One of your greatest weapons to combat oral disease can harbor bacteria that can make you sick. That is why being diligent in keeping your toothbrush clean is very important and a great habit to get into, along with actually brushing & flossing. You use an

electric toothbrush and your mouth feels clean. You go back to a manual toothbrush and your mouth feels as if it’s been wiped by a silly bristly thing that’s spread plaque all over your teeth. But I do have an issue with this miracle appliance: cleaning it makes me feel sick. You can stop reading right now if spit makes you anxious. But I wouldn’t because if spit does make you anxious and you have an electric toothbrush, you’l need to know a way to store it that doesn’t involve something running down or through the brush to form a brownish circle on the charger (vomit!) should you store the brush on the charger as I do.


I now follow this five step routine to ensure both cleanliness of mouth and brush without incurring nausea.

1. After flossing, brush teeth for for two minutes covering all surfaces and rinse.

2. Leave the tooth brush running, immediately hold the head under running warm water (cold doesn’t do it).

3. Turn the brush off, remove the head and run the handle under warm running water, taking care to get rid of all toothpaste, then wipe clean.

4. If you store on the charger wipe the charger base daily with detergent on a damp cloth, keeping your eyes closed if necessary.

5. However you store the brush, it should be upright and dry.

How to clean an electric toothbrush head

After each time you brush your teeth, be sure to rinse the toothbrush head thoroughly, getting rid of excess toothpaste or food bits from your mouth. Once a month or so, soak your toothbrush head in a solution of bleach and water (1 part bleach to 10 parts water) for a hour or so. Rinse thoroughly. Wipe the base of the toothbrush head with a clean white cloth dipped in the bleach solution (do this before soaking the toothbrush head). When the toothbrush bristles start to splay open, it is time for a new toothbrush if you have the one piece electric toothbrush or new toothbrush head if you have the two piece kind.

How to clean an electric toothbrush handle

Because the handle is an electrical appliance, it should not be submerged in liquid. Using a bleach and water mixture, dampen a small area of a clean white cloth. Wipe all over the handle. Dip a cotton swab in the bleach and water mixture and wipe out the area where the toothbrush head attaches to the handle (for a two piece toothbrush).

By using your electric toothbrush properly and taking care of it, including learning how to clean an electric toothbrush, you can be sure to get the longest life out of it.


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Looking for the best electric toothbrush? You’ve come to the right place. On this website you’ll find many honest reviews of the best-selling and best rated electric toothbrushes available on the market. You’ll also find detailed guides on using electric toothbrushes and tips on how to find the the best electric toothbrush for your needs.best-electric-toothbrush-224x300

Why should you use an electric toothbrush instead of a normal toothbrush? The answer is simple. A great deal of clinical research has proven that electric toothbrushes are simply far superior to manual toothbrushes when it comes to getting rid of dental plague and preventing gum disease.

An electric toothbrush is designed to vibrate at a high speed, producing much more brush strokes per minute than manual toothbrushes. They also come with special unique features like different cleaning modes, brush timers, whitening polishers, gum massagers and pressure sensors, amongst many other capabilities. All of these factors help you ensure that you maintain an optimum level of oral hygiene and dental health.

In short, electric toothbrushes will improve your dental health, prevent gum disease, make your teeth look whiter and help you cultivate good oral hygiene habits. They are also useful for individuals with physical disabilities and older folks who do not have the arm strength to brush their teeth thoroughly.

I highly recommend that you read the entire buying guide but if you prefer to skip it and jump straight to my personal list of the top 6 electric toothbrushes from amazon now,  just click on this link.

What Types of Electric Toothbrushes Are There?

If you’re overwhelmed by the sheer number of electric toothbrushes available, don’t worry. I’ll help you make sense of it all. While you may notice a huge variety of electric toothbrushes online or in your local store, they can all be divided into two different types. Yes, that’s right. Just two types. They are as follows:

1. Normal Power Electric Toothbrush. These are low-end electric toothbrushes which can produce 3,000 to 7,500 brush strokes in a minute. They usually have rotary brush heads which spin in a circular motion or pulsating brush heads which vibrate in a horizontal forward-and-back motion. Many power electric toothbrushes do not have additional features like pressure sensors, quadrant timers and other cleaning modes. Their price range is from $15 to $100.

