alarming it only happened for the first few days and now my gums are used to it.
The brush holds it's charge for as long as it claims to and and I like that you can keep the base on charge constantly if you want. It is comforatable to hold and the button is easy to operate.
A good, practical and effective toothbrush!
Short name: Oral-B 6000