Oral-B PRO series

Oral-B’s Pro series comes in all colors and confusing models, you’ll need to compare:

The Oral-B Features & Benefits

Lower Range models
For the PRO series, the lowest model is PRO500, or PRO 600 in some market, through the mid range PRO 1000 to PRO 2000, you can compare the following chart as reference only, as Oral-B may have different specs or upgrades for future releases.
Note: Vitality range is added to show the difference with the lowest range Pro 600

Mid Range Models
The mid-range to higher end models will be PRO3000 through PRO6000, you can again use the following chart to compare

High end models
For the high end models, it will be PRO7000 through the Genius Series, use the following chart to compare

2-Minutes Reminder/ Timer and Quadpacer

The above video illustrate the Quadpacer stutter every 30 seconds and the stutter at the end of 2 minutes

2-Minutes Timer / Reminder

The dentist recommended cleaning time for your teeth is 2 minutes, or 120 seconds. Oral-B electric toothbrushes include a 2-minute timer to help you brush for the dentist-recommended 2 minutes. From the moment the brush is turned on, a built in timer is activated. At the end of the 2 minute cleaning cycle, the motor in the brush will stutter (pauses and restarts briefly) three times.

This pausing of the brush motor causes the brushing sensation to change as well as the sound of the brush. This is your signal that the 2 minutes of brushing time has been achieved.

With Vitality models, the brush will stutter just once — after the 2 minutes is up, it won’t shut off but will simply stutter a little more noticeably to let you know that you’ve brushed for the recommended time.

Quadpacer / Quadrant Timer

Although not present in all Oral-B models, the vast majority have what Oral-B call a professional timer. Also known as the Quadpacer or Quadrant Timer, this is an additional feature which assists in the brushing routine.

With most other PRO series models, the brush will stutter or shake briefly every 30 seconds (Quadpacer) to let you know it’s time to move to another area of your mouth, and after the 2 minutes is up, the brush will stutter to let you know that you’ve brushed for the recommended time.

During a 2 minute cleaning cycle, there are four periods of 30 seconds.  The idea behind the pacer is that you spend 30 seconds brushing each quadrant of the mouth.

Imagine breaking the mouth up into four sections, upper right, upper left, lower right and lower left. If you spend 30 seconds cleaning the surfaces of the teeth in each quadrant, by the end of the 2 minutes, you will have brushes evenly around the mouth.

If you have a Bluetooth enable toothbrush, the app will give visual representation of this timer and pacer feature on screen in real time.

Some Cleaning Modes have extra or shortened time
For oral-B model that has the Deep Clean (Pro Clean) mode and Whitening modes, the brush’s brushing/quadrant timer is lengthened to 3 minutes instead of just 2. While the Tongue cleaning mode is shorter than this at just 20 seconds.

Will it stop after the 2-minutes reminder is up?

When you are done brushing you’ll need to manually press the on/off switch to turn the toothbrush off, otherwise it will stay switched on. They don’t have an automatic cut-off because you might want to continue brushing to make sure you’ve got as good a clean as you’d like. After all, it’s your toothbrush to use as you wish!

Original post from Oral-B official site here

Finding the Best Electric Toothbrush for Kids

When Should a Child Start Using an Electric Toothbrush
If you’re considering brushing your child’s teeth with an electric toothbrush, wait until your child is at least three years old. Do not use an electric toothbrush with children younger than three years old. Before that, a manual toothbrush should be used.

How to Select the Right Electric Toothbrush for Your Kid
In addition to electric toothbrushes for adults, Oral-B makes a whole line of kids’ electric toothbrushes with special features designed for children of 3+ years old. While they have similar brush movements and timers to their adult counterparts, Oral-B Stages Power electric toothbrushes are available in bright colors featuring their favorite ©Disney characters to make brushing more fun. They also include some of the following great features to help kids love brushing and get excited about their oral health:

What is the Best Electric Toothbrush for Your Kid?
Each of the Oral-B Stages kids’ toothbrushes (as of 3+ years old) are geared toward children of specific age groups with a wide range of character companions, from ©Disney characters like Mickey or Frozen, Cars to Star Wars™ and LucasFilm Ltd.™ characters. Every stage in a child’s oral health development is important, and that’s why Oral-B’s range can inspire fun and healthy brushing habits. You can find choices ranging from manual toothbrushes for toddlers all the way up to older kids’ electric toothbrushes.

