A Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush Oral-B Professional Healthy Clean + Floss Action Precision 5000 (Oral-B Professional Healthy Clean Floss Action Precision 5000 Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush(packaging may vary)) was acquired in Amazon US and redirected to Brazil by Shipito. The purchase details have already been reported in a previous article here on Skooter Blog. It is the eighth time I have used the services of Shipito, Browse other purchases.
That Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush Oral-B Professional Healthy Clean + Floss Action Precision 5000 It was the recommendation of my dentist. In fact she did not recommend this particular model, but anyone that new line of Oral-B brushes with rechargeable batteries, which tend to be much better than the models exchanging batteries. This line has only just been launched in Brazil, with a significant delay, with only two models, and at exorbitant prices, like everything else in Brazil, thanks to the prevailing Lulopetismo. In the US the line is much more complete and much lower prices. But as freight to Brazil (via USPS) also not cheap, just chose the Precision 5000 that is top of the line to be worth.
I had already had two electric brushes. One of the very Oral-B, model Cross Action Power, I acquired while living in Canada for as little as C $ 15,00 (Canadians U.S. dollars). Works with one AA battery. It lasted a few months, I ended up bringing it to Brazil, but there came a time that the moisture that was slowly getting into the battery compartment, even if there is a reasonable isolation, just oxidizing the contacts and from there the failed brush motor and enough frustration was inevitable. Furthermore, with a single AA battery, in other words, 1,5V even with new battery, the engine was not very fast and the brush ended up being very “feeble”. My dentist also does not recommend these cell brushes for the same reason, are too weak.
At one point that Procter & Gamble, woman da Oral-B, decided to take the refills of Cross Action Power market, so I ended up with a useless brush, although the DX mysteriously yet can offer this refill the Cross Action Power and that other here too, supposedly genuine.
Afterwards I was with Procter anger & Gamble to discontinue the refills and let those who bought the product in hand. Then bought a Condor, using two AA batteries instead of only one. But she ended up with the same problem of Oral-B. The water was just coming into the battery compartment, the engine began to fail more and in the end I gave up and went back to her also use a common brush.
But the Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush Oral-B Professional Healthy Clean + Floss Action Precision 5000 so far I have nothing to complain. The engine is much stronger, the feeling is that it makes a better cleaning. It also controls excessive brushing force in, controls the brushing time, ultimately, is a much more complete product that electric brushes had before.
Another major advantage of the Precision 5000 It is that the battery is completely sealed inside the brush. Even recharging is done without any electrical contact between brush and charger, porting there is no metallic contact to oxidize. The technology used in the rebound seems to be the same you want to recharge mobile phones just by placing them on a table (for example) prepared for this. I think the idea is to generate some magnetic force that cell detects and converts it into electricity to charge the battery. For cell phones that still seems too science fiction. No case of Precision 5000 It is already a reality. Just put it on the charger and she has flashes the LEDs indicating that doing recharging, without any electrical contact.
Furthermore, If no cell, tablets e laptops, the appeal for this type of recharge seems to restrict the convenience, and perhaps the durability of connectors. Oxidation of contacts should not be a problem for most mobile phone owners, tablets e laptops, except perhaps for people living in coastal cities and people jump in the pool with their phones. But in the case of Precision 5000, everyone vai specify Molha-la to use, then the appeal of this type of recharge is much higher.
I believe one of the reasons why this type of technology is not yet viable on mobile devices, tablets, laptops, etc. is the low efficiency. If it is to spend twice as much or more energy I prefer to continue plugging the device. And in the case of Precision 5000? Does having an electric toothbrush will significantly increase my electric bill? I wondered that maybe the charger could continue to generate the magnetic field that carries the brush indefinitely, even when it already were 100% loaded. To answer this question I used a Kill-A-Watt, device that measures the energy consumption of electrical devices, which also acquired in the days when I lived in Canada. To my surprise and joy, Charger consumption of Precision 5000 It is so low that the Kill-A indicates a zero Watt consumption kW / h. Zero Amperes de corrente, zero VA, and power factor 1. Of course, the reality may not be as beautiful as well in terms of efficiency, perhaps the consumption is just so low the Kill-A-Watt can not detect. But what matters is that I can leave the charger plugged in 24 hours per day, 7 days a week and the impact on my energy bill will be zero or very close to it, which is already far less than I'll save with the dentist to achieve minimally increase the interval between cleaning and other.
A Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush Oral-B Professional Healthy Clean + Floss Action Precision 5000 has 5 operating modes: Daily Clean, Sensitive, Whitening, Massage, e Deep Clean. The first is what I use on a daily basis, a tooth brushing 2 minutes, with 30 seconds for each quadrant. The second is softer, for sensitive teeth. The third is for whitening, room for massage and the fifth is similar to the first, but with a larger time toothbrushing.
One of the accessories is the Smart Guide, a device with an LCD screen that you can engage in the bathroom mirror. It has a support which is bonded with a strong adhesive and the device itself is just embedded in that medium, so it is easy to remove it to wash the mirror. The Smart Guide It is powered by two AA batteries, two AA batteries Duracell accompany. When the brush is not in operation is a nice watch with a smile side. When the brush is running it communicates wirelessly with the Smart Guide so that it counts the brushing time, and warns the quadrant that is being brushed at that time. Estrelinhas also appear as the time each quadrant completes. A brush with the ideal time should show at least 4 stars on the end.
The marking of the quadrants is interesting, for thus it is easier to give equal attention to all the teeth. Without this marking sometimes we go too fast in any quadrant. When brushing one quadrant time is reached, the brush is a very quick break (less than a second), some issues beeps and moves to the next quadrant. The same applies to the last quadrant end. Interestingly, the pattern of beeps is different for each quarter and for the end of brushing.
I had already mentioned that the Precision 5000 It has a strong motor, but not quoted as. In figures is as follows: 40.000 pulsations and 8.800 oscillations per minute. It is certainly much more than we could do with a manual toothbrush. A Precision 5000 also has a pressure sensor. If you press the very strong brush, it slows down (passes to the sensitive mode), glows red in the brush handle and also in Smart Guide. Just relieve the pressure that the lights go out and the rotation back to normal. It is a very nice feature for those who have a tendency to over-tighten the brush, since it is not clear that the pressure, but the movements.
A Precision 5000 It comes with a brushing head Floss Action, but there are several other models can be coupled depending on the user's taste and purpose. Supported models are: Oral-B FlossAction, Oral-B Pro White, Oral-B Sensitive, Oral-B Precision Clean, Oral-B Dual Clean, Oral-B Power Tip, Oral-B Ortho, Oral-B Braces Care Essentials, e Oral-B Tongue Freshener.
Along with the charger, There is a kit which can be placed up 4 brushing heads. Ideally take the head brushing and store it in this case where the brush is loading, thus the brushing head is not exposed. It is possible to share Precision 5000 more people, it is sufficient that each has its own brush heads. The brush heads come with some colorful aneizinhos. Simply choose a color and fit the corresponding ring in the brushing head. Thus it is easy to share the brush and each user to identify your brush head in estojinho easily, only the color ring.
A travel case is also included in Precision 5000. It is up to brush and two brush heads. The battery lasts up 10 days being used 2 times per day, so that in short trips is not necessary to take the boot. The instruction manual of Precision 5000 is in English, Spanish and French.
What can I say to finish is that I am quite satisfied with the Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush Oral-B Professional Healthy Clean + Floss Action Precision 5000. It's almost 3 months using-a. There is no evidence that it will present the same problem as the other, because there are no batteries to replace or metal contacts to oxidize. It also seems to be the ideal companion for my Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser. If I had such technology at my fingertips there are 25 years ago, today maybe I did not have so many restorations. 🙂
See some pictures of Precision 5000 and accessories:
And the purchase summary table:
|Product Name:||Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush Oral-B Professional Healthy Clean + Floss Action Precision 5000|
|Name Original:||Oral-B Professional Healthy Clean Floss Action Precision 5000 Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush(packaging may vary)|
|Current value:||US$ 84,99|
|Payment Method:||Credit Card Visa International (Banco do Brasil)|
|Package Home Country:||USA|
|Purchase Data:||07/10/2013 (Amazon)|
|Submission Date:||15/10/2013 (Shipito -> Brazil)|
|Time in Transit:||10 days (Shipito -> Brazil)|
|Declared content:||Dental Care|
|Type Marked Content:||Gift|
|Taxed:||Yes (more 3 other products in the same package)|
|Taxable Value:||US$ 100,00 (R$ 217,38) (more 3 other products in the same package)|
|Tax Value:||R$ 130,43 (more 3 other products in the same package)|
And I'm ending here with a positive evaluation for Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush Oral-B Professional Healthy Clean + Floss Action Precision 5000 (Oral-B Professional Healthy Clean Floss Action Precision 5000 Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush(packaging may vary)) and also for the Amazon and to Shipito. Do not forget to share the article with your friends if you like. Happy shopping.