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Oral-B Triumph with SmartGuide – the best darn toothbrush in the world?


Personal experience time. I seem to remember that the PR company for this product contacted me ages ago about looking at one of these Braun Oral-B Triumph with SmartGuide electronic toothbrushes, and I kind of scoffed. The idea of a wireless brushing guide which told you how long to brush seemed to be too much of a gimmick to be true, so I passed on the opportunity with a bit of a techie sneer. Know what I mean?

Well in one of those funny twists of fate, my most excellent dentist, Greg, recommended a few weeks ago that I try one out. He is/was a Philips Sonicare user and explained that he was so impressed with the Braun results that he was thinking of changing over himself at the time, which kinda sold me.


But wow, a toothbrush for around the same price as a digital camera? Riiight. There’s a fairly extensive ‘satisfaction’ guarantee on the thing though, which helped. Anyway long story short, I took the plunge and forked out the cash for a unit, and whoa, my teeth have never been so blooming clean. Ever. I don’t know whether it’s that manic brush RPM, the timer countdown guide (funnily enough 2 minutes is not as long as you think, and it’s no hassle to even go beyond that) or the design of the brush heads, but the thing works. Superbly.

What don’t I like? Well it’s a bit of a chunky beast to thrust around in my delicate little mouth (what?) but they seem to have done the best they can to make it as unobtrusive as possible. There’s only the occasional bash again enamel as I’m manoeuvring the thing around the back of my molars. Apart from that it’s really easy to use. Press the button, hold the thing gently against the teeth and let the spinning heads whirr all the stuff away. You still need to floss to get rid of the bits buried deep in between your teeth, but the basic cleaning gets done for you extremely efficiently.

OK, so that’s probably enough about teeth for now. I’m going to keep track of the cleanliness of my teeth from now (saddo that I am), to see if the improvement is maintained over time. And also to see if it costs a fortune in replacement heads, which may be a trade-off too far. We’ll see how it goes, but for now it’s wowee, squeaky clean pegs all round. Highly recommended bit of kit.

 Oral-B’s most technologically advanced toothbrush—Triumph with SmartGuide—provides extraordinary cleaning and improves brushing habits. Its innovative wireless display provides while-you-brush feedback to promote optimal brushing habits. * Improves gum health: Helps prevent and reverse gingivitis * Provides ultimate plaque removal * Delivers superior teeth whitening and polishing action in 21 days* * Penetrates between teeth to sweep away plaque for a floss-like clean** * Helps reduce excessive brushing force, which can lead to gum recession, by up to 88% in only 30 days† * Guaranteed better checkups, or your money back * Helps you brush for two minutes.


  • Have one, too. It's indeed great, although sometimes I manage to get some gum bleeding.
    I bought a pack of two in a sale. Was definitelty worth the money.

  • Amazing coincidence, mine was just delivered to my office and is sitting here next to me being charged. I had a Sonicare which broke after 6 months, I wasn't pleased and decided to try something different.

    • Cool stuff. Give us some feedback when you've brushed a bit! :)

  • Costco has sixpacks (with a power head included for free) that makes the heads less spendy, I’ve had one of these (without the extra display) for a couple years, they’re great. somehow, they actually know when you need to change the brushhead, it flashes “replace brushhead” on the display, if I take that one off, and put it on the other handle (got a two pack) IT says “replace brushhead”…. how does it know???

  • I'm looking to buy one tomorrow. It's got to be better than what I'm using now.

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