Oral-B Advance Battery Powered Toothbrush @ B&M (In store) - £5.99
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Oral-B Advance Battery Powered Toothbrush @ B&M (In store) - £5.99

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Found 10th Aug
Have no idea if these are any good, but I saw them at Newcastle, Slatyford B&M earlier in today.

Didn't buy one, just wanting opinions.

It seems you can use the regular brush heads, and it had some weight to it,that was without the batteries in.
Batteries are included as well.

Oral-B Advance Power Battery Powered Toothbrush.

For cleaner teeth.

Tooth by tooth precision clean.

Replaceable brush head.

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Been using one for over a year still going strong.
We have these. Put a couple of rechargeable batteries in them and they last for ages before needing a recharge. Very happy with ours.
These are really good and do just as good a job as the ridiculously expensive electric toothbrushes. I really don't know why people spend £30 plus on an electric toothbrush. It's all marketing rubbish!
I've got one of these - it's now my backup brush.

It's ok, but not brilliant, the best thing is you can use any old pair of AA batteries to power it, so no charge waiting time
That sounds like a bargain. I use the disposable electric toothbrushes by Oral B and it keeps my dentist happy.
Contrary to some comments above these are not good. Decent electric toothbrushes have a 3D action (Oral-B 600 model and up, available for £19.99 or less) and this is what your dentist/hygienist would recommend. Cheaper rechargeable ones and this battery one do not. This one lacks power too. Also, these have a design/material flaw: after a little use it becomes extremely difficult to remove and replace the battery cover. Further, the real long term cost of your electric toothbrush isn't the handle, it's the replacement heads and these are the same as those on the good handles so very limited saving in the long run. These things are offered cheap to help Oral-B flog the heads: think ink for your cheap printer.

Yes, I did get one (they're always available around this price) with a view to using it for travel but after a while I realised it just doesn't do a good enough job by comparison with a 3D model.

Possibly better than a £1 manual toothbrush but that's about it.

Sorry OP but you did ask!

Added: Appear to be £5.50 at Wilko (doesn't make them any better though).
Edited by: "Besford" 10th Aug
I agree with a lot of what Besfordsaid except these cheaper Oral Bs are just as effective as the more expensive ones - just make sure you use good quality batteries otherwise you won't get good performance, as with any battery operated item. And you don't need to pay top prices for the replacement brush-heads, as there are copies available for lower prices but I haven't tried any of them yet - check any reviews. Watch out buying on Ebay - very deceptive pricing e.g. they will show you 12 repacements for £3.95 but when you go to the details page, the price for 12 is £29.95! You in fact only get one for £3.95!
Edited by: "RayB" 10th Aug
Same price on Amazon with Prime if anyone interested. Contrary to @Besford above, myself and all the kids have these and find these are perfectly fine - maybe not quite as good as the very best ones, etc. but with fresh batteries have enough power and I just then move it around as well, since you still can't beat good technique!

I don't know about other brands, but Oral-B 3D is to do with the cup part of the head design and not the handle, so using a 3D head is the same on any compatible handle and there is no difference between handles other than battery type, power (I suppose) and then additional features, which some may feel could be seen as gimmicky anyway (pressure sensor, app on phone, etc.)

Granted, the battery cover can become difficult to remove with the way may kids use theirs and fail to clean so that toothpaste-spit becomes like cement at times!! However, whilst I appreciate for others there is convenience of using a rechargeable brush, with using AA rechargeables, the benefit for us is no need to worry about charging points etc (especially for the kids as we have no sockets wired in any of our bathrooms) and easier to replace degrading AA rechargeables than a built in battery.
I have one and if you use decent rechargeable batteries they last about 2weeks before they are better charged up again. Just as good as more expensive ones imo. And it's handy that you don't have to put toothbrush in bedroom or somewhere silly to charge up.
Infact since my wife started using one too, she used to have to go on 6month dentist check ups, now it's yearly like me, definitely worth it if you use a manual toothbrush.
Think mines 3yr old now. No problems with it so far, just clean it every few weeks and you won't get gunk building up.
Rickardo1 h, 39 m ago

Same price on Amazon with Prime if anyone interested. Contrary to @Besford …Same price on Amazon with Prime if anyone interested. Contrary to @Besford above, myself and all the kids have these and find these are perfectly fine - maybe not quite as good as the very best ones, etc. but with fresh batteries have enough power and I just then move it around as well, since you still can't beat good technique!I don't know about other brands, but Oral-B 3D is to do with the cup part of the head design and not the handle, so using a 3D head is the same on any compatible handle and there is no difference between handles other than battery type, power (I suppose) and then additional features, which some may feel could be seen as gimmicky anyway (pressure sensor, app on phone, etc.)Granted, the battery cover can become difficult to remove with the way may kids use theirs and fail to clean so that toothpaste-spit becomes like cement at times!! However, whilst I appreciate for others there is convenience of using a rechargeable brush, with using AA rechargeables, the benefit for us is no need to worry about charging points etc (especially for the kids as we have no sockets wired in any of our bathrooms) and easier to replace degrading AA rechargeables than a built in battery.


"...perfectly fine..." sounds like 'damning with faint praise' to me. I did say they are better than manual brushes but, really, unless you use the better ones you can't really tell. Sorry but you're wrong on the 3D issue: the 3D action is in the handle, not the head: confirmed to me by Oral B when I was hoping a new head was a cheaper way to 3D. That's why there isn't a choice of 2D and 3D heads when you buy new ones.

The reason for the difficulty with the battery cover is not 'toothpaste-spit' (though that probably doesn't help!), it's the rubber seal swelling from moisture. Putting a suitable lubricant on it (Vaseline maybe?) does help but the underlying problem is still there and they become a pain to use. If it doesn't seal properly the contacts inside get wet and rust. I raised this issue with Oral B too and they just sent me a new brush - which had the same problem after a few weeks. These brushes are supplied with Duracell disposable batteries (1.5v); rechargeables are 1.2v so the brush will have less power/speed.

The best value point is the simple 600 model (sold as a 650 with free toothpaste or 670 with free case) at £19.99 in Savers at the moment and has been lower elsewhere as it's the old Ni-mh battery type with a 7 day charge life. The newer ones with Li-ion (2 weeks charge) have been as low as £30.

I agree you don't need to pay through the nose for ridiculous features, though the timer does help ensure you brush each quarter for 30secs and the pressure sensor is handy: most of us press too hard, let the toothbrush do the work.

I've tried other types of electric toothbrush and sought advice: all roads lead back to Oral B 3D. Ask your dentist; chances are they'll agree.

Am I some sort of toothbrush nerd? Well, maybe I am now but after the shock of a £2,600 bill for a single implant I was keen to look after my teeth as well as possible and sought advice from dentists and hygienists. Interestingly, they also said don't bother with mouthwash as it doesn't help (and if alcohol based adds a theoretical cancer risk).
Edited by: "Besford" 10th Aug
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