Product Type: Braun electric toothbrushes
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Good sonic brushing on a budget
Oral-B Vitality Sonic
Member Name: SallsMumof2
Oral-B Vitality Sonic
Date: 18/06/11, updated on 21/06/11 (60 review reads)
Advantages: Very good for the price
Disadvantages: No indicator on the charger, not the 'best' sonic clean
My husband and I have had a Braun Oral-B Sonic Toothbrush each for well over a year now and we are very pleased with them.
We have had sonic toothbrushes in the past and generally they are MUCH more expensive to purchase than this particular model. We have had difficulties getting replacement heads for previous brushes aswell - hence how we ended up with the Braun Oral-B Sonic Toothbrush. No large outlay to buy and very widely available replacement heads. The replacement heads also have indicator bristles like most oral-B toothbrushes, making it very easy to know when to change your toothbrush head (something, I have found difficult to gauge with previous sonic toothbrushes as the bristles do not 'wear' in the same way a manual toothbrush would).
The Braun Oral-B Vitality Sonic toothbrush, comes in standard moulded plastic packaging (the sort you try cut with scissors, badly, cut yourself and end up using your teeth just to get access to whatever is inside!). Inside you will find 1 Sonic toothbrush with head attached, 1 replacement head, 1 charging unit with cable and shaver socket type plug attached and instructions.
It gives a good clean, however as it's vibration rate isn't as high as some other sonic brushes, it isn't the 'best' clean I've ever had from a sonic toothbrush. The brush head vibrates sonically around 20,000 per minute and I have had more expensive brushes which have claimed rates of around 30,000 per minute. The charger is a bit fiddly, the brush doesn't sit very securely on the base and there is no indicator light to tell you whether it is charging or when it is fully charged, so I tend to leave them to charge over night to be sure.
This particular model of toothbrush is widely available from on-line and high street stores. I would recommend shopping around though, as prices vary widely. I have seen prices quoted of anything between £15 and £30, however, I purchased mine from Tesco on a half RRP sale and paid approx £15.
Overall, for the price, this is a very good toothbrush. We have had no reliability issues with either brush and will be using them for a long time to come. I would definately recommend this toothbrush if you don't want to spend the best part of £100 to have a sonically clean smile.
Summary: A good sonic toothbrush for a small amount of money
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