The Oral-B Vitality Dual Clean

The Oral-B Vitality Dual Clean is a cheap electric toothbrush that combines two cleaning actions: one section of the brush head rotates while the other sweeps from side to side. The Vitality offers a good range features including a timer and 2D cleaning action.

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To activate the brush, you press the accented power button found in the upper third on the front of the brush. One press will launch the toothbrush into its only clean mode, and the toothbrush will then run until it is switched off.

The slim profile of this brush makes it look lighter and more user friendly, and this is certainly true when it comes to actually using the brush as it is easy to hold and use on a daily basis. It’s nice and light, unlike some other brushes, which makes it nicer to hold for the full 2 minutes cycle that should be followed when you brush your teeth. It has a maximum height of 22cm, is 3.2cm thick and weighs in 109g when the brush head is attached. The back of the toothbrush is mainly surrounded in a light blue colour rubber for grip, and there is a small darker blue oval shaped section of the front which is where the button is located. Other than this, the rest of the handle is made up of a high gloss white plastic. There is a variety of brush heads available for the Vitality range including Cross Action, Floss Action, 3D White, TriZone and Sensitive.

There are a number of different brush heads available for this type of brush:

  • The Cross Action brush head relies on hundreds of bristles that are angled in different directions. It has been scientifically engineered, to ensure the bristles cross over different parts of the tooth surface more effectively than those brush heads that have standard straight bristles.
  • The Floss Action brush head also oscillates and rotates like the cross action head does however in addition to this it has micropulse bristles which help to achieve a deeper clean.
  • The 3D White brush head has a polishing cup in the centre of it which helps buff teeth up to give them the dentist shine.
  • The Precision Clean brush head, the one provided in the box, also oscillates and rotates like the Cross Action and the Floss Action however it has an added pulsation motion that pulsates to break up plaque and lets the rotation feature sweep it away.
  • The Sensitive brush head has softer bristles that are not angled and are less abrasive on the teeth and gums. Ideal if you have or suffer from increased sensitivity.
  • The TriZone brush head has a sweeping motion which is designed to sweep in-between the teeth to remove more plaque than a manual brush.

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Any electric toothbrush irrespective of brand will be more effective at removing plaque and this is why Oral-B state that up to 100% more plaque can be removed in comparison to a manual toothbrush. 

When the brush requires a charge, it will start to slow down and not work as efficiently. Unfortunately there is no way of telling the brush is low on change other than this.

Brushing for the full 2 minutes is very important, but just as important if not more so is the right technique. Make sure you learn how to clean your teeth properly. You may well notice the sound of the brush motor straining and slowing down if you do apply too much pressure, if this is the case, simply reduce the amount of force you are applying. This should help the motor work to the best of its ability. The bristles of the brush should virtually skim the surfaces of the teeth and do not require a lot of force. You should also note that it is vital to clean your teeth at least twice a day.  Always try to leave 45-60 minutes after eating before you decide to brush.

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Remember to replace your brush head at least once every 3 months or 90 days if not sooner.


Jun 9, 2019 | Home