Three Things to Consider Before Buying an Electric Toothbrush

Oscillating teeth cleaners can keep your chompers white and healthy better than traditional brushing alone.

Toothbrush cleaning teeth.
For the best is oral health care, consider an oscillating or sonic electric toothbrush.Oral-B

Electric toothbrushes aren’t new. In fact, they’ve been around for so long, and are so common, that now it’s almost novel to spy someone brushing their teeth manually. It looks like a lot of work, by comparison. But if you’re new to the electrified dental hygiene game, the sheer variety of setups available can feel overwhelming. Which way should you turn to keep your teeth sparkling? Here are a few things to consider.

Battery Life

Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush
Not only does this brush give you a nice, thorough, deep clean, but its lithium ion battery should last up to two full weeks with normal use.Philips

The last thing you want is your toothbrush to go belly-up mid cleansing. A reliable toothbrush will have a nice, long battery life. Ideally, you’ll be able to take it on a decently long vacation and not have to worry about bringing the charger.

Brush Type

Oral-B Black Pro 1000 Power Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush
This affordable brush features a round brush that rotates to dig in deep and really break up existing plaque as well as prevent new layers from forming.Oral-B

No two people have mouths, teeth, or gums that are exactly the same size or shape, and because of that we’ll all have different preferences on brush type. Some like the traditional oblong brush, while others may prefer to go with a round shape. Some like soft bristles, while others want something a little stiffer. Don’t overlook this comfort-factor.

Smart Features

Oral-B Pro 7000 SmartSeries Black Electronic Power Rechargeable Toothbrush
This smart electric toothbrush offers real-time feedback as you brush to help you hit important areas, track your habits over time, and even help you use the right amount of pressure.Oral-B

Yep, they’re building intelligence into everything these days, even your toothbrush. A smart brush may help you keep track of your brushing habits as well as guide you toward better ones.