Product Type: Braun electric toothbrushes
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Oral-B Ultra Plaque Remover
Member Name: ROMEHEREWECOME
Oral-B Ultra Plaque Remover
Advantages: less arm/wrist movement, can result in cleaner teeth
Disadvantages: not as durable as I would like, no means of recharge for some
For the majority of my life I had no problem using a manual brush; however for Christmas my mother decided to purchase an electric toothbrush for both me and my brother (I am assuming that this was because Boots quite regularly does either a buy one get one free or buy one get one half price deal on these close to Christmas or the holidays).
Standard tough plastic vacuumed style package which includes the electric battery handle part of the toothbrush, 2 toothbrush heads and a charger. The tops are colour coordinated with the main rechargeable battery part.
How it works
To assemble and charge the thing up you stick a toothbrush head which has a long narrow hole in the bottom onto the long narrow point on the top of the rechargeable handle. Next you attach this completed object to the charger which has a little bumby bit which matches a little hole in the bottom of the handle. Next you put the adaptor plug connected to the charger into the bathroom plug socket (if you have one).
There is much less hand and wrist movement involved with this device than there is with a manual tooth brush so it is ideal for people who suffer from arthritis or muscular disorders.
If used correctly it can clean much better than a manual toothbrush.
The charger seems to be pretty universal with two prongs so I imagine it would be convenient for people who travel a lot. However I have not tried this theory out myself.
Despite the fact that it comes into contact with both water and electricity it is perfectly safe to use and recharge which I have always had a worry about.
The toothbrush seems to be safe for most age groups providing teeth are properly developed.
The battery life could be longer in my opinion and it's a bit of a nightmare should you forget to charge it up every night. Thus you have to resort to using a manual toothbrush anyway which defeats the point of you having an electric one.
The section between the battery handle and detachable toothbrush head can get very ugly if you don't clean it fairly often and it can stink and put you off using the toothbrush altogether.
You really need a proper electric toothbrush or razor socket for the charger to fit and we no longer have one of these since our shower room has been remodelled, so now all our electric toothbrushes are obsolete.
I am a bit fussy about other people using my toothbrush and there are no real defining features to tell the toothbrushes apart if your family has more than one. This also put me off using them.
I have also found that the toothbrush could be more durable also my younger cousin dropped one of these toothbrushes on the floor and it no longer worked after that so that isn't a positive for me I am afraid.
As an electric toothbrush I think that it does a very good job, however these are not something I have ever been keen on or ever will be unfortunately. I am a solid manual toothbrush person.
Summary: A great product for some, but not for me
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