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I bought this pack of replacement heads from my local Boots and I found these Oral B Floss Action brush heads in a four pack reduced from £17.99 to £11.99 which makes them just £3 each, and obviously you get your Boots points as well which can add up quickly. Although it does seem a lot to pay this amount for toothbrush heads you can pay this much for a decent manual toothbrush. I like these heads as they are circular and quite small so they can get right into the back of my mouth and the backs of my teeth easily.
Inside the pack are four heads and four different colours hoops. To change the head you need to pull the old one off which is usually quite easy to do and then clip one of the coloured heads onto the new head which I find is best to do by placing the hoop onto a firm surface and then pushing the head down onto it. You hear a click when it is firmly secured and then you just push the new head onto the base. The brush is round and is made up of different coloured and different length bristles which are set to get right down each side of your teeth and right down to the gums, and you can really feel that you teeth are lovely and clean when you have used the brush.
I think that the four different coloured hoops are a great idea as they differentiate whose toothbrush is whose, which would be particularly helpful if you have a larger family and the toothbrushes can get mixed up, as you really wouldn't want to use anyone elses toothbrush. They have blue longer bristles around the outside and shorter white bristles in the middle so they can get into all parts of your teeth.
It is recommended that you change your toothbrush head every three months however I am guilty of often leaving mine longer as mine don't seem to get very flat or misshapen. The thing with an electric toothbrush is that you don't have to use too much pressure as the circular vibrating action is what really cleans your teeth, so I must be using mine correctly as they don't look much different even after a few months. I am pleased with this new heads and would buy them again, but would definitely shop round for the best price at that time.
I have an Oral B electric toothbrush that I bought about 3 years ago as replacement. I wish someone had told me about electric toothbrushes when they first came out, I must have gone to the wrong dentists. I always thought people were just being lazy !
Anyway I have bought the spare heads as they have worn down. The first ones I bought were cheap non brand ones off ebay, which fell apart and were no good, then I stuck to buying branded ones which have lasted months.
These bigger floss heads ones for cleaning parts the others won't get looked like they might be right for me as I was looking at all different kinds of flossing at the time. The one I used was exactly like the one in the picture, a very distinctive colour and shape.
The only problem was that they were too rough for my teeth and they were too big for my mouth to use properly. My teeth always ached after using this floss brush, and one time my back tooth filling was dislodged and part of it broke off. I have a lot of fillings and they sometimes do come out, but this was caused by the action of the toothbrush.
I threw them all away and haven't bought them since.
They cost about £7 for 2 or £10 for 4. I bought mine a couple of years ago so don't remember the exact price but it was under £10. For me they were not good value as stopped using them.
I bought the standard Oral B heads made by the manufacturer at a similar price, they were good value. The other ones I had were cheap ones that fell apart.
These ones did not works for me but they may work for you, as other people seem to like them, I have sensitive teeth and these seemed not to suit me.
How I came to invest
I've been a convert to electric toothbrushes for many years and have always used Oral-B. A year or so ago, my dentist asked me which brush heads I was using, as she had a display of the range available and was at the time trying to improve my overall teeth & gum health - I was never the greatest flosser! Up until then I had only ever used the "standard" (cheapest!) and couldn't see why I would want to pay more for the various extra features the brush heads supposedly offered.
This Floss Action one was the one she pointed out to me, explaining the benefits I could expect and pointing out the yellow fin-like bristles which would aid flossing, getting in between my teeth.
Despite being sceptical, I did buy some of the brush heads, after seeing that they were only slightly more expensive than the standard ones ("precision clean") which I had been buying.
A close look at the head...
In terms of size and shape, the floss action head is the same as others in the Oral-B range, 7cm long approximately, with the head being approximately 12mm x 18mm oval shape. The head itself comprises 4 different types of bristle. In the centre is a cluster of short bristles - blue in the very middle and white bristles increasing very slightly in length to the sides. At the top and bottom if the head are some longer dark blue bristles which are angled at their tips. My dentist told me that the bristles are also different degrees of softness/stiffness too, though this isn't distinguishable to the touch. Finally, at the four "corners" of the head are the yellow flossing bristles. These are unusual in that they are a very thin flexible soft plastic-type material - I describe as a fin as they are flat, approximately 7mm long x 3mm wide. These are fixed to the head loosely, so they move around freely rather than the standard brush bristles which are fixed securely into the head.
