5 Best Oral-B Electric Toothbrushes

Oral-B has been around for long enough to become one of the leading and most recognizable electric toothbrush brands in the world. Many customers believe that comparing with the sonic wave cleaning technology (like Philips Sonicare series), the rotates and pulsates brush head offers an excellent cleaning on the surface of your teeth.

Below sketches show the differences between Manual, Rotates – Pulsates and Sonic toothbrushes.

You can find their products in most supermarkets and in many online stores, but that creates a problem for consumers who might struggle in the face of too much choice. Today we will review five of the best Oral-B electric toothbrushes and let you know which model is going to be best for your needs.

What makes important for an electric toothbrush to clean your teeth thoroughly?

Oral-B Pro electric toothbrushes are so effective because they do something more than just vibrate some bristles.

There’s quite a lot of research that goes into the design of each brush, and it’s that research which has given rise to many new innovations, such as what Oral-B calls its 3-D cleaning action, for example. This means that the brush head oscillates, rotates, and pulsates to break up and remove plaque, and it’s included because they found that by moving it in many directions it does a better job of cleaning than just moving up and down.

 

You’ll also notice that the brush heads are not just clones of manual toothbrush heads. Oral-B ones, in all their forms, are small and circular, with clusters of bristles pointing in different directions.

Their small and round shape of the brush head means that they can get all round teeth, even in the smallest mouths, so the 3-D movement can really get to work where it’s needed. I can personally attest to the fact that this combination works well and leaves your teeth feeling and looking very clean and fresh. It’s definitely good at shifting food debris and plaque.

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Oral-B Pro 7500

What’s in the Box?

  • Oral-B Pro 7500 handle X 1
  • CrossAction brush head X 1
  • FlossAction brush head X 1
  • 3-D White brush head X 1
  • Base charger X 1
  • Premium travel case X 1

The Pro 7500 is one of Oral-B’s top-end toothbrushes, so you get a range of features in exchange for a higher price tag. For the money, they give you a selection of 5 modes, 3 brush heads, and some rotation and oscillation patterns that will suit a wide range of users. It’s particularly good at removing bacteria and plaque from around the gumline and it will of course be able to cope with all the usual duties too.

It comes with Bluetooth technology and an accompanying App. These are what give it the label ‘smart brush’ which means that brush and App give you a lot of information about how you are doing, so that you can see over time if you are doing a good enough job.

And it doesn’t just track your brushing over time. When you fire the App up on your phone you can get real-time feedback about how long to brush for in each part of your mouth too.

In operation it’s pretty simple to use. The power button turns it on and a light above the charging bar comes on to let you know that Bluetooth is activated. Download the free App for your iOS or Android device and fire it up. A pairing request will Appear, and once you agree the two devices will connect.

When using it the head moves at some pretty incredible speeds: 10,500 oscillations and 48,000 pulsations per minute. That’s fast! But remember that more important than superfast brush head movements are keeping a good cleaning routine. In that way, the App can be pretty helpful, as it adds a bit of extra interesting guidance to brushing your teeth well.

The Pro 7500 also has five brushing modes, Daily clean, Sensitive. Gum care, Whitening, and Pro-Clean, which gives you a bit of choice about what you want to focus on.

The differences between them are actually not that drastic, but they may help you to achieve different aims. The whitening one makes you focus more on your visible front teeth, for example, and the sensitive one just turns down the movements so it’s not quite so insulting to sensitive gums.

If you want to take advantage of different brushing possibilities than the three included heads are a big help. CrossAction, FlossAction, and 3-D White will all automatically be paired to their most optimal brushing mode – another feature of a smart brush.

The Pro 7500 also features a visible pressure sensor that will alert you if you’re brushing too hard and slow down the brush head speed, which is actually a useful feature that stops you getting too enthusiastic and hurting yourself. It also comes with what they call a Smart Ring. This function lights up the pressure sensor in one of 12 colors that you can choose. To be honest this seems like a bit of a gimmick.

Aesthetically, it’s a nice brush to look at and hold, with a slender profile and a choice of four colors of the brush handle (Black, White, Rose Gold & Orchid). It’s been designed with special seals and gaskets to keep it watertight, so you needn’t worry about water ingress caused by less than careful fellow users!

Key features of Sonicare Oral-B Pro 7500 include:

  • Dimension: 3.9 x 7.7 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.01 pounds
  • 5 Brushing modes
  • Up to 10,500 oscillations and 48,000 pulsations per minute
  • Removing 500% more bacteria and plaque safely around the gum line
  • Bluetooth technology and Oral-B App
  • 14 Days standing Lithium ION rechargeable battery

For more product specifications, please see our comprehensive analysis ofOral-B Pro 7500 Review

Oral-B Pro 6000

What’s in the Box?

  • Oral-B Pro 6000 handle X 1
  • CrossAction brush head X 1
  • Premium Charger with refill head Storage X 1
  • Premium travel case X 1

The Oral-B Pro 6000 is a couple of steps down on the brush ‘ladder’, so it’s a cheaper device with fewer features than its bigger brothers. Despite that, there’s no reason to be put off by what is an equally effective electric toothbrush.

