Toothbrushes are one of the most important tools in your bathroom. What other item is such a vital instrument in maintaining not only your oral health but also your smile? In today’s rushed lifestyle electronic toothbrushes have gained popularity for their ease of use, and the great results they deliver by keeping plague at bay. Our Electric Toothbrush Reviews cover all the best models in depth, along with a brief summary for the readers who don’t want to spend a lot of time reading analysis. Our reviews cover the important details of electric toothbrushes, such as battery life, recharging capabilities, ease of use and most importantly the price. As manufacturers release new models or upgrade their current Electric Toothbrushes, we update our guide so it always reflects the latest models. For our readers who want to get straight to action, and work out which electric toothbrush to buy, use our ‘best’ index below to quickly work out the leading toothbrush model for each price, and our selection as the best electric toothbrush in 2015. We are always looking to improve at New Dental Health. If you have any comments or suggestions use the post comment area at the bottom of the page, or our site contact form here.
- Advantages of Using an Electric Toothbrush
- Best Electronic Toothbrush in 2015
- Ultrasonic Toothbrush Reviews
- How to Brush Your Teeth Properly if you Wear Braces
- Electric Toothbrushes Types
- Care and Maintenance
Advantages of Using an Electric Toothbrush
Owners of Electric Toothbrushes prefer these 5 major advantages:
- Faster Brushing – Compared to manual brushing, electric toothbrushes only require a fraction of the physical energy because of their rotating head design. I can still remember the exhaustion after brushing as a child, my arms felt like they were going to fall off! Electronic models clean your teeth much more efficiently with less effort.
- Brushing Difficult to Reach Teeth & Gums – Compared to manual brushing, electric toothbrushes are designed to reach your back teeth which are harder to access. This is one of the top reasons why dentists recommend buying electric over manual toothbrushes. Most plaque forms on the rear teeth so they are better at keeping dental plaque away and preventing gum disease and fillings.
- Easy to Use – More than 50% of people who brush their teeth have a poor technique. That’s why most electric toothbrushes have built-in timers which advise you exactly how long and how firm you should brush your teeth. These extras are great for teaching kids as well!
- Personalized experience – Electronic powered devices offer several brushing modes, so anyone can find the mode that suits their preference. Brushing modes such as Sensitive, Whitening, Daily care and Massage are the most common.
- Safety – They don’t require firm brushing, so there’ almost no risk of causing your gums to recede. With most high-end devices also including a head pressure sensor that reminds you when you brush your teeth too aggressively.
Best Electronic Toothbrush in 2015
Oral-B Electric Toothbrush Review – Deep Sweep 1000
So what’s the best electronic toothbrush in 2015? From the hundreds of toothbrush models on the market we’ve picked the Oral-B Deep Sweep 1000. This may surprise you seeing it only costs around $40, but if you’re looking for a solid brush without the bells and whistles – look no further. I previously owned a top-of-the-line Oral B Professional 5000 toothbrush, so I was surprised how closely this cheaper version performs. Overall, I’d say it comes very close and is a worthy option if you don’t want to spend a fortune on your toothrbush.
- Provides a clean mouth feel. Your teeth will feel much cleaner using this compared to a manual toothbrush
- You can mix and match Oral-B brush heads. While this model comes with the “deep sweep” brush head, you can also use any of the other brush heads such as floss action, sensitive gums
- Nice and slim form factor (it is thinner than the 5000 model)
- Oral B 1000 version doesn’t brush as quickly as the higher-end models. Performs 20,000 pulsations per min, while the more expensive models perform 40,000 pulsations per min. So theoretically the quality of cleaning is not as great, although most owners wouldn’t notice the difference.
- There is no external timer, so you cannot see exactly how long you brushed for. I don’t consider this a major deal though, because the brush vibrates every 30 seconds (so you know it’s time to switch positions).
- Doesn’t include a travel case. Inconvenient if you spend a lot of time travelling for pleasure or work
- No “sensitive” brushing setting. Owners with sensitive gums this could be an issue
Ultrasonic Toothbrush Reviews
Philips Sonicare HX9332/05 DiamondClean Review
Our selection as the best sonic toothbrush is the Philips Sonicare HX9332/05 DiamondClean toothbrush. While its not cheap at approximately $190, any owner will tell you it’s amazing when brushing your teeth. Designed with 5 different power modes, USB charging to make travel brushing a breeze, 3 week battery life and patented diamond brush brilliant for cleaning plaque in between your teeth.
- The ceramic-like power handle, which I thought might get slippery during usage when wet, actually maintains a nice grip to it.
- No vent holes in the travel case, made worse by its form-fitting plastic interior. So if you pack the brush head while damp, which often happens when traveling, it stays damp, in a dark, tightly enclosed space, the perfect conditions for promoting bacteria and mould.
How to Brush Your Teeth Properly if you Wear Braces
Electric Toothbrushes Types
Although there are many different brands with different features and designs available on the market, we can classify electric toothbrushes into two main categories:
- Rotating-oscillating – Their head spins in circular, clock like motion and does almost all the work. Technique used for brushing is moving the brush head slowly from one tooth to another while the rotating motion efficiently removes plaque from the teeth.
- Sonic – Sonic toothbrushes require a side-to-side cleaning motion to remove plaque effectively. Latest developments in these models are ultrasonic toothbrushes. Ultrasonic brushes vibrate at much faster frequencies and have been proven to remove plaque more efficiently.
Care and Maintenance
As a general rule your toothbrush will require it’s brush head replaced every 3 months. Recently a number of third-party manufacturers have hit the market who make 3rd party heads for Oral-B toothbrushes that tend to be lower in price. Just be careful to research imitation heads before purchasing because many buyers have reported these aftermarket brushes sometimes don’t fit or wear quicker than branded products. Pay close attention when shopping for brush heads if they’re ‘Oral-B’ or ‘Oral-B compatible’. Oral-B compatible are the imitation types.
If you’re looking to upgrade your current model or simply grown tired of using a manual toothbrush, we hope our guide has helped you narrow your choice. The affordable toothbrushes make it easy to take great care of your teeth and avoid expensive tooth complications later on in life. You can pay more for additional features, but remember according to dentists an entry-level brush will clean your teeth just as well as any of the many more expensive brushes.