Toothbrushes are the most effective way to care for your mouth. They essentially remove oral plaques that can build up and cause bad breath, illness, irritation and gum problems.
Electric toothbrushes are considered the best option for maximum performance. They not only make your job easier, you do not have to use brushing techniques. They vibrate, vibrate and pulsate to remove at least twice as many plaques as their manual counterparts.
There is a wide choice, and everyone’s mouth and needs are different. Whether you are following a dentist’s advice or just want to change something yourself, here is a list of the top ten electric toothbrushes we have tested for all needs.
- Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Deep Clean an all-rounder with a smart look
- Philips HX6322/04 Sonicare For Kids Bluetooth Connected
- Oral-B Genius 9000/8000
- Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart Black HX9924/14
- affordable Oral-B Pro 2 2000N
- Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 6100
- FOREO Issa 2 Silicone Sonic Toothbrush
- Oral B Vitality Cross Action
- And the best for kids: Brush Baby KidzSonic 6+
- Waterpik Sensonic Professional SR3000
Electric against manual toothbrush
If you’re considering buying an electric toothbrush or just looking for a reasonably priced hand-held model, we can easily say that you’ll get a much better cleaning experience with an electric toothbrush.
Your vibration and rotation techniques remove at least twice as many plaques as a manual option, due to the extra micro-movements that slide the brush over your teeth. Studies have shown that the gingivitis risk decreases by up to 11% and plaque by an average of 21% after three months.
You do most of the work for you, so you can concentrate more on the movement and really reach all areas of the mouth. An outstanding feature of all models is the timer function, so you never fall short of the recommended duration of two minutes.
Manual brushes are inexpensive, more accessible and do not need to be recharged. However, in terms of efficiency, no model is comparable to electrical options.
Features To Look Out For
It is correct to say that a toothbrush aims to clean your teeth and remove plaque effectively and this isn’t difficult to achieve, but many have some extras to both help make sure you reach this time and are using the correct technique.
- Two Minute Timer: Dental Associations around the world say that two minutes is a perfect duration. It cleans the teeth without removing plaque. Most electric toothbrushes nowadays will tell you when you have reached this time, so you don’t have to watch the clock
- Quad Pacer: This splits the two minutes into four sections. The idea is that you clean one quarter of your mouth in each period, so half of one row of teeth. It is designed to help you concentrate on each section and give them equal attention
- Pressure Sensor: Sometimes, it is too easy to press too hard thinking it improves the effectiveness of the clean. In actual fact, you may just be irritating the gums. Many toothbrushes now have sensors which alert you when you’re pressing too hard to warn you
- Brush Replacement: It is recommended you replace your toothbrush head every three months, but with this feature, it won’t only remind you to do this but will also let you know if it needs to be done before this
- Position Detection: Usually synced with an app and digital display, it can help the toothbrush tell where in the mouth it has cleaned, so you don’t forget any sections
Most electric toothbrushes on the market are rechargeable. Battery life may not be important for performance. If you take him on vacation or often forget to take the charging stations, you may want to have a longer life.
The shortest time a battery can last is usually one week, based on two 2-minute applications per day. However, the advertised number is not always reliable, so always keep it ready to charge or retain it.
The first thing to mention is that Oral B is one of the reasons for its patented rounded heads. These are designed to surround each tooth individually for more thorough cleaning, using an oscillating motion rather than a pulsating technique.
Philips and other brands usually have shaped, elongated heads that are more comfortable for some users and better able to reach the back teeth. However, they are less effective overall.
Think about the goal of your toothbrush. Do you want to have a whitening ability? Would you like a special head that can help with gum or tongue cleansing? Before purchasing an electric toothbrush, make sure that all the heads you need are available for your model, unless they are already supplied with a compound for testing.