Oral B Pro 1000 vs Sonicare 4100 ? Recently, Sonicare has introduced Philips Sonicare Protectiveclean 4100 to compete for head to head with the Oral B 1000. Check also, Oral B Pro 1000 Vs Sonicare Essence.
Let us see how these two cheap electric toothbrushes differ from each other.
Both Oral B Pro 1000 and Philips Sonicare Protectiveclean 4100 have in-built in pressure sensors that alert you when you brush hard. While that of 1000 model slows down the brush when noticed that you are brushing too hard, that of 4100 model produces a pulsing sound.
You are advised not to brush your teeth or gums very hard; this advice is to protect you from gum recession and tooth decay. The pressure sensor is there to alert you not to put too much pressure on your teeth and gums but rather focus on guiding your brush to do its job.
2 Minute Timer with Quadrapacer
Both Oral B 1000 and Sonicare 4100 feature built-in 2-minute timer with quadrapacer. Dentist recommends that you brush for two minutes twice a day; the two-minute timer will help you achieve this and the pacer will buzz after every thirty seconds to alert you to move from cleaning one mouth section to another until all 4 mouth sections are covered.
Philips Sonicare 4100 comes with inbuilt-in ‘BrushSync technology’ same as top end Philips Sonicare Diamondclean Smart electric toothbrushes, Oral B Pro 1000 lacks this feature. What this technology does is that it records your brush head usage and alerts you when to replace it. As you might have heard or been aware that you need to change your brush head after every 3 months time to get rid of accumulated germs and reduced effectiveness. Now the BrushSync technology will cause an amber light to flash on brush handle as a reminder for you to change the brush head if you opt to go for 4100 model.
Apart from that both Oral B and Philips Sonicare brush heads feature fades in bristles as another means to remind you to change your brush head.
This is where Philips Sonicare wins all the time when competing with Oral B electric toothbrushes. And so is in this case of Sonicare 4100 vs Oral B 1000. On a full charge, the Philips 4100 battery goes up to 14 days time while that of Oral B 1000 lasts only in 7 to 10 days time.
Apart from that with both of them, you get a charging station. Whereas the protectiveclean works on 110-220v, the pro-1000 works on 110-130V.
Sonicare 4100 features an ‘easy-start program’, Oral B 1000 lacks this feature. What the Easy-Start Program does is that it introduces you to using an electric toothbrush in 14 cleaning sessions. It start by offering very low cleaning speed and increases it with time as you continue using it. After 14 sessions it will now graduate to full speed in which by then you will have already comfortably got used to using the electric toothbrush. It is a great feature, especially for those, are who are scared to start using an electric toothbrush.
Oral B 1000 like most Oral B electric toothbrushes uses 3D cleaning technology (rotating, vibrating and pulsating ) to offer a tooth to tooth cleaning experience using a small round brush head. Sonicare 4100, on the other hand, uses sonic technology that sweeps plaque from side to side.
Where Sonicare claims 4100 model can remove up to 7 times plaque than a manual toothbrush, Oral B, on the other hand, claims, 1000 model can remove up to 300% more plaque than a manual toothbrush.
Other Deciding Factors
- Both these 2 models by Oral B and Sonicare are suitable to use with braces, crowns, veneers and fillings
- Both comes with one cleaning mode (daily clean) and one brush head. You can buy extra brush heads on demand
- They all lack Bluetooth connectivity, and a travel case
- In terms of colour options, while Oral B 1000 comes in black, white and green, Philips Sonicare protectiveclean 4100 comes in black and white only
- Equally, you get 2 years warranty from each and can increase a few more months warranty if you remember to register it online.
- At the time of writing, the Sonicare 4100 model is cheaper than the pro-1000 model.
- Check, Philips Sonicare Protectiveclean 4100 vs 5100 vs 6100.
Oral B Pro 1000 vs Sonicare 4100, Which is Better?
From the key features discussed above and the price range, you can agree with me that Philips Sonicare Protectiveclean 4100 is the best over Oral B Pro 1000 power rechargeable electric toothbrush. While 4100 features a built-in pressure sensor, 2-minute timer with pacer like pro-1000 model, the Sonicare 4100 tops it up with ‘BrushSyncy technology that reminds you when to change the brush head, an ‘Easy-Start Program that gently introduces you to using the electric toothbrush up to the comfort zone and long-lasting battery life’. And Above all, it is cheaper than the Oral B electric toothbrush 1000 model.