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I have only used manual toothbrushes before, until my dentist suggested me to use an electric toothbrush. The Oral-B Professional Care 500 is an entry-level electrical toothbrush from Braun, and considering the relatively low price and good reviews, I decided to buy this toothbrush.
The package includes everything you need: the toothbrush itself, a toothbrush head and a charging station. The charging station is really small and can be easily used in the bathroom. The toothbrush head is of great quality, and Braun advises to replace the head around 3-4 times a year. These toothbrush heads can be quite expensive, but buying multiple at the same time can save you a lot of money. The head can be effortlessly detached and in that way, the toothbrush can easily be used by multiple persons.
The toothbrush is very easy to use. With just one blue button in the middle, the toothbrush starts rotating after pressing it. Every 30 seconds, the toothbrush will vibrate shortly to give you an impression of your brushing time. I personally find this very helpful to get the recommended two-minute brushing time.
At the bottom of the toothbrush handle, there is a battery indicator. The light will color red when the battery is running low, and there is a green blinking indicator when charging. It is difficult to measure the exact battery life, but it at least lasts around a week when using it twice a day.
I’m very content with the Oral-B Professional Care 500 toothbrush from Braun. Of course there are many alternatives available with more extensive functions, but this toothbrush personally offers more than enough for me. I have been using this toothbrush for a couple of months now and my teeth and gums feel really clean after using it. The relatively low price when comparing to other models is also a great benefit of this toothbrush and I decided to give this product 4 out of 5 stars.
Upgrading from a Colgate 360 manual toothbrush I went for the Oral-B Professional Care 600 in the limited edition pink colour with bonus travel case. I liked the fact that it would indicate when 30 seconds were up for brushing each quadrant of your mouth and again when the 2 minutes is up.
There''s not much to unpack from the box; the handle, one brush head, the base and plug (2 pin). I have a shaver point in my house and would recommend starting to charge it as early as possible because my toothbrush was still charging after 7 hours. The little manual points out you may find your gums bleeding as it gets used to the brush and changing from a manual I found there was a little blood but it did only last a couple of days.
The toothbrush head will vibrate and when 30 seconds is up it will stutter and this gives you time to brush each side and the top of each tooth. I do find that when using the electric toothbrush though when I have finished the 2 minutes I feel I need to do an extra quick brush all over. There''s also a pressure sensor to let you know if you''re pushing too hard.
From the first use I did notice a difference as my teeth felt a lot smoother even thorough the day. The head provided with the toothbrush was the Precision Clearn brush head but it can also be used with the Floss Action Brush Head, 3DWhite brush head and TriZone brush head. The heads also have blue indicator bristles which let you know when they should be replaced at around 3 months.
I've always been self conscious about the state of my teeth. I had braces as a teenage and there is a slight discolouration due to coffee/tea drinking and being an ex smoker. I had heard that an electric toothbrush over a regular toothbrush can help to reduce discolouration so was excited when I saw that Tesco's had a two for one on electric toothbrushes over Christmas.
So the toothbrush is thicker than normal toothbrushes with a pink rubber front making it easier to grip and hold in the hand. The brush came with one detachable head with a small round bristle brush that is perfect shaped to give one tooth a thorough clean at a time. I think my toothbrush normally retailed around £25, but there was a deal on at the time. £25 is quite expensive I feel, however the cost is justified. The £25 covers a toothbrush, a travel carrier, a charger and one detachable head, which you will have to replace. I haven't yet replaced my head, although it is probably now overdue! Extra heads are around £5, depending on where you shop, making this toothbrush a continual expensive purchase. However, it is long lasting.
Once you start the programme, the toothbrush will vibrate every 30 seconds. After two minutes, it will vibrate 4 (ish) times so that you know the recommended length of time to brush your teeth is over. However, you can continue to brush your teeth beyond that point if you chose to do so, the cycle will just start again. Every 30 seconds, you are to focus the brush on a quadrant of your mouth, slowly covering the tooth on the outside and inside to ensure that all plaque is removed.
After the first couple of uses, I did see a dramatic difference in my teeth. I was very happy with the results! The battery life isn't great but it is easy to charge and will give you plenty of warning prior to completely losing battery life so that you have time to charge it up. Although I do recommend this toothbrush, it is quite expensive in the long run compared to a traditional toothbrush.
