The Oral-B Professional Healthy Clean Precision 1000 is a watered down version of more expensive Oral-B electric toothbrushes -- such as the Best Reviewed Oral-B Professional Healthy Clean Precision 4000 (*Est. $100). It doesn't have all of the bells and whistles, but it cleans teeth just as effectively and is made of the same durable components.
Basic but effective. Like other Oral-B electric toothbrushes, the Professional Healthy Clean Precision 1000 (formerly the ProfessionalCare 1000) uses three types of movement to clean teeth: oscillating, rotating and pulsating. The toothbrush produces 40,000 pulsations and 8,800 oscillations per minute. It has one cleaning mode and a built-in two-minute timer with 30-second intervals.
The Oral-B Professional Healthy Clean Precision 1000 does well in professional testing, where it places just behind the Oral-B Professional Healthy Clean Precision 4000 (*Est. $100) and the Sonicare FlexCare (*Est. $120). Users at Amazon.com and Walmart.com say it does an excellent job of cleaning. One user says, "You can feel the difference when you pass your tongue over your teeth after brushing."
Reviewers point out that the model is very basic compared to other more expensive models. One says, "It's well positioned for those who want the most crucial functions without the bells and whistles."
Made to last. Several owners at Amazon.com say they purchased the Professional Healthy Clean Precision 1000 as a replacement for an Oral-B electric toothbrush they have used for 5 to 10 years and sometimes longer. Reviewers say Oral-B toothbrushes are high quality and made to last. The toothbrush has a two-year warranty and a 60-day satisfaction guarantee.
Simple and easy to use. Reviewers say the simplicity of the Professional Healthy Clean Precision 1000 makes it easy to use. It only has one brushing mode, and users say that's all they need. Users also say they are impressed with the small footprint of the charger, which doesn't take up too much counter space. Some say the pressure sensor is fairly useless, however, because the change in movement is barely noticeable.
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Review Credibility: Very Good Fifteen staffers at ConsumerReports.org test 10 electric toothbrushes, including the Oral-B ProfessionalCare 1000, for a week. Each toothbrush is evaluated for comfort, convenience, ease of use and overall plaque removal.
Review: Toothbrushes, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, July 2011
Review Credibility: Good The Oral-B Professional Healthy Clean Precision 1000 (formerly the Oral-B ProfessionalCare 1000) gets an overall rating of 4.3 stars in more than 300 reviews.. Users say the toothbrush is basic, but it has the most important features and it cleans teeth well.
Review: Oral-B Professional Healthy Clean Precision 1000 Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of November 2012
Review Credibility: Good Users at Walmart.com give the Oral-B ProfessionalCare 1000 an overall rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars based on about 70 reviews. Reviews here, however, aren't as detailed as those listed at Amazon.com.
Review: Oral-B Professional Care 1000 Electric Toothbrush, Contributors to Walmart.com, As of November 2012
Review Credibility: Fair The Oral-B ProfessionalCare 1000 is one of the highest rated electric toothbrushes at Target.com. Users give it an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on more than 20 reviews. Reviewers say it does an excellent job of cleaning teeth and doesn't take up too much counter space.
Review: Oral-B Professional Care 1000 Rechargeable Toothbrush, Contributors to Target.com, As of November 2012