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What Electric Toothbrush Should I Buy?

Good brushing habits are crucial to defending against tooth decay, maintaining gum line and keeping your mouth healthy. Selecting the right toothbrush is essential and can be difficult to select. Both manual and electric toothbrushes are effective in removing plaque and cleaning teeth, according to the American Dental Association.

There are additional benefits to using an electric toothbrush. For example, an electric toothbrush can help better clean hard-to-reach areas, helping combat gum disease, gum recession, cavities, gingival inflammation as well as other oral health concerns that can be avoided with proper brushing.

Both manual toothbrushes and all electric toothbrushes differ so some are better at getting those hard-to-reach places and others are specifically designed for specific types of dental issues.

Below are some of the best electric toothbrushes on the market and at each have different price points and technologies. To help you with your decision, we are providing you with some information you should know before buying an electric toothbrush.

Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush

Sonicare brand toothbrushes provide a “dentist cleaning” feeling after every brushing. These brushes utilize sonic vibrations similar to those produced by the cavitron hygienist use during a dental cleaning.

They provide options to time a 2-3 minute brushing. Sonicare is effectiveness at removing plaque and improving gum health and offers a brush head subscription service for convenience. 

Philips Sonicare 9900 Prestige Electric Toothbrush
Sonicare 9900 Prestige with SenseIQ technology is Phillip’s “Best in Class” most advanced electric toothbrush. Philips enhanced their proven sonic technology with their AI-powered Philips Sonicare app to work in harmony with the Sonicare 9900 Prestige toothbrush. Your brushing data always stays synced, so personalized guidance from intelligent features is always at hand. Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart 9700 Electric Toothbrush
DiamondClean toothbrush is the best high-end electric brush. The sensors and app helps perfect your brushing technique, and get a complete clean.

The premium brush heads give you exceptional oral health results when coupled with the 5 modes and 3 intensities that let you focus on each aspect of your oral health. Best of all the Sonicare’s Premium brush heads automatically select optimal mode and intensity. Best of all it comes with a stylish charging glass and deluxe travel case for charging on the go.

Oral B Electric Toothbrush

Oral B electric brushes are another excellent option. These brushes are slightly different because they use an oscillating motion to move in tiny circles rather than sonic vibrations. Oral B brushes have been shown in clinical studies to remove more plaque than a manual toothbrush and improve gum health. The Oral B heads are rounder than a traditional toothbrush head, making them easier to fit into hard to reach places. Oral B brushes are great options if you have a smaller mouth or find Sonicare vibrations too powerful.

Oral-B iO Series 9 Electric Toothbrush
The Oral-B iO Series 9 win the RedDot best product design. It combines powerful, but gentle micro-vibrations with Oral-B’s unique dentist-inspired round brush head design for a professional clean feeling every day. The Smart Pressure Sensor helps to keep you from brushing too hard to protect your gums and enamel. 3D Teeth Tracking and AI Recognition use an interactive color display to help guide you to your best clean for all areas of the mouth. A 2-minute quadrant timer comes built-in that pulsates every 30 seconds, ensuring a complete clean. The frictionless, smooth magnetic drive system transfers energy to the bristle tips for a clean that wows. Replace your Oral-B iO Series Replacement Brush Heads every 3 months for best results. Oral-B Smart 7000 Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush
The Oral-B SmartSeries Black 7000 with Bluetooth technology is the world’s first electric toothbrush of its kind with Bluetooth connectivity. Bluetooth app pairs the brush with your smartphone to give you real-time feedback on your brushing habits. The professionally inspired design of the CrossAction brush head surrounds each tooth with bristles angled at 16 degrees, and 3D cleaning action oscillates, rotates, and pulsates to break up and remove up to 500% more plaque than a regular manual toothbrush. Rechargeable handle has 6 modes for every oral care need: Daily Clean, Gum Care, Sensitive, Whitening, Deep Clean, and Tongue Cleaning. The pressure sensor lights up if you brush too hard to prevent harmful over-brushing and there are 6 modes and a timer to help you brush for a dentist-recommended 2 minutes. Oral-B Pro 1000 Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush
The Oral-B Pro 1000 rechargeable toothbrush provides a clinically proven superior clean vs. a regular manual toothbrush. The professionally inspired design of the CrossAction brush head surrounds each tooth with bristles angled at 16 degrees, and 3D cleaning action oscillates, rotates, and pulsates to break up and remove up to 300% more plaque along the gumline than a regular manual toothbrush. The pressure sensor stops pulsations if you brush too hard to prevent harmful over-brushing and there is 1 mode, plus an in-handle timer to help you brush for a dentist-recommended 2 minutes.

When it comes to electric toothbrushes, we usually recommend both the Oral-B or Sonicare for their therapeutic benefits. No matter which electric toothbrush you buy, the most important thing is still you use it in the morning and at night for about 2 minutes to maximize effectiveness.

If you have questions for the Plano dentist or Melissa dentist about toothbrushes call or schedule your appointment today.