2. Sonic Electric Toothbrush. The sonic toothbrush is similar to the power toothbrush except for one key difference: brush speed and power. The best sonic toothbrush produces 30,000 to 40,000 brush strokes in a minute, significantly higher than normal electric toothbrush. Essentially a super high speed device for cleaning your teeth, sonic toothbrushes can generate sound waves and vibrating water molecules which are more effective in cleaning the teeth and gums. Their prices range from $100 to $170.

Clinical comparative research has proven that sonic toothbrushes are more effective at removing plaque than normal electric toothbrushes. These sonic toothbrushes usually come equipped with all the latest toothbrush technology like pressure sensors, timers, self-cleaning UV sanitizers and other features.

Now let’s move on and look the points you keep in mind when looking at the different electric toothbrushes out there. Understanding these factors will help you make a better electric toothbrush comparison so you can choose the best toothbrush for your needs.

Advanced Features of the Best Electric Toothbrushes

The best electric toothbrush for your needs should not only have sufficient brushing power but it should have other features which complement your daily oral care routine. Consider choosing toothbrushes with the following extra capabilities as they can greatly improve your oral hygiene everyday:

Pressure Sensors – A main problem that many people have is that they brush too hard. Too much pressure on your teeth will not ruin your teeth enamel, but will also lead to oversensitive gums. Gums can bleed when too much force is applied during brushing. To counteract this problem, some electric toothbrushes have built-in pressure sensors that that will tell you when you are brushing too hard.

Built-in Two Minute Timer – Dental health care professionals all agree that you need to brush your teeth for the minimum duration of two minutes in order to effectively get rid of plaque and bacteria. This is hard to manage with manual toothbrushes. However, electric toothbrushes have a 2-minute timer which automatically starts when the toothbrush is turned on. It will then pulse or vibrate after 2 minutes. This helps to eliminate the problem of under brushing and is a very important feature to have a electric toothbrus

Quadrant Timers – For cleaning purposes, your mouth can be split into four sections. Dentists recommend that you spend at least 30 seconds on one quadrant before moving to the next. Some toothbrushes have quadrant timers that beep or buzz in 30 second intervals to tell you to move on to another part of your mouth. Unlike the 2-minute timer, this is a special feature that is often only found in high-end electric toothbrushes.

UV Sanitizer – A UV sanitizer produces UV light which shines on your toothbrush heads, killing any existing bacteria or germs that may grow on your brush head while its sitting in your wet bathroom. They are highly recommended for hygiene purposes, especially if you live in messy/crowded areas where dirt and germs from the environment and other people can accumulate on your toothbrush head.

All of the features above are often included in high-end sonic electric toothbrushes. Some low-end power toothbrushes may have one feature or two but never all four of them at once. Just something to keep in mind when you’re shopping for electric toothbrushes.

Final Word: Which Electric Toothbrush Should I Buy?

Now that you’ve read my entire buyer’s guide to electric toothbrushes, you should have a pretty good idea of what electric toothbrushes you want. If you still need more guidance, here is my personal advice on buying electric toothbrushes. These tips are the result of many years of personal experience in buying electric toothbrushes for myself and loved ones.

First things first: Let’s talk about the cost involved. While I think its important to not over-spend, I cannot emphasize how important it is to ignore price as a main factor when choosing electric toothbrushes. I know some of you may be on a budget but hear me out: there is a reason to my madness. Why do I say price is not a relevant factor? Here are two main reasons:

Electric toothbrushes are long term investments. A good high quality electric toothbrush can last you many years. When you divide the cost of a $160 sonic toothbrush over 2 years, it only comes to around $6 a month, which is really a LOW price to pay for great looking teeth and fantastic oral health. Don’t make the mistake of buying inferior toothbrushes just because you want to save money. It’s just not worth it in the long run.

