The best electric toothbrushes to buy in 2023
Are your manual teeth brushing days behind you? We've got you covered with our list of the best electric toothbrushes in 2023.
The humble toothbrush has had quite the journey, and you're not alone if you struggle to keep up with the latest toothbrush tech. Electric toothbrushes offer an array of advanced technology including smart apps, pressure sensors and some even reward you with a smile when you've done a stellar job.
In our roundup of the best electric toothbrushes, you'll find varying brands, price-points and features, so you can find a model to suit your needs. We've also included a couple of child-friendly options too, so the whole household can get involved.
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Best electric toothbrushes for 2022
Oral-B iO9 electric toothbrush
If you're hesitant to spend more than £200 on a toothbrush - and we don't blame you - the number of high-tech features may sway you. The addition of 3D teeth tracking makes this electric toothbrush stand out from the other models in the iO Oral-B series. The AI technology monitors your brushing technique across different areas of your mouth, and the app lets you know how thorough a job you've done, so you'll not get away with a quick slapdash job before bed.
There are seven brushing modes to choose from, including intense clean, whitening and super sensitive, and there's even a tongue cleaning mode. The interactive colour display lets you change between modes, check on your charge and presents a smiley face when you've done particularly well.
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It has a magnetic charging base so you can lock your toothbrush into place, and it offers a speedy charging time of just three hours. There's also a swanky travel case so you can keep your toothbrush fuelled up when you're on the road.
Philips Sonicare 9900 Prestige
This Philips electric toothbrush syncs up with an app so you can follow your brushing in real-time, to ensure you're reaching every area. You can track your progress on the app, and receive personalised recommendations too.
There's a funky flashing light that appears on the base when you're brushing too hard, so you know to ease off the pressure. But if you ignore this friendly hint, and continue to apply too much pressure, the toothbrush automatically reduces the intensity of the brushing vibrations and adapts to your brushing style.
As toothbrushes go, it's a good-looking design with its sleek and stylish nature. It even comes with a suave travel case that looks more like a brief case or a clutch bag, so it looks good on the move too.
Ordo Sonic + electric toothbrush
If you're looking for something a little more understated, this electric toothbrush from Ordo could do the trick. There's no app involved, so it's a straightforward design, and it has an impressive battery life of over three weeks. There are four different brushing modes, including sensitive and whitening, and there are a range of speed settings too.
Promising 40,000 pulsations per minute, you should expect a deep and thorough clean.
Colgate Proclinical 250R electric toothbrush
This electric toothbrush is designed for those with sensitive gums. It features soft bristles to allow for gentle brushing. Its slim design is fairly similar to a manual toothbrush, and it's quiet too. So if it was their bulky nature, or your fear of a drill-like sound that prevented you from going electric, this could be one to consider. It's not too expensive either, so it could be one to try if you're looking to see what all of the fuss is about before splashing out.
Philips Sonicare for kids electric toothbrush
If you're fed up of stressful bedtime routines, this colourful, child-friendly electric toothbrush could be a useful tool. To make teeth brushing less of a dreaded chore, this Philips model for kids features an interactive app, and a chirpy purple cartoon character called Sparkly. It has a game-like feel, as children can win rewards, and the animations aim to keep kids engaged for a full two minutes to ensure kids are brushing their teeth for long enough. The app also shares teeth brushing tips to help little ones learn about dental health care.
You can select the appropriate brushing mode, depending on your child's age. If the cartoon character isn't enough to entice your kids, the set comes with customised stickers so children can personalise their toothbrush handle.
Oral-B teen electric rechargeable toothbrush
If your children are well beyond the sticker stage, here's an electric toothbrush for teenagers. The Oral-B teen electric toothbrush has an app that offers real-time brushing feedback, and a pressure control feature to prevent gum damage. It's also got a battery life of two weeks so it's a solid choice for teenagers who are often away on trips, or staying at friends' houses.
There's a two minute brushing timer, and it promises to whiten teeth by removing surface stains, so there are plenty of desirable features. The unique animal print design makes it a fun choice if you're looking for something a little different!
Oclean X Pro electric toothbrush
This electric toothbrush has a colour touch screen, so you can swipe away, and select your preferred brushing mode and program. It also presents a brushing score, and highlights any missed areas. There are heaps of brushing intensity levels to choose from so you can decide if you want a gentle level 1, or an intense level 32 clean!
The handy 2-in-1 charger and holder is a great addition. As well as functioning as a charger station, the neat device mounts to the wall or a mirror, and holds your brush when it's not in use. This allows for improved ventilation, so your toothbrush can dry out, which helps prevent mould from building up. It also helps create more surface space if you're tight for room.
Oral-B Pro 2 electric toothbrush
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Another more budget-friendly option, the Oral B Pro 2 is a solid choice if you're after a reliable and uncomplicated electric toothbrush that's not too heavy on the tech front. There's a handy light to alert you of aggressive brushing, and there's a two minute timer to ensure you're brushing your teeth for an appropriate time. It has a battery life of over two weeks, and it comes with an extra toothbrush head.
This set features a nice travel case, so it would even make a thoughtful, and very practical, gift.
Why invest in an electric toothbrush
Electric toothbrushes have become increasingly popular due to their numerous benefits over manual toothbrushes. Investing in an electric toothbrush can greatly improve your oral hygiene routine by providing more effective and efficient cleaning. The oscillating bristle movements of an electric toothbrush can remove plaque and bacteria more thoroughly, leading to better gum health and reduced risk of dental issues such as cavities and gum disease.
What to look for in an electric toothbrush
When choosing an electric toothbrush, there are several key features to consider that can enhance your brushing experience and maximize oral health benefits.
A pressure sensor is a crucial feature to look for in an electric toothbrush. It helps prevent over-brushing, which can lead to gum irritation and enamel erosion. A good electric toothbrush will have a pressure sensor that alerts you when you are applying too much force while brushing, guiding you to maintain a proper brushing technique and protecting your teeth and gums.
An essential feature of an electric toothbrush is a built-in timer. Dentists recommend brushing for a minimum of two minutes to ensure thorough cleaning of your teeth and gums. An electric toothbrush with a timer will alert you when the recommended brushing time is complete, helping you maintain consistent brushing duration and achieve optimal oral hygiene.
For tech-savvy individuals, connectivity features can add an extra layer of functionality and convenience. Some electric toothbrushes offer Bluetooth connectivity and companion apps that provide real-time feedback on your brushing technique, track your brushing habits, and offer personalized oral care guidance. These connected toothbrushes can motivate you to improve your brushing routine and provide valuable insights for better oral health.
Remember to consider other factors such as battery life, brush head compatibility, and ease of use when selecting an electric toothbrush. Additionally, consulting with your dentist can provide further guidance tailored to your specific oral health needs.
By investing in an electric toothbrush with features like a pressure sensor, timer, and connectivity, you can elevate your oral hygiene routine and achieve a healthier, brighter smile.
Rachel Howatson is a digital writer who works across Our Media’s home and craft brands. With a love of eclectic furniture and bold, statement decor, and an ability to scour out the best deals online, she’s got your interior and crafting needs covered.
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