How Do I Know When My Oral B Electric Toothbrush Is Charged

The biggest reasons why you should buy the Oral-B vitality electric toothbrush

To take proper care of your teeth, you need an electric toothbrush.

Electric toothbrushes, when used well, effectively remove plaque. They prevent tooth decay and reduce your chances of developing gum disease.

But you need to work with the best model, which is the Oral-B Vitality electric toothbrush. Dentists worldwide recommend the Oral B brand.

There are two rules of oral hygiene that most people tend to forget - replacing the toothbrush after three months, and brushing teeth in a minimum of two minutes.

This brush has an in-built timer. It ensures that you brush your teeth in the recommended amount of time. The bristles are designed to get deep between your teeth. They will leave every nook and cranny in your mouth clean.

The manufacturer provides two brush heads. Each has indicator bristles that fade after three months. Faded bristles are a sign that you need a new brush head. The toothbrush is also compatible with a variety of Oral-B brush heads. 

With the Vitality electric brush, you don’t have to worry about complicated technicalities. It has one easy to use cleaning mode.

The handle has rubber around it for a secure grip, even when wet.

Features of Oral-B vitality electric toothbrush

You will get two options of the Vitality electric toothbrushes in the Amazon site or any store. One is the Vitality Dual Clean Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush and the other is the FlossAction Rechargeable Battery Electric Toothbrush.

Both are similar in features except for the brush heads. The FlossAction model has a round brush head that thoroughly cleans tooth-by-tooth. It has unique floss action bristles to eliminate plaque in between teeth.

The brushes work with a high speed 2D oscillating motion for effective cleaning. It has two distinct moving sections that work together to reach the deepest parts of your teeth.

The model comes with a built-in timer. It gives a signal after the recommended two minutes of brushing.  

It comes with a rechargeable battery that provides five days of battery life, while brushing two times daily. The Nickel Metal Hydride in-built battery is not accessible. It takes approximately 16 hours to get a full charge.

It is safe to leave the brush on the charger, as long as it’s off.

The handle contains the battery and motor that makes the brush operate as it should, with an operating button located at the front. Pressing the button turns on the cleaning mode.

The brush is well-sealed, making it waterproof and safe to use in the shower or under a tap. It has a rubber covering and a tapered design for easy grip and comfort.

In case the device fails to work as required, the manufacturer provides a two-year warranty.

The package comes with a brush handle, which is compatible with most Oral-B brush heads. The manufacturer provides two brush heads, a charging stand, and the necessary documents.

The Vitality electric toothbrushes offer twice the cleaning power of manual toothbrushes. They last long, providing value for your money.

How to charge the Oral-B electric toothbrush

To charge the brush, ensure that it is in an off-mode. Locate the hollow space at the bottom of the brush handle. Use this recess for sitting the brush handle upright onto the bump on the charging stand. The charger will be in the package.

Most chargers have a wire with a two-pin plug. Connect it to the shaver socket and leave it for the recommended hours. The Oral-B Genius will charge for as little as 12 hours while the Oral-B Pro 4000 will take 22 hours. It all depends on the model.  

If your brush has a charging indicator feature, the light will tell if it is charging, and when it is full.

For the Vitality line, they do not come with a charging indicator feature. You can only tell if the toothbrush is charging by taking it off the charger after thirty minutes and trying to power it. If you put it in the charger while in an “on” position, the brush will have no charge. And it will not switch on.

Put it back on the charger without pressing the power button again. Check again after thirty minutes. If the device does not power on, it means there is a problem with your device, power outlet, or charger.   


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Should you leave your electric toothbrush on the charger all the time?

It is safe to leave your toothbrush charging at home. It ensures that the toothbrush is always fully charged and ready to use.

Some models will come with electronic circuits that will prevent the brush from overcharging. It automatically stops charging when the battery is full and automatically resumes when the battery is less than full.

About the Author Harry Thompson

Gaining a BSc Honours in building/ property maintenance at the University of Portsmouth Harry went into the field of renovating properties. Along the journey, he has developed a wide variety of home & garden DIY skills such as installing new kitchens and landscaping gardens. Find out more about Harry Thompson.