In terms of using these heads on my brush, I can't really say that I felt any obvious or immediate difference. In use, I would never have been able to distinguish, and afterwards there was the usual "ooh that's better" associated with applying any new head after I've always made the previous one last that bit too long, nothing spectacular.
The brush head also boasts a "micropulse" action to further improve cleaning, but again it wasn't something I can honestly claim to have detected in use.
However, when I next visited my dentist she complimented me on some improved cleaning - whether she is on commission from Oral-B or not I don't know, but maybe she did detect an improvement! For that reason I have bought these brush heads ever since and continue to use them. I need to add that I also picked up on my use of interdental brushes at the same time, so there is probably a combination of factors at work there.
I usually buy when they are on offer, but the standard cost for a four pack is £12.25 currently in Boots. In the pack are four individually packed heads, each one with two different coloured collars to choose from if you are a multi-electric-toothbrush household. These little collars or rings snap snugly and easily onto the end of the head which attaches to the brush body. Although expensive to shell out for at the time, I thing approximately £3 per head is reasonable value for the quality of the product.
I find that these heads last a little longer than the standard brush heads, or maybe I should say I *use* these heads for a little longer, not necessarily the same thing! I think due to the plastic fins it's not as obviously visible when the regular bristles are worn down as you don't get the same splaying of the worn bristles all around the edge. Also, regular bristles sometimes lose some of their colour but the fins due to the material don't lose any of their brightness of colour. For that reason, I think I should be more aware that wear and tear is probably being masked a little bit and I need to make a conscious effort to change the head more regularly.
It's hard to make a summary of these heads as I don't find them to be anything extra special yet they do a very good job. For that reason I have to give 4 stars, because Oral B have not marketed these at a vastly higher price for the additional benefits they offer. My dentist would definitely say they do their job, and she is significantly more qualified than me to say so!
Oral-B 4 Pack Floss Action Refills Brush Head
I have had the Braun Oral-B Professional Care 500 electric toothbrush for a good few months and needed to find some replacement heads for it. I decided to look on Amazon at the different types of brush heads available for my model and the reviews. I decided to try the Floss Action variety as they seemed to have very good reviews and were a good price at £10 for 4 refills.
The brush heads come in a plastic container that is a long rectangular shape with the brushes inside. The packet is blue coloured with the Oral B branding written boldly across the front. There is also a picture of the distinctive brush heads taking up the main space of the packaging. Inside the box the brush heads are individually wrapped for cleanliness in a plastic cellophane wrapper.
To use the brush head you obviously need to have a compatible Oral B electric toothbrush. This typically fits Profession Care, Triumph, Vitality Floss and TriZone models; however you should specifically check your model before buying these to make sure they are compatible. To change the head you simply pull the old one off and slot the new one on, it is that simple.
The brush head looks a lot different to the head that I originally got with my electric toothbrush. It is approximately 3 inches in length and circular in shape. It has the Oral B branding in tiny font on the middle of the brush head and a small removable ring on the end where it attaches onto the toothbrush body. The floss action brush itself is circular in shape and has longer yellow bristles on the outer ring, with shorter blue and light blue bristles inside this. It also has white rubber like pieces between the yellow bristles.
These differing bristles are what Oral B call Micropulse bristles, which are meant to penetrate deep between the teeth to sweep away plaque more effectively than a standard brush head. They also state that these give a clinically superior clean vs. the Oral-B Precision Clean. From my experience the floss action head really does get into the teeth's nooks and crevices a lot easier than my previous 'standard' brush head. The longer yellow and rubber bristles at speed dig deep into any plague on the teeth with the smaller bristles handling the outsides and inside of the teeth.
After brushing my teeth with this type of brush head they feel noticeable more clean and smooth than I had previously experienced and for that reason I will be repurchasing more packs of these brush heads. The bristles stay very strong and in place even after weeks of use and I have not had any stray bristles or fibres falling off of the heads so far, leading me to believe they are well made and strong. Another plus point with these heads is that although they give you a good clean they are not overly harsh or uncomfortable to use.
