Product Type: Braun electric toothbrushes
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A Triumph of a Toothbrush!
Oral-B Triumph 5000
Member Name: loogaboo
Oral-B Triumph 5000
Advantages: Stops you brushing to hard
Disadvantages: The price
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!
Summary: Best toothbrush I have ever used!
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