What do you do when you really want to buy something with multiple options? Most probably, you will compare product features and then will go for the best one similar will be the case before purchasing an electric toothbrush as they are going to be with you for a period of almost 2 to 3 years, and you want to make sure that it must be the best one according to your requirements.
To help you and guide you through your purchase of an electric toothbrush here, we are going to take a look at oral b 1000 vs. 1500.
Oral B 1000 Vs. 1500
For comparison, we will take a look at there to distinguish features, and at the end, we will decide which one may be the best pick.
Color Choice and Price Difference
Oral b pro-1500 came in only white color while Oral b 1000 had two color varieties, black and white. If we talk about price, pro-1000 is a little cheaper than pro-1500.
Both the electric toothbrushes look the same from the front and have no significant difference except for the red sensor on the backside of oral b pro-1500, a pressure indicator. Here our main concern is cleaning action and features related to cleaning so that we can ignore its appearance to some extent.
Now let’s talk about the significant feature, the cleaning mode of brushes. When you press the power button of Oral b pro-1000, you start experiencing its only mode, the classic daily clean mode.
On the other hand, if we consider Oral-b pro-1500, we get two cleaning modes, the first one is the same as the oral-b pro-1000, and when you press the button twice, you get into the sensitive mode Oral b pro-1500. As the name indicates, this cleaning mode is a gentle action mode and doesn’t use the full available power; instead, it uses less motor energy and is appropriate for someone with receding gum and gingivitis.
Another difference that makes Oral b 1500 superior to Oral b 1000 is battery power.
The Oral b 1000 battery can deliver 8800 oscillations and 20000 pulsations, but on the other hand, 1500 motors provide 9900 oscillations and 45000 pulsations. This means that Oral b 1500 daily clean mode is more potent than Oral b 1000 clean mode.
Both the brushes will deliver their Maximum power when the daily clean mode is selected. But as we know, there is a sensitive mode on Oral b 1500. At this mode, oral b pro-1500 delivers 7400 oscillations and 33000 pulsations per minute. This is the main difference that may force you to choose Oral b pro-1500.
Both brushes look almost identical except for the red panel you observe on the backside of Oral b 1500, which Oral b 1000 doesn’t have. If you brush your teeth with more pressure, this reddish-orange panel will shine, giving you a signal to slow down and reduce pressure.
On the other hand, Oral b 1000 also has a pressure sensor but is not a visual or musical alert. Its pressure sensor is not visible, but it will slow down when applying excessive pressure. You may observe a slight change in brush motor sound. This automatic slowing down feature is also present in pro 5000. The motor speed will return to normal in both toothbrushes when excessive pressure is removed.
Both brushes are rechargeable brushes with built-in batteries, but their charging and backup times are different. This is because the Oral b pro-1000 has an old nickel-metal hydride battery that lasts for just seven days, while on the other hand, Oral b 5000 utilizes lithium-ion battery, which more precisely offers a backup of 14 days 56 minutes when used twice a day for 2 minutes as compared to 7 days and 28 minutes of its competitive model.
Also, because of the battery difference, their charging time is different oral b pro-1000 needs 15 hours while oral b 1500 takes just 12. There is just a difference of 3 hours which is not much and can be ignored, but there is a 7-day difference in backup time which can’t be ignored easily
These are all the main differences which these two toothbrushes have. Now we will also take a look at the summary of their similarities, which will help us know more about these two features.
- Both Oral b 1000 and Oral b 1500has a built-in 2 minutes timer and 30 seconds pacer.
- Both come with accessories, including one cross-action brush head, a water-resistant handle, and a charging port.
- Both offer two year warranty period and are approved by ADA.
Does one clean better than the other?
The main concern or feature we all look for in a toothbrush is its cleaning action. All features become secondary if the brush doesn’t clean teeth effectively. If we consider the cleaning action of these two toothbrushes, we may say that Oral b 1500 is a little better than Oral b pro-1000.
The only reason which makes it superior to Oral b pro-1000 is its different cleaning modes. This makes it suitable for people with oral issues. The other feature is its motor power difference. In my opinion, both the toothbrushes are approved by ADA, so both can clean your teeth effectively. Oral b 1500 can clean your teeth a little better, but the results of Oral b pro-1000 are still entirely satisfactory. If you are old or suffering from gum inflammation, Oral b 1500 is better.