  • Oral-B for baby. Before you buy your child’s first electric toothbrush they can use on their own, you’ll need to brush your baby’s teeth for them. Start with a ©Disney Baby Manual Toothbrush, specially designed with extra-soft bristles for small, sensitive mouths aged four months to two years.
  • Oral-B Stages manual toothbrushes are made for toddlers aged two to four. At this age, you’ll want to closely supervise them while brushing and, in some cases, you may have to do it for them while they learn the proper techniques.
  • For children 3+, you can begin a superior oral care regimen for your child with an electric toothbrush. You can help your kids learn the ropes of brushing with a kids’ electric toothbrush. Although you will still want to monitor their endeavors, you should be confident that you have started your child on a lifetime of healthy oral care habits.
  • Kids aged 8-12 should be brushing regularly and completely on their own. As they continue to grow, remind them of the great oral hygiene habits they have developed with Oral-B Stages Electric Toothbrushes. With the Disney Magic Timer™ App, brushing will always be a magical time.

The above contents were extracted from Oral-B official site – https://oralb.com/en-us/oral-health/life-stages/kids/finding-best-electric-toothbrush-kids#Start

Best Children’s electric toothbrush (3-6 years old) – Oral-B Stages Power Kids Electric Toothbrush

The Oral-B Stages Power Kids Electric Toothbrush (D12.513K) definitely has the fun factor. It currently comes in five different patterns and designs:

  • Disney Cars
  • Disney Star Wars
  • Marvel Avengers
  • Disney Princesses
  • Frozen

1) The fun factor
This means that your child will take a liking to at least one of the designs. The Oral-B Stages also comes with the Disney Magic Timer app which is exclusive to Oral-B Products. This is available on Apple iPhone and android apps on google play. When this app is connected to your electric toothbrush, the longer your child brushes their teeth, the more the image is revealed. All images are of Disney characters and are well designed. The app also tracks your child’s progress, earn badges and rewards them for brushing longer and twice a day. This is an excellent oral health promotion tool and 90% of children brush longer when using it.

Disney Magic Timer – iOS Trailer

2) Mechanism of Action
The Oral-B Stages Power Kids Electric toothbrush uses a 2D Oscillating-rotating mechanism of action similar to the Oral-B Vitality for adults. A 2D action is a rotary action which oscillates and rotates. This is inferior to the 3D mechanism of action featured on the Adult Oral-B Pro range. There are currently no children’s electric toothbrushes that feature 3D oscillating, rotating and pulsation. There is substantial evidence that the 2D oscillating rotating is better at cleaning plaque than sonic toothbrushes.

The Oral-B Stages power kids electric toothbrush comes as standard with 1 x  Oral-B kids brush head. These brush heads are designed for children aged 3+ because they have very small head sizes and soft bristles. Between the 3-6 age range children are beginning to clean their own teeth so having soft bristles is great because kids frequently press way too hard.

3) Portability

The Oral-B Stages Power Kids Electric Toothbrush is lightweight and compact in design. It would be easy to put into a backpack or hand luggage when travelling. It does not come as standard with a travel case.

4) Battery Life

The battery stores up to 20 minutes of charge. This is enough for 5 days of use twice a day for 2 minutes. This is a little on the low side for a rechargeable electric toothbrush, however, is acceptable.

Oral-B Vitality Series

Entry Level Series

Vitality series is the entry level model for Oral-B’s range of electric toothbrushes.

The Oral-B Vitality series is a budget range electric toothbrush that sits below the Oral-B Pro series in the Oral-B range. As with most budget range electric toothbrushes, it provides great value for money however at the cost of some features.

The Oral-B vitality comes in many different versions, the only difference between these models is the type of brush head that it comes with, and the number of brush heads it bundled with each package. The handle is exactly the same, just differ in color.