So overall I am really pleased with these Floss action brush heads and would definitely recommend them for a good standard clean!
When I bought a new Oral B rechargeable toothbrush for the family, there seemed to be a whole range of brush heads available for it. Looking on Amazon, the 4 main head variants available were 3D Whitening, Floss Action, Sensitive and Precision. But which one was the best? Each head had different benefits and uses, but what I really wanted was something that would clean my teeth very well, and after a lot of research, I came down to the decision that these Floss Action ones were the ones to choose. With over 200 five star ratings on Amazon, I thought that the general public couldn't be wrong.
The first thing you note with this brush is that it seems to be a combination of brushes in the one head. It does look the business, having 'micro-pulse bristles that are designed to penetrate deep between teeth for a floss-like clean and maximum freshness', meaning that it has a number of brush elements which are each designed to do different things, but all combined onto the one brush head. Combine it with the oscillation and rotation motion caused by the Oral B rechargeable unit and you could probably understand why they claim that this brush head removes twice as much plaque as an ordinary brush.
In use, it perhaps feels a little more 'gritty' than an ordinary brush in that when you've used it, you mouth feels really clean afterwards, and it feels like your teeth have had a really good scrub. Not too abrasive, but enough to make you feel that you have really cleaned your teeth. Another useful feature is that they have a wear indicator built in, where the blue colouring in the end bristles gradually fades to clear through use. When they do go clear, that is the time to change your brush head, and this fading colour normally gives you about 3 months use between head changes.
Now the 4 pack is particularly good value. Whereas my old Sonicare brush head used to cost me about £20 for 2 heads, these Oral B Floss Action ones cost around £10 to £12 for 4, depending on what Amazon are offering at the time. They come individually packed, which are all then wrapped up in one of those 'nuclear proof' plastic packaging affairs that normally needs a chain saw to get in to.
In summary, I used these for a few years now, and I have never had one fail on me or fall apart. So for the price and functionality you get, you can't go wrong with these brush heads if you are after something to really clean your teeth thoroughly. Highly recommended.
Many people have moved on to electric toothbrushes over the years. For the very young, the electric variety may be the only one they are familiar with. When switching from a traditional manual toothbrush to an electric one, the challenge in the transition is to discipline yourself not to do the vigorous to-ing and fro-ing associated with the manual toothbrush. With the electric variety, you are holding the brush steady against each tooth, allowing the fast oscillating bristles of the brush-head to do the job and moving steadily on from one tooth to the next, front, top and back. It sounds straight-forward doesn't it? Well; actually it is. The issue is really breaking old habits.
For me, and I suspect for many others, there is an accommodation of the two as I use them inter-changeably depending on the circumstances. It is akin to switching from a manual to an automatic car. You eventually get comfortable with both.
__Why Floss Action__
Now, like many, when manufacturers introduce a new variety of what seems to be a standard utility which is working just fine, my antennae shoots up, especially if the new variety is more expensive. You ask yourself whether this is a simply a gimmick to fleece you or whether, indeed, it works better.
I have used an electric toothbrush for years and have, overall, been satisfied with the effectiveness of the standard brush heads. I replace them every three months as recommended and my dentist has generally been happy with my gnashers. The Oral-B 'Floss Action' Replacement Toothbrush Heads have been available for a few years and, to be honest, I did not see any reason to switch from my standard 'Precision Clean' replacement heads. After all, the 'Floss Action' variety cost twice as much. For me, the price was a red line.
Recently I stumbled upon an offer from Asda online whereby the 'Floss Action' heads were half price. This meant I could buy these at the same price as the standard heads. I decided to give them a try.
The Floss Action heads look somewhat different with prominent peripheral thin rubbery elements surrounding crops of standard bristles. The heads will fit any of the bewildering variety of Oral-B electric toothbrushes.
__That fresh feeling__
This is obviously unscientific but I must confess that, brushing with the Floss Action heads leaves a distinctly fresher feeling in the mouth when compared to the standard 'Precision Action'. They also seem to be kinder to the gums and you are left with a feeling of that complete clean. I have even tried to floss my teeth after brushing with these and there is nothing to retrieve from between my teeth. I am impressed. I have tried to use the two on alternating days and I have reached that conclusion. Whether the feeling translates into long term better oral health is difficult to say.
