First impressions reviewi have been a phillips sonicare user for years. Been happy with it, because it was the first real electric toothbrush i ever had. The battery has been failing for the past 2 years and i have pushed it along as long as i could, but now i am lucky if the charge lasts long enough for one brushing. So i have been looking to replace it for a while. A few times i almost got another sonic care but decided to read up on the oral-b. I was happy to see and sort of surprised its the only brush approved by the ada. When i saw that i read reviews of what people think, and most of the reviews are very positive. Some people complain its too harsh, but i think its perfect. I was always skeptical of the round head, i thought the style of the sonic care would clean better, but with the design of the brush heads and using it one day, i can see how this can clean better. When i was looking for an oral b.
This futuristic toothbrush is amazing. We just brushed our teeth for the first time with this device and are blown away. We feel like we’ve just came from the dental office. I always do quite extensive research before purchasing electric devices and didn’t skimp on reading studies. Oscillating vs sonic: ‘an advanced oscillating-rotating power toothbrush produces substantial, statistically superior reductions in plaque and gingivitis via multiple outcome measures compared to a new sonic toothbrush. ‘i will never go back to old school toothbrushes again, it’s 2017 people. This is an investment that will pay itself off in no time, because we know how expensive dental insurance or a dentist office visit can be. This will cost you roughly $12 per month for 12 months. It comes with 3 different brush heads that will last you for 3 months each. Do your health a favor and get one.
I owned an oralb triumph 9000 (hereon, t9k) for about almost 10 years. It finally died, so i decided to try this genius 8k out. I don’t care much for the bluetooth app, but here are a few things i would like to mention:*travel charger included: i am not at home least 150 days a year. Having this travel charging case that comes with a travel charger is another level of comfort i can’t live without now. Taking the original charger out of the base, untangling the wires, and taking it around with you everywhere was such a hassle, i’m really glad they thought of this. *built in indicator light: i love the light at the tip that turns red to show you are brushing too hard. It also slows in speed while the light is red. *turbo mode: this makes my teeth feel like they’re going to erode, but they feel extra squeaky after. *lithium-ion battery: i kid you not, brushed my teeth in turbo mode 14 times and i had 50% battery left. *pro-mode vs normal: i never liked the 30 second intervals the brushes would notify you off because once you miss once, they just piss you off.
This a great toothbrush, and a huge upgrade from a regular toothbrush. I’m just mad at myself for not getting it a long time ago. It cleaned my teeth very well, and removed the coffee stains i had. You can feel and see the difference from the first couple uses. Love the traveling case, chargers, storage parts phone holder and toothbrush itself. But i did notice a couple scratches on the toothbrush, which makes me think it was used. If it wasn’t scratched it would be a five star for me.
After using a sonicare for years, i am more than thrilled that i switched to the oral b 8000 with round brush heads. This electric toothbrush system is so superior that i can see and feel a significant difference. The round brush reaches all areas, so much easier to clean back teeth and behind my lower bottom teeth. I no longer feel plaque build up and teeth are definitely whiter. The oscillation system is significant improvement over sonic. My teeth feel just like i left the dental hygenist, every day and thanks to this brush system and crest 3d white – look whiter.
I know, i need to get out more. I had a model of oral b from 10 years ago, it was great but finally died. So, my dentist likes the sonicare, not sure why, my teeth always had excellent reports, no cavities, clean healthy gums, of course, he also sold sonicare, does make you wonder. . So, i came online to buy the top of the line sonicare, i did like it. But it lasted maybe 4 months, did sonicare give a darn, no. Piece of garbage and bought this lovely, tried and true brand, that holds up and also beautifully cleans your teeth and gums. I am sold, never again will i cheat on you oral b. Thanks for taking me back and giving me a second chance. My last checkup, the dentist raved about my teeth and gums.I think he still thinks i am using sonciare.
Oral b travel chargerthe motor sounds less powerful in any function than the oral b pro 1000. Functions:daily cleanpro cleansensitivewhiteninggum caretongue cleanthe pictures on the brush handle are never explained in the by-laying manual. (i add a self-made photo manual). The brush comes by:cross action brushsensitive brushwhitening brush(i add a self-made photo manual what to use them for. See also oral b chart added below). The handle is slightly thicker + longer than the oral b pro 1000. To me you may use any brush – yet this is just an intuition. I did not wish to go to the app. I do not want to loose contact with my self-aware attention having some-one else (app) telling me what my mind can grasp on its own. So you can use this brush no bluetooth required). It comes with a simple white (no matter what color brush) charger just as the oral b pro 1000. You may not () charge this nor oral b 1000 on a portable battery. The voltage doesn’t charge on any emergency battery. You must have a 12v wall charger in a place / or your caroverall it’s an electric toothbrush good to use. Better than the encased sonicare which build up fungus, this has only a slight stick. I have oral b in high regard – any brush i don’t like the short lived battery.
