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Wow, I got this toothbrush as a Christmas present and it is my first electric toothbrush and it is so much easier than using a mom electric toothbrush as you keep having to replace those ever so often. With this you just have to plug it into the wall and within a few hours it's fully charged and it lasts for ages I love it, I've been using it religiously ever since December. Since I've had it I've defiantly noticed a big difference in the whiteness of my teeth and at my last dentist appointment I've needed no fillings as I usually need at least one lol. Before it was a bit boring using a standard toothbrush but this makes it a lot more exciting and especially easier as all you had to do it glide it over your teeth and it even lets you know when you've been brushing for 2 minutes how good is that! I just couldn't recommend it more, there's nothing bad I would say about it, the one before from oral b I had lasted well over 2 years andi could've still been using it now, I'm a happy customer!!
As a family we switched to using electric toothbrushes some time back, along with regular dentist appointments we find it a better way of caring for our teeth than manual brushes. This particular brush has a few more features than the 500 model and is a good choice if you are looking for a first brush. It does not have some of the features of more expensive brushes in the range, but plenty to keep your teeth clean and healthy. We have owned ours for about 10 months - I paid £40 for it, but I've seen it on offer for as little as £29. I think it is a good buy for the results that you can obtain with it which you can see and feel - you really do get that "dentist clean" feeling on your teeth every time with proper use.
Out of the box:
The brush comes with 2 brushes, one a standard one and the other a "floss action" brush that has plastic inserts on it. It also has a stand for charging which has two prongs on which you can store the interchangeable brushes - this you do not get with the model below. Other features it has compared to the entry level brush are 2 speeds and also a visible warning red light on its rear if you are brushing too hard for your gums. The plug included is of the two prong sort that fits a shaver socket, if you don't have this kind of plug an adapter for a standard British plug is around the £1 mark. When you first get the brush it has to be charged for 14 hours or so, as is normal with a a rechargeable battery, there is an LED on the base of the brush that flashes green when it is charging and also a red warning light which indicates when the battery is low. The instructions it comes with are comprehensive and easy to follow.
I find the brush pretty easy to use. Because the interchangeable heads are colour coded via a small removable plastic ring on their base, the brush is not restricted to one person's use. The brush is switched on by a soft press button on its front, this is pushed again if you with to slow the brush down for more delicate areas. As per dentist recommendations the brush makes it easy to clean your teeth for a full two minutes. There is no audible beep but after 30 seconds the brush judders to indicate that it is time to switch quadrants and at the end of brushing it judders for a more prolonged period to show that it is time to stop. You can feel the brush doing this, and after a while of using it, it becomes quite intuitive.
I find that the charge does hold quite well, for one person use a whole week as billed. I haven't found any noticeable deterioration in the battery strength in the time we have owned it. It's not particularly that loud, though when you first switch to an electric brush it does seem quite strange but I think the improved cleaning you get makes it well worth while. The brush cleans by rotating and pulsating and in my experience works really well. It's easy to recharge and keep clean because the body is waterproof (though you should never submerge the brush). The rubber finish on the brush, which is blue in the photo, makes it easy to hold the brush safely. It's not a particularly beautiful item to look at but it's well made and designed in my opinion.
I do, however, find the warning light a non essential feature in all honesty - the 500 (cheaper) model does something similar by stopping moving with vigorous brushing and it's pretty hard to actually light it anyway in my experience - it's a feature that I could live without. I do think though that it is good to have two speeds. I don't particularly like the flossing brush which I find a bit harsh (I would rather floss manually) so I tend to stick to the standard brushes which are pretty expensive, but not particularly more so than a manual toothbrush - they can be picked up for about £2 each. I haven't used the non-branded compatible brushes but these are a cheaper option.
Overall I would recommend this toothbrush. There is a lot of choice now in toothbrushes, all promising more and more selling points, you could pay more for another oral-b brush and get features like an LCD timer screen and more speeds of brushing, but I think that this brush is more than adequate and, as I said at the start it gets good results. Recommended and much better than a manual brush.
