Family Pack of Genius 8000
The Oral-B Genius 8900 is effectively a glorified Oral-B Genius 8000 with an additional bonus electric toothbrush handle. Think buy one get one handle free.
If you need two electric toothbrush handles for the family, the Oral-B Genius 8900 is the most economical way to do it and offers great value for money. The electric toothbrush handles themselves are top of the range electric toothbrush handles that offers a great range of features for a cheap price.
Effectively this Oral-B Genius 8900 is 2 x Oral-B Genius 8000 electric toothbrush handles being sold together at a discounted price
The Oral-B Genius 8000 is a premium electric toothbrush made by Oral-B. It is very feature rich and high tech for a toothbrush. It has bluetooth connectivity, position detection and smart phone holder to name just a few of the features.
This electric toothbrush comes in only one colour white. It is a very good looking electric toothbrush with two buttons on the front of it, an on/off button and a down button and a soft touch rubberised grip on the back. The handle size is slightly chunkier than the slimline Pro series, however this makes the Oral-B Genius 8000 feel more solid. On the front of the electric toothbrush is four pictures that light up to indicate what cleaning mode you are in. This is a neat feature that cheaper electric toothbrushes in the Oral-B range do not have. There is also a symbol to indicate when the Bluetooth has been switched on and a battery indicator light as well.
The Oral-B Genius 8000 features the Oral-B Quadpacer timer which is a timer that “buzzes” every 30 seconds. These 30 seconds corresponds to when you should change area of the mouth and we find it a useful reminder when brushing. It also buzzes twice to indicate when the two minutes are over and you can stop brushing.
Bluetooth connectivity, smartphone holder and position detection
As standard on the Oral-B Genius 8000 it comes with bluetooth connectivity which allows it to connect with your smartphone. If you have an apple phone or android, there is an Oral-B app out there. The Oral-B app has gone through many versions and although a little glitchy to start with it is now much improved. Some of things that the Oral-B app does is:
- Sends push reminders for you to brush your teeth twice a day
- Motivates you to keep brushing your teeth by giving you achievements and badges, a bit like fit bit for your teeth
- Gives professional guidance about how to brush your teeth better
With the Oral-B Genius 8000 the Oral-B app also has additional functionality with position detection and a smartphone holder. The smartphone holder is a useful addition as often you don’t want to put your phone down next to the sink (most smartphones are not waterproof). The smartphone holder looks like something you may have in your car, a suction pad to stick onto a mirror and some grippers to hold your phone. It is simple but effective.
The reason the smartphone holder is needed is for proper use of the position detection. What position detection does is spot the areas you are missing whilst brushing. It is really common for people to brush one side of their mouth well and the other side badly. Usually this is the left hand side of your mouth if you are right handed and vice versa. Position detection points out the areas that you have missed and means you clean your teeth better.
Visible pressure sensor and 360 degree smart ring
Like it’s brethren the Oral-B Genius 9000 (which is also an excellent electric toothbrush if a tad more expensive) the Oral-B genius 8000 has a visible pressure sensor and a fully customisable 360 degree smart ring. I think a visible pressure sensor is an essential addition for any good electric toothbrush as most people press too firmly when they brush. This leads to unnecessary toothwear which ultimately causes sensitivity and gum recession.
The 360 degree smart ring allows you to customise the colour that the visible pressure sensor flashes. You have a choice of 12 colours which is a nice touch.
5 Cleaning Modes
The Oral-B Genius 8000 comes with 5 cleaning modes which can be accessed by pressing the down arrow button on the front of the electric toothbrush.
Daily Clean Mode
The standard cleaning mode featured on almost all Oral-B electric toothbrushes. This is the cleaning mode we use the most because it is the most useful for everyday use. It lasts for the recommended 2 minutes of cleaning and also oscillates 8,800 times and pulsates 40,000 times per minute.
Gum Care Mode
A cleaning mode where the Oral-B Genius 8000 pulsates for 2 minutes that is meant to encourage bloodflow to your gums by massaging them. It changes the power and speed of the brush head from oscillating 2,600 – 8,800 times per minute and 12,000 – 40,000 pulsations per minute.
We like this cleaning mode as it is a reduced power daily clean mode. This is particularly useful for people with sensitive teeth or people who tend to press too firmly with their toothbrush. In this mode the Oral-B genius 8000 will oscillate at 6,500 times and 30,000 pulsations every minute. The cleaning mode lasts for 2 minutes.
This cleaning mode does not whiten your teeth. In fact no toothbrush can actually whiten your teeth. They can remove stains which may your teeth appear whiter but this is not whitening. This cleaning mode is effectively a 2 minute 20 second daily clean mode.
A longer duration 3 minute 30 second daily clean mode that oscillates 8,800 and 40,000 pulsations per minute. Not to be used for regularly but can be particularly useful if your teeth feel particularly grubby for example after coming off a long haul flight. We use this cleaning mode sparingly on the Oral-B Genius 8000.
The Oral-B genius 8000 is compatible with the Oral-B range of replacement brush heads. Oral-B do offer a great range of brush heads which are cheap and good quality. Our particular favourite would be the Oral-B Cross Action because of the angulation of the bristles and small, round head size. The Oral-B Genius 8000 comes with a cross action brush head, a sensitive brush head and the Oral-B 3D white.
One of the best things about this electric toothbrush is the extended battery life. On cheaper models in the Oral-B range, the electric toothbrushes will only last for 5 days (around 20 minutes of usage) however on this electric toothbrush the battery should last 2 weeks (around 48 minutes of usage). This is much more practical as there is nothing more frustrating than getting to your electric toothbrush and it is flat.
Also the battery recharges quickly taking 5-6 hours from flat. This is because the Oral-B Genius 8000 has a superior quality lithium ion battery.
The charging station featured on the Oral-B Genius 8000 is simple in design but effective. It houses 4 extra brush heads which is useful if sharing the same electric toothbrush handle or if you use different brush heads in the morning and evening. The charging station has a 2 pin plug which means that you will either need a shaving plug in your bathroom or a 2 pin to 3 pin adaptor. The adaptor can be picked up at local hardware stores.
The Oral-B Genius 8000 comes with a beautiful, premium travel case. Although this does not charge the toothbrush and a smartphone like the Oral-B Genius 9000, it is still a really good quality travel case. The travel case comes in white and has a leather effect covering which is soft to the touch. It houses the Oral-B Genius 8000 electric toothbrush handle and 2 x brush heads.
The Oral-B Genius 8000 is slightly chunkier and heavier than the Oral-B Pro series or Smart Series range however it is still light enough to fit into your hand luggage when travelling on your holidays.
What is the difference between the Oral-B Genius 9000 and Oral-B Genius 8000?
The Oral-B genius 9000 comes with a travel case that can charge a smartphone and the electric toothbrush handle. The Oral-B Genius 9000 also comes with a tongue cleaning mode.