Product Type: Braun electric toothbrushes
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Oral-B Triumph 5000
Member Name: Redmond
Oral-B Triumph 5000
Advantages: Great clean
Price I paid 209Euro around £180
How much? Are you crazy? For a toothbrush? These are just some of the lovely questions people have asked me when they see this toothbrush in my bathroom. Yes it is expensive when you can buy a traditional manual toothbrush for little to nothing. So why buy this one? Firstly it's Oral-B, at least its a well know name that you can trust to know what they're doing.
This Professional Care 5000A Triumph Electric Toothbrush with Smart Guide promises to offer the most advanced cleaning technology for unbelievable plaque removal.
This toothbrush has superior features such as five brushing modes and a large selection of toothbrush refills. The "smart guide" is a remote wireless display that tells you when or if you are brushing too heard (this is something that a lot of us do thinking that we will get a better clean, when in reality we may be doing more harm than good) It also tells you when to switch sides and how long to brush for (again something we do thinking we will get a better clean, over brushing can cause gum erosion and enamel depletion) An audible beep sounds every 30 seconds to let you know how long you have been brushing, with a final alert at two minutes. The sound also changes to give you a warning signal, letting you know if you are brushing with too much pressure in order to protect your gums. I like the fact that the screen flashes an image plus an alarm sounds this way people with sight or hearing disabilities can use the advanced features as well.
This smart guide is clinically proven to help improve your brushing habits within 30 days. It did for me. It's worth noting that this toothbrush is the only brand to be platinum approved by the British Dental Health Foundation.
These electric toothbrushes claim to give you naturally whiter teeth and healthier gums in just twenty one days. I have had it far longer than this and yes it does make your teeth gleam and feel silky smooth.
There is a handy "Replace Brush Head Indicator" they say that you should change your brush head every 3 months, when brushing twice a day for two minutes. I found this to be a little too often as the brush head was still in good condition after this time, but if you brush too heard I guess you would need to change it more often. The Smart Guide memorises your complete brushing time, and tells you when you should replace it, to ensure that you are brushing with a brush head that performs at its best.
With the push of a button you can customise your brushing experience with five different brushing modes to find the one that's most comfortable for you.
This toothbrush is very tactile, with it's curved handle it sits comfortable into your hand with a good grip.
The digital display is easy to read while the audio queues would be a welcomed addition for any one with sight problems.
I was very surprised to see that base station is dishwasher-safe. This has no electrical parts yet provides storage for up to four attachments and would be easy to clean by hand but it's a nice bonus that you don't have to. It comes with a sky-blue travel case to store your brush when you're on the go, which I am a lot.
They say that Braun Oral-B rechargeable toothbrushes can use any Braun Oral-B brush head. This isn't completely true as it doesn't accept pulsonic or their sonic range heads, this makes sense as it's not a sonic toothbrush.
***Here's what comes in the box***
1 x Braun Oral-B Triumph 5000A rechargeable toothbrush
1 x Smart Guide brushing aid
1 x Charging stand
1 x Floss Action brush head
1 x 3D White brush head
1 x Sensitive brush head
1 x Travel case
1 x Smart plug
1 x instruction manual.
This is anything but cheap, especially for a toothbrush. But seeing you can brush and floss with the same machine saves you time and money. The fact that it alerts you to brushing for too long, or the mode I found most useful - using too much pressure means it will save you money on dentist bills as well.
Most shockingly I read in a medical journal recently that poor oral health is linked to cardiovascular disease and increases your risk of a heart attack significantly.
So good oral health actually means over all good health. Whether you use this toothbrush or not.
Summary: Great toothbrush with great added Features.
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