The Pro 5000 from Oral-B is one of the brand’s higher-end models, and it comes with a slew of features – some great, some unnecessary. But it’s hard to argue that this brush doesn’t give you an incredibly deep cleaning. It’s still one of the best-rated electric toothbrushes out there, and it even connects to the Oral-B app to give you professional teeth-cleaning advice. Sound a little too high-tech for you? Don’t worry – you don’t have to use these features, but they’re a nice addition if you want a little extra help keeping your teeth healthy. Like so many other users before me, I loved this brush. But it isn’t perfect.
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- Includes four cleaning modes from sensitive to gum care and whitening
- The 3D cleaning action deliver a truly deep cleaning
- SmartGuide acts as a timer to ensure that you brush for the recommended amount of time
- App gives you professional guidance and lets you track your dental journey
- Pressure sensor prevents you from brushing too hard
- Requires frequent recharges
The only complaint I had with this brush was that you had to recharge the battery every two to three days. Other brushes, like the Sonicare, have batteries that last at least a week. Even other Oral-B models have longer battery lives at lower price points. While this was an inconvenience, it wasn’t a deal breaker by any means. After all, this brush delivers a great cleaning that’s hard to beat.
Oral-B Pro 5000 Review
The Oral-B 5000 comes with just about every feature you could imagine in an electric toothbrush: multiple cleaning modes, pressure sensor, timers and 3D action cleaning. It even comes with a travel case, which is great for people who travel often (like me). In total, there are four cleaning modes:
- Gum care
- Daily clean
The gum care mode is designed to improve your gum health, while the sensitive mode is gentle enough for even the most sensitive of teeth. The daily clean is the mode you’ll probably use most often, and whitening is great for removing those surface stains caused by tea, coffee and wine. The cleaning modes really become more effective when used with the brush heads. The 3D cleaning action oscillates, rotates and pulsates to give you a complete cleaning. And it gets in between your teeth, too, where plaque likes to hide. While I wouldn’t recommend giving up flossing, you’ll be happy to know that this brush does almost as good of a job as floss at getting in between teeth. The wireless SmartGuide acts as a timer, and features a quadrant guide, so you brush all areas of your mouth thoroughly. You can even mount the guide on your wall if you want for easy access and added convenience. The brush can even connect to the Oral-B app to give you guidance and track your journey. I felt the app was unnecessary, but there are many users that love this feature. I can see this being helpful for kids – it can make brushing more fun.
Features at a Glance
- Four cleaning modes: daily clean, sensitive, gum care, and whitening
- 3D cleaning with oscillating, pulsating and rotating bristles
- Wireless SmartGuide included
- Pressure sensor built-in
- Travel case
- Bluetooth connectivity
The Oral-B Pro 5000 is one of the best electric brushes in the Oral-B lineup. It has more cleaning modes than most other models, and it even comes with its own little app to help you track your progress. I highly recommend this model for anyone who wants a comprehensive brush that covers all of your cleaning needs.
Based on our review: (4.4 / 5)