Costco Oral B 5000

Oral B Professional Care SmartSeries 5000 – 4 Brusheads Electric Toothbrush Review

We bought this toothbrush because our old one (also an Oral-B), finally gave out after 5+ years of faithful and reliable service.

We both used manual toothbrushes for several weeks before deciding to buy this particular model. The difference between the manual toothbrush and the Oral-B is striking and the impact was almost immediate. We both noticed that our teeth were not getting nearly as clean and by the time our new Oral-B arrived we were both complaining about irritated gums. After a few days of using this toothbrush, our gums were back to normal.

Everything was in the box and worked perfectly. My only complaint is that this toothbrush came packaged in a plain, brown, cardboard box. Not in the package shown in the picture.

My husband and I share the handle. The brush holder is greatly improved over our last model.

We really like the digital readout. If you miss the signal to switch quadrants, you can easily assess where you’re supposed to be and get back on track. I personally like it when the smiley face winks at me. It makes me feel like I did an extra-special good job.

I haven’t had a bad dental checkup since I started using an Oral-B toothbrush. I haven’t had a single cavity or any other dental problems.

We are very satisfied with this product.

Product Details

  • 4 Brusheads Included. 2-Flossaction, 1-Sensitive, 1-Power Tip
  • Brush head replacement indicator
  • Deep Clean mode removes up to 99.7% of plaque from hard to reach areas
  • Flossaction technology for superior overall clean
  • Outstanding whitening and polishing in 3 weeks

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Oral-B Professional Healthy Clean + Sensitive Gum Care Precision 3000 Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush Review

I also own an Oral-B Pulsonic and a Philips Sonicare HealthyWhite so I am familiar with and used to using an electric toothbrush. Newcomers will probably have an adjustment period but the transitions isn’t that hard. The Oral-B 3000 is a definite step up from a manual toothbrush and falls between my other two brushes. It is more like a dentist’s cleaning brush than the other two and it employs a purely a physical cleaning methodology while the other two brushes rely on sonic technology. The 3000 is a bit more effective than the Pulsonic but the latter is more of a travel toothbrush. Comparatively, the Pulsonic is weaker and the user is instructed to brush as well as let the sonic action take place. The Philips Sonicare HealthyWhite is more powerful than either and the user is just supposed to move it over the surface of the teeth rather than exert force when brushing. I find it to be the most effective.

The Oral-B 3000 is a good brush and it gets my teeth “squeaky clean”. It has good power and a lot of movement of the bristles on the head. If you prefer a longer bristled head as opposed to a round one, then this brush is not for you. But it is very effective in any case. You have to apply more pressure and move the brush more than with a pure sonic brush, but it works. There are 3 cleaning mode and I find the first to be the best. The second is a “gentle” cycle and the third oscillates between slow and fast. Every 30 seconds you get a remind to clean a different tooth area and at two minutes you get a 3 pulse reminder that you’ve done enough brushing. Battery life is good and the brush comes with an initial charge to let you brush once before having to re-charge.The base is rather large with a section for 4 brush heads so it takes up a bit of space on your countertop. The overall brush design is decent but middle of the road quality-wise. It feels more plasticy than my other two electric toothbrushes. The contrasty blue and white colors seem more suited to a kid’s brush, as does the red light that flashes when you press too hard. A neat feature I suppose, if a bit gimmicky.

I like the Oral-B 3000 but at its current price point think there may be better options. You could do worse, but you could also do better.

Update: 09/03/2010 – This has become my go-to brush for a good clean. I like my sonic ones, but this one is more “fun”, though that is hard to quantify. And it does a good job of cleaning. The charge lasts a while too. Some other things I’ve noticed is that it takes more work to clean than my other power brushes. Not terrible, but a bit more time. Also, it is loud. I don’t find it annoying, but if you don’t want to wake someone in the next room while doing your teeth, you probably will want to close the bathroom door.

Product Details

  • #1 Dentist Recommended Toothbrush Brand Worldwide A Oral-BA
  • 60-day Money Back Guarantee and 2-Year Limited Warranty for replacement or repair of product. (Full details inside of pack.)
  • Unlike brushes that just vibrate, Oral-B’s clinically proven technology pulsates to break up plaque and oscillates and rotates to sweep plaque away
  • Dentist-inspired Precision CleanA, refill brush head surrounds each tooth for precise cleaning in hard to reach areas
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging

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Oral-B Professional Healthy Clean + ProWhite Precision 4000 Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush Review

Replaced older Braun device with this one, works very well, charging stand is like a circle, meaning tooth brush device sits inside charging ring, so no more water collection in the charging device. Comes with two brush heads, one for cleaning, one for polishing, has nice battery indicator on it.

Product Details

  • #1 Dentist Recommended Toothbrush Brand Worldwide a?? Oral-B??.
  • 60-day Money Back Guarantee & 2-Year Limited Warranty for replacement or repair of product. (Full details inside of pack.)
  • Unlike brushes that just vibrate, Oral-B’s clinically proven technology pulsates to break up plaque and oscillates & rotates to sweep plaque away.
  • Dentist-inspired ProWhitea?¢ refill brush head polishes each tooth for whiter, cleaner teeth.
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
  • Visual Pressure Indicator lights up when you’re brushing too hard.

