Oral B Vs Sonicare – Which Offers Best Electric Toothbrush 2019?

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Oral B vs Sonicare? What differentiates Braun Oral B from Philips Sonicare electric toothbrushes is mainly the brushing technology. While Oral B electric toothbrushes employ Rotations and Oscillations brushing technology, the Philips Sonicare toothbrushes, on the other hand, uses vibrations also called Sonic technology. This involves movements of the bristles at ultra-high speeds (62000 movements per minute) alongside your teeth.

  • Ultrasonic technology simply means that the bristles make numerous circular movements around your teeth that sweep fluid around your teeth and in between crevices of your teeth to remove any food residue and plaque.
  • The overall effect of ultrasonic movements is that your teeth become whiter and your gums get stronger and healthier because most of the plaque that makes your gums weak is easily removed when cleaning.
  • Whereas, the combination of rotation and oscillation technique is the one used in almost all Oral B toothbrushes. In the Rotation and Oscillation technology, the brush head makes semi-circular back and forth movements as you brush from tooth to tooth. This technology ensures that each tooth is brushed effectively.
  • Recently Oral B has added pulsating movements in their high range brushes. Pulsations make the bristles to move in between teeth in an “in-out” movement of 0.5mm made by the brush head.
  • This 3D technology (rotation, oscillation, and pulsation) is now generally referred to as Oral-b professional care Series. It involves angled movements of the brush that make 40,000 pulses per minute and 8,800 bristle oscillations that remove plaque around your tooth.
  • The brush is angled at 16 degrees for best results that cover all dimensions of your teeth. Scientific research indicates that 3D rotary technique of cleaning teeth is effective in removing plaque and organic stains.
  • It also reduces gingivitis inflammation and stain formation. This technique can make your teeth a few shades whiter in a matter of two weeks and removes four times more plaque than a manual toothbrush.

Despite the brushing technology differences, there are also other factors such as the history, appearance and design prices and many more that differentiate these two top brands (read detailed reviews below).

No.ImageElectric ToothbrushRange 
1.Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart Electric, Rechargeable toothbrush for Complete Oral Care, with Charging Travel Case, 5 modes, and 8 Brush Heads – 9700 Series, Lunar Blue, HX9957/51Premium Model
2.Oral-B Genius Pro 8000 Electronic Power Rechargeable Battery Electric Toothbrush with Bluetooth Connectivity, Amazon Dash Replenishment EnabledPremium Model
3.Philips Sonicare HealthyWhite+ electric rechargeable toothbrush, HX8911Medium
4.Oral-B Pro 6000 SmartSeries Electronic Power Rechargeable Battery Electric Toothbrush with Bluetooth Connectivity, White, Powered by BraunMedium
5.Philips Sonicare Essence Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, WhiteBasic Model
6.Oral-B Black Pro 1000 Power Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush Powered by BraunBasic Model

Oral B vs Sonicare 2019


Oral B

Braun Oral B was first started by a doctor from California called DR. Robert W. Hutson. It was the first company to make toothbrushes with soft bristles that were gentle to gums.

The Californian doctor later sold his patented Oral B toothbrush (then called Oral B 60) to Gillette and Braun that is owned by Proctor and Gamble. Oral B is now a subsidiary of Proctor and Gamble.

Philips Sonicare

Philips Sonicare initially started as an entrepreneurial project by an electric engineer named David Gulliani. He teamed up with two University professors to form a company called Gemtec.

They launched their first toothbrush in 1992. They later rebranded themselves as Optiva. Optiva was sold to Philips domestic appliances subsidiary and renamed Philips Oral health.

It became very popular and became the best selling toothbrush in the USA, In 2003 they renamed it Philips Sonicare for marketing purposes.

Two Minutes Timer

One common feature between Philips Sonicare and Oral B is the two minutes timer. The timer alerts you when you have brushed for the dentist-recommended two minutes. It also alerts you every 30 seconds to move from one section/quarter of the mouth (quadrant) to the next one, so that all sections of your mouth are given adequate care and attention.

Charging Stations

Both have charging stations with relatively small footprint.

Two Years Guarantee

Both brands offer two years guarantee on their toothbrushes. Oral B offers to return your money if at all you are not happy with your purchase within 60 days while Sonicare allows only 28 days money back guarantee after the purchase.

