When you're travelling with a family, luggage space is at a premium. So many things to take with you: clothes, medication, toys, books, gadgets etc. Having a child with special needs means we also have to carry food that our son would eat, so one of our suitcases has a couple of spacious insulated freezer bags which food.
Typically I take regular manual toothbrushes and toothpaste with us, as I just don't have any extra space for an electric toothbrush and also worry that it might get broken during the trip.
The Oral-B Pro 2500 electric toothbrush, however, comes with a free travel case for compact storage which helps keep it safe. The travel case is sleek enough to be slipped inside the suitcase.
Inside the box you will find a brush, a brush head, a sturdy plastic travel case, a stand with a 2-pin charging cable and an instructions leaflet.
Oral-B Pro 2500 comes in either black or pink.
Most of the electric toothbrushes do a better job of cleaning teeth than a manual one.
What makes Oral-B 2500 different? It's the professionally inspired design of the CrossAction toothbrush. Its bristles are angled at 16 degrees, so it surrounds each tooth you work on, by giving it a thorough 3d cleaning action. It reaches deep between teeth, it rotates, oscillates and pulsates.
If you press your toothbrush too hard, the visible pressure sensor lights up.
It works in two modes - daily clean (comprehensive everyday cleaning) and gum care (it gently stimulates gums).
It also has an in-built timer which would help you to brush your teeth for the recommended 2 minutes. The timer buzzes every 30 seconds to alert you to move to another part of the mouth.
The toothbrush is easy to use. As Oral-B offers a good choice of replacement heads, the Oral-B Pro 2500 is compatible with a wide range of toothbrush heads. To maintain a high level of hygiene and cleanliness, it is recommended to change the toothbrush heads every 3-4 months.
A fully charged Oral-B Pro 2500 electric toothbrush lasts for up to 7 days with regular use. That's again a bonus when you travel.
You might consider buying a 2 to 3-pin/prong adaptor plug. Since we travel quite often, we have plenty of these adaptors, but you might need to get one in case your bathroom doesn't have a 2 pin plug port.
I have already been using an Oral-B electric toothbrush in the past, a different model, and was interested to compare the results. Oral-B Pro 2500 works very effectively. My teeth feel cleaner.
If you compare the electric toothbrush to a manual one, the effect is almost immediate, as the quality of cleaning is superior.
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Disclosure: I received the toothbrush for the purposes of testing and reviewing. All opinions are my own.