Monday, February 18, 2019
Oral-B ProfessionalCare SmartSeries 4000 Review
Powerful triple-action brush head and 4 cleaning modes
Expensive & some complaints about the size of the brush head
Effectively clean teeth and improve oral health
$100 – $130 (2-year limited warranty)
As the #1 dentist-recommended toothbrush brand worldwide, Oral-B continues to provide us with the best tools in oral care with the ProfessionalCare SmartSeries 4000. The SmartSeries 4000 is a rechargeable electric toothbrush with a triple action brush head that Oral B says is clinically proven to clean teeth more effectively than its competitors. You can customize your brushing routine by choosing between 4 different modes (Daily Clean, Sensitive, Whitening, Deep Clean) and 9 possible brush heads (3 included with purchase). Additionally, the SmartSeries 4000 has built-in pressure sensors that alert you when you are brushing too hard. To ensure that you brush your teeth for the full dentist-recommended amount of time, the SmartSeries 4000 has a 2-minute timer that goes off in 30-second intervals to signal when it is time to change quadrants. With advanced clean power technology, the SmartSeries 4000 is effective in removing surface stains, reducing plaque and preventing and reversing gingivitis. Oral B claims you will see amazing whitening and polishing results in 3 weeks.
You can purchase the SmartSeries 4000 at multiple online retailers or at your local pharmacy. Full retail price is $130, but many websites have it on sale for $95 - $100.
Product Report Card Grade
We give Oral-B’s ProfessionalCare SmartSeries 4000 an A- because it features an impressive triple-action brush head that rotates, oscillates (8,800/minute) and pulses (40,000/minute) for a deeper clean in hard-to-reach places. It operates in 4 different cleaning modes and is compatible multiple brush heads, so you can customize your brushing routine as needed. Additionally, it helps to improve brushing techniques since it has a built-in timer and pressure sensor. We deducted a few points because it is expensive and because some users felt the brush head was a bit big and awkward when compared to the Sonicare models.
Has a pressure sensor that stops pulsations when you're brushing too hard; triple action brush provides a great cleaning; 2-minute timer and pacer; includes portable SmartPlug charger and travel case; toothbrush automatically alerts you when you are 10 days away from needing a replacement brush head, and brush head also has Indicator® bristles fade as another reminder to replace your brush head every 3 months
Good at removing plaque in hard-to-reach places and along gum line; built-in UV Brush Head Sanitizer; includes portable charger and travel case; 2-minute timer and pacer; Compact brush head good size for kids; includes 3 different brush head color rings so you can share with family members; has an easy-start program that gradually increases power over first 14 uses to help you ease into the Sonicare experience
Inexpensive; removes more plaque than manual toothbrush; timer and quadrant technology
Expensive (but it seems like there are good discounts/rebates out there); some reviewers felt the brush head was too big and cumbersome when compared to Sonicare
Expensive; doesn't have sensors to tell you if you are brushing too hard
Limited brush head options
Rechargeable / Sonic
Rechargeable / Sonic
$100 - $130
$170 - $190
$25 - $30
2-Year Limited Warranty and 60-Day Satisfaction Guarantee
2-Year Limited Warranty
It features a triple action brush head that rotates, oscillates and pulses. It provides 40,000 pulsations and 8,800 oscillations per minute.
It features sonic technology, which pushes water and toothpaste in between teeth and slightly under the gum line for a deeper cleaning. The brush head delivers up to 31,000 strokes per minute.
It features micro-sweeping and advanced sonic technology. The brush head delivers up to 16,000 precision micro-sweeps per minute, while the sonic technology works by pushing water and toothpaste in between teeth and slightly under the gum line for a deeper cleaning.
It features 4 cleaning modes including Daily Clean, Sensitive, Whitening and Deep Clean.
It features 5 cleaning modes including Clean, Sensitive, Massage, Refresh and Gum Care.
It features 2 cleaning modes including maximum clean or gentle massage.
Brush Head Options
It comes with 3 brush heads including the Oral-B FlossAction, the Oral-B Pro White and the Oral-B Sensitive. There are also 6 additional brush heads that fit the wand (sold separately) including the Oral-B Precision Clean, the Oral-B Dual Clean, the Oral-B Power Tip, the Oral-B Ortho, the Oral-B Braces Care Essentials and the Oral-B Tongue Freshener.
It comes with 2 brush heads including the ProResults Standard (daily, all-around cleaning) and the ProResults Compact (more focused clean /cleaning hard-to-reach places). There are also 3 additional brush heads that fit the wand sold separately including the EasyClean, HealthyWhite and Xtreme brush heads.
It only comes with 1 replaceable brush head.
Yes, the toothbrush has a 2-minute timer, and, every 30 seconds, it will signal with a "stuttering sound", so you can keep track of how long you've been brushing a certain area of your mouth.
Yes, the toothbrush features a 2-minute Smarttimer and Quadpacer. Every 30 seconds, the Quadpacer will signal that it is time to move on to the next quadrant of your mouth.
