In this new article, I want to discuss the differences between the Oral-B Black 7000 and the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum. I know there are already many explanations about both of them, but this is a full comparison just between these two very good electric toothbrushes.
Before beginning, I want you to know that both of them are going to do a great job to clean and protect your teeth in case you decide to buy. The difference is made by small things which can prove helpful for some people.
And now let’s begin our Oral-B Black 7000 and Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum comparison.
Electric toothbrush Power
The Oral-B Black 7000 as well as the Philips FlexCare Platinum have a lot of power, but there is a difference between them. The Oral-B Black 7000 has 40,000 pulsations per minute and 8,800 oscillations, which is huge, and you can see quick improvements after brushing with it.
On the other hand, the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum uses sonic technology with 31,000 strokes per minute, which is still enough for a complete cleaning of your teeth.
Like I said, the difference exists and the Oral-B Black 7000 is more powerful than the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum.
The Oral-B Black works with most Oral-B brush heads: Floss Action, Precision Clean, Sensitive, Power Tip, ProWhite, Dual Clean, Deep Sweep, and Ortho. This is why this toothbrush is so popular.
The FlexCare Platinum also works with most of the brush heads from Philips: DiamondClean, InterCare, ProResults, Sensitive, Standard, and Compact.
If we put everything head to head then we’ll see that there is almost no difference between the Oral-B Black 7000 and the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum when it comes to brush heads. There is a small advantage for the Oral-B Black because you can choose from a larger number of brush heads, but if you prefer the Philips Sonicare then go for it.
Electric toothbrush cleaning modes
The Oral-B Black 7000 has six brushing modes: Daily Clean, Deep Clean, Whitening, Sensitive, Massage, and Tongue Cleaning. This is the most advanced toothbrush when it comes to cleaning modes.
The Sonicare FlexCare Platinum has just three cleaning modes: Clean, White, and Gum Care.
Like I said, the Oral-B Black 7000 has more cleaning modes than any other electric toothbrush at the moment and this is why I consider this toothbrush better than the Philips FlexCare Platinum when it comes to cleaning modes.
Toothbrush intensity modes
Well, here we have a very interesting situation because the Oral-B Black 7000 has just one standard intensity even if is the most advanced electric toothbrush. On the other hand, the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum has three intensity modes (low, medium, and high) and it is very interesting to have a toothbrush with more intensity options. You can also mix the three cleaning modes with the intensity modes and clean your teeth exactly the way you want.
The Oral-B Black 7000 comes with the SmartGuide, a small gadget which will show you the timers and let you know when the recommended two minutes for brushing are gone, but also when to change the brushed area.
The FlexCare Platinum has the thirty-second timer (Quadpacer) and the two-minute timer (Smart Timer) to let you know when to change the brushed area and when to stop.
Personally, I think it is better to have these timers with the toothbrush handle like the FlexCare Platinum and this is why I think the FlexCare wins the timers battle.
Easy Start feature
The Oral-B doesn’t use this feature, but the Philips Sonicare FlexCare does. The Easy Start feature will increase the power of the toothbrush over the first uses until you get used to the speed.
Pressure Sensor feature
Both the Oral-B Black 7000 and the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum have the pressure sensor feature. This will alert you when you brush too hard.
The battery life for the Black 7000 is ten days while the FlexCare Platinum has a better battery which lasts for up to three weeks after each full recharge.
One more thing about the battery is that both of these toothbrushes have a multi-charger which can be used with no problem in any country, regardless of whether they use a 110V voltage or more, but the packages may vary and this is why you need to choose carefully.
Both Philips and Oral-B offer a two-year warranty.
If you take a general look over each feature offered by these two electric toothbrushes then you can see that the Oral-B Black 7000 is a little better with more cleaning modes, more power, and more brush heads. The Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum is still a very good toothbrush to buy and I really recommend the FlexCare because, at this moment, there is huge discount on packages containing this electric toothbrush (check the offer here).