The Braun Oral-B Pro Triumph 5000 isn’t our top rated electric toothbrush by accident, it’s because this toothbrush is a recipient of the highest possible rating “Platinum Award” by the British Dental Health Foundation, and is recommended by dentists worldwide.
The Oral B triumph 5000 electric toothbrush is sleek and intelligent, providing superior cleaning action over even the most thorough manual brushing. In fact, it’s so effective that it has the proven ability to remove 100% more plaque than manual brushing. Keep reading this review to discover more about this powerful toothbrush…
Let’s begin by looking at the most important features.
- One of the most advanced versions of Braun’s electric toothbrushes
- Has a British Dental Health Foundation Platinum Rating
- Superior plaque removal – 100% more than manual brushing
- The Triple Action Pressure Control System guides your brushing with auditory, visual and sensory signals
- Automatic brush speed adjustment
- Improved wireless digital Smart Guide has a Star Reward System that encourages proper brushing
- Timer, pressure alert and prompting to switch quadrants
- Uses superior 3D brushing technology that pulsates, rotates and oscillates, with 5 unique brushing modes
- Includes three interchangeable brush heads, charging station, travel case and charging stand
Dental Health Professional Approved
I had to ask myself: Is the significantly higher price of an electric toothbrush worth the purported benefits? I decided that in the case of the Braun Oral-B Triumph 5000, the answer was “Yes!” The British Dental Health Foundation is an independent organization dedicated to achieving one goal – improving the public’s oral health – and this toothbrush received the Foundation’s highest possible platinum award for its superior ability to remove plaque. The Foundation’s chief, Dr. Nigel Carter, considers the Triumph 5000 the “Rolls Royce of brushes.” Packed with technology and features proven to improve overall oral health.
The Gadget Show’s Winning Toothbrush
This is not the only industry professional recommending this toothbrush. Channel 5’s The Gadget Show enlisted the help of Dr Uchenna Okoye, Clinical Director of London Smiling Dental Group and member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in reviewing the top 5 electric toothbrushes.
After rigorous testing of all toothbrushes she scored the Oral-B Triumph 5000 with the number #1 spot. In closing she said “It’s just awesome”. A testament to the effectiveness of the toothbrush.
Triple Action Pressure Control System
Transitioning from a manual to an electric toothbrush often means old habits – like brushing too hard – are carried over. Excessive pressure when brushing can damage gums over time, which is why the Triumph 5000’s Triple Action Pressure Control System uses three types of signals to tell you if you’re brushing too hard.
1. The pulsating action is halted, altering the sound of the toothbrush and giving you an auditory reminder to apply less pressure.
2. An integrated band of red light in the handle of the toothbrush starts to flash, giving you a visual reminder that you’re brushing too hard.
3. Finally, if you continue to brush excessively, the Triumph 5000 automatically switches to Sensitive mode. This decreases the speed of the brushing action, providing a third sensory signal to remind you to decrease pressure.
Star Reward System
Dentists recommend brushing for a full two minutes, twice daily, to maintain good oral health – yet many people may brush as little as half of the recommended time. Braun included a timer and wireless Smart Guide with the Oral-B Triumph 5000, which uses real-time feedback inspired by dentists, and five stars that light up sequentially as you brush correctly, to teach and encourage proper brushing habits.
Good oral health requires that each part, or quadrant, of the mouth is brushed for 30 seconds. The Triumph 5000 automatically prompts you to change to the next quadrant after the dentist-recommended time of 30 seconds, ensuring complete, even cleaning.
Five Brushing Modes
Choose from five unique brushing modes, depending on your needs:
Daily Clean: Exceptional cleaning of teeth and gums
Massage: Gentle stimulation of gums
Sensitive: Gentle yet thorough cleaning for sensitive areas
Polish: Polishing and natural whitening of your teeth to remove stains
Deep Clean: For that thorough, dentist-clean feeling
Ergonomic, Comfortable and Stylish
The Triumph 5000 sports an elegant, slimmed-down body, and the improved handle is ergonomically designed with contours and an easy to grip surface. The finger stop button is always within reach, and the innovative colour LED display in the handle has better contrast, allowing you to instantly check battery life.
Interchangeable Brush Heads and Travel-Ready Features
Included are three interchangeable brush heads: 3D White, Floss Action and Sensitive, letting you brush like a dentist, wherever you are, with the convenience your lifestyle demands. The charging station is dishwasher-safe, and stores the handle and four brush heads. If you need to take the Triumph 5000 with you, the included sturdy travel case protects the toothbrush whenever you travel.
The included round brush heads are all dentist-inspired, and their smaller size cups the contours of each tooth to remove an astounding 99.7% of plaque in difficult to reach areas, when the toothbrush is used in Deep Clean mode. Each brush head includes a coloured ring, allowing brush heads to be distinguished if the toothbrush handle is shared with other people.
Braun Oral-B Triumph 5000 Pros
Since I already discussed most of the features, I’ll keep this short. The Triumph 5000 is an incredible toothbrush. I loved how the brush head design allowed me clean every part of my teeth. You really don’t need to apply much pressure to get a great result – and the pressure sensors reminded me as I learned just how much – or rather, little – is actually necessary.
You can expect healthier gums from the superior plaque and tartar removal, especially if transitioning from a manual brush. The thoughtful, ergonomic design makes the Triumph 5000 comfortable in the hand and a joy to use.
Are there any cons?
I didn’t experience many downsides to this toothbrush. If I could say anything negative, it would be that the speed at which the brush head spins means that toothpaste flies right off if the brush is turned on prior to resting it against the teeth – so be forewarned of that. I did read a review indicating that the Smart Guide is redundant, since some of the information it provides is also shown on the toothbrush handle – but I disagree. The Smart Guide allows me to see information without having to look at the brush while using it.
Triumph 5000 Conclusion
With a host of amazing features, countless positive customer feedback reviews and recommendations from professional dentists around the world – it’s no wonder that the Oral-B Triumph trumps all the other toothbrushes on the market to make it our best electric toothbrush choice two years in a row.
The Braun Oral-B Triumph 5000 is revolutionary, fitting an astounding amount of advanced technology into a compact, comfortable to use device which outperforms manual toothbrushes in every regard. Its platinum rating is well deserved, and I know that you’ll see a very significant improvement in the state of your teeth and gums after using it – and that’s something to smile about!
What’s in the Box?
1 x Oral-B Triumph 5000 Electric Toothbrush Handle
1 x Wireless Smart Guide Unit
3 x Brush Heads (Floss Action, 3D Whitening, Sensitive)
1 x Charging stand for toothbrush handle
1 x Brush head storage
1 x Handy travel case