Electric Toothbrushes are clinically proven to provide a superior clean versus regular, manual toothbrushes. This is thanks to their rapid, motorized brush strokes that can’t be accomplished with a manual brush; their built-in timers, which almost always guarantee a full two minute brushing time; and the carefully designed bristles and brush head that give you an overall extra clean feeling after each use.
Their superior cleaning also comes from the oscillation, rotating and pulsating heads, that gently break up and remove the plaque in hard-to-reach areas. In addition, the Sonicare Essence has their patented Sonic technology which uses sweeping motions to drive fluids deep into any tight spaces between your teeth and gum line.
Some of the best electric toothbrushes are listed below. These are all rechargeable brushes that come with timers to ensure a thorough brush and have up to six different brushing modes depending on your needs and preference. Specially-designed contoured bristles that correspond to the natural shape of your teeth and even a Bluetooth-enabled brush which connects to an app to provide real-time feedback are just some of the extras guaranteed to keep you brushing better day in and day out.
1. Oral-B White Pro 1000 Power Electric Toothbrush
The Oral-B Pro 1000 Electric Toothbrush includes a professional-inspired CrossAction brush design that uses 3D cleaning action to oscillate, rotate and pulsate to break up and remove up to 300% more plaque along the gumline versus a manual toothbrush. This toothbrush is also equipped with a pressure sensor that stops the pulsation movement if you brush too hard and an in-handle timer to help you brush for a dentist-recommended two minutes.
PROS: A full charge enables up to seven days of twice per day brushing.
CONS: This unit does not come with any additional heads.
2. Oral-B 7000 SmartSeries Power Electric Toothbrush
The Oral-B 7000 Smart Series might be the Tesla of electric toothbrushes. This set comes with one advanced CrossAction brush head, one ProWhite brush head for whiter teeth and one Sensitive Clean brush head to help fight sensitivity. The best part of this electric toothbrush is that it is equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity which, with the help of a smartphone app, provides real-time feedback, focuses brushing on your most important areas, tracks habits over time and motivates with helpful oral care tips.
PROS: This toothbrush is rechargeable with six different modes: Daily Clean, Gum Care, Sensitive, Whitening, Deep Clean and Tongue Cleaner.
CONS: The app takes a bit of time to set up.
3. Philips Sonicare Essence Sonic Rechargeable Toothbrush
The Philips Sonicare Essence is a rechargeable electric toothbrush that features an angled neck, soft contoured bristles, and sonic technology to gently remove plaque in hard-to-reach areas. Adjusting to the Sonicare experience is simple with an easy-start feature that helps you adjust to the toothbrush while a two-minute Smartimer ensures you brush thoroughly.
PROS: With up to 31,000 strokes per minute this toothbrush is also gentle to use on veneers, braces, implants and sensitive teeth.
CONS: This model does not come with a 30-second “reminder” buzz to switch to a different quadrant of your mouth.