Oral-B ProfessionalCare SmartSeries 5000 with Smart Guide

Did you know that 90% of Canadians consider their smile to be an essential part of their physical appearance, but only 23% brush for at least two minutes which is the dentist-recommended amount of time per brushing?

I couldn’t tell you for sure how long I brush my teeth for. Someone once told me that you should brush for as long as it takes you to sing ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” twice. This works in theory, but do you have any idea how fast you can actually sing that song when you are in a hurry? I can sing it in 20 seconds if I need to be out the door.

To make sure that two minutes means two minutes, Oral-B has the ProfessionalCare SmartSeries 5000 electric toothbrush with Smart Guide. And what is the Smart Guide? It is a wireless clock that also tells you how long you have been brushing and how you are doing.

After reading the instructions, I set everything up and charged the toothbrush overnight.

When I began brushing the next night, the clock turned in to a timer and began counting seconds as I brushed. There was also a small image on the Smart Guide that indicated which quadrant of my mouth I should focus on during that time. The idea is to spend 30 seconds in each quarter of your mouth (top left, top right, bottom left, bottom right) for a total of two minutes. There is no need to stare at the Smart Guide while you brush as the toothbrush will pause briefly every 30 seconds to indicate it is time to switch. If you need to turn the brush off for any reason (spitting out or adding more toothpaste), then the timer also stops and waits for you to start again.

After your two minutes is up, you can keep brushing if you like, or stop and the Smart Guide shows you a happy face or a sad face to tell you if you completed the necessary time.

If you push too hard on your teeth while you are brushing, a sad face pops up on the Smart Guide and the brush also lights up and stops indicating that you need to be more gentle.

The brush also offers five different brush modes; Daily Clean, Sensitive, Whitening, Massage and Deep Clean depending on your needs. When you press the button on the toothbrush, the mode changes and the Smart Guide shows you which mode you are now on.

Since starting with the SmartSeries 5000, I see and feel a noticeable difference. I know that using an electric toothbrush removes more plaque that a regular, manual toothbrush does, but I didn’t know how amazing my teeth would feel after brushing. It is like walking out of the dentist’s office twice a day with a new cleaning. I even get the same crazy, ticklish feeling that I do from the dentist when they clean under my top front teeth so it must be doing something right.

The SmartSeries 5000 also comes with a charger, a base station (with brush head storage for more than one brush), one flossaction brush head, and a travel case.

The Oral-B ProfessionalCare SmartSeries 5000 with Smart Guide is available where dental products are sold for approximately $184.99 and is available at London Drugs or Well.ca.

April is Oral Health Month. Do you brush for two minutes, twice a day?

GIVEAWAY: One lucky This Bird’s Day reader will win a ProfessionalCare SmartSeries 5000 with Smart Guide from Oral-B (ARV $185).

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This contest is open to residents of Canada only and runs until 9pm MST on Monday, May 21, 2012.

Disclosure: I received a ProfessionalCare SmartSeries with Smart Guide and some Crest products from Oral-B for free to complete my feature. The opinions expressed in this post are mine only and are in no way influenced by any outside factors.

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  • Auqakuh May 22, 2012, 9:38 pm

    Aaaaaaand I should have checked the expiry date on this before doing ALL of the entries… *sigh* ;) Must be past my bedtime! :)

  • Auqakuh May 22, 2012, 9:35 pm

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  • Auqakuh May 22, 2012, 9:33 pm

    I brush for at least two minutes once a day (probably more like 5-6 since I floss, use sulca brush on gumline points, THEN brush).

  • Lori L. May 21, 2012, 9:00 pm

    I will admit that I do not brush as long or as often as I should! I always brush first thing in the AM but it’s probably not the recommended 2 minutes (trying to get 3 kids ready for school is crazy rushed most days!)

    I brush longer before bed, long than in AM but not sure if it’s 2 minutes. Will have to time it!

    Would be lovely to win this awesome brush, most days I’m multi-tasking like 10 things at once & this would make it just that much easier – thanks!

  • Solomon May 21, 2012, 7:16 am

    Definitely I agree with you on Oral-B reducing the plaque significantly. What makes this 5000 series outstanding is the intelligence of the sensors and the display to communicate with the user. I have been using other series of Oral-B power toothbrush, which was much more expensive several years ago. Now it’s more AI, and getting cheaper. How fascinating the technology has made a difference…

  • Tina May 20, 2012, 4:40 pm

    I’m not sure how long I brush for. Since I’m usually in a hurry in the morning, it’ s probably less than 2 minutes.

  • Journeysof TheZoo May 18, 2012, 12:16 am

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  • Journeysof TheZoo May 18, 2012, 12:15 am

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  • Journeysof TheZoo May 18, 2012, 12:12 am

    I have an old Oral B electric toothbrush that has a two minute timer so I try to wait for it to go off. Sometimes two minutes seems for ever, other times, not so.

