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I have had an Oral B electric toothbrush for years and as the battery performance was falling rapidly for my old one, I decided to upgrade to the Oral B Triumph 5000. I have now been using this toothbrush for the past 3 months. It is a powerful brush, more powerful than my last brush, and comes with several different operating functions to help you give your teeth a deep clean and use specialist toothbrush heads (for example sensitive and whitening). I have to admit though that I have only so far used the default setting which I find perfectly meets my needs. It comes with the smart guide - a digital aid which counts how long you have brushed your teeth - I used it to begin with, more to do with novelty than anything else, but now it has been banished to the spare room. The countdown that the brush itself gives is enough for me. I can see the smart aid being a useful tool if you have children to encourage them to brush their teeth effectively - the smiley face appears when you have done a good job. The design of the charging stand and toothbrush holder means that it is easier to clean compared to others in the Oral B range, however, it does require a larger area on which to stand. I have found that the battery life lasts about 5-6 days at optimum speed, which is disappointing compared to my last Oral B electric toothbrush which seems to last for ages. Perhaps this is partly due to the wireless technology in the brush that connects it to the smart aid. It comes with a carry case which I haven't used because it is a bit bulky for travel, but others may find it useful. Still, this is a powerful and effective toothbrush, whilst still being gentle and easy to use - and I'm hoping that it lasts for years like my last Oral B toothbrush.
I always get compliments on how nice, straight and white my teeth are but unfortunately I have suffered with gum disease for several years. Every single time I brush my gums bleed and it is a frightening sight. It was my dentist who recommended this product to me, as it guarantees a good clean but it soft and gentle on the gums. I found the design a litle bit awkward to handle at first so struggled to get to the very back of my mouth, but once I got used to it, my teeth have never been as clean. I have found that my gums only bleed occasionally now, rather than on a daily basis. I love the fact this product comes with a timer, so you cannot cheat and get away with brushing for less than the recommended time (without feeling guilty of course). The brush itself is very lightweight, which is unusual for an electric toothbrush. It feels as light as a regular toothbrush, if that is possible. It charges very quickly and doesnt need charging very often. I tend to change the brush every 2-3 months, not because it is needed but because they are so cheap to replace; alwasy buy in packs of 3 rather than individually.
This is the best toothbrush I have ever had, it cleans my teeth brilliantly and I would be without it.I even take this toothbrush on holiday with me.If I use a manual toothbrush it is never as clean as using my electric toothbrush.If you press on your teeth too hard a red warning light will flash to let you know.This has five different brushing modes, although we don't use them all.It has a two minute timer so you know how long you should brush your test for, but I usually take longer than two minutes, which fine because the brush just slows down slightly then speeds up again if you want to continue brushing.
I absolutely love this toothbrush. I got it while it was on offer as it is pretty expensive for a toothbrush. After using it, however, I found that it is completely worth it. The smart guide is such a good tool. It shows which quadrant of your mouth to brush and ensures that you brush it for the right amount of time. I love the timer feature and after thirty seconds of brushing a quadrant the toothbrush stops spinning and bleeps to let you know that you need to move onto the next quadrant - which is highlighted on the smart guide. After all quadrants have been brushed which will take two minutes a smiley face appears on the smart guide with four stars. After two and a half minutes you get five stars. It's also possible to change settings. There is deep clean, teeth whitening, sensitive and polish. I also got three toothbrush heads with the toothbrush - floss action, whitening and sensitive. I prefer the floss action but when I had toothache the sensitive toothbrush head was a lifesaver.
My dentist recommended that I purchase one of these as she said it would benefit me due to its many features which include: Wireless smart guide technology which tells you which part of your mouth to brush and for how long ensuring that you don't miss any areas and give each the optimum level of brushing. It has an flashing red indicator that informs you on the brush with a vibration and smart guide visually, if you are putting too much pressure on your teeth/gums, this was really important for me as my dentist said i was damaging my gums with my normal toothbrush. The oral B triumph also has a timer to guide you on how long to brush for (2 minutes is the recommended amount of time). It comes with three different brush heads, a 3d white , floss action and sensitive. I found all of these were fine to use and gave a good all round clean, but my preference was the sensitive head. There are five different brushing modes including daily clean, massage , sensitive, polish and deep clean. These go at different speeds to your preference. All in all a great value if not slightly expensive electric toothbrush, if you keep an eye on amazon you can usually pick one up at the ''half price'' of £80. I you can afford it then i would highly recommend it as my teeth and gums are in much better condition and my dentist says she can see a real difference!