LCD screen display

Both have models that have LCD screen display.

Battery Life

How long does the battery last after charge: In general, toothbrushes by Philips Sonicare have long-lasting battery life. They last up to three weeks after only one full charge. This can be quite helpful especially if you are traveling. Meanwhile, Oral B brushes have a far shorter battery life of between 7 to 10 days. The new Oral B Genius 8000 has a battery life of 12 days. This might however not be a big deal if you mainly use your toothbrush at home. You can choose to charge it after a couple of days to keep the charge topped up.

Voltage Features

Voltage Features: All Oral B toothbrushes operate only on American standard voltage of 110 volts. This means they can only be used in the USA. In case you travel abroad you will need a converter. Sonicare toothbrushes on the other hand support both 220V and 110V which enables you to charge the toothbrush both on American standard volts sockets and international sockets that support 220V system.

Noise and Feel

Philips Sonicare toothbrushes are relatively quiet when in use compared to Oral B which are generally noisier. However, once you get used to your toothbrush, the noise is not such a bother. It is tolerable noise.

Look and Feel

When it comes to look and feel: Sonicare brush heads look like traditional manual brushes. They are oblong in shape while Oral B brush heads are rounded and do not look like traditions toothbrushes. According to Oral B, the rounded shape of their brush heads is inspired by dentistry tools. High-end Sonicare brush handles are made of rubber and matte. Oral B, on the other hand, has an ergonomic handle made of rubber.

Timers, Quadpacers and Pressure Sensors

Although both Sonicare and Oral B have timers and quad-pacers, the Sonicare one only sounds off every 30 seconds to alert you that you should move to another quadrant in your mouth when brushing while Oral B especially the more recent ones like Genius 8000 buzzes and also visually signals you by flashing light on the customizable 360 smart ring. They also have a digital timer which you can view in their flagship smart guide. This way you also easily monitor visually that you are brushing for the recommended 2 minutes.

Pressure sensors alert you when you are brushing too hard. Brushing too hard can be harmful to your gums. Almost all Oral B brushes have pressure sensors integrated into them apart from Oral B Deep Sweep 1000 and the battery operated Oral B Vitality Series.

Meanwhile, in the Philips Sonicare range, only the Philips Sonicare Flexcare HX6921/02 and the new DiamondClean Smart Sonic Series 9500/ 9700 with Bluetooth connectivity features a pressure sensor. However, all Sonicare toothbrushes will starter and stall when you apply too much pressure. This is as close they come to having an inbuilt pressure sensor.

Brushing Modes

Sonicare and Oral B both have different toothbrush modes in their range; However, Oral B has a wide selection of brushing modes than Sonicare. For instance, Sonicare’s high end toothbrush, Philips DiamondClean has five brushing modes compared to the Oral B that has six brushing modes.

Brush Heads

Oral B has a wider selection of brush heads than Sonicare. The cool thing is that all variations of Oral-B’s brush heads are compatible with all different Oral B toothbrush models, from high end to basic models. This means you can use Oral B 7000 brush head on an Oral B 3000 toothbrush. Their brush heads are also relatively cheaper than Sonicare.

On the other hand, not all Sonicare replacement brush heads are compatible with different models. Their replacement brush head is slightly more expensive than Oral B.

Grapevine has it that Sonicare’s brush head last longer than Oral B. Initially Sonicare brush heads (according to official e-manuals of E-series models like Elite and Essence) lasted for six months but they recently changed that to three months just like Oral B.

Philips Sonicare brush heads come in two versions: standard and compact. The standard one is similar to manual brushes while the compact is smallish.

DiamondClean, Adaptive Clean, Simply Clean, E-series, ProResults and Sonicare for Kids come fitted with the compact brush head.

All Sonicare models have a compatible compact brush head. The compact small brush heads easily access those difficult to reach areas in our mouth.

For this reason and the noise aspect, some people consider Sonicare brushes to be more comfortable to use than Oral B electric toothbrush.


Philips Sonicare toothbrushes are generally considered more costly than Oral B. However, a lot also depends on where you buy from, if you buy from Online stores like Amazon, you are bound to get a discounted and competitive price.

