The Pro 2 2000 is a truly superb electric toothbrush.
It has the essential features of an electric brush that you would want, including a timer, pacer and pressure sensor.
It doesn’t try to challenge with innovations like premium models do. Instead, it is focused on offering a good quality clean at a reasonable price.
Be aware that there is a black coloured model that comes with a travel case included. This may be a better value option for some.
Not bothered about the travel case? Then you have the choice of blue or pink coloured handles.
- Slim handled brush with good grip
- 2 week battery life
- Built-in timer
- Pressure sensor – be alerted when brushing too hard
- A basic box contents
- Battery status – More feedback would be good
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The 3 BIG questions about the Oral-B Pro 2 2000
If you are short of time, the answers to the following 3 questions should let you know all you need to about the Pro 2 2000. If I have missed something, let me know in the comments.
If you want more detail, you can read my full Oral-B Pro 2 2000 review further down the page or watch my video review.
1. Is there anything drastically wrong with this toothbrush?
No, trying to find something negative to say about this brush is really quite difficult.
I encourage you to just buy this brush, if you want a good value electric toothbrush.
It is one of my favourites because of what it offers and how it performs.
2. Which other brushes should I consider?
Sticking with Oral-B, my recommendation would be to consider the Smart 4 4000.
It has the same slim handled design and 2 week battery life. But, it comes with some extras in the box and does too offer Bluetooth connectivity.
Should you rather stick with a brush without Bluetooth, the other brush to consider is Sonicare’s ProtectiveClean 4300.
The cleaning action is different, and the battery life better but the overall performance and user experience is very similar.
For a more detailed comparison of buying options, see our list of electric toothbrush reviews and buying recommendations.
3. Where is the best place to buy the Pro 2 2000?
There isn’t necessarily one best place to buy the Pro 2000 from.
It is stocked by a few different stores as well as being sold online.
There are several variants of the Pro 2 2000. It is the variant with the travel case included, in black colour that tends to be the best value.
Just be aware that the blue and pink colours do not come with a case.
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The following video is the UK version of the Pro 2 2000. Aside from the price, lack of travel case and power supply there is no real difference. The general message is the same.
And now for a bit more detail…
The Pro 2 2000 is an update on the very popular and widely sold Pro 2000.
With an improved battery life it aims to be more competitive in today’s market.
Variants of this toothbrush
At the time of review there are essentially 3 different variants of the Pro 2 2000.
Technically they are all the same. The only difference is what is included in the box and the colour of the brush handle.
Your choices are:
- Oral-B Pro 2 2000 – Dark Blue
- Oral-B Pro 2 2000 – Pink
- Oral-B Pro 2 2000 – Black – With bonus travel case
The colour difference relates to the colour of the rubber grip on the front of the handle only.
Accessories such as the charging stand and brush head are white in colour.
However, as you can see the black colour option comes with a travel case included.
Whilst a case might not be essential for you, it can be a very handy accessory.
It is quite common to find this ‘premium’ version for the same or very similar price to the versions without the case.
What’s in the box
- 1 x Braun Oral-B Pro 2 2000 rechargeable toothbrush
- 1 x CrossAction brush head
- 1 x Charging station
- Oral-B 3D movement cleaning system (Oscillating-Rotating-Pulsating)
- Removes 100% more plaque than a manual brush
- Rechargeable battery
- 2 cleaning modes (Daily Clean and Sensitive)
- Visible pressure sensor
- Clean timer including quadpacer
- Battery life in excess of 2 weeks
Pros & Cons
Here are what I consider to be the pros and cons of the Pro 2 toothbrush.
- Design – A slim profiled brush that looks and feels good in the hand.
- Battery Life – The biggest improvement by far, this brush now boasts a battery life of over 2 weeks, a vast improvement that keeps it in line with competing models.
- 2 cleaning modes – Offering more than the standard ‘Daily Clean’ it perhaps offers one of the most commanded alternative cleaning modes, one that is softer on the gums, ‘Sensitive’ mode.
- Pressure sensor – A rear mounted pressure sensor illuminates red should too much force and pressure be applied to the teeth. Acting as a visual indicator you are clearly made aware to reduce the pressure and chances of doing damage to the teeth.
