Are you familiar with the term “understated luxury”? It refers to products which undoubtedly belong in the “premium” category, but whose design lacks the jarring ostentation so common in many top-tier goods. The understated product doesn’t scream “Hey world, look at me!” It discretely whispers – so softly it can only be detected by its owner and those of equally refined taste – “I am here. I am magnificent, and only you shall know.”
Is this an ad for a luxury car? No – this is a review of an electric toothbrush. That toothbrush, however, is the Oral-B Pro 7000 Black. It’s designed and manufactured by the world-leading, and number-one dentist-recommended oral hygiene company, Oral-B – and it is, indeed, magnificent.
Pro 7000 Power Brush Features
- Rechargeable integrated battery.
- Six cleaning modes: Daily Clean, Sensitive, Gum Care, Deep Clean, Whitening – plus tongue cleaning.
- Elegant black travel case protects toothbrush when you’re on the go.
- Includes wireless SmartGuide.
- Syncs with Oral-B app to provide a personalized brushing coach, helping you clean more effectively.
- Includes CrossAction, Sensitive, FlossAction and 3D White brush heads.
Oral-B Pro 7000 Black Electric Toothbrush Overview
Six Cleaning Modes Provide Incredible Versatility
The Oral Pro 7000 Black is comprehensively designed – it features six cleaning modes: Daily Clean, Sensitive, Gum Care, Deep Clean and Whitening.
Daily Clean is perfect for every-day cleaning; Sensitive moves the brush head more slowly, reducing pressure on teeth and gums; Gum Care stimulates gum tissue – helpful in cases of gum recession; Deep Cleaning increases total brushing time for maximum results; and Whitening varies the brush’s rotational speed, helping to polish away stubborn surface stains.
The tongue cleaning setting may feel a bit foreign at first, but it’s superb at removing bacterial buildup and excess keratin from the tongue’s surface, encouraging fresh breath, and a clean, healthy-looking tongue.
To ensure that you don’t become over-enthusiastic with so many cleaning modes at your disposal, the Pro 7000 Black features an integrated pressure sensor that alerts you when too much pressure is applied. Over-brushing – too hard and vigorously – can irritate gum tissue, and wears out brush heads prematurely.
Four Brush Heads for Professional Results
The included brush heads – CrossAction (with 16 degree-angled bristles that clean deep between teeth, and remove three hundred percent more plaque than a manual toothbrush), Sensitive (with Oral-B’s softest bristles), FlossAction (with Micropulse bristles that provide a clinically superior, floss-like clean), and 3D White (whose special polishing cup removes tenacious surface stains, while bristles sweep away plaque) – when paired with six cleaning modes, provide a dental office clean in the comfort of your own home.
Wireless SmartGuide and Bluetooth Encourage Good Habits
Using Oral-B’s wireless SmartGuide – a small, sleek LCD display – is like having a dentist or oral hygienist standing next to you while you brush (but with none of the pressure, and at a significantly lower cost!). The SmartGuide connects to the Pro 7000 Black electric toothbrush, guiding you through each cleaning with real-time feedback, ensuring you brush all four quadrants of your mouth evenly, for a total of two dentist-recommended minutes.
For an even more comprehensive overview of your brushing habits and history, try the Oral-B app. It’s available for iOS and Android, and free to install. Simply load the app onto your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or tablet, sync your device to the Pro 7000, and start brushing. A wealth of information – including total cleaning time, a quadrant and 2-minute timer, excess pressure warning and calendar-based brushing history – are displayed and stored in the app.
Exquisite Design, Superb Engineering
German engineers have a reputation for single-minded, unwavering adherence to the highest standards. The stereotype certainly holds true for the Pro 7000 – it is German-engineered, and is built exceedingly well.
Its acceleration surpasses that of a tire-burning sports car. Purpose-built gaskets and seals resist water at up to 500 millibars – that’s over 7 pounds per square inch. The matching travel case – quite honestly, the nicest case I’ve ever seen included with an electric toothbrush, and I’ve seen plenty – has a hinged lid, holds two brush heads and is made of high-tech silicone and other exotic, un-guessable materials that only a brilliant German engineer would know how to incorporate so seamlessly.
Oh – and the brush looks brilliant, too: Gloss-white plastic, a sculpted black body and a rubberized, subtle grey gripping section that makes the Pro 7000 Black as nice to hold as it is to look at.
While you can certainly purchase an adequate electric toothbrush for a lower cost, Oral-B’s Pro 7000 Black is one of those items which, despite the relatively high price, dispel any sense of doubt the moment you put it to use. It’s fantastically well-made, highly-rated (by myself and many others), does what it’s supposed to exceedingly well, and oozes quality – but in the most understated way possible. I recommend it without reservation.