Though Oral B clearly has more variety when it comes to brush heads and also employ advanced technology in their toothbrushes, they are cheaper than Sonicare.

Variety and Comfort when in Use

Sonicare have put much effort into making their toothbrush as comfortable and easy to use as possible. Their brush heads are small, just like manual brushes, they are relatively less noisy when in use and they have an easy-start feature that reduces the number of rotations the bristles make to enable a new user get accustomed to using the electric toothbrush.

The rotations will be gradually increased until you get comfortable with using an electric toothbrush.

All these efforts and features make it easy for you to effortlessly transition from using a manual toothbrush to an electric one. My research of hundreds of customer feedback indicates that many people find Sonicare toothbrushes more comfortable to use than Oral B., In my opinion, this is why Sonicare brushes are still popular, in spite of their relatively higher price point compared to Oral B.


Oral B brushes especially the top end ones have classy features like Bluetooth connectivity and the wireless Smartguide that tracks your brushing progress. Most have a visual digital timer. They have differently designed brush heads and generally look more modern and cool.

Sonicare on the other part has a simpler look. They look like traditional manual brushes. Its high end brushes like the FlexCare Platinum also have additional features like charging glass (DiamondClean), USB connectivity and smart sensors that have Bluetooth connectivity.

Bluetooth Connectivity

Philips Sonicare has only two models with blue technology embedded in it: DiamondClean Smart Series and Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected, These two brushes have smart sensors that send your brushing data to Sonicare App that will give you feedback and coach on how to improve your brushing experience for better results.

Oral B has the smart guide technology the uses Bluetooth to connect the toothbrush to a smart device. This enables users to track their tooth cleaning regime to know the progress they are making. The Bluetooth connectivity enables users to visually see their oral cleaning on a Smartphone screen.

These are the Toothbrushes by Oral B that have the Bluetooth technology feature: Pro 5000, 6000, 7500 and 8000 Smart Series.

Ultra Violet Sanitizer

Only Philips Sonicare electric toothbrushes have a UV Sanitizer. Philips Sonicare introduced UV Sanitizer in their top-end models. The UV sanitizer ensures that your toothbrush is 100% of free of germs and bacteria.

When your brush is stored in the open, there is a chance that stray microorganisms might get in contact with your brush. This could be in form of dust or any in the imaginable thing.

Boiling the brush in water is out of the question since the bristles are made of plastic. Running cold water on the brush does not get rid all microorganisms that may be on the toothbrush.

However, with a UV sanitizer, all germs and microorganisms will be denatured by Ultra Violet rays.

Availability of Tongue Cleaning Feature

Philips Sonicare brand toothbrushes don’t have tongue cleaning feature in their toothbrushes but they sell a tongue cleaner separately. Meanwhile, Oral B has the tongue cleaner functionality in its Oral B precision 7000 model.

Dual Charging System

Philips Sonicare, as already mentioned has a double charging system. You can charge the electric toothbrush on American standards sockets and on international electric sockets that usually operate on 220 voltages.


Oral B Electric Toothbrush Models

  • Braun Oral-B Genius 8000, and 9600
  • Oral-B Pro series 7500, 7000, 6000, 5000, 4000, 3000, 1000
  • Oral-B Deep Sweep 5000
  • Oral-B Vitality
  • Oral B Kids electric toothbrush

All the Oral-B models have been specially designed such that they can be placed back on their charging unit after using them without being on the risk of overcharging. It is usually recommended that after every 6 months, you completely discharge its battery then charge it fully again to keep it at its optimal level.

These toothbrushes use s a newly designed brush-heads that have an increased tooth coverage with a broader sweeping motion. This gives an overall better result when removing plaque. They feature a high speed bristle action that gives you that powerful yet gentle brushing action that ensures a deep cleaning action along your gum lines and in between your teeth. The oral-B models feature a slim design that allows you to easily access the hard-to reach ares of your mouth.

Apart from the cleaning action, the brushes have an illuminated display that when the brush is turned on, the back light will let you know which brushing mode you are on. A convenient charge indicator is also available to let you know of the battery levels at all times or when the toothbrush requires recharging.

