Oral-B Deep Sweep 1000 is everything an entry-level electric toothbrush should be. It’s simple to use, has some really useful features, a solid battery and most importantly, it does leave the teeth squeaky clean.
Deep Sweep is my third electric toothbrush, the first two being way more expensive and feature-rich. Yet I like Deep Sweep the best for its flawless cleaning action and simplicity. My mouth is full of implants and crowns and this is the only electric brush so far that doesn’t hurt at all.
When it comes to electric toothbrushes specially crafted for sensitive teeth and gum, Deep Sweep is miles ahead of its competitors.
But hey! Just because it worked for me doesn’t mean you’ll have the same experience. I decided to write this review to help you understand the ins and outs of this model. Instead of taking my word for it, I want you to figure out whether this electric brush is worth your time and money.
Before the detailed description, here’s the TD; LR, just in case you are in a rush:
Oral-B Deep Sweep 1000 in a Nutshell:
- 40,000 pulsations and 8,800 deep sweeps per minute can eliminate the sneakiest plaque buildup from all corners of your mouth.
- Gentle on teeth and gum, ideal for someone with an oral injury, braces, implants or crowns.
- The stock brush head is wider than most electric toothbrushes, allowing a more thorough cleaning action.
- The blue color bristles on the tip of the brush are “Indicator bristles”. You know it’s time to change the brush head when the blue color fades.
- Triple Zone Cleaning Technology employs three different lengths of bristles on the head for deep cleaning in hard-to-reach areas.
- Comes with only one type of head (2 counts). The handle fits all the Oral-B heads, so replacement would be the least of your problems.
- Oral B 1000 has a 30-seconds timer for each quadrant of the mouth for a proper 2-minutes cleaning session.
- Waterproof handle. Can be used in the shower.
- With full charge, the battery can easily hold up for a week if you brush twice a day. Takes about 20 hours to fully charge for the first time.
Oral-B Deep Sweep 1000: In-Depth Review
If it’s your first electric toothbrush purchase and you’re not sure if it’s worth it, let me assure you that it is.
Manual brushes can’t reach all the corners as effectively as sonic toothbrushes. Deep Sweep has all the features most people will need to sweep off plaque and debris from the nooks and crannies of teeth. Here’s how this Oral-B sonic brush achieves this feat:
Deep sweep looks just like any other electric toothbrush with a plain On/Off switch on the handle. It’s delightfully lightweight and the rubberized handle provides a strong grasp, even if your hands are wet and clumsy. The bottom of the handle, where the charging hole resides, is made in Germany (by Braun). The handle is waterproof and therefore, can be safely used in the shower.
You can spot a battery and an electric plug icon on the handle whose jobs are to tell you what’s going on with the battery. The plug icon turns red when the battery is low and the battery icon blinks green light when the battery is charging.
The charging dock included in the package has a knob on it. For charging the brush, you’ll simply have to fit the small recess at the base of the handle into the knob. The brush won’t click or lock into place which bugged me a little at first. However, this has never affected the charging process, so I won’t count it as a major drawback.
The charger dock features a 4 feet cord which is adequate to stretch from wall socket to bathroom countertop in most houses. It operates on 110v-130v, meaning you’ll have to carry an adapter if you’re traveling outside the U.S. Not a big deal.
It’s mildly disappointing that you can’t use the brush right out of the box. You will have to charge it first and the first charge could take up to 20 hours. Don’t let that put you off.
The next charges will take less time, about 16-18 hours. Once fully charged, you can forget about charging for almost a week. All these features make Oral-B Deep Sweep a great travel buddy. I just wish the package included a travel pouch. Nevermind.
I loved the fact that it doesn’t require twisting the head to lock in place. My previous brushes had to be set up that way and when I removed the heads, I could always spot some dirty water left inside the handle. It looked gross.
The toothbrush comes with only one type of head but the shaft can fit almost every head Oral-B offers. I never went for any other type of bristle as stock brushing head is perfect for me.
The bristles are neither too soft nor too abrasive. I know it’s time to replace it when the blue color on the bristles fade. The bristles rapidly sweep from side to side to kick out all the mess from the corners of your teeth. Moreover, the gentle vibration of the head gives my gums a soothing massage which makes brushing more enjoyable than it usually is.
My hygienist seemed quite content with my oral health the last time I visited her. I have to admit that my mouth feels cleaner, my teeth appear whiter and there’s no trace of cavity as of now. I couldn’t possibly ask for more.
The built-in timer that vibrates every 30 seconds tells you when it’s time to switch the quadrant. Oral-B recommends brushing in 4 quadrants: Upper-right, upper left, lower right, lower left for full 2-minutes.
No, 2-minutes doesn’t seem too long when brushing feels less like a chore and more like a relaxing activity. The mellow tingling sensation I feel on my gum while brushing has to be my favorite thing about this brush.
Are There Any Negatives?
The charging time is very long and the brush bristles can wear out in 2-3 months. Considering the price of the device and that of the replacement heads, I won’t consider it a dealbreaker.
Sure it doesn’t have a bunch of fancy features like its expensive counterparts, but Deep Sweep gets the job done. It can be a great starting point for someone who has never used an electric toothbrush before. I would also happily recommend it to some with sensitive teeth and gum that the bristles have just the right amount of abrasiveness, something not easily found in electric toothbrushes.