We will be exploring whether the lack of features impact the overall value for money and providing the low down on whether it is really worth buying.

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 brush handle but with different packaging, either in sealed plastic packaging or paperbox packaging.

Then there are packaging with different brush heads, and different color brush handles, and they called that model differently in different market. Also some market have Vitality and Vitality Plus. At the end of the day, what you need to do is to compare the detail features and accessories packaged.

Comparisons of Vitality China Models

Features comparisons for different variant of Vitality China models

Comparisons of Vitality Australian Models

Features comparisons for different variant of Vitality Australian models

Charging indicator

How do I know if my Oral-B Vitality toothbrush is charging?
As Vitality is the entry level of Oral-B electric toothbrush, the only Oral-B electric toothbrush that do not have an indicator light to let you know and only one button for both the on/off position, sometimes it can be tricky, as it is difficult to predict when the toothbrush is about to run out of battery. 

The best way to check whether the Oral-B Vitality brush is charging is to pick the toothbrush up off the charger after 30 minutes and switch it on. If it comes to life, you know it’s charging. Switch it back off and leave it on the charging stand for the full 16 hours it needs to complete a full charge.

Please read the original post on official Oral-B site here

The 2 minutes reminder

Dentist recommended brushing teeth for maximum of 2 minutes, for electric toothbrush that have the 2-minutes reminder build-in, once the 2 minutes are up, the brush head will vibrate 3 times to let you know that your recommended two minutes of brushing is up. Please Note : some Vitality models do not have the 2-minutes reminder feature.

Quadpacer
All Vitality models do not have the Quadpacer feature

2D mechanism of brushing Action

The Oral-B Vitality 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.

2D Vs 3D actions for Oral-B brushing design

Battery life of Oral-B Vitality

The battery life for the Oral-B vitality is adequate at 5 days of continuous use (4 minutes each day for cleaning twice a day for 2 minutes each session) which is a total in use time of 20 minutes.

Cleaning Mode

The Oral-B Vitality only comes with one mode of action – daily clean. This happens to be Oral-B’s best cleaning mode and will suffice for the vast majority of people. The Oral-B daily clean mode cleans at 8,800 oscillations per minute and brushes away plaque very effectively.

Variant of the Vitality 100 series

Variant of the Vitality 100 series
In July 2018, Oral-B launched the ‘Vitality 100’ (some market brand it simply as Vitality D100, Vitality Plus or Pro 100).  It is a revision upgrade to the Vitality series seen and reviewed in this article.

The difference between the new ‘Vitality 100’ and the older Vitality series are as follows:

  • The Vitality 100 has a more modern look, with a 360 degree grip for comfort.
  • The Vitality 100 has a built in 30 second pacer (quadpacer) that the older Vitality series does not have.
  • The Vitality 100 has a NiMH battery that lasts 8 days on a full charged compared to the 5 days of the original Vitality.
  • The Vitality 100 comes with either a Black, Blue, Pink or White rubber grip to the handle.  Different coloured grip will bundled with different brush heads, and in some market, different numbers of brush heads.
  • In the Australian packaging, it is branded as Oral-B Pro 100, and comes with an original travel case.
Australian Pro 100 comes with a nice travel case

Vitality Replacement Brush Heads

The Oral-B vitality is compatible with all Oral-B brush heads. This includes although not limited to the following chart:

For details please refer to Oral-B replacement Brush Heads

What is the difference between Oral-B Pro 600, Pro 600 Plus, and Pro 700 electric toothbrushes?

What is the difference between Oral-B Pro 600, Pro 600 Plus, and Pro 700 electric toothbrushes? 

Both Oral B Pro 600, Pro 600 plus and Pro 700 Oral B electric toothbrushes provide a clinically proven superior clean vs. a regular manual toothbrush.

As Oral-B have different packaging for different countries, some times the same product maybe market as a different model number. For example the same Pro600 in France or US, maybe marketed as Pro600 Plus in China

What you need to do is to compare the features of each model, as all replacement brush heads are common use among all models.

