I have used the Oral-B line [both manual and rechargeable power toothbrushes] for over 10 years. In fact, three months ago, I finally brought my second Oral-B rechargeable power toothbrush to replace my old Oral-B Plak Control Ultra for six years. The Oral-B Plak Control Ultra was still going strong before I brought the Oral-B Vitality Prowhite Rechargeable Power Toothbrush, Light Blue and White. After all those good six years of using the Plak Control Ultra toothbrush, the original battery wore out as I was having to charge it daily. About three months ago, I was lusting at the Sonicare [Philips HX5351] at the local warehouse store. While I can easily buy a complete set of Sonicare and pay over $50 at my favorite warehouse store, a friend of mine from my dentist office recommends me to try the Oral-B Vitality. Being a smart buyer, I had to do shopping comparison between Oral-B Vitality versus the Sonicare HX5351.
This Vitality model is a less expensive model than the Sonicare HX5351, but it seems to be just as good as far as cleaning my teeth. Maybe even better due to the flossing action of the brush head(s) that come with this. This is definitely a plus for Oral-B because Sonicare does not have this on its brush. When it comes to flossing, I don’t usually do it often like I should. Another plus for Oral-B is the FlossAction head is slightly larger in size than the brush-head I used before (the Precision Clean Brush head).
After I have been using Oral-B Vitality for almost five months, my teeth have never felt so smooth and clean. Every day, I feel like my teeth have been clean by a professional cleaning at the dentist. I cannot truly speak for Sonicare, but Oral-B Vitality works great for me. I’m definitely convinced that Oral-B Vitality is the way to go. Seriously, Oral-B wants people to feel super clean after each time they brush. Another plus of this product is the rubbery texture of the toothbrush. When water and saliva dripping down the toothbrush, it does not feel slippery.
Summary: What I like vs don’t like-
>>The Oral B Vitality has a timer. You should brush your teeth for about two minutes. If you don’t time your brushing, you are not brushing your teeth long enough. This is true.
>> The FlossAction brush head does a good job of getting near the tooth/gum line.
>> I really like the rubber grip handle. My old Oral B did not have this, and it was slippery to hold onto.
>>Battery last about one week with on charge.
>>I always feel like a professional teeth-cleaning.
>> No charging light indicator -this is a big negative since I don’t know when I really need to charge my toothbrush. Maybe if I spend more than $100 dollar to get the Oral-B Triumph, this would not be a big breaker for me.
>> The clam-shell packaging for this product has to be the worst I’ve ever encountered. It took me 30 minutes to open the product. Luckily, I got an extra workout while trying my hardest to open the package.
Overall, the pros are outweighed the cons for Oral-B Vitality. Should you buy this product? If you want to upgrade from a manual toothbrush, this product is a must. If you want to spoil yourself, maybe you should buy the latest and greatest rechargeable toothbrush.
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