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Oral-B Pro 2 2000 vs Pro 3 3000

Oral-B Pro 2 vs Pro 3

📣 Editor’s Note: Click here if you want to know the differences between the Pro 2 2900 & the Pro 3 3900.

Which one would we choose?

Our choice: Oral-B Pro 2 2000 (view on Amazon)
2nd choice: Oral-B Pro 3 3000 (view on Amazon)

The Pro 3 3000 benefits from an extra cleaning mode, a larger visible pressure sensor and a more minimal design.

You pay a premium for these and in reality they don’t make a big difference to your everyday use.

The Pro 2 2000 is better value and cleans the teeth just as well as the 3000.

Our Choice
Oral-B Pro 2 2000 CrossAction Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, 1 Handle, 2 Modes: Daily Clean and Sensitive, Gum Pressure Sensor, 1 Brush Head, 2 Pin UK Plug
Oral-B Pro 3 - 3000 - White Electric Toothbrush, 1 Handle with Visible Pressure Sensor, 1 Toothbrush Head, Designed By Braun, 2 Pin UK Plug
Brush Name
Oral-B Pro 2 2000
Oral-B Pro 3 3000
Customer Rating
Electric Teeth Rating
5/5
4/5
Price
£39.66
£40.00
Prime
Our Choice
Oral-B Pro 2 2000 CrossAction Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, 1 Handle, 2 Modes: Daily Clean and Sensitive, Gum Pressure Sensor, 1 Brush Head, 2 Pin UK Plug
Brush Name
Oral-B Pro 2 2000
Customer Rating
Electric Teeth Rating
5/5
Price
£39.66
Prime
Oral-B Pro 3 - 3000 - White Electric Toothbrush, 1 Handle with Visible Pressure Sensor, 1 Toothbrush Head, Designed By Braun, 2 Pin UK Plug
Brush Name
Oral-B Pro 3 3000
Customer Rating
Electric Teeth Rating
4/5
Price
£40.00
Prime

Video Comparison

Oral-B Pro 2 2000 vs Pro 3 3000 (& Pro 2 2900 vs 3 3900)

Key Differences

The following table lists the key differences between each brush.

A more detailed list and explanation of the differences can be found beneath the comparison table.

Pro 2 2000Pro 3 – 3000
Oral-B Pro 2 2000 vs Pro 3 3000 1Pro 3 3000 Thumbnail
Recommended Retail Price (RRP)£70£90
Cleaning Action3D Oscillating Rotating & Pulsating3D Oscillating Rotating & Pulsating
Number of Cleaning Modes23
Timer & PacerYesYes
Pressure SensorYes
(including visible)
Yes
(including visible)
Battery Life (Days – Manufacturer claimed)14+14+
Battery TypeLi-IonLi-Ion
Number of Brush Heads Included11
Travel Case----
Bluetooth----
Position Detection Technology----
Handle Colour(s)Blue
Pink
White
Blue
White
Black
Pink
Other Key Information--
  • Handle design/colours
    • The Pro 2 2000 has a larger rubber grip on the front of the handle that the Pro 3 does not have.
    • The Pro 3 is available in 4 different colours (alabaster white, pink, electric blue & black onyx) compared to the 3 colours (blue, white & pink) of the Pro 2 2000.
    • The grip on the rear of the handle comes in the form of lots of dimples compared to the ridges on the 2000.
  • Cleaning modes
    • The Pro 3 3000 has 3 cleaning modes (Daily Clean, Sensitive & Whitening) compared to the 2 modes (Daily Clean & Sensitive) of the Pro 2 2000.
  • Brush heads
    • The Pro 2 2000 comes with 3 different brush heads (CrossAction, 3D White or Sensi UltraThin) compared to the 4 brush heads (CrossAction, 3D White, Charcoal & Sensi UltraThin) of the Pro 3 3000.
  • Pressure sensor
    • The Pro 3 3000 has a larger and more visible light ring that wraps a full 360 degrees around the top of the brush handle.  Whereas the Pro 2 2000’s sensor is positioned towards the back of the brush handle.
  • Price
    • The Pro 2 2000 has a lower retail price of £70 compared to the £90 of the Pro 3.

These differences are explained at length later in this article. However, you might wish to learn more about each brush being compared. To do so, check out our hands-on reviews:

Please note. Every effort is made to ensure the key differences listed are correct, but these differences are subject to change without notice. Products and the box contents can be changed without notice and different variants can exist.

