10 Best Electric Toothbrushes 2017 – Buyer’s Guide & Reviews
I think you’ll agree with me when I say: it’s very hard finding the Best Electric Toothbrushes 2017. There are so many different options available in the market that narrowing down the list of options to only one isn’t easy.
Or is it really difficult?
Well, it isn’t that difficult provided you know what features differentiate the best electric toothbrush from an ordinary one. And in today’s article, we are going to show you what those features are so that you can easily find an electric toothbrush which suits your needs.
But first, let’s take a look at the list of TOP 10 best electric toothbrushes available on the market nowadays.
Best Electric Toothbrushes 2017
When searching for an electric toothbrush, ask yourself this question: which electric toothbrush is right for me? For, no matter what electric toothbrush reviews say on Amazon, there’s no one toothbrush which can be equally beneficial for all of us.
Hence, while your choice might not side with the majority, it should ensure that you have an electric toothbrush suiting your needs.
Once you have answered the first question, ask another one: which features do you want to see in your electric toothbrush? Do you want a battery powered or rechargeable toothbrush? On what speed does it operate? What is the range of heads on offer?
Does it include a pressure sensor to prevent gum damage by detecting when you’re trying too hard? Is the head replaceable? Does it have some accreditations? Does it have an indicator light to show when it needs recharging?
Once you have answered these questions, move forward to make the purchase. I hope you can find something for yourself in our list of best electric toothbrushes available on Amazon. Let’s dive straight into it.
1. Philips Sonicare DiamondClean – Best for Long Battery Lovers
Although most people credit Oral-B for coming up with the most innovative electric toothbrushes, a mere glance at this product from Philips should force you to think otherwise. Yes, its price tag is anything but low, still, its features do more than enough to justify it.
The first feature worthy of your consideration here is the various brushing modes that come with this toothbrush. Located on the shank of the toothbrush, these brushing modes allow you the freedom to get the desired results.
For example, if you just want to get white teeth, there’s a “whitening” mode on here. Other modes include polish, clean, sensitive and even gum care. Hence, this toothbrush could do anything related to your teeth.
Also, it includes the automatic timing feature using which you can act on the advice of your dentist with aplomb. In addition to this, you’ll get a battery indicator which will remain completely invisible as long as you aren’t using the toothbrush.
Turning our attention to the charging, and this is where things get interesting. For, in addition to the usual charging method – in which you place your electric toothbrush in a hard case glass, before connecting the later to the source, you can also charge it while it remains in the case because the latter has a USB port.
Also, thanks to the USB Charging port, all you have to do to charge this toothbrush is to connect it to your laptop, smartphone or any other USB port.
Battery timing is another area where this toothbrush leaves its rivals behind. It requires charging only once every 3 weeks, allowing you to focus your attention on keeping your teeth clean.
- 3-week Battery life
- Has a charging carry case
- Offers five brushing modes
- Exceptionally easy to charge
- Isn’t too quiet
The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean is one of those toothbrushes which you’ll be proud to have. In addition to offering a plethora of high-end features, it does what every toothbrush intends to do: clean your teeth.
2. Philips Sonicare HX6932/10 – Best for Hygiene Lovers
Despite the fact that this toothbrush has been discontinued by the manufacturer, there are ample reasons why you should go for it. For, if you like its features, finding the replaceable brush heads shouldn’t be a problem because they are widely available.
First thing first and like its abovementioned counterpart, this electric toothbrush from Philips isn’t quite, by any stretch of the imagination. So if you don’t like the rude buzzing sound first thing in the morning, it might not suit you.
Moving on, the design of this toothbrush is a big upgrade to other Philips Electric toothbrushes. For, instead of being screwed on the brush head, it gives you the freedom to just snap on it, making it easy to use.
Coming back to cleaning, and this toothbrush offers three modes and two routines (whatever that means). Looking at the modes, there is the usual cleaning mode which most people go for, then there is the massage mode which helps in improving your gum health and finally, there is the sensitive mode for those who have sensitive teeth and gums.
Also, in addition to cleaning your teeth of plaque, it also kills the bacteria residing therein thanks to its UV Brush Head Sanitizer.
