Oh how I love a good toothbrush, so I always jump at the chance to try a new one which is what I’ve been doing for the past week with the Oral-B Pro 3000 Electric Toothbrush. I find it amazing how many functions an electronic toothbrush can provide nowadays (does that make me sound ancient?) and I’m always rather fascinated by seeing what these toothbrushes can do.
The Oral-B Pro 3000 brush is quite the gadget, capable of three different brushing settings (standard, sensitive and gum care) as well as a timer that gently stutters every 30 seconds with a firmer stutter after 2 minutes to let you know that you can rinse and go if you please, or carry on for a more thorough clean. I like this function in particular; it’s a small thing to focus on but I like the fact that I’m being left to complete my brushing when I see fit rather than having the toothbrush shut down on me.
The next function that I really like is the pressure sensor, which is a red light on the side of the brush that illuminates when you’re pressing too hard. This for me is a real winner as I’m far too aggressive when I brush – especially when I’m in a hurry – so having the brush teach me how much softer I need to be during brushing is very handy and my sore gums have eased as a consequence.
A special mention needs to go to the toothpaste I received with the brush, the Oral-B Pro Expert All Around Protection, as it’s a really lovely, everyday paste that reminds me of the sort of paste used at the dentist; it’s mildly abrasive and just the right level of minty fresh to give a really good clean without leaving you with a burning mouth – well worth trying if you’re in the market for a good and dependable toothpaste.
So in conclusion, I very much like the Oral-B Pro 3000, especially with it’s cross-action head that’s designed with diagonal bristles to get into every nook and cranny of your mouth and teeth. Am I ready to trade in my Sonicare and replace it with this one? Not quite, even though this does provide some great functions that the Sonicare doesn’t (such as the pressure light) I just find my Sonicare a little more streamlined and smoother to use. However, there are many who can’t get on with Sonicares so if that’s the case then this is definitely the next best thing at a relatively decent price too. It’s currently on special for £44.99 at Boots here – link – which is a mega saving as the usual RRP is £89.99.