Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Power Toothbrushes: Compare


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Pros
Has a pressure sensor that stops pulsations when you're brushing too hard; triple action brush provides a great cleaning; 2-minute timer and pacer; includes portable SmartPlug charger and travel case; toothbrush automatically alerts you when you are 10 days away from needing a replacement brush head, and brush head also has Indicator® bristles fade as another reminder to replace your brush head every 3 months
Good at removing plaque in hard-to-reach places and along gum line; built-in UV Brush Head Sanitizer; includes portable charger and travel case; 2-minute timer and pacer; Compact brush head good size for kids; includes 3 different brush head color rings so you can share with family members; has an easy-start program that gradually increases power over first 14 uses to help you ease into the Sonicare experience
Inexpensive; easy to travel with; some models come with a timer feature
Cons
Expensive (but it seems like there are good discounts/rebates out there); some reviewers felt the brush head was too big and cumbersome when compared to Sonicare
Expensive; doesn't have sensors to tell you if you are brushing too hard
Some complaints about toothbrush having problems holding a charge; doesn't have different brushing modes like higher prices models; some complaints about design flaws
Type
Rechargeable
Rechargeable / Sonic
Rechargeable
Price (MSRP)
$100 - $130
$170 - $190
$19
Warranty
2-Year Limited Warranty and 60-Day Satisfaction Guarantee
2-Year Limited Warranty
1-Year Limited Warranty
Cleaning Technology
It features a triple action brush head that rotates, oscillates and pulses. It provides 40,000 pulsations and 8,800 oscillations per minute.
It features sonic technology, which pushes water and toothpaste in between teeth and slightly under the gum line for a deeper cleaning. The brush head delivers up to 31,000 strokes per minute.
It features oscillating cleaning technology that delivers 7,600 oscillations per minute.
Cleaning Modes
It features 4 cleaning modes including Daily Clean, Sensitive, Whitening and Deep Clean.
It features 5 cleaning modes including Clean, Sensitive, Massage, Refresh and Gum Care.
It only offers 1 cleaning mode.
Brush Head Options
It comes with 3 brush heads including the Oral-B FlossAction, the Oral-B Pro White and the Oral-B Sensitive. There are also 6 additional brush heads that fit the wand (sold separately) including the Oral-B Precision Clean, the Oral-B Dual Clean, the Oral-B Power Tip, the Oral-B Ortho, the Oral-B Braces Care Essentials and the Oral-B Tongue Freshener.
It comes with 2 brush heads including the ProResults Standard (daily, all-around cleaning) and the ProResults Compact (more focused clean /cleaning hard-to-reach places). There are also 3 additional brush heads that fit the wand sold separately including the EasyClean, HealthyWhite and Xtreme brush heads.
It only comes with the Oral-B Precision Clean brush head. However, there are 8 additional brush heads that fit the wand (sold separately) including the Oral-B FlossAction, the Oral-B Pro White, the Oral-B Sensitive, the Oral-B Dual Clean, the Oral-B Power Tip, the Oral-B Ortho, the Oral-B Braces Care Essentials Pack and the Oral-B Tongue Freshener.
Timer
Yes, the toothbrush has a 2-minute timer, and, every 30 seconds, it will signal with a "stuttering sound", so you can keep track of how long you've been brushing a certain area of your mouth.
Yes, the toothbrush features a 2-minute Smarttimer and Quadpacer. Every 30 seconds, the Quadpacer will signal that it is time to move on to the next quadrant of your mouth.
Certain models emit a pulsating signal after 2 minutes of brushing to indicate the end of the recommended brushing time.
Pressure Sensor
It has built-in pressure sensors that stop the toothbrush to alert you when you are brushing too hard.
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Sanitizer
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It features a built-in UV brush head sanitizer that kills up to 99% of bacteria and viruses on the brush head in only 10 minutes (E coli, S. mutans and Herpes simplex).
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Power Source
It has a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 10 days (~20 brushes) between charges. There is also a charge-level display to show how much of the battery is drained.
It has a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 3 weeks (~42 brushes) between charges. There is also an illuminated icon to show how much of the battery is drained.
It has a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 5 days (~10 brushes) between charges.
Product Design
It comes in silver and white and has an illuminated display panel in chrome. It also has with an ergonomically-designed handle for a comfortable hold.
It comes in white with soft sky blue accents/grip, and it has an illuminated display panel in chrome. It also has an ergonomically-designed handle with rubber grip and an angled brush head to get hard-to-reach plaque.
It comes in blue and white or green and white with an ergonomically-designed wand
Change Brush Head Notification
It has Indicator® bristles that gradually fade in color to remind you to replace your brush head every 3 months. The toothbrush will also signal 10 days before you need to replace your brush head.
It has blue reminder bristles on the brush head that gradually fade to remind you to replace your brush head every 3 months.
It has Indicator® bristles that gradually fade in color to remind you to replace your brush head every 3 months.
 
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