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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. Buying the right electric toothbrush is important to your oral health and can be difficult to select. According to the American Dental Association using electric brushes was proven to be more effective in removing plaque and cleaning teeth than manual toothbrushes.

Some benefits to using an electric toothbrush are, they can help better clean hard-to-reach areas, they help combat gum disease, helps with gum recession, helps reduce cavities, reduces gingival inflammation as well as other oral health concerns that can be avoided with proper brushing. Each toothbrush differs and some are better designed at getting those hard-to-reach places while others are specifically designed for specific types of dental issues.

Below are some of the best manufacturers in the market with descriptions of their technologies. To help you with your purchase, we are providing you with information to help you in your buying decision.

Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush

Sonicare brand toothbrushes 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 effective at removing plaque and improving gum health and also offers a convenient brush head subscription service.

Philips Sonicare 9900 Prestige 
Sonicare 9900 Prestige with SenseIQ technology is Phillip’s “Best in Class” most advanced 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 
DiamondClean toothbrush is the best high-end electric brush. The sensors and app helps perfect your brushing technique so you 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 and the first electric toothbrush brand to be accepted by the American Dental Association. 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 
The Oral-B iO Series 9 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 
The Oral-B SmartSeries Black 7000 with Bluetooth technology is the world’s first 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.

This 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. The 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 
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 toothbrushes, we usually recommend both the Oral-B or Sonicare for their therapeutic benefits. No matter which toothbrush you buy, the most important thing is using it in the morning and at night for about 2 minutes to maximize your oral health. If you have questions about which electric toothbrush call Haight Family Dentistry or schedule your dental appointment at our Plano dentist or Melissa dentist office today.