I will still take away one star specifically because of the price. Despite the effectiveness, I think they are significantly over-priced.
I love Oral-B toothbrushes and have used them for many years. I love how with the same brush you have a wide range of different heads to suit your needs. The only two in the shop I was buying head from which seemed relevant to me at the time was the standard head and the flossing head (This one). Considering they were both the same or a very similar price, I thought that the added feature of a flossing action in the brush was good value for money.
Although I have been using these heads for over 3 years now, I still do not notice much of a flossing action at all, the cleaning feels no different whatsoever to the regular heads which I used to use before.
The head itself cleans teeth superbly, much better than a manual brush - you can really notice the difference if you use a manual brush one day as I had to when I went hiking/camping last year. Once you get used to using these heads, any cleaning done with other brushes will make your mouth feel dirty (In my experience) - Oral-B heads in general seem to be far superior than the competitors.
An issue I do have with these heads is the life-span of them, I aim to replace my head every 6 months, however by this time I am pretty much brushing with the plastic as the bristles will be so badly worn down by then. Oral-B put a colour indicator as to when the brush needs to be replaced, I replaced my head 3 weeks ago and it is already nearing the Oral-B limit. I would be perfectly fine with replacing them this often if they weren't so damn expensive!
In our home we have been using Oral B electric toothbrushes for a number of years. My teeth are in fantastic condition, generally, and I like to take care of them as best I can. I regularly floss, brush and use mouthwash, I also avoid having particular foods frequently such as fruit juice for the most part as these can be damaging to your teeth.
In the past I've nearly always used the standard toothbrush heads because these are cheapest and these are the ones that I'm used to using also. Recently I needed to stock up after realising that our toothbrush heads were looking a little bit knackered and because I wanted to change them sooner rather than later I found myself in Sainsburys that evening looking for some replacement heads on my way home from work. Stock was fairly low but there was a third off all Oral B replacement heads so I picked up a 4 packet of these floss action heads for around £12.25. This was a reasonable enough price and only a fraction more than I normally pay for my standard ones so I wasn't worried at all.
Fitting these heads is very simple, just remove your old head and this one will slot in to place. It is then quite secure and I've never had a problem with any of mine falling off and I've had an oral B for a number of years now, probably at least 3, maybe more. The only thing that is annoying about fitting the heads is the ridiculously annoying packaging. I have to cut mine open with scissors and then I keep the spare heads in a sealed pot under the sink just to keep them free of dirt and germs before I come to using them. I don't like the packaging much and wish it was something resealable that would keep the toothbrush heads clean.
The main feature that is really useful about these toothbrush heads is the small coloured circles that you get in the packaging. There are always four different colours within the packet, often different ones too. This is a fantastic feature as it allows my husband and I (with the same brushes and heads) to know which is which and keep things clean and hygienic by not using each others toothbrushes. These click in to place at the bottom of the toothbrush head and they do not fall off or slip down at all.
The heads themselves are white in appearance and they are very firm bristles. These are quite a generous size compared to the standard toothbrush heads that I buy and I like that as it helps me clean my teeth more thoroughly in the same amount of time. The bristles on the heads are blue, green, white and then there are the yellow and blue pieces that are designed to clean your teeth how floss would. The different bristle sizes and designs are fantastic and I can really feel the difference between using this toothbrush head and the one that I was using in the past, the standard one.
An electric toothbrush is just fantastic and with the addition of these heads it is even more improved. I use my toothbrush in a slow motion throughout my mouth and every area of my teeth and gums gets brushed several times while I have the toothbrush on and it rotates furiously. These toothbrush heads definitely leave my teeth feeling lovely and soft, smooth and sparkling clean. I would definitely say that my teeth were more effectively cleaned with these toothbrushes and that they definitely need less flossing than before. I do still floss my teeth after using these, normally once a day, just to maintain good hygiene and ensure that nothing is left behind by my gums and teeth. I have definitely seen a noticeable improvement in the quality of the clean of this toothbrush head compared to the standard one we normally use and I will definitely be purchasing these again in the future.
