The best electric toothbrushes of 2024 tried and tested, including Philips, Oral B and Spotlight (2024)

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Choosing the best electric toothbrush could make a tangible difference to your general health as well as giving you a better smile. Research into brushing teeth, published in 2016, found that good dental health could slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s and that gum disease can speed up mental decline. Dentists generally recommend brushing with an electric toothbrush over a manual model.

For this guide we constantly test the latest electric toothbrushes from major names like Oral-B, Philips and Spotlight, as well as innovative contenders. We tried value options starting at £40 all the way up to £800 toothbrushes. Some have quite unique features, including a 365 day battery life, an anti-bacterial travel case and tongue cleaning settings.

You can find our full reviews further down, followed by some advice on how best to use them. But if you’re in a hurry, here’s a quick look at our top five:

Which are best electric toothbrushes in 2024? At a glance

What are the different types of electric toothbrushes?

Rotating and oscillating are the two main types of toothbrush, according to cosmetic dentist Dr. Tara Francis. “An oscillating toothbrush has bristles which oscillate or work by moving back and forth, similar to a pendulum, to help clean teeth and gums. A rotary toothbrush rotates and spins the bristles round and round.

“Some toothbrushes combine the two actions and are known as rotating-oscillating. This is my personal recommendation to patients and what I use. Other mechanisms of action include pulsing and sonic. Pulsing and sonic are additional features to a rotating, oscillating or rotating-oscillating brush.”

When it comes to sonic toothbrushes, you’re looking for any toothbrush that delivers more than 30,000 sonic vibrations per minute to encourage ‘fluid dynamic activity’: this is where the sonic waves massage the salivary glands, stimulating more saliva. The saliva binds with the water and toothpaste to act as a stronger cleaning agent. Combined with the sonic vibrations from the toothbrush, this helps to better remove plaque and clean harder-to-reach areas of the mouth.

How we tested the best electric toothbrushes

The best electric toothbrushes of 2024 tried and tested, including Philips, Oral B and Spotlight (1)

After taking the dentists’ expert advice we tested dozens toothbrushes, each for a week minimum, and whittled them down to our top nine. We assessed cleaning power, design, how comfortable each was to hold and noise level (some can be rattlier than others). We also explored each toothbrushes’ extra features, which meant downloading any associated apps and checking that the battery life matched up to what was on the box.

Best electric toothbrushes

1. Spotlight Oral Care Sonic

£66, Spotlight Oral Care

also available at Amazon (£84) and Boots (£110)

Best overall 9/10

We like: that it checks off style, performance and value for money in one

We don’t like: sensitive on and off button is easily knocked

The best electric toothbrushes of 2024 tried and tested, including Philips, Oral B and Spotlight (2)

  • Brushing timer
  • Three cleaning modes (sensitive, clean and white)
  • 15 hour charge for 70 day battery life
  • Includes nine month supply of brush heads
  • Head replacement price is £20 for three

Reviewed by Abigail Buchanan

I expected a lot from this brand, which was founded by two cosmetic dentists, and the Spotlight Oral Care Sonic Toothbrush more than delivered.

I had never imagined that an electric toothbrush could be a stylish accessory, but this one has a smooth, ergonomic design that’s a minimalist’s dream. One brushed silver button switches it off and on, and toggles between three brushing modes: ‘Sensitive,’ ‘Clean,’ and ‘White.’ Other toothbrushes offer more speed settings, but I found this to be more than enough (and less confusing). It uses Sonic technology that moves bristles side-to-side at a rate of up to 48,000 reps per minute.

The reason I love this toothbrush so much is the intuitive design coupled with the fact that I can feel the deep-cleaning effects, the closest I’ve got to a hygienist-standard clean at home. Even though it cleans powerfully, it doesn’t feel too harsh on my gums. It also has a remarkably long-lasting battery – I started by testing it daily for four weeks and only had to charge it once in that time. It’s definitely won a permanent place in my bathroom cabinet.

