Product Type: Oral-B electric toothbrushes
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Oral-B Pulsonic Slim Toothbrush
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Oral-B Pulsonic Slim Toothbrush
Advantages: Light and Slimline.
Disadvantages: Doesn't whiten teeth and is extortionate in price.
My old electric toothbrush was on its last legs and I mentioned it to my mum and then lo and behold, guess what Santa brought me this year? Yup, one of these babies. I actually felt a little annoyed at my mum for buying it when I saw the cost of it as I thought that that was a rather excessive price for a toothbrush. Argos is currently selling it for £70!
The first thing I noticed when I took it out the box was how small, slim and light it was. Most electric toothbrushes, my last one included, are rather chunky affairs but this one isn't much bigger than your average normal toothbrush and was wonderfully light in my hand. The charger was nice and petite, too, and looked relatively aesthetically pleasing, as far as chargers go. The brush slotted into it neatly and is supported through charging. This was another improvement on my last toothbrush which sort of balanced on a spike on the charger to charge but tended to be easily wobbled at the slightest touch and was always falling off and hitting the ground which isn't too hygenic for a toothbrush! This one, however, is very secure with really no chance of that happening without a hard knock.
As with most of these devices, you'll need to ensure you have a shaver adaptor to charge it with as this doesn't come with the product and is needed to connect the product to the mains electricty supply.
So what was the brushing experience like?
Well at first I was really pleased with how it felt in my hand. As I said, it is really light and slim and so feels a bit odd at first as I was used to a chunky electric toothbrush. The brush head isn't round like some other brushes and so doesn't move rotationally. It is meant to provide 27, 000 vibrations a minute to clean your teeth but it didn't feel as thought it was vibrating as much as my old brush even though it was fully charged. It has two settings: the default setting when you switch it on which is your bog standard setting, or if you press the on button once more, it'll go to a sensitive setting for those with sensitive mouths or those who want to use a more sensitive setting for say the gum area. This is a bonus for me as my dentist is always telling me I'm brushing too hard and damaging my gums.
Another nice feature is the fact that it pauses slightly every 30 seconds of brushing and then after 2 minutes pauses longer. This doesn't interrupt your brushing but makes you aware of how long you are brushing for and when you have reached the recommended two minutes mark.
It is meant to provide you with whiter teeth by the precision bristles wiping off stains but I must say that I haven't seen any difference in the whiteness of my teeth while using it, so I'm not sure this is a believable claim.
Two types of head are available for this brush: the ordinary head as in the picture and a precision one for hard to reach areas. I've only used the former, though, so can't comment on the precision brush.
One thing that is nice about this brush is that it is easy to keep clean. My old brush had lots of nooks and crannies that water and toothpaste seemed to get stuck in and you had to get out cotton buds to clean it. Toothpaste also tended to dry in and harden at the base of the brush head unless you carefully cleaned it after brushing but with this brush you only need to quickly rinse it like you would a normal toothbrush to keep it clean.
It is the nicest electric toothbrush I've ever used but I don't think it lives up to all its claims and also, I don't think it is worth the price tag, especially when you have to also shell out an extra £10 for every 2 fresh heads you buy for it and no spares come free with the brush.
Summary: A slimline electric toothbrush.
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