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If you don’t own an electric toothbrush, it might be time to buy one. While both manual and electric toothbrushes have been considered equally effective, provided that you brush twice per day for two minutes, electric toothbrushes are clinically proven to provide a superior clean, and overall make the brushing experience easier. This, in turn, makes you more prone to brushing while keeping you out of the dreaded dentist’s chair.
Below are some of the best electric toothbrushes that essentially provide the cleaning action for you. All you have to do is simply guide the toothbrush along the surface of your teeth, letting the toothbrush take care of the rest. These options are wireless, rechargeable, remove significantly more measurable plaque along the gumline than manual toothbrushes and have built-in two-minute timers ensuring you brush for the dentist-recommended time.
1. Oral-B White Pro 1000 Power Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush
The Oral-B PRO 1000 is a rechargeable electric toothbrush with a professionally designed brush head. Known as the CrossAction brush, it surrounds each tooth with bristles angled at 16 degrees while 3D cleaning action oscillates, rotates and pulsates to break up and remove up to 300% more plaque along the gumline versus a regular manual toothbrush. A pressure sensor stops the pulsation movement if you brush too hard and an in-handle timer ensures the dentist-recommended brushing time of two minutes.
Pros: Built-in timer. Pressure sensor to correspond to how hard you’re brushing. Designed to reach deep.
Cons: Doesn’t come with replacement heads.
2. Philips Sonicare Essence Rechargeable Toothbrush
The toothbrush includes a two-minute smart timer to ensure you brush thoroughly, has a charging capability that lasts up to two weeks and easy start which enables you to apply light pressure when guiding the toothbrush over your teeth, letting the Essence essentially do the work for you.
Pros: Powerful sonic brush. Two-minute timer.
Cons: Some options have longer-lasting batteries.
3. hum by Colgate Smart Electric Toothbrush Kit
The innovative app can tell you which areas you’re missing, helping you make sure you’re doing a thorough job. The powerful sonic vibrations help with the deep cleaning, and there are three different modes to suit your sensitivity.
Pros: Innovative app helps you brush more thoroughly. Includes one refill and a carrying case.
Cons: Not recommended for use in the shower.
4. Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 6500
Philips Sonicare’s ProtectiveClean 6500 is one of the brand’s more advanced models, and it has several features to help you get a deeper clean. There’s a pressure sensor that adjusts based on how hard you’re pressing. Three brushing modes make it easy to get a deep but comfortable clean. The long battery life and portable charging case mean your toothbrush will be ready when you need it.
Pros: Long battery life. Three brushing modes. Portable case that accommodates the charger.
Cons: Some options may be more economical.
5. AquaSonic Vibe Series Ultra Whitening Toothbrush
The problem with electric toothbrushes is ordering the replacement brush heads. Not so with this electric toothbrush from AquaSonic. It comes with a total of eight brush heads, in addition to the toothbrush body and the convenient travel case. There are multiple cleaning modes to meet all of your mouth’s needs. The toothbrush also comes in several sleek colors.
Pros: Comes with a total of eight heads. Includes a carrying case. IPX7 waterproof rating for durability. Long battery life.
Cons: Some options have more advanced features.
6. Fairywill Electric Toothbrush
The sonic-powered brush delivers 40,000 brushes per minute for a deep clean. The battery charges quickly and can last up to 30 days, and you can recharge it using the USB connection. There are five different brushing modes to help you get a deep clean.
Pros: Comes with four total brush heads. Rechargeable battery that can last up to 30 days. Powerful sonic technology.
Cons: No travel case included.
7. Oral-B Vitality Electric Toothbrush
This brush from Oral-B is a more basic and affordable model that more than gets the job done. It has a dual-action head — one moves back and forth and the other rotates, helping you brush your teeth more effectively. It has a timer that helps ensure you’re brushing for the full two minutes.
Pros: Dual action brush head for a deeper clean. A two-minute timer helps ensure adequate brushing. Compatible with a variety of Oral-B replacement heads to find the most comfortable one for you.
Cons: Not as many settings as other toothbrushes.
8. BURST Electric Toothbrush
The powerful brush has 33,000 vibrations per minute for a quick yet deep clean. There are three different brushing modes: whitening, sensitivity and massage. The built-in timer reminds you to move to a different side every 30 seconds so you clean for the full two minutes.
Pros: Powerful 33,0000 vibration head. Whitening effect. Multiple speed modes.
Cons: Not as powerful as some top-of-the-line options.