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I am a firm advocate for electric toothbrushes, however this toothbrush has left me more than a little bit disappointed! I used to use the Oral-B Power Pro 4000 CrossAction electric toothbrush, however after coming home from a weekend camping trip, I realised that I had accidentally left my toothbrush in the shower block, and someone had stolen it (much to my distress)! I went to the shops and I didn't have that much cash on me so I just bought another, much cheaper electric toothbrush, the Oral-B Vitality Precision Clean.
The Vitality only set me back £16.99 and I thought this was such a bargain, as I had paid upwards of £70 for my last toothbrush, but as soon as I got home and started using it, I knew immediately why is was only £16.99!
The design is awkward and clunky - it just isn't as sleek or stylish as the more expensive ones. It feels a bit flimsy, and the on/off button is much harder to press, as its surrounded by a soft and squishy rubber covering. It does however have the same fittings as all the other Oral-B brushes, so any Oral-B toothbrush head will fit this model, and the charger is just the same. A problem I found with charging however, is that the toothbrush has no light on it to indicate whether it is low battery, charging, or fully charged, unlike some of the more expensive models. I was brushing my teeth one morning, and suddenly it just cut out with no warning. I liked the flashing light feature on my old brush which warned me when it was running out of charge. In terms of actual charging time, it seems to last just as long as other brushes I've had (around 5 days to a week), and seems to take the same amount of time for a full charge (overnight).
In terms of power, this brush is undoubtedly better than a manual brush, but it is very weak! Despite the claim of 'vitality' in its name, it lacks both energy and power. I just don't get the same dentist-clean feeling I used to and it constantly feels like it is on its last legs and about to pack it in! I think it feels like this for me because I'm so used to such a powerful toothbrush, but to anyone who was progressing from a manual to an electric, the power is probably just fine. It still does give a good, deep clean for your teeth.
This brush has the standard feature of a two-minute timer, with the brush vibrating when the two minutes are up. However, most more expensive models have small vibrations at 30 second intervals, which indicate that you should have finished brushing one section of your mouth. I used to find this feature really useful, and you could make sure that everywhere was brushed evenly, and it's a shame that the Vitality lacks this feature. It would also be better if the red light indicator was included, which on other brushes indicates when you are putting too much pressure on your toothbrush for it to work most effectively.
Overall, I would say you get what you pay for. This is a fairly basic electric toothbrush, and the quality is reflected in the price. If you want just a standard, electric toothbrush then this would probably be more than suitable, but for me it just lacks those little features which make a difference. For a real dentist-clean feelings you need to be prepared to spend a little more money. On the whole though, it's not bad, just basic.
I have always had a standard toothbrush and have never really considered electric toothbrushes as I didn't think they made much of a difference. I was wrong!! My dentist recommended I get an electric one so I had a shop around and decided on the oral B Precision clean tooth brush.
The pack is quite simple and you get the tooth brush and a charger. The wire is long enough for me to put it on charge and leave on my bedside table. The wire is around 3 feet so could be a problem for people who maybe haven't got a plug socket near to a cupboard side. It doesn't tell you it is fully charged so I just leave it over night which is long enough.
There is one button to turn on and off so there aren't any different speeds which some toothbrushes do have. It did take me a while to get used to the vibrating feeling in my mouth as it's quite different to a normal toothbrush. There is also a timer function which buzzes after 2 minutes. This came in useful for me as before hand I was never sure if I had brushed for long enough.
I have definitely noticed a difference and my teeth and mouth feels a lot cleaner. I paid £15 and have been using it for around 4 months. You are able to buy need brush heads for the toothbrush which I will need to do in the next few months. They are much more expensive than a standard toothbrush but I feel they are worth the money.
There are other toothbrushes with more features and settings so I would recommend shopping around for whatever suits your needs. For me this basic one does the job.
I recently bought the Oral B Vitality electric toothbrush as my old electric toothbrush was becoming quite worn. I wanted to purchase one of the Oral B toothbrushes as I trust that brand, and went for this one as it was the cheapest option. At such a low price I thought it was a bargain, although the replacement toothbrush heads can be costly.