These models feature a start-timer and a quad-pacer that ensures you brush your teeth properly and effectively. The smart-timer encourages you to brush your teeth for 2 minutes while the quad-pacer lets you know when it is time to change to the next quadrant of your mouth by beeping in intervals of 30 seconds.

The brushing modes. Oral B has different cleaning modes for the 2000 model upwards. The models start with the daily clean mode, and you simply have to press the mode button on the on/off switch to change to the preferred mode.

  • The deep clean mode. This mode sets the timer to clean your teeth for 3 minutes.
  • The daily clean mode. This mode is the regular mode of cleaning your teeth. -The massage mode. This mode is specifically designed to clean sensitive areas like the gums.
  • The sensitive mode- This mode is the option to use whenever you want to clean sensitive gums or teeth.
  • The polish mode. This mode is intense and helps to whiten your teeth giving them an extra sparkle. To achieve the best results, it is recommended that you use the ProBright brush head with this mode.

The Oral-B Vitality model

In the Braun range, The Oral-B vitality is the simplest and basic option. This model has a simple on and off switch, a simple timer that buzzes after the two recommended minutes to let you know that your brushing time is over and the lowest rotations. The base is also the heaviest and the thickest in the Braun range.

This model comes with a couple of different colors. This lets you buy the preferred base unit with a given brush of your choice. This model is compatible with various other heads including the deep sweep head thus allowing you to customize the toothbrush to your needs.

Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush Models

  • DiamondClean
  • Protectiveclean
  • Philips Flexcare Platinum connected
  • Philips Sonicare essence: HX5610/04, HX5610/30, HX5620/20, HX5630/50
  • Philips Sonicare healthywhite: HX6731/02
  • Philips Sonicare for kids: HX6311/02, HX6311/07
  • Philips Sonicare Flexcare+: HX6921/02, HX6921/04, HX6911/02
  • Philips Sonicare 2 series and series 3 plaque control
  • Philips Sonicare easy clean: HX6511/50

Oral B vs Sonicare Electric Toothbrush

Oral B 8000 vs Sonicare Diamondclean

Let us compare the new Oral-B Genius Pro 8000 vs Philips Sonicare Diamondclean. According to Oral B the new Oral B Genius 8000 is their most highly developed toothbrush yet.

What are the differences between Oral B 8000 and Philips Sonicare Diamondclean?

As we all know the Philips Sonicare and Oral B are the key players in the electric toothbrush industry.

They are always head to head with each other in producing the best electric toothbrush in the market.

Oral B was the first to design a brush that connects to a smartphone app via Bluetooth connectivity.  Sonicare did not waste time; they came up with Sonicare Flexcare Platinum connected that uses blue tooth connectivity to aid users in improving their teeth cleaning skills.

However, the flagship DiamondClean which is arguably the most prestigious Sonicare brush did not have Bluetooth connectivity.

All that changed in May 2017 when Sonicare unleashed The DiamondClean Smart Sonic Series with an App that provides a 3D mapping of your teeth cleaning progress.

  • The DiamondClean Smart Sonic Series 9700 comes in six different colors (Pink, Grey, Black, Amethyst, Lunar Blue and Rose Gold). Oral B Genius 8000 comes in two colors: black and white. The DiamondClean smart sonic has a seamless matte finish that is only interrupted by the on-off button while the Oral B Genius has both rubber and matte finish.
  • Both brushes have ergonomic handles but DiamondClean has a slightly better grip that Oral B 8000 Genius. In the Look and Feel Sonicare DiamondClean Smart Sonic 9700/9500 is a clear winner here.
  • The NEW Genius 8000 employs face recognition technology to identify places you have not brushed. This helps you to cover all zones so that you never miss any section. All this information is pictorially displayed on your smartphone via an App.
  • The New Smart Sonic DiamondClean 9700/9500 has a 3D mouth map that tracks your brushing as you clean and reminds you to put more emphasis on areas you could have missed. This is done using a feature called “Touch Up” which requests you to re-do sections you might have missed to ensure that you effectively cover every zone when brushing your teeth.

In this section, there is no clear winner, both Oral B Genius 8000 and DiamondClean 9700/9500 track your teeth cleaning session, real-time and pictorially show you areas you have missed so as to go over them and brush effectively. The Genius 8000 has a 360 “Smart Ring” that can be customised with 12 different colors. The ring works hand in hand with the incorporated timer and pressure sensor to give you feedback on how hard you are brushing and the brushing time you have used.

