Oral-B Genius Pro 8000

Last updated date: May 9, 2019

DWYM Score
8.3

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We looked at the top 1 Electric Toothbrushes and dug through the reviews from 12 of the most popular review sites including New York Times Wirecutter, Relevant Rankings, Top Ten Reviews, Tech Gear Lab, Dental Dorks, Moo Review, Digital Trends, Reviews.com, Lifewire, Electric Teeth, Get Healthy Teeth, Oral Care Home and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Electric Toothbrush you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 108 expert reviews, the Oral-B Oral-B Genius Pro 8000 placed 6th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.1
12 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.7
1,497 user reviews
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What experts liked
The Genius is compatible with any Oral-B brush head and has earned the ADA’s Seal of Acceptance. We also like its long-lasting rechargeable battery and sturdy yet comfortable handle.
- New York Times Wirecutter
This thing has more smart features than other Oral-B models which drives the cost up. The primary feature is the enhanced Position Detection within the Oral-B smartphone app.
- Relevant Rankings
It has a customizable SmartRing feature on its handle that gives you real-time visual coaching, and its app uses facial recognition.
- Top Ten Reviews
The Oral-B Genius Pro 8000 has superior cleaning power and is very easy to use.
- Tech Gear Lab
Being available only in black, it is still a beautifully designed toothbrush. It has a more futuristic design than Sonicare models. This certainly makes it more interesting to look at.
- Dental Dorks
This is for those with sore or inflamed and even bleeding gums. It offers a gentle massage of gums to stimulate blood flow and strengthen the gum tissue.
- Moo Review
September 18, 2018 | Full review
The app has some cool features, like personalized routines and dentist recommendations.
- Digital Trends
Oral-B 8000 offers a responsive pressure sensor that activates with minimal force. Brushing too hard causes a light in the handle to flash, indicating you need to ease up. It’s a subtler notification than the DiamondClean, but it still helped us correct our technique.
- Reviews.com
Position detection technology ensures total clean.
- Lifewire
Bluetooth connectivity for pairing to smartphone app to track cleaning.
- Electric Teeth
February 8, 2019 | Full review
SmartRing technology allows you to choose from 11 light band colors.
- Get Healthy Teeth
Offers Bluetooth connectivity which can be accessed with the smart app.
- Oral Care Home
What experts didn't like
The only thing we truly dislike about the Genius is its price. For the added cost, you get several features we consider convenient but generally unnecessary, plus some we’ve deemed overkill.
- New York Times Wirecutter
It’s hard to change cleaning modes while brushing, and some of the settings are uncomfortable.
- Top Ten Reviews
The rotation-oscillation brush head does a fantastic job of cleaning, but it was exceptionally rough on the gums.One of our testers with more sensitive gums had to quit using it, as his gums were in excruciating pain — even using the brush in its most sensitive mode.
- Tech Gear Lab
Buttons are hard to press.
- Dental Dorks
We found that the brush itself does not have any type of “Wow” factor. Its design is not as sleek and sexy as a Philips Sonicare, and it’s lighter than the Sonicare which, so some, may denote a lack of quality workmanship.
- Moo Review
September 18, 2018 | Full review
Position detection in the app didn’t work very well for us.
- Digital Trends
The Oral-B Genius Pro 8000’s mobile app was more difficult to navigate and use than the DiamondClean’s. It has a less intuitive menu and less accurate position detection — our tester had to flail the Oral-B 8000 around to get the app to register the right position.
- Reviews.com
Needs multi-step set up.
- Lifewire
Bluetooth connectivity not for everybody.
- Electric Teeth
February 8, 2019 | Full review
This toothbrush is quite expensive in comparison to other brushes that have similar features.
- Get Healthy Teeth
Buttons available on the body of the toothbrush are quite hard to press.
- Oral Care Home

From The Manufacturer

Do not use on children under age of 3. Replace brush head every 3 months or sooner if brush head becomes loose due to damage . All of the following Oral-B replacement electric toothbrush heads are compatible with the Oral-B Genius 8000 electric toothbrush: CrossAction, Deep Sweep, Floss Action, 3D White, Precision Clean, Sensitive, Dual Clean, Power Tip, and Ortho . A fully charged Oral-B Genius 8000 electric toothbrush with Bluetooth connectivity lasts for up to 12 days with regular use. The superior Lithium Ion battery delivers long-lasting, consistently powerful cleaning action between charges and the precise battery display accurately indicates when it’s time to charge. To ensure that the battery holds its maximum capacity, deplete it fully by using without in-between charges until it is fully discharged. Do this at least once every 6 months for best results . Position Detection helps you brush the way your dentist recommends by tracking how long you've spent brushing each area of your mouth. The Oral-B Genius 8000 toothbrush unlocks the enhanced Position Detection feature within the Oral-B smartphone app. This feature helps to ensure you never miss a zone. Using the Genius 8000’s innovative technology and your device’s camera, our brush helps you maintain healthy brushing habits

Overall Product Rankings

1. Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 7
2. Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 3
3. Oral-B White Pro 1000
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 19
4. Philips Sonicare 2 Series
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 10
5. Waterpik Ortho Care
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 6
6. Oral-B Genius Pro 8000
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 12
7. Oral-B 7000 SmartSeries
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 14
8. Oral-B Pro 5000 Smartseries
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 11
9. Philips Sonicare Essence
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 8
10. PURSONIC S500
Overall Score: 7.4
Expert Reviews: 6

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