The Oral-B Pro 2000 is the number one, best-ever selling electric toothbrush.
Best seller it may be, but let’s find out if it deserves its reputation as a brilliant, low to mid-price range brush.
A short while back, the Oral-B Pro 2000 would have been considered a top of the range electric toothbrush and would have come with a premium price tag.
With new, premium price, feature packed, Oral-B models being introduced at regular intervals, more basic models can be picked up at vastly reduced prices.
This can be good news for bargain hunters, and it’s certainly the case with the Oral-B Pro 2000.
If you shop around, you now get the Oral-B Pro 2000 for less than £35. Although that’s not exactly cheap; remember you are getting a high quality electric toothbrush with enough features to satisfy most folks.
The Pro 2000 may lack some of the “nice to have’s” of some more expensive brushes out there – but that’s not to say it’s not a good choice. So let’s go through why the Oral-B Pro 2000 electric toothbrush might be just right for you.
- it uses the same advanced brushing technology as Oral-B’s latest models
- it comes in at about a third of the price of its more expensive cousins
- it’s the best selling electric toothbrush of all time
- it’s simple to use
- it has same range of compatible brush head types as the latest models
- it’s a high quality brush at a very reasonable price
Oral-B Compatible Brush Heads
The following list are the brush heads compatible with the Oral-B Pro 2000.
- Cross Action
- Floss Action
- Precision Clean
- 3D White
- Sensitive Clean
- Ortho Care
- Interspace head
- Dual Clean
- Deep Sweep
You can learn more about each brush head by visiting Oral-B Toothbrush Heads
The Oral-B Pro 2000 has two different cleaning modes available at the push of a button. The Daily Clean option is the standard mode for everyday brushing.
The Gum Care mode is a gentle brushing mode for gently stimulating your gums. It’s a handy option to have as it many people can develop sore gums if they brush too hard or indeed too often.
Dental professionals are very much aware that many of their patients actually brush their teeth too aggressively. Brushing too hard can damage your soft gum tissue and wear away the enamel surface of your teeth.
Most electric toothbrushes now come with some sort of pressure sensor; the Oral-B Pro 2000 features a visual indicator that lights up to alert you if you start applying too much pressure on your teeth and gums.
This is one of the most beneficial reasons for using an electric toothbrush; they help you brush with just the right amount of force and prevent excessive brushing.
To get the best results from brushing you should spend the same amount of time on each of the four sections of the mouth, top right, top left, bottom right and bottom left. This ensures that all areas of the mouth get a consistent cleaning time.
Almost all modern toothbrushes now incorporate a timer that lets you know when the full two minutes brushing time is up. More sophisticated timers known as Quadrant timers take your brushing effectiveness to the next level by breaking down the two minutes into four, 30 second signals. Just brush each quadrant until you get the signal to move onto the next section of your teeth.
The time spent on brushing teeth is reported to be just 46 seconds on average; that’s not nearly enough to do the job thoroughly. Most people tend to rush things when brushing so a timer really keeps you focused on brushing for the correct amount of time.
In the Oral-B Pro 2000 model, the timer it works by producing a short stuttering sound you can hear and feel after each 30 seconds, when your two minutes are up the brush emits a longer stutter.
Charging the brush
As with all electric toothbrushes, you do need to fully charge the Oral-B Pro 2000 before using it for the first time. This can take around 18 hours but you really do need to fully charge it first time around. There’s no problem with leaving it to charge over night.
A fully charged brush will last about a week or so with the recommended twice a day, 2 minute brushing.
Recharging is simply a matter of plugging the charging unit into an electrical outlet and sitting the toothbrush handle on the charging unit.
You may find the brush needs recharging more frequently over time – you should deplete the battery by not placing it on the charging station until it is fully discharged – and then fully recharge it. Oral-B recommend you deplete and recharge your brush every six months; if you do that, you should continue to get a week’s worth of brushing out of a single charge.
Note that it comes with a 2 pin charger (as all bathroom small appliances have to do), so make sure you have a 2-pin to 3-pin adapter, or buy one at the same time you get a brush. You may think this is a bit of a rip off, but it’s the same with all bathroom electrical appliances, it’s against regulations to supply the adapter with the appliance.
It’s not often you get a choice of colours with an electric toothbrush but there is also a pink version of the Oral-B Pro 2000.
Quite often a household with have more than one electric toothbrush, often the same or similar looking model, so having a colour choice can be helpful.
Oral-B Pro 2000 – What’s in the Box
- 1 rechargeable toothbrush handle
- 1 charging station with brush head storage
- 1 Cross Action brush head
The Oral-B Pro 2000 comes with many of the features that come with models that cost up to twice or three times the price.
It’s now heavily discounted to fill the gap between the basic models and the newer high priced models.
If you are on a tight budget, don’t overlook the Oral-B Pro 2000; it’s a top brush at a very modest price.
Standard Blue model:
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