An electric toothbrush, often known as a powered toothbrush, is a battery-driven device that cleans your teeth by vibrating or spinning bristles. Electric toothbrushes are traditionally classed into three sorts, however the distinctions are becoming increasingly blurred as newer models integrate several capabilities. These are some toothbrushes to think about.
Best Overall: Oral-B Genius 9600 Electric Toothbrush
Why We Like It: The base works with any Oral-B electric toothbrush head, and replacement heads are inexpensive.
It’s Worth Noting: If you’re not interested in things like pressure sensors and brushing feedback, you’ll overpay for them.
Our tester appreciated the Oral-B Genius 9600 Electric Toothbrush for its ease of use and effectiveness in cleaning her whole mouth—including her tongue.
This high-tech toothbrush tracks your brushing patterns and provides real-time feedback using Bluetooth and facial recognition technology. This keeps you from brushing too vigorously or for less than the two minutes recommended by our tester.
It also includes a base, three brush heads, a fashionable travel case with a USB plug, and a suction base, which our tester appreciated because it kept the brush in place even on a flat surface. Furthermore, the hard-sided travel case can charge both the brush and your phone simultaneously. Color options include black, rose gold, orchid purple, sakura pink, and white, which are all quite attractive.
While the toothbrush is more expensive, our tester remarked that it is well-designed and made of high-quality materials. We believe the cost is reasonable if you intend to use all of the capabilities and extras (Bluetooth connectivity, six brushing modes, timers, pressure sensors, detailed feedback from the app, suction cup holder, and multi-use travel case).
Price at time of publication: $305 for Rose Gold
- Features: Built-in timers, position detection, facial recognition, app, Bluetooth connectivity
- Includes: 3 brush heads, travel case with USB port, charger, base
Best Budget: Phylian Sonic Electric Toothbrush
Why We Like It: The Phylian not only cleans your teeth properly, but it also comes with eight brush heads to save you money.
It’s Worth Noting: The vibration on this brush may be too harsh for people with sensitive teeth.
For the price, our testers found the Phylian Sonic Electric Toothbrush to be simple to use, highly All for a fraction of the price of similar Oral-B and Philips Sonicare alternatives. Our tester reported being able to effortlessly select between five brushing modes: sensitive, clean, white, shine, and massage. The toothbrush promises 60 days of brushing between charges when completely charged (a feature we’re presently trying to validate).
It also includes eight flexible brush heads that will last two years if replaced every three months. The built-in timer reminds you to switch sides every 30 seconds, which puts it on par with even the most costly brushes on our list.
We gave the Phylian toothbrush a 4 out of 5 in every category, but the overall quality stood out the most.
Price at time of publication: $24
- Features: Built-in timer
- Includes: 8 brush heads, USB charge cord
Best with Extra Brushheads: AquaSonic Vibe Series Ultra Whitening Toothbrush
Why We Like It: The eight brush heads and travel case are notable accessories.
It’s Worth Noting: The toothbrush requires charging before use.
You get the most bang for your buck with the AquaSonic Vibe Series Ultra Whitening Toothbrush. After brushing their teeth for two minutes, our tester observed that the toothbrush was successful at cleaning their teeth even after eating sticky treats that got trapped in the darkest corners of her teeth.
We rated this brush high scores for overall quality and value because it comes with more costly accessories from manufacturers like Oral-B and Philips Sonicare. The AquaSonic Vibe comes with eight brush heads, a beautiful travel bag (with two brush head storage), and a charging base and wire.
The AquaSonic Vibe received a 5 out of 5 for simplicity of use but a 3 for functionality from our tester. She appreciated how simple it was to switch from one brushing mode to another with the click of a button.
Price at time of publication: $50
- Features: Notification timer, wireless charging
- Includes: 8 brush heads, charging stand, travel case
Best Budget Sonicare: Philips Sonicare 4100 Electric Toothbrush
Why We Like It: It’s easy to use, cleans teeth thoroughly, and comes with a portable charging stand.
It’s Worth Noting: Since the bristles are stiffer, this toothbrush would be best suited for people with little to no teeth sensitivity.
The Philips 4100 toothbrush is the most economical in the Sonicare rechargeable range, yet it includes all of the capabilities you need to keep your teeth clean. According to one tester, the toothbrush cleans your teeth completely by pulsating and going side to side. The 4100’s high-quality feel and ease of use, owing to its ergonomic design, also impressed our tester.
The toothbrush earned a 4 or 5 in every category, including overall quality and value. One tester believed the pricing was extremely reasonable, especially given how portable the toothbrush was.
Price at time of publication: $48 for New 4100
- Features: Built-in timer with alerts every 30 seconds
- Includes: Charging stand, travel cap, 1 brush head
Best for Sensitive Teeth: Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 5100 Rechargeable Toothbrush
Why We Like It: The pressure sensor and strong vibration prevent over brushing and excessive pressure.
It’s Worth Noting: The three cleaning modes are a nice addition, but the settings can’t be changed while brushing.
If you have sensitive teeth, we recommend the Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean Toothbrush. This toothbrush is great for persons who have sensitive teeth due to the pressure sensor, which informs you when you apply too much brushing pressure. This function helps to safeguard your teeth and gums.
You may also personalize your brushing experience by choosing one of three modes: clean, white, or gum care. The pulsating movements will alter based on the option you choose. One thing to bear in mind is that you cannot change modes while brushing.
Our tester rated the brush 3 out of 5 stars for mobility. While the toothbrush does not come with a carrying case, purchasing one may be useful.
Price at time of publication: $90
- Features: Pressure sensor, timer
- Includes: Charger, 1 brush head
Best Smart Toothbrush: Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900 Electric Toothbrush
Why We Like It: The Prestige 9900 syncs to an app that allows you to track your brushing habits and change settings.
It’s Worth Noting: The luxurious feel is nice but it comes with a high price tag.
When it comes to smart technology, the Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900 stands in a league by itself. The toothbrush identifies your brushing pattern and notifies our tester whether she is cleaning her teeth too hard or scraping her teeth using sensors (the brush will pulse a light and vibrate once, quickly). The bristles are longer, helping you to access hard-to-reach regions, and it comes with a portable leather charging case for on-the-go use.
The brush received a 5 out of 5 from our tester since it was straightforward to use. It was not only simple to turn on and start brushing, but you can also alter the intensity levels with the click of a button or via the app. While using the toothbrush does not need the app, it does allow you to learn more about your brushing patterns, experiment with brush settings, and modify your brushing time.
In terms of overall quality, the Prestige 9900 has few competition. It comes with a sleek leather travel bag that can charge the toothbrush as well as a separate charging stand with its own connection. If color is essential to you, champagne, midnight, and pink are gorgeous. Moreover, in a particularly great design detail, the brush handle is seamless (which means no liquid or toothpaste mixed with saliva will get stuck in any crevices).
The expense is the most major downside. We were unhappy that this brush only came with one brush head (particularly considering two additional brush heads cost around $30 for the pair, which is clearly on the higher end of replacement head prices). If you want a luxury toothbrush and will utilize all of the extra functions, the price may be worth it (the majority of which are housed in the app).
Price at time of publication: $369
- Features: Scrubbing and pressure sensors, 3 brushing intensities, 5 cleaning modes with different timers and alerts, app connectivity
- Includes: Charging travel case, charging stand, two charge cords, 1 brush head.