- Packaging – It looks smart, but it tells you nothing about the cleaning modes of the brush.
- Box contents – The box contents is minimal. It has what you ‘need’ but it would be nice to have an extra brush head or travel case included as standard.
- Battery Status – I would prefer a bit more feedback from the brush on how much power remains in the battery. Get a red flashing light when low, but nothing more really.
Design, usability, clean & general use
From the moment you pull it out of the box, this is a smart looking toothbrush, slim and stylish.
Just before I go into more detail on the brush itself, I just want to mention the packaging.
The outer box looks really nice, but there is very little information on it.
What I mean by this is that it shows a couple of the features being the battery life and the fact it has a timer and a round brush head, but it makes no mention of the brushes cleaning modes.
The back of the box is very sparse with just an image. Could Oral-B have not explained here what’s included!?
Maybe I just had different packaging on my brush and in time it will change; the brush is very new at the time of review. As a consumer, you are buying a bit blind unless you read reviews like this.
So, back to the brush handle itself then.
There are 2 parts to the brush, the handle that has all the clever bits of technology in and the detachable brush head.
Focusing on the handle, this is a sealed unit, which houses the battery inside, with the motor and the electronics to make the brush head move.
The handle is water resistant and can be rinsed under a tap and used in a shower. I would always advise on avoiding submerging the brush below water, for example in a bath.
The front of the brush is dominated by a rubber grip that runs the length of the handle. Subject to the version you look at buying, this will either be a dark blue, pink or black colour.
Providing an element of style as well as practical grip, this contrasts the rest of the high gloss white plastic body.
Positioned almost at the top of the handle is a power button that is white in colour with a blue power icon on in. It stands out against the blue rubber grip and has a nice resistance when pressed. Not too soft that it can be accidentally activated, but not too firm it is difficult to press.
Above and below this power button are contours in the rubber that drive the eye and the finger/thumb to it.
Press the button once to turn the brush on.
A single press of the power button launches you into Daily Clean, the first of 2 brushing modes on the 2000.
Press the power button again and it will change to the second mode, known as Sensitive.
A third press will turn the brush off. Alternatively, you can press and hold the button for 2 seconds to turn it off whilst in any mode.
A point to note here is that you have to turn the brush on then press the power button again to change the cleaning modes. You cannot change the cleaning mode prior to switching the brush head on.
There is no identification on the brush handle as to which mode is selected, so you need to remember if you want the sensitive mode to press the power button again.
The handle will also not remember the last cleaning mode used. So, if you prefer the Sensitive cleaning mode, every time you use the brush you will need to press the power button twice. Once to turn it on and a second time to change the mode.
If you would like to know more about how these cleaning modes differ you can find out more here.
The Pro 2000 is the first brush in the Oral-B range to offer an extra cleaning mode over the default daily clean. If you have particularly sensitive gums, you might that investing in a sensitive or gum care brush head could be worth investing in, as these are a little softer on the teeth and gums. Unfortunately, such a brush head does not come included in the box.
The lower third of the brush handle has the Oral-B and Braun logo in white and then a battery and charging icon below them.
These icons are transparent and have an LED light behind them that illuminate at certain times.
Red will be the colour of the charging icon when power is low on the brush, whilst the battery icon will flash green when the brush is on charge.
Sadly neither icon gives any more feedback than this. It would be nice if you had a green light to suggest a good amount of remaining charge or yellow for less than 50% for example, but no such luck.
Even better would be a little LED display that showed the exact battery percentage (%).
With this said, the battery does last an impressive 16 days, so for most of us, it is not essential.
As I mentioned the sides of the Oral-B Pro 2000 rechargeable electric toothbrush are a gloss white plastic but not too slippery to the touch. The rear of the handle has a series of ridges that run from the top to about halfway down the handle. These act as gripping points for the hand and fingers when in use, these are particularly good if your hands are wet.
On the very bottom of the brush handle is a recess, into which the prong on the charging stand connects to. You can read more about this under the ‘Battery life’ section of this review.
Right at the top of the brush handle is a metal shaft. This is what the brush head connects to and feeds the power from the brush motor.
The provided head, and refills simply push on and pull off of this shaft. They only fit one way. No twisting or excessive force is needed to attach or remove them. You will hear them clip into place.