In all I am going to rate these particular heads 5/5. I still like the clean that comes from using the non floss variety however I am likely to stay using these in the future and perhaps try some of the other heads too. It is recommended that you change your head every 3 months but I probably change mine every 2 as I find that they become worn and the edges start to flay out in different angles and this annoys me as well as makes me feel like I'm not getting the best clean I can. I feel that these are worth every penny as you only get one set of real adult teeth and I want to take care of mine. My husband has also noticed a difference since we switched to using these and he is a smoker too with teeth that are finally starting to look a little more white!
I have a Braun Oral B electric toothbrush and replace the heads about every 3 months. I have usually bought the standard precision clean heads but when I saw the floss action variant on offer in my independent chemist I decided to try them.
The floss action toothbrush head are designed to fit all makes of Oral B electric toothbrushes with the exception of the pulsonic and sonic models. I have an Oral B professional so all heads will fit. The floss action heads come in packs of either 2 or 4 brush heads. I bought a pack of 4. The packaging is annoying difficult to get into and you will need a pair of scissors. I really don't know why Braun can't think of packaging that is more user friendly! Anyway once you have fought your way through the tough plastic the brushes will need to be personalised using the little coloured bands. These are also fiddly to fit, but once in place they do stay put! There are 4 different colours including pink, yellow, blue and turquoise. To fit you need to push the coloured band onto the end of the brush head and snap into place.
The brush heads are made of tough white plastic and are larger than the precision heads that I had been buying. The heads have micro pulse bristle that are designed to get to all areas of teeth, removing twice as much plaque as a manual toothbrush. The other difference between these brush heads and the precision ones is that the floss action variant has 4 yellow rubber type elements that are designed to get between your teeth as floss would.
In my opinion electric toothbrushes are far superior to manual ones. Braun say that you need to move the brush slowly over all surfaces of your teeth allowing the rotating brush head to do the work. The floss action brush heads do seem to clean my teeth more effectively than the standard brush heads. They are easy to fit onto the brush handle base and stay in place when in use.
These brush heads do seem to remove debris from between my teeth but I still like to use floss every night. My children also use these brush heads and as they can be lazy about dental hygiene, these at least ensure a good clean with minimum effort on their part! My dentist recommends Oral B ,although thinks all brush heads are equally as good.
These brush heads are a bit more expensive than the standard type although prices vary. I have priced checked and see that Amazon are selling packs of 4 brush heads for £9.70, Tesco has them priced at £12.25 and Argos at £18.49! It really is worth shopping around! Overall I can highly recommend these brush heads!
==Braun Oral B Floss Action Replacement Brush Heads==
Using an electric toothbrush is actually really rather expensive. First of all there is the initial outlay of buying the toothbrush and the ongoing cost of charging the brush twice a month and the most expensive aspect is replacing the heads which needs doing around every 8 weeks or so for me. The heads sell in most places on the high street and I usually buy mine from Boots to get my Advantage Card points and also using my 10% professional discount card. However even using this discount these heads are still pretty expensive considering the amount my household go through in a year.
These Floss Action Replacement Heads were the last pack of heads that I bought for our toothbrushes and I found that the cheapest place to get them was actually online at Amazon as the price, which was inclusive of postage and packaging was nearly half the recommended retail price at £9.70p when they are in Boots for the full RRP of £17.99p (also having a Amazon voucher made it even cheaper for me!)
The brush heads come in a pack of four which will last me and himself for a few months and again works out not too expensive. The claim is that these heads will remove twice the amount of plaque that a normal manual toothbrush will. These heads differ from other Oral B heads because of the rubbery type of yellow bristles that are fixed along side the regular bristles. These are meant to be the Floss Action Bristles that work deeper inside the gaps of the teeth and recreate the flossing action. The head itself is larger than the standard Oral B head and this takes a little bit of getting used to at first and I tend to apply slightly more toothpaste onto the brush head because of this.
