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3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent cleaning with overpriced features., 10 April 2011
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This review is from: Braun Oral-B Professional Care 3000 Three-Mode Rechargeable Toothbrush (Packaging Varies) (Personal Care)
First and most important: This toothbrush is excellent in cleaning teeth.

The negative is that it has the DOUBLE price compared with Oral-B ProfessionalCare 1000 when in fact it is the very SAME toothbrush with the following "extra features":
1. Sensitive mode, which makes the toothbrush work in almost half the power -pointless.
2. Polish mode, which also decreases and increases the speed of the rotation from slow to normal which does not seem to be SO necessary nor important.

Well, believe it or not, these are the only differences between those toothbrushes when 1000 has the half price and works at the same exactly speed and power with 3000. The mechanism is identical. Of course you can use the very same cleaning head suitable for polishing/whitening on the 1000 and have excellent results.

Sadly, i had not realized these before buying the 3000 one, but i hope that i will be helpful to someone else.
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Initial post: 30 May 2011 17:23:00 BDT
Hi
The sensitive mode is for gums or teeth that are inflamed or just extra "sensitive" to a faster speed. This added function has allowed me to brush those teeth without pain or wincing. For me, at least, worth the extra £. David

Posted on 23 Jun 2011 21:01:30 BDT
D. Hardy says:
thanks Dimitris

You have just saved me money, without your review I would probably gone for the 3000
my dentist advised this was the best one!

Posted on 20 Jul 2011 11:00:18 BDT
Gerdsooz says:
Thanks for the comments regarding the superfluous features of this model (3000) which was recommended by my dentist. Paying for gimmicks and/or functionality that is not needed (by most people including I) seems to be endemic. I've now saved myself 50% of the cost of this model by opting for the 1000!

Posted on 2 Sep 2011 14:11:22 BDT
P. Hewson says:
In line with everyone else, thanks for the heads up. You've saved me a lot of money!

Posted on 29 Oct 2011 11:29:49 BDT
Pete Carroll says:
A wise post indeed. Made me think; cancelled the 3000 and went for the 1000. I've never been one for gimicks anyway. Thanks - you've saved me cash and doubtless some annoyance when the penny finally dropped. Cheers.

Posted on 3 Nov 2011 11:48:39 GMT
Thank you very much for your comment, I was indeed wandering if there was any different in the rotating speed, which is impossible to find written on the box.
Since they have an identical speed it is completely pointless to buy the 3000.
Thanks a lot for leaving your feedback
Silvia

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Nov 2011 09:48:09 GMT
i think your right the sensitive mode for me was a selling point , i have very sensitive teeth

Posted on 23 Nov 2011 18:45:57 GMT
Emma says:
The 2000 is also the "same" toothbrush, but it includes sensitive mode, and is a little cheaper than the 3000

Posted on 23 Nov 2011 18:45:58 GMT
Emma says:
The 2000 is also the "same" toothbrush, but it includes sensitive mode, and is a little cheaper than the 3000

Posted on 8 Feb 2012 14:23:11 GMT
Maya says:
Hi Dimitris

Thank you SO much, I was actually considering buying the 3000, so glad I came across your review first!
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