After being givena stern dressing down at my most recent dentist appointment, I decided to up my game and get this top of the range electric toothbrush to replace my manual one. Needless to say, this brush was expensive, but I got it on special offer and it has been well worth the money. It comes with different brush heads - sensitive, floss action and whitening, and it also has a deep clean setting which I use once a day. I also love the floss action head as I have a bit of a phobia about using traditional dental floss! The smart guide monitor may seem like a gimmick but it has proven to be valuable. I didn't realise just how long two minutes brushing is - I think my teeth were lucky to get a minute with the manual brush! It also has a quadrant indicator which lets you know how long to brush each section of your mouth, and when to move on. I feel confident now that my teeth are getting a proper clean every day, and I can genuinely feel the difference from a manual brush. It remains to be seen if my dentist notices the difference, but I definitely feel more confident about my smile now, and to me, that makes it worth every penny.
In our house we have always used Braun Oral B electric toothbrushes - myself, husband and kids, but it has always been the ones on the cheaper end of the scale. The Triumph 5000 was given to me for Christmas, which I was quite pleased about because I don't think I could bring myself to fork out well over £100 on a toothbrush - no matter how many bells and whistles it has got. The toothbrush comes with a selection of heads, a base unit/charger, a timer (which is called the smart guide) and a carry case. The base unit also has space to store 4 brush heads. I was pleased with the inclusion of the brush heads, as Oral B makes so many different types and it gave me an opportunity to try others as I generally just stick to the precision clean as I like the small head. Having said that I still consider the precision clean head to be the best. My eldest daughter has fixed braces and I love that I can get a special orthodontic head for her, this has to be purchased from a specialist orthodontist though so there is a heavy price tag. The toothbrush has 5 different cleaning modes which are accessed by pushing the smaller button on the front, it has a 30 and 45 second clean, a polishing, sensitive and a massaging mode. These modes interact wirelessly with the smart guide to let you know which setting you are using and the time for each quadrant of the mouth. I tend to use the 30 second mode as I find this works the best for me. The brush and the smart guide interact seamlessly with each other, even at a distance. When you turn the toothbrush on the smart guide immediately starts to count and the quadrants fill up just in time with the toothbrush beeping to tell you to move to another quadrant of your mouth. When you have finished brushing if you have completed the required amount of time you get 4 stars and a smiley face! However my favourite feature of this brush is the angry red flashing light that appears if you press to hard against the teeth, my dentist was always saying how I brush to hard and it was having a bad effect on my gum margins but I never was able to stop scrubbing at my teeth, until now!! It has really stopped me pressing too hard and now my gums are a lot more healthy. All in all I am extremely pleased with this brush, it is suitable for all the family, my youngest child is 7 and she uses it with the precision head and really enjoys brushing her teeth properly so she can get her stars and happy face. All of my family have found our teeth feel a lot cleaner after using this brush, I have a feeling the movement of the head is a lot more involved than the cheaper models and this makes a great deal of difference. Most of all though when we had our annual check up last week no one needed a filling and myself and my husband only had a very quick clean! This is what prompted me to write this review never before have we come away from the dentist without any work needing to be done! The brush is in one word amazing, even so I really do not think it justifies anywhere between a £100-£200 price tag, if I were to have to get a replacement I would defiantly wait for a half price offer. I can't see myself using another brush for a good while to come!
