For most people brushing your teeth is just part of your routine that doesn’t require much thought. But most people aren’t brushing their teeth properly! Experts recommend we brush and floss our teeth at least twice a day, morning and evening although some dentists suggest that it may be better to brush after every meal. The recommended time to spend brushing your teeth is two minutes, which is much longer than it sounds. An electric toothbrush can help to ensure you are cleaning your teeth effectively and for the recommended time.
The Oral-B Black 7000 toothbrush with Smart Guide is revolutionising the way people brush their teeth. The toothbrush comes with real-time tracking which provides feedback for users as they brush their teeth. This feedback includes telling you when you are brushing your teeth too hard, which can cause you to wear down your enamel, monitoring your brushing habits over time to build up a clear picture of your brushing routine and providing information to help you target areas which need more attention.
The rechargeable toothbrush comes with six useful modes: Daily Clean, Gum Care, Sensitive, Whitening, Deep Clean and Tongue Cleaner. This huge range of cleaning options makes it one of the most comprehensive electric toothbrushes on the market. The brush is designed to give a much more in-depth clean than previous models of Oral B electric toothbrush have offered. The round brush has perfectly angled bristles to get between gaps in the teeth, while the brush moves in a circular motion and pulsates to break up 100% more plaque than a manual toothbrush.
Most users agreed that they could feel the difference between how the toothbrush cleaned their teeth, even compared with their current electric toothbrush. The brush moves much quicker than regular electric toothbrushes, making its ability to clean much more intense. Connecting by Bluetooth to the toothbrush was useful for some, while others found it an unnecessary gimmick. The app provides feedback, motivational tips for improving oral hygiene and news and weather updates for users to read while they brush their teeth. However, most agreed that the feedback on brushing habits was a useful element of the app, as it helped them to identify areas which needed more focus. Being told when users are brushing too hard is another element that users found beneficial, particularly as dentists had commented on the improved condition of their gums.
In terms of its appearance, the electric toothbrush is more stylish and sleek than previous Oral-B electric toothbrushes. It also comes with a handy travel case, which helps to keep the toothbrush safe when you are travelling, a range of different heads for different modes and a Smart Guide which tells you how long you have got left to brush.
One of the main drawbacks to the Oral-B 7000 is the amount of time it requires to charge up. Before the first use, the toothbrush requires a 24 hour charge. After this, to fully charge to the toothbrush it will take 22 hours. This charge will last you for 10 days, which is longer than previous models, but many people felt that not being able to use the toothbrush for almost a day every ten days was a significant draw back.
Overall, this toothbrush, and its many tools, are useful for someone seeking guidance on how to clean their teeth effectively. The real-time feedback could be especially beneficial for children who need encouragement to brush their teeth for longer. Unfortunately, the toothbrush lets itself down in terms of its charge time and battery life. You can read our handy list of the best electric tooth brushes to help you decide which one is right for you.