Dental health is important. Extremely important. An electric toothbrush is NOT a frivolous fashion item that doesn’t add much value to your life. It’s a product that’s critical for your dental healthand overall well-being. Choosing a great electric toothbrush with all the extra features can make a huge difference to your oral health over the years. It can literally maintain your teeth in perfect form so you never have to visit the dentist for fillings and cavity removals. Dentists are expensive. While you cannot avoid a yearly check-up, you can avoid major dental intervention by having a perfect dental hygiene plan through the use of a high quality electric toothbrush.

HOT TIP – If you really want to save money and there is more than one person in a household, consider buying a high-end sonic toothbrush and sharing it. Don’t worry, it’s hygienic. You just need to get multiple brush heads and label each one with the name of the person using it. Attach the relevant brush-head when its your turn to brush. A downside of this method is that sometimes the toothbrush will have low battery power because it’s used multiple times a day. You should also be fine with sharing the toothbrush handle. Some people may not be open to this idea and find it a hassle to share. Check first!

Now let’s decide on the type of electric toothbrush. Should you choose a sonic toothbrush or a normal power electric toothbrush? Personally, I highly recommend buying a sonic toothbrush instead of just a normal electric toothbrush. Sonic toothbrushes are just more effective when it comes to removing plague and keeping your teeth clean. Many clinical studies have proven that sonic toothbrushes perform better.

From personal experience, I just feel cleaner and fresher when I’m using an sonic toothbrush. I especially like the very slight ticklish feeling of sonic toothbrushes when I brush my teeth: it’s a great sensation. Nothing like deep cleaning my teeth and massaging my gums everyday. From what I’ve seen in the mirror, sonic toothbrushes do clean away food particles and coffee/tea stains much better than normal electric toothbrushes. So in short, go with a sonic toothbrush instead of a normal power toothbrush.

Here are my top recommendations for the best electric toothbrushes. If you’re short of time and don’t want to read many toothbrush reviews, just go with the ones listed below. They are the best-selling and most popular electric toothbrushes on the market right now so you can’t go wrong with choosing any of them.

Best Rated Electric Toothbrush – My Top Recommendations


Toddlers don’t really understand why they need to brush their teeth, no matter what stories we tell them about cavities.  And having someone else put something in your mouth and move it around is simply scary, or at least uncomfortable.  Most of us don’t enjoy visiting the dentist every six months; we ask kids to open their mouths for us twice a day.  No wonder they resist.

Holding a child down is always a bad idea. It’s guaranteed to make them hate brushing their teeth.  And it undermines your relationship.  So I really don’t like the idea many dentists suggest, that two adults work together to lie the child down and hold his hands while the other person brushes his teeth.  Imagine if someone did this to you.  How could it not be traumatizing?

That doesn’t mean you should give up on brushing your toddler’s teeth, obviously. Reconciling those two things can be tough,  but I have seen many families do it.  Basically, you start small and keep at it, just as you do with every other habit.  They all brush, eventually.   A few suggestions:

1. Make brushing teeth just part of the routine.  You may want to try it BEFORE the bath so she is not so tired. Or even during the bath.  More awkward for you, but  she will be more playful and relaxed. Even right after dinner works.


Let her brush yours if you can brush hers. –Shanon H.

My daughter is 27 months. I brush my teeth while she uses her own brush, then we switch…..she brushes mine with my brush, I brush hers with her brush. –Sara H.


If it’s the brush they don’t like let them play with an extra one so they don’t fear it. They can brush dolls or trucks to clean them. Also, you can put something on their toothbrush they like (even if it’s not the healthiest) just to get them used to the brush in their mouth and slowly switch to toothpaste. You will still have to clean it with the cloth afterward until they get use to the brush. –Melody L.


My daughter and I used to “race” to see who could brush the longest. And she wrote on the bathroom mirror with a dry erase marker with “winner” hash marks. She always beat me. –Christine D.

Have her lay on the floor with her head in your lap while you sit cross legged, and pretend to play dentist and brush. –Courtney P.

We tell our 3yo there are dragons in her mouth that will eat her teeth and that you have to brush to keep them from eating your teeth. She thinks it’s funny when we “chase” her dragons with the toothbrush! –Taylor J.


I’m mean. I tell them if they don’t brush, the dentist will have to use a drill like Daddy uses to build, in their mouths to fix their teeth. Oh, and they will need a shot. Cruel? A little Effective? Yes. –Romy P.