I have recently changed from using a normal old style toothbrush to buying a new top of the range electronic toothbrush. Now this toothbrush is pretty expensive considering it is a toothbrush! But if you want amazingly clean teeth and comfort know that you are taking care of them properly then it is worth every penny. Excitingly the toothbrush has five different modes which cover cleaning, massage, deep clean, senstitive and polish. The brush actually alerts you if you are pressing too hard by beeping and it turns on a red light on the back which you can see in the mirror so it's easy to spot. It's very easy to switch between each mode and if you keep pressing too hard the brush will change itself to sensitive mode. As well as the toothbrush, you also get a smart guide which connects to the toothbrush wirelessly and can show you how long you have been brushing and can keep track on how long you brush each part of your mouth for. It has a system which ensures you brush each quadrant for 30seconds at a time. As well as this, it also shows you if your brushing too hard just like the toothbrush does. This toothbrush is very gentle, especially with the sensitive brush head which is good for me as I have sensitive teeth and I was worried about buying a electric toothbrush for this reason. It's real easy to use, it charges easily and it's great to keep track and make sure you are cleaning properly
For years, the family have always used a Philips Sonicare toothbrush, and whilst we always thought that it was good at cleaning our teeth, it always annoyed us that the little nocks and crannies in the handle and under the head would always gather 'gunk' and were difficult to clean. A few months ago, the battery finally gave out and I started to look around for a new electric tooth brush for the family. Now for a long time, I've held a passing interest in the Oral-B models and what they claimed to be able to do, and now decided to look at them in earnest, where this Triumph 5000 model sits at the top of their model tree. With its Smart Guide remote feature and an original selling price of around £160, I thought it was expensive and that the inflated price was just paying for the gimmicks that I wouldn't use. But then I started to look at other points. This toothbrush was a Number 1 recommendation from the Gadget Show, and it has also received the only Platinum Award awarded by the British Dental Health Foundation for an electric toothbrush. On Amazon, it had nearly 100 reviews of 5 star rating. Just looking at the costs of running it and I could get 4 replacement heads for around £10, whereas 2 for my old Sonicare model cost me nearly £20. And when Amazon had this Oral-B Triumph 5000 model on sale for just under £70 before Christmas, it was pretty much a 'no-brainer' that this Oral-B Triumph 5000 model was going to be a good purchase option. Hence, with a few swift clicks on the keyboard, I took delivery of it from Amazon. So what do you get? OK, for starters, it comes in a nice presentation box - but that's not very good for cleaning you teeth. But inside the box you get the control handle, a selection of 3 brush heads, the Oral-B Smart Guide, a travel case, a charging base and an additional base stand to hold the charger and four brushes. Now let's look at the key bits in turn. Starting off with the brush heads, you get 3 different interchangeable heads - 3D Whitening, Floss Action and Sensitive. Now Oral-B produce a variety of heads for this toothbrush, each having different benefits and uses, but what I really wanted was something that would clean my teeth very well, and with the variety of brushes on offer, it can all become a bit confusing. I was sort of expecting that there was one brush for general cleaning, and then, if you wanted, another for polishing, a different one if you had sensitive teeth etc. But it isn't quite as simple as that, and I did a lot of research on the web about the different types of heads and what they could do, and sort of narrowed the choice for general cleaning down to 2 brushes - the Floss Action head (which is supplied) and the Precision head (not supplied). Of the 2 heads, the Precision head looked like a small round version of a conventional manual brush, and I couldn't really see that it would have much difference in performance to a manual brush. However, the Floss Action head seems to get the better reviews, claiming to remove twice as much plaque as an ordinary brush. To look at it, it does look the business and it seems to be a combination of brushes, having 'micro-pulse bristles that penetrate deep between teeth for a floss-like clean and maximum freshness', meaning that it has a number of brush elements which are each designed to do different things, but all combined onto the one brush head. So this was the brush head that I decided to use. Now let's look at the control handle bit. Overall, it is quite a stylish handle. At the top, you have the small paddle bit to which you attach the toothbrush head with a simple push fit. Down the front you have 2 buttons, a radio signal indicator and a charge level indicator in the form of a vertical bar, and on the back just behind the paddle brush attachment bit, you have a big warning light affair (more about that later). Switch the brush on using the top button, and the front lights up, looking like some sort of phaser or light sabre that wouldn't go amiss in an episode of Star Trek or Star Wars. So overall, it looks pretty funky, but it's the insides where all the wizardry really happens. In action, the control handle moves the brush head in a 3D movement, moving the head in just about every conceivable direction to clean your teeth. So it pulsates, rotates and oscillates the brush head to remove 100% more plaque than an ordinary brush, and as it works, it cups each tooth to have the maximum cleaning effect. But this control handle has a few additional 'bells and whistles' to consider. It has 5 different modes of cleaning which are all controlled by the second button on the front, and pushing that once will give you a 30 second timer, a second time for a 45 second timer for extra cleaning, again to switch on the polishing mode, again for the delicate mode and finally a pulsating massaging mode, all easily selectable whilst you are brushing. But that's not all. Remember I mentioned the big warning light affair