It still capable of removing 300 percent more plaque along the gumline than a normal manual toothbrush (which is less than the 7500’s claimed 500 percent…but to be honest I couldn’t tell the difference).

It features the same multicolor smart ring which gives you real-time visual feedback about timing and pressure, so you won’t be allowed to brush too hard, and you’ll be prompted to change the area of your mouth that you’re focusing on every 30 seconds, just as the dentist recommends.

A lithium-ion battery powers it, again just like the 7500, so it charges up quickly and holds that charge well.

Again, you get five brushing modes, and Bluetooth compatibility to improve your daily cleaning habits. In fact, if you use the App then you can even use it to follow your chosen oral health care goals.

Thanks to a feature called ‘Focused Care’. This allows you to use customized brushing plans with names like ‘Fresh Breath and Plaque Fighter’.

I’m not all that convinced that there is a great deal of difference between some of these, but anything that can add a bit of interest to brushing your teeth can’t be all that bad, can it? It shouldn’t affect your buying decision, but let’s face it, it’s a chore that we all need to attend to every day, so why not jazz it up a bit?

Key features of the Oral-B Pro 6000 include:

  • Dimension: 3.9 x 7.7 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • 5 Brushing modes
  • Removes up to 300% more plaque along the gum line
  • Bluetooth technology and Oral-B App
  • 12 Days standing Lithium ION rechargeable battery

For more product specifications, please see our comprehensive analysis of:

Oral-B Pro 5000

Oral-B Pro 5000

What’s in the Box?

  • Oral-B Pro 5000 handle X 1
  • Floss Action round brush head X 1
  • Base charger with 4 brush heads refills X 1
  • Travel case with 2 brush head storage X 1

The Oral-B Pro 5000 shares a lot of features with its higher-priced stablemates. It has the Oral-B 3-D movement cleaning system, with pulsations, sweeping, and rotation, five cleaning modes (Daily Clean, Gum Care, Sensitive, Whitening and Deep Clean), brushing timer including QuadPacer, travel case, brush head storage compartment, visible pressure sensor, and Bluetooth.

So again, you get the choice of plenty of cleaning modes which you may or may not find useful. You get timed cleaning so that you know how long to spend on each part of your mouth for maximum effectiveness in your cleaning regime. You get a battery life of about 10 days which assumes that you are using it for the recommended amount of time. The actual time it runs for is a total of 40 minutes.

You are warned not to brush too hard by the integrated warning light, and you can hook it up to your phone via Bluetooth for more real-time brushing guidance.

It only comes with one brush head, the CrossAction, but as it turns out, that is a pretty versatile choice. It’s a kind of Jack-of-all-trades and it is claimed to be perfectly angled to remove up to a hundred percent more plaque than a regular manual toothbrush. It is best suited to the Daily Clean, Gum Care and Deep Clean modes. It’s good for cleaning hard to reach areas and it’s one that you can use every day.

On paper, it looks like a very similar package to the other two brushes we have already covered, but for less money, so it does represent pretty good value.

Key features of the Oral-B Pro 5000 include:

  • Dimension: 3.9 x 7.7 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 Pounds
  • 5 Brushing modes
  • Provides a floss-like clean for healthier gums
  • Bluetooth technology and Oral-B App
  • 10 Days standing Lithium ION rechargeable battery

For more product specifications, please see our comprehensive analysis of:

Oral-B Pro 3000

What’s in the Box?

  • Oral-B Pro 3000 handle X 1
  • 3D White brush head X 1
  • Base charger 4 brush heads refills X 1 X 1

One more rung down the ladder brings us to the Oral-B Pro 3000, but it doesn’t really feel like you’re getting less of a toothbrush. I mean, yes it only has three brushing modes, Daily Clean Sensitive and Gum Care, but I have to say, I never found myself missing the other two, and it is still compatible with all of the available Oral-B brush heads if you want to add some variety and interest to your cleaning routine.

Only one brush head is offering in the, which is called “3D White”, it’s a specially designed head since there is a polishing cup in the center of the bristles, you can remove more surface stains even with conventional brushing methods.

I haven’t mentioned it so far, so I better had now you get a charger with an integrated brush storage box with the previous, pricier models, so it’s nice to see it included here too. You may not get so many included brush heads, but any that you do buy have a place to stay (well, as long as there’s no more than 4 of them).

I suppose the thing that lets you know it’s cheaper is the look of the handle.

It’s a bit less attractive than the other models we’ve looked at, but then from my perspective, that’s no great hardship as it sits in your bathroom most of the time, so who cares?  As long as it does a great job of cleaning my teeth (which it does) then I’m hAppy.

Key features of the Oral-B Pro 3000 include:

  • Dimension: 3.9 x 7 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.2 Ounces
  • 3 Brushing modes
  • Whitens teeth starting by removing surface stains
  • Bluetooth technology and Oral-B App
  • 10 Days standing Lithium ION rechargeable battery

For more product specifications, please see our comprehensive analysis of:

Oral-B Pro 1500

What’s in the Box?

