Toothbrush Comparison – Sonicare Diamondclean vs. Oral-B 7000
The world of dentistry has generally accepted that electric toothbrushes are better to their manual counterparts when it comes to keeping the teeth healthy and clean. The oral health seems to be one the most important topics in modern medicine, and one in which we are seeing a constant stream of new and improved products. Two of the latest additions have been the high-quality electric toothbrushes Philips Sonicare Diamondclean and Oral-B Pro 7000. In this article, I’ve drawn a comparison of these two products in order to examine what are their benefits and limitations, and which one is better overall.
PHILIPS SONICARE DIAMONDCLEAN
Philips has produced the most widely used electric toothbrush on the US market, and it’s easy to see why. Sonicare comes with two excellent DiamondClean brush heads which are very soft and can be used by people with sensitive teeth and just about anyone else.
Many people have noticed the improvement in the health of their gums, which is why dentists across the US are recommending this toothbrush as the solution for mild gingivitis. It has a very impressive stroke count with which Philips boasts about often, and that is “31 000 brush strokes per minute”. This causes very effective cleaning, and the speed of the strokes actually pushes fluid in between the teeth, so that those hard-to-reach areas are cleaned properly. This toothbrush is complemented with a standard charger and a USB charging traveling case which is practical and simple to bring on trips.
One complaint about this toothbrush which is justified is the price, and I must say that it can be a bit pricey for most customers. Another problem that might occur is the “splashing effect” due to the speed of the brush strokes. This may cause the mirror to catch some of the paste when brushing if you’re not careful. Other than that, it’s an excellent toothbrush, and in my opinion it’s a worthwhile investment.
ORAL B PRO 7000
While the Philips Sonicare is more of an old-school electric toothbrush, Oral-B Pro 7000 is plowing its way through the competition by adding some new and very interesting technological features.
First to mention is the application which has multiple functions. It works as a timer, tells you if you’re brushing too hard and also gives occasional tips on the best way to take care of your teeth. It can be really helpful if you’re not sure whether you’re brushing long enough or have issues with sensitive gums.
The brushing itself is accomplished with a “Cross Action” round brush head which feels very light on the teeth and leaves a great aftertaste. There are 6 modes that you can choose in order to have the best experience: Daily Clean, Gum Care, Sensitive, Whitening, Deep Clean, and Tongue Cleaner.
I’ve found all of these options excellent, depending on what effect I was interested in. The most impressive one was the Tongue Cleaner which is a great alternative to the standard tongue cleaners. As far as the battery is concerned, it’s very similar to Philips Sonicare and lasts for about 10 days if you brush 2 times daily for 2-3 minutes.
The only issue I have with this toothbrush is that the charger doesn’t work on 240V, which is something that can cause an inconvenience to those traveling outside of the US. The 240V applicable charger has to be bought separately.
I’ve had a great experience using both of these high-quality electric toothbrushes. It’s hard for me to say that one is better than the other. I will simply state that for those who are interested in an old-school electric toothbrush that has an improved brushing apparatus and battery, the Philips Sonicare Diamondclean is the better choice. Vice-versa, for those who want to try something new, want to have a practical timer and a very modern design, the Oral B Pro 7000 is the superior choice.
I hope this review has helped you to learn more about these products and that you will choose the right product for your individual needs.