After buying this Braun electric toothbrush and using the product for sometime I am very satisfied. My hand grips nicely around the brush allowing me to be in control of the brush. The toothbrush is lightweight which is perfect because this prevents my arm getting tired after the 2 minutes of brushing. I discovered that this brush is very effective for brushing the teeth and gum. I love how easy it is to detach and reattach a new head to the toothbrush because it saves having to buy a whole new brush. I found it easy to use due to the coloured rubber indicating where the important things are like the power button and the charging signals at the bottom of the brush. The only downfall to this brush is the battery life. It isn't the best and I wouldn't recommend travellers to take this brush out travelling with them.
Ok so there are a lot of electric toothbrushes out there, and the prices can range from very cheap to pretty expensive. The reason I chose this toothbrush was firstly the name. I consider Oral B to be a good trustworthy name which has been on the market for a long time.
Secondly the price, which although not the cheapest I thought it was very reasonable for a product which is from a good name and has many of the features that some of the more expensive brands also have.
So now to the actual performance, which is the most important part. Starting with the battery life I would say this is very good indeed, in fact I have been very pleasantly surprised how long it has kept going without needing to be recharged, and although I have not needed to recharge it that many times since purchasing, I would say that it has remained a long lasting battery.
Being my second electric toothbrush, the first one being a lot cheaper one (a Colgate) which had AAA batteries, which did not last very long and in the end I decided to buy a rechargeable one, rather than replace the batteries, also after purchasing the Colgate one I could not find the replacement heads so it became pretty redundant.
SO to the performance of the Oral B. Its good, its very good! It feels powerful on your teeth and you really feel like its cleaning, the brush head is just the right shape to adapt to all of the shapes of your teeth and get into the grooves and contours - I have also noticed that the brush heads are readily available on the high street so no problems there. My teeth feel extremely clean, and I have actually had comments from my colleagues at work asking me if I have had my teeth whitened! Which is not something I would actually want to do as I am a bit wary of the teeth whitening process, but yes I would agree with them that my teeth are looking a lot whiter - I am using it with a whitening toothpaste so perhaps the two combined have had a good effect.
All this combined with the reasonable price I would place this toothbrush as a very good product. It is attractive on your bathroom shelf too and I would recommend it to any friends and family who were looking for a new electric toothbrush, or considering trying one for the first time.
In the past I have found electric toothbrushes to be some what of a swindle, but after using this one my mind has been changed. It is a powerful brush, without causing pain or bleeding from the tooth. But also is a relaxing way to clean your teeth. The girly colours available being an added bonus! After using this brush I have definitely noticed a dramatic difference in the cleanliness of my teeth. Brushing my tongue against my teeth after using this brush a couple of times feels smooth and plaque free! Both on the front and back of the tooth, which is sometimes difficult to achieve with an ordinary toothbrush as the head of the brush is much larger. The design and build of the brush makes the task of brushing your teeth much much easier and effective, and I have definitely found buying this product very beneficial. Highly recommend it.
This brush was recommended to me by my dentist, and it cleans really well. However the battery life is quite low, so not great for travelling. Also, it is very hard to keep clean, especially if you use the charger as a base for it, this gets very dirty.
I love my Oral-B Professional Care 600 x I know it is not the fanciest of elecy tooth brushes but it suits me just fine. I was bamboozled my the range of electric brushes when I bought this and only knew that Braun / Oral-B is the one recommended by my dentist. I had to leave it to charge over night which was a shame as I was eager to brush and try it out. However, I have had it for a few weeks now and would not go back to my old raggety brush.
I don't fuss over it: I use it under the running tap and I have already dropped it a few times (without repercussions). There is a feature to remind you to clean all your teeth! As although the brush oscillates and pulsates you obviously need to move it on to all your teeth! The brush size is brilliant to get around your teeth and I actually clean my teeth longer now. The best thing is that you want to clean your teeth and for me I get a really clean feeling. The charge lasts over a week.
I now can tell when my brush needs charging and it is convenient to re-charge it (I hate to be without it now). You pop it on the charging stand, I don't keep it on the stand I know some people do, I just charge it once about every ten days or so.
