715 of 731 people found the following review helpful
Well made, effective and pleasant to use,
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... Read more
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Personally, I had my first dental check-up within 2 months of starting with this brush. You know the part where they... Read more
45 of 48 people found the following review helpful
It's like a floor buffer for your head.,
- The best electric toothbrush on the market.
- Great cleaning.
- Reasonable value (I purchased it on sale).
- The SmartGuide device is gimmicky. It's a useful gimmick, but a gimmick nonetheless.
- The versatility of the Oral B system, when compared to the "you can get it in any color as long as it's black" mentality of the Philips Sonicare line, is what makes it a superior product. Both offer essentially the same level of cleaning and features for about the same price, Oral B just makes executing the full potential of cleaning easier for their customers.
The Oral B 5000 is better than the 4000 and 3000, though all are great. If you're on a budget, go with the 3000. It gives you the most important features that make Oral B better than the Sonicare and a very obvious notification light for when you're brushing too hard.
Don't sink to the 2000 or 1000: if... Read more