The head works just as well as the other heads I have tried and I must say that the flossing action of those special rubbery type of bristles really does do the job. I usually floss after brushing and then use a mouthwash and after the first few goes with this brush head I gave my teeth a floss like usual and there really seemed not much need as the brush head seemed to do what it claimed and work deeper in between the teeth and remove a lot more of the nasty stuff that is often left behind by other toothbrushes.
The rubbery bristles didn't feel overly strange when using although I did notice the difference and it did feel a little different. So the heads generally look a little different as they have the yellow rubber bristles and a slightly larger and more oval shaped head than the rounded one but these aspects really work for the brush head and do seem to give a much better clean.
My teeth are generally quite white anyway but the feeling of a deeper clean was really quite noticeable when using these heads. Himself is of the same opinion that these brush heads definitely give a better clean than the standard heads and we both would recommend them highly and give them a top score of 5 out of 5 stars.
You should be aware that these heads do not fit on the Bruan Pulsonic, Sonic Complete, Vitality Sonic and the Crossaction Power.
I do hope that this will be of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
~A floss action 4 pack from Oral B~
Having bought one of these Oral B 4 pack refills a while ago I am pleased to say that so far I am still using the first of the brush heads from the pack, due to it not having degraded in any way even after repeated use. I have used all types of the available Oral B replacement brush heads that can be bought for an Oral B electric toothbrush at various times and found each to be of a good quality .I am using one of the floss action Oral B replacement toothbrush heads from the 4 pack on my main electric toothbrush at the moment and have found that it seems to be working as well as ever.
I have found that the quality of these original Oral B brush heads is much better than many of the cheaper non branded refills you can buy, as they tend to fit the brush head fitment on Oral B brushes much better in my opinion. Even though the cheaper refills can be as much as 1/8th of the cost of the original Oral B products cost to buy, I do prefer the branded products as I feel that they tend to stay in place on the brush head fitment without slipping around when in use. It can be very annoying when the brush heads come loose or don't fit well, but that has never been the case when using these official floss action brush heads in my experience.
These Oral B 4 packs sometimes come with a freebie item attached which was the case when I bought my most recent pack of these, as there was a sample of some Oral B toothpaste inside the product pack, which was a nice addition. The cardboard inner part of the packs is sealed by an outer plastic cover which I feel works well to ensure that the brush heads remain fresh and untouched prior to purchase. Each of the 4 refill heads sits neatly inside the pack ready for use, which can then be used to store them away in safely.
~Durable and easy to clean~
The materials used to make these brush heads is strong, durable and easy to handle in my opinion. The simple white plastic material used on the main part of these brush heads has a smooth finish that can be regularly rinsed with clean water after use without causing any harm at all. To fit the brush head you simply click it in to place on the main body of your toothbrush and to remove the brush head for cleaning you pull lightly on it to release it, which I find both quick and easy to do.
Each brush head can last for around 3 months at a time with careful handling and regular cleaning to keep it hygienic and ready to use, which means that 1 pack of 4 brush heads could potentially last for a full year. Cleaning the brush heads can be done quite easily by either micro waving them in a bowl of clean hot water for 30 seconds, or by placing them in freshly boiled water that has been cooled slightly for a similar amount of time. Using these methods should help to keep the brush heads germ free and therefore extend their usage time.
~An easy way to identify your toothbrush~
The bottom of each brush head has a fitment that you can attach a simple slim coloured ring to, that sits at the base of the brush head and this clicks in to place before you fit the whole thing to your toothbrush. The bottom of each brush head has a fitment that you can attach a simple slim coloured ring to, that sits at the base of the brush head and this clicks in to place before you fit the whole thing to your toothbrush. The idea of fitting either the provided sea mint green/ or peppermint blue coloured ring to the base of your brush head is one that might seem a little odd in a way, as you may think the slight change in appearance is purely cosmetic and doesn't add much to the overall look of the product.
However in reality the provision of these simple coloured rings has proven to be very useful in my household, as there is more than one Oral B electric brush in use. Placing either a blue or green ring on a new brush head has been a good way to identify whose toothbrush is whose, which I feel has been of great help. It may have otherwise been far more difficult to work out which toothbrush was which had all the brush heads and toothbrush bodies looked 100% identical, as even though you can buy various models of Oral B toothbrushes many of them consist of the same base with a different brush head fitted.