If you are thinking of getting an Electric Tooth Brush then do it and this Oral-B Professional Care 600 is a good buy in my view. The price is great, the brush size / shape is brilliant to reach in all areas, it is gentle on my teeth, they never bleed, it has a long charge, durable and most importantly it removes plaque in a gentle way. Easy, peasy to use.
After having braces for 3 years, I was promised a "proper" toothbrush when I got them removed and this was what I received and I would never look back!
I brush twice a day and after a few months of brushing I was getting comments of how white and clean my teeth looked - all down to the toothbrush! It feels great to get rid of that early morning fuzz on your teeth and this brush does it like no other. My teeth are squeaky clean and sparkling after my 2 minute brush.
It vibrates every 30 seconds so you can brush each section of your teeth equally and it also vibrates to let you know your two minutes is up. If I'm having one of those evenings where I just cant be bothered and just want to get into bed, I start to brush with the intention of a quick once over, but end up brushing the whole 2 minutes, because I feel like my toothbrush will be disappointed in me if I don't! It definitely trains you to be thorough when cleaning your teeth!
I love this toothbrush and it has a great battery life, even when its flashing red I can get a few more brushes out of it. The range of interchangeable heads offered to fit this brush is good too, so whether you like a soft brush or a hard one, it doesn't matter! It really is a good investment, and its not all that expensive, so try it!
Wow, what can I say, this toothbrush is fantastic, lightweight and easy to use. Yes there are other more expensive electric toothbrushes out there, but at around the £25 price mark (Argos) this does all you need it to do. On first using it my teeth felt completely revitalised from a full thorough yet gentle clean like a complete massage in my mouth. It is not noisy like some others I have heard / used in the past. The handle is waterproof so can be rinsed off after use. The charger unit has a good length cable, but you will need a three pin electrical adaptor as it has a two pin plug - cheap enough to pick up an adapter though. You will also need to get some replacement heads as it only comes with one already fitted, but they are sensibly priced, especially via eBay. As for charging, allow around 7 to 8 hours for a full charge; the battery indicator light will let you know once it is ready to go, I charge mine overnight ready for the morning. I am very pleased with the results since I've had mine, whether it's the toothbrush or my toothpaste I'm sure my teeth are getting whiter. I can't recommend this toothbrush enough. Excellent value for money in my opinion.
If you love your teeth and want them to last till at least your 60th birthday without dentures, then you gotta get one this bad boys. I have been using Braun toothbrushes for almost three years now and I'm quiet pleased that they have updated their performance of these toothbrushes. When you brush it's like you're having a spa in your teeth. You can feel the residue and all the other stuff stuck to your teeth gracefully coming out without bleeding your gums. You can instantly feel a superb job well done like a simpler version of the dentist drill.
I do love that they finally have more colors to choose from! For a while I thought the makers were color blind and blue was the only color they knew. But now they have them in green, purple and pink. (Not a fan of pink but hey, it's performance not appearance right?!)
I love that the pack comes with extra brush heads (flossing, softer brusher and dental cleansing brush) The charger is pretty cool with a tiny LCD monitor that alerts you that the battery is down or the brush heads need replacing. It also has a timer attached to it so you can have the recommended 2 minute brush and the buzzer turns off after two minutes or whatever time you set it to stop.
It's a great toothbrush and if you don't have it, get it. It will save you loads on dentist bills and you you will have longer lasting teeth. I still see my dentist twice a year and ever since I started using this toothbrush, my dentist always commends me for having healthy , clean white teeth. It's worth the money, I can assure you of that.
=Oral-B Professional Care 600=
I brought this Oral B professional Care 600 from Amazon, and paid about £25.
The initial charge I left on for 24 hours to give the battery a good head start, since then, I find that it charges in about 8 hours, but there is a battery indicator light, that comes on when the toothbrush is charged.
Although this charges through electric, it is supplied with a 2 pin plug socket, so if you have a shaving socket you can use this, if not you need to buy a shaver adaptor that then plugs into the standard 3 pin plug and you can charge in any room.
I clean my teeth for about 2 minutes a time, twice a day and find that one charge lasts about 8 or 9 days,
The colour way is baby blue, pale pink, green all with a white trim, I have the pink and white colour way.
This can be purchased for between £25 and £30 and can be brought from a variety of retailers such as Amazon to Argos.
