How To Fix Oral B Toothbrush Not Turning ON

Your Oral B toothbrush isn’t turning on? You’re not alone in this, as this seems to be one of the most common issues reported by Oral B users including me. I was also one of the most targeted users of Oral B. Then suddenly, one day it was not turning on.

Try these solutions and you should be able to solve your problem and get back to your regular brushing routine in no time! I also tried these myself.

If you are having problems with your Oral B toothbrush turning on or off, there could be a number of reasons why this might be happening, including the following.

Check on the charging station

First, make sure that your charger is not connected to a power source. If it’s connected to a power source, unplug it. Make sure that your Oral-B toothbrush is properly charged.

To do so, simply check the status bar of your device. Your battery should be full or close to being full if you have just plugged in your device on charge. You can always check by pressing the mode button located at the front bottom of your unit. You can use either of two modes:

The green brush mode will let you know when it is fully charged and ready for use.

A red charging mode will indicate you need to recharge your toothbrush soon as its battery has been drained off completely due to continuous usage over time.

Oral B Toothbrush Not Turning On

Change batteries

Make sure your batteries are in correctly and that you haven’t left them in from previous use. Use new, fresh batteries. Don’t try to recycle older ones.

This can damage your toothbrush. If using new batteries didn’t solve your problem, you may have to replace your brush head.

Check if it is clean

If you want to use your toothbrush, it’s important that you keep it clean. You should brush with toothpaste and thoroughly rinse your mouth at least once a day.

By doing so, you’ll remove bacteria and also avoid getting tooth decay. If your dental hygiene is lacking, that can lead to your toothbrush having problems turning on.

To avoid these issues, make sure that you remove all of your plaque from around each tooth before starting with brushing it. Also, make sure to thoroughly rinse out all food particles from between your teeth as well after eating meals or snacks.

This helps ensure everything stays clear for the smooth operation of any kind of oral cleaning device such as an electric brush or manual scrubber.

Check if you have brushed too hard

You may be brushing too hard if you notice that your toothbrush is not turning on. Then it’s probably because you have been brushing too hard.

If so, stop pressing down and brush with a lighter hand. You should always use a soft toothbrush to avoid causing any damage to your gums or enamel. This will restore power to your toothbrush.

Check if there is any dirt. The motor inside an electric toothbrush can easily get dirty over time. It leads to the dead-brushes syndrome.

So, make sure that there isn’t any dirt caught in it. Otherwise, clean it out before proceeding further. This solution will solve the Oral B brush not turning on a problem most of the time!

Replace your brush head with a new one

Did you know that when you buy your toothbrush, there are a variety of brush heads available for purchase? You’re not locked into buying a specific brush head.

There are actually eight different types of brushes sold under Oral-B’s name. Depending on your toothbrushing habits and personal preference, you might like one type better than another.

For example, if you tend to press down hard while brushing, then maybe consider using an oscillating or rotating head instead of a sonic head. If you have really sensitive gums or even bleeding gums due to using too much pressure, try switching from an oscillating to sonic.

It makes sense because each head is designed differently with various bristles in various places that suit people with varying needs and teeth placements.

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To fix an Oral-B toothbrush that isn’t turning on, press and hold both power buttons on your device. Doing so will force it to reboot, which should turn your brush back on.

If pressing both buttons doesn’t work, go into your settings app and disable Bluetooth, then re-enable it to reset your toothbrush. Restarting or resetting your phone is another option if all else fails; you should be able to pair it with your toothbrush once more after restarting.

If you have any questions or are still having trouble with an Oral-B toothbrush that won’t turn on, check out one of our stores for assistance.

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