Brushing your teeth is one of the most important things you can do every day, not just for your oral health, but your overall health. While most people have a tendency to just grab the first brush they find on the shelf, you’ll likely have a better brushing experience if you find a toothbrush that’s right for your individual needs. The right toothbrush for you depends on your personal preference—do you want a classic brush that costs a couple bucks at the drugstore? Or do you want to shell out for an electric toothbrush that does some of the work for you?
The best electric toothbrush is gentle on your teeth and gums, easy to maneuver, and actually improves your brushing technique. We’ve rounded up a list of the top toothbrushes for every mouth in the hopes that you find the brush that keeps your smile healthy and clean!
Philips Sonicare DiamondClean. The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean pressure sensor activates even when slightly too much pressure is applied, meaning it’s quick to protect your gums and teeth from excessively hard brushing. The DiamondClean’s accurate smart-timer automatically shuts off your brush at the pre-set time limit for each of the brushing modes, and the quad-pacer gives a gentle vibration that ensures you give each section of your mouth the same attention.
Oral-B Genius Pro 8000. As an oscillating toothbrush, the Oral-B Genius Pro 8000 delivers considerably slower movements than its sonic counterparts, around 10,000 oscillations and 45,000 pulsations per minute in standard cleaning mode. The benefit of a slower pace is that it decreases the likelihood of the tickling sensation characteristic of sonic models, like our top pick. Besides, the Oral-B 8000’s accurate two-minute timer and quad-pacer ensure you brush each quadrant of your mouth for the right amount of time.
Philips Sonicare 2 Series. The Philips Sonicare 2 series is a minimalist model that comes with a single brushing mode, two-minute timer, and quad-pacer. It doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles, but we appreciate the simple design, because nothing feels unnecessary. The minimalist design also comes with the same transition perk as the DiamondClean. When you first start using the 2 series, it starts off with lower vibrations to help you adjust to your new toothbrush.