What is the best electric toothbrush?
Your toothbrush needs a facelift!
If you hear everywhere that the electric toothbrush is recommended by dentists, it’s not for nothing!
It is really more effective at keeping teeth and gums healthy.
Do you want to test? But are you lost between all the models? That’s good, here’s a guide and a complete comparison to know which is the best electric toothbrush!
The best models we tested in 2018
Top of the line
Oral-B Genius 9000N by Braun – The Best Rotary
The Oral-B Genius 9000N electric toothbrush inherits the best technology from previous models while developing new concepts for more efficient brushing.
With their oscillations, rotations, and pulsations, the brushes are able to eliminate more and more dental plaque.
While the device offers to connect to his smartphone to deliver valuable advice and recommendations.
Optimizing the brushing time, reviewing cleaned areas, respecting the gums, the dedicated application helps to brush your teeth better.
With an improved battery life (now up to 12 days) and a travel case that recharges both its toothbrush and smartphone, the device is placed in the category of modern connected objects that seek to improve our health.
Facing the classic toothbrush, we can not do more technological than the Oral-B Genius 9000N electric toothbrush.
With its different ways to take care of the mouth, its smartphone application and even its advanced position detection technology, it is clearly to be done to an ultra-modern device.
Moreover, even those who are not connected new technologies have something to enjoy it: in addition to the excellent cleaning of the teeth, it offers.
It is a toothbrush that knows how to adopt a more personalized use while remaining practical and easy to use.
Clearly intended for an audience that is able to give itself the means to take care of its health, it makes a course almost without fault. Once tried, she is quickly adopted!
Philips Sonicare DiamondClean HX9332 / 04 – The best sonic
The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean HX9332 / 04 electric toothbrush adopts sonic technology to remove plaque.
Its pulsations and vibrations, associated with the DiamondClean brush. Do much more than that since they also make it possible to eliminate the tasks on the teeth and to make them whiter.
With its 5 modes of use. It adapts perfectly, that one desires a normal brushing or that one needs to pay attention to its gums.
Elegant, it is equipped in addition to a glass of charge that allows integrating the decor of the bathroom while always having it at hand.
Finally, with a nice autonomy (up to 3 weeks) and a travel case/load. It puts all the assets on its side never to be abandoned in favor of a conventional toothbrush!
Our opinion :
The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean HX9332 / 04 is a high-end electric toothbrush that has the means to confirm this status.
Whether in terms of design, technical performance or even accessories that accompany it, everything is successful.
It is both sober and elegant, and after a few weeks of use, it keeps all its promises: the teeth are better cleaned and they are visibly whiter.
If it is not as connected as its direct competitor, the Oral-B Genius 9000, however, it is almost as smart and above all.
Its base price is lower. If she gets the top of our ranking of the best sonic electric toothbrushes. However, it is deliberately lowered its rating because of the planned obsolescence of which it seems to be a victim!
Good value for money
Philips Sonicare Series 3 Gum Health HX6631 / 01
The Philips Sonicare 3 Series Gum Health HX6631 / 01 electric toothbrush uses sonic technology to care for teeth and gums. In addition to removing up to 6x more dental plaque, the gum health brushing head is gentle on the gums and reduces the appearance of gingivitis and other bleeding and redness.
Equipped with the Easy Start function. The pulsations of the brush increase gradually during the first 14 bushings, enough to adapt in peace.
Moreover, 3 levels of intensity are also available to customize brushing.
Finally, with a battery life of up to 3 weeks, the battery is powerful and can take without fear his brush everywhere with him, whether traveling or traveling.
The Philips Sonicare 3 Series Gum Health HX6631 / 01 is a very good value electric toothbrush.
In addition to providing perfect cleaning of the teeth (sonic technology actually brings more softness and cleanliness), tens of thousands of pulsations per minute do not damage the gums.
On the contrary, even, since this brush is specially designed to be soft and take care of it!
If we appreciate the gradual intensity of pulsations over a week. We are especially seduced by the simplicity of the model and its very reasonable price.
It is, therefore, a well-designed electric toothbrush. Which adapts to people with specific needs as well as those looking for a first device to permanently abandon the good old manual toothbrush!
Oral-B PRO 3000 CrossAction
The Oral-B PRO 3000 CrossAction electric toothbrush uses 3D brushing technology to remove 100% more plaque than a manual toothbrush.