Maybe it’s because it’s a bright white toothbrush (although it does come in black or rose gold rose gold) or because the founders have such very white teeth, but the whole brand’s emphasis does seem to be on whitening. This toothbrush excels there, too, gently but efficiently removing surface stains.

The brush heads come in three sizes, and the toothbrush also comes with a premium-looking travel case. As a fun extra, you can personalise it with your name. There are very few cons – if I were to find one, and this really is nit-picking, it would be that the button is very sensitive and can inadvertently turn on, especially when travelling. However, that’s not enough to detract from its all-round performance. As close to a perfect ten as you can get.


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2. Oral-B Pro 3 3000

£45, Boots

Best value electric toothbrush, 8/10

We like: the reliable performance

We don’t like: the oscillating head is not quite as good as sonic pulses

The best electric toothbrushes of 2024 tried and tested, including Philips, Oral B and Spotlight (3)

  • Timer and pressure sensor
  • Three cleaning modes (clean, whitening and sensitive)
  • 12 hour charge for 14 day battery life
  • Head replacement price is £11.33 for four

Reviewed by Rebecca Astill

Costing £700 less than their range-topping iO10 and using cheaper replacement heads, the bestselling Oral-B model offers perfectly reliable everyday cleaning: its 3D brush movement still oscillates, rotates and pulses and it has a decent battery life, a pressure sensor and a two minute timer.

The Pro3 offers three cleaning modes (daily clean, whitening and sensitive) which you click a simple button on the front of the toothbrush to switch between. The previous model lacked the whitening mode and had a shorter battery life. The rubberised handle is comfortable to hold, and it comes with a travel case.

It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of Oral-B’s more expensive iO series, but it does the job reliably well. The lithium-ion battery lasts for more than 14 days – in practice, after some use, I would say this is more like a week and a bit, but that’s still decent performance for such an affordable toothbrush. You can buy the Pro 3 in either black or pink with different Oral-B brush heads, but you can switch between them as you see fit.


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3. Suri Sustainable Electric Toothbrush

£75, Suri

also available at Amazon (£75)

Best sustainable electric toothbrush, 9/10

We like: the recyclable plant-based head and the self-cleaning travel case

We don’t like: lack of pressure sensor

The best electric toothbrushes of 2024 tried and tested, including Philips, Oral B and Spotlight (4)

  • Brushing timer
  • Two cleaning modes (everyday clean and polish)
  • 4 hour charge for 40 day battery life
  • Includes one brush head
  • Head replacement price is £14.40 for three

Reviewed by Rebecca Astill

Slim, sonic and sustainable, that’s the Suri toothbrush in a nutshell. It was born out of frustration at the four million electric toothbrushes which end up in landfill per year thanks to unrecyclable plastic parts. Suri’s answer? A sturdy aluminium frame, plant-based cornstarch heads, and castor oil bristles.

Suri also recycles the heads, free of charge, if they’re sent back in the pre-paid biodegradable bag which comes with every toothbrush. They do ask that you fill it with at least four heads, to reduce unnecessary carbon output.

It’s all excellent in theory, and sustainability has lacked in the industry for a long time, but how does the brush perform? It cleans at 33,000 sonic vibrations per minute, which is less than the bigger names of Oral-B and Philips, but still above the 30,000 threshold demanded to instigate fluid dynamics. That’s the reaction in your mouth caused by the vibrations, which encourages your saliva to become an additional cleaning agent to lift plaque off your teeth. More on that in the FAQ section below.

This is the slimmest, most ergonomic toothbrush I have ever used. I found it easy to move around my mouth, and it’s quieter than other brands I’ve tried at 54db. Though the bristles resemble a manual toothbrush, the sonic vibrations are quick enough that my mouth felt thoroughly cleaned afterwards. The rechargeable battery lasts for 40 days per charge, and it comes with a UV-C LED clean and charge travel case which cleverly self-cleans the bacteria from the bristles.

There are a few nitpicks, though nothing huge. There’s no pressure sensor to tell you if you’re pressing to lightly or too hard, there are only two cleaning modes, everyday clean and polish, and the warranty is only one year, compared to two years guaranteed by most toothbrushes. You’d hope a sustainable product could be guaranteed to last longer - but that’s not to say it won’t.