Detailed comparison: what’s the difference between the Oral-B Pro 2 2000 and Pro 3 3000?

The Pro 2 and Pro 3 are low mid-range electric toothbrushes from Oral-B.

Let me be clear that both are very good and I could happily use either on a daily basis.

Technically at least though, the Pro 3 – 3000 is the superior and arguably ‘better’ toothbrush.  However, in practice, the differences are subtle and don’t make the Pro 3 an absolute must buy over the Pro 2.

Oral-B Pro 3 3500 Pink Stood Upright

The most obvious difference, even to the untrained eye, is the design of these brushes.

With the 3000 you have a much cleaner and more minimal look compared to the 2000.  

It is designed this way to mimic their top of the line iO Series and does away with the large rubber grip on the front of the handle that you find on the 2000.

The power button on the Pro 3 does provide some texture and grip for the finger.  And although the 3000 is now all smooth touch plastic, it isn’t as slippy as you might expect.

Oral-B Pro 2 2000 vs Pro 3 3000 2

The 2000 does feel marginally more secure in hand, but the benefit is that the Pro 3 is easier to keep clean.  Toothpaste residue doesn’t build up on the handle in quite the same way as the 2000 and a quick rinse or wipe rides the handle of this.

When you take a look at the back of the brush handles you come across another difference.  

The Pro 2 has a series of raised ridges to provide texture and gripping points for the fingers.  

Oral-B Pro 2 2000 vs Pro 3 3000 3

With the Pro 3, there are a series of dimples running from the top to the bottom of the handle.  These dimples are far more subtle in appearance.  They do provide texture onto which the fingertips can grip, but they are not quite as effective as the raised ridges on the 2000.

Dimpled Texture Oral-B Pro 3 3500

Handle colour options have changed too.

With the 2000 it is the rubber grip in blue or pink that contrasts against the white plastic body of the brush. Although there is a white gripped variant too.

With the Pro 3 there isn’t the same 2 tone effect.  Instead, the plastic body of the handle is 1 solid colour be that alabaster white, pink, electric blue or black onyx.

An additional design change with the Pro 3, is the introduction of a LED light ring around the neck of the brush handle.  It wraps a full 360 degrees.

This is similar to the premium Genius and iO series brushes that Oral-B offers.

The light colour is not customisable, nor does it stay lit the whole time.  But, when the built-in pressure sensor is activated, the light ring is lit red.

Oral-B Pro 3 - 3500 360 Degress Pressure Sensor

The Pro 2 2000 has a visible pressure sensor, but unlike the Pro 3, this is positioned primarily on the back of the handle.  It has a red plastic panel compared to the white of the Pro 3.  Both light up and are visible, but the extra surface area of the Pro 3’s sensor makes it a slightly more practical implementation.  

Design aside, they do the same job.  When the sensor is activated they both light up red to alert you that you are brushing too hard.  Reduce the pressure and the lights go out.

Oral-B Pro 2 2000 vs Pro 3 3000 4

The final technical difference between these 2 brushes is the cleaning modes available.

Both offer the standard daily clean mode and a more gentle sensitive mode.  But, the Pro 3 offers a third brushing mode, known as whitening.

Whitening is designed to assist with polishing the tooth surface and achieving a brighter and whiter smile, by more effectively cleaning away external surface stains on the teeth.

Whilst it may provide some benefit, particularly if used with a 3D White brush head, the differences are going to be extremely subtle, if not impossible to notice.  

Your brushing technique, routine and diet will have a bigger impact on your teeth and making them whiter than the brushing mode alone.

It should be noted, that the brush heads supplied with either the Pro 2 2000 or 3 – 3000 can differ.  Most common is the CrossAction or 3D White brush head. But there are a few different options.

I list them below, but you should know that all the heads are available to purchase separately and are interchangeable, should you have a preference.

The Pro 2 2000 range:

  • Blue gripped handle – CrossAction brush head (white plastic shaft)
  • Pink gripped handle – 3D White brush head  (white plastic shaft)
  • White gripped handle – Sensi UltraThin brush head (white plastic shaft)

And the Pro 3 3000 range:

  • White handle – CrossAction brush head (white plastic shaft)
  • White handle – Sensi UltraThin brush head (white plastic shaft)
  • Prink brush handle – 3D White brush head (white plastic shaft)
  • Blue handle – CrossAction brush head (white plastic shaft)
  • Black handle – CrossAction brush head (black plastic shaft)
  • Black handle – Charcoal brush head (white plastic shaft)

Does one clean better than the other?

