Electric toothbrushes make brushing your teeth more fun. The American Dental Association recommends you brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time, so you might as well try to make the most of it. The basic features of an electric toothbrush are pretty standard, but they vary in style, battery life, and functions. Here are a few of the ones we recommend.
Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush
The pressure sensor will let you know when you’re brushing too hard. Amazon
The Philips Sonicare Rechargeable toothbrush has a few unique features. In addition to a timer, a common feature amongst electric brushes, this one will let you know when you’re brushing too hard—an important reminder for anyone with sensitive gums or who tends to be too firm. It has a two-week battery life and will also remind you when it’s time to replace your brush head.
Oral-B White Pro 1000 Power Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush
A family-friendly option. Amazon
This toothbrush has a smaller brush head than the others, a unique feature that helps with a more detailed cleaning. The head comes off easily, so if you purchase multiple, you can share the device within the family. Unlike the others, brush head slightly rotates instead of vibrating forward and back. The battery life is one week.
Fairywill Electric Toothbrush
The 8 brush heads will last you 2 years. Amazon
The Fairywill Electric Toothbrush is the most affordable option on this list. It’ll last 30 days before you need to recharge it, so this is ideal if you travel on short trips frequently. It also comes with a travel case, eight different brush heads, and five different brushing modes, including a more sensitive mode for your gums.
Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart 9500 Toothbrush
Comes in white, black, pink, or grey. Amazon
Philips Sonicare comes with a charging travel case and has five cleaning modes: a standard “2-minute clean” mode, a natural whitening mode, a gum care mode, a tongue care mode, and a deep-clean mode. There are four smart brush head types. The toothbrush will also tell you when to replace the brush head.