Both Oral B Pro 500 and 1000 models have 2 minute timer, one cleaning modes, use NHM battery with 7 day that lasts 7 to 10 days before a need to charge it again but, what is the difference between them?
Difference between Oral B Pro 500 vs 1000 Specs
The key difference is that the Oral B Pro 500 employs 2D cleaning technology but, the Oral B Pro 1000 uses 3D cleaning action. The 3D cleaning action is clinically considered the best brushing technology out there.
|Oral B Pro 500||Oral B Pro 1000|
|-Employs 2D cleaning action (rotating and vibrating)|
–Lacks pressure sensor
-One precision clean brush head
–Cleans 100% better than a manual brush
|-Employs 3D cleaning action (rotation, vibration and pulsating)|
–Has a pressure sensor
-One crossAction brush head
–Cleans 300% better than a manual one
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- Oral B Pro 500 2D cleaning action causes the brush to rotate and vibrate removing 100% dental plaque. Pro 1000 rotates, vibrates, and pulsates to remove up to 300% more plaque than the manual toothbrush
- Oral Pro 1000 has a built-in pressure sensor in contrast the Pro 500 model lacks this. The 1000 sensor slows down the toothbrush speed as a means to alert you not to brush your teeth so hard. Brushing your teeth and gums too firmly can result in gum recession and or tooth sensitivity.
- Both of these electric toothbrushes include one small, round brush head that offers tooth to tooth cleaning action. However, while the Pro 500 includes a precision clean brush head that has long bristles for cleaning hard-to-reach areas, the Pro 1000 electric toothbrush comes with a ‘CrossAction brush head’ with angled bristles to offer comprehensive cleaning aimed at removing more dental plaque.
Both toothbrushes are compatible with most of Oral B brush heads and therefore, you can choose to buy more brush heads later or at the time of buying a brush. You are advised, however, to change the brush head after every 3 months of continuous use for effectiveness and oral hygiene purpose.
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They both feature one cleaning mode (daily clean) compared to 6 cleaning modes (sensitive, gum care, daily clean, deep clean, whitening and tongue cleaning) of the top end Braun electric toothbrushes
Both come with 2-minute timer to help you brush at 2 minutes recommended dentist brushing time, twice a day and a brushing pacer that buzzes after every 30 seconds to alert you to move into cleaning another area of the mouth
They both include the standard nickel-metal hydride that lasts 7 to 10 days before a need to charge it again. Yet, other electric toothbrushes such as Smart 1500 uses Lithium-ion battery that when full charges go up to 14 days time
No travel case included in either of them.
They both offer round brush handles, though the 1000 model is longer and slimmer than the 500 model.
4. Which is Better, Oral B Pro 1000 or 500?
The Oral B Pro 1000 electric toothbrush is the best by miles taking the fact that it has a pressure sensor to stop you from hurting your teeth and gums. And a 3D cleaning action that is better at removing more dental plaque on teeth and along the gum line than the brushes that use 2D movement.
If you have sensitive teeth or bleeding gums, you may want to go for Pro 3000 which has a sensitive cleaning mode to help you brush your teeth gently. Check Pro 1000 vs 3000.
But if you are on a budget and just want a better option to a manual toothbrush, then the Pro 500 Electric Power Rechargeable Toothbrush is still a good option to go for.
5. Price Comparison
Check also, Oral B Pro 1000 vs 1500.
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Dr. Tom Bell has a PhD in Medical Anthropology. He has a keen interest in oral health topics and is the founder of dentalrave. He has been an oral health researcher and electric toothbrush enthusiast for over 10 years. Tom works with Awin and others in his research. When not talking about dental hygiene and gadgets, Tom likes spending time outdoors hiking.