This electric toothbrush removes 300% more plaque than manual brushes — and it's on sale

·Lifestyle & Features Editor
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Oral-B Pro 1000 toothbrush is on sale on Amazon Canada.
Oral-B Pro 1000 electric toothbrush is on sale on Amazon Canada.

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Taking care of your teeth is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Studies have shown that poor dental care can increase our chances of developing bacterial infections in the blood stream, while gum disease increases our risk of developing heart disease.

One of the most common forms of gum disease is gingivitis, which is caused by plaque build-up that mixes with the sugars we eat to create acid that attacks our teeth and gums. Not only does gingivitis cause painful, swollen gums but it can lead to persistent bad breath — and potentially more severe gum problems that can lead to tooth loss.

The good news? Brushing and flossing your teeth is the easiest way to prevent gum disease — especially when you have the proper toothbrush.

One toothbrush that reports to remove 300 per cent more plaque than a manual toothbrush is the Oral-B Pro 1000 Electric Toothbrush, currently on sale on Amazon Canada from $60.

Oral-B Pro 1000 Electric Toothbrush

Oral-B Pro 1000 Electric Toothbrush - Amazon Canada
Oral-B Pro 1000 Electric Toothbrush - Amazon Canada

From $60 From $85 at Amazon

The details

Oral-B ’s electric toothbrush is “clinically proven” to help “break up and remove up to 300 per cent” more plaque than a regular manual toothbrush.

Each brush features an in-handle timer that notifies you every 30 seconds to switch cleaning areas in the mouth for up to the recommended two minutes. Oral-B’s brush also features a pressure sensor to let you know if you’re brushing too hard — which can help prevent damaging the enamel on your teeth and prevent receding gums.

What people are saying

If you're looking to see what Amazon Canada shoppers thought of the Oral-B Pro 1000 there are thousands upon thousands of reviews to read online. The brand's electric toothbrush has earned 4.6-star rating based on more than 92,000 customer reviews— more than 72,000 of which are five-star reviews.

Shoppers have called the Oral-B Pro 1000 a "cost effective" alternative to manual brushes that isn't "abrasive" on the teeth or gums.

One Amazon shopper said that brushing their teeth "no longer feels like an awkward or messy chore."

"It is quick, clean and I can feel the difference," they said, adding that it gives you that "just left the dentist feel."

“I’m never going back to manual brushes,” another shopper said.

Oral-B Pro 1000 Electric Toothbrush - Amazon Canada.
Oral-B Pro 1000 Electric Toothbrush - Amazon Canada.

A shopper said that switching to an electric toothbrush helped them prevent "under brushing" and helped their teeth not "feel sandy" after brushing.

"Worth every cent," they said of the electric toothbrush.

However, some shoppers have noted that unlike other electric toothbrushes on the market, the Oral-B Pro 1000 only has one cleaning mode. While some shoppers have said that it's a great introduction to electric toothbrushes, others have complained that there aren't more options for different dental concerns.

Another thing shoppers have noted that the toothbrush needs to be charged frequently and have commented that the battery life could be "better."

Verdict

If you're in the market for a new electric toothbrush or are considering making the switch from a manual toothbrush, the Oral-B Pro 1000 might be for you. The brand's design allows you to tackle plaque that can lead to serious oral and overall health issues and ensure that you aren't brushing your teeth too hard. However, if you're looking for something with more bells and whistles, you might want to consider one of Oral-B's more comprehensive models, which do come with a higher price tag.

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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