Hence, while the range of modes isn’t as diverse, this toothbrush is more than capable of doing its job while remaining in its limits.
One thing I liked about this toothbrush – and which wasn’t available in the previous mentioned one, was the indicator of the available battery life. Instead of shutting down without giving any prior warning, it has a green available battery life indicator which turns yellow when the battery is close to going dead, hence giving you the time to make recharging arrangements.
Finally, while sharing isn’t the one thing which we associate with toothbrushes, you can do that with this toothbrush, thanks to its three interchangeable color-coded rings.
- Offers three brushing and two routine care modes
- Has a built-in battery indicator
- Kills bacteria thanks to the UV Sanitizer
- Equipped with an Easy-start option to allow you to easily adjust
- Can be shared thanks to the three color-coded rings
Despite the fact that it is costly, this Philips electric toothbrush has all the necessary features to justify its price tag.
3. Sonic Electric Toothbrush NEWSTART – Best for those with sensitive gums
If you don’t want to pay over the odds for an electric toothbrush – but still want some of the high-end features, you need to look at the Sonic Electric Toothbrush.
The one thing which impressed me the most about this toothbrush was its wireless inductive charging mode. Not only is it more convenient, but it is also more fashionable and safe, allowing you to keep your mouth buddy full charged without breaking a sweat.
Since we are already discussing charging, it would be cruel to move ahead without discussing the battery timing. Surprisingly, despite the fact that it costs much less than other electric toothbrushes offering same features, its battery life is still a mammoth 30-day.
Also, apart from offering the timer which would notify you when the two minutes are up, it has three modes to cater your needs, the most innovative of which is the massage clean mode.
As the name suggests, the massage mode will gently stimulate your gums. Also, if you try too hard, the built-in pressure sensor will lit up, before stopping pulsations.
Yet another advantage offered by this toothbrush is its waterproof ability. No matter whether you are in a shower or taking a dip in a pool, you can take it with you without any worries of damaging it.
Finally, if after purchasing the toothbrush you are unsatisfied with its quality, this toothbrush comes with a 120-day replacement program, holding the manufacturer liable to replace it if it is damaged during the designated time.
- Has a built-in pressure sensor
- 30-day charging time
- Offers wireless charging
- Some users have complained that the toothbrush didn’t fit snugly in the charging unit
Thanks to the plethora of features, effortless wireless charging and a 120-day guarantee, you’ve virtually nothing to lose if you decide to go for this electric toothbrush.
4. Oral-B Pro 6000 SmartSeries – Best for Connectivity Lovers
When it comes to electric toothbrushes, the name of Oral-B is always up there at the top. The company has made a name for itself by churning out quality products. But, can this toothbrush hold true to its name? We find out.
Starting from the design, and the biggest compliment I could come up with is that this toothbrush is every inch another Oral-B toothbrush in design. Thanks to the external tapering, you won’t get the feel of either the internal tech or the battery while holding it, making the Pro 6000 better balanced.
The pressure sensor is yet another feature offered by this toothbrush. Located around the neck of the toothbrush, the pressure sensor will turn red when you are pressing too hard, asking you to slow down.
You can see this information on a separate LCD display which will come alongside your brush. Apart from indicating this, the LCD display will display the brush mode you are using and also offers a rating of your brushing performance.
Also, while connectivity isn’t the one feature you look for when buying an electric toothbrush, this one will make sure you remain connected. You might ask: how will it help me in brushing? Well, if your dentist wants information of your brushing, you can share it with him if you use this toothbrush.
However, there’s a minor glitch in all the connectivity talk: the app accompanying this toothbrush is only available for Apple’s iOS, leaving Android users wanting for more.
Talking about the iPhone App, it’s a two-way app, for while your phone will send info to your smartphone, your smartphone, in turn, can also send into the back to your toothbrush. For example, if your app detects that one brushing mode isn’t giving you many benefits, it can ask the toothbrush to move on to the next one.
Lastly, the brushing experience offered by this toothbrush isn’t so bad, either. For, by dividing your brushing sessions into 30second sessions, it caters for each quarter of your mouth, ensuring comprehensive cleaning.