None of this is enough to put me off the Suri, and I’ve been completely won over by this innovative, sustainable toothbrush.


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4. Philips Sonicare 9900 Prestige

£297.79, Amazon

Best premium electric toothbrush 9/10

We like: it’s the most impressive electric toothbrush on the market

We don’t like: expensive for what you get

The best electric toothbrushes of 2024 tried and tested, including Philips, Oral B and Spotlight (5)

  • Timer and pressure sensor
  • Five cleaning modes (clean, deep clean, white, gum health, sensitive)
  • 16 hour charge for 14 day battery life
  • Links to phone app
  • Head replacement price is £17.99 for two

Reviewed by Abigail Buchanan

It’s tempting to say that this is the best electric toothbrush out there. The reason it hasn’t won the top spot is because it’s very expensive and, on balance, the Spotlight Oral Care and Suri offer a better balance of performance and affordability.

For your money, you get a very premium-feeling product. The Sonicare 9900 comes in ‘midnight’ or ‘champagne’ with a small, compact chargeable travel case. On first glance, it seems slightly lacking in brushing modes (it just has three speeds that you toggle between by touching a button on the front of the brush). However, the ‘SenseIQ’ technology means that the oscillation and speed automatically adjusts based on the pressure, motion and coverage of your individual brushing style.

Like most premium electric toothbrushes, it’s based on sonic technology, and the bristles move up to 62,000 times as you clean. The AI-based Philips Sonicare app then gives real-time feedback and personalised recommendations.

The Philips brush head feels especially premium, too. It’s designed for all-in-one cleaning with angled bristles for hard to reach areas and triangular tips to remove surface stains. It may be because I’m so impressed by the look and feel of the brush, but after one use my teeth feel hygienist clean and –I swear –look slightly whiter.


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5. Oral-B iO10

£800, Boots

also available at Currys (£399.99)

Best smart electric toothbrush, 8/10

We like: the app is like having a dentist by your side

We don’t like: the ludicrous price

The best electric toothbrushes of 2024 tried and tested, including Philips, Oral B and Spotlight (6)

  • Timer and pressure sensor with 3D teeth tracking
  • Seven cleaning modes (daily clean, sensitive, gum care, intense clean, whitening, super sensitive and tongue clean)
  • 3hr quick charge, max 14 day battery life
  • Links to phone app and smart charging station
  • Head replacement price is £30 for two

Reviewed by Simon Lewis

If you thought the Philips Sonicare was expensive, hold onto your hat. At full price, Oral-B’s range-topping iO10 costs £800. That is such an insane amount of money to spend on a toothbrush that it’s hard to imagine who the target market is. However, having used it for a month, I think I can see why it exists. It’s the toothbrush your dentist would want you to use. All those things she tells you to do, and you fib that you will, from flossing and mouthwashing to gum and tongue care, are much more likely to happen when you use the iO10 and its all-encompassing app.

The brush itself is high quality, as you’d hope. It has a smooth magnetic stand that holds a charge for around two weeks. The head is slimmer than other brushes and more easily reaches the hard-to-brush back teeth and inner surfaces. It vibrates at a much higher frequency than the Oral-B Pro I’ve been using for years. The feel is reminiscent of going to the dental hygienist for a deep clean.

However, you’d get all this from the iO9, iO8 and iO7 – the latter often being discounted to £150. What you’re really paying for here is the app. If you’re willing to look at your phone while brushing your teeth, it gives you live feedback using a map of your mouth, divided into 16 zones. As you move the brush around your teeth, the app tracks its position and pressure. If you’re brushing correctly, you can watch as each zone goes from blue to light blue, to white and finally sparkling white.

It’s quite fun and you get a report at the end, used to set cleaning challenges and win medals. It’s the same ‘game-ification’ that the language-learning app Duolingo uses to make you stick to your goals. You can choose a ‘journey’ – fresh breath, plaque fighter, whitening, gum health or ortho care – each with different advice and different cleaning modes to use.