The New DiamondClean has a pressure sensor and scrubbing sensor that alerts you when you are brushing too hard. It also has a tongue cleaner. However, unlike the Oral B 8000 Genius customizable smart ring that can be customised with a raft of 12 colors, the DiamondClean pressure sensor is signaled by a ring of light that flashes at the base of the handle.

If colors are your thing, then the Oral B genius 8000 wins in this section. The quadpacer and timers in the new Smart Sonic series DiamondClean only buzz to notify you to move to the next quadrant or to tell you that you have brushed for the dentists recommended two minutes. Once again the Smart Series keeps it simple, no customizable lights.

The pressure sensor in the Oral B 8000 Genius intuitively slows down the speed of the brush in addition to visually alerting you via the smart ring. Philips DiamondClean on the other has a microchip fitted in the brush head that will detect your brushing intensity and then pairs it with the most appropriate cleaning mode.

If you are using the adaptive head, it has an inbuilt mechanism to absorb any excessive pressure you might exert so that you do not harm your gums. In the pressure sensor section, the Oral B 8000 Genius is a clear winner because it automatically slows down the speed of the brush and also alerts you. The Diamond clean only visually alerts you. However, their new Adaptive brushing head is made of rubber which is scientifically calibrated absorb any excessive pressure by the use.

The new DiamondClean also has three cleaning intensities (high, mid and low) which you can choose to protect yourself against such issues like brushing too hard. However, all these measures have to either pre-set or selected manually and not automatically as in the New Oral B 8000 Genius.

Both Oral B 8000 Genius and the new DiamondClean Smart Sonic Series 9300/9500/9700 have a deluxe traveling charger. The Oral B 8000 Genius has a nifty USB port that can be used to charge both your brush and mobile phone at the same time.

You also get a charging base you can connect to a socket and charge your brush. The DiamondClean Smart series, on the other hand, has wireless charging. No messing up with wires. You get a charging glass that uses magnetic induction technology to charge your brush. The traveling case is sleek and elegant in both feel and form.

Diamond Clean brushes use both American 110 volts and international 220 volts charging system. The batteries last for u to 14 days on a single charge while the Oral B can only stay charged for up to 12 days o a full charge. In the Charging and Travel Case section, the new DiamondClean is a clear winner.

You simply can’t beat wireless charging. You also get longer battery life on a single charge with the Diamond Clean.

Cleaning Modes

The Oral B Genius features 6 cleaning modes (Daily clean for day to day cleaning- basic cleaning; Gum care; messages and stimulate the gums to improve immunity of gums; Sensitive, the speed intensity is reduced to cater for sensitive teeth; Whitening for whitening the surface of from teeth by polishing them and removing stains; Tongue cleaning mode for –cleans the tongue to remove any odours and Pro-clean that intensifies the cleaning regime by faster bristle movements).

The New Diamond Clean 9300/9500/9700 smart sonic series has five cleaning modes and three intensities: Clean for superior daily cleaning, White for whitening your teeth and removing surface stains; Deep clean for a detailed deep clean using the adaptive brush head that flexes the contours of your teeth; Gum health for gentle gum cleaning and tongue care for cleaning your tongue. The three intensities are high medium and low. Choose any of the intensities to customise your teeth cleansing.

Ora B 8000 vs Philips Sonicare Diamondclean- Which is better?

As you can see the choice between the new DiamondClean Smart and Oral B genius is all about the health benefits you will get and the ease of use.

Oral B 7000 vs Philips Sonicare Diamondclean

Oral B 7000 vs Sonicare Diamondclean? It is no doubt that Oral B Pro 7000 and Sonicare DiamondClean 9700 Smart Series are top range premium electric toothbrushes with features that make teeth cleaning effortless, fun and most importantly effective. They both leave you with that feeling you get after you leave a dentist chair after a thorough clean. So what exactly makes these two flagship toothbrushes tick? Let’s find out by first exploring key features and how they can benefit you in your teeth cleaning regime.

What is the Difference between Oral B 7000 and Sonicare Diamondclean?

