Oral health technology has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent years and the result is the opportunity to get a teeth cleaning experience catered to your exact needs.
The problem is identifying it. In a world of so many options, it can be hard to find the one perfect for your unique situation which is exactly why we are here to help. Today we will be taking a close look at the Oral B Pro 3000, and the Oral B Pro 5000 to see which is best for you.
Indeed, there are nearly endless options for high-end electric toothbrushes that are on the market today, each one with its own unique set of features. Whether you have sensitive teeth, gums that require a gentler approach, or any other special need, there is a product out there that is perfectly suited for you.
As we have reviewed before, the Oral B Pro 3000. is being marketed to the user that values teeth whitening in mind. The promise of this product is that, through proper use, you will enjoy gradual but immediate results starting with your first brushing experience. This toothbrush claims to accomplish this whitening by removing surface stains—results that will become all the more apparent after extended use.
Conversely, For Pro 5000，plaque removal its key area of focus. It accomplishes this through 5 modes (Daily Clean, Gum Care, Sensitive, Whitening, and Deep Clean) all of which are catered to the unique needs of individual users, and designed provide a thorough cleaning experience that drastically improves upon the capabilities of a manual toothbrush.
Both handles also fall into the category of “smart brushes”— teeth cleaning technology that integrates the use of tablets, smartphones, and computers to provide users with more information on their brushing experience via embedded Bluetooth technologies which connecting with the Oral-B APP for the Real-Time brushing guidance.
The Oral-B APP support that monitors brush time and even helps you make sure that you are getting a thorough clean by notifying you when it is time – the Pro-Timer to move to another region of your mouth. Each unit also includes a pressure sensor that protects your gums by flashing when you are brushing too hard.
Appearance and Designing
The design concept is quite similar in both brushes and in fact, keeps consistent with industry standards for contemporary handles of this nature.
In both cases, you are getting a slender handle with a power button, as well as buttons that control the modes of operation, and a few other icons that represent battery level and Blue tooth connection. Additionally, both units also feature a display sensor near where the handle connects with the brush head that lights up when the user is applying too much pressure to their gums.
The Pro 5000 is ever so slightly larger than the Pro 3000, though in terms of function the difference is negligible. Besides, the Pro 3000 brush handle is available in 2 color options(including White and Blue) while Pro 5000 only offers the white handle.
Key Difference between Pro 3000 and Pro 5000
The Pro 3000 and 5000 are in many ways similar but do feature a few key differences that will likely affect user experience. Perhaps the most substantial of these differences come in the form of the modes that are available.
- The 5000 features 5 brushing modes (Daily Clean, Gum Care, Sensitive, Whitening, and Deep Clean) while the 3000 features only 3 (Daily Clean, Gum Care Mode, Sensitive Mode).
- The 3000 also bears the distinction of what the manufacturer refers to as a “polishing cup.” This is the feature of the brush that provides the surface stain removing whitening. The 5000 does, however, feature a mode that is designed with teeth whitening in mind.
- The 5000 features its own unique brush head tool that comes in the form of its “floss action bristles”—a rubber component of the brush that is designed to clean in between teeth. However, does note that this feature should not be used to replace traditional flossing. Both products only offer one brush head in its standards kit, the 5000 offers one CrossAction head and the 3000 offers one Pro White head.
- What’s more? The 5000 give you one extra travel case – made with the blue plastic. It’s not good looking indeed, but I want to say that it is a very hygienic and convenient way to put 2 brush heads together with your brush handle in a sperate traveling case when you carrying them out of your bathroom.
There is also a difference in the price of the units, with the 5000 typically being more expensive than the 3000. Many discerning shoppers may feel comfortable forgoing the daily clean and deep clean modes to save some money, though that, of course, depends on the needs of the individual. While each handle does have its own unique features, they do share many commonalities that most potential shoppers will find appealing.
Pros and Cons
- Advanced APP Support: As previously stated both handles are indeed benefiting from innovative app support that provides you with important information that helps ensure you brush for the dentist recommended two minutes. The timer that helps users ensure each region of their mouth is getting an appropriate amount of attention is another useful feature that does well to ensure each brush is as effective as possible.
In short, the app support helps users get the most out of these handle’s innovative features.
- Comprehensive Brushing modes (on the Pro 5000): The 5 modes of the 5000 are all there to make sure that each brush can be used by people with a wide range of needs. While you may not need or use all of these modes they are certainly nice to have.
- Unique Brush Heads: Each handle also comes with a brush head that benefits from a unique feature. Users of the Pro 3000 will enjoy the polishing cup in the center of the brush that works to remove surface stains with every use, while those that use the 5000 will benefit from the flossing bristles that work between teeth for a more comprehensive clean.
- Better Brushing Experience: All electric handles are going to be a lot more efficient at removing plaque and bacteria than their manual counterparts. Both brushes will remove nearly 100% more bacteria than a manual alternative.
- Pricey (on the Pro 5000): Well it is hard to list a specific price for any items given the way in which offers can fluctuate, neither brush comes cheap, and both are certainly going to be significantly more expensive than a manual brush.
Of course, if you are in the market for an electric toothbrush (and especially one with blue tooth enabled features) paying a little bit more than you are used to for a toothbrush is something you will probably have to accept.
- Modes (on the Pro 3000): While a brush with three modes is certainly nothing to sneeze at, it is nevertheless not quite as comprehensive a package as that of the 5000. As already stated, this isn’t going to be a problem for a lot of people, but it is nevertheless a deficiency that accounts for the principle discrepancy between the two handles. Buyers looking for the most comprehensive set of features are not going to find it in the 3000.
Conclusions and Suggestions
So, which of these brushes is right for you? It’s going to depend mostly on what you are looking for. If you want to save a little bit of money but still get a brush that provides a great, comprehensive clean, the Oral B Pro 3000 is the brush for you.
However, if you don’t mind spending slightly more money, you can pick up a brush that does pretty much everything that the 3000 does, and enjoys even more features, the 5000 is definitely the one for you.
The good news is that regardless of which you choose, you are still going to get a brush that uses innovative technology to provide your teeth with a deep clean.