No matter how busy your lifestyle this toothbrush could suit anyones needs. This particular model is the 2000 which has two oscillation speeds (low and high). The brush cleans my teeth really well. I've owned it now for around three months and I must say I'm very pleased with the general performance of it. A full charge of my toothbrush takes around 13/14 hours but then lasts for at the very least a week - so very good battery life. However, after charging and discharging for a few more months I expect to see this battery life drop as with any rechargeable device. The only problem I can see (and it may be a fault with my charging dock) is that when the toothbrush isn't on the charger the charger is still warm (like when charging) so this uses electricity if left on continuously. The fact that mine also came with 2 replacement brush heads is really useful as they do tend to get a little softer over time and the replacement heads (if bought separately) can be quite expensive.
I love Oral B products and definitely believe they are one of the most trust worthy brands on the market. Not really any suprise that it is the worlds number one dentist recommended brand. I bought this brush on the recommendation of my dentist to improve cleaning the area between the teeth and gums. I was also just about to get a brace so I wanted to ensure a full and thorough cleaning routine.
I bought this brush on eBay for £35. At first it feels like a lot because you know that a standard tooth brush will cost you a £1. However if you have a browse at some of the other electric toothbrushes on the market they are priced at around £100! I would never spend this much on a tooth brush but I decided £30 was reasonable.
Upon receiving the brush it was easy to set up and worked well from the first moment. The package also came with two replacement heads which I thought was useful and would save me a bit of money buying extras.
The Professional Care 2000 brush claims to make gums healthier within 30 days, remove up to two times more plaque than a manual brush and provides cleaning technology for ultimate plaque removal. The brush is gentle on both teeth and gums and there is a pressure sensor makes the brush stop if it detects you are brushing too hard. At first its strange because you don't realise you are brushing hard but after a while you become more aware of it, so its good as it helps you brush at just the right pressure. It is also suitable for those with sensitive teeth as you can use the sensitive mode (personally I never used this so can't comment). There are two options in total the other being daily clean.
The one problem was that I didn't get the refreshed feeling after using this brush, I personally think the brush head is too small. Often I used the electric brush followed by my standard tooth brush to get that fresh just brushed feeling. After a couple of weeks I stopped using the electric tooth brush altogether because it was just too time consuming using both brushes in the morning.
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I have used both the 1000 model (lighter blue in colour) and this model. I personally would not pay extra for the 2000 model since there is no difference in general performance. This model has dual speed settings, useful if user has sensitive areas in the mouth as the higher speed may be too harsh, but since I do not suffer from this I have found I never use the slower speed setting.
Charge usually lasts me 2-3 days, brushing twice a day for 2-3mins, but after the first brush the power does decrease so I would advise charging after each use.
Pressure indicator is quite sensitive, I usually set it off at least once, but it is only a red flashing light so it doesn't affect the brushing experience.
HOWEVER I have found with both the 2000 and 1000 model that the charger breaks. This has happened to me 4 times now, and I have stupidly never kept the box and warranty card. I plug the charger into a wall socket through an adapter so this could be the cause (no shaver socket), but I would be interested to know if anyone else found this problem?
I few weeks back I started to have sensitive teeth as cold or hot water would cause immense pain and discomfort so I decided to visit the dentist. After getting a telling off from the dentist that I am not brushing my teeth correctly and that I needed a filling, I decided to invest in an electric tooth brush that will help protect my teeth more efficiently as i was getting slightly worried.
I looked at a couple on a of websites until I found and bought this electric tooth brush from the BOOTS website as it was on half price at £47.99.
So when I opened the packaging a discovered that the weight of this tooth brush is amazingly light and the colourful and ergonomic design was also better looking than the website picture. After charging it for 17 hours as stated on instructions I tested it to find it powerful yet not painful as the I found my self changing between the daily mode which is quite aggressive and the sensitive mode depending on how I felt.
A really nice feature of this tooth brush is the timer which makes short sounds every 30 seconds to remind you to brush all quarters of the mouth and a longer sound once the recommended 2 minutes are finished. But by far the best feature is the pressure sensor which lights up if you are brushing too hard. The battery life is also quite good because when fully charged it can last up to 6 days twice everyday for 2 minutes.
I have to be honest after using this brush my teeth sensitivity has decreased noticeably!!!!
