The best electric toothbrushes you can buy
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If you want clean teeth and healthy gums without breaking your budget, you can't go wrong with the highly effective Oral-B Pro 1000 electric toothbrush.
You've probably heard the saying, "You only need to brush and floss the teeth you want to keep." While the words are undeniably tongue-in-cheek, there's considerable truth to them. Proper oral care, which includes twice-daily brushing and once-daily flossing, is critical if you want to hang onto your choppers well into old age.
Do you really need an electric toothbrush?Most dentists agree that a properly wielded manual toothbrush can do nearly as good a job as an electric toothbrush. The problem, however, comes with the "properly wielded" part. Most people fail to brush the full recommended two minutes, don't carefully work the brush around the entire set of teeth and the gum line, and don't brush gently and yet with speed. By contrast, a good electric toothbrush:
- Oscillates or strokes thousands - even tens of thousands - of times per minute, as compared to the typical 300 strokes per minute when brushing manually
- Removes more plaque than a manual toothbrush
- Has a signal or timer of some type to motivate longer brushing
- Is easier for people with arthritis or other hand weaknesses to use
- Is likelier to reduce gum disease than a manual toothbrush
We want you to keep your teeth healthy and strong for a lifetime. That's why we've done the research to bring you five electric toothbrushes that we feel are the best choices for the most people. We visited the top consumer websites, listened to actual product owners, and considered advice from dentists and dental hygienists when making our decisions. So go ahead and break out your favorite toothpaste. Healthy, clean white teeth are on their way.
Here are our top picks for the best electric toothbrushes:
- Best electric toothbrush overall: Oral-B Pro 1000
- Best flosser kit: Waterpik Complete Care Water Flosser and Sonic Toothbrush
- Best electric toothbrush for kids: Philips Sonicare for Kids
- Best high-end electric toothbrush: Oral-B Pro 7500 Electric Toothbrush
- Best electric toothbrush for gums: Philips Sonicare 2 Series Plaque Control
- Best electric toothbrush for $60 or $75: Goby Electric Toothbrush
- Best electric toothbrush for $30: Fairywill Sonic Electric Toothbrush
Updated on 12/17/2018 by Malarie Gokey: Updated the formatting and prices.
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