If you are looking for your first power toothbrush or you simply are a frugal person who wants to pay only for toothbrush features you are going to use every day, the entry-level power toothbrushes from Oral B – the Oral B 1000 or 3000 – look like a very attractive choice.
OralB 1000 and OralB 3000 seem to be very similar brushes. What sets them apart and is it worth to pay twice as much for the 3000th model?
Let’s find out and begin with checking the comparison table.
- 1 Feature Comparison – Oral B Pro 1000 vs 3000
- 2 Differences Between Oral B 1000 and 3000 models
- 3 Which model should I get?
- 4 Feature Comparison – Oral B Pro 1000 vs 1500
- 5 Differences Between Oral B 1000 and 1500 models
- 6 Comparison vs 500 / 2000 / 2500
Feature Comparison – Oral B Pro 1000 vs 3000
|Model name||Oral-B Professional Healthy Clean Precision 1000||Oral-B Professional Healthy Clean + Sensitive Gum Care Precision 3000|
|Brushing modes||1 - Daily Clean||3 - Daily Clean, Sensitive, and Whitening|
|Brush Movements||20,000 pulsations/min; +8,800 oscillations/min||40,000 pulsations/min; +8,800 oscillations/min|
|Visual Pressure Indicator||No||Yes|
|Included brush heads||1 Precision Clean brush head|
|Charger type||Portable charging station|
|Review||Read our review!||Read our review!|
Differences Between Oral B 1000 and 3000 models
OralB 1000 – only one brushing mode – the Daily Clean Mode
OralB 3000 – three modes – Daily Clean, Sensitive for gentle cleaning of sensitive teeth and gums, and Whitening for extra care
Both brushes use advanced OralB technology that is generating 8800 oscillations per minute. The difference is in a number of pulsations per minute. The 1000th model makes 20,000 pulsations per minute, and 3000th model makes 40,000 pulsation movements per minute.
OralB 1000 – 1 toothbrush handle, 1 charging station, and 1 Precision Clean brush head
OralB 3000 – 1 toothbrush handle, 1 charging station with a brush head storage box for 4 brushes and 1 Precision Clean brush head
Is it really all? Yes, it seems to me.
Basically, there are 2 differences – 3 brushing modes vs 1 mode and bundled brush head storage box.
Which model should I get?
It depends if I want to pay a premium for the 2 extra brushing modes and brush-head box. That is really it.
If you have sensitive teeth and you need this Sensitive brushing mode, you will most probably choose the 3000 model. If you think that you can live with ‘only’ one brushing mode, get the OralB 1000.
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Feature Comparison – Oral B Pro 1000 vs 1500
Differences Between Oral B 1000 and 1500 models
The specs page on the manufacturer’s website claims that both brushes have only one brushing mode – the Daily Clean Mode. It looks appropriate because model name 1xxx means 1 mode.
Then I checked the product page on Amazon.com here, several Oral B Pro 1500 users say that it has 2 modes – Daily Clean and Sensitive.
I have contacted Oral B to clarify this matter.
As I have already mentioned above, the Oral B 1000 generates 8800 oscillations and 20000 pulsations per minute.
The newer and more powerful motor of 1500 model makes 9900 oscillations and 45000 pulsations per minute.
Both packages have 1 toothbrush handle, 1 charging station, and 1 brush head – Precision Clean for 1000 and CrossAction for 1500 model.
Comparison vs 500 / 2000 / 2500
These two models are often compared with other entry level Oral B toothbrushes e.g. 500, 2000, and 2500 models. I am working on article explaining differences between these brushes.