  • Cleaning technique: Just like the age-old Oral B vs Sonicare, the DiamondClean uses sonic vibration technology, while the Pro 7000 uses pulsations, oscillations, and rotations to break up plaque from the teeth.
  • The Pro 7000 has Bluetooth capabilities that improve functionality while DiamondClean does not.
  • The DiamondClean can be charged using a USB charger even directly from a laptop. It can be charged using its charging glass too. The Pro 7000 uses a more traditional charging stand.
  • The DiamondClean comes with 2 brush heads of the same model. The Pro 7000 comes with 3 different brush heads.
  • The Pro 7000 has a pressure sensor which the DiamondClean lacks.
  • The DiamondClean has 5 brushing modes while the Pro 7000 has 6 modes
  • The Pro 7000 has skid-resistant handling on the body which the DiamondClean lacks.
  • The DiamondClean has a longer battery life of up to 20 days on a full charge while the Pro 7000 goes for about 10 days.
  • The Pro 7000 has a round brush to align around each tooth head while the DiamondClean brush head is shaped more like a manual toothbrush head.


  • Both have different cleaning modes
  • They both have LED displays to indicate the current brushing mode.
  • Both have timers to ensure that you brush your teeth for a total of the recommended 2 minutes.
  • Both come with replacement brushes.
  • They both have rechargeable batteries.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, each toothbrush has its distinct pros and cons. The choice between the two brushes lies heavily upon personal preferences. The DiamondClean’s ease of use and minimalistic design ensures a simpler experience for users, especially those transitioning from manual to electric toothbrushes. The Pro 7000 provides more features, more cleaning modes, more brush heads and a more intuitive experience with real-time feedback, and would be better suited for a user who is already used to electric toothbrushes and is looking for something more.

Oral B Pro 1000 vs Sonicare Essence

Both these low priced toothbrushes are simple but still effective at cleaning your teeth. They both have one basic brushing mode: Clean/daily clean. They also have the two minutes and timer and quadrant.

Apart from the bristle indicator in the Oral B 1000 black or white , there is nothing that really separates these two other than:

Philips Sonicare trademark long-lasting batteries and comfortable cleaning experience (Sonicare brushes are relatively less noisy than Oral B.

Sonicare brush heads look similar to manual brushes and most customers find this comfortable when in use.

Philips Sonicare Essence features an angled neck handle and bristles that are contoured that make for a comfortable brushing experience.

It also has the easy start feature that enables new users to get used to the Sonicare cleaning experience by reducing the number of vibrations of the brush when they initially start using Sonicare brushes. The vibrations are then gradually increased to the maximum 31000 strokes per minute when one gets used to cleaning with Sonicare brushes.

If you are looking for a functional affordable toothbrush then the Philips Sonicare HX5610 is the one to go for.

Philips Sonicare 5100 vs Oral B 3000

Philips Sonicare Protectiveclean vs Oral B? As always the battle between Sonicare vs Oral B is never ending so its inevitable to consider how the protective performs in relation to comparatively similar toothbrushes from the Oral B range.

Well, the new improved mid-range Sonicare 4100, 5100 and 6100 seems to be an attempt by Sonicare to capture the mid-range electric toothbrush market. It could be argued that Sonicare probably has a greater market share of the high range market given how well its flagship premium toothbrush; Sonicare DiamondClean is doing in the market.

Oral B 3000 vs Philips Sonicare Protectiveclean 5100

The Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 5100 could be compared to Oral-B Pro 3000 . These two have a pressure sensor.

Oral B 3000 has three cleaning modes (gum care, white and clean) just like the 5100. The thing that separates these two is the battery life and the Brush Sync feature present in the 5100 that automatically pairs a brush head to the right mode. Sonicare models have a longer battery life compared to Oral B. The manufacturer says the 5100 has a battery life of 14 days; however out testers got 28 days battery life on the 5100 (brushing for 2 minutes two times a day) after only one charge

Since these two have more or less the same features, the Philips Sonicare Protectiveclean 5100 has an edge over Oral B 3000 because in addition to all the features the Oral B 3000 has, the 5100 has a longer battery life of 14 days compared to the standard 7 days battery life in most Oral B toothbrushes. It also has Brush Sync feature that intuitively pairs any brush head to the appropriate cleaning mode for maximum cleaning efficiency and a travel case.