DEFINITELY RECOMMEND TO ANYONE.
I was initially puzzled by this product as the re-charge device has no "holes" for the pins which you would normally expect, but by some electronic sleight of hand holes are not necessary. The re-charging just happens when rested on its plinth.
Very attractive in nice blue and white colours. Nice comfortable handle.
Easy of use:
A simple set of instructions written in excellent English unlike many products made overseas. The product can be very good but I have often found that the instructions are often written by someone whose first language is not English often leading to frustration and puzzlement.
Operation of device:
The toothbrush made a quietly comforting whirring noise as I somewhat hesitatingly began using it (this being the very first time I had used an automatic toothbrush). Once I got used to letting the machine brush my teeth, and stopped moving it up and down and from side to side as I would an ordinary toothbrush, the result was almost bliss. A genuine massage of the mouth as well as having my teeth cleaned
Almost sparkling teeth. And a fresh feeling in my mouth that I'd never before experienced. Excellent value for money.
These toothbrushes normally retail for about 30 to 50 pounds and you can buy the disposable heads which aren't very expensive using a manual brush doesn't get everywhere in your mouth I know there less expensive but pay good money for quality and that's what this toothbrush provides,I would recommend this to friends and family as it works and gets everywhere and using oral b toothpaste creates an even better effect on your mouth as oral b is a very good product as I know people who have been using these products for years and they have never been disappointed.you can buy them virtually anywhere from super markets (tesco,Asda,sainsburys) to online from (amazon,eBay,etc) so there not hard to find well recommended from me .
I normally use a manual toothbrush as I find them cheaper to use and replace. I've used electric toothbrushes in the past but always thought they were really dear to buy so haven't bought one for a good few years. I spotted it on offer in Boots a while back on a half price offer, was £79.99 now £40.00. I thought this was a really good offer as it was really expensive to start with and not so bad afterwards. I assumed it'd be good quality as it's Braun which is a brand that's well known and that I've used in the past.
When looking at electrical toothbrushes, I have to admit they all look rather similar. Aside from the price differences I can't really tell the difference between the minor functions they peform.
The brush itself looks pretty similar to most electric toothbrushes. It's got a long, thick blue and white handle with the on and off switch on and a thinner removable head ontop. The brush is a nice size so fits perfectly in your hand. The head of the brush is changeable so you dont' have to replace the whole brush, just the heads when they're worn out.
The toothbrush comes with two different heads in the box, a precision clean brush head and a floss action brush head. I tend to stick with the precision brush head as it looks more like a normal toothbrush head. I find this is quite easy to use and the heads are really easy to swap over, just pull it off and pop the other one on.
The brush has two different speed settings, normal daily clean and sensitive. The sensitive mode is used for people with sensitive teeth and gums. I tend to use the normal setting as I don't usually suffer with sensitive teeth or gums but I've tried the other mode because, well it just has to be done doesn't it. Dentists recommend that you clean your teeth for two minutes, morning and evening. The toothbrush comes with a times on it which lasts for two minutes. It buzzes every thirty seconds to tell you to move to another quarter of your mouth which I thought was a problem at first, it keeping on buzzing until I realised what it was, then I thought it was a really good idea. It helps you to evenly clean your teeth and helps avoid missing spots out when you're reminded to move around. I tend to clean my teeth one at a time, hovering the brush over the tooth and letting it clean it for me when I've got time. When I'm in a rush, it's a quick 2 minutes whiz around my mouth.
I have to say what I've read in other reviews about turning the brush on before you put it in your mouth. This isn't smart and is something I've done on more than one occasion, you end up wearing the toothpaste as does your sink and mirror so I highly recommend switching it on once it's safely in your mouth!
There's a little light indicator on the front of the brush telling you how much battery it has left. Mine's always full as I leave it on charge throughout the night and take it off in the morning when I brush my teeth. The brush comes with a little white base that you can prop the brush onto to charge. It's good that the brush isn't left lying down or squished into the pot with the manual toothbrushes although the base is quite flimsy. Also, you need to buy a two-pin adaptor plug if you don't have a socket in your bathroom which is something a lot of people forget about. They're not too expensive and can be bought from Asda and Boots. I was lucky that my bathroom had one in as I hadn't even thought about it.