(Note: Based on the comments below, this may not be the best tactic, but do what works for you!)


There’s a book – it’s a Norwegian one called ‘Karius and Bakkus’ and it got me in there to brush!!! And we used those stupid flashing toothbrushes. Also let them brush my teeth. –Joy H. of Evil Joy Speaks

Disney and Oral-B have this awesome app out. Well, the *concept* is awesome, but the app itself is horrible. You make profiles of your kids, then you scan your Oral-B products. It shows a little picture for 2 minutes while a toothbrush brushes the bubbles off of it to reveal what the picture is. Then the kids get a sticker after the brush. The app is so awful, it crashes all the time, doesn’t open, etc. So why am I recommending it to you? The 3-5 times it did actually open was enough for my son to get over his INSANE fear of tooth brushing. He would scream and scream and cry while it took both my husband and I to get him to open his mouth so we could shove the stupid toothbrush in. After the app, he now brushes (mostly) willingly and without incident. So maybe it’ll work for you, maybe not, but if you can get that app to open and work, I’d give it a shot! –Katie P.


No one ever had to sit on a 10 yr old and brush her teeth for her. Well, not to my knowledge any way. –Penny L.

Do you have any effective tooth-brushing tips for toddlers?

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If she resists, don’t get into a power struggle.  Just “Play” toothbrushing the next day so she sees it is still on the agenda and gets a chance to work out some of her resistance.  Then try some version of brushing the next night.

There are also books and videos out there  that are worth reading with her because it helps her to get used to the idea.  There are even videos on utube of toddlers brushing.  She probably wants to mimic other kids, right?

BUT I need to add that you can only fight one battle at a time.  That is a good general, if frustrating rule, about any change you want to create.  So I would not stress about tooth brushing while you are transitioning her nap.  If she is too tired at night to handle it, then wait two months until she is taking longer naps.


Tooth brushing is such an ingrained habit, few people think twice about it, but as with any habit, you can get sloppy, and that can lead to cavities and gum disease.

Here, dentists and oral health experts point out 10 common tooth brushing mistakes and how to fix them.

1. Not using the right toothbrush

The British Dental Health Foundation recommends using a small to medium size toothbrush. Make sure the handle is comfortable to hold.

Which is better: electric or manual? This generally comes down to individual preference.

According to the British Dental Health Foundation, electric toothbrushes have been proven to be at least 25% more effective than manual toothbrushes. Your dentist or hygienist can advise which one best suits your dental needs.

2. Not picking the right bristle

Some toothbrushes have angled bristles, others straight. So is one type better? It’s more related to brushing technique than how the bristles are angled. The British Dental Health Foundation recommends a brush with soft to medium multi-tufted, round-ended nylon bristles.

Bristles should be sturdy enough to remove plaque but not hard enough when used properly to damage the teeth.

3. Not brushing often enough or long enough

You should clean your teeth at least twice a day, especially last thing at night. However, if you eat or drink sugary foods, you ought to clean more often. Cleaning for two minutes is usually sufficient to remove plaque.

4. Brushing too often or too hard

While brushing your teeth three times a day is ideal, doing it more frequently than that may not be beneficial. Brushing more than four times a day may seem compulsive. Excessive brushing could expose the root of the tooth to irritation, and that could in turn irritate the gums. Brushing too vigorously can also erode tooth enamel. The trick is to brush gently for two to three minutes.

5. Not brushing correctly

To brush your teeth correctly, the British Dental Health Foundation recommends that you:

  • Place the head of your toothbrush against your teeth, then tilt the bristle tips to a 45 degree angle against the gum line. Move the brush in small circular movements, several times, on all the surfaces of every tooth.
  • Brush the outer surfaces of each tooth, upper and lower, keeping the bristles angled against the gum line.
  • Use the same method on the inside surfaces of all your teeth.
  • Brush the biting surfaces of the teeth.
  • To clean the inside surfaces of the front teeth, tilt the brush vertically and make several small circular strokes with the front part of the brush.

