Oral B Electric Toothbrush Comparison

As consumers, we are spoiled by choice. This is particularly evident where any technology-driven product – such as the electric toothbrush – is concerned. If you’ve spent time comparing dental hygiene products from a top manufacturer such as Oral-B – the world leader in high-performance electric toothbrushes and other oral health devices – you know how many models there are to choose from.

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Don’t fall prey to analysis paralysis – keep reading! Our Oral-B electric toothbrush comparison guide will make clear the differences between six popular Oral-B toothbrushes, and the Pro and Trizone series.

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Oral-B Pro 2000 vs. 2500

There is very little difference between the Oral-B Pro 2000 and 2500 – and for you, the befuddled reader, that’s a good thing!

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Both brushes include:

  • A built-in rechargeable battery
  • One brush head
    A simple, effective, 2-pin charging stand designed for a shaver socket (a 3-pin UK mains adapter can also be used)
  • Coloured rubber gripping section
  • Battery status and charging indicator
  • Integrated 30-second and 2-minute timers to ensure even brushing of all four quadrants of the mouth
  • 2 cleaning mode: Daily Clean and Gum Care
  • Pressure sensor with red light to help prevent over-brushing
  • Sound connectivity (allows the toothbrush to interface with an Android or iOS app, displaying a 2-minute and quadrant timer on your smartphone’s screen)

How the brushes differ:

  • The Pro 2000 is available with a blue or pink rubber gripping section; the Pro 2500 is only available in black.
  • The Pro 2000 doesn’t include a travel case; the Pro 2500 does.
  • The Pro 2000 typically costs less than the Pro 2500.

Our choice:

The Pro 2000 – it offers excellent value and is perfect for everyday use at home. The only advantage of the Pro 2500 is the included travel case – though, the Pro 2500 comes in black, if that better suits your aesthetic sensibilities.

Oral-B Pro 3000 vs. 4000

Compared to the Pro 2000 and Pro 2500, Oral-B’s Pro 3000 and Pro 4000 are a step up in quality. At first glance, they appear to be quite similar to each other – but there are differences, and a winner must be chosen. Continue reading to find out which of these toothbrushes claims the prize!

Both brushes include:

  • A built-in rechargeable battery
  • Brush heads
  • A 2-pin charging stand designed for a shaver socket (a 3-pin UK mains adapter can also be used)
  • Coloured rubber gripping section
  • Battery status and charging indicator
  • Integrated 30-second and 2-minute timers to ensure even brushing of all four quadrants of the mouth
  • Multiple cleaning modes
  • Pressure sensor with red light to help prevent over-brushing
  • Sound connectivity (allows the toothbrush to interface with an Android or iOS app, displaying a 2-minute and quadrant timer on your smartphone’s screen)

How the brushes differ:

  • The Pro 3000 is available with a blue rubber gripping section; the Pro 4000’s gripping section is also blue, but of a much darker shade.
  • The Pro 3000 features 3 cleaning modes: Daily Clean, Gum Care and Sensitive; the Pro 4000 features 4 cleaning modes: Daily Clean, Gum Care, Sensitive and Whitening.
  • The Pro 3000 includes 2 brush heads: CrossAction and Sensitive; the Pro 4000 includes 3 brush heads: CrossAction, Sensitive and 3D White.
  • The Pro 3000’s charging stand includes a moulded, clip-on attachment for storing 2 extra brush heads on prongs; the Pro 4000 features a more elegant, lidded compartment for storing up to 4 brush heads.

Our choice:

The Pro 4000 – though it costs slightly more – by an average of £9 to £10 – the additional brush head, the elegant and sanitary brush head storage solution, and an extra cleaning mode negate the small difference in price, making it a better choice than the Pro 3000.

Oral-B Triumph 5000 vs. Pro 6000

Both the Triumph 5000 and Pro 6000 belong to Oral-B’s premium electric toothbrush range. Which model you choose will be dictated by whether you prioritize a lower cost, or more features. Read on!

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Both brushes include:

  • A built-in rechargeable battery (providing up to 50 full minutes of cleaning time)
  • Brush heads
  • An elegant 2-pin charging stand designed for a shaver socket (a 3-pin UK mains adapter can also be used) with a built-in compartment for storing up to 4 brush heads
  • Sleek plastic body
  • Battery status and charging indicator
  • Integrated 30-second and 2-minute timers to ensure even brushing of all four quadrants of the mouth
  • 5 cleaning modes (Sensitive, Daily, Polish, Massage and Deep Clean)
  • Illuminated buttons
  • Pressure sensor
  • Wireless SmartGuide (provides real-time information about brushing times, modes and areas)
  • A travel case

How the brushes differ:

  • The Triumph 5000’s sides are made of a smooth, silver-coloured plastic; the Pro 6000’s sides are made of a smooth, white-coloured plastic.
  • The Triumph 5000 weighs 5 grams more than the Pro 6000.
  • The Pro 6000’s pressure sensor flashes green while brushing, providing a visual reminder to move to the next quadrant; the Triumph 5000 does not include this feature.
  • The Triumph 5000 uses green-tinted light to illuminate its buttons and battery status icon; the Pro 6000 uses blue-tinted light.
  • The Triumph 5000 does not feature Bluetooth technology; the Pro 6000 does.
  • The Triumph 5000’s wireless SmartGuide is larger and less refined in appearance than that of the Pro 6000.
  • The Triumph 5000 features a silver-coloured display panel emblazoned with the word “SmartGuide”; the Pro 6000’s display panel is clear, and shows a Bluetooth logo instead of the word “SmartGuide”.

Our choice:

It’s a tossup – the Triumph 5000 provides better value of the two brushes, costing as much as £30 to £40 less than the Pro 6000. Conversely, the Pro 6000 is more expensive, but weighs a hair less, is more refined in appearance and adds a couple of features missing from the Triumph 5000: Bluetooth connectivity, blue-coloured button illumination, and a green flashing light that adds a visual reminder to the quadrant timer. Make your decision based on what matters most to you.

Oral-B Pro vs. Trizone

It’s wonderful how vast the range of Oral-B electric toothbrushes is – but differentiating between them can pose a real challenge.

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Among the most popular are the Pro and the Trizone. They’re sold as completely different products – but what really distinguishes them from one another is the type of included brush head. In fact, a Pro toothbrush can be transformed into a Trizone brush, and vice versa, simply by swapping brush heads.

Pro brush heads can be defined by whether they utilize Oral-B’s patented 2D, or 3D, cleaning action – the latter being superior. A 2D Pro series brush head rotates and oscillates, whilst a 3D Pro series brush head also incorporates high-frequency pulsation.

The pulsating action complements the rotation and oscillation, agitating fluid close to the teeth, creating a form of “non-contact brushing”, in which the effect of fluid dynamics actually breaks apart plaque and bacterial colonies beyond the reach of the bristles.

Trizone brush heads bear a strong resemblance to those of a manual toothbrush – and the cleaning action provided by their dynamic, angled Power Tips, and stationary and sweeping pulsating bristles, more closely mimics the effect of manual brushing than the Pro series brush head.

Though the size of the Trizone brush head means it can cover more surface area at once, the Pro brush head, with its multi-action cleaning, is likely to provide a superior result, and many people find the smaller brush head more comfortable. However, swapping heads is easy and affordable – try both kinds, and choose a favourite!

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