Picking a toothbrush is very dependent on your taste. Some folks like a standard old drug store toothbrush, while others prefer powered toothbrushes that removes plaque with minimal effort. The American Dental Association recommends both, but if you really want to bid goodbye to dirt and grime, let an electric toothbrush go to work.
Electric toothbrushes come in all shapes and sizes. Some spin side-to-side and some oscillate, while others spin counterclockwise. Or if you prefer, head movements also range from circular to ultrasonic.
Bristle-wise, choose from varying levels of stiffness, from extra soft, soft, medium, or hard. While some may prefer hard bristles, the ADA recommends soft bristles: harder bristles are tough on enamel.
There are also snazzy adjustable settings that will make cleaning a breeze. These settings include self-timer that let you monitor how long you have been brushing and pressure sensors that gauge if you’re brushing too hard. Some newer brushes are even decked out with Bluetooth technology that records data from your brushing and displays it on your smartphone.
Not sold on an electric toothbrush? The ADA points out that they are ideal for people with dexterity issues, like children or the elderly. If you have braces, the power of an electric toothbrush will navigate all those hard-to-reach places and wires with ease.
Note that whatever you choose, toothbrush heads do need to be replaced every three to four months (or more frequently if the bristles have frayed). Remember to store the brushes upright so the bristles dry properly—storing inside a container will promote microbial growth.
So power up your brushing with the best electric toothbrushes on Amazon.
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With a chic all-black finish, this toothbrush packs a punch: it oscillates up to 40,000 vibrations per minute, with ultra-fast (wireless!) charging and a lithium-ion battery. There are four different modes for every kind of brusher, including a whitening mode to dissolve surface stains and whiten teeth. A massage mode softly massages gum tissue to improve circulation.
Value-wise, this is an awesome option. The set includes one toothbrush, a charger, a case, and seven different heads (that’s almost 2.5 years worth of brushing!). At 40,000 vibrations per minute, the brush works to keep teeth squeaky clean. A travel case makes it easy to pack your brush on trips and travels.
Burst is one of the new kids on the block when it comes to toothbrushes. What they do differently is craft bristles from white charcoal-charged PBT nylon: the charcoal has antimicrobial properties that softly whiten teeth over time. There are three functions to the toothbrush: massaging the gums, whitening the teeth, and a sensitive setting for gentle cleaning.
What we love about this set is it comes with four different brush heads, all able to get through the toughest of grime (even pesky corn kernels!).
Charge it for four hours and it will last for thirty days. No need to remember when it’s time to change heads: the brush heads will fade in color when it’s time to get a new one.
Experts have noted this brush removes up to seven times more plaque than your average toothbrush. A lengthy battery will last fourteen days without recharging, while a two-minute timer keeps track of your brushing time.
Calling all couples: this set is made for the duo, with a his and hers set of two electric toothbrushes and matching travel cases. An impressive five different cleaning modes (including polish and whiten) and two different interdental brush heads that provide a deep clean.
Oral-B’s electric toothbrush cuts through and removes plaque with a pressure sensor: if you’re brushing too hard, it will pause pulsation movement. There’s also a handy timer on the handle to ensure you brush for a full two minutes. Each package comes with three extra replacement heads.
This is a great entryway electric toothbrush. It’s budget-friendly, plus a built-in timer, five different brushing modes, and a lengthy thirty-day charge makes hygiene a breeze. The model is waterproof, so rinse it in water to clean or use it in the shower.
This one is a real winner in the looks department. The rose quartz-colored brush has a minimalistic charging pad and sleek body, plus an A.I. tracker that notifies you when you have tackled all the zones of your mouth. A guide light system flashes red when you are brushing too hard.
Colgate’s new line of electric toothbrushes highlights smart technology. The toothbrush hooks up to your phone via BlueTooth. On the app, find a map of your mouth—the smart toothbrush will show places you need to target with extra brushing. Choose from three different powerful vibration levels to suit your teeth. When you need a new head, the app reminds you to order a replacement.