Gotta love a toothbrush named after a motorbike, right?
Well, I do, anyway. After years of slogging away with the cheapest and least powerful of Oral B’s electric toothbrush collection (an Oral B Professional Care 500 – which is still pretty darn good, more about that later), and then finally indulging in tooth whitening, I decided it was time to upgrade my toothbrush too. I’d seen the Triumph 5000 system at a press event last year, and thought it was time to make the switch.
And I’m very glad I have, as this is an excellent toothbrush. Even from the first brush I could tell the difference from the older, cheaper brush, and I do feel a get a better, fresher clean from the Triumph. Certainly, it’s a lot more powerful! I also feel it’s doing its bit to keep my teeth white, which is all kinds of aces.
The little monitor you get in the kit – aside from being a bit bossy, and telling you where you should be brushing and when – is very handy, as I have a habit of overbrushing certain areas, and also (much worse) I have a tendency to brush far too hard. The “smart guide” has a warning light that lets you know when you’re brushing too hard, and I’ve been astonished at just how little pressure you actually need to apply to brush properly. As a result, my gums bleed a lot less than they used to, and my teeth still feel good and clean. The “smart guide” also makes a great bathroom clock.
Having upgraded my toothbrush, I also took the libery of introducing Mr Lippie to the concept of using an electric toothbrush in the first place, so he’s been using the Oral-B Professional Care 500 for the last couple of months, and, after some initial scepticism, he’s now a total convert. During a recent weekend away (where we took normal, manual, brushes) he announced that he couldn’t wait to get home so he could brush his teeth “properly”!
The Braun Oral B Triumph 5000 toothbrush retails on Boots.com for around £179.00, and the Professional Care 500 retails for £45.95, but is currently on offer for around £22.98.
The Fine Print: PR samples, but the original purchase was my own. Likewise all my teeth are my own. Apart from the one that’s not. Do I need to declare this? I have a false tooth. So there. To take your mind of that, here’s a joke: “Why is 4,840 square yards like a bad tooth ? Because it’s an acre”. It’s the way I tell ’em. No really, it is.
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