How often do you think about the type of toothbrush you are using? Most of us normally don’t give it a second thought. We just go out and buy any old toothbrush and do what we’ve been doing since we were children. But, dentists today recommend a lot more than this.

In fact, rather than just getting a regular manual toothbrush, most dentists will recommend that you use an electric toothbrush. But, with so many on the market, which one is going to be the best for you?

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The first thing to consider is the manufacturer. When it comes to any aspect of your health, you want the best. When it comes to dental health, one name that is widely recognized as being among the best is Oral-B. Today we are going to talk about two of the more popular Oral-B toothbrushes: the Oral-B 5000 and the Oral-B 7000.

We will tell you the best features of each model, as well as the pros and cons. Remember, electric toothbrushes are rather expensive, so if you are going to spend this much money, you want to make sure that you get exactly what you need: a toothbrush that will ensure the best dental health possible. Let’s get started.

Products Overview

When you open the package for the 5000, you will find the Oral-B Smart Series Handle, a floss action head, a cross action head, a charging stand and premium charger with storage for extra heads, and a travel case.

You will receive some of the same items with the 7000, but the brush heads are cross action, pro white, and sensitive clean. It also comes with a premium charger, as well as a premium travel case and a Smart Guide.

Both of these toothbrushes have built-in pacers and timers that last for about two minutes in the various modes, and each mode will stay working for different periods of time.

Generally, after 30 seconds of brushing, there will be a bit of a pause, and this lets you know that it is time to move to another area of your mouth.

Both brushes have pressure sensors so you don’t push too hard on your gums and teeth, and the 7000 has Bluetooth connectivity. This allows your toothbrush to be connected to your smartphone so you can use the Oral-B app. Unfortunately, this is a feature that the 5000 doesn’t have.

Appearance and Design

The Oral-B 5000 is available in white, so no matter what your bathroom décor looks like, your toothbrush isn’t going to stand out like a sore thumb. On the other hand, there are three color choices for the Oral-B 7000: white, black, or black with silver.

With the black and silver option, the black can be found on the front and back sides where the grips are located, and the right and left sides are silver. Both have a curved shape, but the 7000 has more of a curve, and we find it easier to hang onto while using it.

Oral B 5000 or Oral B 7000

Now we need to take a look at not just the things we like about both of these electric toothbrushes, but also the things we don’t care as much for.

Obviously, every product on the market today is going to have good and bad features. Not everyone likes everything. But, if you go through the pros and cons of both, as we are going to do here, you will have a better idea of which toothbrush is going to be better suited to your own personal needs.

Oral B 5000 Review

Oral B 5000 Pros

  • Plaque removal – This is a very thorough working toothbrush that is much better than a manual toothbrush. It gets rid of more plaque and dirt, and it is ideal for those who have a problem with cavities. The cleaner your teeth are, the healthier they are going to be, and the fewer trips to the dentist you will have to make.
  • Bluetooth connectivity – The Oral-B 5000 has a Bluetooth feature, so you can monitor how much pressure you are putting on your teeth while you are brushing. It lets you know what is happening in your mouth, and it keeps you from using too much force, which can cause gum damage. The app is free to use, and it is ideal for anyone who finds they don’t spend enough time brushing their teeth.
  • Battery – This electric toothbrush has a very strong battery that can run for up to 10 days before it needs to be recharged. This is great if you are the type to forget to charge things, such as your phone. You don’t absolutely need your phone, but you do need to clean your teeth regularly.

Oral B 5000 Cons

  • Size – One of the things we like the least about the 5000 is its size. It tends to be a bit on the bulky side, and it can take some getting used to. The handle is large and heavier than most manual toothbrushes, and the bristles are a bit on the rough side.
  • Cost – For what it is, this toothbrush is a bit on the pricy side. You can get other Oral-B models for less than half of the price, and they work just as well.
  • Bluetooth feature – While many people love the Bluetooth feature, just as many don’t seem to care for it much at all, and don’t use it. Most people know how to brush their teeth properly, and they don’t feel that they need reminders.