on the back? Well, if you try and brush too hard, this warning light flashes red to tell you so, which is then accompanied by a change in tone of the brushing motor as it stops the pulsating mode to remind you that you are pressing too hard, just in case you miss the visual sign. As a further indication, it also automatically switches the brush into the Sensitive mode of brushing. So it is pretty hard not to notice at least one of these notifications if you do brush too hard. Now let's move on to the Oral-B Smart Guide which is the separate remote unit to give you an indication of how you are brushing. This is basically a small white plastic unit with an LCD display on the front. Across the top, you get an indication of what mode the brush is operating in (30 second, 45 second, Polishing, Sensitive etc). Below this on the left, you have the timer, which immediately starts counting the moment you switch the control handle on. Below that you have the star awards which link into the right hand display which indicates 4 quarter circles in a ring. As you brush, each quarter flashes, where each quarter is meant to represent a quarter or your mouth. So when you start, the counter starts counting for the first 30 seconds and the first quarter flashes. When the 30 seconds are up, the flashing quarter goes solid and you are 'awarded' your first star, after which the second quarter starts to flash (indicating that you should clean the next quarter of your mouth) and the counter continues for another 30 seconds up to the minute mark, whereupon on completion of that you get your second star etc, right up to 4 stars when you have completed 2 minutes of brushing across the 4 quarters of your mouth. Now normally, I am sceptical about such additional external features as the Smart Guide because I always think that I am paying the extra cost for a feature that I wouldn't really use. But this Smart Guide is very addictive, and almost vindictive, where the whole psychology behind it is very interesting. Dentists recommend that you should brush your teeth for 2 minutes, and this guide tries its' best to make sure that you do just that, almost like angry teacher standing over a naughty school boy in detention. When you start brushing, the big bold timer is there on the Guide counting for you, and that is backed up with the flashing quarter ring, and since everyone likes to be rewarded for their efforts, the only way you will be awarded with a star for that quarter of teeth cleaning is if you complete the 30 seconds of brushing on that quarter. You can try to walk away from it to another room, but the Guide still counts away and registers what you are doing whilst you are away because there is a long range wireless link between the Smart Guide and the control handle. If you brush too hard, as well as all of the signals that the control handle gives out, there is also a red light indication on the Guide to tell you to stop pressing to hard, and the device even shows up a sad face in the middle of the circle to show that it is not happy that you are brushing too hard. And just when you think you can walk away from the timer on the Guide and maybe get away with a shorter cleaning time, the Guide makes sure to remind you via that wireless link that it is still in control, because as you reach the end of each 30 second slot, the control handle stops momentarily and gives a beep to say 'now move on to the next quarter'. And when you've finally done all your quarters and completed your 2 minutes of brushing, it awards you the final fourth star and puts up a smiling face in the middle of the circle to say 'Well done'. But whoa betide if you try and cut short and give your teeth just a quick clean for less than 2 minutes, because then you don't get your stars, and as you walk away and think 'I got away with it', you know that the Guide will be sitting there in the evening, staring at you and shaming you because you didn't get 4 stars when you last cleaned. No smiley face and no 'Well done', and you can just feel the Guide looking at you saying 'Get that brush back in there and give me another 30 seconds!!!'. It even works with my family to shame us because if we don't get the 4 stars ourselves, whoever uses the brush next can see that we didn't clean our teeth properly for 2 minutes, and when you're telling your kids to clean their teeth properly, and they see that you have only got 3 stars, it sort of embarrasses you that you are not 'practising what you preach'. And that is the whole psychology with this brush. You have this Smart Guide awarding you stars for being a good brusher, playing on that feeling that everyone wants to be awarded for their efforts. It tells you when you are brushing too hard, and when you try and get away from it, the control handle tells you instead how to brush, when to move on to the next quarter, when you are pressing too hard. If you try and cut short by not brushing for the full 2 minutes, the Guide sits there just waiting for you to return later so that it can shame and embarrass you because you didn't get awarded all 4 stars when you last brushed, and even ropes your family in to embarrass your further. It's crazy, but this Oral-B Triumph 5000 tooth brush with this Smart Guide really does make you brush better, and I can see and fully understand why it is so highly rated and why it has been awarded the only Platinum Award awarded by the British Dental Health Foundation for an electric toothbrush. It psychologically gets to you, and when you brush you teeth with it and couple it with the Floss Action head, you really feel like you are brushing your teeth the best you can, because that 3D action of the head really does a good job, cupping each tooth and getting into the gum line and between the teeth for that 'squeaky clean' feel to your teeth. For years, we thought that our Philips Sonicare toothbrush was the business and gave us expert cleaning. But this Oral-B model is in a whole different league of cleaning performance, where it is not just the design of the system that cleans well, but the whole psychological thing with stars, visual timers and smiley faces that really ensures that you clean you teeth properly. Without doubt, this is the best toothbrush I have ever used and fully justifies the highest recommendation I can possibly give. Review also on Ciao under Randal1.