I use this brush with whatever toothpaste I'm using at the time, usually a colgate toothpaste. I wet the brush, add a pea sized amount of toothpaste and clean my teeth individually. I tend to put a little more focus into the front teeth as these are the most visible ones. When I've got time I'll rinse with mouthwash after brushing and I must say my mouth is left feeling lovely and clean. When looking at my teeth after brushing, they appear cleaner and I can't see any plaque or tiny bits of food (Sorry, gross, I know!) which means the brush is working effectively.
I haven't had any problems with the brush in the couple of months I've used it. I've cleaned it once or twice, just the handle and bass and ensuring there's no leftover toothpaste on the head which is quick and easy to do.
I feel the only downside to this brush is the price of the heads to buy. Boots sell them at £16.49 for 4 heads which is really dear, especially if more than one person in the household uses an electric brush. Having a snoop online, they're around the £11 mark on amazon which is a bit cheaper but you still have to pay delivery so you're probably better off shopping around in stored like Asda and Boots to see if they have any offers on them.
Overall, I like this toothbrush a lot. It works well and is really simple to use. I rarely change the settings on it so think the amount of features is perfect as any more would probably go to waste anyway. It is expensive so I would definitely recommend that you wait for it to go on offer as I'm sure it will again. Since using the toothbrush I can't say I have a hollywood smile or anything but my teeth feel cleaner and my oral hygiene seems generally better, probably because I actually brush for a full two minutes twice a day now where before I just guessed. Definitely worth the money, sorry manual brushes!
I've bought this electric toothbrush after being recommended by my dentist. I never had an electric toothbrush before this one, so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. To be honest, I always took good care of my teeth, and I don't know how did I survive without one, I'm really impressed.
I was really impressed, the vibration is good and not at all excessive. After brushing my teeth, they feel completely clean. The brush that came with it is very good, it's not aggressive in my gums, and it reaches everywhere. It's really easy to assemble and very instinctive to use, no major technological knowledge needed. The battery lasts for ages, I think when I bought mine, it lasted for 1 week.
I've bought mine in a half price sale, in a supermarket (ASDA or Sainsbury's, not quite sure) but it's worth the full price, I totally recommend. Always look on Amazon as well, they're often on sale.
When the time came to replace my electric toothbrush I decided to go for oral b again as this was the previous brand I had used and there were plenty of half price offers on oral b around at the time. The charger for this toothbrush is a lot more compact and less clumsy than the previous charger I had and the handle seems more ergonomically designed to fit into the contours of your hand. The main distinguishing features of this toothbrush are the timer and the pressure sensor. The timer vibrates a little every 30 seconds to let you know it is time to move on to the next quadrant of your mouth and then it vibrates more obviously when 2 minutes have passed so that you know you have spent the recommended amount of time brushing. This is a really useful feature to help you clean your teeth thoroughly but on the occasions I have felt my teeth weren't quite sparkling clean and continued to brush a little longer it has eaten into the next two minutes of use ie it doesn't seem to reset itself to start counting for two minutes again but continues from where you left off. The pressure sensor is a little confusing for me. The manufacturers leaflet says that the vibration of the toothbrush will change when too much pressure is applied with the toothbrush but i have not found any amount of pressure to alter the vibrations. The battery light flashes red when the toothbrush needs charging, although this seems a little unnecessary as it becomes quite obvious that the battery is depleted as the toothbrush slows down. Although the toothbrush came with its own toothbrush heads, almost any variety of the oral b toothbrush head,including the sensitive ones, can be attached to it. I would recommend this toothbrush as it does give a lovely clean feeling after brushing and the timer does help you feel like you have brushed thoroughly!
