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Oral-B Replacement Brush Head for Plaque Remover - 3 Heads

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      13.08.2010 13:09
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      Expensive, but not a high price to keep your teeth healthy

      INTRODUCTION
      On review is a 3 pack of replacement brush heads for Oral B electric toothbrushes from Braun. I got myself an electric toothbrush after my last visit to the dentist, as I wanted to take better care of my teeth, and I figured an electric toothbrush could help me achieve that. Of course, with the acquisition of an expensive electric toothbrush comes the additional expensive need for replacement head brushes.

      PRICE
      I believe Braun recommends the heads should be changed every 3 months or so. I think I used to pay £1-2 for a traditional toothbrush, and I don't think I used to change my toothbrush more than once a year, although it is recommended to change your toothbrush more often. While the actual electric toothbrush will set you back from £10-15 and up depending on the model you get, the replacement heads are not cheap. In fact, making the transition from a traditional toothbrush to an electric toothbrush can most definitely make its mark on your economy if you're a student or on a low salary. "Hey, where did that money I was going to spend on that CD I wanted go?" -Replacement toothbrush heads! The asking price at Waitrose, where I got my replacement head pack, was about £13, however I was lucky and got these at half price (£6.50) in a weekly sale they had on once. The high price of replacement heads has lead me not to change heads as often as I ideally should. I'm 4 months past my previous "change" date. It just seems like a lot of money when you pay more than £10 in one go. But then, divided by a year, it is not a high price to pay for the health of your teeth.

      THE PRODUCT & MY EXPERIENCE
      Installation is a simple process of detaching the old head with your hands and putting the new head in its place. I wasn't sure if my replacement heads would fit my model of Braun electric toothbrush, as the head didn't seem to go as far down onto the toothbrush shaft as my old head did. However, it is working fine and is not loose. It works identically as the head that came with the brush and is of similar quality. The brush spins around with the same strength and speed. It really does work exceptionally well, considering it is not harder to attach the head. It does seem expensive to pay £3-4 for a replacement brush head, but it does give you the feeling of having a brand new electric toothbrush. In fact, writing this review has given me a bit of perspective. While I do think the brush heads are very expensive, especially if you change every 3 months, as suggested by Braun, changing every 3 months means investing in 4 heads a year, which should be about £15. That is a considerable expense compared to a traditional toothbrush. But if you divide the cost over a year, it really is not a high price to pay for the health of your teeth. In fact, I am going to change my brush head today, and while I am at it, I think I will order some more replacement heads from Amazon, which is way cheaper than Waitrose. Healthcare is really not a place to save money. Braun are pretty much on the spot about 3 months being the lifetime for a brush head. I've used mine just fine for more than 6 months, but the brush loses some of its springyness after about 3 months, and I guess that springyness can really help ensure you manage to brush your teeth properly.

      CONCLUSION
      If you are reading this review, it's because you own an electric toothbrush, and if you own an electric toothbrush, it's because you want to take care of your teeth. I've been slacking because of the cost of replacement heads, but it really is not a big cost considering the health benefits. It's a good product, and while the price is high, it is worth it, because the product works.

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        21.07.2002 00:59
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        I use these heads in my braun elecrtic tooth brush and they work very well, this pack of three will last the best part of 3/4 of year but can last longer i like tio change the brush regularly to make sure i am cleaning my teeth to the best possible effect. The heads just clip onto the main tooth brush without any bother, they slide on to a small metal rod that extrues from the main body. They are also very cheap and cost about £6 when on offer, this is great value when you consider that you would pay more for three seperate tooth brushes that will not clean your teeth nearly as well. They are available in the basic braun colours of white with blue or green trim, which are really standard bathrrom colours. Not really alot i can say about this product apatr from the fact that they work well and are reasonably priced, see my review for the braun tooth brush Hope i helped!

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