- Pressure Sensitive
- Provides immaculate brushing experience
- Can be connected to your iPhone
- Provides good grip
- Solid Build
- Accompanying App isn’t available for Android Smartphones
If you own an iPhone and wants to stay connected with your dentist, there are not too many smartphones out there offering as much freedom as the Oral-B Pro 6000.
5. Oral-B Genius Pro 8000 – Best for Aesthetic Lovers
Of all the toothbrushes we have mentioned so far in this review, this one leads in at least one aspect: brushing modes. Let’s take a look at how it does that.
While most of the other high-end electric toothbrushes offer five brushing modes at best, this one ups the ante by going for six brushing modes – Daily Clean, Sensitive, Gum Care, Pro-Clean, Tongue Cleaning and Whitening Mode.
In the light of these brushing modes, it won’t be wrong to suggest that no matter what your brushing needs are, this toothbrush will take care.
Moreover, like the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean, a smart travel case will accompany this toothbrush. Featuring a USB Charging Port, this travel case will allow you to use your smartphone and charge your toothbrush at the same time.
Meanwhile, to keep you motivated for brushing for the entire two-minute period, this toothbrush will vibrate every 30 seconds, giving you a cue to move to the next portion of your mouth.
If you look closely, you’ll notice a 360* SmartRing atop the toothbrush. Being visible from every angle, it acts as a pressure indicator to pulsate and slow down before stopping altogether while you are brushing too hard.
Also, if you are concerned about aesthetics, this toothbrush gives you the option to illuminate it with any of the 12 colors as you go on with your brushing.
Finally, like other Oral-B toothbrushes, it is equipped with an “Advanced Position detection” technology. As the name suggests, this technology will let you know the exact area where your toothbrush is at any particular moment, hence making sure you never miss a spot.
- Offers six brushing modes
- Advanced Position technology makes sure every inch of your mouth is covered
- Can illuminate it with any of the 12 colors
- Can charge the phone inside the travel case
- App is compatible across both iOS and Android
- Doesn’t have a wireless smart guide
As you might have deduced from its review, there aren’t many things which are wrong with the Oral-B Genius Pro 8000. Hence, if you are looking for much more than a simple electric toothbrush, this toothbrush will come handy.
6. Tao Clean Aura Sonic Toothbrush System – Best for Sanitization Lovers
If you have been looking for an electric toothbrush which is both smart and innovative, the Tao Clean BA-0101 stands out. Though not coming from as famous a brand as Oral-B or Philips, it ticks all the right boxes when it comes to features.
Apart from cleaning your teeth, this toothbrush has a “self-sanitizing” ability. Put simply, in addition to cleaning your teeth, it will also clean itself, saving you time. All you have to do is to place it into its station in an inverted position, after which the Aura Clean Halo will come into play to clean the toothbrush.
Talking about its cleaning action, the brushes of this toothbrush undergo micro-movements to scrub your teeth. Consequently, it will leave your teeth feeling shrill clean.
One area where this toothbrush lags behind its pricier counterparts mentioned in this review is the number of brushing modes. For, it gives you the freedom to choose from only two of them: Ultra clean and sensitive.
One advantage, however, which this toothbrush provides is its memory. For, once you have saved a mode, it won’t reset itself after you turn it off, allowing you to use the same mode for as long as you’d like.
Also, if you want the features of an electric toothbrush – but still adore the feel of a regular one, this toothbrush is two-in-one in a sense that it will give you a feel of a regular toothbrush. Hence, unlike its counterparts which would take some time to “break in”, this one arrives ready to use.
- Solid build
- Easy to use, gives the feel of a regular toothbrush
- Provides only two brushing modes which, when viewed through the prism of its price tag, seems less
If you are in love with your regular toothbrush – but are looking for an electric toothbrush which could give you the same feel, here is a toothbrush which will come handy.
7. Oral-B White Pro 1000 – Best for Fame Lovers
There are electric toothbrushes which are ordinary. Then there are the ones which are among the best. Finally, you can get those which are #1 Best Sellers in this category. The Oral-B White Pro 1000 falls into the last category. Hence, if you want to go for nothing less than the best of the best, here’s a toothbrush you ought to try.