Oral B 7000 Review

Oral B 7000 Pros

  • Travel Case – The travel case that comes with the 7000 lets you store the toothbrush and accessories, including extra brush heads. It is attractive and fits nicely into any suitcase, purse, or carrier.
  • Battery – Like the 5000, this toothbrush battery has a 10-day charge, so you don’t have to worry about running out of battery power after just a couple of days.
  • Tongue Cleaner – The 7000 has a feature the 5000 doesn’t have: a tongue cleaner. This is important to have if you want to get rid of all plaque buildup inside your mouth, and it also helps you to have fresher breath.
  • Pressure Sensor system – Even though you want a deep clean on your teeth and gums, brushing too hard can be damaging. This brush has a pressure sensor system that lets you know if you are indeed brushing too hard so you can find just the right amount of pressure to use.
  • Handle – The large, curved handle allows you to have a great grip while you are brushing your teeth. It is also compatible with all Oral-B electric toothbrush heads, so you don’t need to have different handles.
  • Pulsation technology – This toothbrush has pulsation/oscillation technology that helps to get rid of those ugly, dark stains on your teeth. It will also help to keep your teeth nicely polished. This feature also helps to remove plaque buildup and prevent it from coming back. This is going to help prevent future gum disease.
  • Waterproof – This is a great toothbrush to have for anyone who likes to brush their teeth while they are in the shower. It is completely waterproof. It is also great for kids because they tend to make messes.

Oral B 7000 Cons

  • Slow heads – One of our biggest problems with the Oral-B 7000 is that the heads have a tendency to slow down while you are brushing your teeth. This isn’t a huge problem, but it does interrupt the flow of brushing. 
  • Cost – This is a rather expensive electric toothbrush when compared with other, similar models. The 5000 is much less expensive, and does pretty much the same things with the exception of tongue cleaning.
  • Noise – This is a loud toothbrush. Okay, it isn’t quite as loud as a power tool or a hair dryer, but it can still be annoying, especially if you are trying to brush your teeth while others are still sleeping.
  • Charge time – It takes a few hours longer to charge the 7000 than it does the 5000. You can expect it to take at least an additional couple of hours to fully charge this toothbrush battery.
  • Appearance – This is really just cosmetic, but if you like things to have a nice flow, you won’t like the color of the 7000 if you choose the black model. The head is actually white, and it keeps the toothbrush from having a sleek appearance.

The Oral B 5000 & 7000 Comparison

There are some similarities between these two electric toothbrushes, and there are also a lot of differences. This doesn’t mean that either one is better than the other, but some people do prefer certain features, and they are going to choose the toothbrush that has the most features that they are looking for. Let’s take a look at the similarities and differences between these two toothbrushes.

  • The Oral-B 7000 has six brushing modes, but the 5000 only has five modes. Both have rechargeable modes, but the 5000 doesn’t have the tongue cleaning mode.

  • The Oral-B 5000 has a feature that the 7000 doesn’t have, which is Superior 3D cleaning action. The brush will automatically rotate, oscillate, and pulsate so you are able to really dig in deep and get rid of plaque buildup, as well as gum line plaque.

  • The 7000 has better pressure sensor technology, and the 5000 does not have this type of upgrade.

  • The 7000 comes with Smart Guide, a wireless guide that gives you feedback on the brush modes and more. This is a feature not found on the 5000. The Smart Wireless Guide gives you the best cleaning results, so you won’t miss the timer. This is something that is required for the 7000, but not needed for the 5000.

  • The Oral-B 5000 comes with a travel case that is very basic. The 7000 has a much more sophisticated, premium travel case.

  • Both of these electric toothbrushes have rechargeable NIMH batteries which don’t need to be replaced very often. They don’t run out of power all of a sudden (while you’re halfway through brushing your teeth), and you can see the power levels on the Oral-B app.

  • Both have similar cleaning performance, but the 7000 has a tongue cleaner, something that doesn’t come with the 5000. It also has a tongue cleaning mode which the 5000 doesn’t have. But, you can use the other modes on the 5000 for cleaning your tongue, so if cost is important to you, the 5000 would be better because it is less expensive.

  • It is faster to charge the battery for the 5000 than it is for the 7000. It takes roughly 5 to 6 hours to charge the 5000, but you have to wait about 8 to 10 hours for the 7000 to fully charge. The battery for the 5000 is 220-240 volts, and the 7000 is 110.


There you have it. All the information you need to choose between the Oral-B 5000 and the Oral-B 7000. Both of these toothbrushes have some pretty awesome qualities, and they are both going to get your teeth and gums a lot cleaner than a manual toothbrush can.

If you are looking for the best price for an electric toothbrush, we suggest the 5000. But, if you want additional features, the 7000 has a bit more bang for the buck. Either way, when you are using an Oral-B product, you really can’t go wrong. The more you do to take care of your teeth now, the better off you are going to be in the long run.