6. Starting in the same place each time

Many people start brushing the same part of their mouth over and over, dentists find. It’s better to start in a different place each time so that the same teeth are not left till last — by that time you may be running out of steam.

7. Skipping inner tooth surfaces

Most people forget to brush the inner surfaces of teeth — the surface that your tongue presses against. The plaque harboured there is just as damaging as the plaque on the front.

The most commonly skipped area, dentists say, is the inner surface of the front teeth.

8. Not following up with a rinse of the brush

Bacteria can grow on an unrinsed toothbrush. Then the next time you brush your teeth, you may actually put old bacteria back in your mouth. Rinsing the toothbrush after you brush will also help remove any leftover toothpaste.

9. Not letting the toothbrush dry out

If you have a toothbrush that’s perpetually damp, it will cultivate more bacteria. If the bristles stay soggy, you can misshape them as you use the brush. You could keep two brushes so that one is always dry.

10. Not changing the toothbrush often enough

The British Dental Health Foundation recommends changing your toothbrush every two to three months, or sooner if the bristles look frayed.

A visual inspection of the bristles is better than sticking to any strict timescale for changing your brush.


Electric tooth brush head is hard, long-term use may damage the gums, the rotating force and some texture delicate teeth had to bear the electric toothbrush,on the gums vulnerable people, and consult with your doctor before using.

Therefore, experts suggest not to long-term use of electric tooth, especiallychildren’s defensive ability is weaker, it is best not to use an electric toothbrush.

If you have to buy electric toothbrush, the two are used interchangeably, but still want to a manual toothbrush, a week can be used occasionally 2 ~ 3 times ofelectric toothbrush.

Children before the age of 7 should not use electric toothbrush

Expert introduction, frequency and intensity of electric toothbrush is fixed,because children can not grasp the method of using appropriate, easy to damage the tender gums, the gingival redness symptoms, but also make theteeth are subjected to severe wear. Severe cases can also cause periodontitis,lead to tooth loss.

The purchase and use of electric toothbrush

Electric toothbrush into the plug and drive two types of battery. Compared with the traditional manual toothbrush, under electric driving, the brush head to the thousands per minute is thousands of times the speed, efficiency is much higher than the manual toothbrush bristles, but it demands higher, in order to notdamage gums.

The brush head size is differ from man to man

“Buy a toothbrush, first of all depends on the size of the brush head.” Director Han said, “brush head are generally smaller, so that it can rotate flexibly in the oral cavity. Children’s oral small brush head needs to be smaller. In general, the brush head size to every man according to circumstances, need to consider the size, the degree of opening oral and personal habits and other factors. There is no uniform standard.” America dental society, adult toothbrush should be: the brush head is about 2.54 ~ 3.18 cm, width of 0.79 ~ 0.95 cm; the brush hair 2 to 4 rows, each row of 5 ~ 12 beam. However, the adult also can select the brush head 2.3 cm long, 0.8 cm wide children toothbrush.

Secondly, to see the brush hair soft and hard. The bristles should choose soft hard moderate, or slightly soft. But it should be noted, too soft hairs easily brush is not clean. The bristles are made before the bristles, very hard, easy to damage the teeth and gums, has been basically eliminated; bristles present multimade of nylon yarn. Specifically speaking, can be divided into two types –common silk and DuPont silk. Du Bangsi good elasticity, not easy to fall.

Third, sanding treatment is also very important. Brush after cutting, if after thesmooth processing, easy too sharp and harm. Brush toothbrush Maojian grindingsanding round, can prevent the damage to the gums, protective effect ofstronger. At the same time, the Korean director remind everybody, the toothbrush should be changed every 3 months. The use of time is too long,bristle accumulate bacteria, bad oral health. Using DuPont wire brush the people not by brush didn’t fall without replacing the toothbrush. In addition, the brush head is square or diamond shape, the bristles of the brush border flat or wavy,brush handle is bent is straight, not on the tooth brushing effect what effect.Brush your teeth with the ordinary toothbrush is very good.


There’s no need to use an electric toothbrush if you don’t want to. Brushing your toddler’s teeth well is more important than the type of toothbrush you use. A manual or electric toothbrush is only as good as its operator!