I was a bit disjointed to only find the one toothbrush element with the brush, I did hope that there would have been a 2nd one hiding in the box, but no such luck. You can buy replacement brush heads from Amazon very easily. As a rule of thumb it is recommended that you change your toothbrush every 6 months.
This was quite a lightweight toothbrush, compared to the last one I had (but that was about 10 years ago), the actual cleaning of the tooth feels nice, as the toothbrush has a good motion and is gentle on both the teeth and the gums.
Whilst I can understand that the toothbrush vibrates at 2 minutes, which I feel is a good idea, especially if you have teenagers using it, but it vibrates every 30 seconds, and to me that an unnecessary waste of the battery life.
The toothbrush head fits easily onto the base, and the actual head is about the size of a 5p, in a circular shape. It is a nice compact fit and is easy to move around your mouth. The toothbrush has only one speed, which is comfortable to use.
This is a good value entry level electric toothbrush, and would be ideal if you are making the transition from a manual toothbrush to an electric one.
I did get complimented from my dentist as my teeth had looked cleaner than on previous occasions and the gums were less inflamed, so I told him I had converted to an electric one.
This toothbrush is pretty much near to the basic level model of toothbrush in Braun's range, but this toothbrush offers everything you would want and more!
This is an excellent toothbrush nice and easy to hold its also waterproof so can be used in the shower and washed so that you can easily keep it clean. Performance is top notch and gives a very nice feeling to teeth which I have never got with manual brushing. This model has the original 'precision clean' head, this really helps in achieving cleanliness between the teeth.
More expensive toothbrushes higher up the range offer more options like LCD displays and a variety of toothbrush heads. When it comes to toothbrushes you don't really need these options, they seem pretty useless.The only feature on this toothbrush that I believe could have been added would be a sensitive option for people with sensitive teeth.
Overall really brilliant purchase! would recommend to anyone.
There are very few sights more pitiful than someone attempting to brush their teeth with an electric toothbrush that no longer works. That someone was me for a few days recently, once my existing Oral B electric toothbrush had expired.
How difficult can it be to choose a new toothbrush? A quick glance on the internet and I found the market in electric toothbrushes has grown since I bought my now lifeless Vitality.
Fortunately, wading through all the chaff stopped the instant I spied this toothbrush on the Superdrug website. I could of course saved some time and effort and simply bought another Vitality Precision toothbrush. For around £18 it isn't a bad toothbrush but then it isn't in a fetching pink colour like this one.
Aside from its pinkness, the Professional Care 600 pretty much covered all my bases and more importantly my teeth. I wanted one that's easy to use and clean, which is lightweight, and as suitable for going away as it is at home. Oh, and I was inclined to opt for one which uses the same Precision Clean brush head as the Vitality which I like and am comfortable using. Not much to ask then...
In the box I got...
.. the Professional care 600 handle, a Precision Clean brush head, a standard Oral B charging base unit to recharge the battery and the travel case.
~ Featureless? ~
If you want a toothbrush which comes complete with its own UV sanitiser unit, or feel you need feedback as to how well you're brushing your teeth via a wireless 'smart guide' then you will surely find this too basic. It suits me just fine though. It's at the lower end of what Oral B call a "£2.9 billion brushing market" meaning they could reasonably have got away with little or no frills, but credit to them they didn't entirely scrimp.
Like my old Vitality brush this pauses after two minutes, which is apparently the recommended time for brushing ones teeth. Unlike my old brush it also stutters slightly every 30 seconds, the idea being that you give each quarter of your mouth the same level of attention before moving on. This is an improvement for me as I'm sure I used to spend too much time focussing on just a few areas once the whirring of the brush head started me contemplating life and I lost track of time. Even better than using a manual brush as I'm sure back in the day I probably not only cleaned for far shorter than recommended but a good deal harder too, generally causing more damage to my teeth and gums.
Not content with one light on the handle which flashes green when it's charging, the Professional Care 600 has a second light which will flash red when the battery needs recharging. Much simpler than that of the guesswork needed to use the Vitality which simply got slower and less powerful until it ground to a halt, annoyingly nearly always mid use.
