For a couple of weeks now I’ve been testing the Oral-B Genius 8000 toothbrush and today I am going to review it for you guys. Spoiler alert. I love it! All other electronic toothbrushes I’ve had so far eventually just ended up lying in a corner of my bathroom covered in dust. This has not and certainly will not happen with the Oral-B Genius 8000 because its app makes it so addictive to use, but more on that later.
First of all I’d like to talk about what comes in the Oral-B Genius 8000 box:
- Rechargeable Genius 8000 toothbrush
- CrossAction brush head
- Sensitive brush head
- 3D White brush head
- Charging station with storage room for four brush heads
- Premium travel case
- Smartphone holder
As always I’ve got to talk about the design in the beginning. To be honest I have seen and owned other electronic toothbrushes that had a more clean, subtle and sophisticated design than the Oral-B Genius 8000. I’m not saying that I don’t agree with the design of it at all but in this price range I would expect a neater look. This does not just go for the toothbrush and heads but also for the charging station and the travel case. However I must say that I am a huge fan of the little different coloured rings you can put on the brush heads so that if you’re sharing the toothbrush you always know which brush head is yours.
Next up I’d like to introduce you to the five available brush heads:
- CrossAction is the most advanced brush head with angled bristles for a precise clean
- The FlossAction brush head has micropulse bristles that allow for an outstanding plaque removal in the interdental areas
- The 3D White brush head features a special polishing cup to naturally whiten your teeth
- The Sensitive brush head has an extra soft bristle structure that is gentle on teeth and gums
- The TriZone brush head features triple zone cleaning action for plaque removal
So far I’ve tried the Sensitive and the 3D White brush head and found both to be highly effective but personally I prefer the sensitive one as my gums get irritated quickly. The heads as well as the toothbrush do a great job in removing plaque and giving you those smooth and pearly whites.
Oral-B has created an app which works with this toothbrush via bluetooth. The first thing I did after downloading the app was change the colour of the ring that lights up to pink of course. 🙂 Naturally it isn’t the app’s sole purpose to change the ring’s colour but has many other (and more important) features. Instead of me trying to explain all the features of the app how about you see for yourself in the following video.
Since day one I’ve been using the app while brushing my teeth. The main benefit of the app for me is that it motivates me to brush my teeth regularly and especially to clean my tongue, floss and rinse more frequently. It’s amazing to see your progress and see how often you’ve brushed your teeth. At first I was a little sceptical about the smartphone holder as I was scared it would drop off the mirror and my beloved phone could possibly (GASP!) get damaged. Do not fret, it hasn’t fallen down once in the weeks that I’ve been using it.
The toothbrush itself has five different brushing modes:
- Daily Clean is the standard mode for daily mouth cleaning
- Pro Clean is for an extraordinary clean feeling which is achieved by a higher frequency
- Sensitive is gentle, yet thorough for sensitive areas
- Whitening is a polishing for occasional or everyday use
- Massage is a gentle massage for the gums
As I said in the beginning I am a huge fan of this toothbrush and it is my favourite so far. I find it cleans the teeth thoroughly yet gently. Another major plus for me is the app as it motivates me to not only brush but also floss more often. The only drawback I can find is that the design of the products and the quality of the travel case could be a bit higher in this price range. Apart from that I am highly satisfied with the Oral-B Genius 8000 and recommend it to anyone looking for a quality toothbrush with many different functions and an amazingly motivating app.
Do you use an electronic or non electronic toothbrush?