I got this toothbrush as a Christmas present a couple of years ago. It was purchased on offer in Boots and I have subsequently noticed that there are frequent offers for this toothbrush and £70 is an average price for it. I had earlier models of the Oral B toothbrush but the Triumph knocks them out of the sink! In terms of style, it is nothing out of the ordinary looks wise but is comfortable to hold and easy to move around your mouth to get to the back of your teeth. The brush heads are medium bristle so just the right texture for good brushing without being too severe. the toothbrush comes with a little monitor which tells you how long you have been brushing for and what mode you have been brushing in. There is standard brushing mode, massaging mode and a little bit of both mode. even without the monitor, the brush vibrates in a different way every 30 secs so you know when it is time to move to the next section! The brushing mode is perfect for every day use and i use the massaging mode when i am polishing my teeth with colgate professional clean for example which i use once a week for an extra clean. Either way, your teeth are left feeling squeaky clean. I have checked that i am brushing properly by using disclosing tablets and the brush cleaned every last bit of residue away. I have also been complemented on my cleaning by my hygienist so it is doing what it says on the tin. A couple of years into use i am finding that the battery is losing charge very quickly and i have to recharge every couple of days. If it is down to even half power you really feel the brush struggling. Time to invest in a new battery i think! i haven't looked into buying a new battery so i hope it is easy to find and not difficult to replace as I don't want to be without my triumph. I would have no hestitation recommending this to anyone
I used to use an electric toothbrush several years ago but changed back to manual. I recently went to the dentists to have a check up, all my teeth were good however i was brushing my teeth too hard and my gums were starting to recede earlier than they should so he recommended investing back in an electric toothbrush for christmas. After doing a lot of research, i chose to buy the £70 oral-b Triumph 5000 for christmas last year. Boy was it worth the money! After only the first brush my mouth felt cleaner and i started to wonder why i had ever gone back to manual. It came with three different brush heads, with two of them having little plastic flappy bits which get knocked about by the vibrations and helps to remove unwanted food lodgers in the back of your mouth. The toothbrush also has a built in timer which vibrates at 30 second intervals before doing a big vibrate at 2 minutes to let you know that your time is up. What i found amazing was that the charging area at the bottom of the toothbrush was covered in plastic, as was the base unit which means that there is no risk of an electric shock should water be accidentally spilt onto it. This is a big upgrade form the old electric toothbrushes. You also get an electric timer which sits on the side in the bathroom which indicates which area of your mouth you should be brushing at the the given time which i found helps you to clean areas of your teeth which you may not have bothered with if you had a manual brush. The stop/start button is very robust and depending on the number of times you press it, it gives a different setting of speed if you have particularly sensitive teeth like me. This is useful because sometimes i find that the high speed can hurt my teeth when they're feeling extra sensitive but normally it's fine. The weight and size of the brush is good which because i have big hands means i'm not fiddling around with manoeuvres all the time. Extras that are included are the holdall for the brush heads which is attached to the base unit so you can tidy the away each morning and night without them touching the bathroom tiles or other contaminent-infested areas. The base unit is all dishwasher-able if it gets really mucky and the plastic charging bit means you can just wipe off with a damp cloth any muck that gets on it making this brush extremely easy to clean. All-in all a brilliant toothbrush which has reinstated my trust in electric toothbrushes and i probably won't go back to manual again.
