Okay, I’ll admit it. I’ve become a fanatic about tooth and gum care lately. Maybe that’s because I’m absolutely petrified of the dentist! I would certainly prefer prevention to having to go to the dentist for a few “small repairs”. I’ve been brushing my teeth manually, but after doing some reading on the topic of electric toothbrushes I was convinced it would give me superior plaque removal. Why? Because most electric toothbrushes have oscillating heads which meads they rotate in alternate directions which gives a big advantage over manual ones in terms of plaque removal. This electric toothbrush review will help you see if the Braun Oral B is right for your dental care regimen.
I discovered the Braun Oral-B Battery Powered Toothbrush while shopping at a local drugstore. I was intrigued by the fact it can be so well adapted to travel, which is important during the summer months. This electric toothbrush requires two AA batteries which are easy to find. Great for the travel bag! It also has replaceable bristle heads, although they can be a bit costly, almost half the cost of the electric toothbrush and it’s attachments.They always seem to get you on the replacement parts and refills with these tech gadgets! According to what I’ve read in the literature, the bristle heads need to be replaced about every 3 months.
As for performance, this electric toothbrush is incredibly easy to use. Just wet the bristles, add your favorite toothpaste, push the power button and you’ll feel it start to vibrate. I was afraid an electric toothbrush would feel harsh against my gums, but nothing could be further from the truth. They say the head of an electric toothbrush can deliver close to 50,000 strokes per minute, while manually you can only clean at about 300 strokes per minute. Surprisingly enough, the Braun electric toothbrush actually feels more gentle than to my gums than my manual one which makes me wonder why I haven’t invested in one before.
One drawback I have to mention about the Braun Electric Toothbrush, is it does make a fair amount of noise which I found to be a bit annoying. It seems like my husband always asks me a question while I’m using the electric toothbrush and I can’t hear what he’s saying over the vibrations! This seems a small price to pay for super clean teeth and gums. The other thing I find annoying is the lack of a counter stand to hold the electric toothbrush. It’s probably not a good idea to place it flat in a drawer since you’ll risk shortening the life of the expensive bristle heads.It’s supposed to stand up on its own, but it appears a bit unsteady without any support. You may want to use a drinking cup to store your toothbrush and keep it upright.
Overall, I would recommend the Braun Oral-B Batter Powered Toothbrush to you if you’re concerned about preventing gum disease as few people do an adequate job with a manual toothbrush. The only two drawbacks to this system I could find was the noise level and the cost of replacement bristle heads. I think the benefits of plaque free gums certainly out weight the small downsides. It’s also a great electric toothbrush for you if you travel on a frequent basis.
Give it a try and see if it can help you avoid those painful trips to the dentist! Hopefully, this electric toothbrush review will help you decide whether this particular model is right for your own dental care needs.