One key feature I have not mentioned that is apparent on the handle is the pressure sensor.
Right at the top of the rear of the brush handle is a plastic panel that is a red/orange colour and sweeps down into the handle.
Behind this is an LED that lights up to produce a bright red light when too much pressure is detected during the brushing.
Applying too much pressure when brushing is a big issue and it causes more damage than you might think. A brush need only skim the surface of the tooth and gums.
The pressure sensor is designed to try and avoid this.
When activated, you may well notice the sound of the brush motor straining and slowing down in addition to the light. This is another mechanism the brush has to automatically reduce the power to save damaging your teeth and gums.
These things should signal to you to reduce that pressure.
Don’t worry if you activate it often, over time you will learn and avoid doing lasting damage to your teeth.
In the box of the unit on test here comes the most popular brush head, the CrossAction head. It is one of a range of heads, suitable for the Pro 2 2000.
Alternative head styles sold separately include FlossAction, 3D White, Sensitive, Gum Care and Precision Clean.
You can find out how the brush heads differ by reading our Oral-B brush head comparison article.
The brush heads should be replaced every 3 months to avoid doing damage to the teeth and for hygiene reasons. It can be difficult to remember when you last changed or replaced the heads.
Thankfully the blue bristles you see on the head will fade over time. When they are a very pale blue or white, you need to replace the head.
All official Oral-B heads have these fading bristles. Other brands may not, so be aware of this.
All of the brush heads provide a good clean, in my opinion, the CrossAction is the best all-rounder. I really like the clean offered by Oral-B brushes.
The noise they make is louder than most of the competition, but the clean feels punchy and a little harsher than Sonicare or Colgate. It does not hurt or anything, but I tend to feel, even if it is only psychological, that my mouth is really clean after using the Pro 2000.
Oral-B claims 100% more plaque removal than a manual brush. Whilst this is hard to confirm or deny, you do definitely get a more consistent clean and studies have shown the benefits are present.
Both cleaning modes on this brush last for 2 minutes.
Hopefully, you know that the recommended brushing time is 2 minutes, 2 times a day.
If you didn’t or are guilty of not brushing for as long as you should, the Pro 2 2000 can help.
Built-in as standard is a 2 minute timer and quadpacer.
Imagine your mouth broken up into 4 sections. Upper right, upper left, lower right and lower left.
You should spend 30 seconds cleaning each section. The pacer helps you keep an even brushing time on these 4 sections.
At 30 second intervals, the brush will provide an audible warning via a slight pause in the brush motor at to tell you to change quadrant. Once the 2 minutes are up 3 brief pauses in the brush motor will be heard and felt.
Brushing for the full 2 minutes is very important, but just as important if not more so is the right technique. Make sure you learn how to clean your teeth properly.
There are no other additions in the box, unless you opt for the black coloured 2000.
In this variant, you get included as a ‘bonus’ a basic travel case.
It is simple in its design and function, but I do believe it is a valuable addition.
It holds the 2000 brush handle and up to 2 brush heads. It keeps them protected from dirt and damage when in a bag. It is well worth having if you travel frequently.
Just be aware, the travel case is not included as standard with the blue and pink Pro 2 2000 variants.
Even if you opt not to get the travel case, the Pro 2000 has all the essentials you need of an electric toothbrush. There is a lot to like about it.
Oral-B offer an impressive 180 day money back guarantee.
Whether you are a new electric toothbrush user or not, this is a great way to test out a product and decide whether it is right for you. Should you not like it you can return it for a refund. Just be sure to familiarise yourself with the conditions of this guarantee before purchase.
In the unlikely event something goes wrong, there is as standard a 24 month warranty is provided with the Pro 2 2000.
Summary of design, usability, clean & general use
- Slim and comfortable brush to hold and use
- Looks good
- Available in blue, pink and black colour options
- The black variant comes with a travel case
- 2 cleaning modes – daily clean and sensitive
- Need to switch the brush on to change cleaning modes
- No way of telling which mode is selected
- Does not remember last mode use
- 1 x CrossAction brush head included
- Alternative brush heads available
- Built-in quad pacer and 2 minute timer tells you when to change quadrant and finish brushing
- 16 day battery life, but no percentage indicator for clear feedback of remaining power
- Water resistant and can be used in the shower
- 2 year warranty as standard
- Money back guarantee option for 180 days
The Pro 2 2000 boasts an improved battery life and performance over the older generations.