At first look it is a nice sleek toothbrush - the colours and style are modern and clean, the handle is smooth and easy to hold and there is an on/off button. The toothbrush heads are easily removable and come with small coloured rings to place around the neck of the toothbrush so that if you have more than one Oral B toothbrush in your house you won't get them mixed up.
I am happy with the clean that this toothbrush gives. It is thorough and really gets all the teeth nice and smoothly clean. However although I am aware that this is the most basic electric toothbrush that Oral B make, it is a little too basic for my liking. There is a timer which vibrates when you have reached the optimum brushing time of 2 minutes, but that is the extent of the features of this toothbrush. The toothbrush comes with a nice neat little charger, but there is no light or indicator to show you that the toothbrush is actually charging so you just have to assume that it is. There is also no feature to indicate when the toothbrush will require charging soon - it simply cuts out mid brush when the battery runs out without warning.
I think if I had realised just how basic this toothbrush was, I would have spent a little more on one of the more advanced models from Oral B's range.
I bought this toothbrush after it was recommended to me by a dentist. I have wisdom teeth which have cut through partly, but not fully and this has caused me to have lots of periodontal problems. The dentist told me that this is an ideal toothbrush for people with more sensitive gums and periodontal issues, so I went with it. I purchased it from very.co.uk, it cost me £21.99 and came with an extra brush-head. I was pleased with this price as compared to some similar models this seemed a bargain, whilst offering essentially the same thing as the more expensive toothbrushes. It is exactly the colour of the image at the top of this page. There is a great hand-grip, making this comfortable and easy to handle. Also the size of the brush-head is perfect, ensuring it fits well in my mouth and doesn't feel bulky, which enhances the brushing experience. The action of the toothbrush is timed for two minutes to ensure the mouth has been thoroughly cleaned. Included with the toothbrush is a leaflet directing people how to clean the different parts of their teeth, which I found very helpful. The charger requires an adaptor for the mains and is quickly recharges the toothbrush quickly. The specified five days use from one charge has certainly been the case for me, which makes this convenient for people who perhaps have to travel for work. For anyone experiencing issues with gums, like I have then this is the perfect toothbrush and thoroughly recommended. I would also recommend this toothbrush to anyone else, because of the clean feel you get after using this toothbrush.
I was ready for a new tooth brush, fed up with paying for a new one every couple of months I decided upon an electric one.
My choice was this.
The cost of the tooth brush is fairly priced for the product, especially when you look at the cost of normal tooth brushes.
First experience - I charged the tooth brush up for the amount or time stated on the instructions. The first thing I noticed it that it didn't come with plug accessory that allows you to plug it into a normal socket, instead it has a two pronged end for it to go into shaver sockets.
So I purchased the end and set it off charging.
There is no light or indication to tell you when it's fully charged so you have to guesstimate.
So after a night of being on charge I came to use it.
The head I have is a standard one I did notice on the leaflet you can get all different heads.
It was strange using an electric toothbrush for the first time, took a minute or so to get used to not having to do all the manual work. The good thing about this brush is that after two minutes it pulsates to let you know you've brushed you're teeth for the recommended time.
I would also note to put it in your mouth before turning it on otherwise toothpaste will go all over.
The first time I cleaned my theeth with this brush, I could feel and tell an immediate difference. It made my teeth look shiny and they felt so clean.
After a couple of months- so far I haven't had any issues. You can tell when the brush is ready to charge as it starts to slow down. It's easy to clean between uses, the head clicks off easily.
I've had a look at replacement heads for when I'm ready, and they can be
Quite pricey but when you compare it to a manual toothbrush I don't think it's that bad.
I would recommend this product, it's easy to use and leaves your teeth feeling lovely.
No one likes going to the dentist, so it's best to keep those teeth squeaky clean to prolong the need for dental treatment! What better way of doing this than using the Braun Oral-B Vitality Precision toothbrush? It's an excellent overall toothbrush - it's cheap, it works very well and it's great to use. I truly believe this toothbrush gives a better clean than any manual toothbrush, yet at a fraction the price of some other electric toothbrushes.
