Why You Need an Electric Toothbrush and What to Buy

Electric Toothbrushes? Why not Manual?

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A good electric toothbrush is something every adult needs. Your hygiene is important in general, but your dental hygiene is especially. Between eating, talking, and even making different expressions, teeth serve several vital functions in day-to-day life that has more than earned them a few minutes of your time every day. Not to mention that not taking care of them will end in an appointment to one of the most dreaded places on earn. . . . .the dentist’s office! Feared by both children and adults alike, dental appointments are for the most part avoidable if you stick to a good oral hygiene routine. And one of the best parts of an electric toothbrush is that it does most of the work for you!

Electric toothbrushes have been proven time and time again to be far superior to manual ones in just about every way. They clean better, last longer, are more cost-effective in the long run and are in general more convenient. Not only that, they are highly recommended by dentists and hygiene experts around the world.

Your smile is one of the first things people notice when you meet, so it’s important to keep your teeth and gums as happy and healthy as you can. So try one of these to get a dazzling smile your teeth and dentist will thank you for.

Philips Sonicare 4100 Electric Toothbrush

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– built in 2 minute timer

– built in pressure sensor

– 2 intensity settings


– no wall adapter for charger

– poor customer support

– short lifespan post warranty

The Philips Sonicare 4100 is one of the wildest reviewed and most used electric toothbrushes on the market at the moment, and it’s not hard to see why. Overall it has just about everything you might look for in a toothbrush without any gimmicky features that get in the way of that.

A built-in timer helps you to brush for the recommended 2 minutes so you don’t over (or under) brush. And a pressure sensor keeps you from brushing too hard and stripping the enamel of your teeth. Brushing to hard can also cause your gum line to reseed.

All around, it’s a great pick for anyone who doesn’t want anything too fancy but still wants pristine pearly whites.

AquaSonic Black Series PRO Electric Toothbrush



– UV sanitizing & charging travel case

– 30 day battery life

– 40,000 VPM


– some features may not work upon arrival

– cheap feeling design

Did you know that a poorly cleaned toothbrush can actually CAUSE tooth decay, bad breath, and a number of illnesses? Afraid germ build up on your brush head? The AquaSonic Black Pro is here to help. The charging stand is equipped with a UV light that kills up to 99.99% of germs after you finish brushing. This lets you focus on keeping your teeth cavity-free without worrying about putting cavity-causing bacteria in your mouth. And if you plan all traveling home during Christmas break, you can also purchase the AquaSonic Black Pro with a UV light travel case.

This UV cleaning light paired with more common features such as a built-in pressure sensor, month-long battery life, 40,000 vibrations per minute, a 2-minute timer, and a plethora of other features make this one of the best electric toothbrushes out there.

Waterpik Sonic-Fusion 2.0 Electric Toothbrush and Water Flosser

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– built in water flosser

– easy to use


– charging required (no continuous plugin)

– pricey

Going to the dentist may be scary, but there’s no feeling quite like a post-appointment clean. Well, you can get that ultra-clean feel at home through the use of Waterpik Sonic-Fusion. With a built-in water flosser, you can clean and brush at the same time for maximum efficiency and a clean like no other.

The brush itself may not be anything to write home about, but it’s definitely a “master of one” as opposed to a “jack of all trades”.

FOSOO Apex Electric Toothbrush


– 180 day battery life

– metal body

– 4 brush modes


– harsh vibrations

– hard to find replacement heads on amazon

The FOSOO Apex is the definition of premium on a budget. In a sea of cheap feeling electric toothbrushes, its metal body stands out and feels solid in your hand. And it’s sleek semi-gloss finish and gold accents only add to its lavishness.

It also comes with most of the features sought after in an electric toothbrush such as a pressure sensor, 20-minute timer, and 4 brush modes.

Charging can be a pain, but this toothbrush shines through in that department too. With a 6-month battery life, you should only have to charge it twice a year which stands in stark contrast to the bi-weekly charging most of its competitors need. It’s a great pick for anyone whose schedule is already packed and don’t feel like having to remember frequent charging.

Oral-B Pro 1000 Electric Toothbrush

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– 300% more effective than a manual toothbrush

– round brush head


– poor battery quality

– bristles are too firm

If for no other reason, this toothbrush wound up on this list from the sheer number of reviews. it has over 70,000 reviews as of writing and it’s easy to see why it’s too popular. While I may be a tad biased when it comes to round brush heads, many people prefer having a rotating brush head as opposed to vibrating ones. they allow you to better clean teeth individually. This is a must-have for a number of people, myself included.

One thing that makes it stand out is the fact that its pressure sensor will actually turn off the brush if you brush too hard. This prevents you from absentmindedly ignoring any warnings of rough brushing by fully putting a stop to it. Dentists around the world agrees that brushing too hard can actually be counterproductive as it strips away your enamel and pushes your gumline back.

BURST Sonic Electric Toothbrush

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– magnetic travel case

– three different brush modes

– soft, charcoal coated bristles


– short lifespan

– finicky pressure sensor

– pricey

Many dentists recommend soft bristles over their firm counterparts and Burst took that and ran with it. you might think that you need firm bristles to remove plaque, but that’s not the case. The multi-length bristles are super soft and nice on your gums, but they don’t sacrifice their ability to remove plaque and bacteria.

The Burst Sonic electric toothbrush comes with 3 brush modes to select from whitening, sensitive, and massage. And with a month-long battery life, you have more than enough time to figure out which is best for you before you even have to charge it.

Oral-B Genius 8000 Electric Toothbrush

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– real time feedback with bluetooth app

– round brush head

– 6 brushing modes


– loud

– pricey

– complicated app

Oral-B has 2 entries on this list and rightfully so. They have perfected the art of balancing helpful features and high-quality design. All of the features contained in the Oral-B Genius 8000’s sleek build are fairly common, but Oral-B does it better in almost every regard. 6 brush modes, a dual charging case, a pressure sensor, and a customizable ring light are just some of the surface level features, but the list goes on.

Above all of this though is its most well-known feature, the Bluetooth smartphone app that provides real-time feedback on your brushing. This feedback helps you build better brushing habits to help you get the best smile you can and the most out of your toothbrush There isn’t much more you can ask for in an electric toothbrush.

Final Thoughts

While it may have at first seemed like a waste of money, we hope we made our case as to why you need an electric toothbrush and gave you a few good options as to what to buy. Brushing your teeth is important but can at times be inconvenient and cumbersome. So go out there and get your hands on something to brighten your day and your smile!

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