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5.0 out of 5 stars You get what you pay for, 26 Jun. 2012
This review is from: Braun Oral-B TriZone 1000 One-Mode Rechargeable Toothbrush (Packaging Varies) (Personal Care)
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Before you read my review might I advise you that I have an interest in things dental and therefore I tend to really examine oral b products in depth! Firstly the brush handle is very similar to many of its other Braun products, which are of similar size and weight, however, to accommodate the fact that you can use the brush twice a day for up to 7 days, a full recharge takes considerably longer than the cheaper brush handle that I and others sometimes buy. It has three main functions, standard, gentle and deep clean, but perhaps more importantly this handle vibrates the brush filaments at a greater rate of oscillation than the cheaper versions and therefore should be much better at removing plaque and oral debris than other versions. The question is, does it?


Well I think that yes it doesf and each time I have used disclosing tablets to determine how much plaque remains: in this regard, might I caution the reader, that whilst this brush is very good, you do need to ensure that you use it properly to get the maximum benefit. The use of disclosing tablets (vegetable dye) really does help in this regard and allows you to colour the transluscent plaque into a pink or purple colour for older debris: effectively, if you can't see it, you will find it difficult to remove it, therefore you need to perfect your technique to get the most out of the handle and brush (try using a disclosing tablet after you have brushed and you will see what I mean). A useful piece of advice is I found that it cleaned about the same as our Braun Pulsonic, which costs between £15 to £25 more; depending on the vendor on Amazon.

So it does remove plaque pretty well, so what other features does it have? Well as I said there are two further modes, gentle and thorough, but I suspect that most users will use it for the dentist recommended two minutes, twice per day i.e. standard setting. In this regard it does have a very useful feature, similar to our pulsonic, that it gives you an audible warning every 30 seconds reminding the user to move the brush to another quadrant as you have been there for 30 seconds already. Another useful feature it the light which displays if you press too hard, plus an audible warning as well: personally I think that this is particularly useful as these type of brushes function more effectively with a light touch, which allows the vibating filaments to do the work, rather than slowing them down through using too much pressure. Personally I think that the moving end of the head is a bit of a gimmick and offers very little value but time will tell!

The brush heads themselves comprise a standard brush, about the right size to navigate all but the smallest (young child's mouth) with the end moving up and down to reach those hard to access teeth and the rear of the mouth. I have alluded to the fact that I think that this is a gimmick, but that is an opinion not a fact. For those of you that remember the manual oral-b brushes, they are about the size of an oral b 30 brush and these are an ideal size for most mouths. They are constructed out of the standard filament and change colour with use and I would expect to get between 6-8 weeks use out of one if used properly and the operator does not press to hard. Oral-b states up to three months, but I have never had a brush last that long ever. There is a very useful feature which this brush has, which my pulsonic brush doesn't, that is that you can use the standard brushes with it as well: a great option if you like that type of brush or you have some remaining from your last standard brush.

As you would expect with any oral b product, the replacement heads are not cheap and cost around £4.00+ each: pretty much in line with their range, generally the bigger they are, the more they cost. I realise that for some this is a high cost, however, over the year I would anticipate a cost in the region of £20.00 - £25.00 which is less than a check up at my dentist and therefore pretty good value.

So will I continue using it? Yes I will. My pulsonic handle will now look very nice in my son's bathroom and my wife and I will use this one for the time being. I hope to re-visit this review in a month or so to provide an update on the product. Is it worth it the price? Depends on what you want I suppose, but I think that the additional price is warranted as it cleans better than cheaper variants, plus it holds a charge much longer.
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Initial post: 1 Jan 2015 18:09:31 GMT
darren wild says:
Ffs a novel on a toothbrush get a life

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jan 2015 19:15:19 GMT
Thank you. At least you had the grace to read it and make comment. Still with your obvious affliction, I wish you well.
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