In the past few years, the so-called “smart” devices designed for health care have become increasingly popular. Indeed, today it is difficult to meet a person who does not have a fitness bracelet on his wrist. Smart scales are becoming more and more common, which can accurately calculate the amount of adipose tissue and determine many other body parameters. Smart toothbrushes and irrigators have become the latest trend of modern achievements in science and technology.
An electric toothbrush helps to thoroughly care not only for the teeth themselves, but also for the gums, as well as for the entire oral cavity as a whole. It can be a great gift, and the highest quality models can even replace professional teeth cleaning. With regular use of such products, it will be possible to increase the time intervals between visits to the dentist. Electric toothbrushes help to qualitatively crush tartar, remove even plaque that has eaten into tooth enamel, and gently whiten without damaging teeth. However, it is very important to choose the right program for yourself and track the result.
The irrigator is also a device for oral care, while it has a completely different principle of operation. The device gives out a thin pulsating jet of water, which should rid the teeth of plaque, completely remove food debris and crush tartar. It can be used for effective and gentle massage of the gums, however, many users note that during the first sessions, unpleasant or even painful sensations were observed, so you should work with such a device as carefully as possible. After a couple of applications, the discomfort should pass, and the effectiveness of the application should increase.
We received two models from the same manufacturer at once – Oclean X Pro and Oclean W10. The first is an electric toothbrush, and the second is an irrigator. We will try to tell as much as possible about their capabilities and impressions of use. Let’s start with Oclean X Pro.
Features of the Oclean X Pro brush
The device is a flagship model, which professional dentists deservedly call one of the most progressive and functional on the market. The body is equipped with a touch screen. It even helps to visually control the effectiveness of cleaning hard-to-reach areas, to make the necessary adjustment of operating modes. The design provides for a Bluetooth module, a special application was created for the toothbrush, which is installed on a smartphone. The device received a high-capacity battery, the resource of which is enough for about 40 days of daily use. The case is reliably protected from penetration of moisture and dust – it fully complies with the international protective standard IPX7. In addition, the kit comes with several interchangeable nozzles and a magnetic mount. Together, this makes this device the most comfortable to use.
This model is supplied in original packaging, which immediately informs the owner that he is holding a truly flagship model in his hands, which, if necessary, can be presented to a loved one for some kind of celebration. The packaging has a fairly decent size, is made of thick cardboard and is characterized by a minimalistic design. Inside, the brush itself is compactly located, a magnetic stand, which also functions as a charger, nozzles and a microUSB cable.
The form factor is quite familiar for devices of this type. It is made of matte plastic, has a rounded elongated shape. Compared to other electric brushes, the body turned out to be much thinner, but the brush is still a little thicker than the classic non-electric options. Inside is a decent capacity lithium-ion battery. It should be said right away that for a child such a device will turn out to be somewhat large, and for an adult it will suit perfectly. In the central part of the case there is a very convenient display with a button. You can control it using a sensor or via Bluetooth.
The brush has electric contacts of a special shape – through them moisture will not get inside the body of the model. They are coated with special substances that prevent the occurrence of a short circuit and the development of corrosion. The display is sealed with a film, before using the gadget, it should be removed from the surface. The screen is glued into the case, protected by an overlay with slightly rounded edges, under it there is a single control button. The nozzle is protected from contamination by a transparent cap made of soft acrylic. The actuator rod is metal, it also has a special protection, represented by a silicone gland, which does not allow moisture to penetrate inside.
Instructions are supplied with the product. Unfortunately, it is only in Chinese, but it has a QR code that allows you to download the corresponding application from the PlayMarket or AppStore.
What are interchangeable heads?
In general, only one nozzle is supplied with the brush, but you can immediately purchase a set of them, as the manufacturer recommends changing them every three months. The nozzles are characterized by well-thought-out ergonomics, which are optimized for the most gentle care and effective cleaning of even the most sensitive teeth, taking into account that the device operates with a high vibration frequency. The shape of the bristles resembles the letter W. This solution provides the highest cleaning performance.
The bristles themselves are very soft, gentle on the gums, and whiten more effectively than similar options from other manufacturers. The magnetic type holder is also a charging station. If necessary, it can be attached to the wall. The battery is fully charged within one and a half to two hours.
As we said, there is only one physical button on the case, which is used to turn on the device and activate the cleaning mode. The most convenient way to manage the product is through a special application. When you first start the program, you will need to register the model you have on hand in it. The application is simple, the controls are intuitive, it is completely Russified. In it, you can configure the cleaning mode, statistics of the duration of work with the device are also saved here.
