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==Braun Oral B Dual Clean Replacement Rechargeable Toothbrush Heads==
I find the need to buy replacement heads for my electric toothbrush a real pain as the heads themselves are quite costly and it usually happens every three to six months that I need a new one which seems to come around all too quick. More often than not I tend to go to Boots to buy the replacement heads but this time I prepared myself in advance for needing the heads and shopped around online.
These Dual Clean heads were something that grabbed my attention when having a look at what Oral B heads there were on Amazon and as it was something I hadn't tried before I decided at £10.99 pence for two heads that I would invest in these and give them a try. Himself has a similar toothbrush to me (my old one) and I tend to be generous and give him the second new replacement head each and every time.
These dual clean heads are not the cheapest you can get but obviously you are paying for the fact there is an extra part to the head which will give you extra cleaning capabilities. The brush head fits all Braun Oral B toothbrushes and I had no problems changing over my old head with this new one when it arrived. There is still the option to have a coloured band on the bottom section of the toothbrush head and this is ideal if you are sharing the main body of the toothbrush with someone else as you can colour code your toothbrush head and swap the heads over without getting the heads muddled up. This is a great idea even though me and Himself have out own separate ones.
The head itself has a top brush which looks just like the standard circular brush head but underneath this there is another brush part which has a more triangular appearance to it. Together they make the brush head much larger and really more like the size of a manual toothbrush head perhaps a tiny big larger. The brush itself looks good and to me looks as though it means business.
After clipping the head in place and giving the brush a rinse through I applied toothpaste to both of the brush heads and gave my teeth a dual action brush. The top circular head moves in an osculating fashion round and round whilst the bottom more triangular shaped brush moves side to side. It's like a military operation going on in my mouth! I can't say that I felt wholly comfortable with it at first and the change in size of the brush head was really noticeable and did feel a slight bit uncomfortable whilst being very strange. However I persisted with the toothbrush head (well I would it just cost me ££5 odd) and before long I seemed to have gotten a bit more used to using it.
The brush does give a really good clean but I don't think that I will be buying these types of heads ever again. They clean well but don't feel as comfortable in the mouth and I don't find them as easy as the standard brush heads to manoeuvre around the mouth and get to the back of my teeth. The solid plastic backing of the brush head is of course rigid and far harder to use with the larger brush head than a manual toothbrush would be and for me having used it for the last few months I still don't feel as comfortable using it as the regular heads.
So although it cleans quite well, comfort and precision are not this brushes strong point and I feel a score of 3 out of 5 stars is just about right for these brush heads.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
Having just written a review on my Braun Oral-B Professional Care 9000 electric toothbrush, I thought it might be helpful to now review some of the different types of replacement brush heads available.
The brush head I am currently using is the Oral-B Dual Clean. As the name suggests, this head contains two brushes. The one at the top is round, and the one underneath is shaped like a flower pot. There is around a 4mm gap between the two brushes, which is a tooth-sized gap. The idea is that as you brush your teeth, the first brush can clean the front of the tooth, while the other brush tackles the back. As if that wasn't clever enough, the total length of the combined brushed is around 3cm, which means that some of the bristles can work on the gaps in between your teeth at the same time. Alternatively, it also means that as you are brushing across your teeth, you can brush 2 teeth at once plus the gaps.
This brush is also designed to help you clean those tricky places in your mouth that you usually struggle to reach. I have issues with my wisdom teeth, as they are coming through so far back that my dentist has said I will ultimately have to have them removed, as even with the best will in the world I will struggle to clean them. This brush head has given me a fighting chance of proving him wrong! The design of this brush makes it perfect for anyone struggling with hard-to-reach wisdom teeth, as it allows you to reach much further into your mouth.
The first time I used this brush, I found it very big and cumbersome, as it does feel noticeably bigger than the standard Braun Precision Clean heads, which is what I had been using previously. It took me a little while to get used to it, but I now get on with it really well. Having said that, my partner starting using the Dual Clean heads recently, as I had bought a couple of packs of them when they were on offer. He didn't even notice a difference, so maybe that's just me having a small mouth!
These heads are available in packs of 2 or 4, and will typically cost around £10 for a pack of 2, or £16 for a pack of 4. I would be reluctanct to pay that much for them to be honest, and usually try to stock up when I see them on special offer. Boots frequently have them at 1/3 off, which makes the price a little easier on my purse.
If you are buying heads for you and your partner or family, the heads come with small coloured plastic rings that you click onto the bottom of each head, helping you identify who owns which brush head. The rings come in blue, yellow, green, and pink. However in the last two packs I bought, I managed to get ones with all green rings in both. As there are only two of us using them, it was not a problem as I have a green ring, and my boyfriend's brush doesn't have a ring at all. However if there were more of us I would have found this very annoying, so make sure you check you have an assortment of colours rather than just grabbing a couple of packs of the shelf like I did without looking!
The bristles on the brushes are blue, green and white. The blue ones will gradually change to white, and when they are white more than half way down then it is time to change them. This really is important as you won't get a thorough clean with a worn out brush head. I find on average a brush head lasts me about three months, whereas my boyfriend gets through them faster- about every two months. I guess he must brush more vigorously than me!
In summary I would really recommend these heads to anyone who is having difficulty cleaning those hard-to-reach places, or is having problems with wisdom teeth popping up too far back in their mouths. They do a good job of cleaning my teeth, and I will definitely be buying these again.