Just 7 days use or 28 minutes of actual usage time was available from the last generation.
It was passable but given the competition were offering 2-3 weeks, it was not great.
However, things have gotten much better as a result of replacing an ageing battery type, known as Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries with newer Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion).
The battery life if now 66 minutes which is equivalent to 16 days.
That is well over double the usage time.
The 16 days we measured is based on one user brushing twice a day for 2 minutes. So, if you tend to brush longer, you will get the same usage time, but it won’t last as many days.
The Oral-B Pro 2000 rechargeable electric toothbrush does not have a user removable battery, it is fixed inside the brush handle.
When you do need to charge the Pro 2 toothbrush, you can use the included charging stand.
Made of plastic, there is a prong on the top, on which the Pro 2 will sit to be recharged.
This charger has a power cable hardwired into it, that can connect to a power socket.
The stand supports 220-240v. Should you want to travel with the charger, you may need both a voltage and plug adapter, subject to your destination.
It usually takes up to 15 hours to recharge the brush fully. It is a relatively slow charge.
When charging the battery charging icon flashes green.
When power is low the battery status icon will flash red and you will likely feel the decrease in brush power.
For those that are wondering, it is quite safe to leave the brush on the charging station/dock all the time. Technology built-in stops the battery from overcharging.
Desipte the battery improvement, the likes of Sonicare’s 4300 ProtectiveClean still puts the 2000 to shame.
If you need a long-running time between charges, Sonicare is a better investment,
Summary of battery life
- Newer Lithium-Ion battery technology used
- 66 minutes of usage time or 16 days usage based on 2 cleans a day
- Can be left on the charger
- Takes up to 15 hours to charge fully
- A charger is included in the box
- Status icon flashes green when charging and red when the battery is low
- Works on 220-240 volts
- Competition still offer up to 3+ weeks usage
Price & where to buy
I have included links to buying options here at the start of the review.
In the section below, I discuss the price more generally and in relation to similar products.
The Pro 2 2000 has a recommended retail price of NZ$180
However, you need not pay this price.
Oral-B electric toothbrushes typically sell for up to 50% less.
Whilst prices are always subject to change, you should with very little effort be able to buy this for around NZ$100.
In fact, if you cannot buy it for less than NZ$110, you really should consider alternative brushes, such as the ProtectiveClean 4300 from Sonicare and the Smart 4 from Oral-B.
Prices will vary from store to store. However, the leading resellers like Shaver Shop and Harvey Normal tend to be competitively priced, and are normally within a few dollars of each other.
Just remember, unless you are particularly worried about colour, the black handle unit comes with that travel case included.
This brush like every other requires replacement brush heads for each user every 3 months. Replacement heads can be purchased in packs of varying size, but typically you are going to be looking at an average price of NZ$7 per replacement brush head.
We like to price a brush over 3 years here at Electric Teeth, to give a little bit of a benchmark to compare products and give you an idea of what ownership costs might look like.
As only 1 brush head comes in the box, you will need another 11 over 3 years, totalling approximately NZ$77.
Add in the typical purchase price of NZ$100 and the total cost is NZ$177 or $0.16 per day.
If you did decide to pay the full retail price (please don’t), that cost would increase to NZ$257 or $0.23 per day.
The Sonicare equivalent, the 4300 would cost NZ$295 or $0.27 per day. Sonicare brush head refills are more expensive.
This price does exclude the cost of water, toothpaste and electric to charge it. This price also works on some assumptions, but you get a rough idea.
You can bring the cost down further if you were to share it with other members of your household. All you need to invest in is extra brush heads.
Please note that all prices quoted are approximates and will vary based on location, supplier and time of purchase. These figures were correct at the time of writing and should not be relied upon as hard fact, but used as a guide during your decision process.
Summary of price & where to buy
- Recommended retail price of NZ$180
- Generally available with 40% or more off RRP; circa NZ$100.
- Not worth paying more than NZ$110
- Replacement brush heads cost on average NZ$7 each
- Works out at around NZ$0.16 per day over 3 years
- Share brush handle with another user to extend the value
- Live price comparison here.
