Thursday, December 13, 2018

Power Toothbrushes: Compare


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Pros
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; removes more plaque than manual toothbrush; timer and quadrant technology
Cons
Expensive; doesn't have sensors to tell you if you are brushing too hard
Limited brush head options
Type
Rechargeable / Sonic
Rechargeable / Sonic
Price (MSRP)
$170 - $190
$25 - $30
Warranty
2-Year Limited Warranty
N/A
Cleaning Technology
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 micro-sweeping and advanced sonic technology. The brush head delivers up to 16,000 precision micro-sweeps per minute, while the sonic technology works by pushing water and toothpaste in between teeth and slightly under the gum line for a deeper cleaning.
Cleaning Modes
It features 5 cleaning modes including Clean, Sensitive, Massage, Refresh and Gum Care.
It features 2 cleaning modes including maximum clean or gentle massage.
Brush Head Options
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 1 replaceable brush head.
Timer
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.
Yes, the toothbrush features a 2-minute timer that lights and pulses every 30 seconds to indicate when it is time to move on to the next quadrant of your mouth.
Pressure Sensor
N/A
N/A
Sanitizer
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).
N/A
Power Source
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 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 red and white or blue and white with an ergonomically-designed handle for easy grip and control.
Change Brush Head Notification
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 Color Wearâ„¢ bristles that gradually fade to help remind you to change your brush head every 3 month.
 
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