  • Oral-B Pro 1500 handle X 1
  • CrossAction brush head X 1
  • Base charger X 1

Last but not least comes the Oral-B Pro 1500. It’s the cheapest of the bunch and it looks it, with a very plain Appearance. It sits on a small charger and there’s no brush head storage, but then any costs around half as much as the 7500, so that’s about what you’d expect.

That said, it’s still compatible with all of the different heads that Oral-B offers, it retains the visible pressure sensor to help you stop overbrushing and it still boasts the 2-minute timer. Arguably, that’s all you need to brush in a way that will earn your dentist’s Approval anyway.

It only has 2 cleaning modes, Daily Clean and Sensitive. You get a CrossAction brush head and no extras.

As you might expect, there’s no Bluetooth, but at this price point, that isn’t what you came for! It’s interesting that the lack of it means that battery life is longer than all of the other models at 14 days. All of the power is used for moving the bristles instead of telling you how to brush and lighting up in different colors.

Major features of the Sonicare Essence+ include:

  • Dimension: 3.9 x 7 x 10 inches inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.2 ounces
  • 2 Brushing modes
  • 100% better gum health
  • 14 Days standing Lithium ION rechargeable battery
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Specifications

Below chart outlines the comparison of 5 models from functions to features:

Features
Oral-B Pro 7500
Oral-B Pro 6000
Oral-B Pro 5000
Oral-B Pro 3000
Oral-B Pro 1500
Featured Image
Oral-B Pro 7500 SmartSeries Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush with 3 Replacement Brush heads, Bluetooth Technology and Travel Case, Amazon Dash Replenishment Enabled
Oral-B Pro 6000 SmartSeries Electronic Power Rechargeable Battery Electric Toothbrush with Bluetooth Connectivity, Amazon Dash Replenishment Enabled
Oral-B Pro 5000 SmartSeries Power Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush with Bluetooth Connectivity, Amazon Dash Replenishment Enabled
Oral-B Pro 3000 Electronic Power Rechargeable Battery Electric Toothbrush with Bluetooth Connectivity, Amazon Dash Replenishment Enabled
Oral-B Pro 1500 CrossAction Electric Power Rechargeable Battery Toothbrush, Powered by Braun
Brushing modes
5
5
5
3
2
Included brush heads
3
1
1
1
1
SmartTimer
Pressure sensor
Bluetooth Technology andOral-B App

APP+SmartGudie
-
Features
Oral-B Pro 7500
Featured Image
Oral-B Pro 7500 SmartSeries Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush with 3 Replacement Brush heads, Bluetooth Technology and Travel Case, Amazon Dash Replenishment Enabled
Brushing modes
5
Included brush heads
3
SmartTimer
Pressure sensor
Bluetooth Technology andOral-B App

APP+SmartGudie
Features
Oral-B Pro 6000
Featured Image
Oral-B Pro 6000 SmartSeries Electronic Power Rechargeable Battery Electric Toothbrush with Bluetooth Connectivity, Amazon Dash Replenishment Enabled
Brushing modes
5
Included brush heads
1
SmartTimer
Pressure sensor
Bluetooth Technology andOral-B App
Features
Oral-B Pro 5000
Featured Image
Oral-B Pro 5000 SmartSeries Power Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush with Bluetooth Connectivity, Amazon Dash Replenishment Enabled
Brushing modes
5
Included brush heads
1
SmartTimer
Pressure sensor
Bluetooth Technology andOral-B App
Features
Oral-B Pro 3000
Featured Image
Oral-B Pro 3000 Electronic Power Rechargeable Battery Electric Toothbrush with Bluetooth Connectivity, Amazon Dash Replenishment Enabled
Brushing modes
3
Included brush heads
1
SmartTimer
Pressure sensor
Bluetooth Technology andOral-B App
Features
Oral-B Pro 1500
Featured Image
Oral-B Pro 1500 CrossAction Electric Power Rechargeable Battery Toothbrush, Powered by Braun
Brushing modes
2
Included brush heads
1
SmartTimer
Pressure sensor
Bluetooth Technology andOral-B App
-
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Considerations and conclusions for choosing an Oral-B electric toothbrush

So, which brush is going to be right for you? Well, that depends on what you’re after.

For me personally, I’d say go with the Oral B Pro 3000. It’s the cheapest model that still has all the Bluetooth features, and its ability to get your teeth clean is no worse than the pricier offerings in my opinion. All that makes it great value for money. If you aren’t too fussy about features, then this will get your teeth nice and shiny. You get three brushing modes for your money, which should be plenty for most people. It may not be as sleek and gorgeous as the top of the range models, but with the money you save you can easily buy different brush heads to make your brushing experience more interesting.

Even if you don’t go for my recommendation, you won’t go far wrong, because Oral-B Pro series brushes were the first to be accepted by the American Dental Association. With that kind of Approval, you know you’re onto a good thing.

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