But thanks to its CrossAction brushing head and its 3 different modes (cleanliness for a standard cleaning, a Gum Care to stimulate and strengthen, and a softness for the most sensitive).
it offers much more than that. It is equipped with a pressure sensor. With a warning light that comes on when you brush your teeth a little too hard. And a timer to comply with the recommended 2 minutes of brushing.
It finally offers a range of 10 days and a charging base to store it in his bathroom, something to always make it convenient and enjoyable.
The Oral-B PRO 3000 CrossAction is a rather complete electric toothbrush that currently has a good price/quality ratio.
Although it is not spared some defects. (Especially in terms of the design of the Power button that requires to go through all modes before you can turn off the device).
it is especially very effective for taking care of teeth and gums. The fact that it comes with two different brushes.
And that it has 3 modes allows it to either adapt to a couple. Or to offer a completely personalized brushing.
In any case, and also thanks to its other technical characteristics as the pressure sensor, it is an electric toothbrush that has something to please and that can give complete satisfaction.
Oral-B Vitality Sensitive Clean – For sensitive teeth and gums
The Oral-B Vitality Sensitive Clean Electric Toothbrush is made for effective daily cleaning, whether for sensitive teeth or gums.
The oscillating action of the brushing head (2D brushing technology) perfectly removes dental plaque, while ultra-soft bristles respect the gums.
The round shape of this brush is also perfectly studied to fit the tooth and clean it completely.
Equipped with a timer that allows respecting the 2 minutes of brushing recommended by dentists.
The toothbrush also comes with a charging base, which allows both to put it in his bathroom while being sure that the battery is always charged.
The Oral-B Vitality Sensitive Clean is clearly a simple electric toothbrush designed to appeal to as many people as possible.
In addition to being displayed at a very affordable price, everything in its design suggests that it was created for simple use:
it has only one mode of operation and that of an option. Yet this is exactly what most buyers are looking for, and on this point, she has understood everything.
Although we may regret certain features, such as the absence of a battery indicator light, or the lack of solidity of the charging base.
It is an electric toothbrush whose sole purpose is to eliminate plaque and to respect the gums. And just for that, she deserves to be interested in her!
Philips Sonicare HX3212 / 07 – Low-cost Sonicare technology
The Philips Sonicare HX3212 / 07 electric toothbrush has been fully designed to facilitate the transition from manual to electric.
In addition to its EasyStart function that gradually increases the intensity of vibration during the first week of use.
It is equipped with a soft bristle brush whose sonic movement eliminates plaque while taking care of the gums.
It is also effective even in hard to reach areas like between teeth, something never to regret his old toothbrush!
Simple in its operation thanks to its unique mode, and light and pleasant to take in hand and use, it finally has a range of up to 10 days.
The Philips Sonicare HX3212 / 07 is an ideal electric toothbrush to finally leave your traditional toothbrush without taking too much risk financially.
Indeed, in addition to displaying a really interesting price, it has technologies and essential options for simple but effective use.
Sonic movements remove plaque well, the gradual intensity of pulsation gives you time to get used to it.
And it even gives signals to learn to respect the recommended 2 minutes of brushing. Despite a sound level in operation that could have been a little more discreet.
It is definitely an electric toothbrush that we can afford to buy to test, and which, for sure, ends up convincing never return to manual brushing.
Oral-B Advance Power DB4010 – The best with batteries
The Oral-B Advance Power electric toothbrush DB4010 is one of the most basic models of the brand.
Everything is done to offer a device at the very low price but still has the main technical features sought.
Thus, the oscillating action of the brush makes it possible to effectively remove dental plaque while the MicroPulse bristles clean the interdental spaces perfectly.
In addition, despite its battery operation (two Duracell batteries are included), the device is completely waterproof thanks to a seal of quality.
Low price does not rhyme here with poor quality. And it is a toothbrush that caters both to people often on the move as to people wanting healthy teeth without having to spend a lot.
Presented as an electric travel toothbrush. The Oral-B Advance Power DB4010 is actually more than that.
Although it is lightweight and compact, and it works with batteries. Which makes it convenient to take with you, it is equally surprising by its very low price and the quality of cleaning it offers.
Although we do not speak here of a 3D brushing. And we have no way of working to customize the cleaning (to make it softer with the gums, for example).
The movements made by the brush is revealed rather effective. And although it is not as fast as other models, it always removes plaque better than a manual toothbrush.
It is, therefore, a very good compromise to have clean teeth at an unbeatable price!