Bought this after dentist advised I should use an electric toothbrush. This is my first electric toothbrush. It takes a bit of getting used to - how you hold it, and how it vibrates against your teeth. But simple to use. It buzzes every 30 seconds to let you know to move on to the next quadrant of your mouth, and then does intermittent buzzing after 2 minutes to signify you can stop brushing. This I find very handy. The pressure indicator is also a nice touch - a big bright red light on the toothbrush lights up if you apply too much pressure on your teeth/gums to warn you. It sits comfortably on a small stand that it comes with, which also doubles up as the charging point - you could also put the toothbrush in a normal holder if big enough, and then just sit it on its stand when it needs charging. The base needs wiping every couple of days if that's where you store the toothbrush. Toothbrush is easy to grip, and easy to operate. Mine is baby blue and I couldn't find any other colours to choose from. Charging I do overnight every 5-7 days which is sufficient to last 2 brushes a day. The brush heads come off very easily. I like that the brush head is smaller than on other electric toothbrushes that I looked at. My teeth feel very smooth and clean after little effort using this toothbrush.
I have never used an electric tootbrush before and have stuck the the old conventional method of maunally brushing my teeth ever since I was a child. It was a friend who suggested I try using an electric model as she noticed considerable difference in both appearance and sensitivity of her teeth.
Not knowing much about them i picked this one mainly by random and due to the price, which in my opinion is extremly reasonable!
Firstly the Oral-B Professional Care 2000 Electric Toothbrush is in comparison to manual brushing, considerably more gentle on your teeth and gums.
The Pressure sensor built in allows for a much more comfortable brush period with the bristles gliding over the teeth much more coherently.
The Professional Care 2000 Electric Toothbrush brushing action ensures that each individual tooth is thoroughly cleaned with the bristles reaching into areas which are hard to get to in comparison to a manual brush.
The 2-minute timer is a great feature, letting you know when you've reached your recommended brushing time. Would also be a good way of teaching kids to brush for the right time!
It comes with different brushing heads allowing for more than one person to use the brush simply by switching the heads around.
Overall after about 3 weeks of using the electric brush, it is fair to say i have noticed a considerable difference in comparison to using a maual brush. My teeth feel clean for longer and do seem to be whiter. Though this could be assisted further by the toot paste which i was using. But all in all, a strong recommendation for this product.
I have always used a manual toothbrush, and have never had any problems with this. I'm proud to say that I've reached the grand old age of 33 and have not needed any fillings or dental work to date. On recent visits to the dentist, however, I have been advised of plaque building up in certain areas of my teeth, and she advised me to perhaps try an electric toothbrush.
==Why Oral B 2000?==
I chose the Oral B Professional Care for 2 reasons : firstly, the brand. Oral B has a great reputation and is one of the first brands that come to mind when thinking of dental accessories. I have relatives that use electric toothbrushes and flossers by Oral B and they have all been impressed.
The second reason I picked this toothbrush was the price - it was on a special promotional half price offer at Argos, reduced from £80 to £40. I wouldn't have paid the higher price for it as no matter how good the reputation as I think £80 for a toothbrush is too much to spend - especially when I've managed just fine up to press with my £1.99 manual brush!
==How it works and features==
The toothbrush needs to stand on its charger for about 12 hours prior to use, to ensure it's fully charged. A small button controls the head of brush which makes it oscillate, rotate and pulsate, in an aim to reduce twice as much plaque as a standard toothbrush. I was impressed by the way that it lets you know if you're pressing on too hard - it can be tempting to do so as I think it is more difficult to tell how much pressure you're applying with this instrument. It's just a very subtle buzz that can be heard/felt rather than an alarm type noise!
It also features a 2 minute timer to ensure that you're brushing your teeth for an adequate time. I found this a good feature although I didn't feel the need to make use of it. I can imagine it would be useful for a rushing younger generation or to anyone who finds brushing their teeth a chore.
A tiny, discreet light on the handle flashes red when the brushs is close to needing charging again. I found this to be a very helpful little extra as it gives warning, rather than the brush simply cutting out mid-use. As soon as the light comes on, I return the brush to its base overnight, then it is ready for use again in the morning. It does take up to 12 hours to fully re-charge but this gives a full 30 minutes of powerful use. That may not sound much, but 2 minutes per day, twice a day, equates to a full week of use without charging.
