Okay, we all know dental hygiene is important but we probably don’t find incredible joy by brushing our teeth every morning and night (or more if you’re a better person than myself!) That is until we get a toothbrush to end the battle with all other toothbrushes. I mean the Oral B Genius Pro 6000 series is quite the device and provides an oral experience I’ve never had before (had to!) I received this toothbrush from Bzzagent for my honest review – if you’re interested in receiving free products to review check out Bzzagent! (referral link.)
The Oral B Genius Pro 6000 Series retails for $155 USD from Walmart.com
What’s so special about the Oral B Genius Pro 6000 Series Electric Toothbrush?
Well, unlike a manual toothbrush this has bluetooth and an app that you can sync to your phone to track your brushing habits. It has a colourful light that you can program to be pink, red, blue, yellow, green etc. As well, it has five different settings: Daily Clean, Sensitive, Gum Care, Whitening and Pro Clean. The built-in timer lets you know to switch quadrants in your mouth every 30 seconds and also lets you know when your recommended two minutes are up.
Seriously, this toothbrush seems to have it all! In all honesty, I don’t think I would have ever spent nearly $200 on a toothbrush before I received this. I had no idea how nifty these could be. (I’m definitely getting one for my boyfriend for Christmas – shhh!)
What does it come with?
The Oral B Genius Pro 6000 Series comes with the body, a brush head, a travel case (yes!) and the charging unit.
Let’s talk about the Oral B App
It seems like all technology has to connect to bluetooth and your phone in some way or another. I have a mirror that connects to my phone and doubles as a speaker. Obviously I could never go back to a peasant mirror (a.k.a normal-ass mirror.) So it’s only fitting that a toothbrush will have bluetooth and sync to your phone, right?…Sure.
At first I thought the app was pretty neat. If you get the Pro-8000 Electric Toothbrush you also get a mirror mount for your phone. That way you can set your phone in the holster and watch to see where you’re brushing and get little snippets like the weather and the news. Unfortunately, I received the version where you just hold the phone with your hand… So I never made use of tracking specific places in my mouth that I could be missing.
The first time I used it I also managed to get toothpaste all over my phone which really sucked. Don’t be dumb like me and hold your phone up to your face! The app keeps track of daily dental activities like brushing, flossing and brushing your mouth. If you do these activities everyday you can earn badges – similar to FitBit. You know, because showing my friends my toothbrushing streak is definitely what I’m going to be doing at a party, duh.
The downside to the app; if you don’t manually start the app before you start brushing it will not record your session and boom there goes your perfect brushing streak! I don’t know about you, but I think it’s a bit tedious to bring my phone to the bathroom every morning to brush my teeth. So I stopped using the app. The good thing is that even without the app, the toothbrush still lets you know when your two minutes are up.
Let’s Talk about the Tooth Brush Settings
And by settings I mean I only use one. I have super sensitive teeth due to years of brushing my teeth with a vengeance and causing my gums to recede quite drastically. The Daily Clean setting was wayyy too “spinny” for my liking and I found it to be really harsh on my sensitive mouth. The Whitening setting is a step up from the daily clean and will seriously scrub those teeth of yours! To be honest, I have yet to try the gum care setting as I am quite content with the sensitive setting (denoted with a feather!)
I really love that the Oral B Genius Pro 6000 Series toothbrush has a pressure sensor and when you press down to hard on your teeth (which I am notorious for) it flashes red letting you know to stop trying to scrub your teeth to death. I never realized how harsh I was on my mouth until I received this and it was going red every other second – I’m doing much better now!
You can also get different brush heads depending on your preference and how you would like to use your brush. Oral B sells specific brush heads for whitening, daily clean and gum care. I have only used the brush head that I received with the package and I find it to be pretty good.
Let’s Talk about my opinion
I’ve honestly never been so excited for a toothbrush in my entire life. I think most of it was because I didn’t have to pay for it (we all get giddy for free things)… but I think it is well worth the investment. It easily puts manual toothbrushes and battery-powered toothbrushes to shame! The battery life is really good, I get about a week with simply using the sensitive setting and brushing twice a day. I’ve used battery powered toothbrushes in the past and I hated how bulky they are and how quickly their battery runs out. At least something that is rechargeable is a little bit better for the environment than a toothbrush where you’re going through batteries out your wazoo.
Aren’t you a Green blogger? Is this even good for the environment?
I’m fighting the internal battle of being a green blogger, trying to minimize my waste and then happily using something that is made of plastic. The brush heads have nowhere else to go but in the trash when they are done (did I mention that the brush tells you when to change the brush head!?) It’s hard when you know that you’re going to be judged if you don’t practice what you preach (a.k.a being better for the environment.) Dental care is very important to me because of my sensitivities and the last thing I want is to go the dentist and have more cavities filled in, teeth pulled or worse… I use this with a natural toothpaste (Green Beaver!) and the combination seems like the perfect fit.
This is the best electric toothbrush; I think it is a really good investment in your oral health and I have fallen head over heels in love with it. Who knew that a toothbrush could bring on such romantic feelings? Not me. But hey, my teeth are pretty happy! (If teeth could feel emotions.)
Have you ever fallen in love with a toothbrush… or is it just me?