Thursday, May 24, 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; easy to travel with; some models come with a timer feature
Cons
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 / Sonic
Rechargeable
Price (MSRP)
$170 - $190
$19
Warranty
2-Year Limited Warranty
1-Year Limited Warranty
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 oscillating cleaning technology that delivers 7,600 oscillations per minute.
Cleaning Modes
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 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 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
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 blue and white or green and white with an ergonomically-designed wand
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 Indicator® bristles that gradually fade in color to remind you to replace your brush head every 3 months.
 
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