The trouble is, who has their phone with them when they’re brushing their teeth? Under-25s, possibly. But are they the demographic with £800 to spend on a brush?

It’s true you can still get the progress reports and ‘journeys’ if you leave your phone in the bedroom – the toothbrush talks to the app via Bluetooth – but in practice I found that I stopped bothering after a few days. On the plus side, those few days’ guidance were enough to change how I brush my teeth. I spend much longer on each zone now, trying to get the little smiley face on the toothbrush’s built-in screen that says I’ve done well.

If we only went by quality, the iO10 would be on the top of our list. But we have to take price into consideration and we’re not going to pretend that £800 - or even the £500 it’s usually sold for - is anywhere near reasonable. It’s possible that the iO10’s true purpose at the top of the Oral-B range is to make the others (like the iO3, below) look like a bargain by comparison. In which case, fine. We’ll call this the theoretical number one toothbrush.


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6. Oral-B iO3

Currently £67.99, Amazon

also available at Boots (£75)

Best budget sonic toothbrush 8/10

We like: it has many of the best features of the iO10 above, but is much, much cheaper

We don’t like: the price of replacing iO toothbrush heads

The best electric toothbrushes of 2024 tried and tested, including Philips, Oral B and Spotlight (7)

  • Timer and pressure sensor
  • Threecleaning modes (daily clean, whitening, sensitive)
  • 16 hours charging for 12 day battery life
  • Links to phone app
  • Head replacement price is £30 for two

Reviewed by Rebecca Astill

Oral-B’s iO3 toothbrush is similar to the iO10, minus a few brushing modes, AI tracking and the quick charging time. If they’re all things you can live without, I’d highly recommend the iO3, which still comes with three brushing modes (daily clean, whitening, sensitive). If you’re anything like me, you’ll play around with them to start with but default to the daily clean every day anyway.

One handy feature which we hadn’t seen in the iO4 is the brush head replacement reminder. An orange LED light at the bottom of the control panel will flash when the brush head needs to be changed. The top of the handle also has a pressure sensor, flashing green or red according to how hard you’re pressing.

Given that iO toothbrush heads cost £26.99 for four compared to £12.99 for the standard Oral-B crossaction heads, is it worth upgrading to the iO line? Well, the surprisingly quiet sonic vibrations do provide a thorough clean of the mouth, reaching all the hard to reach corners and crevices. The battery life is average, and 16 hours to charge is a long time. Put simply, I’m not sure the iO4 would be worth its stated full price of £160. However, it is sold almost everywhere with at least a 50 per cent discount. For £68 at Amazon, it’s a sensible purchase.


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7. Ordo Sonic+

£49.99, Boots

also available at Argos (£40) and Very (£49.99)

Best for style 8/10

We like: the excellent battery life

We don’t like: no pressure sensor

The best electric toothbrushes of 2024 tried and tested, including Philips, Oral B and Spotlight (8)

  • Timer
  • Four cleaning modes (clean, white, massage and sensitive)
  • 16 hour charge time for 21 day battery life
  • Head replacement price is £18 for four

Reviewed by Abigail Buchanan

This is a stylish-looking sonic toothbrush that gives models four times the price a run for their money. You can buy the Sonic+ toothbrush individually, but I highly recommend the Ordo starter kit for £10 more It comes with mouthwash and a reusable mouthwash bottle, interdental brushes, Ordo toothpaste and the Sonic+ toothbrush itself.

The toothbrush uses sonic technology, although it pulses at a lower frequency than the more expensive models above (40,000 pulses per minute). However, my teeth were still left feeling squeaky clean, and I especially liked how the brush has a central silicone bristle to help with removing surface stains.

It has more than enough features for even the most scrupulous of brushers –four brushing modes (Clean, White, Massage and Sensitive), a two-minute timer and a seriously impressive three week battery life. The sleek design is not unlike the Philips Sonicare Prestige toothbrush and, although it doesn’t feel quite as premium, it’s an excellent toothbrush at a very nice price.


