The Oral B 4000 toothbrush (its full name is Oral B Professional Care SmartSeries 4000) has been available in the market for quite a time now. However, it still remains to be one of the most popular choices for a rechargeable toothbrush. It features an advanced cleaning action that helps keep your mouth clean and healthy, and also whitens your teeth.
OralB ProfessionalCare 4000 uses rounded brush heads are specifically designed to remove plaque from your teeth and gum line, even from the deepest areas of your mouth, improving the overall condition of your mouth.
It is important to always remember that Oral B 4000 toothbrush is waterproof and it is absolutely safe to use in the bathroom.
Cleaning Action On Gums And Teeth
Equipped with an advanced cleaning technology, the Oral-B Professional Care SmartSeries 4000 provides a deep mouth cleaning action leaving you with a cleaner and healthier teeth and gums.
It provides 40,000 pulsations and 8,800 oscillations per minute to give the outmost cleaning within the two minutes required brushing time.
Added to that, this rechargeable toothbrush includes a Floss Action Brush Head, which is designed to thoroughly remove all plaque between your teeth and gum line, and even those in the hard to reach places. With this, you can achieve a professional-like teeth and gum cleaning.
Using the SmartSeries 4000, you can get whiter teeth in just a matter of three weeks. You can use the whitening brushing mode to help you get rid of your teeth stains, revealing their natural radiance.
You can also opt in just replacing your brush head with the ProWhite Brush Head (with a polishing cup) that can also remove teeth stains for whiter teeth. This is a nice option, especially if you need to use other brushing mode rather that whitening.
The Oral-B Professional Care SmartSeries 4000 comes equipped with a Professional Timer.
This timer beeps every thirty seconds to remind you that you should move to the next quadrant of your mouth. It also keeps you in track of your brushing time by playing the long sound when the recommended 2 minute brushing time is up.
If you are using the Deep Clean mode the brush beeps every 45 seconds and emits the long beep after 3 minutes.
The timer does not switch the brush off, so you can keep brushing even when the recommended time is up.
- Daily Clean mode is recommended for day to day complete mouth cleaning
- In Deep Clean mode you get 1 additional minute of action for more thorough mouth cleaning (total 3 minutes)
- Whitening mode, as the name suggests, is used to remove stains for whiter teeth
- Sensitive mode, for people who have sensitive teeth or gums
BTW you can quickly find out the number of brushing modes from the Oral-B toothbrush model name – Oral B 4000 has 4 modes, Oral B 3000 has 3 modes, and so on.
Selecting The Oral B 4000 Brushing Mode
When the toothbrush is switched on it automatically starts in the Daily Clean mode. Oral B 4000 features a separate button for mode switching. If your want to switch to other mode you have to repeatedly press the Mode button.
The modes are in following order – Daily Clean -> Sensitive ->Whitening -> Deep Clean -> Daily Clean.
You can see the selected brushing mode on the toothbrush handle display.
Rechargeable Battery Features and Charger
The fully charged Oral B 4000 toothbrush can be used 20 times (2 minutes each time). Than means you can use it for 10 days without additional charging. In other words if you are leaving your home for 7-10 days, it is safe to leave the charger at home.
The charging process takes more than 10 hours if the battery is totally empty. But usually 15 minute charge is enough to for one 2-minute brushing.
The display in toothbrush handle has 3 segment battery symbol that shows the current battery status.
Oral B ProfessionalCare 4000 toothbrush is bundled with one Oral-B Floss Action brush head, but it is not the only compatible brush head model.
You can also use Oral-B Pro White, Oral-B Sensitive, Oral-B Precision Clean, Oral-B Dual Clean, Oral-B Power Tip, Oral-B Ortho, and Oral-B Braces Care Essentials replacement heads and even an Oral-B Tongue Freshener.
Other OralB 4000 Features
Pressure Sensor – for more effective brushing techniques, this rechargeable toothbrush has a pressure sensor feature that tells you if you are brushing too hard. Its pulsations stop whenever you are applying too much pressure while brushing.