Reliability & long term use
To date, I have had only 1 or 2 brushes fail on me, which is very low given how many I have handled over the years. But it can happen, these are technological products after all with moving parts. To suggest they don’t ever go wrong would be short-sighted of me.
You can be assured that Oral-B has a strict quality control process and given how popular a brand they are the failure rate is low.
Should the Oral-B Pro 2 toothbrush fail and the fault is as a result of parts or workmanship rather than user damage then it will be covered under the warranty.
The standard warranty or guarantee if you prefer runs for 2 years/24 months from the date of purchase.
You do too get that 180 day money back guarantee.
During my testing, I have looked for possible weaknesses. It is something we do when testing in any product.
The body of the 2000 comes from a long line of brushes that have been tried and tested and for the most part, Oral-B have managed to perfect the design and reliability.
Having personally spent a good couple of weeks with the Pro 2 2000 I can’t see any significant faults, issues or weaknesses in the brush.
A must buy electric toothbrush.
The Pro 2000 does so many things just right.
There really is little to find fault with here.
I like the slim and grippy handle.
The 2 week battery life is satisfactory, even if Sonicare does outperform here.
And most importantly it does a good job of cleaning the teeth.
Just be sure, to pick the one with the case included so you get maximum value from your hard earned dollars.
- Height (without head) – 19.5cm
- Height (with head) – 23.5cm
- Width – 2.3cm
- Thickness – 2.9cm
- Weight (without head) – 123g
- Weight (with head) – 129g
All are approximates
- Is the Pro 2 2000 an oscillating brush?
- Yes, with Oral-B 3D motion that oscillates, rotates and pulsates.
- What is daily clean mode?
- This is the comprehensive everyday cleaning mode that works with the provided CrossAction brush head to effectively clean the teeth using the Oral-B 3D oscillating, rotating and pulsating technology to clean the teeth and remove up to 100% more plaque than a manual brush.
- What is sensitive mode?
- A gentle yet thorough cleaning mode that combined with the sensitive brush head works to remove bacteria and plaque from sensitive areas of the mouth.
- Does it have any other cleaning modes?
- No, it has just two cleaning modes Daily Clean and Sensitive. For more cleaning modes consider the Smart 4000.
- What brush head does it come with and what alternative ones can be used?
- The brush head that is supplied with the Pro 2 2000 is a single CrossAction head.
- You can change the head with any others on offer from Oral-B. There are many that work with the brush handle. There are 6 main brush head options that include CrossAction, FlossAction, 3D White, Gum Care, Sensitive and Precision Clean.
- Does the Pro 2 2000 have a pressure sensor?
- Yes, it does.
- Does the Pro 2 2000 have Bluetooth?
- No, it does not.
- Does the Pro 2 2000 come with a warranty & how long is it?
- If purchased new from an approved retailer the Pro 2 2000 will come with a 2 year warranty.
- Does the Pro 2 2000 have a built-in timer?
- Yes. Often referred to as the quadpacer; subject to the cleaning mode the brush will provide an audible warning through a slight pause in the brushing mode to tell you to change quadrants. There are 4 quadrants to the mouth, and brushing is normally for 2 minutes. The timer will active at 30 second intervals, with a different sound at the end of the 2 minutes. There is no visual timer included, although you can see the pause in the brushing mode if watching the brush head itself.
- How long does the battery last?
- The battery lasts up to 66 minutes, which if used on the standard daily clean mode is 16 days based on 2 cleans per day.
- Does it come with a charger?
- Yes, a charging station is included with the Pro 2 2000.
- Can this be fixed to a wall?
- The Pro 2 2000 charging station has not been designed to be fixed to a wall.
- Can I use the Pro 2 2000 in the shower?
- Yes. The Pro 2000 is water resistant so if you choose you can use it in the shower. Avoid submerging it in water.
- Does it come with a travel case?
- Yes, a travel case is included with the black coloured brush handle. It is not included with the blue and pink variants.
Do you own or have you used the Oral-B Pro 2 2000?
Are there certain features that you really like or dislike?
Let us know what you think about this brush and let others who may well be considering purchasing one know your opinions before they do.