The Best Electric Toothbrush

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This post was published in partnership with Wirecutter, the site devoted to finding the best gear and gadgets. Every product is independently selected by the Wirecutter team. We update links when possible, but note that deals may expire and are subject to change. If you buy something through our links, Slate and Wirecutter may earn an affiliate commission. To find the best electric toothbrush, we put in almost 100 total hours of research, interviewing experts, evaluating every model on the market, and testing 12 toothbrushes ourselves in hundreds of trials at the bathroom sink. We found that the best toothbrush for most people is a simple model called the Oral-B Pro 1000. It has the fewest fancy features of the models we tested, but it does have the most important things experts recommend--a built-in two-minute timer and access to one of the most extensive and affordable lines of replaceable toothbrush heads available--for the lowest price. That, according to the experts we spoke to, is as much as an electric toothbrush can or should do for you. The extras available in electric toothbrushes that cost $150 more don't make them any more effective than the Pro 1000. The Oral-B Pro 1000 brush comes with a minimal charging pedestal that simply requires dropping the brush onto a peg. Fully charged, it lasts for at least a week of twice-daily two-minute brushing sessions before needing a recharge, which is on a par with the other toothbrushes we tested in this price range and plenty for most people. If you can't find the Oral-B Pro 1000, get the runner-up, the Philips Sonicare 2 Series.


The best electric toothbrush

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This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. To find the best electric toothbrush, we put in almost 100 total hours of research, interviewing experts, evaluating every model on the market, and testing 12 toothbrushes ourselves in hundreds of trials at the bathroom sink. We found that the best toothbrush for most people is a simple model called the Oral-B Pro 1000. It has the fewest fancy features of the models we tested, but it does have the most important things experts recommend--a built-in two-minute timer and access to one of the most extensive and affordable lines of replaceable toothbrush heads available--for the lowest price. That, according to the experts we spoke to, is as much as an electric toothbrush can or should do for you. The extras available in electric toothbrushes that cost $150 more don't make them any more effective than the Pro 1000. The Oral-B Pro 1000 brush comes with a minimal charging pedestal that simply requires dropping the brush onto a peg. Fully charged, it lasts for at least a week of twice-daily two-minute brushing sessions before needing a recharge, which is on a par with the other toothbrushes we tested in this price range and plenty for most people. If you can't find the Oral-B Pro 1000, get the runner-up, the Philips Sonicare 2 Series. Like the Pro 1000, the 2 Series is not trumped up with unproven features and includes everything you need in an electric toothbrush. The 2 Series runs much more quietly, but unlike the Pro 1000, it comes to a full stop after two minutes of brushing (rather than restarting the cycle as the Pro 1000 does) and has a less diverse, more expensive range of brush heads, giving you fewer options for texture and shape.


Hack Your Pearly Whites With These High-Tech Toothbrushes

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Good news: Tooth decay and other dental problems are on the decline. If you're over 20, there's a 91 percent chance you've had at least one cavity; by the time you're middle-aged, some of those will have rotted and fallen out of your mouth. Brushing your teeth, just like mom told you. Good dental hygiene doesn't require a fancy electric toothbrush, but dentists commonly recommend them because, let's be honest, you suck when it comes to brushing your teeth. You don't brush for long enough.


Save $95 on an Oral-B Pro 5000 SmartSeries electric toothbrush with mail-in rebate at Walmart

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Keeping your teeth clean and fresh can be a frustrating (and boring) routine. However, Oral-B wants to make the experience of brushing your teeth fun and interactive with the Oral-B Pro 5000 SmartSeries Electric Toothbrush, which is on sale for $89.94. The Oral-B Pro 5000 SmartSeries usually retails for $159.94 and it's worth every penny, with its FlossAction brush head and MicroPulse bristles that were inspired by tools dentists use to clean teeth. The Oral-B system was designed to reach deep between teeth to remove more plaque and other icky stuff between your chompers for a cleaner and easier brushing experience. It also features five cleaning modes and a timer to let you know when to stop brushing.


8 of the best electric toothbrushes, according to online reviews

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Tooth be told, we're wild about connected technology. And since you're here, you probably are too. All jokes aside, oral hygiene and the healthy of your teeth are seriously important. We've all seen those electric toothbrush commercials that claim to be the best at cleaning between your gums, preventing cavities, warding off gum disease, yadda yadda yadda. But how do you know which ones are really worth the space in that cup by your sink?