From Sonic to Spinning: The 5 Best Electric Toothbrushes

The right toothbrush depends on your personal preference, but some models are better than the rest. Good dental health can decrease sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures and even reduce the risk of heart disease. We’re not saying these toothbrushes will add five years to your life, or anything. But they might make you happier with your pearly whites.

FOREO ISSA Hybrid Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush

While this toothbrush is pretty expensive, it’s also one of the best on the market. Unlike cheaper electric toothbrushes, this model doesn’t rely on circular brushing motions to clean plaque. Rather, this model uses sonic technology to break up the plaque, so it can be whisked away by the gentle silicone bristles. The bristles are designed not to scratch at your enamel, which can be a tooth-saver if you’re a rough brusher. Finally, this toothbrush is ultra-hygienic thanks to the quick-drying, non-porous silicone that resists bacteria build up. You can usually find this toothbrush for around $200.

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush

Philips Sonicare has been a big name in electric toothbrushes for a while, so it’s no surprise that this brand makes the list. DiamondClean is designed to clean your teeth of plaque, but also help whiten and improve your smile over time. Like the FOREO ISSA toothbrush, this model also uses sonic technology to help you get a cleaner smile. With this kit, you get the toothbrush, an extra head, a charging glass, a charger base, and USB cable with a wall plug. It tends to run a tiny bit cheaper than the FOREO.

Oral-B White Pro 1000 Power Rechargeable Toothbrush

Oral-B is another leader in dental health, and this small electric toothbrush is perfect for getting into little nooks and crannies that may be difficult to reach. The brush head is designed to remove more plaque with every stroke. It features a crisscross pattern that combines with an oscillating, rotating, and pulsating action. The bristles are small enough to help clean in between teeth, although this brush is no substitution for a good flossing. Finally, the Oral-B White Pro 1000 also has a pressure sensor that lets you know when you’re brushing a little too hard. You can usually find this one for around $50.

Oral-B Black 7000 with Smartguide

While the White Pro 1000 is more affordable, it has nothing on the Oral-B 7000. Tons of electric toothbrushes time your brushing, but this is one of the few that helps improve your technique. It tracks your movements, motivates you with helpful oral health tips, and sends out signals when you’re brushing too hard. Six modes help get your mouth, gums, and tongue so clean that you may actually look forward to brushing. The 7000 costs a bit more than the 1000, though, at around $130.

Philips Sonicare FlexCare

For versatility alone, the Philips Sonicare FlexCare is one of the best toothbrushes on the market. It comes with a standard brush that provides up to 31,000 brush strokes per minute. It also has a smart timer that lets you know when it’s time to move to a different quadrant of your mouth. While you can use the standard head attachment, you can also purchase a different Sonicare head to make your toothbrush truly customizable to your mouth. The Sonicare Flexcare lists at $149.99, but store discounts and coupon codes can usually take a chunk out of that.