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    Updated on Jun 15, 2020. Posted on Jun 15, 2020

    13 Of The Best Electric Toothbrushes Of 2020 To Avoid Cavities

    Give your teeth some good vibes while refreshing your entire dental cleaning routine.

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    1. An entry-level Philips Sonicare HX5611/01 Essence electric toothbrush for those hesitant about making the switch (and investment) from manual brushing. An easy-start option gently increases power with the first 12 uses to help newbies adjust.

    A front and quarter-turn view of a white electric toothbrush with light blue accents and an aqua power button

    Also: Two-minute brushing timer, takes two weeks between charges, comes with a soft travel-case.

    Promising review: "I am not the kind of person who feels the need to reinvent the wheel. I was perfectly happy using a regular toothbrush, thinking 'How big of a difference can a Philips toothbrush really make?' A friend kept recommending this product, so I decided to give it a try, and it was so worth it. My teeth have never felt this clean in my life. It took me a couple of days to get used to the vibration, but the feeling of super clean teeth was instant. I charge it about once every three weeks because it holds the charge so long. I am so glad I gave this thing a chance. I am never going back to a manual toothbrush again." —Lauren

    Note: Only compatible with screw-on brush heads and not compatible with Philips Sonicare snap-on brush heads.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    2. A five-mode (cleaning, whitening, sensitive, polishing, and massage) Fairywill electric toothbrush with USB to make charging (and brushing) on the road as easy as it is at home.

    Packaging and contents of a black electric toothbrush with two extra brush heads

    Also: Includes three brush heads, a four-hour charge lasts 30 days, two-minute time pauses every thirty seconds.

    Promising review: "I have to admit I didn't expect too much when I ordered the Fairywill electric toothbrush as a traveling replacement for the Philips Sonicare toothbrush used at home. The main appeal was the ability to charge the device, using a regular micro-USB connector, which I carry for my cell phone anyway. Boy, was I surprised the first time I tried this thing. It's no wimpy pseudo-sonic toothbrush (like traveling models I've tried before), it's a real powerhouse-in-your-mouth. I'm also a big fan of the various power levels and overall functionality. In fact, it has become my go-to home toothbrush." —JC Arizona

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95 (available in three colors).

    3. A four-mode AquaSonic Black Series Ultra Whitening electric toothbrush, because the hidden cost in switching from manual is always in replacement brush heads and this one comes with eight of them! That means you might not have to buy new ones for up to two and a half years.

    Packaging and contents of an electric toothbrush set including handle, eight heads, and case all in black

    Also: Smart-vibration brushing timer, lasts four weeks on a single charge, comes with case.

    Promising review: "I am in love with this toothbrush. I have had other toothbrushes that cost me well over $150. This one is so much better than all of those expensive ones. It works amazingly well. Love the color. The feel of the toothbrush is amazing and full of quality. I went on a month trip and forgot to pack the charger. The toothbrush lasted the entire trip without having to be recharged — I am amazed at how it held up. I also love the fact that it comes with a travel case and a year's worth of brushes. I am going to be buying another one to put up for future use." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $36.95.

    4. A Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 electric toothbrush with a pressure sensor that gently pulses to let you know when you're brushing too hard. Take it easy on those gums!

    Pink electric toothbrush with charging base

    Also: Brush-head replacement reminder, two-minute smart timer, 14-day battery life.

    Promising review: "While there are many more expensive models of electric toothbrushes through Sonicare and other brands, none of those will beat this toothbrush in value. Most of my family uses this toothbrush now. It gets the job done. However, when buying this toothbrush (or any electric toothbrush), you should factor the replacement brush heads into the total cost. You really should replace these often, and this toothbrush has a sensor that reminds you to replace them. I do not know how accurate it is or how it determines it, but you can probably get away with using them a little longer than advised. Overall, I would recommend this toothbrush to anyone looking for value and who doesn't care about useless features." —Blake Bertrand

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95 (available in three colors).

    5. An Oral-B Pro 1000 electric toothbrush which pulses every 30-seconds (during the two-minute timer) so you know when to move to the next quadrant of teeth for an evenly clean mouth.


    Also: Pressure sensor, 10-day battery life, comes with case.

