How to Choose an Electric Toothbrush
Not all electric toothbrushes are created equal, and the one you choose really comes down to your personal preferences and comfort levels. When choosing between different models, understanding the different kinds of replacement brush heads and their technology may help inform your decision.
You may also be able to choose a number of specialized brush heads, depending on your specific oral health needs. There are a wide range of brush heads to help personalize your brushing experience, each delivering a different type of benefit:
- CrossAction, Oral-B’s most advanced brush head, to remove up to more plaque* with its perfectly angled bristles
- 3D White to polish for whiter teeth starting from day 1. It whitens by removing surface stains thanks to its polishing cup
- Sensitive Clean for a gentle superior clean* thanks to its extra soft bristles for people with sensitive gums
- FlossAction provides a superior interdental clean* with its advanced MicroPulse bristles
*vs a regular manual toothbrush
A Variety of Useful Features
Besides all the various types of electric toothbrushes, you’ll also find many handy features in different models. One common feature is a brushing timer to help you know how long you should brush each area of your mouth
Another convenient feature, especially if you have sensitive gums, is a pressure sensor. Placing too much pressure on your teeth doesn’t help to remove any more plaque, and can actually be more harmful to your teeth and irritate your gums. These sensors let you know if you’re using too much force and will use a light, buzzer or beeper for indication. Oral-B’s best models will automatically slow down the rotating speed if you are brushing too hard to help protect your gums.
Finally, the new Oral-B Genius Electric Toothbrush offers a revolutionary benefit: it has a position detection technology that enables you to see which area of the mouth you have brushed and which you have not, so that you never miss a zone.
A Smart Electric Toothbrush with Bluetooth® Connectivity
On top of the many standard features you’ll find, the newest Oral-B models have added smart features via Bluetooth connectivity. The first of its kind, the electric brush connects with your smartphone via the Oral-B app to give you real-time feedback on your brushing habits and improve your brushing experience.
How to choose an electric toothbrush really comes down to one factor: likability. The best toothbrush for you is the one you’re most likely to use. If you like your toothbrush, you’re more likely to brush for the full, recommended time of two minutes and clean all the tooth surfaces as dental professionals recommend. Although price is always a consideration, your oral health depends on it. Factor in your overall oral health, lifestyle and budget and if you’re still not sure, consult your dental professional for recommendations.