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Buying electric toothbrushes can be confusing, especially if you’ve never used one before. There is so many different handsets, brushes and features on the market. It can be really difficult to find the best electric toothbrush that perfectly matches your needs.
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The Best Electric ToothBrushes On The Market In 2018
2018 is here and with all the New Year’s resolutions flying round in people’s minds like “I must lose weight” or “I must exercise more” a lot of people seem to forget about their teeth and personal hygiene. What about a resolution to achieve a healthier mouth and have great looking, clean teeth?
Well we have already put a lot of work into finding the best electric toothbrushes for 2016, totally 120 hours of research, testing out pretty much every model on the market, and condensing our findings down to just 10 of the best toothbrushes we have used in our trials at the bathroom sink.
It’s no surprise really that electric toothbrushes improve oral health massively. Simply using a manual brush twice a day, just doesn’t cut it when it comes to using an electric toothbrush to really deep clean your teeth and gums. There’s been clinical studies done every year since the inception of electric toothbrushes that have proven beyond doubt that using an electric toothbrush is not only beneficial to your oral health, but can cut the risk of heart disease due to the reduction of plaque and gum disease.
In our top rated best toothbrushes list of 2016, we have aim to provide you with what we feel are the best performers when it comes to cleaning your teeth and gums. Each of these brushes do have their good and bad points, but overall they have come out on top on a number of different criterias.
Here it is…The Best Electric ToothBrushes Of 2018 List Of Greatness
I’m a hardcore Braun fan. I’ve been using Braun Oral B electric toothbrushes for the past 5 years, so I make no secret about that. So when I was asked to road test the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean last year, I was a little sceptical to say the least (this was before I started this site). When you use a product religiously everyday and almost become a loyal brand advocate, you’re not sure what to expect when you have to switch brands that might have a different feel to the brush or an unusual cleaning style. But much to my surprise, the Diamond Clean enlightened me very quickly to why Philips have also made themselves a prominent and well respected name in the world of the electric toothbrushes.
This model is probably the ultimate sonic toothbrush on the market. Trusted by millions of users all across the world, than Sonicare DiamondClean is not only a great looking piece of engineering which comes in 3 different attractive designs – white, black, and pink, but will also give you a superior clean to most top end electric toothbrushes.
I have placed it near the very top of my 2016 Best Toothbrushes list purely down to the fact that the performance of the brush is unlike anything else on the market. With ultrasonic technology, the Sonicare DiamondClean comes with 5 different pre-set cleaning modes which makes the brush highly personalized to the user. Read our in-depth review here.
I liken this brush to a VW Golf. Value for money, reliable, not overly expensive and will last you for years without any hassles. The Oral-B Professional Care 2000 is a brush that should be a no brainer to a person looking for their first electric toothbrush. It’s mid-range with a name that excels in personal care products and value for money is quite frankly immense.
This is a real no nonsense brush with 2 cleaning modes “everyday & sensitive”. You get the same robust, well-made handset that you do with all the models in the range. The real difference between the 2000 series and those further down the range are in the cleaning modes, as just mentioned, and the standard Precision Clean brush head and Floss Action brush head, which isn’t available with the 1000 series. The Floss Action head in my opinion works like magic between the teeth, it certainly gives deeper penetration than the standard Precision Clean head, but would hardly be worth the greater price tag on its own.
Read full review here.
With the Pro 7000 Smart Series, Braun is truly living up to their role as an innovator. There are gadgets and then there are uber gadgets; toothbrushes and then exceptional mouth care products. In both cases, the 7000 Smart Series falls under the latter category.
With the Oral B Pro 7000 you get a large range of features and functions at your disposal. Some would argue that there’s too much going on here for just a toothbrush. As the name suggests, Braun have introduced Bluetooth to further enhance the feature rich device. Bluetooth element allows you to track the results of your brushing daily, weekly and monthly. It also allows you to customise your brushing.
The Six Modes Of Cleaning
The Oral-B Pro 7000 comes with a wireless guide (which we will get to later) and 6 cleaning modes. The ‘Daily Clean’ mode is the standard mode found on all models in the series, utilising the 3D oscillating, rotating and pulsating cleaning technology that stands Braun out from the crowd. With the addition of the Triple Pressure Sensor, you get a more accurate response to when you are applying over the recommended level of pressure when brushing. Too much pressure can wear your brush head out quicker and be counter productive to cleaning.
