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Triumph? or just regular with a lot of glamorous features...
Oral-B Triumph Professional Care 9900
Member Name: DNAmy
Oral-B Triumph Professional Care 9900
Date: 04/06/11, updated on 04/06/11 (52 review reads)
Advantages: good clean, comes with a few tooth brush heads, a few modern perks to toothbrushing
I'm a dental student and was given it for free as a reward for attending a lecture (jammy i know, but in fairness was a really long lecture). I was a little sceptical about using this.
as this was being forced on to me, i thought i might as well make use of it. I've written an honest review of what i really think of it.
Using blue tooth technology there is a control panel which tells you how long you have been brushing
for (2 mins is the recommendation). then it splits this into four so you seperate the mouth into four sections and dedicated 30 seconds to each section of your mouth. the quadrant flashes on the control panel, and your toothbrush gives a little vibration every 30 seconds.
I find this useful as it gives me a guide as to how long i should spend. before when i was using a manual brush I'd be there fore ten-fifteen minutes thinking it was good for me.
Also I know dentist bang on about tooth-wear so i guess this part is really important, and the control panel alerts you with a warning signal when your pressing too hard when using it which i find useful. it sounds trivial but my dad developed gum recession and sensitivity from years of brushing his teeth like a maniac...he learnt the hard way.
I carried out a test to see how well these bad boys clean. firstly a few weeks before i got given this brush i cleaned my mouth with a manual tooth brush, then used disclosure tablets to see the bits where i missed. i then cleaned my mouth to get rid of the parts that i missed and it took me 15 mins to remove everything (and i have good oral hygiene!). then when i got given this toothbrush i did the exact same test, and although there were a few parts of plaque still visible with the tablets, i found overall that it had gotten rid of plaque a lot more in a lot less time than my manual brush had. Extensive research has proven that by the circular motion of electric toothbrushes it does get rid of more plaque than a manual brush.
The control panel also shows there are settings for daily, sensitive, deep clean, polish and massage.
you control the settings on the tooth brush and indicate which one you wish to use. to be honest they don't really make a difference, it really doesnt polish your teeth or massage your mouth or give you a "deep clean". either the vibrations for the tooth brush head go slower, or the timer is set for longer
than 2 minutes.
Battery life is good, last ten days without charging, provided you brush your teeth twice a day.
I like that it also comes with four other head including interdental cleaning brushes to get tricky areas
between teeth. tooth brushing alone removes 50% of plaque, whereas cleaning in between the teeth will bring this figure up to 70%. but you can always buy floss, or interdental brushes.
If you don;t have a clock in your bathroom its quite useful as the control panel displays the time.
Travel case is useful.
It's not going to make your mouth any more clean than any other electrical tooth brush, and its a bit ridiculous to say this brush will suddenly make your mouth super clean and plaque free for hours after.
you can buy other electric oral b tooth brushes for a lot cheaper that will give you the same effect.
I say this because you know at the end of the day it depend how well you yourself brush your teeth, BUT this toothbrush does make cleaning a hell a lot more fun :) the control panel indicates your completion of 2 minutes of brushing by showing a smiley face ...and if you're really good and do an extra 30 seconds you even get a winking face. which is quite nice especially in the morning. it is quite encouraging especially for kids, and people like myself :)
I find that though the interdental brush head is good i actually find manual interdental brushes (you can buy from sainsburies for £2) a lot easier to use than the head supplied with this toothbrush. also if you really want one you can just buy this counterpart seperately for a normal electric toothbrush.
I do manage to get my toothpaste/water mixture everywhere like a beast, and dripping down
my brush. i dont know, it may just be me. i often find myself cleaning the base a lot, like everytime i brush i give it a rinse through otherwise you can get build up and it can get a bit sticky and nasty.
I have noticed a difference overall when using electric tooth brushes. Before this brush I'd used manual brushes, then used a regular oral b electric toothbrush. We often carry out our training on
each other, and whereas when i used to use a manual brush I'd get some bleeding on probing, now i dont get any and this represents really healthy gums. so i hopefully won't be edentulous by the time im 30 (joking). but seriously it really helps so long as its used properly. i believe its supplied with a DVD to show people how to brush properly.
Truthfully, it does have little perks that you really dont need, it does give a good clean but i reckon you'll get a good clean in an ordinary oral b electric tooth brush.
If i wasnt given this for free, i really doubt i would have gone out and bought one. a lot of my fellow
dental students also agreed with me. It is a nice flashy device if you've got cash to throw around. I will continue to use it until it dies, it does the job I want it to do with a few (pointless) extras.
I usually recommend to the patients I treat to get themselves a regular oral b electric toothbrush, I do not necessarily recommend this one to them.
You can purchase Braun Oral B Triumph Professional Care 9900 from prices ranging between £65 (http://www.moderntimesltd.com) to £160.
Summary: Regular oral b electric toothbrushes just as good, but is quite a flashy brush
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