Braun Oral-B Triumph 5000 Review
Review By Barry Lumsden
The Braun Oral-B Triumph 5000 toothbrush is our best selling and top recommended product. It is the only electric toothbrush on the market that has been given a platinum award by the British Dental Health Foundation. The Platinum rating is the highest possible award that can be given by the British Dental Health Foundation and they found that this toothbrush removed 100% more plaque over a manual brush. This electric toothbrush is superior at cleaning compared to manual burnishing and in this review I intend on showing you why. First let’s take a look at some of the key features that come with the Oral-B Triumph 5000 toothbrush.
Braun Oral-B Triumph 5000 Main Features
- This is the top of the range and the newest version of Oral-B top Triumph 5000 line. It’s the only toothbrush approved by the British
- Dental Health Foundation because of its superior ability for plaque removal
- Has a new Triple Action Pressure Control System feature with visual and sensory.
- Improved wireless digital Smart Guide Unit has Star Reward System to encourage brushing
- Brushing timer and Replace Brush Head Indicator
- Quadrant brushing prompt
- Superior cleaning 3D brushing technology works by pulsing, oscillating and rotating to remove 100% more plaque over ordinary manual brushing.
- Five unique brushing modes – Daily Clean, Massage, Sensitive, and Polish
- Comes with three interchangeable brush heads, handy traveling case, charging station, two-pin plug.
- Single full charge lasts up to 10 days
Braun Oral-B Triumph 5000 Overview
Platinum Rating by the British Dental Health Foundation
The first question I asked is whether or not it is worth paying the price for an electric toothbrush when I can purchase a cheap disposable manual toothbrush. That question is quickly answered when you realize that the Braun Oral-B Triumph 5000 toothbrush is the only toothbrush approved by the British Dental Health Foundation with a platinum rating for superior plaque removal. This is not the only test the Oral-B Triumph 5000 has went through to come out on top. Dr. Nigel Carter, Chief of the British Dental Health Foundation named the Triumph 5000 as the “Rolls Royce of brushes” and gives it 10/10.
Overall Winner of The Gadget show Top Electric Toothbrushes Test
In August of 2011 the presenters of the Gadget show selected 20 electric toothbrushes and worked with a dentist professional to put the electric toothbrushes through some thorough testing. The reason for this was to provide an independent insight into the technology in each toothbrush and on how effective they were. The first round of testing eliminated electric toothbrushes that did not pass with precision, features and efficiency of plaque removal. The Oral-B Triumph remained in the top 5 along with some strong contenders such as the Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean. Further test were carried out using high tech, slow motion camera that found the Oral-B Triumph 5000 Smart Guide offered the best performance at plaque removal. With its lower price point over the others and the Smart Guide’s pressure sensor, the Oral-B Triumph 5000 was the overall winner.
What exactly did Braun provide in this toothbrush to earn it such lofty ratings?
The design and operation of the toothbrush is what makes it worth every penny you spend on the product. First you will notice that the head of the toothbrush is much smaller than you see on disposable toothbrushes. This is more optimal because it allows you to concentrate on cleaning one tooth at a time. The brush heads hug the tooth for thorough cleaning and also clean below the gum fine. Large, manual toothbrush heads have a difficult time cleaning the canyons in our teeth and between teeth because they do not fit into the smaller areas. The Oral-B Triumph 5000 has eliminated this problem.
5 unique brushing modes Offer Custom Brushing
Daily Clean Mode: Superior plaque removal and Exceptional cleaning of teeth and gums
Massage Mode: Gentle stimulation of gums
Sensitive Mode: For people with sensitive teeth or areas but gives a gentle yet thorough clean
Polish Mode: Polishing and natural whitening of your teeth to remove stains
Deep Clean Mode: For that thorough, dentist clean feeling
Brushing Timer Guide
Dentists have long recommended that we brush our teeth for 2 minutes at least twice a day. Most people are lucky if they spent at least one minute in brushing their teeth. Braun provides a remote visual display that times your tooth brushing to let you know when you have brushed for the recommended 2 minutes.
Visual Pressure Alert Sensors
Most people are concerned that an electrical toothbrush will damage their gums and their tooth due to all the moving parts. This is not a concern with the Braun Oral-B Triumph 5000 toothbrush because Braun provides 3 levels of protection. If you press too hard, the pulsation stops. If you continue to press too hard then the brushing speed starts to decrease. The last indication is a red warning light that appears on the toothbrush hand to let you know you are brushing with too much pressure.
Replace Brush Head Indicator
Braun has thought of everything when they designed the Oral-B Triumph 5000. Dentists recommended that you should change your toothbrush at least every 3 months. Now this is not an easy thing to keep track of unless you are marking the days down on a calendar which is just not practical. To make sure that you replace the brush heads on the Oral-B Triumph 5000 it has a built in “Replace Brush Head Indicator” which accurately memorizes the length of time you have been using the brush heads. After 3 months of use the Smart Guide unit tells you its time to change brush heads, ensuring you are using the best possible brush heads at all times.
Oral-B Triumph 5000 Pros
Where do I start? I’ll keep this part fairly brief as I’ve covered most of the main points in the review already. I like the way the small head and movement on this toothbrush allow you to easily clean the inner and outer surface of your teeth as well as the chewing surface. You do not need to use much pressure to get a good cleaning and the pressure sensor feature is genius. The remote visual indicator will inform you once you have properly cleaned your teeth. Your gums will improve as you remove the plaque and tarter buildup that were not removed from using manual toothbrushes. The sophisticated, stylish and agronomical design of the toothbrush not only makes this product look so good but it feels great to use too.
Oral-B Triumph 5000 Cons
There really aren’t any negatives that you can come up with for this toothbrush. Since I am compelled to offer both the positive and negatives, I will have to point out that you should never turn on the toothbrush until you have it in your mouth and resting against your teeth. The vibration of the brush head WILL spin off the toothpaste if you turn it on without it being in your mouth. The only other slight negative is that someone thought that the Smart Guide unit was not that useful. The reason being is that all the guides and alerts on the Smart Guide unit are also given on the toothbrush handle. But I disagree as the visual guide is useful too and the “Replace Brush Head Indicator” would not be possible without the Smart Guide unit.
3 Year Warranty
Braun offers a 2 year limited warranty and satisfaction guarantee. If you are not 100% satisfied within 60 days of purchase, return it for a full refund. Warranty includes replacement or repair. There is an extended 3 year warranty with this toothbrush when you register online, which is well worth taking a few minutes to do.
Braun Oral-B Triumph 5000 Reviews
The Braun Oral-B Triumph 5000 is rated 4.6 stars out of 5 stars on Amazon. At the time I wrote this review there were 41 reviews for this toothbrush. 40 out of 41 of the reviews rated the toothbrush either 4 or 5 stars. The one review that did not rate it either 4 stars or 5 stars rated the product at 2 stars with their primary complaint being that the toothbrush was too loud. This just proves that products can’t please everyone but Braun has managed to please over 98% of the customers using the Braun Oral-B Triumph 5000 toothbrush.
Braun Oral-B Triumph 5000 Conclusion
The Braun Oral-B Triumph 5000 toothbrush will revolutionize how we brush our teeth. By using the Braun Oral-B Triumph 5000 we can easily improve the condition of our teeth and overall oral hygiene. Not only that but people have said their teeth look whiter and they have felt a significant difference over manual brushing. After using this toothbrush and knowing it’s passed so much thorough testing with flying colors, you will find yourself smiling much more. I highly recommend this toothbrush and it’s no wonder that the Oral-B Triumph 5000 is our number one best electric toothbrush choice.