No.

Assuming you use either brush handle with the same style of brush head then there is no difference between the way in which these two brushes clean.

Use the Pro 2 2000 or the 3000 and you will achieve thorough cleaning results.

It can be argued that the additional whitening cleaning mode, offered on the Pro 3 can bring extra benefits. Potentially, it can do, particularly when paired with a 3D White brush head. However, in reality, any differences are going to be extremely small, if at all noticeable. 

Is one better priced than the other?

Yes.

There is a £20 difference in the retail price of these products.  

The Pro 3 3000 has a suggested price of £90 compared to the £70 of the Pro 2000.

If you have ever looked at the prices of electric brushes before, you might have realised that the actual selling prices tend to be quite a bit cheaper.

Oral-B Pro 2 2000 vs Pro 3 3000 5

Oral-B prices are discounted on average to around 50% less than retail.  This makes the Pro 3 3000 £45 and the Pro 2 2000 just £35.

What was once a £20 price difference has shrunk to £10 when the discount is accounted for.  

£10 is still a fair difference in price when you consider the actual selling price, your talking of a premium of around 35% for the Pro 3 over the Pro 2.

Prices are always subject to change of course, but I do believe the Pro 2 is the better buy, even if the Pro 3 offers subtle benefits.

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.

Conclusion

Make no mistake both the Pro 2 and 3 are perfectly good toothbrushes that clean the teeth well.

I wouldn’t suggest the Pro 3 was a poor choice.

In my opinion, based on my use and experience the Pro 2 2000 is the better value product.

I do like the more minimal look of the 3000, but it doesn’t feel quite as secure in the hand.

The biggest benefit of the 3000 is the larger visible pressure sensor.  That does catch the eye more easily, but the Pro 2000’s is still functional.

I certainly don’t put lots of value on the additional cleaning mode.

Save yourself a few pounds and put that towards your next replacement brush head.

Our Choice
Oral-B Pro 2 2000 CrossAction Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, 1 Handle, 2 Modes: Daily Clean and Sensitive, Gum Pressure Sensor, 1 Brush Head, 2 Pin UK Plug
Oral-B Pro 3 - 3000 - White Electric Toothbrush, 1 Handle with Visible Pressure Sensor, 1 Toothbrush Head, Designed By Braun, 2 Pin UK Plug
Brush Name
Oral-B Pro 2 2000
Oral-B Pro 3 3000
Customer Rating
Electric Teeth Rating
5/5
4/5
Price
£39.66
£40.00
Prime
Our Choice
Oral-B Pro 2 2000 CrossAction Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, 1 Handle, 2 Modes: Daily Clean and Sensitive, Gum Pressure Sensor, 1 Brush Head, 2 Pin UK Plug
Brush Name
Oral-B Pro 2 2000
Customer Rating
Electric Teeth Rating
5/5
Price
£39.66
Prime
Oral-B Pro 3 - 3000 - White Electric Toothbrush, 1 Handle with Visible Pressure Sensor, 1 Toothbrush Head, Designed By Braun, 2 Pin UK Plug
Brush Name
Oral-B Pro 3 3000
Customer Rating
Electric Teeth Rating
4/5
Price
£40.00
Prime

Oral-B Pro 2 2900 vs Pro 3 3900

I will be the first to tell you that Oral-B does appear to make their range of products more confusing than they perhaps need to be. So, I hope to keep this explanation of the differences as clear as possible.

The first thing you need to know is that both the Pro 2 2900 and Pro 3 3900 are dual handled units. This means you get 2 brush handles and 2 brush heads included in the box, compared to the more typical 1 brush handle and 1 brush head.

Aside from this, technically, the brush handles are identical to the Pro 2 2000 and the Pro 3 3000.

The Pro 2 2900 is a variant of the Pro 2 2000 and the Pro 3 3900 is a variant of the Pro 3 3000.

All that is really changing is the box contents and the selling price.

Which one would we choose?

Our choice: Oral-B Pro 2 2900 (view on Amazon)
2nd choice: Oral-B Pro 3 3900 (view on Amazon)

The Pro 3 3900 benefits from an extra cleaning mode and a larger visible pressure sensor on each brush handle. It does also have a more minimal design.

