Many of us grew up using a standard manual toothbrush, relying on our own power to scrub our teeth clean and most of us are happy with that. The thing is though that electronic toothbrushes have been around for a long while now and in recent years they have reached a real peak. These days electric toothbrushes are often better for your teeth than most manual brushes and some can actually teach you how to better care for your mouth.
1. Smilex Original Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush
This toothbrush is really on the cutting edge of oral health offering sonic cleaning that not only kills bacteria but also polishes your teeth. Producing 96 million ultrasonic waves a minute it kills bacteria throughout the mouth even in areas normal bristles can’t reach. A built in timer tells you when to move onto another part of your mouth and a two-week battery life makes this a handy hygiene tool.
2. Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Rechargeable Sonic Toothbrush
Considered one of the best electric brushes on the market, this offering from Philips has a serious pedigree. Capable of 500 brush strokes a second it has several brushing settings and boasts it can clean teeth seven times better than a normal brush. It is also one of the most portable brushes on the market featuring a travel-friendly charging case.
The Quip, a simple name for a simple but efficient design. This toothbrush is designed to make you brush your teeth more efficiently using built-in timers to make you keep brushing for the suggested two minutes. Other shorter timers tell you to move on to another part of your mouth after 30 seconds brushing. In order to keep your brush in top condition every three months you are sent a new brush head (costs $5) to make sure you are using an efficient tool.
4. Oral B ProfessionalCare 1000
This brush is inspired by the brushes that dentists themselves use while cleaning your teeth. It is also a cleverly designed piece which not only times your brushing but also senses if you are scrubbing too hard. The battery life on this brush is two weeks so if you go on vacation you don’t even need to take the charger with you.
5. Waterpik Sensonic Professional Plus SR-3000
Marketed as a rival to the Philips Sonicare this is a slightly cheaper alternative which really matches up. This is a good solid brush, which is touted as having a 25% faster bristle speed and a good range of changeable heads. This model also boasts brushing timers to make your dental hygiene efforts more efficient.