    Promising review: "My dentist, while cleaning my teeth last week, kept drilling me (verbally) that, "You have to get ab electric toothbrush to fight off the plaque build-up you always get!" So, I decided to follow her advice. I saw the ratings on this and was very skeptical because of the bargain price. This is the best toothbrush I have ever used! It gets the job done, it notifies you via vibration when you've completed two minutes of brushing, and it's very sensitive on the teeth. I've never had cleaner teeth every morning and night like this." —Joseph

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available with and without refills and in four colors).

    6. A two-pack of five-mode Sonic electric toothbrushes (but not Sonicare) for significant others who enjoy dental hygiene and saving money. Bonus: a five-minute fast-charge via USB will get you a full day's worth of use.

    Set of two electric toothbrushes, one black, one white, with four different colored brush heads for each handle

    Also: Includes four different brush heads (eight total), two-minute smart timer with 30-second interval pauses, 30 days of battery life on a four-hour charge.

    Promising review: "Great toothbrush for everyday use, as well as travel. I had already purchased a single one of these, and my dentist commented on how good and clean my teeth were. I had to get some for my wife and daughter too, so I bought this two-pack. They are both very happy with how good they work, and they urged my mother in law to get one as well and she loves hers too! Can't go wrong for the price and how good these perform. The USB charging is a huge plus too." —Michael Young

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99 (available in three colors).

    7. A three-mode Oral-B 3000 Smart Series electric toothbrush with Bluetooth to track and personalize your brushing habits via the Oral-B app. A little extra for sure, but super helpful too.

    Black and white electric toothbrush standing on white base with power cord

    Also: Pressure sensor, two-minute smart timer with 30-second interval pulses, comes with a stand and a 60-day risk-free trial.

    Promising review: "I bought this to replace my old Oral-B that finally gave up the ghost. I really like the power of this one compared to the old one. They definitely improved the charging base, because now it collects any residual water still on the brush/handle on the base, rather than letting it dump all over the counter and leave nasty buildup. I like that the base is also removable from the brush-head holder tray, in case you don't really need the holder or have to fit it in a tight spot. Oh, and, by the way, my teeth are super healthy since I started using the Oral-B toothbrushes. The dentist remarks on my gum health, and no cavities or build-up. It definitely feels way cleaner than a manual toothbrush!" —El Outsider

    Get it from Amazon for $59.98 (available in two colors).

    8. A three-mode (clean, whitening, and gum care) Philips Sonicare 5100 HX6850/60 electric toothbrush for those looking to spend a few extra bucks to get all the quality basics (and a quality brush) but not really looking for any bells and whistles.

    Hand holding an electric toothbrush with a black handle over a sink

    Also: Pressure sensor, two-minute smart timer with "quadpacer," brush head replacement reminder, 14 days of battery life, and case.

    Promising review: "Before this I’ve used regular toothbrushes and cheap bulky electric ones. This toothbrush is actually amazing. It’s small enough to get into the areas that are uncomfortable to brush like the back of your teeth and corners. It’s even smaller than my toddler's electric toothbrush! I love how well it cleans my teeth. I used to get ready bad buildup and had to scrape off plaque all the time with a tool or my finger. Now I literally have no plaque and my teeth feel so clean afterward. The timer is an awesome feature and it definitely helps you keep your teeth clean by brushing the correct amount of time and the battery life is great. No more changing batteries on deteriorating toothbrushes." —Nancy

    Get it from Amazon for $69.95 (available in two colors).

    9. A five-mode Oral-B Pro 5000 Smartseries electric toothbrush with Bluetooth connectivity for real-time feedback about how well you're brushing and a light-up pressure sensor for keeping things nice and easy on your teeth and gums.


    Also: Includes refill stand, travel case, two-minute smart timer with 30-second interval pulses, and Oral-B app connectivity.

    Promising review: "From the early days of their invention, I never liked the feel of electric toothbrushes. The dentist told me I was doing a lousy job of brushing even though I used disposable vibrating toothbrushes. She painted an ugly portrait of my future oral health if I didn't do better. She suggested this toothbrush and I love it, no weird vibrations inside my mouth, the bristles are comfortable, the timer is super handy (I often do three mins just to go over everything again), and it keeps a powerful charge for a week (so I can get that ugly cord off my counter). The dentist was impressed; she said I saved myself a costly and painful procedure for repairing receding gums." —Isabel's Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $76.82 (available in two colors).

