When it comes to oral health, Oral-B is one of the leading brands that manufacture a rechargeable toothbrush. Therefore, we expected huge things from them, introducing the Oral-B Pro 1500. Thankfully, the Pro 1500 met these expectations with ease. In fact, in more than exceed them. Let’s take a little look, shall we?
Our Top Rechargeable Toothbrush Pick: Oral-B Pro 1500
The Oral-B Pro 1500 is an electric toothbrush created and designed by Braun, but with the Oral-B branding put on top of it. Anybody who has ever tried a Braun product (they are well-known for electric razors and the like) will know to expect absolutely superb quality on anything that comes from their team of designers.
This product claims to remove 300% more plaque than a manual toothbrush. Now, obviously, this is a claim that we can’t put to the test. However, we do know that if you use the Oral-B Pro 1500, your teeth will feel a lot cleaner. They look a lot cleaner too. It is as if this electric toothbrush will bring out the shine in your teeth. No longer will you feel embarrassed by your smile.
Despite the relatively low price in comparison to other rechargeable toothbrushes on the market, there are a ton of features packed into it. Features that will make the whole process of brushing your teeth easier and far more effective.
This is one of the cheaper rechargeable toothbrushes on the market, so you can’t expect it to be packed with a phenomenal battery. A single charge should be able to give you 14 x 2-minute brushes. So, a week’s worth of quality teeth brushing. Although, do be aware that it will take up to 22-hours to charge fully. We don’t see any reason why you can’t take it off of charge to give yourself a quick brush before you charge it again, it is probably not recommended. You will need to have a spare toothbrush handy for just one of the cleans per week. It isn’t that much of an issue, though. We have looked around at various electric toothbrushes, and the vast majority of them seem to be in the ballpark of a 22-hour charge.
What matters is that this is a rechargeable toothbrush. Some of the earliest products on the market ran on replaceable batteries. This is just frustrating. It is way too expensive to replace batteries. Because the toothbrush is constantly exposed to water, you would often find that the battery contacts inside would rust too. This would cause even further issues.
Rechargeable Toothbrush Brush Heads
This is one of our favorite features of the Oral-B Pro 1500. While it only comes with a standard brush head in the box, there is a massive range of them available. This includes brush heads designed to give the same motion as flossing, and others designed to give you whiter teeth. While we can’t say that Oral-B brush heads are some of the cheapest around, we can confidently say that they are the best around. A set of brush heads won’t cost you that much more than buying a few toothbrushes anyway, so they are not wildly expensive. They do last a while.
The included brush head is absolutely perfect for those deep cleans. The bristles are angled at a perfect 16-degrees (which is apparently optimal for teeth cleaning) and gives a 3D action which means you can surround your tooth with the brush. This gives the best possible clean. It is this brush head which will help you to remove the maximum amount of plaque.
Brushing too hard can damage your gums. Thankfully, the Oral-B Pro 1500 can help to prevent this. Obviously, you will need to put a little bit of pressure onto your teeth when you brush. If you press too hard, then the Oral-B Pro 1500 will either slow down or switch off the action completely. This will help to prevent bleeding gums and, of course, wearing down the brush a little bit too quickly. Not to mention the fact that an increased amount of pressure on the brush head can cause damage to the rechargeable toothbrush.
Rechargeable Toothbrush Timer
You know one of the most annoying things about brushing your teeth? Probably the fact that 2-minutes seems to be far longer than many of us think it is. Time goes slowly when we are brushing, and you never know when you are actually done. Thankfully, the Oral-B Pro 1500 will help here. It won’t speed up the tooth brushing process (you can’t rush perfection), it will tell you how long you have been brushing for. It will beep once every 30-seconds. This way you will know when to move on over to the next quarter of your mouth. Knowing exactly how long you have been brushing each area for will work absolute wonders for keeping your teeth nice and clean. No longer will you not be ‘brushing enough’.
Oral-B Pro 1500 – Two Cleaning Modes
This is probably the only downside to this rechargeable toothbrush, and it isn’t even a major issue. Unlike some electric toothbrushes on the market, the Oral-B Pro 1500 only has two cleaning modes. They include ‘Daily Clean’ and ‘Sensitive’. There are definitely other models that include more modes, some people don’t really need them. If you think this could be you, then you can save money by buying a toothbrush like this, instead of one that has features you won’t use. If you buy an electric toothbrush, you are probably only ever going to do a daily clean anyway. The included modes are useful, but if you’d like more, perhaps look at the best sonicare toothbrush. Otherwise, if it keeps the price down on an otherwise quality toothbrush, this is a truly excellent value.
Is This Recharegable Toothbrush Recommended?
Absolutely! If you are looking an affordable option, then you really aren’t going to find much on the market better than the Oral-B Pro 1500, for the money. Want to see the absolute best toothbrush or perhaps save a few more dollars? The fact that it has a range of brush heads available to extend the functionality of your electric toothbrush is an absolute godsend. This rechargeable toothbrush is absolutely, a worthwhile purchase.