Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Power Toothbrushes: Compare


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Pros
Inexpensive; removes more plaque than manual toothbrush; timer and quadrant technology
Inexpensive; easy to travel with; some models come with a timer feature
Cons
Limited brush head options
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)
$25 - $30
$19
Warranty
N/A
1-Year Limited Warranty
Cleaning Technology
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.
It features oscillating cleaning technology that delivers 7,600 oscillations per minute.
Cleaning Modes
It features 2 cleaning modes including maximum clean or gentle massage.
It only offers 1 cleaning mode.
Brush Head Options
It only comes with 1 replaceable brush head.
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 timer that lights and pulses every 30 seconds to indicate when 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
N/A
N/A
Power Source
It has a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 5 days (~10 brushes) between charges.
It has a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 5 days (~10 brushes) between charges.
Product Design
It comes in red and white or blue and white with an ergonomically-designed handle for easy grip and control.
It comes in blue and white or green and white with an ergonomically-designed wand
Change Brush Head Notification
It has Color Wearâ„¢ bristles that gradually fade to help remind you to change your brush head every 3 month.
It has Indicator® bristles that gradually fade in color to remind you to replace your brush head every 3 months.
 
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