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Oral-B 1000 vs Oral-B 2000 what's the big difference?

Mitch Avatar By: Mitch | Last updated April 16, 2021

Two toothbrushes beside each other


In this review, you will find out everything you need to know about key differences between Oral-B Pro 1000 and Oral-B Pro 2000 electric toothbrushes.  We look at the models to see if it is really just the number one or two at the begginning of the 0's and if it is worth changing or upgrading your current model for the next version. We will compare the features on a model by model comparison to see which really offers the best value for your teeth.

Brushing modes

Brushing modes refer to the unique way the brushing tips will clean your teeth. What exactly does this mean? There are differences between brushing your teeth and your gums. The sensitivity of gums differs significantly from the sensitivity of the teeth because of their soft tissue. This is especially important if you are having problems with injuries or gum bleeding. 

Oral-B Pro 1000 has only one brushing mode: Daily Clean. This is a basic mode all the electric toothbrushes have. Since it is recommended to brush your teeth 2 times a day, within 2 minutes, you can use it in the morning as well in the evening. With this cleaning mode, you can also clean your gums and the pressure sensor feature will alert you if you are brushing too hard. 

The Oral-B Pro 2000 has 2 brushing modes: Daily Clean and Sensitive. This Oral-B model is more advanced, and you can change the brushing setup easily and use the Sensitive mode. This mode is more gentle than Daily Clean mode because it will not apply that much pressure while brushing. You can use it to massage your gums as well as to deeply clean your teeth.

The difference is also obvious when it comes to technical spec:

  • Daily Clean mode has 8,800 to 10,500 oscillations/minute.
  • Sensitive Clean mode has 6,500 to 7,4000 oscillations/minute.
  • Pulsations per minute are from 20,000 to 45,000 for Daily Clean and 30,000 to 33,000 for Sensitive clean mode. 

Both Oral-B toothbrush models are manufactured with 3D technology. The brushing process works on the basis of rotation, oscillation, and pulsation. In relation to 2D technology where you need to move your toothbrush in different directions, with 3D technology you can clean inaccessible areas with pulsation and no-touch technology. 


The Oral-B Pro 1000 battery has a battery that lasts a maximum of 7 days, while the Oral-B Pro 2000 has an ion-lithium battery and can last up to 2 weeks after the full charge. This testing was done according to the best-recommended brushing time of 2 minutes.

Pressure sensor

While some other reviews say that Oral-B Pro does not have a pressure sensor, the Oral-B company claims the opposite. The pressure sensor is an especially important feature, and it would be overly concerning not to have it. The pressure sensor will alarm you if or when you are pressing too hard on your teeth and gums to prevent bleeding or injuries. 

Oral-B Pro 2000 has a visible pressure sensor on the top of the brush handle and it will alert with red color when you are brushing too hard.

On the other side, Oral-B Pro 1000 does not have a visible pressure sensor, but it is built in the brush handle. You will hear the motor strain when you are brushing too hard and the amount of pressure will automatically be reduced. 


Dental experts around the world agree that the best-recommended brushing time is no more than 2 minutes. If you are not used to paying attention to your brushing time, Oral-B toothbrushes have a timer built in the toothbrush handle. Depending on the toothbrush model, the timer will warn you with a light or vibrating effect. 

Oral-B Pro 1000 toothbrush has a vibration timer feature, while Oral-B Pro 2000 has a red alert feature on the top of the brush handle. 

Besides the timer feature, every Oral-B electric toothbrush has a Quadpacer feature that will alert you every 30 seconds to change the brushing area for the best cleaning experience. 

The toothbrush battery life depends on the brushing time and it lasts shorter if you brush your teeth for more than 2 minutes. 


Both Oral-B Pro 1000 and Oral-B Pro 2000 come with 1 power toothbrush handle, plugin, and 1 toothbrush head. Both models are compatible with all Pro toothbrush heads. They are not compatible with iO brush heads considering the fact that iO is a new series with smart technology. 

Design and color

Design is not just about aesthetic taste. It can also help us use certain things more easily every day. 

The classical design comes with both models and we can say that the only difference is in color. Oral-B Pro 2000 is in white color, while Oral-B Pro 1000 is a mix of white and blue. The brush handle is blue at the front and white at the back. Both models have the rubber feature on the brush handle for easier usage even when the toothbrush is wet and slippery. 


Oral-B offers a 2-year warranty for all their products with an exclusive option to extend your warranty for an additional year. To get this benefit, you need to register your product on their official website before your 2-year warranty expires. During your warranty period, the company will cover all the repair costs together with shipping expenses. The warranty will not cover costs in the following cases:

  • If there is physical damage due to the fall of the toothbrush.
  • If the damage is the result of improper use (for example, if you use toothbrush heads from another manufacturer).
  • Improper use can also refer to irregular charging or commercial use.

For out of warranty service, you can also contact Oral-B/Braun authorized service with a small difference because you will have to cover the repair costs. 


There are a few differences between Oral-B Pro 1000 and Oral-B Pro 2000 electric toothbrush models. The main difference is the number of cleaning modes: while Oral-B Pro 1000 has one cleaning mode,cover  Daily Clean, Oral-B Pro 2000 has Daily clean and Sensitive cleaning mode. If you suffer from sensitive teeth and gums, your best choice will be Oral-B Pro 2000. If you are not into changing mode features, but you still want a good electric toothbrush with professional and deep cleaning features, we recommend Oral-B Pro 1000.