This toothbrush has a design with colours that you would find in a water park. It looks like it could float the seven seas - it's made to get wet! It's a pretty solid toothbrush because of this, and I have two (one at university, one at home) that have been going for years now. The sky blue and lighter blue two-tone colours make the toothbrush look great. In the centre is a white part where the rubber covered buttons are which switch the toothbrush on and off. The replaceable head sits on top. It's easily removed by just pulling it off and then clicking another on. Underneath the toothbrush is a little well, which fits securely onto the charger that comes with the toothbrush. Overall the design is very simple, and it looks and feels durable as if it is 100% waterproof.
*Using The Toothbrush*
It's very easy to use - the top larger button switches the toothbrush on, and the bottom smaller one switches it off. The toothbrush also has a built in two minute timer, which is the recommended brushing time. Once time is up, the toothbrush head will pulsate to let you know that 2 minutes is up. It's very easy to use and feels great. Once fully charged, there is a good deal of power in the head of the toothbrush which gives your teeth a really good clean. You don't need to apply too much pressure when using the toothbrush making it a lot less of a manual and tiresome job! However a bit of pressure helps to give them a good clean, although too much will damage the bristles quickly meaning you will have to buy the pricey replacement heads. To charge the toothbrush, you simply plug it into an ordinary socket (charger is included in purchase) and leave the toothbrush on the stand to charge. Unfortunately there is no guidance as to when your toothbrush is fully charged compared to other toothbrushes where there may be a light display. You just have to guess, but around 4-5 hours will be sure to give it a blast of energy!
The replacement heads come in a couple of designs. You can either get a precision head, which is circular, or a dual clean head which has the circular part alongside an almost rectangular part below (two sets of brushes). I prefer the precision head as you can really target where you are brushing. The dual clean head is good too, and you can feel a pressure over your teeth and gums much wider than with the precision head which gives the impression they are getting a good clean. Also with the dual clean head, if angled correctly, two teeth can get cleaned at the same time in different ways! The precision circular bit spins round whilst the other part rapidly shakes from side to side to clean your teeth from all angles. The replacement heads come with coloured rubber bands, which fit around the bottom just where you attach them to the toothbrush. I have never actually known what these are for - I'm pretty sure they don't contribute functionally to the toothbrush! I imagine they are for families who have the same toothbrush, as you can colour-code your heads so you know who's is who's!
This toothbrush works really well and makes getting to the more difficult parts of your mouth such as behind your teeth a lot easier, whilst still providing that power to give them a good clean. I have had no problems with my teeth since using this toothbrush and my mouth and gums feel great after using it.
*Price & Availability*
This toothbrush costs around £18 online, although the RRP is £35. This is a lot cheaper than most electric toothbrushes, however it is a great one to buy. It is of excellent quality and still brushes your teeth very well. The replacement heads are expensive, which is the case with all electric toothbrushes - it's similar to the situation with razor head replacements! Offline in a supermarket for example, you can find a pack of 4 replacement heads for around £10 to £15, depending on the type. The dual clean ones tend to cost a little bit more. It's best to buy replacements online as even if they aren't official heads from Braun as they are a lot cheaper. Unofficial heads tend to have softer brushes meaning they wear out more quickly - but this isn't a bad thing! This means you will be on the ball when it comes to replacing your heads, which is important to continuously give your teeth a good clean.
This toothbrush is excellent in all fields - good design, durable, easy to use and works well. The only drawback is that there is no indication as to how charged the toothbrush actually is, which makes charging it a bit of a guessing game! The replacement heads are expensive too, but it's the same story for all electric toothbrushes. This problem can be solved by buying them online. This toothbrush is reasonably priced and neither of the two I own have broken in several years. I feel it cleans my teeth a lot better than any manual brush and I could not go back to a manual toothbrush now - it's a completely different feeling!
Q. So what does the dentist of the year get?
A. A little plaque.
Although its been a few years since my last pregnancy, each time I was pregnant I constantly had dreams about losing my front teeth. Now I'm sure there's something symbolic there, but ever practical I did become a bit teeth loss phobic. As a shift worker my weekday days off can sometimes lead to watching a bit of Jeremy Kyle, which has only fuelled the fear of missing front teeth. Anyway as well as my (and the rest of my families) ritual 6 month check, I decided an electric tooth brush was the way forward.
