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How to tell fake or genuine Oral-B brush heads

fake or genuine Oral-B brush heads

What are the best ways to tell fake or genuine Oral-B brush heads? Our illustrated Fake Check guide gives you the clues to avoid counterfeits.

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Oral-B stands for deep and thorough tooth cleaning. The toothbrushes effectively remove plaque and food residues, and clean efficiently between teeth and under the gum line. The Oral-B Precision Clean brush head fits (among others) the following electric toothbrushes:

  • Oral-B Triumph 5000 with SmartGuide
  • Oral-B Triumph 4000
  • Oral-B ProfessionalCare 3000
  • Oral-B ProfessionalCare 2000
  • Oral-B ProfessionalCare 1000
  • Oral- B VitalityTM Precision Clean
  • Oral-B VitalityTM Dual Clean
  • Oral-B AdvancePower 400 series
  • Oral-B AdvancePower 900 series
  • Oral-B Pro-Health battery-powered brush

Best ways to tell fake or genuine Oral-B brush heads

Oral-B brush heads brush front

1) The fake Oral B print is sharper than the original.
2) The metal axis visible in the opening is longer in the forgery than in the original.
Enlargement: The bleed behind the brush head is rounded on the original. The forgery shows a straight gate with a slit.

Oral-B Precision Clean brush front

Speed ​​of the Oral-B brush heads

In the case of counterfeit brush heads, the clip-on mechanism is often made improperly, and this is one of the best ways to tell fake or genuine Oral-B brush heads. This is sometimes noticeable when the brush head is attached to the electric toothbrush (does not click, but rather sticks). If you apply medium pressure to the brush head while cleaning, the rotary movement is reduced significantly or completely and only the pulsating movement takes place. 

Missing numbers / letters combination

The shaft of the brush can be seen through the opening on the back of the Oral-B brush. A three or four-digit number or number / letter combination is stamped on the shaft. This number is missing for counterfeits.

Missing numbers / letters combination

Oral-B brush head back

1) The plastic of the counterfeit is thinner than the original
brush head 2) In the case of counterfeit, a burr can be clearly seen when opening on the back of the brush. This unclean processing cannot be found in original Oral-B brush heads.
3) The stamped numbers / letters are missing in the case of counterfeits.

Oral-B brush head back

Description Oral-B “Flexisoft”

Braun no longer produces the Oral-B Flexisoft brush heads. The identical brush heads have been manufactured by Braun under the name “Precision Clean” for a long time and are sold in a new package. If you still get brushes with the package name Oral-B Flexisoft, it is most likely a fake.

Tip: Oral-B consumer hotline

If you are not sure that you have bought original goods, call Braun Oral-B Consumer Advice. However, you should also contact Oral-B if you have bought counterfeits. You can get further help there.

Price

Oral-B brushes have their price and do not usually cost significantly less with reputable suppliers under approx $ 2.50 per piece. Push-on brushes that are offered at cheaper prices are very likely to be fakes.

Author: Genevieve Dumas is a food, fashion, health and beauty writer from New York, who has worked for a range of major magazines.