For hundred of years, the toothbrush remained relatively unchanged. Put a few bristles at the end of a handle and call it a day. Then the electric toothbrush was invented that changed the game and introduced the first bit of technology to the industry. In recent years, sonic and ultrasonic toothbrushes have raised the bar for oral hygiene. The latest invention is the bluetooth toothbrush, and the two biggest players are the Philips Sonicare and Oral-B Pro series.
What Does A Bluetooth Toothbrush Do?
A bluetooth toothbrush is no different in terms of brushing than a normal electric or sonic toothbrush. The difference is that is is able to monitor and evaluate the way you brush your teeth, and provide feedback through your connected smartphone or device. A bluetooth toothbrush like the Philips Sonicare vs Oral-B Pro 5000 will tell you the amount of time you brush your teeth, how hard you brush your teeth, and a number of other factors about the way you brush.
The information is taken from the brush itself, and sent wirelessly to an app on your device. You can get real time feedback and tips or suggestions about improving the way you brush to improve your oral health.
Best Bluetooth Toothbrush Overall
The Oral-B 7000 is the best electric bluetooth toothbrush for your money if you are just concerned with the toothbrush itself. With features like a visible pressure indicator and multiple modes (including tongue cleaner mode), the Oral-B Pro 7000 is our winner for best toothbrush on the market.
- Price: $114.94
Best Bluetooth Toothbrush App Features
While the brush doesn’t provide quite the same level of features as the Oral-B Pro line, the app and app features are far superior. The Philips Sonicare will give you information about which areas of your teeth you don’t spend enough time on. It also will tell you how long you brush, and when it’s time to change brush head. For anyone who really wants to go deep, the Philips Sonicare will even provide information about your brushing habits with your dentist, so you can discuss all the finer points of your oral care with a professional.
- Price: $259.95
Conclusion: Philips Sonicare vs Oral-B Pro 5000 vs 7000 vs 8000
We’re going to call this one a tie. We love the brush itself and all the features the Oral-B Pro line offers, but the Philips Sonicare has a very impressive toothbrush and more impressive app with usable information about your brushing habits. You really can’t go wrong with either the Philips Sonicare vs Oral-B Pro series, but in the end, it comes down to what you value most in a bluetooth electric toothbrush.
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