I can't remember which model my first toothbrush was, but my current one is the Oral B precision. I remember buying it from Boots, as a treat to myself using my advantage points and although I can't remember the exact price, I think it was around £20. They currently retail on Amazon for around £17.50 with free delivery. I've had this one for about 2 years and its still going strong. The heads are supposed to be changed about the same time as you would a normal toothbrush, however I have been grotty and just changed the one I've had on for 6 months ish (yes I know). I used the last "spare" head I had, being a oral b version, that again I brought from Boots, these retail on Amazon at £8.15 for 4, although can be bought unbranded for £4.09 for 12 with free delivery. I have ordered these (will review when arrive and tested as have previously only used the oral B ones).
My new head has caused a bit of bleeding around my gums, which tells me that I clearly left it too long to change, (hangs head in shame). I really like the this toothbrush as my teeth always feel really clean, a feeling that I unfortunately no longer get with a normal brush. The brush runs for some many seconds and makes a little reverse brushing noise when the minimum amount of brush time is reached. I must say that at least once a every other visit my dentist decides to attack my plaque with his nasty scrappy metal tool which hurts a lot, so clearly its not completely doing its job absolutely but it tends to be in those hard to brush places.
The recharged has a base to sit the brush on, which again being grotty does need cleaning frequently. It has a cord that ends with a shaver type end, but I had bought a normal shaver to plug adapter for. I find that a charge takes abut 12-18 hours and lasts about a week and a half (I always take my charger on holiday with me). The light flashes red and it makes a beep beep noise when needs charging, and then flashes green when charging, staying green when fully charged. The very loud beep beep noise always seems to occur when I'm on earlies and up at 5am, as I try and wrestle it into the charger before it wakes anyone up.
I do love my toothbrush, and it is very necessary part of my life, as if I ever lost a front tooth I would have to take emergency tooth leave as I couldn't leave the house looking like a guest on Jeremy kyle. Therefore I'm awarding a 5 doo yoo as have no complaints and no gaps in my smile
Please note, I definitely have all my teeth and they are fine!
Once I started using an electric toothbrush, there was no going back. For me, my teeth feel so much noticeably cleaner, and with the timers you know you have the added reassurance that you've brushed for long enough. This particular toothbrush was bought as a bit of a stop-gap when my old one conked out, and as it was Christmas time (2011) I wasn't flushed with spare cash to replace it. Being without an electric toothbrush wasn't an option! This model was the cheapest one I could find, priced around £15. My previous one was also a Braun-Oral B, it had lasted well, and I had spare heads for it at home, so I was really only looking to purchase this brand.
Packed in a clear plastic sealed pack rather than the rather posher range boxes, this doesn't pretend to be anything other than a pretty basic entry model. Inside the pack is the brush body, fitted with a brush head and it's charger.
The charger is fitted with a "shaver" plug, but I already had an adaptor to plug into a normal mains socket, so that wasn't a problem. The immediate slight problem though was that the lead on the base/charger is quite short - between 2 and 3 feet - quite a bit shorter than my last one.
The other thing that I missed immediately was the lack of any indicator to tell you that it's successfully charging or that it's fully charged. It's easy enough to sit the brush onto the charger, but it would be (in theory) possible to put it on the wrong way, it's hard to imagine you'd not notice, as it sits comfortably one way and requires some force to do it the wrong way, but it could be a potential problem with nothing to reassure you that it's sitting fully on the charger.
I needed to use it that night (and there was enough charge in it) then I left it on charge overnight. In the morning it was fully powered up and the action of the brush head was brilliantly sharp, as you might expect.
The brush is tidy looking, in nice clean blue and white with pale blue inserts. It's very light and comfortable to hold and uses the standard brush heads, so nothing unexpected in the actual usage of the brush. The added advantage there is that you can "upgrade" the brush if you wish by buying different brush heads from the Braun/Oral B range which offer different brushing benefits. The initial purchase comes with a basic brush head.
There is a single push button at the front, where your thumb naturally sits, which the single operation to switch on and off. The casing also is mainly topped with a soft / rubber material with ribs/ridges to assist with grip if your hands are wet, which is handy.
This brush has only one "timer" function, which is to make a series of quick buzzes after two minutes. This may be a problem if you are used to a 30-second interval buzz to assist your brushing routine, which previously I had been used to.
