This article will show you the comparison table of 10 best electric toothbrush models for 2019 and short reviews of 5 brushes that have the best ratings.
Top Electric Toothbrush Comparison Guide and Key Features
|Model||Timer Type||Brushing Modes||Additional Features|
|ProTimer||6 - Daily Clean, Gum Care, Sensitive, Whitening, Tongue Cleaning and Pro-Clean Mode||Smart Travel Case, Bluetooth|
|Quadpacer||5 - Clean, White, Sensitive, Polish, Gum Care||Deluxe travel case with USB Charger, Illuminated Display, Bluetooth|
|Wireless SmartGuide||5 - Daily Clean, Sensitive, Whitening, Massage, Deep Clean||Pressure Sensor, Visual Pressure Indicator, Tripple Pressure Control|
|ProTimer||1 - Daily Clean,||Pressure sensor|
|Quadpacer||1 - Clean||Pressure sensor, travel case and charger|
|Smartimer||1 - Clean|
I have included 3 columns in the matrix:
- Model – brand, model, and picture – click on the picture to view more details or to purchase the item
- Timer Type – the type of the brushing timer
- Brushing modes – the number and names of brushing modes
Best Electric Toothbrush Features
- 1 Top Electric Toothbrush Comparison Guide and Key Features
- 2 Best Electric Toothbrush Features
- 3 Review Of The Top 5 Electric Toothbrushes
- 4 Oral-B vs Sonicare Technology
- 5 Best Electric Toothbrush For Braces
- 6 Considerations To Keep In Mind When Buying A Power Toothbrush
Before you start learning about the bells and whistles of the best electric toothbrush models you have to be sure if you understand all the advantages and disadvantages of electric toothbrushes.
The first thing your dentist will tell you about cleaning your teeth (even if you are using the manual brush) is that you should brush for at least 2 minutes. I have also seen some advice saying that you should brush 4 minutes with a manual brush, but my doc says it is not necessary. But how do you know how long are you brushing? With a manual brush, the only solution is to bring your stopwatch to the bathroom and use it for taking the time. Not very convenient if you ask me.
An electric toothbrush makes things more comfortable because it usually has some timer functionality built in.
These are the most common types of timers.
- Simple 2-minute timer – the most basic timer (Philips calls it Smartimer) which simply sets the time to two minutes at the moment you switch on the brush and shuts the toothbrush off after 2 minutes.
- Quadpacer – this feature can be found in mid-range and higher end Philips Sonicare models. It is the Smartimer with an added twist – the interval timer that helps you to make sure that you pay the same attention to all parts of your mouth. The Quadpacer beeps every 30 seconds to inform you that you should start cleaning the next section of your mouth.
- Wireless SmartGuide – more advanced OralB toothbrushes (5000 and 7000 model) feature an external wireless clock that is connected to the brush. The brush still times itself, but you can see the remaining brushing time on the clock. Besides, the SmartGuide warns you if you are brushing too hard.
Review Of The Top 5 Electric Toothbrushes
Come back later to check out the updated table and reviews!
Oral-B vs Sonicare Technology
Best Electric Toothbrush For Braces
Considerations To Keep In Mind When Buying A Power Toothbrush
You have finally decided that powered model 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 item.
Size of The Brush Head
Automatic models, just like manual toothbrushes, have different sizes of brush heads. In general, the smaller the person, the smaller his mouth, the smaller the brushhead needed, although there are apparently exceptions to be made to this rule. People with braces should also use smaller heads.
Availability of Replacement Brushes
When shopping for a power toothbrush, remember that you will have to change the replacement 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, make sure that the replacement brushes are available in your area.
Although you are sure to notice the price of the actual power brush, don’t forget to factor in the cost of heads.
Type of Charger
Some models have chargers that are compact, easy for travel, and take up less space. Others might have larger chargers or chargers with a place to hold extra brush heads.
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.
Some of the more advanced 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 rare is bundled UV sanitizer.
Even toothbrushes from the reputable manufacturer, just like any device with mechanical and electronic parts, are prone to possible problems. Make sure your unit has a warranty and that you keep all of the paperwork.
When you have a clearer picture of what you need and want, you should check out our comparison guide.