However, most toddlers find electric toothbrushes fun. If it makes life easier, you could use one. Electric toothbrushes are effective at removing plaque, too.

Your toddler may want to have his teeth cleaned with an electric toothbrush if he sees you using one. He’ll probably ask you if he can have a go.

Look for a quality brand with a timer and a small rotating, oscillating head. A rechargeable brush is much better than a battery-operated one. Battery-operated toothbrushes slow down as the battery runs down, and won’t clean as well.

It’s worth investing in these features if you decide to get an electric brush. As the heads are easy to change, it is possible to have one handle, with a separate head for each family member. This makes it more cost-effective.

If your toddler won’t let you use an electric brush on his teeth, but you’d like to, carry on with his manual toothbrush for a while. Then you can introduce the electric toothbrush again when he feels ready.

Manufacturers advise that children should be three years old before they start using electric toothbrushes by themselves. But, as with anything else your toddler puts in his mouth, supervise him closely if you let him have a go with an electric toothbrush.


Sensitive teeth can be very irritating and tend to get worse at the worst of times. When biting into a piece of chocolate cake or drinking an espresso with a friend, sensitivity can come about. If your teeth are sensitive, there are several simple but important steps you can take today to treat sensitive teeth:

1. Use Toothpaste Made for Sensitive Teeth

Toothpaste manufacturers offer specially formulated toothpastes that aim to help those with sensitive teeth. While this is a basic form of treatment, it is the easiest one to try. This toothpaste works by blocking the tubules found in dentin.
This toothpaste is no more expensive than any other toothpaste on the market and must be used regularly to help keep your sensitivity low.

2. Brush Correctly With Soft Brushes

Did you know that brushing too hard can actually harm the enamel on your teeth? In fact, those that apply too much pressure when brushing will actually wear down their teeth’s enamel making their sensitivity even worse.
The best choice is to choose a soft-bristle brush and brush lightly. If you are having trouble judging the amount of pressure you must apply during brushing, you can purchase electric tooth brushes that come with pressure sensors built-in. These brushes are the easiest to use and also allow you to time your brushing to the recommended two minute mark.

3. Reduce Acid Erosion

Do you like to drink soda or orange juice regularly? If so, the cause of your sensitivity may just be the foods you are eating. Foods that are highly acidic are known to break down the enamel of your teeth. This equates to further sensitivity and eventual tooth decay in some cases.
Instead, you will need to opt for foods and drinks that have a low acidic value. A glass of water is a much better choice than acidic fruits or fruit juices when sensitivity is an issue.

4. Put a Halt to Grinding

People that grind their teeth often do so without even knowing a problem exists. Teeth grinding normally occurs at night and can cause a myriad of dental problems. This grinding or clenching can also happen during the day and will wear down your teeth’s enamel quickly.
When it comes to grinding, the best option is to purchase a mouth guard meant for grinding, or visit a dentist to have a special mouth guard developed for you.

5. Use Fluoride

Fluoride-based products, such as toothpaste or mouthwash, should be used. Fluoride has been shown to strengthen enamel which will lead to less overall sensitivity. Mouthwash and toothpaste can be foun

6. Take care while consuming acidic foods

that can wear away tooth enamel, such as fruit juices, vinegar salad dressings and soft drinks.


Wondering if that hi-tech power toothbrush on display at your dentist’s office is really better than the regular ones? What about a power toothbrush that uses AA batteries? What’s the difference between them all?

In addition to things like your brushing technique, how often you brush and the length of time you spend doing it, experts believe that the type of toothbrush you use will directly affect how well you remove plaque.1 In order to decide which type of power toothbrush is right for you, it’s helpful to understand exactly what kinds are available to you and how they differ from one another.

Knowing the Three Types of Power Toothbrushes

The three types of power toothbrushes on the market are rechargeable electric (including sonic), regular manual and battery power.

  • Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush: A rechargeable electric toothbrush, also known as a “power toothbrush”, is the kind you plug into the wall to recharge, keeping the handle and replacing the brush head every three months. Rechargeable electric toothbrushes differ among the kind of cleaning technology they use, such as oscillating-rotating (3D Cleaning Action) or sonic technology.
  • Regular Manual Toothbrush: In contrast, regular manual toothbrushes are the basic toothbrushes you’re probably accustomed to with a plastic handle and various nylon bristle designs on the brush head. This is the most common type of toothbrush, and it doesn’t require any power sources.
  • Battery Power Toothbrush: Those who want a dose of power but are weary of electric toothbrushes may like battery power toothbrushes. Like electric toothbrushes, battery power toothbrushes are sometimes simply called “power toothbrushes” due to their use of an AA battery. While similar in design to regular manual toothbrushes, battery power toothbrushes have just enough vibration to add some extra cleaning action.

Feeling the Difference in Plaque Removal

According to a 2005 independent study, “Brushes that worked with a rotation oscillation action removed more plaque and reduced gingivitis more effectively than manual brushes in the short and long-term… No other powered brush designs were consistently superior…”2 Oral-B pioneered this oscillating-rotating power technology in 1991 and has incorporated it into its premium power toothbrush range ever since.  Recently it has also incorporated this technology into lower cost options, like Oral-B Vitality.

Assessing Technology and Features

Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush: Generally rich in technology and features, electric toothbrushes provide the many oral health benefits. Some can even enable you to improve your brushing habits. Hi-tech features include:

  • Numerous brushing modes specialized for sensitive teeth, whitening benefits or gum-massaging action
  • Pressure sensors to signal when you’re brushing too hard
  • Timers to help you keep track of how long you’re brushing each quadrant of your mouth
  • Digital reminders to replace your brush head
  • Oscillating-rotating or sonic technology
  • Multiple brush head compatibility so you can choose which kind of bristle design you prefer

Most electric toothbrushes also come with features for added convenience, like a brush head or toothbrush holder, bathroom-counter storage units and travel toothbrush chargers.

Regular Manual Toothbrush: While ordinary toothbrushes don’t nearly provide the benefits and features of rechargeable electric toothbrushes, the technology featured in their brush heads, bristles and handle designs can be quite advanced, for example:

  • Crisscrossed, extra-long or multi-level bristles
  • Polished or rounded bristle tips
  • Textured bristles
  • Cupped-bristle design for whitening benefits
  • Ergonomically designed handles with special grips
  • Tapered or angled brush head
  • Gum stimulators
  • Tongue cleaner pads

Battery Power Toothbrush: While similar in features to regular manual toothbrushes, these kinds of toothbrushes also vibrate to provide additional cleaning action. In addition to those of manual toothbrushes, features include:

  • Built-in AA battery that can be replaced in some models
  • “On/Off” or “+/-“ button located on the handle
  • Bristles or split brush heads specially designed to pulsate along with the vibrations

Modifying Brushing Technique

Proper brushing technique varies when using different kinds of toothbrushes. Both regular manual toothbrushes and battery power toothbrushes require you to provide all or most of the brushing action, moving the brush back and forth along all sides of your teeth and gums. In contrast, rechargeable electric toothbrushes provide the cleaning action while you need only guide it along all surfaces. Once they get the hang of it, many people find this method of brushing easier.

Understanding Power Toothbrush Value

Rechargeable electric toothbrushes tend to have a higher price value than battery power and regular manual toothbrushes, but you can find some for as low as $22 MSRP, like Oral-B® Vitality. Keep in mind that they offer more health benefits and features. Regular manual toothbrushes cost the least, and they are often sold in multi-packs as well as individually. Battery power toothbrushes are usually only a few dollars more than ordinary manual toothbrushes.

Trying Out a Power Toothbrush

It’s understandable to want to test-out a rechargeable electric toothbrush before buying a hi-tech one for the first time. While your dental professional is the best person to ask for a recommendation, you may also consider some affordable, entry tier options like Oral-B® CrossAction® Power Max or Oral-B® Vitality. They’re ideal for people who are curious about giving power a try but want a taste of what it’s like first.


