Oral B 1000 Vs 3000 – Which Brush Should I Go For?

Oral B 1000 vs 3000

There is no denying that the Oral B brand is synonymous with top-notch dental health. It is virtually impossible to scan a dentist’s chemist shelf and lack a few products from this reputable brand. And if you are in the market for your first electric toothbrush, then an Oral B dental kit should be among your first considerations. In fact, if you only need an affordable toothbrush with only the necessary minimal features that you’re going to use, one of the Oral B entry level variants – the 1000 and 3000 – would easily fit that bill.

 

Oral B 1000

Oral B 3000

Modes of operation

1

3

Plaque remove

3x more than manual

3x more than manual

Brush strokes

20000 per minute

40000 per minute

Benefit

3D Cleaning Action oscillates

Whitens teeth in 21 days

One charge work

up to 1 week

up to 1 week

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Speaking of which, the OralB 3000 and its 1000 cousin appear to be almost similar brushes by virtue of first impressions. So one may wonder what exactly sets the two apart such that one would choose to pay more for the 3000th model and forego the cheaper 1000th model. Well, if this sounds like you, pay close attention.

The Cleaning Modes

While the Oral B 1000 has one main brushing mode – named the Daily Clean Mode – the Oral B 3000 has three main cleaning modes. These include the Daily Clean, Sensitive, and Whitening. Usually, the Daily Clean is often used for regular brushing and the Sensitive mode is reserved for the gentle cleaning of sensitive gums and teeth. On the other hand, the Whitening mode comes in handy when you need that extra care after a normal brushing session.

The Brush Movements

Both of these brushes make use of the Advanced Oral B Technology to dislodge particles between teeth and impact that healthy but elusive smile that we all yearn for, by generating over 8800 oscillations per minute. However, the difference between these two brushes comes in the number of pulsations per very minute. The cheaper 1000th model employs about 20,000 pulsations every minute while the pricier 3000th model makes about 40,000 pulsations per minute. Looking at this alone, you can tell which brush is more effective.

Oral B Brush Movements

That being said, it is worth noting that any brush that makes use of 20,000 pulsations ( or above ) every minute is quite decent enough. And so while the difference in these two brushing movements might seem quite significant on paper and in theory, practically, you are not going to see much difference between the effectiveness of these two Oral B models – unless you are specifically looking for it.

The Accompanying Accessories

At the end of the day, we all appreciate those little extra ‘freebies’ that come attached to any investment that we make. And the script is not any different here either. The OralB 1000, comes packaged with one single toothbrush handle, a single charging station backed up by 1 Precision Clean Brush head.

Precision Clean Brush head

On the other side of the spectrum, the OralB 3000 package consists of a single toothbrush handle and one charging station that has a brush head storage box that can fit 4 brushes. All this is complemented by a single Precision Clean brush head.

Now, on to the big question

Which OralB Entry-level Model should I get?

To answer this question comprehensively, we would have to look at various aspects of these two variants.

For starters, it depends on whether or not you are willing to pay a premium for the two extra brushing modes in the OralB 3000 plus the bigger brush head box. But if you happen to have sensitive gums and teeth, then you have no choice but to go for the pricier OralB 3000 that has a brushing mode that specifically designed for people with sensitive teeth. That said, if you feel that you only need a single brushing mode to make through the day, then you will better off with the less expensive version, the OralB 1000.

Oral B 1000

Oral B 3000

Oral B 1000

Oral B 3000

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With that out of the way, you might also want to know this:

  1. Both models are rechargeable and can be used safely even in a wet bathroom environment. You will appreciate this especially if you have a habit of ‘accidentally’ rinsing off your brush after use.
  2. The Oral B 3000 has a visual pressure indicator on its handle – a feature that is lacking in the Oral B 1000. While the pressure indicator is not such an important of a feature when you are using the general Daily Clean mode, it comes in pretty handy when you are using the Sensitive Gum Care brushing mode. Which, of course, explains why it is absent in the OralB 1000 but present in the Oral B 3000.