Oral-B Stages Power
The Oral-B Stages Power electric toothbrush is specially designed for children. If its size is suitable for the hand and mouth of a little.
Brushing teeth is specially made more entertaining thanks to the presence of his favorite Disney character, whether Cars, Star Wars.
The Snow Queen or even the Disney Princesses. With its ultra-soft bristles. It gently cleans the teeth of children and has a rechargeable battery whose autonomy is 5 days.
But this electric toothbrush is especially compatible with the Disney Magic Timer application: brushing is then more fun for the child since he learns to have fun brushing his teeth gradually longer.
The Oral-B Stages Power is an electric toothbrush that has had a good idea to combine entertainment with brushing to interest children.
As it is sometimes difficult to make them brush their teeth properly, and above all, long enough, the application is a real help.
By attracting their attention and having fun, it allows them to make good habits so that they too have healthy teeth.
The toothbrush itself is well designed since it even has a rechargeable battery to be more practical and more environmentally friendly.
For parents who want to test a new approach to brushing teeth with their children, this model is perfect!
Philips Sonicare for Kids HX6321 / 03 – An interactive toothbrush
The Philips Sonicare for Kids HX6321 / 03 electric toothbrush is a version of the brand’s child-friendly toothbrushes.
If it uses the same sonic technology for a more effective cleaning than a conventional toothbrush.
It also has the same interactivity: thanks to a free and fun application downloadable on a smartphone, the child learns to brush his teeth better. while having fun.
And parents, for their part, can follow their progress! To make this model even more attractive to children, it is also accompanied by 8 stickers to personalize it.
What no more need to insist on children to brush their teeth morning and evening!
Our opinion :
Beyond the playful and friendly for the little ones, the Philips Sonicare for Kids HX6321 / 03 is especially a very well designed children’s electric toothbrush.
With its two modes (soft and extra-soft), it adapts to both the youngest (from 3 years old) to the older ones (7 years old and over).
So that it can be used with several children, for example. Effective at removing plaque and ensuring healthy teeth.
It also teaches children how to brush their teeth for 2 minutes. The relatively high price of this model requires us to lower its rating: it remains a toothbrush for children.
All the same! Overall, however, with its application that turns the moment into play, it is a connected model that has something for both children and parents!
How to choose your electric toothbrush?
It would be so much simpler if she could choose herself according to her shape and color, like a classic toothbrush!
The choice of an electric toothbrush is, however, a little more complicated, and requires to look at several other criteria.
In addition to the effect on the health of the teeth.
It is necessary to focus on different brushing modes that each device offers. Their ergonomics, their autonomy, but also their price. Here is how to choose your electric toothbrush.
The brush head and the technology used
When you decide to opt for an electric toothbrush, it is generally desired that our teeth be better cleaned.
Before choosing a particular model. We must first look at the shape of the brush head, also called brush. And the technology used by the device to ensure perfect brushing.
Indeed, it is the movements performed by this head that overcome the dental plaque and that make it possible to have healthier teeth.
(Note that as for a manual toothbrush, it is always better to opt for synthetic bristles, rather soft.)
Electric toothbrushes can be classified into two different shapes of heads and two technologies, which are related to one another. Rotary technology is associated with a round brush head.
While sonic technology is associated with an elongated brush head.
Rotary Technology + Round Brush Head
This is the combination of techniques found mostly at Oral-B. The small round brush head is ideal for rotating movements.
The brush makes several thousand partial rotations per minute, alternating the direction, to effectively take off the dental plaque.
This is called 2D technology. Pulsations can, however, be added to these rotations, for better cleaning between the teeth, for example.
We are talking about 3D technology, which is mainly found on high-end models.
Sonic Technology + Extended Brush Head
This is the combination of techniques found mainly at Philips, but also at Panasonic.
The brushing head this time adopts a shape that is closer to that of a conventional toothbrush.
That is to say elongated. Sonic technology, which consists of creating very fast vibrations of the brush, is indeed more effective as well: it is then able to clean both the surface of the teeth and the interdental spaces.
The elongated shape of the brush head is also more suitable for cleaning along the gums without the risk of damaging them.
Modes and desired use
To choose your electric toothbrush, you must also look at the different modes, programs and features it offers.
If most users are looking for better brushing, it is normal to expect a little more, especially because of the price at which it is sold.
In this field, brands have understood the desires of customers and they offer toothbrushes that adapt to many different uses, usually for a complete cleaning of the mouth.
