Kind of seems out of our element, but here at Charger Harbor, we’re trying to branch out into reviewing other types of products, other than chargers. Of course, chargers are going to be an integral part of our website, and that’s going to be the majority of our content. In this case, we’re reviewing an electric toothbrush from the brand known at BESTEK.
This M-Care electric toothbrush is their latest product and after using for about three weeks, the brush has a lot of quality. Let’s take a closer look.
The electric toothbrush comes with quite a few things.
- Three brush attachments
- A Micro-USB charging cable
- A carrying case and a charging dock for the brush
- BESTEK M-Care Electric Toothbrush
The electric toothbrush’s body is made of plastic, while it has two buttons that are made of metal. What’s on the body of the M-care toothbrush and what it’s capable of is the most impressive part of it.
At the bottom, the toothbrush is where the timing settings are located, and there are a total of three to choose from, and they’re controlled by the bottom button. There’s a 2 minutes setting, a 2.5-minute setting and lastly, there’s a 3-minute set. No matter what timing you’re using the brush stops every 30 seconds for a short time and then starts again.
These stopping intervals are to let you know when you should switch sides inside your teeth, as there are four quadrants for your teeth.
The top portion of the toothbrush has a different set of settings or “modes” as we should call it, and they’re controlled by the top button. The three modes are:
The Standard mode on this brush is what BESTEK describes as being the most universal suitable setting for people that are using the brush. Meaning that you don’t have sensitive teeth and that you also have healthy gums. Overall, the standard model is an all-arounder that enables you to remove plaque from teeth, stuck food and having great cleaning experience every time you use it.
The next mode is known as Soft, and this mode is exactly what it sounds like, and that means the vibration intensity is bought down quite a bit. This mode is useful for children and the elderly, as BESTEK explains. That’s because teeth and gums are more sensitive for those two types of people, as a higher intensity vibration could potentially cause gum damage, and so the Soft mode from the M-care toothbrush can mitigate that.
The one other mode is the Whitening mode, and this is basically where the vibration intensity for the brush is set higher than the Standard mode. This is the most effective way of removing food stains, and plaque from your teeth, and is best paired with the 2 minute time setting, simply because the vibration setting is higher.
That said, BESTEK does explain the continued use of this setting can make teeth whiter, but that still has to be tested, but we did find that it was best for faster and more efficient teeth cleaning experience. The whitening part depending on your toothbrushing schedule and what toothpaste you’re using.
Also, if you’re wondering about the vibration frequency, the BESTEK toothbrush has a vibration frequency of 31000 brushes within 1 minute. There are quite a few electric brushes on the market that have higher frequencies, but a higher brushing frequency does not mean a better brushing. As the brush could be going so fast that it misses spaces in your teeth and so you won’t get as good as a cleaning experience.
At a 31,000 frequency, the bristles can thoroughly clean your teeth at an optimized level.
Tongue Brush Head at the Back
There’s also a Tongue brush head at the back of the toothbrush, but to be completely honest it does not have the same abrasiveness that toothbrush bristles have. As a result, it’s not as good as using a regular toothbrush for brushing your tongue.
How to Recharge
So it took us a second to realize how to recharge this toothbrush, but we gotta say, it’s quite cool. There’s a large carrying case that comes apart and when you do take it apart, there’s small piece and a large piece.
The small piece that comes apart has a Micro-USB port and that’s the wireless charger for the toothbrush. The other part is the cover for the carrying case. So when you’re not charging your toothbrush, you can just place the brush in the charing piece and enclose it with the larger piece and take it wherever you want.
When you do have to charge the brush, you have to use a Micro-USB cable, such as the one that comes with the brush, and connect it to a wall charger. Once that’s done, you can place your brush in the wireless charger and it’ll start charging it.
When the brush is charging, there’s a small Green LED lights that pulses on the charger itself. Also, if you want to check the power of the toothbrush then you can just press the bottom mode button and there’s a battery display that lights up to show how much power is left. Green means that there’s a lot of left, Yellow means that you should recharge it and Red means that the toothbrush is nearly fully depleted.
Structure and Material:
The build quality of the toothbrush feels premium. When you press the buttons they’re responsive, and the LED lights, light up immediately to show what settings are enabled. Even if you’ve got plenty of light in the room, it’s rather easy to see the LED lights, too.
When it comes to installing the toothbrush head, there’s going to be a 0.8mm at the bottom where it connects to the toothbrush, and that’s normal.
Then there’s the waterproofing, and of course, this is a necessity when it comes to electric toothbrushes in general. This BESTEK brush has an IP67 waterproof rating and what that means is that it’s able to be submerged into 1 meter of water and resist water for about half an hour.
Well, in this case, a toothbrush isn’t something that you would submerge in water, but placing it over the facet water and having water touching the entirety of the toothbrush will not harm it.
How Long do the Bristles Last?
BESTEK has stated that they use Food-Grade Dupont bristles, and after doing a bit of digging, Dupont is known for creating high-quality synthetic filaments. In this case, that would be the bristles for the brush, and after using the toothbrush for about three weeks, the bristles are still going strong.
Also, another of a way of telling how long you’ve used your brush head for or how worn out it is, other than seeing how worn out the bristles are, is that there are two blue sections on the brush head. The blue section on the brush head fades out the longer you use it.