While the #1 Best Seller tag might have suggested that it is costly, the Oral-B White Pro 1000 is anything but. In fact, when compared with other products in this review, it is one of the least expensive. Thus, if you are looking for best value for your money, this toothbrush merits your attention.
Talking about how it will clean your teeth, the rotating-pulsating motion of the brushes come into play. While one brush would pulsate to break the plaque, the other would rotate to remove it, hence providing a complete cleaning.
However, in a bid to make your mouth clean, it doesn’t stop there. Rather, it has been equipped with a 30-second timer which will pulse every half minute to let you know that it’s time to move towards the next quarter of your mouth.
In case you were wondering, it won’t clean your mouth at the cost of its hygiene. Rather, thanks to the pressure sensor with which it is equipped, it will stop itself if you are brushing too hard.
On the flip side, it offers only one brushing mode. Hence, in case you were wondering, the lack of brushing modes justify the meager price tag of this toothbrush.
- Its rotating-pulsating motion provides complete cleaning
- The 30-second timer will indicate when you are brushing too hard
- Offers only one mode: daily clean
If you want to pay as low as possible for a quality electric toothbrush – but can suffice with only one brushing mode, only then go for this toothbrush.
8. Philips Sonicare HealthyWhite+ – Best for Deep Cleanliness Lovers
If you feel enamored by the abovementioned Philips electric toothbrushes – but want a model which is comparatively less priced, the Philips Sonicare HealthyWhite+ is a godsend for you. Don’t believe me? Just Scroll down to read its features to find out.
While this toothbrush offers only two modes in clean and white – which is a relatively smaller range when you compare it with more pricey options by Philips, this toothbrush makes up for this “shortcoming” by providing three intensity settings.
For example, if you feel that either of the modes isn’t fulfilling your expectations, you can turn up the intensity a notch to get maximum results. Conversely, if you have sensitive teeth and feel that the intensity of the toothbrush is too much to handle, you can degrade it to fit your needs.
Yet another beneficial feature of this product is the shape of its brush heads. While we normally don’t pay any attention to them, the diamond-shape bristles offered by this toothbrush will make a short shrift of the plaque. Also, the bristles will go deep to ensure deep clean.
Moving on, the quad pacer feature is another one which elevates the importance of this toothbrush. Timed to 30-second intervals, it will indicate when the time is up for one-quarter, signaling you to move to the next quarter.
When combined with the Smart timer – which will tell you when the recommended two minutes are up, this toothbrush makes sure that you follow the dentist’s recommendations while brushing your teeth.
Lastly, if you have grown fed up of charging your toothbrushes, the 3-week long battery life of this toothbrush offers you yet another incentive to go for it.
- Quadpacer will make sure that every quarter of your mouth is properly cleaned
- Smart timer will make sure that you brush only for the recommended period
- Comes in two modes and three intensity settings
- Three-week-long battery life
- Grip is made of hard plastic
Assuming that you won’t hold your toothbrush for the whole day, the hard plastic grip should be of no concern to you. Hence, take advantage of the small price tag to get a quality product from Philips.
9. FOREO ISSA – Best for those who don’t want to change Brush Heads Often
If you have grown fed up of seeing the same brand names in the electric toothbrush genre – but can afford to pay a hefty price tag for the alternative, the FOREO ISSA Cool Back toothbrush merits your attention.
The first area where this toothbrush distances itself from its rivals for the good is the use of pulsing brushes. In comparison to the rotating bristle brush technology employed by its rivals, the pulsing silicone brushes make these bristles 35times more hygienic.
Also, when you’ll take the product out of the package, your eyes might turn to the guarantees provided by this toothbrush. For, in addition to providing a 10-year quality guarantee, this toothbrush comes up with a 2-year warranty. Hence, if you were wondered, Foreo has a lot of faith in its product.
Turning our attention to the handle – and in addition to coming in 4 different colors, it is equipped with a smooth and easy grip made of silicone. Hence, as far as grip is concerned, this toothbrush rivals its better counterparts.
As for the brushes, they seem to justify an otherwise hefty price tag of this toothbrush. For, while other standard electric toothbrushes require you to change their heads every 3 months, this one will last one year before wanting a replacement.
