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on 19 July 2012
Firstly may I say that I don't like the Oral B toothbrushes as:
i. they take a long time to charge
ii. the charge does not last that long
iii. they are quite heavy & bulky to use.
I have mainly become aware of these facts much more since using Colgate C600 series. Which give a much longer charge (although still take long to charge), are much lighter & easier to handle.
I had the Braun Oral-B Triumph 4000 Four-Mode Power Toothbrush prior to this one & they're pretty much the same. The 4000 series is quite good & to be quite honest I think all Oral B electric toothbrushes are very good & the best in the market. The 4000 has 4 modes & so does this one ( Daily Clean, Sensitive for gentler cleaning, Polish to remove stains and Deep Clean for that dentist-clean feeling) which I never use as I can't tell the difference between them really. I just want something that does the job & don't need all the fancy bits.
The only difference is this one has the "Smart Guide" (but strangely it's about £10 cheaper than the 4000 mode!) with a clock-like wireless gadget which I think is an absolute gimmick as the toothbrush itself has a timer on it & there's no need for it. It just looks nice in your bathroom (it has an adhesive to stick on wall etc). Plus it needs batteries (2XAA). It is quite impressive though how it synchronizes with your brushing but I guess very forgetful people might find it useful? But when you use the toothbrush alone, it has a default 2 minute timer which beeps every 30 seconds (every quadrant of your mouth), 1 beep at first quadrant, 2 beeps for 2nd etc...
The only drawback I have with both these is that they take a long time to charge & the charge doesn't seem to last long as I brush my teeth once a day with this for fear of over-brushing & only use a manual brush in the mornings as I worry about wearing away the enamel.