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8. Philips Sonicare 7900

Currently £124.99, Amazon

Best for gum care 7/10

We like: the special gum care mode

We don’t like: it’s quite loud

The best electric toothbrushes of 2024 tried and tested, including Philips, Oral B and Spotlight (9)

  • Timer and pressure sensor
  • Four cleaning modes (clean, white+, gum health, deep clean+)
  • 24 hour charge for 14 day battery life
  • Head replacement price is £17.99 for two

Reviewed by Abigail Buchanan

For a more affordable Philips Sonicare toothbrush, consider the 7900. It’s designed to be especially gentle on gums and is just as nice to hold as the top-of-the-range Philips 9900 model, but costs less than half as much. However, I found it slightly rattly – it almost sounds as though it’s going to take off in your mouth. Plus, this sounds pernickety, but the small gap between the brush head and the handle is a poor design choice: it makes you think you haven’t attached the head properly.

That being said, it certainly delivers on cleaning performance, with a pared-back selection of premium features: four brushing modes and three intensities, including a specialist gum care setting. I really like that these are displayed on the handle - no need to download a silly app (although there is a Sonicare app if you really want it). The oval brushhead is small and nimble and the handle is light. It almost feels as though it’s designed with a daintier customer in mind than Oral-B’s chunkier models.

There’s a pressure sensor and quadrant timer, both indicated by a rise in pitch, and the battery reliably lasts for two weeks. Mine came with four W2 Optimial White brushheads in the box, but you can swap these out for C3 Plaque Defence heads which are a bit more bristly. For an electric toothbrush around the £100 mark, this is a worthy contender - especially if you like pink. (It also comes in black or white.)


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£179, FOREO

Best electric toothbrush for sensitive gums, 7/10

We like: the hygienic silicone design

We don’t like: the silicone bristles don’t give quite as good a clean as regular

The best electric toothbrushes of 2024 tried and tested, including Philips, Oral B and Spotlight (10)

  • Timer
  • 16 cleaning modes (16 speed settings)
  • One hour charge for 365 day battery life
  • Head replacement price is £25 for one

Reviewed by Rebecca Astill

This unique electric toothbrush is from FOREO, a brand that usually makes high-tech face brushes. It has a similar ‘beauty tech’ vibe, with a smooth silicone handle and curvy design (two times stronger silicone than the previous version). It’s very simple to set up and use, and has an unbelievably long battery life of 365 days per charge (no, I don’t quite know how that works, either – but it’s true. I’ve never had to charge it). That makes it a great toothbrush for travel.

The brush is powered by sonic pulse technology that cleans at a maximum of 11,000 pulsations per minute. The head is made of silicone and PBT polymer bristles, which are now super flexible, which gives it a very different feel to other toothbrushes. Unlike the others, you’re supposed to use it like a regular toothbrush, scrubbing up and down and in circles rather than holding it against the teeth.

I want to love it, but I’m not sure I do, as the head is quite wide which makes it hard to reach all the nooks and crannies - although it has been streamlined from the ISSA 2. It has a huge range of 16 different speed settings, although they’re not separated into dedicated ‘modes’ as such, and I actually found that 16 is too many. It has an interval timer, which prompts you to move to a different area of your mouth every 30 seconds for a thorough clean, but again no pressure sensor.

That being said, I do think it’s a good options for anyone with gum sensitivities. The silicone bristles are so soft and flexible, they gently sweep across your teeth and gums, and though it all feels a little weird, my mouth does feel clean after use.


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Electric toothbrush FAQ

Why are electric toothbrushes better than manual?

Dr Richard Marques, a private dentist based on London’s Harley Street, says: “By now, so much research has gone into them that any electric toothbrush you can buy is better than a manual toothbrush. They either use rotation and oscillation or vibration, and you’re able to clean your teeth without scrubbing too hard.”

Dentist Dr Toby Edwards-Lunn points out that electric toothbrushes help children, the elderly or anyone with a weaker grip to make sure their teeth are getting the proper cleaning they need. “In this day and age the technology is so good,you don’t need to put any elbow grease into it. The brush does it for you,” he says.

