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The ultimate toothbrush,
This review is from: Braun Oral-B Triumph 5000 Five-Mode Power Toothbrush with Wireless Smart Guide (Packaging and Smart Guide Varies) (Personal Care)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)I've used a few Braun electronic toothbrushes for some time now, and this latest Triumph model is, not surprisingly, the best. It carries a hefty price tag and so at the end of the day you have to justify the cost compared to cheaper models or even how many regular manual toothbrushes you could buy over the years. But if you want sparkly clean teeth and comfort it's just about worth the money.
The toothbrush itself has five modes covering regular cleaning, sensitive, massage, deep clean and polish. It's easy to switch between these and if you are pressing too hard the brush will alert you with beeps and light up a large red light on the back that you can't really miss in your mirror. Keep pressing too hard and the brush will automatically set itself to Sensitive mode to save your poor gums.
The included Smart Guide is a bit of a gimmick, frankly. It connects to the brush wirelessly and includes a timer to show how long you have been brushing and indicators for each quadrant of your mouth to ensure they get 30 seconds each (to reach the magical dentist-approved 2 minutes brushing time).
The monitor also has icons to show which mode the toothbrush is in and warns if you are pressing too hard. You also get a star rating if you do two minutes of brushing (well done, you). It's all very clever and I admit I quite like it, but I don't think it's essential.
As my gums are rather delicate, the action of the toothbrush is important. Previous electric models I have owned have been a little too aggressive, and although different brush heads make a big difference, a smooth action on the part of the motor itself helps no end. The Triumph 5000 (although going at some rate), is surprisingly gentle, especially with a Sensitive brush head. I have found it to be very comfortable, and it's not that noisy either. I am very pleased with the level of cleaning, even without using the annoying and uncomfortable `specialised' heads (I don't think they are really going to floss that well). I just stick to standard or sensitive.
The brush takes a good while to charge, but then I usually run it down to a virtually flat battery. One charge keeps it going for nigh on the ten days promised by the box though.
This is as good as it gets for an electric toothbrush, so if you want the best and have the cash, I highly recommend it.
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Initial post: 24 Nov 2011 16:32:03 GMT
Mrs. S. Jones says:
I took delivery of this toothbrush a week ago....it was recommended as I have always brushed too hard. However hard I brushed the pressure sensor did not light...I am returning it today for a refund but I'm wondering whether to order another or just get the same brush in a cheaper model with the bells and whistles.....mmmm....decisions,decisions!
In reply to an earlier post on 1 Dec 2011 17:16:27 GMT
I have to say this has happened to me since I reviewed it, although at the time the battery was nearly flat and the feature has worked OK since a recharge. It's a great toothbrush, so worth trying another perhaps?
Posted on 22 Dec 2011 06:05:28 GMT
Christopher Burns says:
Does this have a warranty ? Been reading a lot about things going wrong with these, and the Philips range has a 2-year warranty....
Posted on 14 Feb 2012 14:22:48 GMT
In reply to an earlier post on 21 Feb 2012 17:27:56 GMT
I think 'slag off' is a little harsh. I like the star ratings, but I'm not sure the Smart Monitor as a whole completely justifies the price tag of the package. And my other comments about it were intended to just bring some levity to the review, which clearly failed in this case!
In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2013 21:25:23 GMT
Why would you need a 2 year warranty (unless this covers damage you cause to the product yourself e.g. by dropping it)? You statutory rights should cover you for faults / substandard quality for at least 2 years - and with the retailer, not the manufacturer. Don't get fooled by warranties, your statutory rights take precedence.
Posted on 30 Jan 2013 12:28:14 GMT
R Satyamurthy says:
In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jan 2013 16:57:35 GMT
My review reflects my experience with the toothbrush, and it still stands as is. I can't and won't edit it based on the opinion of others or issues with other items that I have not directly experienced. As for calling my integrity into question...I think that's bang out of order and I will treat it accordingly.
In reply to an earlier post on 29 Apr 2013 00:50:32 BDT
tiggrie AKA Sarah says:
Baffles me when people think a reviewer should review based on someone else's experience and needs...
Thanks CJ for an excellent review.