Key specs for Oral-B Genius Pro 8000 Electronic Power Rechargeable Battery Electric Toothbrush with Bluetooth Connectivity, Amazon Dash Replenishment Enabled:
- The NEW Genius 8000 pairs with your smartphone to enable Position Detection which uses facial recognition to help you know where you’ve brushed, so you never miss a zone
- Customizable multicolor SmartRing provides real-time visual coaching on brushing time and pressure to help you brush like your dentist recommends
- Pressure sensor technology automatically slows brush speed and visibly alerts you to protect gums from over-brushing
- 6 cleaning modes allow you to brush based on your needs: Daily Clean, Gum Care, Sensitive, Whitening, Tongue Cleaning and Pro-Clean Mode
- Smart Travel Case allows you to charge your toothbrush and your smartphone at the same time
- Amazon Dash Replenishment Enabled: With Dash Replenishment, this toothbrush will automatically place an order for brush heads when it’s time for replacement so you never run out
Comments from buyers
“Best investment for your teeth. Ever.
, I Have A Love-Hate Relationship With This “Toothbrush”
, Significant Improvement over sonic cleansing
Oral-b genius pro 8000 electronic power rechargeable battery electric toothbrush with bluetooth connectivity powered by braunthis is the first electric or electronic i have had since i was a kid. I did a lot of research before buying the genius pro 8000 and compared it to the top of the line model of the sonicare diamond clean before purchasing. My dentist recommended the oral-b at my and my spouse’s december 2017 appointment. We both bought one just before christmas. The circular rotation of the brush head on the oral-b makes a lot more dental action sense to me than the sonic brush strokes of the sonicare. With the oral-b i actually enjoy brushing my teeth now. I cannot say i felt that way previously in all my years of adult life. The oral-b works really well and not only gets my teeth and gums clean and stimulated, but my gums, which had started showing signs of receding, are now on their way to becomingvery healthy (my unprofessional opinion.
Similar to the sonicare diamondclean smart brush, oral-b’s smart version also comes with a bluetooth app to monitor brushing activities (android or iphone). The app has more features than sonicare’s, but has bluetooth connectivity issues similar to sonicare’s earlier software versions. 10/10 for the brush – good cleaning functions, more brush variety, cheaper than sonicare’s, several modes, good battery life. A 7/10 for the app – somewhat confusing interface, spotty connectivity (face recognition and position detection can be frustrating and more trouble than actually useful – oral b frequently can’t tell up from down, or right from left). The app appears to be optimized for the iphone, whereas i, and over 60% of the rest of the smartphone world, use an android device. It does have a useful timer, a decent tracker and combines other utilities such as the weather and the news while you brush. For comparison, i’d give the sonicare app 5/10 with the significant updates noted below. Both apps require you to be watching your cellphone or tablet while you brush, which is less than convenient in front of a bathroom mirror; oral-b provides a bulky but effective and surprisingly strong suction attachment to hold your phone to the mirror, with the sonicare you essentially have to prop up your phone or tablet somewhere on your bathroom counter. The oral-b app is camera-based for location detection, so you need precise phone alignment for it to recognize where you are brushing (hence the suction attachment); their standard timer function familiar to oral-b users will work without location sensing. Sonicare uses accelerometer sensors in the handle to tell where you are brushing, so will work without having a specific alignment for phone or tablet – but you will need to be able to see the app to accurately record brushing.
For years, my old oral-b did the trick, but i could see that it was beginning to need to be charged more and more frequently and it was just a matter of time until its demise. I decided to spring for the best of the latest lot knowing that it had a lot of stuff that was unnecessary–totally unnecessary. For a while i was tempted to return it. Really, i was, and i almost feel guilty having it. No, i do not need another bluetooth thing near my head (i disabled it)2. No, i am not going to mount my phone on a mirror and use an app to watch myself brush my teeth. How much did this mount thingy add to the price?. Would i actually take the chance of a catastrophe: phone-crash-drowning?.(the big-mount-part remains in the box)3. No, i do not need colored lights on my toothbrush. (if you press too hard the light-ring at the top turns red. It also turns blue for bluetooth. No, i do not need a built-in phone charger in my toothbrush travel casestorage:the toothbrush body has several settings and can be adjusted. It is lighter in weight than its predecessors. It has a travel case in which the brush can be charged along with your phone. Insert an eye-rolling emoji.