Which Oral-B Electric Toothbrushes Is Right For Me?
Over the years electric toothbrushes have developed a ton of new features. With my professional experience in dental hygiene I have seen patients to prefer go back to basics. On the other hand patients just want a to find a reliable electric toothbrush that does the job well.
This is where the Oral-B White Pro 1000 comes in to place. At its core, it’s a very simple electric toothbrush. It only comes in one color, with one mode, and does not have any of the other Oral-B features such as Positional Direction or SmartRing. Even though the White Pro 1000 may seem lackluster compared to its more feature-packed brethren, this electric toothbrush still carries the essentials to make sure your getting a great clean every time. It still has Oral-B’s replaceable brush heads, which means you can use a wide array of brush heads depending on your needs. It still has a two-minute timer which alerts you to when you should switch to brushing to another area. Also has a pressure sensor to warn you if you’re applying excessive pressure. It still has an indicator by the base which alerts you if you need to recharge the battery.
The Oral-B Pro 5000 sits somewhere between the Pro 1000 and the Pro 7500. While it’s not as basic as the Pro 1000, With the Oral-B Pro 5000, this electric toothbrush comes with the usual features you’d expect from Oral-B. It has a 2-minute timer which lets you know if you should switch to another area in your mouth. It uses exchangeable brush heads so you can find the perfect brush heads for your needs. It has a visible pressure sensor which will alert you if you’re applying excessive pressure on your toothbrush. And it still has Bluetooth syncing with the free Oral-B app available on any smartphone. Compared to the Pro 7500, the Pro 5000 can only hold 11 days of charge as compared to the Pro 7500’s 14 days. It also lacks the customizable SmartRing and comes with a very basic case instead of a premium one.
The Oral-B 7000 Smart Series is an electric toothbrush created by Oral-B in partnership with Braun (a well-known German appliance company). The experts at Oral-B created a specially designed brush head for their electric toothbrushes: The CrossAction brush head. It has bristles angled at 16 degrees and cleans up to 500% more plaque than a manual toothbrush. Besides the CrossAction brush head, the package also comes with a 3D White brush head and a Sensitive brush head.
The 7000 series boasts of 6 different brushing modes designed to tackle different needs for your teeth. Daily Clean is the go-to setting for everyday brushing. Deep Clean is for those times where you need to clean those harder to reach areas in your mouth.
Gum Care gives your gums a lovely massage to promote gum health. Sensitive brush head is for those with sensitive gums and teeth who are unable to use the other options as they may cause inflammation or bleeding.
White Cleaning, when paired with the 3D White brush head, is focused on whitening your teeth. Finally, Tongue Cleaning helps scrape off leftovers on your tongue that can cause bad breath.
The Oral-B 7000 also comes with pressure sensitive technology. The toothbrush will actually light up if it detects that you’re applying too much pressure on your teeth and gums. The included charger also doubles as a stand and dock for your toothbrush.
Another entry into this list from Oral-B is the Pro 7500. Once again, this model is made in collaboration with Braun. As its number says, the Pro 7500 sits somewhere between its fellow Oral-B products, the 7000 SmartSeries and the 8000 Genius (both of which I reviewed earlier).
It comes with the usual Oral-B features which you should be familiar by now. An interchangeable brush head to allow you to customize to your needs. A customizable SmartRing which alerts you if you’re applying too much pressure on your teeth.
And a Smartphone integration system via Bluetooth which allows you to track your habits through the free Oral-B app.
It also boasts 5 different brushing modes, which when used with the interchangeable brush heads, gives a wide array of cleaning options for your teeth, gums, and tongue, combined with a handy in-handle timer that pulses every 30 seconds to remind you to switch to another area in your mouth.
While it doesn’t have the LCD timer included in the 7000 SmartSeries, it has a better battery life to make up for it (14 days between charging compared to the 10 days of the SmartSeries). It also comes in 4 different colors, which adds a nice touch of personalization.
The Oral-B Genius Pro 8000 is the next step in Oral-B’s electric toothbrush line. As with the Oral-B 7000 Smart Series (which I reviewed earlier), this electric toothbrush is also made in collaboration with Braun.
It carries over the same 6 settings from the 7000 Smart Series (Daily Clean, Sensitive, Gum Care, Deep Clean, Tongue Cleaner and Whitening). So, if you’re familiar with using them, you’ll have no problems picking up where you left off with the 7000. It supports an additional kind of brush head: the Power Tip. Also its traveling case charges not only charge your electric toothbrush but also your phone as well. The battery also lasts a lot longer, with the Genius Pro 8000 being able to hold 14 days of charge compared to the 7000 Smart Series’ 10 days..
The biggest difference is that the Genius Pro 8000 has ‘Positional Direction’. Simply pair your electric toothbrush with your phone, put your phone on the included mount, and brush away.
Using innovative technology your smartphone will actually alert you if you’ve missed an area. Using this feature you can be certain that you’re brushing your whole mouth thoroughly, for that dentist-clean feeling everytime.