Moreover, the brush heads come in two designs: ISSA Brush Head and ISSA Hybrid Brush Head. Talking about the former, its bristles are very thick than the nylon ones and thanks to the non-porous silicone used in their build, they will resist bacteria buildup with aplomb.
Finally, the ISSA Brush head will remain gentler on your gums. However, it needs replacement every six months.
- Equipped with antibacterial bristles
- Brush heads of the ISSA Brush head will last one whole year
- Comes with a brushing indicator
- USB Cord used for charging is mysteriously short
As stated earlier, this toothbrush provides a good alternative to traditional electric toothbrushes you might find in the market.
10. Philips Sonicare Plaque Control Twin Pack – Best for Plaque Haters
Though relatively new in the market, the Philips Sonicare Plaque Control has all the features to be a huge success in the feature. And, if you were wondering, it’s not only the brand name which might be the reason of its potential success.
Although the name of Philips is enough to assuage your nerves, Philips has gone the extra mile to make this toothbrush more marketable. In addition to the 2-year warranty, it comes with a 90-day money back guarantee. Hence, you have nothing to lose.
As for the design of the toothbrush, the bristles are in a curved shape, making them more amenable to reach difficult areas of your mouth to ensure complete cleanliness. Similar is the case with the grip which, in addition to being ergonomic, is intrinsic to let you hold it easily.
Depending on how you look at it, the one-speed setting might be a boon or a bane. For, unless you don’t get it perfectly to suit your mouth, the one-speed setting might be a gamble.
That being said, the speed is standardized meaning it is set by keeping a large number of users in consideration. Hence, as long as you aren’t a nerd of electric toothbrushes, this speed will suit your mouth perfectly.
- Comes with a timer
- Relatively less expensive when compared with other Philips Products
- Charger is small, meaning it won’t take much space
- You have to thoroughly clean it to stop the black stuff from accumulating under the brush head
As stated earlier, this toothbrush is a must-have for those electric toothbrush enthusiasts which like the high-end Philips models but cannot afford to pay for them.
Best Electric Toothbrush – Buyer’s Guide
Until now, we focused our attention on the ten best electric toothbrushes available on Amazon. In this section, we are going to give you some tips using which you can purchase an electric toothbrush on your own – whether online or from your local departmental store.
Types of Electric Toothbrushes
Rotating: Thanks to a large number of bristles, these toothbrushes turn. The bristles, in turn, might turn independent from each other or they might be arranged in a circle which spins. Finally, they are also the cheapest electric toothbrushes in the market.
Sonic: As a mere glance on its name will tell you, these toothbrushes move at super-high speeds in order to remove plaque. Also, according to their manufacturers, in addition to driving the cleaning fluid (a mixture of toothpaste, saliva, and water) on your teeth, these toothbrushes also move these fluids within them to remove plaque.
Rotating-Oscillating: If you previously owned an electric toothbrush in the Oral-B Range, it is likely that it was a rotating-oscillating one. Thanks to their round, small heads, they allow their heads to both oscillate and rotate at the same time to preclude any plaque from your teeth.
Pulsing: In some instances, both the abovementioned electric toothbrushes pulsate to allow their head to move forward and backward against teeth. While it does remove plaque, this technology is a bit pricier.
Side to Side: These electric toothbrushes move from side to side while vibrating against your teeth due to their high speeds. The Philips Sonicare is a very good example of such toothbrushes.
Dual Head: As its name might suggest, these toothbrushes contain two heads in one: one of which rotates while the other moves from one side to the other against your teeth.
Battery Powered or Rechargeable?
As you might know already, there are two types of electric toothbrushes available: battery powered and rechargeable.
Obviously, while you can charge the latter using a battery pack – which will be connected to its mains, you’ll need to purchase a couple of AA batteries for the former.
Turning our attention to the cost factor, and it is a no brainer that battery powered electric toothbrushes will cost less up front. However, their operating cost will be much more than the rechargeable toothbrushes which are also easy to keep fully powered at all times.
Hence, if you can afford to pay an initial high price – to reap dividends, later on, you might want to go for the rechargeable electric toothbrushes.