Both brushes clean the teeth just as well.

The Pro 2 2900 tends to be marginally more cost effective, but there is very little difference between them.

Our Choice
Oral-B Pro 2 2900 Set of 2 CrossAction Electric Rechargeable Toothbrushes, 1 Black and 1 Pink Handle, 2 Modes: Daily Clean and Sensitive, Gum Pressure Sensor, 2 Toothbrush Heads, 2 Pin UK Plug
Oral-B Pro 3 - 3900 - Set of 2 Electric Toothbrushes Pink & Black, 2 Handles with Visible Pressure Sensor, 2 Toothbrush Heads, Designed By Braun, 2 Pin UK Plug
Brush Name
Orla-B Pro 2 2900
Oral-B Pro 3 3900
Customer Rating
Electric Teeth Rating
5/5
5/5
Price
£50.00
£54.99
Prime
Our Choice
Oral-B Pro 2 2900 Set of 2 CrossAction Electric Rechargeable Toothbrushes, 1 Black and 1 Pink Handle, 2 Modes: Daily Clean and Sensitive, Gum Pressure Sensor, 2 Toothbrush Heads, 2 Pin UK Plug
Brush Name
Orla-B Pro 2 2900
Customer Rating
Electric Teeth Rating
5/5
Price
£50.00
Prime
Oral-B Pro 3 - 3900 - Set of 2 Electric Toothbrushes Pink & Black, 2 Handles with Visible Pressure Sensor, 2 Toothbrush Heads, Designed By Braun, 2 Pin UK Plug
Brush Name
Oral-B Pro 3 3900
Customer Rating
Electric Teeth Rating
5/5
Price
£54.99
Prime

Key Differences

The following table lists the key differences between each brush.

A more detailed list and explanation of the differences can be found beneath the comparison table.

Pro 2 2900Pro 3 – 3900
Oral-B Pro 2 2000 vs Pro 3 3000 6Oral-B Pro 2 2000 vs Pro 3 3000 7
Recommended Retail Price (RRP)£120£140
Cleaning Action3D Oscillating Rotating & Pulsating3D Oscillating Rotating & Pulsating
Number of Cleaning Modes23
Timer & PacerYesYes
Pressure SensorYes
(including visible)
Yes
(including visible)
Battery Life (Days – Manufacturer claimed)14+14+
Battery TypeLi-IonLi-Ion
Number of Brush Heads Included22
Travel Case----
Bluetooth----
Position Detection Technology----
Handle Colour(s)1 x Black
1 x Pink
1 x Black
1 x Pink
Other Key Information2 brush handles included.
1 charging stand included.
2 brush handles included.
1 charging stand included.
  • Handle design/colours
    • The Pro 2 2900 handles have a larger rubber grip on the front of the handle that the Pro 3900 does not have.
    • The Pro 2 2900’s rubber grip provides the colour accent to the handle, to contrast with the white plastic body. Whereas each 3900 is a solid colour.
    • The grip on the rear of the Pro 3 3900 handle comes in the form of lots of dimples compared to the ridges on the 2900.
  • Cleaning modes
    • The Pro 3 3900 has 3 cleaning modes (Daily Clean, Sensitive & Whitening) compared to the 2 modes (Daily Clean & Sensitive) of the Pro 2 2900.
  • Pressure sensor
    • The Pro 3 3900 has a larger and more visible light ring that wraps a full 360 degrees around the top of the brush handle.  Whereas the Pro 2 2900’s sensor is positioned towards the back of the brush handle.
  • Price
    • The Pro 2 2900 has a lower retail price of £120 compared to the £140 of the Pro 3 3900.

Your Opinions

Ultimately, whatever brush you decide upon, it is you who needs to make the decision; but do so based on which is best for your needs or that of the end user.

Only pay the price you are happy with and do not be led into buying something if it is not right.

Hopefully, I have presented the facts and made the whole decision process that little bit easier.

If you found this useful, have any questions, thoughts or opinions, please leave them in the comments below.

About Jon Love

Jon is a leading voice on electric toothbrushes and has been quoted by mainstream media publications for his opinions and expertise.

Having handled & tested hundreds of products there really is very little he does not know about them.

Passionate about business and helping others, Jon has been involved in various online enterprises since the early 2000s.

After spending 12 years in consumer technology, it was in 2014 that he focused his attention on dental health, having experienced first-hand the challenge of choosing a new toothbrush.

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