If you’ve seen a dentist any time recently, we’d bet there’s a good chance they told you to brush your teeth more lightly, floss more, and consider investing in one of the best electric toothbrushes you can find. For good oral hygiene, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends you brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each go-around in order to fight plaque and tooth decay, and they also say that the best electric toothbrushes are easier to use than a manual toothbrush, especially if you have issues with dexterity. Sure, manual toothbrushes are cheap and convenient, but they’re not always the gentlest on sensitive teeth, nor do the bristles on their brush heads do the best job combatting plaque and bacteria. The best electric toothbrushes (paired with a good toothpaste), however, are much more effective, have many useful features, and there are many models from which to choose.
There’s no better time than the present to finally buy an electric toothbrush for yourself (or as a gift for your mom, dad, or significant other). We’ve put together a guide on how to select the right type for you here, and below, we’ve assembled a range of best-selling, well-reviewed electric toothbrushes on the market from big-name brands like Oral-B and Philips Sonicare, as well as from newer, trendier subscription-based brands like Quip, BURST, and Goby—almost all of which you’ll find at Amazon, Walmart, and Target. Our top picks offer a range of cleaning and whitening modes, plus pressure sensors that let you know when you’re brushing too intensely, various brush heads with oscillating bristles, and timers, so you know when you’ve done enough. Many also come with long battery lives, travel cases, and some even have built-in water flossers. Once you’ve upgraded to one of the best electric toothbrushes below, we guarantee there’s no going back.
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