Oral B Toothbrush Heads Versus Compatible Brand
Do the Math
I absolutely love our Oral B Professional Care toothbrush. What I didn’t like was paying so much for the genuine-brand, Oral B toothbrush heads. We’ve been paying about $40.00 for an 8-Pack of the genuine, Oral B Toothbrush heads brand at Costco. Some quick division (40 / 8) reveals that we are paying $5.00 for just one, little toothbrush head. Even name-brand toothbrushes are less than $2.00 each at your grocery or department store. Actually, you can buy regular toothbrushes on Amazon for 0.73 cents each. So, I think we can agree the profit mark-up must be pretty high on all toothbrushes, whether they are for the Oral B electric or just not. Granted, the Oral B toothbrush head has a little more complexity to it due to the mechanics required by the electric, toothbrush motor. Still $5.00 is too much for a toothbrush that really should be replaced every month. I got to thinking, there has to be a cheaper brush and I was right. At Amazon, you can buy an entire 20-Pack of Oral B Compatible Toothbrushes for around $15.00. Doing the math once again ($15.00 /20), That comes out to just $0.75 cents per toothbrush head! That represents a savings of over 650% ($5.00 /$0 .75) . Yes, the generic Oral-B heads from Amazon are less than 1/6th the price of the genuine toothbrush heads. That kind of savings is worth looking into. The next question is, are they as good as the real thing?