I've been using this Oral B for about 6 weeks now and overall I am impressed with the results. After cleaning, my teeth feel much smoother under-tongue than they previously did - a similar feeling to visiting the dental hygienist, but without the pain or saliva filled mouth! The knowledge that my teeth are getting the best clean possible puts my mind at rest, plus at least the dentist will be pleased that I took her advice!
My teeth could possibly be a subtle shade lighter than they were too. Admittedly, this may be all in my mind due to the fact that they feel cleaner, it's difficult to tell, but it certainly does its job.
In my opinion, there are no major drawbacks. As to be expected with an electrical appliancxe, it does make some noise whilst in use. I don't find 2 minutes buzzing a huge problem though - living with 2 children, a dog and a cat means I'm used to a bit of background noise!
The only other tiny bug-bear is that it comes with 2 separate brush head - one standard and one for sensitive teeth. Personally, I would have found it more helpful if it had come with 2 standard heads as I won't use the other one. Likewise, I'm sure anyone with sensitive teeth would prefer 2 sensitive brush heads - I'm sure it's more unlikely someone will want one of each. I guess the main benefit of this is that, if the user is unsure of which type is best, they can test both and then buy the appropriate refills.
In summary, the toothbrush is effective, works well and has a good range of features. However, even though this was onn special offer when I bought it, I still feel it may have been unnecessary to spend £40 on this, when perhaps a lesser known brand of electric toothbrush could have given the same results at a fraction of the price.
Having said that, I will get my moneys worth out of this one, hence the value is good.
I bought this toothbrush when it was on offer in Boots for £40, I purchased two one for myself and one for my partner. He had always used electric toothbrushes and needed a replacement as he had a faulty battery. I had never used one and was getting one on my partners recommendation.
I purchased this one when it was on offer that is the main reason I chose it, my partner had said Oral B was good (his previous one was Oral B and had lasted for years). I thought the price was very good for an electronic toothbrush, it was nearly half price. On Amazon this toothbrush is £79.99 but at the moment is reduced down to £38.73.
This product comes with two interchangeable brush heads, one precision clean brush head, and one floss action brush head. It is rechargeable (charger etc included) it has two modes which are daily clean and sensitive and suppose to give naturally whiter teeth in 21 days. It includes features like 3D Cleaning (pulsates, oscillates and rotates) to remove twice as much plaque as an ordinary manual toothbrush, and it pulsates 40,000 times per minute and rotates 8800 times per minute.
This brush also includes a pressure sensor that lights up when you are pressing too hard, and a 2 minute timer that tells you how long you have brushed. This brush is great, obviously used every morning and evening and I have seen such an improvement, my teeth look whiter and feel cleaner (like the adverts where you run your tongue across your teeth :D).
The timer is great, I never really realised how long I was suppose to be brushing for, it also lets you know when you have been using for 30 seconds, 60 seconds and 90 seconds so you can change to a different quarter of your mouth each time. Battery lasts ages, although most of the time I leave it on charge (on the stand) after any use. The charger is nice, stands the tooth brush up while charging and I am very happy with it.
All in all would recommend to anyone who has used one in the past or someone who still uses a "manual" toothbrush. Easy to use, easy to clean and keep tidy, charges quickly and lasts for ages. All round I definitely feel an improvement!
Keep dental discomfort at bay and visits to the dentist infrequent with the help of this advanced Oral-B Professional Care 2000 Electric Toothbrush ! Removing up to 2x more plaque than conventional manual brushing, the Oral-B ProfessionalCare 2000 Electric Toothbrush is nevertheless gentle on your teeth and gums, with a built-in pressure sensor helping to provide a comfortable clean! The Professional Care 2000 Electric Toothbrush uses a 3D brushing action, which ensures that each individual tooth is thoroughly cleaned, and reaches into areas which are hard to get to with a manual brush / There's also a 2-minute timer to let you know when you've reached your recommended brushing time, as well as a choice between daily and sensitive cleaning modes / Restore your smile and keep on top of your dental hygiene by choosing this highly effective Oral-B Professional Care 2000 Electric Toothbrush ! Technical information Type of brush Electric toothbrush Speed 2 Clock timer function Yes, 2 minute timer Other functions Pressure sensor Included accessories 2 brush heads Colours Blue & white / Short name: Oral-B 2000