This chart should help you decide which head is best for you.

Oral B Brush Heads

Oral B Replacement Heads

This chart should help you decide which head is best for you.

This chart should help you decide which head is best for you.

So you have been enjoying your new Oral B toothbrush but now it is time to replace the brush heads and you notice that the official replacement brushes cost between $20 to $30 bucks. So you shop around online and see generic brushes for a fraction of the cost and maybe money is tight so you are thinking of purchasing the cheaper version.

Before you do that, you should read the excerpt below. The person who wrote this bought some Oral B brush heads from eBay that were really cheap and had not realised that they were fake. Then they started to notice some differences.

I realized the blue replacement indicator wasn’t fading.  Weird.  With the mister’s brush, pieces of the plastic were breaking off and he said these   suck.  Since my brush head didn’t break, I thought maybe it was just a fluke.  I really should’ve replaced my brush head after 3-6 months but I depend so much on the blue indicator.  I also noticed the bristles weren’t splaying like it usually does on the original Oral B replacement heads.  Again, didn’t think anything of it.

It took my visit to the dentist to realize that I had a fake brush head.  The dentist said the blue indicator was supposed to fade and the bristles are supposed to splay.  Using this brush head was probably the reason why I started seeing stains in between my teeth for the first time.  I’ve never had stains before.  So let this be a lesson to all of you.  You pay more for a good brush head for a reason.

 You can read the full article from Nina’s blog here.

The fake head is on the left hand side.

The fake head is on the left hand side.

If you are looking for official Oral B replacement heads then you will be glad to know that you can get them for a good price from Amazon. They also sell ‘generic’ brushes but like the fake ones, these are best avoided.

Click on the following link to see official Oral B brush heads available from Amazon.