After 17 months, this brush has now reached the end of its natural life. The information on the website states that 18 hours charging provides 30 minutes of usage. So for a full charge, if you brush twice a day that means it should easily last a week. That was certainly true until, I would guess, the last 6 months. Nowadays a full charge gives a feeling of full power for no more than 2 or 3 days. After that I can detect a definite loss of power, and I always need to charge it every 3 to 4 days, which is really not that satisfactory.
This is the "no frills" end of the spectrum of Braun electric toothbrushes, and doesn't pretend to be anything else. For all it's basic specification, though, for the price I paid - and it's currently selling for £17.49 - it represents good value and does the job that it's designed for, it certainly proved to be a great "stop-gap" to me and I don't feel cheated by needing to replace it after 18 months twice-daily usage.
I cant live without my electric toothbrush. When going abroad I choose to leave mine at home (I have visions of it going off in my bag and security getting alerted to some suspicious vibrations in my bag.... Embarrassing!!) and I hate having to use a manual piece of plastic. It's like going back in time!
This Oral B Precision Clean is surprisingly inexpensive at around £14.99 depending on the shop - I used to have a £120 Sonicare when it first was released but couldn't keep up with the cost of replacement heads. What it does is somewhat basic compared to what other more expensive brushes can do, but this is all you need to keep your teeth clean and retain that just polished silky smooth feel. There is a 2 minute timer on it (it'll pulse to mark the time passed) and the interchangeable heads last a good 4 or 5 months (you can buy them in packs of 2 or 4).
My old Sonicare was absolutely amazing, but this brush is brilliant, comes with two heads and doesnt take long to charge (in fact it rarely even needs a charge). The cahrger supplied will be a European/USA plug so you will need a converter/adapter plug. It looks great on the bathroom shelf, is easy to clean and comes in a few colours. Our current Oral-Bs have lasted over 2 years and work just as well when charged as they did when we first bought them.
A family favourite in our household!
At the beginning of this year my husband and I decided to join a new dental practice. Fed up with our NHS dentist, who would spend around 2 minutes looking at our teeth before declaring that they were 'OK' we decided instead to join a private dental practice. At our first appointment with our new dentist we were given a thorough check up accompanied with a visit to the hygienist, not the most pleasant of experiences but nonetheless very important given that my teeth hadn't been de-scaled for a couple of years. As part of the discussion afterwards, both myself and my husband were advised to buy electric toothbrushes the use of which, we were told, would considerably improve the cleanliness of our teeth and gums. To cut a long story short, a few days later we were both the proud owners of new electric toothbrushes the make of which was this Oral B Vitality Precision toothbrush.
~The Product and Packaging~
This toothbrush comes wrapped in a thick casing of plastic which needs a serious appointment with a pair of scissors to cut through. Once out of its shell, the toothbrush has a blue body which tapers from a thinner end at the bottom to a slightly thicker top, and this is reflected in the weight of the toothbrush which feels decidedly bottom heavy. The body features a white button on the front, which houses a button to turn the toothbrush on and off and this button has a slightly rubbery feel making it easy to feel against the otherwise hard casing of the toothbrush. On the top of the toothbrush is the head, and this is white in colour and can easily be pulled off and clicked back on when the head needs changing. The head of the toothbrush features a series of blue, turquoise and white bristles and, reading through the leaflet, it is clear that the bristles gradually being to lose their colour when the head needs replacing. Usually after three months of twice daily use.
This toothbrush is rechargeable, and this means that housed inside the plastic casing is a white charger with a two pin plug. Although most households will have a shaving point, our unfortunately doesn't and so upon buying our toothbrushes we did have to invest in an adaptor which came it at under a £1. When fully charged, which takes around 16 hours when you first unpack this toothbrush, the charge should last for up to five days, assuming that you clean your teeth twice daily for two minutes.
The toothbrush head provides up to 7600 rotations per minute. Although this seems like a minor thing, it actually equates to a much more through clean than using a standard toothbrush and means that this toothbrush can remove up to twice as much plaque as a manual toothbrush. Plus, in my experience, this means that my back teeth are cleaned just as effectively as my front which gives my mouth a lovely fresh feeling after brushing.
