Oral-B Professional Care 2000 Review & Ratings
This is an easy to use toothbrush, that does not look great and has an average lifespan battery. However, it is also less expensive when compared to other Oral-B or Philips models that come packed with tons of features.
- Comfortable to use
- Poor battery life
- Only 1 brush head included
Closer Look & Review of Oral-B Professional Care 2000
Quickly getting the work done is precisely what the Oral-B Pro Care 2000 Rechargeable Toothbrush is all about. The Pro 2000 is cost-effective and essentially among the bestselling toothbrush devices readily available on the market today.
In case you are looking for a mid-range price electric brush with no-frills, simple style, and functionality that will keep you satisfied, then you are on the right track. Let us have a closer look at what Oral-B Pro 2000 has to offer.
Unboxing The Oral-B Professional Care 2000
If you were to unbox your brand new Pro 2000 model, these are the things you would find inside:
- The electric toothbrush by Braun (of course)
- 1 x CrossAction brush head
- Charging station
- Instruction manual
In the box, you will likewise find a warranty card for your electric brush. The warranty card requests you to register your Oral-B Pro 2000 online for an extension of one year warranty, extending the guarantee period to three years.
You should most certainly do this, as having such a long warranty is great.
Oral-B Professional 2000 Style and Handle
Sleek with a cozy feel in hand, anybody will not take issue with the design of your electric brush. In contrast to the somewhat more premium electric brushes in the Oral-B range, your Pro 2000 may not have the similar expanse of grippy rubberized material on it. However, there is an exceptional selection of strategically placed raised contours or grips to the chassis that decrease the probability of slipping in hand.
The stylish baby blue colored panel is a smooth touch rubber that extends the height of the brush. Above and below the power key are several raised grips which your thumb effortlessly catches on.
The single power switch rests in a slight recess, yet is pronounced by itself and offers responsive feedback. The lower third of the electric toothbrush displays the battery power symbol, above which is a tiny amount of branding.
Flip the brush around, and the soft white plastic back panel is home to a growing number of raised grips that are functional and practically placed. At the very top of the rear panel is a striking but smartly designed orange plastic which illuminates red when the pressure sensor in the electric brush is activated.
Measuring just 2.5cm x 3cm and no more than 130g, it is a comfortable brush to hold.
Furnished in the box is a single CrossAction brush head, featuring a sequence of angled bristles specifically intended to get rid of plaque effectively as well as ensure they clean deeply between your teeth and gives good coverage over your teeth surfaces.
Although the CrossAction is provided, you need not use this brush head unless you want to feel the difference from the original head. The advantage here is that Braun offers a wide array of various heads for their Oral-B brushes and you may purchase separately the ones that suit you best. You may even share the electric brush with other family members provided, of course, you each have your own brush head.
Simply grip the shaft of the brush head, pull securely away from the brush, and it will detach. To put a new head just line up the hole on the base of the brush head and push strongly down.
More compact than the brush head found on many manual brushes, the head of your Oral-B Pro 2000 is technologically engineered to guarantee you get the best clean. Being smaller size, you can easily reach more area in your mouth and utilize the built-in timer to finish a two-minute cycle which follows the mouth’s four quadrants.
If you power on the brush with one press on the power key, you start the regular clean mode. This will last for about two minutes with 30-minute intervals; you will be able to hear the sound from the brush alter as the brush head oscillation adjusts slightly to indicate a change in the quadrant.
After the 120-second cycle, the brush head will yet again change in oscillation to provide another tone and confirm the cycle has finished. You may keep on cleaning if you prefer.
To switch the electric brush off when in the daily clean mode, press the power button twice.
Charging The Oral-B Pro 2000
The battery life of this Oral-B model is not great. In our tests, we gained about six days of use with a fully-charged brush. Braun’s brushes are not great when it comes to battery up-time, but the Pro 6000 is really bad in that regards. Especially if compared to any Philips models.
Electric toothbrushes priced in this range will, on average, last around 10 days when fully charged. That is if you used them twice a day for two minutes. Running the same test on the Pro 2000 model, only returned 6 days of uptime.
The other downside is with regards to the amount of charging time. Upon unboxing your purchase, it will take about 18 hours to obtain a full charge on the handset. Which is fine, if you only had to do this one time. But, in order to fully charge the brush after 6 or so days, it will take 18 hours each and every time.
Supplied in the package is a charging station. Simply rest the brush on this and link the 2-pin connector to a shaver socket in your bathroom. You can still charge it from the mains with a 3-pin plug, but an adaptor is needed which is readily available in any supermarkets or hardware stores.
In the case of battery life issue, your electric brush can consistently be left charging. There is an inbuilt technology that will prevent it from taking more power than it requires. Nevertheless, to extend the battery life, your brush is advisable to run the battery down on a regular basis and at the minimum twice a year, deplete it entirely.
Features of Oral-B Professional Care 2000
- Daily clean and gum care.
- Powerful movement helps achieve superior results.
- Clinically tested 3D cleaning oscillates, pulsates and rotates to break up and remove plaque greater than your regular manual toothbrush.
- Pressure sensor
- Pro Timer
The noticeable Pressure Sensor on your Oral-B Pro 2000 lights up to forewarn you when you are brushing too hard. Applying a lot of pressure can result in harmful over-brushing.
Also, a useful on-handle timer sounds every thirty seconds to let you recognize when it is time to target brushing the next quadrant of your mouth. The electric brush likewise alerts you have cleaned the recommended 2-minute duration by dentists.
Given its price range, I can certainly say that there are better options on the market.
The brush will do the job, in terms of plaque removal and keeping your teeth clean. But, that can be said just about any toothbrush that is properly used twice a day. For sensitive or receding gums, we recommend these toothbrushes. If you are wearing retainers or braces, check out this comparison article.
Other than that, the design is sleek, and the easy grip handle feels solid in the hand.
Instead, you might want to try the Pro 1000, which has less features, but it is one of the best rated and long lasting electric toothbrushes on the market.
Author: Peter Mayhew
Peter is a dental hygienist in the city of Chicago, IL. In his free time he likes to write blogs and product reviews on anything dental health related.