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Oral-B Vitality Sonic
Member Name: juicy_lucy
Oral-B Vitality Sonic
Date: 05/07/09, updated on 20/03/10 (506 review reads)
Advantages: Cleans teeth
Disadvantages: Short lead
It was about time I had a new electric toothbrush and when this was on half price offer at Sainsburys, i decided to have one and give it a whirl...
WHAT IS IT?
This apparently uses advanced sonic technology to drive CrissCross bristles nearly 20,000 times per minute. It promises to effectively reduce plaque and remove stains to naturally whiten teeth whilst gently stimulating gums.
The toothbrush is fully rechargeable so there is no need to keep buying batteries, which pleases me.
WHAT DO I GET?
* 1 x Oral-B Sonic Vitality rechargeable toothbrush
* 1 x Oral-B Sonic brushhead
* 1 x Recharging stand
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...
The toothbrush comes in one of those blister packs which require scissors for opening and once inside I find instructions, a toothbrush, a spare head and a stand on which to recharge the toothbrush.
The tooothbrush itself is quite sturdy to look at and to hold, and when I hold it the actual handle is easy to hold although it is almost straight up and down with very little fancy curvature. The main part of the toothbrush is blue, with the control bits being on a background of white. The name of the toothbrush is clearly written on the front of the toothbrush which makes it easy for me to buy replacement brusheads when i know which toothbrush I have.
On the brushead, the bristles are different lengths and the ones at the top are angled slightly, presumably to get into all of those hard to reach places.
The recharging stand is the usual kind of stand with a shavers plug on the end so that it can be plugged in the bathroom; unfortunately for me, our shavers socket is on the above mirror light and because the wire isn't long enough I have to try a balancing act on the toothbrush holder- it may be easier if i took it to the other bathroom!
It's quite simple to use once it's charged (done by placing the toothbrush on the unit and plugging it in). The toothbrush takes 16 hours to fully charge and this will give 20 minutes of useage. This doesn't seem alot but is in fact 10 teeth cleans at 2 minutes a shot. It can be kept standing on the unit because it is not possible to overcharge the toothbrush, although it is suggested that it is completely discharged every 6 months to keep the maximum capacity of the battery.
So to use it:
* Put brushead onto the narrow metal pole, wet the head and apply toothpaste
* Switch the toothbrush on using the small blue button on the front of the toothbrush
* Move the brushead in a circular motion and allow the longer bristles to get between your teeth
* After a few seconds guide the bristles to the next section
* After 2 minutes the toothbrush will give a stutter and that means you have cleaned your teeth for the time recommended by dentists.
* After use, rinse the brush head and handle seperately
* Replace the brush head every three months
Gums may bleed for the first few days but don't worry, although if they bleed for two weeks or more, you should consult your dentist.
The toothbrush has a 2 year unlimited warranty which makes me think this is made to last. The warranty doesn't cover over use (how could that be established?) and it becomes void if repairs have already been carried out.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
The RRP is £29.99 but it is widely available online and in stores such as sainsburys for around £15, which when I consider the prices of some electric toothbrushes is good value.
I have had this for a couple of months now and am very pleased with the toothbrush.
At first I found the juddering quite strange but I am now ell into the routine of the 2 minute teeth clean and the effects on my teeth are noticeable. Any small stains which i may have had close to my gums have disappeared and after cleaning my teeth, they really do feel and look clean. Clearly the different bristles are doing their job.
I didn't suffer any gum bleeding and didn't find the bristles harsh or uncomfortable when cleaning my teeth.
A reasonably priced and very effective electric toothbrush- I just wish my socket was lower down!
Thanks for reading.
Summary: Electric toothbrush
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