Yes, the toothbrush features a 2-minute timer that lights and pulses every 30 seconds to indicate when it is time to move on to the next quadrant of your mouth.
It has built-in pressure sensors that stop the toothbrush to alert you when you are brushing too hard.
It features a built-in UV brush head sanitizer that kills up to 99% of bacteria and viruses on the brush head in only 10 minutes (E coli, S. mutans and Herpes simplex).
It has a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 10 days (~20 brushes) between charges. There is also a charge-level display to show how much of the battery is drained.
It has a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 3 weeks (~42 brushes) between charges. There is also an illuminated icon to show how much of the battery is drained.
It has a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 5 days (~10 brushes) between charges.
It comes in silver and white and has an illuminated display panel in chrome. It also has with an ergonomically-designed handle for a comfortable hold.
It comes in white with soft sky blue accents/grip, and it has an illuminated display panel in chrome. It also has an ergonomically-designed handle with rubber grip and an angled brush head to get hard-to-reach plaque.
It comes in red and white or blue and white with an ergonomically-designed handle for easy grip and control.
Change Brush Head Notification
It has Indicator® bristles that gradually fade in color to remind you to replace your brush head every 3 months. The toothbrush will also signal 10 days before you need to replace your brush head.
It has blue reminder bristles on the brush head that gradually fade to remind you to replace your brush head every 3 months.
It has Color Wear™ bristles that gradually fade to help remind you to change your brush head every 3 month.
ProductReportCard Editors' In-Depth Review
Pros And Cons
- Has a pressure sensor that stops pulsations when you're brushing too hard, so it is gentle on your gums
- Triple action brush provides a great cleaning
- 2-minute timer
- Includes portable SmartPlug charger and travel case
- Brush head automatically alerts you when you are 10 days away from needing a replacement, and Indicator® bristles fade as another reminder to replace your brush head every 3 months
- Expensive (but it seems like there are good discounts/rebates out there)
- Some reviews felt the brush head was too big and cumbersome when compared to Sonicare
3.3 x 7.8 x 7.2; 1.3 pounds
Silver and white with an ergonomically-designed handle for a comfortable hold
Brush Head Options
Box will include 3 brush heads so you can customize your routine: Oral-B FlossAction, Oral-B Pro White and Oral-B Sensitive. You can also fit other brush heads to the wand including Oral-B Precision Clean, Oral-B Dual Clean, Oral-B Power Tip, Oral-B Ortho, Oral-B Braces Care Essentials and Oral-B Tongue Freshener.
Triple action brush head that rotates, oscillates and pulses, providing 40,000 pulsations and 8,800 oscillations per minute. You can choose from 4 different modes including Daily Clean, Sensitive, Whitening and Deep Clean. Oral B claims the Deep Clean mode removes up to 99.7% of plaque from hard-to-reach areas
Yes, it has a 2-minute timer (dentist-recommended brushing time) and it signals in 30 second intervals so you can keep track of how long you've been brushing a certain area
Rechargeable battery that lasts up to 2 weeks between charges. There is also a charge-level display to show how much the battery is drained.
2-Year Limited Warranty and Satisfaction Guarantee.
Oral-B ProfessionalCare SmartSeries 4000 receives excellent online reviews. Customers on Amazon gave it 4.5 stars out of 157 reviews and 95% (103/108) of customers would recommend this product to a friend. Not only does it provide an extraordinary cleaning, it also works to improve your brushing habits and overall oral health.
Customer Responses, Reviews, or Complaints
Love My Oral B Toothbrush
Review submitted: 2013-12-12
I have an Oral B electric toothbrush that was recommended by my dentist. I appreciate the firmness of the bristles; they are better quality than lower end electric toothbrushes I have previously used. It is powerful and leaves my teeth feeling quite clean. My only complaint is that it did not come with an additional brush head and the replacements are not available everywhere that I shop. I sometimes have to make a special trip to pick up replacement brushes. Other than that, I have no complaints. My advice to Oral B would just be to make sure to work with retailers to get replacement heads available in more retail outlets.
Oral B Power Toothbrush
Review submitted: 2013-10-03
My dental care routine consists of brushing my teeth in the morning after breakfast and in the evening before going to bed. I brush for a total of about 2 minutes each time and I make sure to get all of the front teeth first, then move around the outside teeth, then I brush the back sides of the teeth, lastly I get the top of the molars. After I have finished brushing my teeth, I will floss sometimes, and then I swish ACT mouthwash in my mouth for about 1 minute.
I like how it is very effortless to clean my teeth and it feels like you are getting a dentist-type cleaning when you have a new brush head on the Oral-B power toothbrush. It is very easy to maneuver to all areas of my mouth and makes my mouth feel very clean when I am finished. It is very easy to put it back on the charger, so it is ready to go for the next time.
One thing that I don't like is how there seems to be some sort of buildup on the bottom of the toothbrush (where it is charged) and on the charger part where the toothbrush is inserted. I'm not sure if it is toothpaste buildup or what it is?
My main suggestion would be to find a way to stop that buildup from happening after the toothbrush is charged multiple times. Overall, I think it is a great toothbrush!
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