Simply switching to an electric toothbrush cannotguarantee healthy teeth, of course. A goodtoothpaste, brushing technique, brushing at the right time and flossing are all crucial too. But an electric toothbrush is certainly a good start.

Many of the premium models on the market offer extra features such as different cleaning modes, pressure sensors and timers to upgrade your oral wellness. The only off-putting factor can be the price tag – while the price varies hugely by model and brand, for obvious reasons, electric toothbrushes cost a hundred times more than a manual brush you could pick up at the supermarket. But Marques says you don’t have to splash the cash to get good results.

He would recommend brushes from dentist-approved brands Oral-B, Phillips and Colgate, but there are some interesting new challenger brands on the market, as you will have seen above. It’s worth noting that many electric toothbrushes are sold with two-pronged power plugs. With shaving sockets something of an ancient relic in the UK, it’s worth checking if you need an adaptor before buying.

How do I use an electric toothbrush?

“Do not move your toothbrush side to side,” says Dr. Tara Francis. “Hold the toothbrush on each surface of each tooth and in between each tooth for 3-5 seconds, working your way around the mouth. By surface I mean the outside surface, the top, and the inside. Angle the bristles of the brush between the tooth and the gum line to help clean the necks of the teeth where they meet the gums.”

Will electric toothbrushes help with gum disease?

“Patients who use electric toothbrushes are a lot less likely to suffer from gum disease”, says Dr Edwards-Lunn.“Unfortunately, gum disease is a multifactoral disease. Just having an electric toothbrush doesn’t mean you won’t get it. But it will mean the risk is much reduced. The most important thing is removing the plaque.”

Will electric toothbrushes help with receding gums?

“Gums recede for lots of reasons,” Dr Edwards-Lunn says. “Patients can be susceptible to it, or they can sometimes brush too hard. They can have past problems with gum disease, which could have caused it. And they can have a thin biotype of gum, where it’s a genetic thing.

“Because an electric toothbrush does the work for you, and because most will now tell you when you’re pushing too hard, it can help protect against further recession.”

Will electric toothbrushes whiten my teeth?

“There’s a common misconception with whitening teeth,” Dr Edwards-Lunn says. “All the on-shelf products won’t whiten your teeth, they will reduce the amount of stain on your teeth: these are ‘extrinsic stains’, on the outside of the teeth, from food, drinks and cigarettes.

Intrinsic stains within the teeth, by contrast, are down to age or genetics. Dentists can perform tooth-whitening procedures on intrinsic stains. Using an electric toothbrush will not remove intrinsic stains, but will reduce the likelihood of adding extrinsic stains.”

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The best electric toothbrushes of 2024 tried and tested, including Philips, Oral B and Spotlight? ›

Sonicare vs Oral-B: Our Verdict

Both Oral-B and Sonicare make excellent electric toothbrushes. Oral-B represents the better value; the brushes themselves and replacement heads are cheaper than those sold by Sonicare. And they're easier to use for beginners and kids.

What is the best rated electric toothbrush on the market? ›

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  • Best overall. Oral-B Genius X. View at Amazon. Best overall. ...
  • Best budget. Bitvae R2 Rotating Electric toothbrush. View at Amazon. View at Newegg. ...
  • Best all-rounder. Philips Sonicare DiamondClean 9000. View at Walmart. View at Amazon. ...
  • Best compatibility. Oral-B Pro 1000. View at Amazon. ...
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Is Oral-B better than Philips? ›

Sonicare vs Oral-B: Our Verdict

Both Oral-B and Sonicare make excellent electric toothbrushes. Oral-B represents the better value; the brushes themselves and replacement heads are cheaper than those sold by Sonicare. And they're easier to use for beginners and kids.

Do dentists recommend Oral-B or Sonicare? ›

Sonicare's heads are large and flat compared to Oral-B's small round brushes, and they're long-lasting, according to Wellspring Dental dentist Mandy Nebel, who prefers Sonicare over other brands. This specific model — one of two from the brand accepted by the ADA — is a more entry-level Sonicare.

