The toothbrush, as you can see from the image below, is your standard electric toothbrush with a base for recharging and storing and then the toothbrush with an exchangeable head. They do provide a booklet with instructions and I highly recommend that you read through it. When I first used the toothbrush, I noticed that the brush would ever so often rumble or sputter, meaning it would run unevenly. I thought that it may not be properly charged and put it in the charger overnight again, but the same thing happened the next day. So then I used the booklet and it turned out that the Oral-B Professional Precision 1000 toothbrush can almost be considered a smart toothbrush, It counts the time that you spend in one location and the rumbling or sputtering is supposed to indicate that you need to switch to a different zone. So after 3 sputters, the next sputter is longer, indicating that you have brushed the recommended time and you can stop.
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I like this feature because it ensures that I cover all teeth evenly. In addition, it helps me track my time brushing. I will say that the default brush head being delivered with the Oral-B brush will make your gums bleed for the first few uses. I was actually surprised by how much they bled the first two times, but after about 5 uses there was no more bleeding. The brush will clean your teeth, I would even say that it polishes them. My teeth feel like I have been to the dentist for a professional cleaning, they felt THAT clean. My teeth feel smooth like they never felt without having been to the dentist for polishing. So I am very impressed with the Oral-B Professional Precision.
|copyright Durhamonthecheap - instruction manual, good to read this one - clearly indicating 4 zones to be cleaned!|
|copyright Durhamonthecheap - the charging base and the lights indicating state of charge for the toothbrush|
If you are interested in purchasing an Oral-B Professional Precision, right now there is a mail-in rebate available for $20 off. Please go to OralB.com for more information. But hurry, the rebate is only valid until 9-30-2012. You can also find more information and read user feedback on their social networking sites at twitter.com/oralb and facebook.com/oralb.
|copyright Durhamonthecheap - the original packaging of the Oral-B Professional Precision|
Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Modern Mom on behalf of Oral-B and received a product sample to facilitate my review.