Review Summary: Oral-B Pro 5000 Electric Toothbrush
This Oral-B toothbrush has a clear customer – the type of person who wants to monitor and actively improve on their health. Yes it’s more expensive than the average run-of-the-mill electric toothbrush but this isn't just a toothbrush, it’s an investment in great looking teeth with fantastic health.
Because of the Bluetooth connectivity, you can input teeth goals into your phone’s free app such as getting whiter teeth. The app will create a personalised brushing plan for you and monitor your progress amongst other capabilities. With the usual Oral-B Pro features too and three different types of brush heads, this is a great modern electric toothbrush.
Don’t be a passenger when it comes to oral health, the state of your teeth says a lot about you and you don’t want to rack up expensive dentist bills because you didn't bother to take the best care of your teeth. With the help of the Oral-B app, put yourself in charge of your dental health.
- Bluetooth connectivity links to app
- App offers in depth planning and analysis for healthy teeth
- Charger with storage section for brush heads
- Three different brush heads
- Travel case
- Lots of bells and whistles for those who just want simple, effective brushing
About the Brand
Oral-B is a household name in the oral healthcare world and millions of people trust its products and have done for decades. Owned by the Gillette company and operated within the arm of Braun, Oral-B was originally invented by an American dentist in the late fifties. With a huge product range, it’s a go-to brand for many people looking for toothbrushes.
The next generation of electric toothbrush
This Oral-B 5000 truly is the next generation of electric toothbrushes and is where dental care joins the App Store revolution. With this toothbrush you’re not just brushing and wondering what’s going on, you can actually look at the results on the Oral-B app on your phone and keep a track of your brushing and get professional advice. Interested? Read on my soon-to-be white-toothed friend, read on.
This is a smart toothbrush
The Oral-B Pro 5000 is a leap and a jump above the Pro 4000 and a whole different ballpark from the Pro 2000 and 3000. This is a smart toothbrush and you might just find yourself with considerably better dental health if you use it to its full potential.
First of all, it comes with three brush heads just like Pro 4000. The CrossAction brush head cleans each tooth while oscillating, rotating and pulsating. It uses its 16° angled bristles and pulsating motion to really break down plaque and leave you with a clean mouth. The 3D whitening brush head speeds up and slows down to clean and polish off those stains and the Sensitive brush head operates at lower, gentler speeds.
The charging base is stable and has a storage section for up to four brush heads. This keeps them out of the way of dust and dirt and lets you take them with you on holiday or to work without any extra effort.
Stops you from brushing too hard
As with many Oral-B toothbrushes, this one features a pressure sensor that lights up on the handle to inform you when you’re brushing too hard. This is really crucial as over-brushing can be just as bad for teeth as under-brushing, with all that extra pressure wearing down your precious enamel.
The toothbrush comes with Bluetooth connectivity
Now let’s get onto the real technology of this electric toothbrush. This OralB Pro 5000 CrossAction Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush comes with Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity to enable it to communicate with your phone. In the world of FitBits and Amazon Echo, it’s really no surprise that your toothbrush should be conversing with your tablet or iPhone right?
The Bluetooth allows it to connect to the Oral-B app that you can download easily for free. This app then keeps track of your brushing, monitors it and allows you to see how it can be improved for the best possible results. You can input dental health goals, such as whiter teeth, and the app will construct a brushing plan around that goal in order to help you reach it. Nifty or what!
Share 6 months brushing data with your dentist
The app goes further than that though and actually stores up to 6 months of brushing data for you to share with your dentist. This allows your dentist to see the total, objective truth about how you brush and enables them to offer you much more accurate advice. Before this, how exactly could you explain to your dentist how you brush? Ermmm….regularly? Now they’ll be able to see all the information and help you on your quest for awesome, healthy teeth.
In conjunction with the light on the handle, the app also allows you to monitor brushing pressure, super important if you want your enamel to stay strong. You’ll be able to see if you have a habit for over-brushing and take the steps to combat that and not take out your stress or heavy-handedness on your precious teeth.
Take control of your oral health
This Oral-B Pro 5000 has a bigger price tag than its predecessors but it’s easy to see why. This is for the diligent person who wants to be in control of their oral care, not just brushing and waiting for your dentist to spot any warning signs. With the Oral-B app connectivity, you can see how you brush, how you can improve and how you can get the best possible smile. Tooth and gum care is incredibly important and this toothbrush puts you in the driving seat.