Do dentists really recommend electric toothbrushes? ›

Should You Use an Electric Toothbrush? If you previously used an electric toothbrush, your dentist may recommend it for improved oral hygiene and plaque removal. However, if you are more comfortable with a manual toothbrush, you can stick to it and clean your teeth effectively by following a proper technique.

Which toothbrush is better Oral-B or Philips Sonicare? ›

The award-winning Oral-B iO Series Electric Toothbrush is clinically proven to remove more plaque vs. Phillips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart toothbrush. Oral-B is the first electric toothbrush brand to be accepted by the American Dental Association for effectiveness and safety.

Is Philips Sonicare worth it? ›

Philips' Sonicare 4100 Series is the model we recommend because it's the lowest-price brush to offer the two critical features the pros told us to look for: a 2-minute timer with alerts for when it's time to move to a different quadrant of your mouth and a pressure sensor to prevent you from brushing too hard.

How do I choose an Oral-B electric toothbrush? ›

How to choose an electric toothbrush really comes down to one factor: likability. The best toothbrush for you is the one you're most likely to use. If you like your toothbrush, you're more likely to brush for the full, recommended time of two minutes and clean all the tooth surfaces as dental professionals recommend.

Why is Sonicare better than Oral-B? ›

Oral B vs Sonicare features: The winner

We think Sonicare has the edge, due to the fact that the Smart 9500 built-in pressure sensor informs you when you are brushing too hard. This toothbrush is also designed to supplement your dental regime, as the Sonicare is designed to whiten while brushing.

Does Sonicare or Oral-B remove more plaque? ›

Plus, an Oral-B electric toothbrush like the Oral-B Pro 1000 even removes 26% more plaque than Sonicare DiamondClean* and 100% more plaque than a regular manual toothbrush.

Is vibrating or rotating toothbrush better? ›

From the data of this study, researchers concluded that to maintain good plaque control and improve gingival health, the oscillating rotation electric toothbrush offers clinically relevant advantages compared to the sonic toothbrush, albeit with a small but significant difference.

What is the best Philips Sonicare for the money? ›

  • Best electric toothbrush overall: Philips Sonicare 4100. $50 $40 at Amazon and Target; $50 at Walmart. ...
  • Best smart electric toothbrush: Oral-B iO Series 9. ...
  • Best electric toothbrush for travel: Philips One by Sonicare. ...
  • Best affordable electric toothbrush: Brightline Sonic Rechargeable Toothbrush.
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How much should you spend on an electric toothbrush? ›

You can get a basic, rechargeable brush for around $30, while other sonic electric brushes use more brush strokes per second and have multiple cleaning features for around $100. "I personally think when buying an electric toothbrush, it's an investment and you have to spend a certain amount," says Dr. Creaven.

Why is Philips Sonicare so good? ›

Like most premium electric toothbrushes, it's based on sonic technology, and the bristles move up to 62,000 times as you clean. The AI-based Philips Sonicare app then gives real-time feedback and personalised recommendations. The Philips brush head feels especially premium, too.

Is Oral-B or Sonicare electric toothbrush better? ›

Nearly equal. Oral B works by oscillating and rotating while Sonicare vibrates. Both are equally effective as long as vibrations/oscillations occur at 31,000+ vibrations/oscillations per minute.

What is the best electric toothbrush for sensitive teeth and gums? ›

Best for Sensitive Teeth

The Oral-B iO Series 5 toothbrush is an excellent choice for sensitive teeth, thanks to its specialized sensitivity modes and gentle brushing experience. The toothbrush offers multiple settings (sensitive, extra sensitive, intense, polish) and various intensity levels.

Which Oral-B electric toothbrush is best for periodontal disease? ›

The Bluetooth connectivity and customizable features on the Oral-B app make the Oral-B io Series 9 toothbrush a strong choice for people with receding gums or who are prone to over-brushing. The built-in sensor offers real-time reminders so you're applying the perfect amount of pressure in the right areas at all times.

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