The ‘Sensitive’ mode provides a gentler clean, with less rotations and pulses per minute to prevent irritation for those with sensitivity issues. I found this was good at first when getting used to the brush, particularly around the gums. Speaking of gums, there is a ‘Gum Care’ mode that is designed to effectively stimulate and massage gums; a ‘Whitening’ mode for polishing and removing surface stains; a ‘Deep Clean’ mode that extends the 2 minute clean to 3 minutes – alerting you every 45 seconds rather than 30 seconds for each quadrant; finally there is the ‘Tongue Cleaning’ mode that speaks for itself.BUY ON AMAZON
This electric water flosser is completely new to me. I’ve used flossers before, but this one is in another league. I only tested this out before Christmas and I was pretty impressed with it. So much so that it’s going in my best of 2016 list! The great thing about this water flosser kit is that it makes flossing a joy, purely because your teeth feel great afterwards. I don’t know about you, but I’m constantly being reminded by my hygienist to floss everyday. It’s difficult to find time some days, especially when you have 3 kids like I do. Most people think that brushing your teeth twice a day is enough and neglect the parts of the mouth that you can’t see that well. But with the Waterpik, it’s a breeze!
With Philips, Braun and Panasonic dominating the electric toothbrush market, Waterpik is certainly the major player in the electric flossing arena. Worth taking a look at as it’s much cheaper than the most expensive electric toothbrush and is so much easier to floss with than traditional flossing tape.
The Water Aquarius is really easy to use and it’s effectiveness of removing plaque and food in between your teeth is legendary!
This particular Oral-B model is ideal for people who don’t need all the bells and whistles that other electric brushes offer. It’s affordable, yet able to mix it with the more advanced toothbrushes on the market. The Oral-B 1000 is a solid performer and makes it damn easy to take good care of your pearly whites. Ok, you can get more features on other models if you pay a bit more, but for me, the Oral B 1000 has all you need. Also it’s built to last. I’ve dropped mine a dozen times and it still works as good today as when I bought it 2 years ago.
The battery is brilliant. I get a good 6 days of use before I have to charge it up again. This level of charge is up there with the $100 + toothbrushes on the market.
Pound for pound, the Oral-B is one of the best on the market and a favourite for 2016.
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As a electric toothbrush brand, Panasonic isn’t what you call one of the “Major Players” when you compare the likes of Philips and Braun. But this toothbrush I think will go a long way to change that way of thinking among consumers. I have to be honest, The Panasonic Sonic Vibration EW-DL92 Ionic Rechargeable brush is marking its presence in the market with a real buzz.
The thing that impressed me the most during my 5 days of cleaning with the Panasonic EW-DL92 was the patented and clever Ionic Technology on the brush. It’s basically an element of the brush head which utilises an electrode section that generates ions in the oral cavity which provides a different approach to handle plaque and stains. It sounds clever and from a consumer standpoint, feels like it works. My teeth are smooth, just like that feeling when you come out of the dentist.
With the Ionic clean you do get a funny sensation, when you first use it, which is like a intense tingle, but after a while it feels quite gentle and rewarding, as your teeth really does feel clean.
The battery is simply awesome. I charged it up at the beginning of the week and it’s still on full charge 5 days later.
Overall the Sonic Vibration EW-DL92 is not cheap, especially up against the lower models of Oral-B, but it is a remarkable brush that cleans your teeth as well as a hygienist would clean then, the battery life is super impressive and the mix of Ionic and Sonic cleaning make this brush innovative, robust and gives it the makings of a best selling toothbrush.
Why electric toothbrushes are just so much better than manually brushing your teeth?
If you need convincing about changing from manual brushing to electric toothbrush brushing, then I read on. In this section I have outlined the pros and cons of each as well as noting the benefits of electric toothbrushes.
Pros of Manual Toothbrushes
With proper teeth cleaning techniques such as circular motions at the base of your teeth and top of your gums, you can certainly keep your teeth very clean with a manual toothbrush. Hey, we’ve been using these bad boys for over 100 years! It can be hard work keeping this up for 2 to 3 minutes, twice a day, but you’ll soon get into a good toothbrushing habit.
The choice of manual toothbrushes are vast. There’s many different styles, heads, bristles, colors and shapes to choose from. There’s soft for people who have sensitive gums, smaller heads for people with smaller mouths and medium bristles for those who need a bit more of a vigourous clean.
Manual toothbrushes are easy to travel with. Just carry it in a case to keep it nice and clean, as you don’t want to be brushing your teeth with a dirty brush!
You don’t need batteries or charging requirements. Just load up with toothpaste and start brushing!
Cheap and cheerful. Manual toothbrushes cost around $3 which is nothing really! Just remember to change your brush every 3 months, as you can cause infections in your mouth if you use the same brush for longer than recommended.
Better tongue cleaning capability
Good tongue cleaning: Electric toothbrushes aren’t as good a manual toothbrushes when it comes to cleaning your tongue. With manual brushes you can really give your tongue, and inside of cheeks a good scrub.
Cons of Manual Toothbrushes
Manual Toothbrushing can be a laborious task. It’s hard work, especially if you’ve had a bad night’s sleep or you are extremely tired at night. Your concentration on the job in hand can be affected which results in your teeth not getting the proper clean it needs.
Manual toothbrushing is a guessing game when it comes to the time you spend brushing. You’re not going to get your phone and set a timer for 2 minutes are you?