When first opened, it is recommended that the toothbrush is charged for 16 hours before first use and I presume that this is to get the battery life off to a good start. Once my toothbrush was fully charged I was eager to try it our and see how it would fare against my now disused model. After putting a pea sized blob of toothpaste onto the bristles and pressing the button on, the toothbrush creates a light humming noise as the head rotates. When placed against my teeth the rotation is vigorous but not unpleasant against my teeth, however this vigour does reduce during the week as the battery life of the toothbrush lessens. This toothbrush does feature a built in timer, and this means that after the two minute period has elapsed the heads does do a couple of short buzzes to let you know that the time is up. This is a handy feature in my opinion, particularly as I was given strict instructions by my dentist to brush for two minutes twice a day.
After using my new toothbrush for a few months now, I have to say that the results speak for themselves and that my teeth now feel cleaner than they have ever been. What started out seeming like an eternity of brushing, even though it was only two minutes, has left my teeth looking whiter and my gums looking healthier. It has been a revelation to me, and one which I can now say I will never go back to a manual toothbrush.
This toothbrush requires little maintenance, however it is worth giving it a good rinse down in between cleans. The head of the toothbrush does need replacing every three months, and we have just replaced ours, and this is very easy to do by simply pulling the old head off and slotting the new head on. New heads can be found in a number of stores such as Boots, Wilkinson and supermarkets, although it is worth shopping around for the best deal in my opinion.
~Price and Availability~
We purchased our toothbrushes through our local Wilkinson store and paid around £25 each at the time. However, a quick look online reveals that they are currently stocked at £18.88 making them a must buy in my opinion.
All in all this is an excellent first time electric toothbrush in my opinion, and one which continues to leave my teeth feeling cleaner. My only advice, watch where the toothbrush drips as I have found the rotating head creates a lovely little patchwork of blue blobs around our bathroom floor, the result of the brush head being a little too enthusiastic.
I hope this review has been of some help and thanks for reading! x
I had always wanted an electric toothbrush but really didnt bother until my hygienist recommended it, she said it prevents over pressing on the gums and resulting damage when they start to recede. Also, they are great for cleaning in between the teeth, when a normal toothbrush may not actually reach. After my check up, i was paying and I noticed they were on sale a t the back of reception and bought one. Apparently they were on offer at £25 but i did see this one a little cheaper in Boots a little while later.
The packaging looks good, with the toothbrush visible on the right hand side and all the promotional information to the left, for some reason, im always impressed with blue and white boxes and this didnt disappoint with its shiny white teeth on the front. I wanted those teeth and here was my chance to dazzle the world......I went home to commence the cleaning routine.
This toothbrush is able to oscilate over 7,600 times a minute and thats impressive in itself, spinning that fast is sure to tackle any build up of plaque and blast it off my teeth without a second thought. I was worried at first that this may in fact hurt if it hit the gums in any kind of manner that they werent used to but this was not the case, because of the speed, it made the brush sort of 'bounce' over them but cleaned them really well. I was impressed with the claims of reducing the plaque by up to 2 times the standard rate of a manula toothbrush and this would only be proven by my next visit to the dentist, so hereby cant comment yet on that.
The toothbrush came out of the packing with a little persuasion, as always with the hard plastic casing, it takes a lot of pulling and cutting with a good pair of scissors. It fits the hand well, bigger than my normal toothbrush but felt solid and of good quality, nothing less than i would expect from Oral B really. The battery is sealed into the brush and this provided the weight behind the brush (always a good thing when something feels weighty!). There is a stand in the box for the toothbrush to stand on to charge and this plugs into the shaver adaptor so can only really be charged in the bathroom unless you get an adaptor plug. The fot is good, the toothbrush doesnts wobble and there is a slight buzzing noise when its charging, this could in fact by my socket as I feel as if the noise comes from the wall!!
The toothbrush has a head that is easily removed for changing and the one its fitted with is the Precision clean on, which seems pretty big at first glance. Well i say big but its not as wide as my normal toothbrush but seems to sit higher on the shaft of the toothbrush. There is another brush head for interdental cleaning which is the bit i particularly like about this item, it feels like you have a really good tooth cleaning experience.
