Pros: Regarding the quality of teeth cleaning, Oral-B is a great buy for the money. These electric toothbrushes are recommended as a world market leader and they really do the job well. They are easy to use, nicely fit in the hand and have long lasting batteries.
Cons: There aren’t a lot of cons here. However, brush heads are a bit bigger, so some people with really small mouth could have problems. And they are also slightly louder.
So you have no experience with electric toothbrushes but willing to give it a go? This could pretty surely be your starting one.
Overall, Oral-B 1000 toothbrush is very simple and this is reflected in the price, which is really low. You can have it for about $26 only. That’s almost nothing for an electric toothbrush, don’t you think?
Of course, right now you are probably arguing about its quality. When it is so cheap, it can’t be good, hmm? That could sound reasonable. But actually, not this time. All of the toothbrushes from Oral-B Professional Care series (including Oral-B 1000) are at highest quality possible. The reason why this one is almost literally an order of magnitude cheaper is that there are more sophisticated models with some fancy features people who just switched from manual toothbrush simply don’t need. You are just finding out whether electric toothbrush suits your needs, so why should you spend hundreds of dollars before you know.
The 1000 model is available on the market for several years and has plenty of satisfied users. There is no reason for you to not be one of them!
Another electric toothbrush from Professional Care family is Oral-B 3000, a bit more advanced model than the previous one. Actually, the differences between this toothbrush and the cheaper alternative Oral-B 1000 are not as big as it could be according its price, which is around $70 (yet still fairly lower than prices of high-end models).
It has 3 brushing modes (in comparison to the cheaper model, which has only one). These are normal, mode for sensitive teeth and polish. There is no farther detailed information about them, so I am a bit skeptical as it could be just a matter of marketing. A good feature is the visual pressure indicator that lights up when you brush too hard.
The 3000 is without doubts a decent toothbrush, but the brushing technology it uses is exact the same as the 1000 works with and the added value is rather low. To be honest, considering this fact, I would quite certainly recommend buying the 1000 model instead of this.
With some extra functionality, a slightly more expensive model is Oral-B 4000. People that use this toothbrush say that the feeling after brushing their teeth with it is nearly the same as when they just leave the dentist’s office.
It has all features of previous models and adds one additional cleaning mode. The professional timer helps you to brush your teeth for a proper time period. It signalizes every 30 seconds with a sound and also alerts you hard brushing. Furthermore, a fully charged battery last up to 10 days (2 minute brushing, 2 times a day).
One small disadvantage is the 4000 is a little bit louder, but most people agree that it’s not such a big deal and you will get used to it very quickly.
Overall, it fits well in the hand and is very easy to use. For a little less than $80 this toothbrush is really good choice.
Finally, here we have the most technologically advanced Professional Care series’ toothbrush, the 5000 model. It comes with five cleaning modes that should meet everyone needs, and a wireless SmartGuide to help maximize your brushing performance. The main advantage is so called deep cleaning, which is said to remove up to 99.7% of plague, even from areas that are hard to reach with a normal toothbrush.
Pressure sensors prevent you from brushing too hard as pulsations stop automatically. The effective cleaning between teeth is accomplished with the FlossAction technology, and brush head’s perfect design allows it to surround each tooth individually for best cleaning possible.
Oral-B 5000 shows you when the bristles fade away and the head should be replaced, so the quality of brushing won’t decrease over time.
If you take brushing your teeth and oral health seriously, this electric toothbrush is a must buy. All in all, it’s definitely worth the $110 or so you’ll spend on it.