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It is likely that over time the battery will start to wear and the 7 days of use will start to become the reality, however, this was not the case for the period in which we tested the brush. Reading through the instructions it appears that the Oral-B Pro 1000 has a NiCad battery inside. It is recommended you completely discharge the battery (run it dead) once every six months to ensure the battery keeps charging efficiently. Until you need to discharge the battery you are fine to store your Oral-B Pro 1000 on the charging unit.

It is impossible to overcharge the battery and this will make sure the battery is full as soon as you need to brush. Brushing with the Oral-B Pro1000 was a surprisingly pleasant experience. Normally on products that are sold in multiple price tiers the manufacturer deliberately removes necessary features to get you to buy the more expensive model. While it may lack the fancier features of the higher priced models, it is a great starting point for anyone looking to try brushing with an electric toothbrush. The lack of fancy features makes the Pro 1000 incredibly simple to use. Many dentists agree that proper brushing takes at least two minutes. The Pro 1000 has a built-in timer and how it works is rather clever. Every 30 seconds the toothbrush will briefly pause, alerting you that 30 seconds is up.

Oral-B suggests you split your brushing into quadrants (quarters): 30 seconds brushing left half of the top teeth 30 seconds brushing right half of top teeth 30 seconds brushing left half of the bottom teeth 30 seconds brushing right half of bottom teeth. Each time the Oral-B Pro 1000 timer pauses to alert you, you move on to the next quarter of your mouth. And just like that, you have spent the recommended two minutes brushing your teeth. Watch the video below to see the whole two minutes in action: As you can see in the video the timer is closer to 1 minute and 53 seconds than the full two minutes claimed. The Oral-B Pro 1000 will pulse three times to signal when 2 minutes is up. At this stage it will continue brushing (for those of you who wish to brush longer) and you will need to press the power button to turn it off. Oral-B heads are unique in that not only do they rapidly oscillate (move back and forth) but also pulsate (vibrate) too. This diagram will help to get the point across: Oral-B Claims that the Oral-B Pro 1000 can perform 20,000 pulses and 8,800 oscillations per minute. Now that may seem like a lot but it is only half the amount of the Oral-B Pro 3000, the next step up in the Oral-B electric toothbrush range. Just be sure to thoroughly rinse the handle and head after each clean. If not, you will have toothpaste build up and discolor the handle or worse, cement the toothbrush head to the shaft. If this happens, hold the toothbrush under hot running water. The Oral-B Pro 1000 Is 100% waterproof meaning you can dunk it under water as much as you like without fear of water rushing inside. Oral-B offers a “love it or your money back” guarantee. If you are unhappy with the Oral-B Pro 1000 for any reason you can return it for a full refund within 60 days. Oral B has more information about this guarantee on their website. For those of you unsure whether or not an electric toothbrush is right for you, this guarantee provides a nice safety net. quality and we were more than impressed with how well it cleaned our teeth. The performance coupled with the wide range of interchangeable brush heads gives some much-needed versatility; allowing you to find the perfect brush head for your teeth. It offers all of the essential features required in a slim and comfortable to use handle.

The cleaning performance is great and ideal for new or experienced electric toothbrush users. 1 cleaning mode Built-in timer Slim and lightweight A small round brush head.

Battery life No pressure sensor to alert you when brushing to hard.

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