Oral B Professional Care 1000
Review By Barry Lumsden
Oral B is the most popular oral health care brand on the market and is at the forefront of electric toothbrush technology. It seems like an obvious choice to me that I should purchase, test and review an electric toothbrush from this leading brand. I have chosen to review the Oral B Professional Care 1000 electric toothbrush which is part of 4 models from the Oral B “Professional” range.
Oral B Professional Care 1000 Electric Toothbrush Review
As I mentioned already, Oral B has a number of models in their professional range which include the Professional Care 500, 1000, 2000 and 3000. The 500 model is the most basic of the bunch with just a simple one mode brushing action. The 1000 model which I will be fully reviewing today is the next one up in the range and shows some noticeable differences over the 500 model, more on that shortly. The Professional Care 2000 and 3000 models have a built in timer, pressure sensor, extra toothbrush heads and cleaning modes. You can read more about these electric toothbrushes under our Oral B section of the site.
So what do you get with the Oral B Professional Care 1000?
The toothbrush is well packaged and the box contains 1x Oral B Professional Care 1000 electric toothbrush, 1x charging stand for the toothbrush, 1x Oral B 3D toothbrush head, instruction manual and a 1 year extended warrant registration card.
The toothbrush has a well constructed and high quality feel to it. Part of the toothbrush handle has a comfortable non slip rubber coating. At the rear neck of the toothbrush there is a red slice of plastic where an LED light sits behind. This LED light is a pressure sensor which eliminates the problem of brushing too hard. This is a great feature as applying too much pressure when brushing is a common problem and can ware tooth enamel down resulting in all sorts of problems such as sensitive teeth or tooth decay.
At the base of the toothbrush handle there is an indentation for the toothbrush to fit securely into the charging stand. I also noticed at the base of the brush that it has been designed by Braun and made in Germany. I found this quite interested as most electronic products are made in China. It’s a reassuring sign of quality to see that this has been made in Germany as this country is world renowned for their high quality engineering.
The only negative thing I found with this product is that it comes with a 2 pin power plug. This is fine if you are using the toothbrush in the US but for us in the UK it means an adaptor is required to make it compatible with our 3 pin main socket. This is a minor inconvenience and is an easy fix as you can pick one of these plug adaptors up at high street shops such as Argos or online. The one I have purchased for this toothbrush that you see in the picture below cost just £1 from a Pound Land store.
At the front of the brush handle there is a power on/off button and two symbols. The symbols are of a battery and a plug which illuminate to indicate when the toothbrush is charging, or needs to be charged.
Included in the box is an oscillating Oral B 3D clean toothbrush head that cups around each tooth for a very thorough clean. This kind of electric toothbrush head has been proven to remove twice as much plaque and is recommended by dentists. According to the manufactures description the brush head pulsates 40,000 and rotates 8800 times per minute. The pulsating action is designed to break up plaque and the oscillating brush heads sweep it away. The toothbrush head simply clicks off and the toothbrush itself is compatible with all Oral B toothbrush heads.
Oral B has a wide range of brush heads to fit different personal needs such as for people with sensitive teeth or polishing type heads. This makes the toothbrush quite versatile should I have any personal cleaning requirements in the future. Another thing I like about the brush heads being so easy to remove is that the Oral B Professional Care 1000 can be used by the whole family. Each person in the family can have their own individual toothbrush head and all that is required is a quick pull off and push on with each personas use.
What Do I think of the Oral B Professional Care 1000 electric toothbrush?
I’ve used this brush a few times now and I personally like it, a lot. This is the first electric toothbrush that I have used and I don’t see myself ever going back to a disposable brush. My teeth feel much cleaner and the clean feeling lasts for longer. Also, after all the research I have done on electric toothbrushes, in particular the Oral B range over the last few months, I know how much better using the Oral B Professional Care 1000 really is for cleaning my teeth and my overall oral hygiene.
What do others think of the Oral B Professional Care 1000
Don’t just take my word for it though. 326 reviewers at Amazon.co.uk have rated the Oral B Professional Care 1000 toothbrush 4.5/5 stars with 288 of customers rating 4 stars or higher. In fact, there are thousands of very positive reviews on this Oral B toothbrush from consumers the world over. Some people who own this have said that it is the best toothbrush that they have ever used. Personally, I can believe that as I am extremely happy with mine and just can fault it.
If you do for any reason find that this toothbrush is not for you then just return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Oral B is offering a full 30 day satisfaction guarantee. If you decide to stick with this Professional Care 1000 you will also be please to know that there is a 3 year warranty with this toothbrush. The Oral B Professional Care 1000 comes with a standard 2 year warranty but included inside the box is a registration card that provides and additional 1 year. All that is required to get this extra 1 year warranty is a quick online registration that takes just a couple of minutes, well worth doing.
I have added an unboxing video below with this review so you can see exactly what this product looks like and what is included in the box. I also recommend that you buy this toothbrush from an online retailer such as Amazon as they offer the best discount price.