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Oral-B Professional Care Advantage Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush Kit , Includes: 2 Chargers, 2 Handles, 2 Brush Heads Review

I like this toothbrush. It’s like a hammer drill action on your teeth. It really vibrates and gets them clean. It’s not clunky, it’s light, but very powerful. The button on it is a little hard to push. You have to look at it to find it, and then press really hard to get it to turn off. That’s the only thing I don’t like about it.

Product Details

  • 3 Brushing Modes: Clean Sensitive Whitening: Clean, Sensitive, Whitening
  • Waterproof, Ergonomic Rechargeable Handle, 2 minute Professional Timer with Quadrant Prompt
  • Charge Indicator: Full/Low Portable, Charging Station

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Oral-B Professional Healthy Clean + Floss Action Precision 5000 Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush Review

I can’t think of anything negative to say about this product. I did a lot of research on Oral-B’s products as compared to Sonicare before buying this unit, and I’m happy as heck with the choice I made. It’s easy to use, easy to keep clean, very well constructed and is a very effective oral hygiene tool.Also, since my bathroom is small, I really appreciate the small footprint of the recharging base.

When I was making the decision to buy this model, I went back and forth as to whether to go with the SmartSeries 5000 with its separate “Smart Guide,” (as opposed to the only slightly-cheaper 4000) but I’m glad I opted to pay the extra money for this additional gizmo.Aside from the fact that it doubles as an unobtrusive bathroom clock, I actually find that the visual guidance on brushing times, brushing mode, and brushing pressure help me to use this product to its full potential.Also, in case you were wondering, the cheaper AA-powered brushes you can get for a tenth of the price of this product simply DO NOT COMPARE.

Product Details

  • #1 Dentist Recommended Toothbrush Brand Worldwide A Oral-BA
  • 60-day Money Back Guarantee and 2-Year Limited Warranty for replacement or repair of product. (Full details inside of pack.)
  • Wireless SmartGuideA, provides real-time feedback to guide brushing
  • Unlike brushes that just vibrate, Oral-B’s clinically proven technology pulsates to break up plaque and oscillates and rotates to sweep plaque away – With up to 50% more brush movements than leading sonic technology
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging

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Rating: 7 out of 10 (from 25 votes)

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Costco Oral B 5000

Oral-B Professional Healthy Clean + ProWhite Precision 4000 Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush Review

Replaced older Braun device with this one, works very well, charging stand is like a circle, meaning tooth brush device sits inside charging ring, so no more water collection in the charging device. Comes with two brush heads, one for cleaning, one for polishing, has nice battery indicator on it.

Product Details

  • #1 Dentist Recommended Toothbrush Brand Worldwide a?? Oral-B??.
  • 60-day Money Back Guarantee & 2-Year Limited Warranty for replacement or repair of product. (Full details inside of pack.)
  • Unlike brushes that just vibrate, Oral-B’s clinically proven technology pulsates to break up plaque and oscillates & rotates to sweep plaque away.
  • Dentist-inspired ProWhitea?¢ refill brush head polishes each tooth for whiter, cleaner teeth.
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
  • Visual Pressure Indicator lights up when you’re brushing too hard.

Go to Amazon.com

Oral-B Professional Care Advantage Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush Kit , Includes: 2 Chargers, 2 Handles, 2 Brush Heads Review

I like this toothbrush. It’s like a hammer drill action on your teeth. It really vibrates and gets them clean. It’s not clunky, it’s light, but very powerful. The button on it is a little hard to push. You have to look at it to find it, and then press really hard to get it to turn off. That’s the only thing I don’t like about it.

Product Details

  • 3 Brushing Modes: Clean Sensitive Whitening: Clean, Sensitive, Whitening
  • Waterproof, Ergonomic Rechargeable Handle, 2 minute Professional Timer with Quadrant Prompt
  • Charge Indicator: Full/Low Portable, Charging Station

Go to Amazon.com

Oral-B Professional Healthy Clean + Sensitive Gum Care Precision 3000 Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush Review

I also own an Oral-B Pulsonic and a Philips Sonicare HealthyWhite so I am familiar with and used to using an electric toothbrush. Newcomers will probably have an adjustment period but the transitions isn’t that hard. The Oral-B 3000 is a definite step up from a manual toothbrush and falls between my other two brushes. It is more like a dentist’s cleaning brush than the other two and it employs a purely a physical cleaning methodology while the other two brushes rely on sonic technology. The 3000 is a bit more effective than the Pulsonic but the latter is more of a travel toothbrush. Comparatively, the Pulsonic is weaker and the user is instructed to brush as well as let the sonic action take place. The Philips Sonicare HealthyWhite is more powerful than either and the user is just supposed to move it over the surface of the teeth rather than exert force when brushing. I find it to be the most effective.

