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The mister and I use electric toothbrushes. We both love it. My teeth feel clean and polished everytime. For a time, we both had Sonicare and then started using Braun Oral B. In comparison, I prefer using Braun Oral-B for the smaller brushhead and seemingly longer rechargeable battery life.
Anyway, the point of my blog is about the oral B replacement brushheads. The brushheads are a bit expensive so last year I decided to buy the brushheads on ebay. I thought it was strange that the packaging had german words on them. Germany makes great reliable cars so I assumed the brushheads were equally the same. And it was crazy cheap. Everything was fine and dandy after using them. Six months later, I didn’t think nothing of it, but I realized the blue replacement indicator wasn’t fading. Weird. With the mister’s brush, pieces of the plastic were breaking off and he said these brushheads suck. Since my brushhead didn’t break, I thought maybe it was just a fluke. I really should’ve replaced my brushhead after 3-6 months but I depend so much on the blue indicator. I also noticed the bristles weren’t splaying like it usually does on the original brushheads. Again, didn’t think anything of it.
It took my visit to the dentist to realize that I had a fake brushhead. The dentist said the blue indicator was supposed to fade and the bristles are supposed to splay. Using this brushhead was probably the reason why I started seeing stains in between my teeth for the first time. I’ve never had stains before. So let this be a lesson to all of you. You pay more for a good brushhead for a reason. Since my visit to the dentist, I bought a whole pack of brushheads at costco because I’m 100% sure they are authentic. But I haven’t bought any from amazon.com yet. I’m not confident in the sellers enough to buy from them.
If you aren’t sure if you have an real or fake oral b brush head, I took the liberty of making a side by side comparison of real vs. fake. You can also click on this link to tell you the differences (which is what I should’ve done in the first place). The post talks about how to spot a fake. Below are photos of the real and fake brushheads. You can see a little bit of difference. For the side by side comparison photos, the fake brushhead is on the left and has a blue color ring and the real brushhead is on the right and has the yellow ring.
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Beware of buying fake brushheads. You buy a cheap brushhead, you get a cheap brushhead. After my visit to the dentist, I am now stain free.
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