Now im not too sure whether to wet the head prior to putting the toothpaste on or not but let me tell you that for me, this doesnt work.. I pressed the on button which is situated half ay down the handle of the brush and off felw the paste, had I used my brain I should have put this into my mouth first and then prssed but i really wanted to see it working. On other occasions when i have done just that and placed it onto the teeth, it produces too much fluid in the mouth and makes cleaning unpleasant as its dripping down my chin and if Im not careful, my clothes too.
Trying this without water first is better for me and the only downide there would be that I need to use a little more paste than normal to cover my whole set of 'pearlies'. I usually just cup my hand for rinsing water and swill as it doesnt work to try and rinse with the brush, water flying everywhere and a right old mess in the bathroom.
When using this toothbrush, there is a buzzing noise which isnt too loud and the brush glides over the teeth. There are bristles on the brush that change colour after about 3 mnths use (although they seemed to fade sooner with mine) to remind you to change the head, these are easily bought at most chemists and supermarkets and you can choose the best to suit you. The dentist recommends that we brush our teeth for 2 minutes each time x 2 a day and this toothbrush has a built in timer to pulsate when you have reached that time, it doesnt switch off but is just a reminder so if you havent finished, you can continue. Great for when you think you have been brushing for an age only to realise there is still time left.
My toothbrush lasts for around 4 days before it needs recharging, pretty good in my book. It takes about 15-30 minutes to get a good charge into the unit but i always leave my charging through the day after the morning brush.
There are plenty of other brushes on the market that are more expensive and I know a lot of them offer a few more perks but this for me is ideal. You can have a brushing head for each member of the family but i wouldnt do this as when you are brushing all sorts of saliva and paste tend to run down the handle.....not particularly nice for the next person even though its easily washed.
Great little toothbrush at a good price. My teeth always feel lovely when I have brushed with this ans I could certainly give Donny Osmond a run for his money!
I decided to buy an electric toothbrush a couple of months ago as my teeth are densely packed (my dentist's words, not mine) in my mouth making it quite difficult to clean them with manual brushing. She suggested using an electric toothbrush as the oscillation dislodges anything stuck between the teeth.
The toothbrush itself comes with a charging unit which plugs into the shaver socket that you find in a lot of bathrooms. Unfortunately we don't have one at home so I had to buy an adaptor to plug it into the mains.
It's really easy to set up and in fact I didn't even have to charge it before I used it. But when you do need to charge it, you just place it on the charging unit for around 12 hours and it should last for a weeks worth of brushing (2 minutes each morning and evening). It's pretty basic as toothbrushes go, you don't get any extras with it, just the toothbrush, charger and instructions in every language you could think of!
The toothbrush is really easy to use as well, you don't have to set anything on it. You just press the button on the handle and away you go! After 2 minutes the brush pulses 3 times to let you know that the 2 minutes is up.
It took me a while to get used to the sensation of an electric toothbrush as I had not used one before but now I love it. It's a lot more gentle than I thought it would be. I had worried that as I have sensitive gums and am prone to mouth ulcers, I would find it painful to use but this really is not the case. The brush head moves in a very quick circular motion My teeth felt so clean after I used it that it was like having had them cleaned by a dentist.
The brushhead is fairly small which I see a plus for two reasons; firstly, it makes it much easier to reach the back teeth and the inside of the front bottom teeth. Secondly, you only need a tiny amount of toothpaste to generate enough 'lather' to last the full two minutes.
I paid about £17 for this toothbrush as it was in a half price sale. I have to say it is a bargain at that price. I've noticed that some toothbrushes are priced in excess of £100 which seems quite ridiculous. I have to say, I probably wouldn't have bought this tootbrush at its full price at the time but I would say £17 is quite good value for money.
I've totally got a thing for oral hygiene, ever since I was a little girl when we were to eating sweets would rot your teeth I've been obsessed with ensuring that my teeth and gums are squeaky clean! I used a manual brush for years until my lovely boyfriend treated me to this Oral B Vitality Precision electric tooth brush that I was so excited about I literally used it 5 minutes after getting it!
The packaging and its contents were very minimal, the toothbrush itself is an easy to hold and comfortable handle with an easily accessible button which controls the power of the toothbrush. The toothbrush head is very easy to remove and replace yet stays in place when in use. The charger is very small and compact which I was happy about as its easy to store, although I had to use a converter plug when charging my toothbrush as I don't have any plugs in the house that would fit it! The toothbrush itself is attractive and fits in well with the other products and appliances in my bathroom, although the handle is quite bulky and can be a bit of a squeeze sitting with other toothbrushes!