Here’s a summary of their main features to help you decide which one is the best for you!

Oral-B Pro 600:

  • 1 Cleaning mode: Daily clean
  • Charging and battery level Indicator
  • 3D Cleaning Action oscillates, rotates and pulsates to break up and remove more plaque than a regular manual toothbrush
  • In-handle timer helps you brush for a dentist-recommended 2 minutes
  • 1 or 2 brush heads depending on color of handles and packaging

Oral-B Pro 600 Plus:

Pro 600 Plus have 2 colors
  • 1 Cleaning mode: Daily clean
  • Charging Indicator only
  • 3D Cleaning Action oscillates, rotates and pulsates to break up and remove more plaque than a regular manual toothbrush
  • In-handle timer helps you brush for a dentist-recommended 2 minutes
  • 1 or 2 brush heads depending on color of handles and packaging

Oral-B Pro 700:

Pro 700 is similar to Pro 600, there’s no noticeably any difference in features.

  • 1 Cleaning mode: Daily clean
  • Charging and battery level Indicator
  • 3D Cleaning Action oscillates, rotates and pulsates to break up and remove more plaque than a regular manual toothbrush
  • In-handle timer helps you brush for a dentist-recommended 2 minutes
  • 1 brush head

Variants of Pro 600

As shown in the photo above, Pro 600 comes in different packaging in different countries, the above is similar to the Pro600 Plus packaging in China, all with the same brush handle, but with different brush head bundled.

At the end of the day, you can just order different replacement brush heads after the original brush head had worn out.

First Time Users or Oral-B Electric Toothbrush

First Time Charging of your Oral-B

  • If this is your first time using the product, you should fully charge the battery before using, which can take up to 16 to 22 hours.
  • Different Oral-B models have different time taken for a full charge, depending on the type of rechargeable battery use for the that model. You can take a look at the official Oral-B info here –  How long does it take to charge my Oral-B electric toothbrush battery? 
  • Once your handle is fully charged, continue using your electric toothbrush until no charge is left, or when the battery level indicator starts flashing. Then, fully charge it again instead of charging between each use. This will help your battery perform at its best longer.     
  • It will depends on the model of your Oral-B and the type of rechargeable battery it use for the brush handle. Once the red charge light appears the battery capacity may last 1 or 2 cycles, but this depends on user behavior, age of battery and various other factors related to the product
  • Note – While the toothbrush handle can be washed all over and rinse with water, but the bottom of the toothbrush handle should be dried before charging.
  • For Vitality series of toothbrush handle, since there is no charging or battery indicator light, the best way to check whether the Oral-B Vitality brush is charging is to pick the toothbrush up off the charger after 30 minutes and switch it on. If it comes to life, you know it’s charging. Switch it back off and leave it on the charging stand for the full 16 hours it needs to complete a full charge.
    Please read the original post on official Oral-B site here

How to Clean Your Electric Toothbrush

It’s important to take care of your electric toothbrush to make sure you get your best clean with every brush. Here are some tips on how to clean and take care of your electric toothbrush to keep your smile at its healthiest.

Because one of the main purposes of a toothbrush is to remove bacteria from your mouth, it’s important to keep your toothbrush sanitary and free of bacteria.  

Keep these tips in mind to keep your electric toothbrush clean and safe:

  • Keep it covered on the road, but not at home. When you travel, put your toothbrush in a toothbrush travel case, don’t let it roll around uncovered in your suitcase or toiletry bag where it can pick up dust, dirt, and bacteria. But don’t store a toothbrush in a toothbrush travel case at home-the chronically moist environment can promote bacteria growth. If you must use a covered toothbrush holder frequently, look for one with small holes to let air in. 
  • When at home, store your toothbrush upright in a cup or a toothbrush holder that allows it to air dry and has several openings to keep multiple toothbrushes separate.     
  • Consider a sanitizer. There are commercially available “toothbrush sanitizers,” but there’s no solid evidence to suggest that they actually keep toothbrushes cleaner than simply rinsing them with water after use and allowing them to dry. If you want to try a sanitizer, look for one that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for “reducing bacterial contamination that occurs naturally on toothbrushes.” Be suspicious of sanitizing products that make unrealistic claims. And never try to clean your toothbrush by putting it in the dishwasher or microwave; the high temperatures can damage the brush.  

