Product Type: Oral-B electric toothbrushes
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Oral-B Vitality Sensitive Toothbrush
Member Name: Flowerpotted
Oral-B Vitality Sensitive Toothbrush
Advantages: A fab clean and reasonable price.
Disadvantages: Sludgy bits on rubber grip!
**It's got Braun...**
Once charged and ready for action, I popped a bit of toothpaste on and pressed the button. There was some pretty impressive power in the unit and combined with a shiny new brush head, after the two minutes recommended cleaning, my teeth felt as smooth as they could possibly be. You really do forget how perfectly clean they can feel until you use a fab powerful toothbrush with a nice firm new brush head!
Aesthetically, it's not a looker amounst the brush Gods. It's basic white and blue- the blue being the rubber ridged section that you hold for a good grip. The button is part of the rubber grip section and is a sort of raised lump rather than a 'clickey' on and off button. I guess that's all to do with waterproofing though. The disposable head slides on easily and sits firmly on a metal rod. It vibrates as well as rotates in order to provide a deep clean to reach all bits of your teeth and gums to keep them healthy. The charger is a basic white pod which has a two point plug to be used with an adapter or plugged into the shaver unit in a bathroom wall if you are lucky enough to have one. Charging time, is apparently 18 hours for a full 30 minute charge, but quite honestly, I don't think I've ever left it on charge for more than 2 hours and that usually lasts me a week or so.
You don't need to press too hard when brushing, just move the brush slowly from tooth to tooth, covering back, front and tops of the teeth, ensuring that the edges of your gums are also cleaned.
When you're marvelling over your super sonic deep clean as you stand and vibrate away (oo err), be prepared to be pleasantly startled when the brush suddenly changes its dulcet vibrate tone to several short bursts of vibration! This is your cue to rinse and finish up your tooth cleaning session as your two minutes have been completed. A word of warning though- do be sure to switch off the brush before you remove it from your mouth and pop it under the tap, otherwise your bathroom will receive the equivalent to your pet dog having a shake after a swim.
**What I Likes and What I don't Likes so Much**
It goes without saying that I'm a fan of the whole electric toothbrush experience as a whole. It cleans much more thoroughly than a manual brush and is much less like hard work! As far as the 'sensitive' part is concerned, I guess it's pretty much a matter of the brush heads being made of gentle bristles which are kind to your tooth enamel. You can buy the brush heads in packs of 4 or 8 ( and maybe more!), but your brush unit will fit any standard Oral B brush heads- so I guess you could quite easily adapt your product to a less sensive version on purchasing replacement heads without realising it! They're not cheap, but to be honest, they don't seem to need replacing as much as a manual brush. Your brush head's bristles with lighten in colour when it's time to replace it. Cleaning wise- this brush is a really good performer and charging time is fine. It's reasonably priced at around £34, but wait for a sale and you'll grab a bargain!
The only gripe that I have with the brush is a small picky thing- and that is that the rubber grooved grip collects crusty toothpaste a fair bit (mmm- attractive). But to be fair, perhaps that's my fault for not rinsing it sufficiently!
My second gripe is with the whole electric mains toothbrush thing as a whole. I don't have a two point plug socket in my bathroom and dislike having to plug it in elsewhere, which in my case is in the kitchen as my bathroom is downstairs. It just looks a bit wrong next to the toaster and the utensil pot!
On the whole a great buy for the oral health fan- no major faults, a long lasting, sturdy character that is entirely fit for purpose! It has a two year guarantee, which considering the price, is impressive and will ensure that you get your money's worth!
Summary: Grab this brush for a tip top tooth treat!
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