I recently received this tooth brush from oral B to test, and on first use i felt it was much better than my standard old manual toothbrush. It retails in stores at anywhere between £80-£160 at the moment, which is definately a lot for a tooth brush. It comes with a selection of heads, for different functions. One a soft bristle, another dedicated to making teeth whiter, the third for normal brushing, along with some floss for interdental cleaning. It also comes with a timer to tell you how long to brush for. The tooth brush itself has 4 different settings, for different types of cleaning; normal clean, deep cleans etc. I've been using the polishing head, as like anyone else i would like my teeth whiter and i love it. I don't necessarily think theyre whiter, but theyre definately cleaner and i think over time that will change. Initially my gums did feel a bit sore, with the odd bit of bleeding, but over time i've gotten used to it and that has gone away. The brush will also stop working if you press to hard, and a red light flashes on the timer. The batteries on the toothbrush are charged via the mains, but you will need to buy an adaptor to plug it into the wall. I feel that this tooth brush is definately a few steps up from the average manual. It is made to give you the best clean possible, and you can tailor make it to what you need. For example if your teeth are in bad condition, you can extend the recommended quadrant brushing time, and you can change to head depending on your needs. The only downside is the cost. 100 or so pounds is a LOT to spend on a toothbrush but im a firm believer that good oral health is a necessity in life, and as such i'm not too bothered. I do say this, in the situation where i have been given the product free of charge, and i'm not sure if i would've spend that much. In reality, i would probably have found a cheaper alternative had i not been given this one initially. However now i would replace with a similar quality model if required.
Well, after having no fillings for years and years a finally decided I invest in my teeth in this almighty toothbrush, I bought it near christmas last year in the sale- i also got my husband one- we work shifts so we use seperate bathrooms. i bought a big bundle of drush heads and it also came with plenty. the brush itself is nicely made, and you feel you can give it a good wash without damaging it. i love the time indicator on both the brush- buzzes each quadrant and especially the sperate display, this is very handy expecially if you are guilty of brushing too hard. the brush is powerful and lasts a good few days without charging. The travel case is good if you do decide to take it on holiday. i dont use the stand i find it got messy and takes up too much room and the lid kept coming off. But the brush more than makes up for it. you certainly feel you get a GOOD brush with it, and its hard if we go on holiday to use a manual brush, it just doesnt feel right. It does come in the box with a variety of brush heads for you to try.
This isn't a cheap toothbrush actually it's quite expensive at almost £170. Amazon are selling it at the moment for £69.95 but I think it works extremely well at not only cleaning your teeth but also flossing them. This toothbrush can do both of these things and more. It comes with a bright blue travel case this is of great use when traveling because you want to keep your expensive toothbrush safe. The base that comes with it is made of heard plastic and is used to store all of the brush heads and flossing implements. I was happily surprised to see that you can actually put the base in the dishwasher. No other part of the set is dishwasher safe. There are several different brushing modes, and you can use all of the oral B heads that are available on the market today. The most unusual part of this product is the little monitor that comes with it. This sits in your bathroom and beeps if you brush too heard. It also beeps to tell you when to change sides and then beeps twice when it's time for you to stop. This is really useful as over brushing is as bad for your teeth as under brushing. It looks very different to your average electrical toothbrush. It actually looks expensive. It sits comfortably in your hand and is a pleasure to use. I highly recommend it.
So this may not be the best Braun toothbrush I have ever used and it carries quite a price too it as well, but if you are looking for something feels comfy to use and leaves a professional clean feeling then it really is great. The Triumph 5000 has five modes to it - cleaning, massage, deep clean, sensitive and polish. To switch between each of them is very simple. You would think the brush had a mind of its own, due to when you are brushing too hard the brush turns it self automatically to sensitive mode to stop your gums bleeding and doing any damage. Also in the same instance the brush lights up and beeps to warn you to calm yourself. It seems a little novelty at times and some of the features aren't too much of a necessity. One example of this is that you get a star if you've been brushing your teeth for 2 minutes. I guess it's a bit of fun though but like I previously mentioned it is not really needed. The charge keeps it going for quite a while, well over a week anyway so this is also a plus, but overall it's a great brush and if you care for your teeth then this is what you want.