Which Oral B Tooth Brush
Do I Recommend?

By dentist Dr. Richard Mitchell

To be honest, I think that ALL oral B tooth brush products are good. But I do have a couple of personal favorites! Any Oral B tooth brush is always a safe buy.

By the way, Oral B is actually owned by Braun, and in most countries the products are actually marketed as Braun/Oral-B. Any Oral B brush will be a reliable buddy to help you to keep your teeth clean. But you have a choice of brushes, depending on your personal preferences!

Oral B has a vast range of electric toothbrushes, many of them confusingly similar to each other, with slight variations from country to country around the World; and some of them are only available in certain regions, such as the Oral B Teen which is only available in Europe.

  • For a NORMAL MANUAL toothbrush, I like the Oral B Deep Clean in the Medium size head. It has a nice small head, soft bristles, and a comfortable handle grip. I used to use one myself every day as my regular brush, until I switched to a Braun electric brush.

Although I am comfortable using either a manual brush OR an electric brush, I find that most of my patients DO BETTER with a powered brush such as any Braun/Oral B electric toothbrush.

Remember, I am a dentist, so I know exactly how to brush and floss, and I spend over 10 minutes doing it, morning and night! So I can "get away" with using a manual brush if I feel like it.

I don't have a personal preference; I don't mind which I use, but I'm prepared to spend the time and effort that a manual brush requires, if I happen to be using a manual brush!

However, in my opinion, nearly everyone who isn't a dentist (or a dental hygienist) will do better with a powered brush.  That means an electric toothbrush.

Oral B Tooth Brush Range

  • At the bottom of the price range, I think that the Oral B Vitality 100  tooth brush available through that link at Amazon is a great low-cost brush, at around the $20 mark. It comes with a small charging unit that also acts as a docking station.

The standard round brush heads that come with this oral b tooth brush work well, but when you come to get replacement heads (you must fit a new brush head every 8 to 10 weeks), I strongly recommend the Oral B Precision Clean heads  also from Amazon.

Toothbrush manufacturers usually recommend changing your brush every 12 weeks. I think that's too long. The bristles start to lose flexibility and do not work as well after a few weeks. Also, you start to get a build-up of bacteria on the brush head.

This toothbrush has been proven to clean your teeth better than a manual brush! In fact, two minutes with an Oral-B Vitality toothbrush can remove as much plaque as 6 minutes with a manual brush. (Unless you're a dentist!)

The brushes come with a 2 minute timer, so you can keep track of how long you have been brushing, and also a soft rubberized ergonomic handle. Remember, I always recommend brushing for LONGER than the basic 2 minutes. I think that 4 or even 6 minutes is MUCH better!


Oral B Tooth Brush Range

  • Next up is the Oral B PRO series, of which I think the Pro 2000 is the most cost-effective. It comes in at around the $70 mark at Amazon.


Oral B PRO 2 2000 electric toothbrush
  • The next step up in cost is the Oral B Teen, available in Europe, normally at around EUR 90 but frequently available on Amazon.co.uk (for example) for significantly less. As the name implies, it is aimed at the Teen market, but in fact it is a great brush for adults with solid features for the price - even if you pay full price!

This brush connects wirelessly to the Oral B app on your smart phone to monitor your brushing habits, and help you improve. The brush heads that come with this toothbrush are a little large in my opinion, but you can go for the Precision Clean replacement heads afterwards.


  • The Oral B Genius series is in the next price bracket, with the Genius 8000 at around $150 on Amazon.

This toothbrush won an award for innovation in 2020, and comes with just about every feature that you could imagine in an electric toothbrush. For example, it has from 5 to 7 (yes, SEVEN)  brushing modes, depending on the exact model! It can connect to the Oral B app on your smart phone, and uses a unique magnetic charger. A more detailed review will follow soon. (January 2021).


ANY Oral B tooth brush is a good brush. If you prefer a MANUAL brush, and are prepared to spend the time it takes, then the Oral B Deep Clean medium size is my recommendation.

If you prefer a powered toothbrush such as a Braun/Oral B electric toothbrush, then I recommend the Oral B Vitality Cross Action.  This is a basic Oral B electric toothbrush that can deliver the same cleaning performance as the more expensive models, without all the extra frills, at a bargain price. But you have to take your time and give the brush a chance to do its stuff!


I hope this oral-B tooth brush review has been helpful.


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