Here’s an honest truth:
Once you’ve had an electric toothbrush, you can never go back to a manual – it’s just not the same!
An electric toothbrush get’s into every nook and cranny in your mouth and you naturally don’t need to apply very much pressure on it to get a full clean, which your teeth and gums will thank you for!
For toothbrushes, electric is the way to go. Oral b or Sonicare are great. I prefer oral b because the heads are smaller and its easier to maneuver around each tooth but it’s a preference thing. I strongly suggest electric to all of my patients.
There’s so many electric toothbrushes on the market that it can be a little daunting knowing which one is right for you, the purpose of this article is to help you find the perfect toothbrush for you at a price point that makes sense.
The electric toothbrush we thought was the absolute best is the Oral-B Pro 1000.
This toothbrush is high quality and will last you a very long time.
You get amazing general purpose teeth cleaning, a low price point and all the aspects of this toothbrush are on par with the high-end models available on the market.
Electric Toothbrush Price Points
Here’s the real deal when it comes to the different priced electric toothbrushes.
$150-200+: These toothbrushers are basically regular end models but with a few extra bells and whistles. If those bells and whistles are appealing to you and you can justify the price point, this is where I’d look.
$100-50: You will find the majority of brushes at this price point. You will get high quality cleaning and everything you really need in an electric toothbrush if you pick the right one.
$10-30: I would avoid these. You will not find a quality toothbrush here, often they will have quality issues, the mechanical parts will stop suddenly working, etc.
Oral-B vs. Sonicare
The two biggest and best brands when it comes to electric toothbrushes are Oral-B and Sonicare.
They’re on par when it comes to quality but they have small difference that should be taken into account before picking the toothbrush for you.
The case for Sonicare:
Sonicare has fewer spaces for water to get stuck in when it’s being stored away. This is good because sometimes water can get pooled into the head mechanics or charging dock and produce a not-pleasant odor.
Many people also mention that the Sonicare electric toothbrush was a lot more pleasant to brush with as it had less vibration and noise when in the mouth.
The Case for Oral-B:
Don’t get it twisted, Oral B is also a great toothbrush. I highly recommend Oral-B to people that are more “aggressive brushers” because most Oral-B models have a feature that slows down the oscillation if you begin to push too hard.
Oh and a big one is Oral-B (rotating oscillating models) are clinically proven to clean better.
The Best Electric Toothbrushes
Oral-B Pro 1000
Quite simply I believe for the average consumer the Oral-B Pro 1000 is more than enough to meet your needs.
It has all the perks you want when getting an electric toothbrush, none of the extra “bells and whistles” so the price point is pretty much perfect.
It’s high quality and I prefer Oral-B because of clinical studies that have shown the oscillating technology in Oral-B toothbrushes clean teeth the best out of any other brand.
Philips Sonicare 4100
Very similar price point to the Pro 1000 but it’s a Sonicare which means it is different in someways.
This model is known for being very powerful. If you’re looking for that deep clean your teeth needs and don’t mind some extra vibrations, I’d go with this model.
Oral-B Pro 5000
This version of the Oral-B is extremly popular because of it’s pressure sensor.
If you find that you’re sometimes brushing a bit too aggressively, I would opt for this model.
It has some more bells and whistles, but overall it’s just a very high quality electric toothbrush.