Oral-B Deep Sweep 5000 Review

Three weeks ago I reached out to Oral-B to review the Deep Sweep 5000, their top of line electric toothbrush. After brushing twice a day, everyday for 2 minutes at a time, I sit here writing to you with whiter teeth, a brighter smile, and confidence to walk into my next dentist appointment with no fear of hearing, “oh you should brush more often.” Hit the jump for my review.

The start of the new year prompted my search for products that could make 2013 better than 2012 and part of that initiative is proper health and hygiene. I’ve always been an avid brusher but manual brushing requires proper form and execution. The Deep Sweep 5000 takes care of both those points by doing all the work for you. The head pulses 40,0000 times and conducts 8,800 sweeps per minute. Manually I could only manage 113 sweeps per minute. Add that to the recommended brushing time of 2 minutes and the Deep Sweep clearly out performs manual brushing.

Those 2 minutes are key to cleaner, whiter teeth. The Deep Sweep comes with a handy Wireless SmartGuide, a companion LCD display that conveniently divides up your mouth into 4 quadrants, brushing each one for 30 seconds before an audible beep tells you to move on. Standby time was excellent, working for nearly 8 days instead of the advertised 10 before juicing up on the included induction charger.

Of course that all depends on which of the 5 brushing modes you use. I generally kept mine on daily cleaning but other modes like deep clean and whitening use more power because the motor augments the speed at which the bristles sweep.

My official verdict? Love it. My teeth are definitely whiter just from 3 weeks of use. Of course there’s a tiny bit of staining that only a dentist equipped with bleach and lasers can remove but the Deep Sweep 5000 is the perfect mini dentist in between visits. It retails for $133 on Amazon and that’s a steal when you consider the comparable competitor is closer to $200.

Designer: Braun $133.00


  • Sounds impressive. I like the idea of a timer for people who would otherwise be done too quickly. I usually start to do other things (one-handed..) while brushing my teeth, though… I often end up having that brush and the toothpaste in my mouth for half an hour or more…

    I’ll probably stick with my manual brush for the foreseeable future. I might just have very strong teeth or a good selection of microbes in my mouth, but I haven’t yet had a cavity in my life (and I turned 30 a few months ago).

    How is the overall experience with electric toothbrushes now? I haven’t used an electric brush in what must be close to 20 years, the one I had back then made my whole head vibrate and was very unpleasant to use…

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