How long will your electric toothbrush battery last?
As we found out during the review phase, the duration for which the battery of different electric toothbrushes last ranges from one extreme to the other. For, while there were some whose battery lasted 184 minutes, there were others which died down only after 16minutes of usage.
Again, how long you want your electric toothbrush battery to last depends on your choice. If you have a drawer in your washroom – where you can store the toothbrush charger, you may cope up with an electric toothbrush which requires regular charging.
However, if you are already fed up of charging your smartphone daily – and can ill afford to add another charge-intensive gadget to your ammo, go for an electric toothbrush whose battery could last weeks without the charger.
Will you have to replace your electric toothbrush brush head often?
Remember, there’s no electric toothbrush whose brush head will last a lifetime. They get worn out with usage and you have no choice but to either replace the toothbrush on the whole – a costly decision, or to replace its brush head – a less costly decision.
Still, replacing a brush head isn’t expensive so we recommend buying them in multi-packs to reduce the overall cost.
Also, compatibility is a big issue when it comes to brushing heads. Put simply, the cheaper electric toothbrushes require head which was specifically made for them.
Hence, if you want an electric toothbrush which is compatible across a wide range of brush heads, Oral B and Philips Sonicare Brushes merit your attention. Yes, these toothbrushes are expensive, but their running cost is low.
Will Electric Toothbrush Suit me if I have …
In stark contrast to commonly held opinion, persons with implanted teeth CAN use electric toothbrushes, provided they don’t press it again their teeth too hard. Still, try avoiding ultrasonic electric toothbrushes for their speedy action might result in the slackening of abutment screws.
Finding an electric toothbrush which claims to look after your dentures isn’t an easy task. Having said that, we recommend going for the Oral-B Pro 500 which is simply the best electric toothbrush for dentures.
While brushing your teeth with an electric toothbrush has obvious advantages, the importance grows manifold when it comes to brushing when you have bands on. Provided you don’t dislodge brackets or wires, an electric toothbrush is ideal for them.
Still, as recommended by Australian Dental Association, discuss with your orthodontist before choosing your electric toothbrush, for he is in a better position to give you advice based on your case.
Veneers or Braces
You might not know it: but braces and veneers are not the same things. For, while braces will address the anatomically involved conditions – such as open bites, crossbites, overbites etc, veneer have more to do with your aesthetics – such as improving your smile, removing stains from your teeth etc.
Coming back to our topic – whether you have a veneer or braces, you can use electric toothbrushes with aplomb.
Features You Might Want In Your Electric Toothbrush
If you want to harness improved results, there are some additional features you might want in your electric toothbrush. Let’s take a look at some of them.
Also known as the battery indicator light, it does what its name suggests – indicating when the battery is fully charged and/or when it needs recharging.
Similar to your office seat, your bed and your sofa, ergonomics is the name of the game when it comes to electronic toothbrushes. They should be so designed as in addition to matching your hand shape, they should be comfortable to hold.
According to dentists, we should spend at least two minutes brushing our teeth. If you are prone to forgetting things, there are electric toothbrushes out there which come with two minutes timers, after which they’ll automatically stop. There are others which beep when the designated time is up, hence telling you to stop.
According to Dr. Peter Alldritt, Chairman of the Oral Health Committee of the Australian Dental Association, you should brush your teeth delicately. For, while your teeth are hard, the gums which surround them aren’t.
For this purpose, you might want a pressure sensor in your toothbrush to detect when you are trying too hard to remove the plaque. An example is the Oral B Smart Series toothbrush which tells you if you are going too hard with your teeth.
Talking about pricier electric toothbrushes, they offer you various modes for brushing your teeth. For example, if you have sensitive teeth, they have a “sensitive” mode to cater them. There are other brushes modes such as daily clean, tongue cleaner and whitening.
These modes don’t exist in thin air, rather, if you can afford, the Oral-B 7000 offers all these modes and some more.
Your search for the best electric toothbrush ends here. We have reviewed the ten best electric toothbrushes you can find in the market. Not stopping at that, we have also listed the pros and cons of each product. Moreover, to make your search easier, we have also listed down a buying guide using which you can select an electric toothbrush on your own.