    10. A three-mode Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 6100 electric toothbrush that basically guarantees (says it on the box) that your teeth will exhibit "up to 100% less stains in seven days" compared to a manual brush. Talk about putting your money where your mouth is.

    A split image of a purple electric toothbrush and its opened black plastic case

    Also: Pressure sensor, two-minute smart timer with "quadpacer," brush head replacement reminder, easy-start feature slowly increases the power of the brush, 14 days of battery life, and travel case.

    Promising review: "Great toothbrush for a reasonable price. I previously had the Sonicare diamond clean, but when it reached the end of its life I decided I didn’t want to shell out another $200. I took a chance on this brush and I am happy I did. Battery life is great so I don’t have to keep it on the charger and it cleans just as well as the more expensive brush. Quadrant timers and pressure alerts are helpful, especially in the early mornings when I am still half asleep. I also love that I can change the cleaning mode and pressure based on my current needs. Came in sealed packaging as described with one brush head. Take a chance on this brush. You won’t be disappointed." —Jen

    Get it from Amazon for $109.95+ (handle only available in four colors).

    11. A six-mode Oral-B Genius Pro 8000 electric toothbrush with smartphone-enabled "Position Detection" which uses facial recognition so you know exactly where you've brushed, and more importantly, where you've missed. Also, you can charge your smartphone, as well as the brush, with the smart travel case.

    The packaging for a black electric toothbrush along with the brush, brush heads, base, and suction cup phone holder

    Also: Blue-tooth connectivity, visible pressure sensor, 14 days of battery life,

    Promising review: "I bought this top-of-the-line Oral-B Genius Pro 8000 toothbrush to replace an older model Oral-B. This model not only cleans your teeth, but has many different modes to clean like: Daily Clean, Gum Care, Sensitive, Whitening, and Tongue Cleaning. Toothbrush app is also very easy to install/use and provides a lot of info on daily cleaning and allows you to even change the color of light on the top part of the toothbrush. It just looks cool sitting in my bathroom. Really cool-looking! The travel case is styling in itself. It can even charge your cell phone! Too many awesome features to even describe, but the most important thing is that it cleans your teeth quickly and easily. Love it!" —SuzyQRules1

    Get it from Amazon for $132.98+ (available in five colors).

    12. A super simple and sleek Quip electric toothbrush that automatically sends forgetful folk like you a refill brush head every three months for ($5 with free shipping) to keep your tooth-cleaning equipment in tip-top shape.

    A thin electric toothbrush with a blue handle and cover with brand logo

    Also: Two-minute timer with 30-second pulses,comes with one AAA battery and an all-in-one travel cover, mount, and stand.

    Promising review: "I had been considering Quip for quite some time but never went for it. The tipping point was when I got my first cavity at 31. I've noticed with Quip, I brush longer and less aggressively. I can see a better level of clean when Quip sweeps poppy seeds from hiding spots in my crooked teeth where regular brushing required me to pick and floss them out. Then there is the scheduled shipping of replacement heads. How many of you have remembered to replace your toothbrush on time? I haven't. Quip's shipping remembers for me so I'm not stuck using the same brush for way too long." —Victoria D.

    Get it from Quip for $30+ (available in three styles and eight colors).

    13. A dual-action Arm & Hammer Spinbrush Pro Series battery toothbrush (available with medium or soft bristles) for anyone who made it through this entire story and still can't dream of parting with their beloved manual brush or hard-earned cash.

    A reviewer's hand holding a gray and white spin brush

    Also: Nothing, that's it.

    Promising review: "These Spinbrushes are terrific alternatives to more expensive electric toothbrushes. I've used these for years, and when one tires out I get another. I have given many as gifts, that's how much I like them - and my dental hygienist continues to say "keep doing what you are doing!" —Jgr2
    Get it from Amazon for $5.48+ (available in five colors).

    You've got plenty of electric options for cleaning your choppers and keeping your gums in their very best condition. Now all you've got to do is just bear down and pick one!

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