You may have noticed that there are more than a few kinds of electric toothbrushes on the market, and navigating all the features and models can be confusing. I thought it might be helpful if we took some time to compare the features of current toothbrush models starting with all the Oral-B electric toothbrushes.
If you are considering getting an Oral-B rotating oscillating style toothbrush, here is the complete feature breakdown:
You’ll notice that the 3000, 4000, 5000 models all have the same brushing power and speed, but there are a few important points of contrast between the models that can help you decide which model is right for you.
Oral-B 3000 (retail $99.99)
Oral-B 4000 (retail $124.99)
Oral-B 5000 (retail $159.99)
From my point of view, the 3000 has all the features you would want, but reduced battery life. If the additional battery life is extremely important, get the 4000 model. I have seen all sorts of different deals and discounts online, so it really depends on the price you are getting, but I have seen good prices on the Oral-B 4000 that are comparable to the 3000 so I think you can get your best deal with the 4000 model.
I also like the SmartGuide with the Oral-B 5000, but I am not sure it is worth the extra money. That said, I think if you are especially prone to toothbrush abrasion/recession you can make a case to spring for the enhanced pressure feedback features in the 5000 model to make sure you don’t brush too hard.