The Oral-B 3000 is a good brush and it gets my teeth “squeaky clean”. It has good power and a lot of movement of the bristles on the head. If you prefer a longer bristled head as opposed to a round one, then this brush is not for you. But it is very effective in any case. You have to apply more pressure and move the brush more than with a pure sonic brush, but it works. There are 3 cleaning mode and I find the first to be the best. The second is a “gentle” cycle and the third oscillates between slow and fast. Every 30 seconds you get a remind to clean a different tooth area and at two minutes you get a 3 pulse reminder that you’ve done enough brushing. Battery life is good and the brush comes with an initial charge to let you brush once before having to re-charge.The base is rather large with a section for 4 brush heads so it takes up a bit of space on your countertop. The overall brush design is decent but middle of the road quality-wise. It feels more plasticy than my other two electric toothbrushes. The contrasty blue and white colors seem more suited to a kid’s brush, as does the red light that flashes when you press too hard. A neat feature I suppose, if a bit gimmicky.

I like the Oral-B 3000 but at its current price point think there may be better options. You could do worse, but you could also do better.

Update: 09/03/2010 – This has become my go-to brush for a good clean. I like my sonic ones, but this one is more “fun”, though that is hard to quantify. And it does a good job of cleaning. The charge lasts a while too. Some other things I’ve noticed is that it takes more work to clean than my other power brushes. Not terrible, but a bit more time. Also, it is loud. I don’t find it annoying, but if you don’t want to wake someone in the next room while doing your teeth, you probably will want to close the bathroom door.

Product Details

  • #1 Dentist Recommended Toothbrush Brand Worldwide A Oral-BA
  • 60-day Money Back Guarantee and 2-Year Limited Warranty for replacement or repair of product. (Full details inside of pack.)
  • Unlike brushes that just vibrate, Oral-B’s clinically proven technology pulsates to break up plaque and oscillates and rotates to sweep plaque away
  • Dentist-inspired Precision CleanA, refill brush head surrounds each tooth for precise cleaning in hard to reach areas
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging

Go to Amazon.com

Oral B Professional Care SmartSeries 5000 – 4 Brusheads Electric Toothbrush Review

We bought this toothbrush because our old one (also an Oral-B), finally gave out after 5+ years of faithful and reliable service.

We both used manual toothbrushes for several weeks before deciding to buy this particular model. The difference between the manual toothbrush and the Oral-B is striking and the impact was almost immediate. We both noticed that our teeth were not getting nearly as clean and by the time our new Oral-B arrived we were both complaining about irritated gums. After a few days of using this toothbrush, our gums were back to normal.

Everything was in the box and worked perfectly. My only complaint is that this toothbrush came packaged in a plain, brown, cardboard box. Not in the package shown in the picture.

My husband and I share the handle. The brush holder is greatly improved over our last model.

We really like the digital readout. If you miss the signal to switch quadrants, you can easily assess where you’re supposed to be and get back on track. I personally like it when the smiley face winks at me. It makes me feel like I did an extra-special good job.

I haven’t had a bad dental checkup since I started using an Oral-B toothbrush. I haven’t had a single cavity or any other dental problems.

We are very satisfied with this product.

Product Details

  • 4 Brusheads Included. 2-Flossaction, 1-Sensitive, 1-Power Tip
  • Brush head replacement indicator
  • Deep Clean mode removes up to 99.7% of plaque from hard to reach areas
  • Flossaction technology for superior overall clean
  • Outstanding whitening and polishing in 3 weeks

Go to Amazon.com

Oral-B Professional Healthy Clean + Floss Action Precision 5000 Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush Review

I can’t think of anything negative to say about this product. I did a lot of research on Oral-B’s products as compared to Sonicare before buying this unit, and I’m happy as heck with the choice I made. It’s easy to use, easy to keep clean, very well constructed and is a very effective oral hygiene tool.Also, since my bathroom is small, I really appreciate the small footprint of the recharging base.

When I was making the decision to buy this model, I went back and forth as to whether to go with the SmartSeries 5000 with its separate “Smart Guide,” (as opposed to the only slightly-cheaper 4000) but I’m glad I opted to pay the extra money for this additional gizmo.Aside from the fact that it doubles as an unobtrusive bathroom clock, I actually find that the visual guidance on brushing times, brushing mode, and brushing pressure help me to use this product to its full potential.Also, in case you were wondering, the cheaper AA-powered brushes you can get for a tenth of the price of this product simply DO NOT COMPARE.

Product Details

  • #1 Dentist Recommended Toothbrush Brand Worldwide A Oral-BA
  • 60-day Money Back Guarantee and 2-Year Limited Warranty for replacement or repair of product. (Full details inside of pack.)
  • Wireless SmartGuideA, provides real-time feedback to guide brushing
  • Unlike brushes that just vibrate, Oral-B’s clinically proven technology pulsates to break up plaque and oscillates and rotates to sweep plaque away – With up to 50% more brush movements than leading sonic technology
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging

Go to Amazon.com

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Rating: 8 out of 10 (from 25 votes)

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