What is a Battery-Operated Toothbrush?
Those who want a dose of power but are weary of electric toothbrushes may like a battery-powered toothbrush (also known as a “battery power toothbrush” or a “battery-operated toothbrush”). Like electric toothbrushes, battery-powered toothbrushes are sometimes simply called “power toothbrushes” due to their use of a AA battery. While similar in design and cost to regular manual toothbrushes, battery-powered toothbrushes have just enough vibration to provide additional cleaning action.
In addition to those of manual toothbrushes, features include:
- Built-in AA battery that can be replaced in some models
- “On/Off” or “+/-“ button located on the handle
- Bristles or split brush heads specially designed to pulsate along with the vibrations
What is the difference between DB4010 and DB4510?
DB4010 comes in purple color and DB4510 comes in light blue color, they have similar features except DB4510 have the 2 Minutes reminder feature.
Why are there so many models that all look alike but with different names?
Oral-B have a very confusing branding, they brand the same product with different names in different market, so you may have the same AA battery operated product branded as Pro-Expert in USA, or Advanced Power in UK etc.
You just need to differentiate by the generic model number DB4010 and DB4510.
How long do batteries in an Oral-B battery powered toothbrush last?
Oral-B toothbrushes that use alkaline batteries, such as Pro-Health Clinical (Type 3744) brush, should last between 4 and 6 weeks on fresh batteries. The brushes are designed to be used for two minutes per brushing session, twice a day.
Note : Info obtained from oral-B official site
Battery vs. Rechargeable Electric Toothbrushes
The factors that might affect your decision to purchase a battery operated or rechargeable model include:
- The need to modify brushing technique: Proper brushing technique varies when using different kinds of toothbrushes. Battery-powered toothbrushes require you to provide all or most of the brushing action, moving the brush back and forth along all sides of your teeth and gums. In contrast, rechargeable electric toothbrushes provide the cleaning action while you need only guide it along all surfaces. Once they get the hang of it, many people find this method of brushing easier.
- The level of value in terms of features and benefits: Rechargeable electric toothbrushes tend to have a higher price value than battery-powered and regular manual toothbrushes. Keep in mind that they offer more health benefits and features. Battery-powered toothbrushes are usually only a few dollars more than ordinary manual toothbrushes.
- The ability to “test drive” an electric toothbrush: It’s understandable to want to test out a rechargeable electric toothbrush before buying a high-tech one for the first time. While your dental professional is the best person to ask for a recommendation, you may also consider some affordable, entry tier options. They’re ideal for people who are curious about giving an electric toothbrush a try but want a taste of what it’s like first.
DB40X0 is a 2D toothbrush
The Db40X0 uses a slightly inferior 2D oscillating rotating mechanism of action. This means that it only oscillates and rotates instead of oscillating, rotating and pulsating. The 2D mechanism of action will clean your teeth better than a regular manual toothbrush however not as well as the 3D.
Replacement brush heads
The replacement brush heads for DB4010 and DB4510 are the same as the oral-B electric toothbrush PRO, iBrush and Genius series, you can refer to Oral-B Replacement brush Heads