Electric Toothbrush Storage and Maintenance

In addition to the tips above, you should rinse your electric toothbrush every day with tap water after use to remove toothpaste and debris.      

  • Don’t over-brush. Putting too much pressure on your toothbrush can cause the bristles to wear out more quickly and be less effective when cleaning.     
  • Store your toothbrush in an upright position to let it air-dry.  

Replacing the brush heads

Replace your Oral-B® Electric Toothbrush brush head every three months, or when the blue Indicator® bristles fade halfway to white, or earlier if you notice fraying. Simply pull the old brush head off your handle at a straight angle, and snap on a new brush head in the same manner. 

  • If you’d like to buy replacement chargers, handles, travel cases or other accessories for your Oral-B Electric Toothbrush, visit our online store

Here’s the range of brush heads compatible ….

The Oral-B FAQs

The following are the most Frequently Asked Questions for Oral-B electric toothbrushes

How long does it take to charge my Oral-B and how long does it last?

It will depends on the model of your Oral-B and the type of rechargeable battery it use for the brush handle. Once the red charge light appears the battery capacity may last 1 or 2 cycles, but this depends on user behavior, age of battery and various other factors related to the product

You can take a look at the official Oral-B info here –  How long does it take to charge my Oral-B electric toothbrush battery? 

How do I know if my Oral-B Vitality toothbrush is charging?

As Vitality is the entry level of Oral-B electric toothbrush, the only Oral-B electric toothbrush that do not have an indicator light to let you know and only one button for both the on/off position, sometimes it can be tricky.

The best way to check whether the Oral-B Vitality brush is charging is to pick the toothbrush up off the charger after 30 minutes and switch it on. If it comes to life, you know it’s charging. Switch it back off and leave it on the charging stand for the full 16 hours it needs to complete a full charge.

Please read the original post on official Oral-B site here

Do you need to charge the Toothbrush every night?
No the toothbrush holds a charge for a few days to 2weeks depending on models. It had very sufficient battery life. Charge once a week is good as you brush your teeth for 2 minutes a time, 2 times a day and the charge will lasts at least a week (depending on model).

Could I just buy one toothbrush for my family and have each person switch to their own brush head each time they brush?
Yes, especially if you have a brush head storage that holds up to four brush heads. You would need to charge it more often though. However, while it may work perfectly for 2 person, with the whole family it might be hard since you may not always be at home where it is always convenient.

Do you need to charge the Toothbrush every night?

Could I just buy one toothbrush for my family and have each person switch to their own brush head each time they brush?
Yes, you can do that. But remember to mark and identify each person’s brush head, as there are hygiene involved if you accidentally share brush heads. Take note that unless you all share the same bathroom, otherwise it would be very inconvenient. Usually sharing are for couple stay and share the same bathroom.

Also please take note, if you are sharing, the battery may not last as long as you want, as sharing by 2 person will halve the battery lasting time per charge.

The 2 minutes reminder
Dentist recommended brushing teeth for maximum of 2 minutes, for electric toothbrush that have the 2-minutes reminder build-in, once the 2 minutes are up, the brush head will vibrate 3 times to let you know that your recommended two minutes of brushing is up.

Can I replace the battery in my Oral-B electric toothbrush?
No, you cannot replace the battery in your Oral-B electric toothbrush. The battery is contained within the electronics of the toothbrush handle and the unit is then sealed to keep it water tight. For these reasons we do not provide replacement batteries for Oral-B electric toothbrushes.
Please Note: There are some third party guides out there, some even with Youtube videos, on showing you how replace the rechargeable on your own, please be reminded that this will be done at your own risk, as improper replacement may leads to electrical shocks.