The program is equipped with a unique assistant that will make it easier for the user to set up their own brushing profile by selecting a number of parameters. However, you can also control the brush through the touch screen, but it does not have as many possibilities as the program. During operation, the so-called hard-to-reach areas are displayed. The device depicts them schematically, but determines them independently. In total, the gadget can recognize 32 such zones – today this is one of the best indicators among all electric toothbrushes.
The main qualities of the irrigator Oclean W10
An irrigator is another device designed for oral care. However, its principle of action is somewhat different compared to classic toothbrushes. It delivers water under considerable pressure and with a certain pulsation. The liquid thoroughly rinses the oral cavity, effectively removing food residues even from the most inaccessible places. With it, you can gently remove plaque, destroy tartar and massage the gums.
Such a device will be very useful for people who wear braces, but it is often used for daily use. The irrigator will be an excellent alternative to a toothbrush and even dental floss. Before us is a portable version of such a device, which you can take with you everywhere and take care of your teeth even on business trips and long journeys, even on camping trips.
Design design Oclean W10
The device is available in two colors – green and peach-pink. We received the first draft for review. The body of the product is white, only the water tank itself and the handle are colored. The irrigator is made of high-quality plastic with a matte coating and a soft-touch coating. It is very pleasant to the touch. The handle is made of rubberized materials, it is attached to the body with two buttons made of high-quality stainless steel, one of which acts as a cover for the liquid reservoir. In general, at first glance it may seem that the handle is made of artificial leather. The liquid container is also plastic, it can be easily removed if necessary by pressing the button located at the bottom of the device.
There are two physical buttons on the case – it is designed to turn on the device, the second one allows you to select the most appropriate mode of operation, so it is very easy to understand the functionality of this technique. The control zone stands out visually from the rest of the case, and both buttons are easy to distinguish by touch. In this regard, the operating modes can be switched by holding the gadget near the mouth. It is worth noting that the buttons are equipped with a soft white LED backlight.
The product is characterized by compact dimensions and low weight. The irrigator has well-thought-out ergonomics, so it fits comfortably in the hand. The design is nice and minimalistic. This allows the device to organically fit into any bathroom interior. The dust and moisture protection of the case fully complies with the IPX7 standard, so the irrigator can even be immersed in water if necessary. The gadget comes with four nozzles, instructions and a charging cable with a USB-C connector.
How to use?
In total, the Oclean W10 device has five operating modes, which differ from each other in the degree of intensity. The first is the most powerful, the second is standard, the third is gentle, the fourth provides a comfortable pleasant pulsation. If you select the fifth, then water will be dispensed with a pulsation only when you press or hold the power button. You need to work with this irrigator in the same way as with any other similar device, just bend slightly over the sink and drive along the gums and teeth, depending on the selected nozzle and mode of operation.
You should be careful when turning on the device, because when you press the button, water starts to flow instantly. In this regard, you must first place the irrigator in the oral cavity, and only then turn on the product. In addition, before turning it on, you need to select the operating mode, because by default the irrigator is set to the most powerful jet. In total, four nozzles are supplied with the device – standard, for massaging the gums, for cleaning braces, as well as a convenient spatula for the tongue.
Oclean W10 is equipped with a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 1400 mAh. The manufacturer claims that one full charge of the battery will be enough for four days of daily use. When the battery is low, the LED around the power button will blink red. The battery is fully charged in just four hours. The socket for connecting the charger is located on the front side of the model, it is closed with a rubber valve that does not allow liquid to penetrate under the case.
The capacity of the reservoir is 200 ml. Enough for a one-time cleaning. Of course, the manufacturer could equip the device with a more capacious capacity, but this would negatively affect the overall dimensions. We have already said that the water tank can be removed if necessary, for example, for cleaning.
Test impressions and conclusions
Both of these gadgets are great for people who monitor their oral health. Although they have a different principle of operation, these devices cope with the assigned tasks just fine. After cleaning, there is a feeling of cleanliness and freshness. The devices do a good job even with the removal of food debris from the interdental space. The irrigator is characterized by decent power, compact overall dimensions, it is very easy to understand its functionality. Both of these devices are equipped with productive and durable batteries, so they can be taken on business trips or travel. The toothbrush stands out among other similar devices due to the presence of a touch display, a well-thought-out application that allows you to fine-tune the functional side of the gadget, choose the most efficient mode of operation.
Oclean X Pro
The warranty period for each of the presented goods is 2 years, delivery will take a few days, as it is made from warehouses located either in our country or in Poland. For our part, we recommend purchasing these devices so that your teeth and gums remain healthy for many years.
Irrigator Oclean W10