Don't be fooled by the name though. The 600 stands for, frankly, nothing. Neither do the others in the range from the 500 up to the 3000 aside from the higher the number the more frivolous features you can expect to find. The important part to note when choosing any electric brush is how fast it rotates and pulsates (yes, really). This is one step up from the Professional Care 500 toothbrush - the only difference is that this one rotates 8,800 times per minute compared to 7,600 times for the PC 500 model and pulsates a staggering 20,000 times. As for the Vitality, the Person Who Names Toothbrushes at Oral B must have a good sense of irony as there isn't even the tiniest flicker of a pulsation at all. It does stand its ground with the 500 on rotations though so all is right with the world.
~ Ease of use ~
Straight out of the box and I encountered my biggest bugbear with it. Or rather lack of. Not the fact that this brush should be charged for 17 hours prior to first using it, (which seems excessive unless you have the teeth of an enormous crocodile) but that nowhere on the tiny accompanying leaflet does it state how long it should be charged for initially. I only found that out some time after from the Oral B website. Fortunately they redeemed themselves by selling this already partly charged up, so after only a few hours it was good to go.
The charging unit is the small, no-frills one used for all their entry level brushes. It's easy to keep clean and compact enough to travel with. Some of the fancier brushes have a charger which can store four brushes. Ideal for a family at home maybe but not for travelling light. Perhaps my bathroom is hopelessly outdated, but we don't have a shaver socket at home. Not an issue generally but the charger is a 2 pin variety so if this is your first electric toothbrush you will also need to have a suitable adaptor.
The brush (the front half is pink with the back being white) is not so much easy to use but effortless, as teeth brushing should be. There are no confusing choices to make like which cleaning mode to use, just brush and go.
The power button needs a fairly firm finger to switch on or off, but that's fine as perhaps there's less chance of it going off accidentally when it's packed in my luggage.
The ridges above and beneath the power button are enough to get a good grip but also easy to keep free of toothpaste. It wasn't until I bought this one that I realised how icky the ridges of my Vitality brush were by comparison.
The handle is lightweight although the weight seems more distributed towards the base rather than evenly like my Vitality. Not a problem in use but the design which is fractionally bottom heavy makes this easier to balance than the Vitality if it wasn't kept on the charger.
The Precision clean brush head is predominantly white with disappointingly dark blue bristles. Disappointing because it clashes dreadfully with the lovely pinkness beneath it. The bristles, as they wear, go a lighter blue indicating the need to replace the head, roughly every three months. Looks aside, I really like this particular brush head. Thanks to it being small and round I can reach my back teeth far easier than the heads normally seen on manual brushes. It cleans my teeth well and the bristles are neither too hard to go near my gums or feel like they're scraping the enamel. I imagine this would be ideal for younger people still wearing braces too. If that doesn't suit you, then all the other Oral B brush heads can be used with this except the Sonic and Pulsonic ranges. These are twice the size and personally, not to my liking.
Overall, this toothbrush is so easy to use that my little pinkie resolutely refuses to have anything to do with it, and sticks out as if I'm a posh bird drinking a cup of tea.
~ Do I like it? ~
Blue is the colour...
.. of the bristles on the Precision Clean brush head (try saying that when you're tipsy!), which is the only real issue I have with this Professional Care package. While the colour blends nicely with the Vitality brush as it may well do with others, it doesn't really gel with mine. With each new brush head Oral B provide a little band in different colours to slip onto the brush head where it joins the brush. These are in case a couple - or an entire family - want to use just the one brush. In theory a good idea but in practice it proves fiddly and easy to forget to change the tiny bands. I don't know why Oral B can't simply make the bristles in a range of colours.
Nevertheless it still looks rather more modern than the Vitality toothbrush and whether its charging, on my windowsill or in its travel case it takes up no room at all.
..lightweight enough to use only holding it with three fingers and thumb (something I never cracked with a manual toothbrush). Neither does it feel cheap or tacky unless you equate pink with tack. An improvement would be to substitute the 2 pin charger for a 3 pin plug for the UK market but this is common with Philips toothbrushes as well.
More importantly, my teeth feel as if they've been thoroughly cleaned without my being too overzealous. Oral B state on the box that this will remove "up to" 100% more plaque than a regular manual toothbrush. Having used it for a few weeks now, I'm more inclined to think it's nearer the 100% than, say 5%. Aside from the plaque removal, I don't feel that I'm doing any long term damage by brushing too vigorously either.
