Review: Oral-B Genius X 10000 Toothbrush

Yes, I am reviewing an electric toothbrush. In fact, I am one of a handful of journalists to review this particular toothbrush which is the Oral-B Genius X 10000, which means it’s pretty special. And you’ll see in this review why it is special. Let’s start with what comes in the box:

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You get the toothbrush, a bunch of heads, a charging stand, and a travel case so you can ensure that your oral care regime stays on point when you are on the road. One cool thing about the travel case is that it’s designed to charge both your toothbrush and smartphone using only one outlet. But, the The battery on the toothbrush lasts up to 14 days between charges and has 6 modes:

  • Daily Clean
  • Pro Clean
  • Gum Care
  • Sensitive
  • Whitening
  • Tongue Cleaning

I ran it briefly in the daily clean mode. But I ended up parking it in the pro clean mode as I really liked the results that it provided.

The Oral-B Genius X 10000 works with the Oral-B app via Bluetooth connection to help you to brush effectively, track your results, and coach you on brushing better in real time as the toothbrush can figure out where in your mouth the toothbrush is. More on that in a second. Once the toothbrush connects with your phone, you get a screen like this:

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Anything that is in white is an area of your mouth that has been cleaned to the satisfaction of the toothbrush. Anything in blue still needs to be cleaned. And if see any section flashing in red, it means that you are pressing too hard. Which is a problem because it could hurt your gums. Something that gets illustrated when you get the report on how well you did.

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As you can see from this report, I covered 100% of my teeth, but I pressed too hard for 4 seconds. That dropped my brushing score to 80%. Clearly I had to improve. Which I did a few days later:

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I can go back and review my results via the app (available for iOS and Android) over days, weeks or months to see how I well I was doing. And the app has a gamification element within it where you can get awards for doing what you should be doing in terms of oral care. For example I got two awards during my test of the toothbrush for brushing and rinsing for seven days straight:

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Now for the most part, the toothbrush was able to figure out where I was brushing. But it did have some problems with my front teeth unless I was holding it in a way that allowed it to figure out where it was. And I did feel that my teeth were far cleaner than they normally would be. This is impressive given that I have used a power toothbrush (an Oral-b one for the record) for years and I thought that was doing a great job in terms of getting my teeth clean. But the real question is if my teeth were actually cleaner? To find out I used the Oral-B Genius X 10000 for a week and then visited my dental hygienist for my quarterly cleaning. And the results were interesting. Other than a piece of popcorn that was stuck in my gums that I missed while flossing, my dental hygienist said she had to do way less work to clean my teeth than normal. She also mentioned that the Genius series of toothbrushes are the “Rolls Royce” of toothbrushes and her patients get great results by using them. Thus I would conclude that the Oral-B Genius X 10000 works extremely well to keep my teeth clean and does so in a manner that takes my oral care to the next level. Thus I can say that it will do the same for you.

Gripes? I wouldn’t call this a gripe, but I would call it a feature request. It would be nice if the Oral-B app for iOS integrated itself with Apple Health as the iOS 13 version of the Health app now has a toothbrushing section in the Health app where the Oral-B app could add the data about your toothbrushing to. But to be fair to Oral-B, you can export your brushing results as a PDF from the Oral-B app and send them to your dentist which is similar to what Apple does with ECG results from the Apple Watch.

The Oral-B Genius X 10000 will be available in October and goes for around $299 CDN which is not cheap. But I truly believe that if you want to improve your oral care regime to the point where your dentist will thank you, then this is a good investment as there are worse ways to spend $299 CDN. And if it helps, more than one person can use the Oral-B Genius X 10000 as long as they bring their own phone and brush heads. That’s a winning strategy in my mind.

2 Responses to “Review: Oral-B Genius X 10000 Toothbrush”

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