The 5100 has LED light forThe Oral B has no travel case but offers Bluetooth connectivity. On the balance of all these features, the Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 5100 offers benefits like long battery life and traveling case that provide more value for money.

Oral B 3000 vs Sonicare 2 Series Plaque Control HX6211/30

In this case, though the Oral B 3000 has more cleaning modes, it does not offer dedicated brushing modes that dislodge caked in plaque. As we know complete removal of plaque is quite crucial in oral care.

Sonicare Plaque control has a dedicated Proresults brush head that is said to be quite effective in removing plaque.

It also has three intensities to cater to diverse dental hygiene needs and has a long lasting battery for your convenience. For this reason, you will be better off going for Sonicare 2 Series. In our opinion, it offers better value for money given that it is competitively priced. Its closest model Sonicare 3 Series is arguably the best electric toothbrush for sensitive and receding gums, it will easily win any oral b vs sonicare receding gums contest.

Oral B 5000 vs Sonicare Flexcare Plus

These two have different number brushing modes:

In this case, the Oral B 5000 has an edge because it has teeth whitening mode. However, this will depend on your personal preferences.

The Flexcare plus HX6921/30 runs on patented sonic technology that most customers find comfortable. It’s batteries last three weeks and like most Philips Sonicare, toothbrushes, it has a dual charging system.

However the Oral B 5000 precision professional not only do you get a whitening and gum mode unlike the Flexcare Plus that only has gum care, you also get smart guide Bluetooth connectivity.

With the smart guide, you can track your tooth cleaning regime to see where to make an improvement.

Choosing the Oral B pro 5000 here over the Sonicare Flex plus will give you more bang for your money.

Oral B pro precision is highly recommended by dental experts largely because of its tooth by tooth cleaning and has proved to be a hit with many customers.

In this case, you are better off going for Oral B 5000 pro smart series with blue tooth connectivity if you are looking for a toothbrush in this price range.

However when you compare Philips Sonicare Diamondclean vs oral b 5000, the DiamondClean is a winner because is has superior cleaning modes, long-lasting battery and runs on patented sonic technology that is clinically proven to dislodge more plaque than a manual brush.


also has the adaptive brush head that flexes the contours of every tooth to ensure that every inch of surface on your tooth is covered.

The swirling sonic revolution sweep fluids in between your teeth and they form ripples that remove plaque hidden plaque including under your gums.

Oral B Pro 6000 vs Philips Sonicare Flexcare Plus

Although the Flexcare Plus has quality features like illuminated lighting, premium travel case, and long lasting brush. We think the Oral B 6000 comes close to offering more or less the same features yet it is more fairly priced compared to the Sonicare Flexcare Plus. However when it comes to oral b vs sonicare whitening, the Flexcare platinum with whitening mode is a strong contender.

Which is Better Oral B or Sonicare?

In the battle between Sonicare vs Oral B, we all agree that both of them are the best electric toothbrush brands on the market:

Both these patented techniques of oral hygiene have data-driven evidence that proves them to be effective in cleaning teeth. They have both been scientifically proven to remove plaque hidden under the gum and in-between teeth. In spite of the high-speed movements in Philips Sonicare Sonic technology and Braun Oral B 3D (rotating, oscillating and pulsating) technology, both of these patented cleaning techniques are gentle on the gum and offer overall comfortable cleaning experience.

Some studies indicate that Sonicare is slightly better at reducing gingivitis inflammation than Oral B. However the margins are so small to make any solid conclusion.

Clinical Studies- References

  1. sheffield.academia.edu/PeterRobinson/Papers/387134/Manual_versus_powered_toothbrushing_for_oral_health
  2. A six-month clinical comparison of the efficacy of the Sonicare and the Braun Oral-B electric toothbrushes on improving periodontal health in adult periodontitis patients.
  3. A comparison of the Braun Oral-B 3D plaque remover and the Sonicare plus electric toothbrush in removing naturally occurring extrinsic staining
  4. Comparison of an oscillating/rotating electric toothbrush and a ‘sonic’ toothbrush in plaque-removing ability.

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