Friday, December 21, 2012

Oral-B® Professional™ Precision 5000 Review

Over the past couple of weeks, I've had the opportunity to test out the Oral-B® Professional™ Precision 5000.
Before I got my hands on this snazzy gadget, I was using this little number that I got from my dentist. I think it's the Colgate 360.
Why yes, those bristles are pink.
I've always been big on oral care.  I brush at least twice a day and I floss at least once a day...I've been this way for as long as I can remember.

When I was 16 or 17, I had to fill out a questionnaire at the dentist's office and one of the questions was "How many times per week to you floss?" Of course, my answer was 7+ and the hygienist didn't believe me, after all, I was a child.  What do I know about oral hygiene?  Until she looked in my mouth.

I take my teeth very seriously.  My parents spent a lot of money and I went through a lot of pain and suffering to get this straight smile; two years, two months and 27 days (not that I counted) of braces and headgear!  It was pretty awful, but totally worth it.  These are the only teeth I'm going to get, I'd like to keep them for as long as possible.

I had my very first cavity when I was 31 years old. I blame baby-induced sleep deprivation for my apparent sucky brushing that year.  Otherwise, my dentist tells me at every appointment that I make his job easy.  Happy to oblige.

I plugged in the Oral-B® Professional™ Precision 5000 to get it all charged up as soon as it was delivered.  I couldn't wait to test it out!
It even came with a travel case!
My instructions were to use the Oral-B® Professional™ Precision 5000 for two weeks before I review it, but on the very first day, I knew I loved it.  When I finished brushing, my teeth felt squeaky clean.

Really.  They squeaked when I rubbed them with my finger.

I felt like I just left the dentist's chair.

Here is what I love most about the Oral-B® Professional™ Precision 5000:
  • The clean.  It pulsates 40,000 times per minute!  My teeth have never felt this clean with my manual toothbrush.
  • The timer.  Two minutes is a long time.  I like that I can see the timer counting, I know how much longer I have to brush in the quadrant I'm working on.
  • The sad face.  Within the first three seconds that I had this toothbrush in my mouth, I knew I was brushing too hard because I saw this on the screen:
"Whoa, Lady!  You're hurting me!  Ease up, will ya?"
  •  The little flossers on the toothbrush head.  Those little babies wiggle around in between my teeth to dig out any trapped food particles.
  • The battery life.  Once my Oral-B® Professional™ Precision 5000 was completely charged, I unplugged it.  I used it twice a day for a week before the battery level fell to the bottom light.  One whole week and the low battery indicator never came on.  This brush is certainly vacation-worthy.  I will be putting that travel case to use! 

I love, love, love this toothbrush and think everyone should have one.  Right now, Oral-B has a rebate!  Who doesn't love to save a little money?! 

You have until December 31st to claim a $20 mail-in rebate.  Visit for more information.

Go!  Check it out!
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I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Modern Mom on behalf of Oral-B and received a product sample to facilitate my review.  All opinions are my own.

Have you tried the Oral-B® Professional™ Precision 5000?  How about any other power toothbrush?
Do you think a power toothbrush does a better job cleaning than a manual toothbrush?


  1. I've really never used a power brush, but this one looks pretty good. Anything that will help in the flossing area!

  2. 2 minutes will make your dentist happy! And it makes my cleanings go a lot quicker when I do visit the dentist. I love my Oral B! It's a simpler version than this one - I would love to upgrade

  3. I have worked in the dental field for 15 years and this is and has been my FAVORITE toothbrush!! :)

  4. I have an older model Oral B that I still love... but I do think the sad face on this one is a great idea!

    Good review!

  5. we have spin brushes, but hubs dentist just told him he needs a better one...the one they recommended is like $100 WOHOA but for healthy teeth totally worth it

  6. I've always heard that spin brushes are better but have yet to get one. One day I'll give in!

  7. I also used this brush. I love it too. Securing your teeth with good products are best and important as well.


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