The Oral-B 2000 does not have unnecessary frills and provides only one thing: healthy & white teeth. Here’s how it fares in the field test.
Unlike many other toothbrushes, the Oral-B 2000 impresses with an all-around mix of value for money & available features.
- In addition to the normal cleaning mode for daily brushing, a sensitive function for gum protection is also integrated.
- Especially in old age, such a mode is becoming increasingly important and prevents painful gingivitis.
Along with other useful features like a pressure control (protects against incorrect brushing technique), it offers a great overall package for those who simply want clean teeth for a fair price.
This affordable toothbrush offers a modern rechargeable battery, 2 brushing modes (normal as well as gentle) & excellent brushing performance for healthy teeth.
The differences: Oral-B Pro 2 2000N, Oral-B Pro 2 2950 , Oral-B Pro 2000, Oral-B 2500
Before I describe my practical experience, I would like to briefly discuss the different versions first.
From the outside, the versions of the Oral-B 2000 are exactly alike – but inside there is a big difference.
Unfortunately, the manufacturer Braun provides with the naming again and again for confusion – currently, there are the Oral-B 2000 in numerous versions. The most important difference:
The newer version is called Pro 2 and has a more modern battery, which brings better performance & more life.
The new versions at a glance
- (my personal recommendation, because it is superior to its predecessor in terms of battery & not really more expensive.) * (identical in construction to the Pro 2000, but with additional travel case for storage) * (slightly cheaper set of 2 toothbrushes in pink & black, which are identical in construction to the 2000N).
To make the whole thing even more complicated, there are most brushes again in a N (stands for normal) & a S version (stands for sensitive). The only difference, as far as I know, is the brush head that comes with it.
The Oral B ELEC Pro 2 2000S Sensi is thus identical in construction to the normal Pro 2 2000N, except for the replaceable brush head.
Predecessor Oral-B Pro 2000
There is also still the predecessor series Pro (without 2), which still relies on outdated NiMH batteries. When the charge level is low, the performance drops significantly and the cleaning also deteriorates:
- (the old version with NiMH battery – this brings a lower performance & life). *
- Oral-B Pro 2500 (identical in construction to the Pro 2000, but with additional travel case for storage)
- Oral-B Pro 2900 (toothbrush set with 2 handpieces, which are identical in construction to the normal Oral-B Pro 2000)
If you find these versions still somewhere cheap on offer, then you can quietly strike. Personally, however, I recommend you the new Pro 2 series, because here the battery is, as I said, significantly stronger.
Now goes’s but finally go with the test to the latest version Oral-B Pro 2 2000N:
Design and features
The slim handpiece is kept in plain black. It looks classy and matches most bathrooms.
- The Oral-B 2000’s rubber coating prevents accidental slipping and – in wet environments like sinks – is a great design decision.
- There’s also a battery LED on the front, so you’ll never be surprised by a suddenly empty toothbrush.
(Most entry-level devices do without such useful indicators, which can be annoying if you suddenly find yourself without a battery in the morning.)
In addition, there is still a white charging station in the scope of delivery on which the brush holds securely.
The processing goes overall in order and free of any weak points. The slim design has pleased me in everyday life extremely well and turns out unlike many other brush not too clunky or heavy.
The back provides enough grip – even with wet hands.
The great cleaning performance ensures healthy teeth
The interior stands out from entry-level models like the Oral-B 700 with an increased number of pulsations
- This makes for smoother cleaning in a direct comparison – the toothbrush feels duetually quieter (cheaper brushes tend to shake more, which doesn’t please everyone).
- And also for when cleaning itself brings more advantages. The brush head moves faster and can thus clean more plaque from the teeth.
The cleaning result can be seen: After the end of the built-in timer, the teeth not only feel smooth & clean, but also flash in natural white.
In summary: Compared to a conventional manual toothbrush, the Oral-B 2000 not only cleans comfortably, but also extremely thoroughly.
2 cleaning modes and no frills
In everyday life, you have to expend almost no effort brushing – the brush glides over your teeth almost by itself, doing much of the work for you
The Oral-B 2000 is also available in other colors.
You can also choose between 2 different settings:
- In normal cleaning mode you will spend most of the time. Every 30 seconds, a short vibration also reminds you to change the dentition area – this ensures even cleaning and is a great help especially in the morning.
- All with sensitive gums will appreciate the Sensitive function. This regulates the power of the brush down and you can brush your teeth as usual. Especially in old age or with previous dental problems such a mode pays off.
Additional gimmicks such as Bluetooth or a position detection (as in the top model Oral-B Genius 9000) you are looking here in vain – for healthy teeth soetwas but fortunately not necessary.
The Oral-B 2000 focuses on the most important & is more than enough for optimal dental health. But then there is still one important function:
Pressure control protects gums
A red light on the back of the handpiece warns you not to use too much force when brushing.
- This flashing guard is an essential feature for rotary electric toothbrushes.
- If the wrong technique is used, there is otherwise a risk of attacking the enamel and sensitive gums. The toothbrush reliably prevents such errors.
Especially if you have never brushed with an electric toothbrush, you should definitely pay attention to such a function.
The Oral-B Pro 2 2000 has such a feature and does not afford itself any weaknesses in terms of gum protection.
Summing up, it is therefore convincing when brushing teeth and can almost keep up with far more expensive premium models. Of course, it goes a little better – in the premium range, for example, there are more cleaning modes – but necessary is not for everyone.
For those who don’t want to pay a hefty premium for such features, the Oral-B 2000 (or a variant like the 2500/2950) is the right choice.
How long does the battery last?
Greater differences to the top field are evident in the battery. In contrast to test winners such as the Sonicare Flexcare Platinum of the Diamond Clean Smart (20 days runtime each), the brush tested here already has to be plugged in after around 10 days.
Toothbrushes like the Oral-B 8900 still have a slightly more powerful battery & more extras – but it’s not absolutely necessary.
This is fine and is safe enough for most users. If you use the brush most of the time at home anyway, the battery life will certainly not bother you.
Unlike its predecessor, the Oral-B Pro 2 not only has a stronger battery, but also relies on modern lithium-ion technology. In practice, this offers 2 advantages:
- You can charge the brush at any time and do not have to fear any noticeable memory effect (old batteries should always be fully discharged so as not to limit their service life).
- In addition, the battery provides full power at all times. The predecessor Oral-B Pro (without 2) weakened the less juice in the memory.
For these reasons, I clearly recommend the new version – it is mostly available for the same price.
Test conclusion on the Oral-B Pro 2 2000
All in all, this mid-range rotary toothbrush offers all the important basic functions you need for healthy teeth
You’ll look in vain for exciting high-tech extras like Artificial Intelligence on the top-of-the-line Oral-B iO or Oral-B Genius X 20000 models – but the Oral-B Pro 2 2000 delivers great performance when it comes to brushing your teeth.
The Oral-B Pro 2 2000 focuses on the essentials – and is ideal for thorough dental care. If you can do without gimmicks, you should grab this one.
Basically, you don’t need more to maintain your healthy teeth.
- Besides an additional cleaning mode, I especially like the visual pressure control.
- This clearly sets the tested brush apart from cheaper alternatives and offers a perfect compromise between price and performance.
The Oral-B Pro 2 2000N is clearly better than most entry-level models and can even almost keep up with the test winners in important areas such as cleaning performance.