Indicator Bristles – bristles fade halfway to remind you that you need to replace them. You should replace the brush head every 3 months.
Brush head alert – this feature gives signals to remind whenever you are just ten days away from needing to replace the brush head.
Charge Level Display – this feature indicates how much charge is left to your toothbrush.
What’s In The Box?
- 1 ergonomic toothbrush handle
- 1 Oral-B FlossAction brush head
- 1 portable SmartPlug charger
- 1 travel case
- 1 charging station with brush head storage
- 1 rechargeable battery
The SmartSeries 4000 box size is 3.4 x 7.8 x 7.2 inches and it weighs around 1.3 pounds with all bundled accessories.
With its compact size, this toothbrush can easily be stored wherever you want and is very portable for travelling.
Actually there are no special accessories for this toothbrush model. The only item I can imagine you would want to get is an UV sanitizer for sanitizing the brush heads.
Oral B 4000 Customer Reviews
At the moment of writing this review there are 157 customer reviews on Amazon.com with average rating of 4.3 stars out of 5. All ratings above 4.5 stars can be considered to be exceptionally good ratings, so I should say that this product does very well.
It is also important to note that many customers have given this product lower ratings (even 1-2 stars) because of issues not directly related to this product quality or performance. As an example, at one point manufacturer made a mistake of packing previous model (9000-series Oral B Triumph) with similar features in Oral B 4000 boxes.
As a result several customer who had ordered Oral B 4000 toothbrushes in fact received older models packed in Oral B 4000 boxes. Many customers instead of getting in touch with seller and arranging the replacement decided to give low ratings to the product itself.
Users give this product an above average rating when it comes to cleaning and keeping teeth and gums healthy. However, the toothbrush’s design is only on the average. The design is not entirely on the bad side, but it is certainly not the best.
The toothbrush handle is a little bit bulky compared to other rechargeable toothbrushes, so it is a little harder to pack in whenever you go for a travel. The rubberized handle can slip out of your hand, especially if it is wet.
Altogether, SmartSeries 4000 gets a high recommendation from users since it highly performs on teeth and gum cleaning.
Most, if not all, users attested to its mouth cleaning capabilities. They felt the difference of using a rechargeable toothbrush compared to manual. After using SmartSeries 4000, they can really feel that their mouths cleaner and teeth are whiter.
People also liked that it came with a timer since it keep them in track of their brushing time, especially for kids.
The rounded brush heads are commendable as they really can reach on those deepest areas.
Recharging is also fast.
Though the SmartSeries 4000 really works for mouth cleaning (which is its primary role), it has still some product flaws.
Some people find the rubber grip to be flimsy as it can easily fall out of their hands, especially when wet.
People also find the unit’s handle to be a little bulky, compared to other rechargeable toothbrushes.
Many also find the brush heads to be small, so it is a little uncomfortable to brush.
Alternatives to Oral B 4000
If you have a bit more money to spend you should check out the Oral B 5000 toothbrush which has 5 brushing modes and extenal timer. You can read more about differences between these models in Oral B 4000 vs 5000 article.
If you think that Oral B brush heads are too small for your teeth you should check out Philips Sonicare toothbrushes. The 4-mode model that can be compared to Oral B 4000 is the Philips Sonicare Flexcare.
If you are shifting from manual toothbrushes to this one, the price may shock you a little. The list price is $124.99, but you can find it online for around $90-$100.
You should also watch out for special sellout promos. For example in December you could get a 20% rebate for any Oral B rechargeable toothbrush.
Products often bought together
According to Amazon.com Oral B 4000 often is bought together with replacement heads Oral B Floss Action 3 pack brush head refill and Oral-B Pro White Replacement Brush Head (3 ct.) .
Some people are buying this toothbrush together with Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser. You can read more about water flossers HERE.
What is interesting people seem to be often buying Oral B 4000 toothbrush together with Oral B 5000. I can not really explain that.
Oral B 4000 Features summary
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