Electric toothbrushes that make great gifts

Make them smile.

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All smiles.Allef Vinicius via Unsplash

An electric toothbrush—at once practical and extravagant—makes a surprisingly good gift. Everyone needs to brush their teeth, so you might as well be the person to make that activity fun while undoubtedly improving oral hygiene. While classic toothbrushes work great, an electric toothbrush will often come with features to correct bad habits, like automatic timers, tongue scrapers, and extended brush heads for harder to reach places; a perfect present to unwrap after diving into a birthday cake or attacking the dessert table during the holidays.

hum by Colgate Smart Electric Toothbrush
There’s an app to help with that.Amazon

This toothbrush is not only electric, it’s smart (as in smart technology). It’s equipped with smart sensors that pair with the Hum app to track the frequency, duration, and coverage of your loved one’s brushing. The app will prompt users with customized helpful tips that, if implemented, will result in earning points that can be redeemed in the app’s store. The starter kit comes with an extra brush head (they should be replaced every three months), a charger, and a carrying case. The brush has three vibrations speeds, a two-minute timer, and comes in two colors: blue and teal.

Philips Sonicare Rechargeable Toothbrush
Tough on germs, gentle on gums.Amazon

This toothbrush works wonders for gum health by providing a gentle yet thorough clean. The brush has three modes: clean, white, and gum health that correspond with the two-minute smart timer and pacer. Gum health adds an extra minute of reduced power to gently massage gums while white is ideal for getting rid of stains. The base of the brush handle will remind users when to replace the brush heads which are each equipped with a pressure sensor to make sure users aren’t brushing too hard. The battery can last for up to 14 days and each toothbrush comes with a charger and carrying case.

Oral-B Pro 3000
An easy path to pearly whites.Amazon

The Oral-B Pro 3000 is a machine when it comes to brightening and whitening. The rounded, rotating brush head with angled fibers is specifically designed to effectively remove stains using any of the three cleaning levels: daily clean, gum care, and sensitive. It is equipped with a pressure sensor that helps protect gums and bluetooth technology that pairs with the Oral-B app; a helpful tool to track daily brushing routines, monitor time spent on each quadrant, encourage good flossing habits, and more.

Waterpik Electric Toothbrush and Water Flosser
Don’t skip steps.Amazon

It’s no secret that flossing can be a real pain, but we all know how integral it is for keeping things clean and healthy. This toothbrush does it all, combining the effectiveness of a Waterpik flosser and the power of a vibrating brush head. It comes with 10 different pressure settings, a reservoir capacity of over 60 seconds, and the ability to disconnect it from the water hose for travel use. The overall design is sleek and measures roughly 5 by 5 inches so it can fit neatly atop most bathroom sinks.