Lately, I’ve come across all kind of topics on certain dentistry forums where people were asking questions about the latest electric toothbrushes offered by Philips Sonicare and Braun Oral-B.
Most of them want to know which one offers the best electric toothbrush. At a quick look, we can’t see big differences in terms of performance, but this is why I decided to write this article about the latest Philips Sonicare electric toothbrush and the latest Braun Oral-B electric toothbrush.
The Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean has thirty-one thousand oscillations per minute and, because of the traditional look of the brush heads, this electric toothbrush offers an amazing cleaning which is very much appreciated by people from all around the world.
The Oral-B Black 7000 offers a 3D tooth-by-tooth cleaning by making use of oscillations, rotations, and pulsations. It has 40,000 pulsations per minute and 8,800 oscillations.
We think that the Oral-B Black 7000 has more power for cleaning than the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean. Even if the traditional look of the DiamondClean brush heads can make a difference, the Oral-B 7000 offers a complete 3D cleaning.
The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean comes with two brush heads: Standard and Compact. These angled diamond bristles do a very good job when it comes to removing the tooth plaque and even whitening them. You can also use any InterCare or ProResults brush head. The Philips Sonicare brush heads have a more traditional design than the Oral-B brush heads.
The Oral-B 7000 Black comes with two to three brush heads for a complete action over your teeth (the packages can vary). The 3D White will whiten your teeth, the Sensitive brush head can be used if you have sensitive teeth, and the Floss Action heads all offer a better clean between your teeth.
It can be used with the following Oral-B brush heads: Floss Action, Precision Clean, Sensitive, Power Tip, ProWhite, Dual Clean, Deep Sweep, and Ortho.
We consider the Oral-B 7000 Black better than the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean in terms of brush heads. The Oral-B 7000 Black comes with two to three brush heads, depending on the package you choose, and also, if you want to change your brush head then you have several good options. Even so, the Philips Sonicare also has other brush heads you can use and also the traditional look of each brush head may be a decisive factor when choosing an electric toothbrush.
The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean has five cleaning modes: Clean, White, Polish, Gum Care, and Sensitive. It also has an illuminated display to see which mode is selected. The problem is that the display can’t be seen well when brushing so it is hard if you want to change the mode when you’ve already started the brushing.
The Oral-B Black 7000 has six brushing modes: Daily Clean, Deep Clean, Whitening, Sensitive, Massage, and Tongue Cleaning.
It is hard to choose the best electric toothbrush based on the cleaning modes because they are very similar. Anyway, we think that the Oral-B is a little better by giving you the Tongue Cleaning mode, which sometimes can make a difference.
The Philips Sonicare has the Smart Timer and the Quadpacer while the Oral-B Black 7000 comes with the SmartGuide, which will do the same thing.
Even if the Oral-B SmartGuide is a really nice feature, we think that there is no need for that and you can have the timers in the handle. We choose the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean when it comes to the timers.
This is something that the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean doesn’t have and the Oral-B Black 7000 has, so the last one wins.
The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean can be charged by using the dishwasher-safe glass or the travel case, which can be plugged into a wall outlet or a USB port.
The Oral-B Black 7000 can be charged by using the Charging Station or the Charger Travel Pouch.
Both offer multiple charging options, but we think that the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean offers better charging options and one of them is the USB charging.
The Philips DiamondClean battery lasts for up to three weeks while the Oral-B Black battery lasts for just ten days so the Philips wins the battery life battle.
The Philips DiamondClean can work with a 110-220 V but the Oral-B Black 7000 works only on 110V, so you’ll need a converter device, depending on your country. We consider the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean to offer better options when it comes to charging the battery anywhere in the world.
Both Philips and Oral-B offer a two-year warranty.
This is the hard part because it is really hard to choose between two very good electric toothbrushes. If we consider the most important parts from our comparison then we can see that the Oral-B Black 7000 is better than the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean. The difference is not so big and there are people who consider the DiamondClean to be better, but if we take a closer look then we see that the Oral-B offers more brush heads to choose from, a pressure sensor, more power and more cleaning modes which, in the end, are very important features.