It’s a teeth-care essential that dentists rave about. Manual toothbrushes are “so yesterday,” and now electric is where it’s at.
Why Make the Switch?
Using an electric toothbrush is proven better for your teeth, especially if you tend to be a rushed brusher. Unlike a manual toothbrush, an electric brush can:
- Time how long you’re brushing to ensure it’s enough
- Sense if you’re brushing too hard (overbrushing can damage enamel and gums)
- Remind you to change the head, the same way you throw out your manual every few months
- Offer extra aid to people with dexterity problems
So, if you’re ready to toss your old brush away, make room on the bathroom sink for one of these favorites
Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean
You’ll find this brush on every dentist’s top favorite toothbrushes. With a super slim and sleek design, the Sonicare is one of the best-selling electric toothbrushes. Philips promises that it will whiten your teeth in as little as one week and remove up to five times more plaque than a manual brush.
The Sonicare makes you brush for at least three minutes – two for complete mouth cleaning, and one minute spent on one of its five special modes for whitening, problem areas, and gum massaging. The package also comes with an extra head and a rinsing glass that doubles as a charging station.
Oral-B ProfessionalCare SmartSeries 5000
One of the biggest name in dental tools, Oral-B boasts the ultimate plaque removal. It comes with a smiley-faced wireless SmartGuide to help boost your brushing performance, and has five modes: daily clean, sensitive, whitening, massage, and deep clean.
There’s also a pressure sensor that shuts the toothbrush off if you’re pressing too hard, which the Diamond Clean does not have. Some users complain it’s a little bit heavy compared to other electric toothbrushes, but it still remains a favorite.
Dazzlepro RST2062 Slimsonic Toothbrush
Even the best electric toothbrushes on the market can be bulky and awkward to use, especially if you’ve always used a regular brush. The Dazzlepro is the closest to a manual toothbrush you’ll get. It has a few advanced features like three different modes (normal, sensitive teeth, and pulse) and a two minute timer.
It also comes with three different brush heads that serve special purposes, like cleaning braces, crowns, or poorly aligned teeth. While Dazzlepro claims to hold a two-week charge, many reviews say otherwise. So if you’re traveling, be sure to pack along the charger.
BrushPoint Oscillating Clean Power
This electric brush is about as simple as it gets. There’s no fancy features, just good old spinning bristles to power the plaque away. It still gets the job done at a fraction of the cost. It’s the cheapest option on the market, as it’s in the single-digit price range. It also holds a charge the longest at five days maximum.
If your dentist says it’s time to step up your brushing game, an electric toothbrush can help you accomplish your goal, and make your dentist proud next time you see him in six months.