Using the toothbrush itself was a great experience, the toothbrush head moves in circular motions and is very quick, reassuring me that plaque and all the other nasties were having their butts kicked by my ultimate new toothbrush. I have had problems before with brushing the back of my front bottom teeth but this toothbrush created ease with reaching all areas of my teeth as the toothbrush head is small enough to access the hard to reach areas. The motioning of the toothbrush is harsh enough to properly clean teeth but soft enough to protect teeth and prevent chipping, also I thought I'd add that I was prone to gum bleeding through manual brushing but rarely experienced this with my oral b toothbrush. The toothbrush also has a very handy tool installed that times you brushing your teeth and vibrates after 2 minutes to alert you, ensuring that you are using the correct amount of time to brush your teeth properly.
Now for the tricky part.. My toothbrush has stopped working, twice. The first time when the battery ran out, like procedure I plugged in my toothbrush for charging and left it for a few hours to find it wasn't charging atall and the toothbrush was completely dead. I tried changing adapters, toothbrush heads and even cleaning it but this toothbrush just would not turn on. So after many desperate attempts to revive my beloved toothbrush I reluctantly sent away to Braun for a replacement which I received promptly. My new toothbrush worked fine for a month or so and the EXACT same thing happened again. As my toothbrush began to run out of power I popped it on charge and returned to find it completely dead without any hint of power. I'm incredibly frustrated as I have to send away for another replacement and I have no idea why it has stopped working in the first place.
I'm not sure if I would recommend this product. Although it is a very good toothbrush, I would rather have one that lasts a little longer than a month. The customer service of Braun is impressive, I received reply emails promptly and I received a replacement soon after but it's incredibly frustrating receiving a product that you know isn't going to last very long.
I have had electric toothbrushes for around the last 5 years, they clean my teeth better and are of little extra maintenance than a manual brush.
My other electric toothbrush, also by Oral B stopped charging last Christmas so I got this one from Santa, and up to now it has done a sterling job.
It cleans thorough and deep, leaving my teeth feeling almost squeaky clean. The handle is rubber allowing for a better grip and I feel this protects the workings and battery better than previous ones. The head detaches allowing for replacement parts, these on average will need changing ever 5-6 months.
The battery charges by placing the toothbush onto the stand and plugging it into the wall socket, this is intended for shaving plug sockets and has the two pronged end, I assume an adaptor could be purchased if you wished to use it on an ordinary socket. I find the charge maybe lasts around three days which isn't great. There have been times where it has stopped completely and you just have to finish cleaning manually and plug it into charge.
I found for the price I paid (half price at Boots) last year it has been great and but for the limited battery flawless.
I have used an Oral B electric toothbrush for about five years now and find that the results are better than I get when brushing manually. However, the brush was no longer charging properly so I went in search of a replacement. As luck would have it there was a special offer on in Superdrug. A selection of Oral B toothbrushes were half price at £17.49, a real bargain when you actually need the item that has been reduced rather than buying something you don't need simply because it is half price, something I am often guilty of doing.
The brush comes fully charged with the cleaning head of your choice and a recharging base which plugs into your electricity socket. The lead, however, has a two pronged head for shaver sockets so if, like me you want to charge it in another room you will need an adaptor plug.
The cleaning head is detachable so you can replace it easily when it becomes worn. Packs of four replacement heads were also on offer for just over £8 which is also half price.
I chose the precision clean brush which has shorter bristles in the centre and longer ones around the edge to reach all the surfaces of the tooth. I find that these need changing every four to six months.
The handle is made of soft rubber which makes it easy to grip and it has a built in two minute timer which pulses to alert you that you have been brushing for the right amount of time.
I found the brush cleaned my teeth perfectly, leaving the surfaces smooth and squeaky clean. The timer is a nice touch and would be handy for kids to encourage them to brush for longer.
Overall an excellent product at a great offer price.
Oral-B Vitality Precision Clean Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush removes more plaque than a regular manual toothbrush / Surrounds each tooth / 2 minute timer / High speed oscillating/ rotating motion to clean better than a regular manual toothbrush.