A budget Oral-B toothbrush but is it worth buying? It cleans well as long as you don't mind the feeling of a drill inside your head.
I bought this toothbrush as my dentist recommends Oral B toothbrushes above other brands and Amazon was offering this as a nearly half-price electric toothbrush. I was impressed to see that on Amazon it had 19,000 reviews and many of which were 4 or 5 stars. How could I go wrong? A budget Oral-B toothbrush with the promise of a powerful clean sounded like a brilliant buy.
My lightweight budget Colgate toothbrush and my ancient Phillips electric toothbrush I thought were inferior models to this. Boasting a powerful motor for a budget toothbrush, and a cross-action head to ensure good cleaning, I assumed it would be a good buy.
Was I right? Well, I’ve learnt a couple of things.
Firstly, Amazon reviews are not always to be trusted and secondly I obviously have higher standards than the majority of reviewers! I am clearly used to quieter and gentler toothbrushes. When I first turned it on I thought there was a fault with it, the engine seemed so noisy. So maybe it would quieten down when it’s actually cleaning my teeth? No, sadly not. It felt like I was in the dentist’s chair. Someone was driving a motorbike through my skull. Not what I wanted just before bedtime, especially. This was the noisiest toothbrush I had ever tried – my husband could even hear the toothbrush from downstairs.
Yes, my teeth were clean but it wasn’t an enjoyable experience. For me, sadly this was £27.99 wasted – I’m not using it again and am going back to my little Colgate friend.
*Offer. Price at time of review.