~Using the brush heads~
In use these floss action brushes do work well, although I wouldn't say that they will eliminate the need to floss teeth on a regular basis. The difference in the action of these brushes varies to that of other refill brushes from the Oral B range as there are 4 floss action fitments (micro pulse bristles) that sit at 4 points on the brush heads. The floss action fitments are made from a flexible rubber type material that seems to flap about a little when the brush head is in use and this is what should help to produce a floss type cleaning action. In reality whilst I find the results I get with one of these brushes is very good, this type of brush cannot ever truly compete with regular flossing in my opinion as the brush head cannot really get in to the areas between the teeth that floss or tape can even though directions say that could be the case.
I feel that these brush heads make a nice compliment to a regular tooth cleaning regime that includes flossing and should not be used as an instead of flossing product, as in my experience I still need to floss my teeth when using these brushes to get best results. The rest of the bristles on these floss action brushes are much the same as on the other Oral B brush heads, although the Precision Clean brush heads from the same brand do seem to have a slightly longer bristle length, that cleans the harder to reach areas of my teether quite well in my opinion.
The results I get when using these brush heads is better than when using a standard manual type toothbrush and I find I like them a little more than the Oral B Whitening brush heads that you can buy.
Over time the blue tint that you see on Oral B brush heads when new can, does and will fade down over time with repeated usage. This colour fading is meant to happen as it gives you a clear indication of when you need to change your brush head and I find it can be a helpful feature of such products. The over all feeling I get when I have used these floss action brushes to clean my teeth with, is one of having nice freshly cleaned and polished teeth. These floss action brush heads rotate when in use and will buzz if pressed against the tooth surface too hard when in use, which is something I make sure to avoid by only using the brush head lightly to clean my teeth with. The amount of buzz you get if you apply too much pressure depends on how fast the rotating action on the actual brush body you are using is. Either way it isn't overly pleasant and should be avoided with more careful usage.
~Product rating/ price~
My rating for these brush head refill packs is 4 stars as I feel they are very good, but can be expensive to buy at full price. The cost per brush head can be as low as £3 if bought as a 4 pack for £11.99 or as much as £4.75 per brush head if bought for £18.99 per pack. There are very often savings to be had on these brushes and I feel it pays to shop around if possible to get the best value for money. The cost of buying these brush head packs can be expensive in my opinion and as mentioned they can sell for anything from £18.99 per pack at full price, down to £11.99 at time when the packs are on an offer or deal.
I bought these from eBay for my Oral B electric toothbrush. I've forgotten how much I paid for them but I received four of these in a pack.
The heads are of a standard shape and size. They feature coloured rings so you can distingush who's head is who's. The heads look nice. They are green, yellow and blue in colour and they feature a unique flossing action that is supposed to get rid of even MORE plaque and tartar. You can see the floss inside the head. It just looks nice normal dental floss to me!
The brush heads are comfortable to use. They're mild and gentle on the teeth and gums and the flossing action helps to make sure that my teeth are 100% clean. These heads clean my teeth thoroughly without leaving any small bits of food behind. After using these heads I can see and feel a difference. My teeth are squeaky clean and they look whiter and brighter. I have a few fillings in my mouth but these heads don't bother them. Plus one head lasts you for three months, so they're great value. You can usually tell when the head needs replacing as they start to fade in colour.
I would recommend these brush heads. They're easy to insert and they're easy to maintain too. They leave your teeth feeling clean and they leave your teeth looking sparkling. They're just great!
I recently purchased the Oral B floss action electric toothbrush which came with one floss action toothbrush head. I had to buy a pack of four additional toothbrushes as I needed one more toothbrush. I found this annoying that you have to buy a pack of four rather than just being able to buy apack of two.
The toothbrush head itself seems to be very effective. Before using an electric toothbrush, I was using a regular toothbrush and found that I had a plaque build up at the back of my lower, front teeth. After using the floss action electric toothbrush, I noticed the effect after only a few days. The plaque has definitely reduced and also any staining on my teeth definitely seems to be fading. I would have imagined that it would take weeks to see such affects, so I am very happy with what feels like instant affects.
Oral-B 4 Pack Floss Action Refills Brush Head