Product Type: Braun electric toothbrushes
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Oral-B Professional Care 8500
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Oral-B Professional Care 8500
Advantages: Easy to use, good quality & reliable
Disadvantages: Replacement brush heads are quite expensive
The Oral B professional care 8500 rechargeable toothbrush is great because it has two easy to use brushing modes, a clean mode and a sensitive mode to promote healthy teeth and gums in all areas of the mouth.
The brush itself contains a Ni-MH rechargeable battery which needs charging for at least 16 hours before the first use (mine took 24 hours to charge fully), and once charged lasts for up to two weeks of brushing twice a day which is really good. It also has a charge indicator so you know when the power is beginning to run low.
There are two brushing modes: Clean mode requires one press of the button and is supposed to remove twice as much plaque than a manual toothbrush and Sensitive mode requires two presses of the button and operates at a reduced speed for sensitive areas. The brush heads pulsate at 40 000 times a minute to gently remove plaque and there are 8 800 side-to-side movements per minute to sweep plaque away. My previous toothbrush had been from the Sonicare range and I must admit, this Oral B brush seems to do a better job as my teeth feel much cleaner.
The brush features a pressure sensor control which stops the brush pulsating if too much pressure is applied and the professional timer makes a short stuttering sound at 30 second intervals within 2 minutes to remind you to brush the four quadrants of your mouth equally. I felt that compared to my old Sonicare brush this one was quite noisy.
Included in the box are two precision clean brush heads and a sensitive brush head along with two different coloured O rings for identification purposes.
The top of the charger unit pops up quite neatly to reveal storage space for four brush heads and it can be mounted on a wall using the kit supplied which includes the back plate two screws and two wall plugs.
In addition to this you get a hard plastic travel case in which there is space for the brush and two heads.
I think this product does achieve noticeable results and it is great that a couple of brush heads are included as these are quite expensive to buy. I got mine half price at £34.99 and at this price it represents good value for money.
Summary: Good quality product if you can get it at a competitive price.
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