Oral B 1000, 1500, and 3000 – Comparison of 3 Cheapest OralB Toothbrush Models

By Ted Gerner | February 12, 2019

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.

Feature Comparison – Oral B Pro 1000 vs 3000

Model nameOral-B Professional Healthy Clean Precision 1000Oral-B Professional Healthy Clean + Sensitive Gum Care Precision 3000

Oral-B White Pro 1000 Power Rechargeable Toothbrush Powered by BraunOral-B Pro 1000Check Price

Oral-B Pro 3000 Electronic Power Rechargeable Battery Electric Toothbrush with Bluetooth Connectivity Powered by BraunOral-B Pro 3000Check Price

Model number D16.513.UD20.515.3
External timerNoNo
Brushing modes1 - Daily Clean 3 - Daily Clean, Sensitive, and Whitening
Brush Movements20,000 pulsations/min; +8,800 oscillations/min 40,000 pulsations/min; +8,800 oscillations/min
Visual Pressure IndicatorNoYes
Included brush heads1 Precision Clean brush head
UV sanitizerNoNo
Charger typePortable charging station
Travel chargerNoNo
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Differences Between Oral B 1000 and 3000 models

Cleaning Modes

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

Brush movements

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.

oral b 1000 vs 3000

Package contents

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.

If you think you need information about other toothbrushes, go to our homepage for more details!

Feature Comparison – Oral B Pro 1000 vs 1500

Coming soon!

Differences Between Oral B 1000 and 1500 models

Cleaning Modes

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.

Brush movements

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.

Package contents

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.