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Oral-B Precision Clean Brush Heads
Member Name: jo1976
Oral-B Precision Clean Brush Heads
Date: 05/08/10, updated on 27/10/12 (85 review reads)
Advantages: Soft, easy to use, good quality brush heads
Disadvantages: Attaching coloured bands can be fiddly, cheaper to buy in larger packs
I received a Braun Professional Care 500 toothbrush for my birthday in November and, since then, have been continuing to use the Oral-B Precision Clean brush-heads. These were the brush-heads that were originally supplied with the brush but, as these only last for around three months of daily use, I have needed to buy some replacement heads.
There are other varieties of brush head that would fit my particular brush as the Braun brushes and heads are generally interchangeable. This is a good idea as you have the option of chopping and changing if a particular brush head doesn't suit your needs. So far, I've found the Precision Clean heads to be idea. They are incredibly small, have soft delicate bristles and the circular shape really does seem to give each individual tooth a thorough clean. My teeth have certainly looked and felt cleaner and whiter since starting to use this brush.
For the first couple of uses, I did find that my teeth and gums bled a little and felt slightly sore after use, but this soon eased off after I got used to the difference in brushing and I have not experienced any ongoing discomfort with these heads. They are very soft so some people may prefer to experiment with some of the other heads available if they prefer a firmer brush.
The brush heads are very easy to remove and attach to my electic toothbrush as they simply slot into position but remain securely attached in use. The only fiddly bit can be trying to attach the tiny little coloured plastic band which is provided with each head so that different members of the household can distinguish their own brush.
I find the three month usage period is fairly accurate. The heads do have a clever system where the blue bristles start to fade with use and turn to white. This indicates when the heads are due to be replaced. To be honest, I don't always take too much notice of the colour of the bristles but just tend to find that the bristles start to splay apart slightly by the three month mark. Despite rinsing the brush after each use, I also find that there is a gradual build-up of toothpaste residue around the base of the head after several weeks of use too and I just think it is more hygienic to replace them at this point. There is a tiny little hole partway down the head which also collects residue too and I find this starts to look grubby too after repeated use which gives me another visual indicator that it is time to replace these.
These replacement heads are widely available instore and online and can cost anywhere from around £6-£8 for a pack of two. I find it more economical to buy packs of four which generally costs just over £10 (based on my last purchases from Superdrug and Wilkinson) so comparable to the cost of replacing a decent quality manual toothbrush.
I'll certainly be continuing to use these heads for as long as I continue to use my Braun toothbrush.
Summary: A good all round brush head
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