Why the Charger plug all comes in 2-pin?
So you have just bought that new electric toothbrush, but wait, how do you charge it? It has a 2 pin plug on it, rather than 3 pin plug you are used to here in your country. This 2 pin plug, is a shaver plug. It is designed to fit into the shaver socket found in many bathrooms in UK/US/EU.

Safety is the reason it comes with a 2 pin shaver plug, rather than a 3 pin.

In the UK or countries using the UK 3-pin plug, the mains electricity that you connect your appliances and gadgets into works on 240 volts.  This is a high voltage and can cause serious injury and death if you were to touch a live electrical line.

Under most circumstances if you include water and electricity the effects of injury are much greater as water reduces the resistance the human body has to the electrical current.

Therefore to protect people, a ‘safer’ less powerful form of electrical socket was introduced into bathrooms, where water is generally present more frequently.

This safer solution was and is the 2 pin socket, similar to the 2 pin SCHUKO connector found in many European countries.

This meant that more traditional power hungry products could now not easily be used within these rooms, only lower power items, therefore reducing the chances of injury.

Yes you will need a 2 pin to 3 pin plug adaptor also known as a shaving adaptor. This is the same with all Oral-B electric toothbrushes.

Various UK-3-Pin adapters

What are all these Cleaning modes?

Please read – The cleaning modes of oral-B electric tooth brushes

What is the difference between so many models of PRO600?

The Oral-B of the same model come in different packaging and names, however, they are all actually the same unit in terms of power and technicality. The difference between them is the brush head which comes in the box (eg. CrossAction 600 will have a CrossAction toothbrush head), and the color of the toothbrush handle.

Oral-B EB series of Replacement Brush Heads

The following EB series of replacement brush heads are compatible for all the

  • Battery powered DB4010, DB4510 brush handle
  • D100 Series
  • Vitality Series
  • PRO, Pro 2, Pro 3, Pro 4
  • Smart Series 4000, 5000, 6000, 7000
  • iBrush Series
  • Genius Series

of Oral-B electric toothbrushes

You can go through the following Youtube playlist to view the functions of all the different types of replacement brush heads, you can select the individual 15 videos to show each brush heads’ characteristics.

Here’s a quick overview of Oral-B’s latest roster of brush heads:

EB10 Precision Clean

Precision Clean: Best For Beginners

Here’s a comfortable clean that works best for beginners. It’s a balanced brush head that gently eases first-time users into the routine with rounded bristle tips grouped into several small clusters to maximize the area covered. Its bristles are trimmed in the shape of an arc which helps the bristles wash over the tooth completely.

Capable of removing up to 5x more plaque than a manual toothbrush the precision clean head leaves your whole mouth feeling cleaner thanks to an arc trim that cups each tooth as you brush it.

EB50 CrossAction

Cross-Action: A Well-Rounded Clean

This is the brand’s standard brush head. It’s designed to give a well-rounded clean. The brush head has a polishing cup in the middle to remove surface stains. The CrossAction toothbrush head has a CrossCross bristle configuration set at a 16 degree angle to effectively clean teeth, along the gumline and reach deep in between teeth to loosen and remove up to 100% more plaque than a manual toothbrush.

The bristles are bunched into 26 smaller clusters. Right in the centre you have 2 clusters of short white bristles. Around this is a ring of 8 bristle clusters that are a dark blue and green in colour.

The green bristles are the same height as the inner white bristles and the dark blue sit slightly taller. All of these bristles are angled at 16 degrees. There is then the final outer ring of bristles. 16 clusters all of which are angled at 16 degrees. There are shorter white bristles and then taller light lue bristles. It is the light lue bristles that are the ‘indicator bristles that fade over time as the brush head is used.

EB60 Sensi UltraThin

Sensi Ultra-Thin: Good Cleaning For Fragile Teeth

The Sensi Ultra-Thin can churn out as much power as its fellow brush heads. However, it is designed differently. It has a round head with soft, thin bristles that are rounded at the tip. This ensures that the bristles can still provide a good cleaning without being too abrasive for fragile teeth.