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  • Rebby May 14, 2012, 11:12 pm

    I probably brush less than 2 minutes….yikes lol.

  • Josie May 10, 2012, 12:13 pm

    I brush twice a day but I couldn’t tell you for how long. It all depends how much my kids are bugging me!

  • andalene May 9, 2012, 9:51 pm

    I brush for one to two min. and floss as often as I can.

  • corey May 9, 2012, 8:23 am

    I brush between one and two min and try to floss at least every second day.

  • SueSueper May 6, 2012, 12:27 pm

    I THINK I brush for two minutes. My toothbrush has a timer, and I go to the end. And once a day for me. Oh Dear!

  • cheryl h May 5, 2012, 10:22 pm

    I brush in the morning and evening and usually for a minute and a half

  • A.Smith May 3, 2012, 1:10 am

    I usually forget to brush at night but I brush in the mornings and try to do it for 2 minutes or more.

  • Karry Knisley May 2, 2012, 5:31 pm

    I brush twice a day for 2 minutes

  • Becky May 2, 2012, 1:02 pm

    I don’t even know how long I brush my teeth for. Usually its between one to two minutes.

  • 409cope May 2, 2012, 11:53 am

    I do brush for 2 minutes twice a day.

  • Belinda M May 1, 2012, 7:16 pm

    I brush twice a day for close to three minutes


  • Kris May 1, 2012, 9:01 am

    I have no idea how long I brush for, I’ve never timed it! Probably should pay closer attention to that.

  • tennille Apr 30, 2012, 10:48 pm

    not sure of how long I brush but with a 6 month old it is not long enough. My saving grace is a good toothbrush and the fact that I brush 4-5 times a day.

  • Leanne M Apr 30, 2012, 9:47 pm

    I brush twice a day but I am not sure exactly how ling. Probably close to 2 mins.

  • Tina F Apr 30, 2012, 9:45 pm

    I brush twice a day for about 1 1/2 min. my email tina(dot)f@sympatico.ca

  • Michelle F Apr 30, 2012, 8:01 pm

    I brush twice a day but have no idea for how long.

  • Laura P Apr 30, 2012, 7:56 pm

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  • Laura P Apr 30, 2012, 7:54 pm

    I brush for more than twice a day, but not always for two minutes. I have an Oral B Vitality so I know when I’m not doing it long enough.

  • Clifford Apr 30, 2012, 7:40 pm

    I brush twice a day, most times for 2 minutes, but sometimes maybe not.

  • renee Apr 30, 2012, 6:54 pm

    I brush at least twice, usually everytime i go to the bathroom i try to stop and brush my teeth but i dont have any idea how long.
    reneetaylor at sympatico dot ca

  • silvia Apr 30, 2012, 6:36 pm

    twice a day for me but have no idea how long i brush for.

  • Doris C Apr 30, 2012, 6:06 pm

    Twice a day for at least 2 minutes, my dentist calls it 2&2 is the best

  • C Wilson Apr 30, 2012, 5:46 pm

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  • C Wilson Apr 30, 2012, 5:43 pm

    I brush twice a day for around 2 minutes….thanks!

  • Anne Taylor Apr 30, 2012, 4:43 pm

    I brush my teeth once a day for probably 2 minutes

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

  • Karla Sceviour Apr 30, 2012, 4:05 pm

    I usually brush 2 times a day,,and dont have a clue how long,,probably almost little over a minute.
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  • ginette4 Apr 30, 2012, 1:06 pm

    I brush once a day and also have no clue how long I brush 5+ minutes for sure

  • loriag Apr 30, 2012, 12:16 pm
  • Pauline Milner Apr 30, 2012, 12:12 pm

    I have two permanent bridges in my mouth so I have to be diligent about oral care.

    I brush for two minutes (at least) twice a day and floss once.

    Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. ~Pauline

  • loriag Apr 30, 2012, 11:58 am

    I am a once a day brusher, probably less than 2 minutes.

  • Glogirl Apr 30, 2012, 11:45 am

    I probably brush my teeth less than 2 minutes, although I don’t time it.

  • karine Apr 30, 2012, 11:27 am

    I do not know how long i brush..im sure its different every time too..depending how much im running late for work hehe..usually about a minute or so.

  • angela m Apr 30, 2012, 10:18 am

    I brush for 2 minutes once a day

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  • Amy C Apr 30, 2012, 1:06 am

    I shared on FB

  • Amy C Apr 30, 2012, 1:04 am

    We have a toothbrush timer. I brush my teeth for 2 minutes but some days I only brush my teeth once a day.