For comparison, Costco has the 5000 model for $100, the 7000 for $150, and the DiamondClean for $280. I suspect it is simply last year’s version (or the 2017 version) is what is offered here. The differences are pretty much cosmetic at this point year over year - colors, trim, etc.
God dammit, I just bought twothbrushes from you last week and you turn around and offer better ones? If this were any other website I’d be positively annoyed… but since it’s Meh, I feel only apathy (barely).
Is this This Sonicare?: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/9487838/
If so, am unhappy my dentist told me get the oral-B their office was selling as it was “best.”
Or has oral-B improved in the 20+ years since this study, or these some lessor version?
Any dentists here?
@mollama You do realize that dentists are often bribed, er, provided access to free product, in a quid pro quo arrangement where both sides can claim plausible deniability. Any guess as to which products/drugs/treatments they will then recommend? The Big Pharma model works on dentists, too.
@mike808@mollama Mike808, absolutely, the “drug pusher” model is alive and well in Dentistry as it is with Big Pharma. In fact if your dentist strongly pushes one and says the other is crap, consider the “other.”
BTW both brands have many levels which vary greatly in effectiveness and performance. Though I think the low-end Oral-Bs are definitely worse. The low-end Sonicares seem better to me. Once you get to the high-end, I think both are good and it’s what you feel most comfortable with (different feeling). This is the very high-end Sonicare and I think it’s excellent. I would say a high-end Oral-B is probably good too, but Meh hasn’t found us a deal on that.
@mollama@mike808 I have had a Sonicare for 10+ years and love it. My dental hygienists (3 in that time period) have all said that my teeth and gums are in excellent shape, very clean every time I go in. I don’t floss (I use toothpicks). All 3 of them recommended Sonicare over Oral-B, but all 3 said that Oral-B is a good device, better than manual brushing. All 3 of them used Sonicare personally.
I guess the one thing that bothers me about Oral-B is their shitty advertising claim, which is true but massively misleading. They state, “Unlike Sonicare, Oral-B is the first electric toothbrush to be accepted by the American Dental Association” or wording to that effect. Yea, duh - only ONE can be FIRST, but BOTH Oral-B and Sonicare are ACCEPTED by the ADA - as are VarioSonic, Quip, Arm & Hammer and even a CVS branded model.
@mike808 I do know about pushing, no turnip trucks nearby. Just I thought a while back I had heard really negative press on one electric brand (not here about Quip, more like CNET-type about sonicare or another) so was trying to get a good read from our illustrious community.
As good of a deal this seems and as fancy as the high end models look, I can’t justify the cost to replace my fully functioning, yet disgusting looking, sonicare toothbrush I’ve had for…a decade? Who knows.
I guess that if one is keenly interested in getting dibs on what Meh is selling, waiting for the email might not be a solid strategy.
What’s that? You say you are just venting to make yourself feel better? My apologies, carry on.
It’s a moot point, given the sellout, but we bought the diamond units last time ($7 more) and are happy with the product. As noted elsewhere by @goldnectar, our original Sonicare going on ??? years old was just starting to have shortened battery life, so the brand has shown itself worthy of repeat business.
I’ve had the healthywhite for 2 years and it’s just ok. Bought the flexcare on here for half the price I paid on Amazon for the healthy white and there’s a HUGE difference between the quality of the 2 just from my own personal experience of how well they clean my teeth. Also According to the Phillips rep I spoke with recently (warranty claim for the healthy white as its malfunctioning) the flexcare is the level just below diamond clean. Healthywhite is not in the same league as either. Going to get another set of flexcare if they ever bring them back.