Oral B Pro 1000 vs Philips Sonicare 4100 ProtectiveClean

Recently, Sonicare has introduced Philips Sonicare Protective 4100 to compete for head to head with the Oral B 1000. Let us see how these two Oral B Pro 1000 compares with Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 electric toothbrush.

Difference between Oral B Pro 1000 and Philips Sonicare 4100 ProtectiveClean

Pressure Sensor

Both Oral B Pro 1000 and Philips Sonicare 4100 Protectiveclean have in-built in pressure sensors that alert you when you brush hard. Pro 1000 sensor slows down the brush when noticed that you are brushing too hard, but Protectiveclean 4100 produces a pulsing sound.

Remember that 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.

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2 Minute Timer with Quadrapacer

Both Oral B Pro 1000 and Philips Sonicare Protectiveclean 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.

Brushsync Technology

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.

Battery Life

This is where Philips Sonicare wins all the time when competing with Oral B electric toothbrushes. And so is in this case of Philips Sonicare 4100 vs Oral B 1000. On a full charge, the Philips Sonicare 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.

Easy-Start Program

Philips Sonicare Protectiveclean 4100 features an ‘easy-start program’, while, Oral B Pro 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 starts 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.

Brushing Technology

Oral B Pro 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.

And whereas Sonicare claims ProtectiveClean 4100 model can remove up to 7 times plaque than a manual toothbrush, Oral B, on the other hand, claims, Pro 1000 model can remove up to 300% more plaque than a manual toothbrush.


  • 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 also, Oral B Pro 1000 Vs Sonicare Essence. Find all Cyber Monday electric toothbrush deals collated here.

Which is Better, Oral B Pro 1000 or Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100?

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 Sonicare Protectiveclean 4100 features a built-in pressure sensor, 2-minute timer with pacer like Pro-1000 model, the ProtectiveClean 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 Pro 1000 model.

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