Some people can have a problem using a manual brush properly.
People who have arthritis in the hands, arms or shoulders, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other conditions that may cause problems with movement may have difficulty comfortably holding a manual toothbrush, especially for 2 minutes twice a day.
The Pros of Using an Electric Toothbrush
Electric toothbrushes are insanely easy to use. With a powered toothbrush, all the user needs to do is turn it on, put it in their mouth and place the toothbrush at a 45° angle. The rest is down to the toothbrush! It will do all the work for you. Easy!
Much better results. It’s proven through a number of studies over the years that using an electric toothbrush to clean your teeth twice a day, everyday with do a much better job than manual brushing. Not only that but it means you do less of the work. It get’s rid of plaque better than manual brushing and prevents gingivitis and gum disease.
Great for cleaning your kids’ teeth.
Electric toothbrushes for kids is brilliant. Not only is it really easy to get them to clean their teeth in the first place, but it cleans them better than manual. More fun, less work and the timer on the brush will let them know when the fun is over.
No more guessing when to stop
The latest electric toothbrushes all have built in timer that will either stop the toothbrush once two minutes are up or it will vibrate, light up or make a noise.
Cons Of Electric Toothbrushes
You have to keep your electric toothbrush charged up otherwise it’s useless to you. If it’s battery powered, you need to keep buying replacement batteries.
It’s no surprise to find out that electric toothbrushes cost significantly more than a manual toothbrush. But think of it this way. You will spend less money at the dentist due to brushing your teeth properly.
Not as easy to travel with. Depending of the type of electric toothbrush you have, traveling with them can be a small hassle as they are a lot bulkier than manual brushes and they need a lot more kit with them such as a charger, a travel bag etc.
Not as robust. Just like any electronic item, the force of gravity can be lethal. Dropping your toothbrush can result in it being broken for good. You have to be more careful whenever using an electric toothbrush.
Some more benefits of owning and using an electric toothbrush
Keeping plaque at bay and gum disease at a distance:
When you think of dental diseases and plaque problems you generally think of the mouth. This is wrong, because bad oral health can spread to other parts of your body. So keeping your teeth, gums and mouth clean can prevent other future health issues. Bad oral health can also cause huge problems financially because visiting a dental office certainly isn’t cheap. expect to pay over $1000 for root canal treatment when your teeth go bad!
By using an electric toothbrush twice a day for two minutes a time, will go great steps towards having great looking teeth and a healthy mouth.
Efficiency of brushing: Electric toothbrushes are designed to reduce human error when brushing, as much as they can. Although manual toothbrushes can be just as efficient as electric toothbrushes, studies have come to light that more than 65% of people who use manual brushes just don’t use them correctly. They either aren’t brushing their pearly whites with the correct technique, which could mean that they are missing a few areas of their mouth, which could become an issue down the line. With such a large number not brushing properly, there is a big chance that you are one of them.
Safety with your brushing:
With electric toothbrushes it’s difficult to be too aggressive with the brushing, as the programs are set to certain speeds. This will prevent any over brushing which is the prime cause of damage to gums and enamel.
Variety of brushing modes to suit all:
With different brushing modes come a higher level of control of what your mouth, teeth and gums need from a daily clean. The selection of the very best electric toothbrushes on the market have a variety of cleaning modes that range from improving the whiteness of your teeth to adapting the cleaning to cater for people with sensitive teeth. Other modes are great for everyday use and gentle enough to not damage teeth or gums through vigorous brushing. With electric toothbrushes, it’s easy to adapt the brush to your own personal teeth cleaning needs with simply just on touch of a button.
Electric Toothbrushes for Kids.
It’s a popular misconception that electric toothbrushes aren’t good for kids to use because of their delicate gums and teeth. This is totally wrong.
“Can our kids use them?” I hear people say online and offline. The short answer is HELL YES!. Get them using them at aged 4 if you can.
It will benefit them so much and help teach them good habits from a young age when it comes to brushing their teeth. Most electric toothbrushes for kids are designed especially for their little mouths, so there’s no worry about it being too powerful for them.
Note: Electric toothbrushes aren’t ideal for kids under 4.
Bottom line is that kids hate having their teeth brushes with manual brushes. There is not fun in it. So the main advantage of electric brushes is that kids love to use them as they are fun, and they help play a massive part in them overcoming their fears of the dentists. The noise of the brush will get them used to the sounds that they might hear when they do go and visit the dentist some point.
You don’t need to buy the most expensive brush to have great, clean looking teeth. There are some great cheap electric toothbrushes on the market that will do just as good a job as the high end ones. Although electric toothbrushes are expensive compared to manual brushes, you do tend to spend less at the dentist if your teeth are maintained well, and the best chance of this is with an electric toothbrush.
Price is probably the one and only aspect of the electric toothbrushes downsides when compared to manual toothbrushes, but it’s certainly something that shouldn’t put you off owning one.