Brushing teeth :
This is the classic mode, available on all models, that can overcome plaque. It is sometimes possible to adjust the intensity of vibrations or pulsations to get used to the first uses.
Teeth whitening :
Thanks to specially designed brushes, some electric toothbrushes can whiten teeth, eliminating stains on the surface.
Associated with a toothpaste for the same effect, the results are visible very quickly. This bleaching can sometimes be accompanied by polishing, to make them smile even brighter.
Taking care of the teeth also involves healthy gums which is why it is possible to find modes dedicated to the care and cleaning of the gums.
The electric toothbrushes that offer this function are also particularly recommended for people with sensitive gums.
Language Cleaning :
Less common, a language cleaning models also found on some models. It eliminates the last bacteria present in the mouth for a truly complete cleaning.
Autonomy and ergonomics
The choice of an electric toothbrush also passes the experience of use it offers.
As it is a device that is used every day, and even 2 to 3 times a day, it must be as pleasant and as pleasant as possible.
And it goes mainly through its autonomy and ergonomics: the electric toothbrush must have a good battery, and most importantly, it must be adapted to our mouth.
This is an important criterion since ideally, we would like to never run out of battery, especially on an electric toothbrush.
While some models offer to use with batteries, most incorporate more or less powerful batteries, offering a few days to several weeks of use.
(This autonomy is calculated on the basis of normal use, that is to say, 2 minutes, twice a day).
The models with the best autonomies are obviously the most practical, especially when going on vacation or traveling and do not want to be burdened with the charger or the charging base.
The electric toothbrush must also have a variety of features to make you want to be used daily.
It must, in particular, adopt a correct size, that is to say, that the handle must fit well in the palm of the hand, while avoiding being too big, for always pleasant use.
Children can also use electric toothbrushes. So it is advisable to choose a suitable model for them.
We can also note that the presence of a non-slip handle is welcome. So that the device does not slip when the hands are wet.
Finally, this ergonomics also requires intuitive controls, easy to access and simple to use, especially when the toothbrush has several modes.
Connectivity and interactivity
Interactivity electric toothbrush for brushing to be really effective, many electric toothbrushes play on connectivity and interactivity with the user.
Clearly, this means that they help us, through various means, to be sure that we respect the 2 minutes of brushing necessary.
For example, or that we do not press too hard for the brushing remains soft and not aggressive.
The technologies used by the different models on the market, however, often depend on the price range of the device.
If this characteristic can, therefore, be used in the selection criteria of an electric toothbrush, it is above all a means of seeing which additional option makes.
It possible to distinguish one model from another, or to make sure that the price is justified…
They take the form of a sound (of a “beep”, in particular). The shape of a light signal. Or the form of a different vibration that is clearly identified. They are usually present to guide or improve brushing.
Many electric toothbrushes emit for example one of these signals every 30 seconds, to indicate that it is time to move to clean another area of the mouth. But some also emit one when the pressure exerted on the device is too strong, and brushing in these conditions may damage tooth enamel or gums
The connected screen or the dedicated application
High-end electric toothbrushes or those for children go even further in this interactivity by sometimes offering connected models.
Whether delivered with a screen or they are associated with the smartphone via a dedicated application, this connectivity allows both to view in real time the effectiveness of brushing but also to save data concerning the cleaning of his mouth.
For children, it is mainly used to make them playfully take good habits. But for people with real dental goals.
This option allows, for example, to get better advice and recommendations from their dentist.
Brand and price
Finally, as the last criterion to choose your electric toothbrush, it is obviously necessary to speak about the brands on the market and the different prices.
As the purchase is rather consistent, we obviously want to make no mistake!
Trusting a known brand is, therefore, one of the priorities: we are certain to opt for a quality model.
Which has been carefully developed and thoroughly tested?
We are sure not to find annoying little details that we do not necessarily think about, such as an unpleasant noise when it is in operation, or pulsations/vibrations too strong that would become quickly uncomfortable.
Regarding the rates, it all depends on the budget that each person has for this purchase.
Regulars turn more easily to a high-end model while novices prefer to first test a cheap model.
There is still a criterion to take into account: the price of brushes. With an average life expectancy of 3 months (just like a regular toothbrush, when the hair starts to twist.
It’s time to change it), new brush heads must be bought regularly.
It is therefore important to check the prices of those available for each device, to determine the cost of using the electric toothbrush.