What I do dislike is the cost of the replaceable heads. A pack of 4 generally costs around £16 in Boots and around £10 online if you were to shop at the Oral B store on Amazon.
Niggles aside, yes I like it.
~ Overall ~
I wanted a decent electric toothbrush which I could use at home with minimal fuss and this Professional Care fits the bill nicely. It's small enough to be travel friendly although I haven't been on holiday since buying it. Despite never having any problems with my old Vitality toothbrush switching on inadvertently in transit when I took it away, the travel case will no doubt prove more useful than having to find space in my toiletries bag like I usually do.
Having used an electric toothbrush for around four years now, I wouldn't go back to manually brushing. Ultimately though - and aside from your choice of toothpaste - dental care boils down to how long you brush for, how thorough you are and the kind of head on your toothbrush. Fancier toothbrushes - and some reach the dizzy heights of £200 - have other features which seem frivolous to me. Who really needs a bulky storage unit built into the charger base for four brush heads, or wants to check an lcd display when they're running late for work?
This is ideal for me and so it comes highly recommended. For those who have an issue with the pink colour, there is the standard PC 600 which might be more to your liking for a similar price but sans travel case.
Currently sold at various retailers for £24.95 which is half price, and in my opinion a steal.
I was bought this electric toothbrush for Christmas, although I already had one, it was getting old, I have had it 5 years! I never asked for this toothbrush, I just got given it by my brother! This is the Braun Oral-B Professional care rechargeable toothbrush which comes in a range of colours, I am reviewing the baby blue one. It also comes in green and pink. Looking on google at prices, it is currently selling at around £25-£30 on places like Amazon and Argos.
This is a good price for this toothbrush, I would have been happy to pay that if I had bought it myself. You only get one toothbrush head though, no spares with it. The first thing I noticed when going to use this toothbrush was how lightweight it is. It is so light, but does not feel flimsy. It feels good quality and well made still, but nice and light so your hand doesn't ache when brushing!
Electric toothbrushes are supposed to clean you teeth better than manual toothbrushes, and I have found this to be the case. I have owned an electric toothbrush for 5 years and when I go back to my manual toothbrush when I have forgotten to charge my electric one, you can definitely tell the difference. When I use this oral b toothbrush, it does definitely leave your teeth feeling cleaner and smoother than a normal manual one, however, noway near as good as my old one, although this cost three times the price of this oral b one. This toothbrush does clean your teeth well, and is comfortable to use, but you can tell its a cheap one.
The head that came with this toothbrush feels soft when it is cleaning my teeth and even feels soft on my gums, it is really gentle, but still cleans really fast and really well. You are supposed to clean your teeth for a minimum for 2 minutes and this toothbrush vibrates when 2 minutes is up. It also vibrates every 30 seconds, which I find annoying, but I think most do this as my old one did too. I usually clean mine for slightly longer than 2 minutes, and the battery on this toothbrush only seems to last me a week, and I have to recharge it again, which also takes a long time, I leave it on over night and it is done in the morning. It would be nice if the battery lasted a little longer than just a week. The toothbrush also has a light that comes on to show that it is ready to be recharged which is handy.
This tooth brush handle is baby blue, and white. The head which fixes onto the tooth brush handle is white, and the actual brush is a small circle about the size of a 5p. It is nice and small and feels comfortable in your mouth, and is easy to move about. This toothbrush looks really nice, even though it is cheap, it looks nice out in the bathroom. The head is a standard head, but you can get lots of different types of heads which fit this toothbrush you are not stuck using this head if you don't like it. Lots of oral b head fit this toothbrush. There is also only one speed on this toothbrush, which isn't too fast or too slow, it is a good speed to clean your teeth efficiently.
The toothbrush, like most other electric toothbrushes comes with a two pin plug to charge it, this is fine for me as I can plug it straight in my mirror in my bathroom which has a shaver adaptor in it, but you will have to buy a three pin adaptor to use this if you don't have one. The cord to charge it is rather short, but this is not a problem for me.
Overall, for a cheap electric toothbrush, it is nice to use, leaves your teeth clean, and it is so easy to use. I would recommend it if you are looking for a cheap one to try, I am happy with it, but from my experience it is definitely worth investing in a really expensive one, as you get such an amazing clean, which I don't feel with this one.
Short name: Oral-B 600