Considerations To Keep In Mind When Buying An Electric Toothbrush

By | May 12, 2014

You have finally decided that electric toothbrush is the way to go, and you are looking for the best product that will suit your needs. There is a wide range of types of power toothbrushes in existence from reputable manufacturers like Philips and OralB and finding the right one for you can be a difficult task .

That is why it is helpful to keep a few criteria in mind when you are choosing your new toothbrush.

Size of the brush head
Electric toothbrushes, just like manual toothbrushes, have different sizes of brush heads. In general, the smaller the person, the smaller his mouth, the smaller the brush head needed, although there are obviously exceptions to be made to this rule. People with braces should also use smaller brush heads.

Availability of replacement brushes
When buying a power toothbrush, remember that you will have to replace the brush heads at about the same frequency that you would replace a manual toothbrush – usually every 3 months. Before you commit to a particular brand and model of  toothbrush, make sure that the replacement brushes are available in you area.

Total cost of the toothbrush including replacement brushes
Although you are sure to notice the price of the actual power brush, don’t forget to factor in the cost of brush replacements.

Type of charger
Some toothbrushes have chargers that are compact, easy for travel, and take up less space, while others might have larger chargers or chargers with a place to hold extra brush heads.

Timer
Many electric brushes have built in timers, either to measure the who minutes recommended for brushing all of the teeth, or in 30 second increments for each quadrant of the mouth.

Additional features
Some of the more advanced tooth brush models have multiple modes and different power settings for different situations, for example, sensitive more for people with sensitive gums. Another feature that is quite rate is bundled UV sanitizer.

Warranty
Even a toothbrushes from reputable manufacturer , just like any device with mechanical and electronic parts, is prone to possible problems. Make sure your toothbrush has a warranty and that you keep all of the paperwork.

When you have more clearer picture about what you need and want, you should check out our electric toothbrush comparison guide.