Are you looking to buy an electronic toothbrush? Look no further as I will like to share my experiences of using the Philips Sonicare Essence Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush. I’ve had this electric toothbrush model for just over a year and it definitely hasn’t disappointed.
The Essence 5600 (HX5610) is a mid-range model – coming in at just under $60 and  has a special angled neck, very soft contoured bristles. With the Sonic patented technology, this toothbrush gently removes plaque in areas hard to reach. Because the Philips essence power brush is made for easy use, it has an easy-start feature. You will acclimate to the Sonicare experience with this feature.That is not all; the two-minute timer makes sure you have brushed your teeth to the full.


Benefits of Philips Sonicare

First, it does its job of getting your teeth meticulously clean .

With the powerful sonic technology, the Philips 5600 power toothbrush brushes teeth with a speed of up to 31,000 movements per minute. This produces a sweeping motion driving the fluids deep into tight space areas of the teeth and along the gums. Thus, you are guaranteed of a cleaner healthy mouth in the end.

Second,Comfortable to use with the contoured, angled neck bristles.
Talk of comfort when brushing your teeth, this model, with its unique angled neck and contoured bristles gives comfort. The bristles are made in correspondence to the natural shape of your teeth. The bristles are uniquely made to produce an extensive comfortable clean.

Easy to brush
It is now easy to brush your teeth. When using this product, you only apply small pressure. This is because most of the work is done by the brush! After the first 12 uses, the easy start feature increases the power of the toothbrush. This is smart technology. Sometimes when brushing your teeth you tend to speed. The smarttimer is meant to keep you on track by ensuring you brush your teeth for a full two minutes. This is the time dental professionals recommend. To pause brushing during the two minute cycle use the power button. The smarttimer picks up from where you left if you press the power button again within 30 seconds.

Rechargeable power
The toothbrush has a rechargeable power system that lasts up to two weeks of typical use after a full 24 hour charge. To show you remaining power, it has a recharge indicator on the brush display. When travelling, you have the convenience of leaving its charge at home.

Easy to Start and Timer feature

The speed bristle motion combined with the dynamic cleaning of the Essence 5600 electric toothbrush guarantees effective brushing by just applying light pressure. The timer feature sets the brushing time to two minutes as recommended by dentists for optimum cleaning. The timer automatically shuts off after the cleaning cycle.

Where to buy and read more reviews:

The Philips Sonicare HX5610 Essence 5600 Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush can be purchased through various online stores like Amazon and WalMart or you can purchase them from most street stores. You can read more in-depth reviews of the product on Amazon website and many other online stores that sell this product.

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The electric tooth brush has gained a fair amount of publicity in recent times, mainly because people have started using it in considerable measure. The convenience is definitely an incentive, but then there are people who think whether they are really better off with a manual toothbrush, and whether they aren’t .

maintaining the health of their teeth better with the latter. So, are our traditional toothbrushes really the best ones?

There is no evidence of either kind of tooth brush being the better one. Manual toothbrushes may be better, but that actually depends on how the person uses it. Dental hygienists claim that 9 in 10 persons use their toothbrushes in an ineffective manner, and considering that, the electric tooth brush actually becomes a better option. With these automatic toothbrushes, most of the work of brushing depends on the AI of the tooth brush, which means that even if the person isn’t using the brush properly, the device itself has the intelligence to do a good job.

Various modes are inbuilt into electric toothbrushes, such as oscillatory, rotational and pulsating. You can select whichever mode suits you best. The pulses are quite large in frequency—400 a second—which means the devices are really doing a good job. Some of the recent toothbrushes, such as the Oral B Triumph 9900 have their own pressure sensors which alert you if you aren’t holding the tooth brush with the right kind of pressure.

All these toothbrushes have a complete set of instructions on them, which guide you in using them most effectively. Normally, we brush our teeth for 2 minutes each time, twice a day. We use the electric toothbrushes for the same duration as well. However, since these have better motion and performance, they pack much more punch in those 2 minutes. In fact, some of the best electric toothbrushes have a timer that tell you when you are done.

The one deterrent for people in buying an electric tooth brush is the price. These may cost a hundred times more than the manual one. But then, there’s something you have to consider. Manual toothbrushes need to be thrown after a few weeks of use, but you can use an electric toothbrush for a very long time. Even after it seems to be worn out, all you have to do is to replace the head, which is a very inexpensive affair.