Engineered to be softer on the teeth and gums, the bristles are softer and formed into a petal shapes for a more gentle movement along the gumline, tooth surface, in and around sensitive and inflamed areas

EB17S Sensitive

Sensitive Clean: Extra Soft Bristles For Sensitive Gums

This is an older version of the Sensi Ultra-Thin. It has extra soft bristles and is a particularly popular option for users with sensitive gums.

EB25 Floss Action

Floss Action: Brush AND Floss Between Each Tooth

This is built to simultaneously brush and floss between each tooth. As a result, the bristles have a slightly wiry look and feel to them. This brush head is best for those who put healthy gums as a priority.

The unique MicroPulse bristles are designed to reach and clean deep between the teeth to give a floss like clean whilst other bristles focus on the tooth surfaces and the gum line to help lift and remove plaque.

Floss Action brush head in high speed demo

EB30 Trizone

Trizone (or Deep Sweep in the US) : Three Different Cleaning Zones

This is one of the newer brush heads with three different cleaning zones for maximum effect. Since it is designed specifically to provide a deep and comprehensive clean, it may not be the best brush head for people with sensitive teeth.

It looks like the manual toothbrush head and have interchangeable head features 3 bristle zones.

A power tip reaches the back teeth whilst shorter bristles clean the tooth surface and longer sweeping bristles that reach up to 2X deeper between teeth compared to a manual brush to deliver a more superior clean.

It is also worth noting that the TriZone brush head is larger than the oscillating rotating brush heads like Cross Action, Floss Action etc.

EB18P 3D White

3D White (or Pro-White in the US)

This is designed for advanced cleaning to help you achieve a whiter smile. Offering a specially designed, dentist inspired polishing cup this brush head is for a tooth by tooth clean that works to remove surface stains to whiten teeth while the bristles clean away plaque.

In fact, 3D White has the power to whiten teeth in 2 weeks by removing surface stains.

EB417 Dual Clean

Dual Clean:

This has two moving brush heads in one for twice the cleaning action. It is designed to provide gum care and remove plaque.

One bristle section moves side to side while the other oscillates and pulsates for twice the cleaning action. It can even penetrate hard-to-reach areas.

IP17 Interspace (or Power Tip)

Power Tip (or Interspace in the US):

This is for cleaning around Dental Work and is specially designed to clean around bridges, crowns, and other dental work. It cleans between teeth in tiny, hard-to-reach areas.

Referred to as either Power Tip or Interspace this brush head is specifically designed to clean between teeth and around dental work such as bridges, crowns and tiny, hard to reach areas in between teeth and implants.

OD17 Ortho

Ortho: For braces

Designed to suit those who are undergoing orthodontic treatment the brush head makes for easier and simpler cleaning of braces.

Inner bristles focus on the brace attachment to the tooth whilst outer bristles focus on the exposed tooth surface, the gumline and in between teeth. An ortho brush kit often contains 2 other brush heads and a Interspace/Power Tip.

How Soon should you replace your brush head?

The recommended time period for changing an Oral-B brush head is every 3 months.

This is a general consensus among the dentistry profession. You will find that the brush heads will normally last 3 months and whilst the intensity of the bristle colour may have changed the bristle formation should still be virtually the same as it was when new at the end of the 3 month period.

Using a brush head for longer can actually cause harm to the teeth because bristles can become damaged and less effective at how they sweep across the tooth surfaces, in between teeth and along the gum line.

Therefore it is always important to monitor your brush head and consider whether it is necessary to change your brush head sooner rather than later.

Comparing all the Oral-B Cross Action Battery operated toothbrush brush heads


The Oral-B CrossAction Power series of electric toothbrushes are all battery operated, they come in different variety, all differed by the type of brush head that came bundled with the package, but all using the same handle, and driven by an AA battery.

Basically there are there types packages, as different countries may call their own packaging

a) 3D White Cross Action Dual brush heads

b) Anti-Bacterial Cross Action Dual brush heads

They brand the Anti-bacterial as “Pro-Health” in US

c) Anti-Bacterial Cross Action Dual brush heads

They brand the Dual Clean as “Complete” in US

 All 3 types of brush heads are compatible with the following CrossAction Power series of electric toothbrushes