What is the best Electric Toothbrush?

Brushing our teeth is part of the daily routine of taking care of our body. After all, the teeth are an important part of our body and can also have a considerable influence on our overall health. Everyone brushes the teeth in a different way. For example, some people prefer to do it by hand while others want nothing more than an electric toothbrush. Which electric toothbrushes are best for the different tests that are organised? What is the difference between an electric toothbrush from Philips, Oral B or other brands? Our findings:

Oral-B Electric Toothbrush Genius 9000

The Oral-B Genius 9000 electric toothbrush is tested best by different parties. What is striking about this toothbrush are the many extras that come with it; a travel pouch with a built-in USB charger, a smartphone holder and a set with various toothbrushes. The toothbrush is in a high price classification, we wondered if you find this in the cleaning behavior and result. Our findings:

Pros

  • Makes the teeth clean
  • Supplied with different brushes
  • Pressure sensor indicates when you give too much pressure

Cons

  • Many vibrations and noise
  • During the brushing process, you lose toothpaste through the opening in the brush

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean

The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean electric toothbrush is recommended by Amazon. As a counterpart to the Oral-B Genius, we tested it. What is striking about the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean is the pleasant brushing experience and the cleaning result. This toothbrush also comes with a travel pouch with a built-in USB charger and various toothbrushes. Our findings:

Pros

  • Pleasant brushing experience
  • Cleans the teeth very well
  • Elegant and user-friendly charger

Cons

  • High purchase value

Foreo ISSA

Finding a good electric toothbrush when you have sensitive gums can be a challenge. For people with sensitive gums, the Foreo brand came on the market with the Issa toothbrush. This brand stands out from everyone else because the brush is made of silicone. In combination with the sonic pulse technology, the gums are gently massaged and plaque is removed. This makes this brush perfect for people with sensitive and receding gums. Our findings:

Pros

  • Suitable for sensitive teeth
  • Brush feels very soft
  • Beautiful and distinctive design

Cons

  • High purchase value

Budget Electric Toothbrush

The electric toothbrushes that turned out of the various tests are very expensive. Do you want a good toothbrush, but are you not willing to spend so much money on it? Then we have a budget tip.

Philips Sonicare HealthyWhite

The Philips Sonicare HealthyWhite polishes the teeth sonically. The brush head moves at speeds of 62,000 brush strokes per minute. This makes your teeth as clean as with more expensive toothbrushes. There are only no luxury extras on this toothbrush such as a brush pressure sensor, timer or USB charger. Our findings:

Pros

  • Good brushing result
  • Easy in use
  • Low purchase value

Cons

  • No USB charger

Best electric toothbrush according to the American Dental Association

The American Dental Association conducted an independent test to see what the best electric toothbrush would be. In doing so, various criteria were looked at, such as the removal of dental plaque, the useful life of the electric toothbrush and the ease of use. This research shows, among other things, that you do not necessarily have to buy an expensive electric toothbrush. However, it is immediately said that more expensive toothbrushes often have useful extras. A clear winner will emerge from the American Dental Association test. That is the Oral-B Genius device together with the 3D White brush head. They are relatively expensive but do exactly where you buy a toothbrush for. The paste is well removed from the teeth and besides that th electric toothbrush has a high level of user convenience. You get value for money.

Best electric toothbrush according to Amazon

Amazon assesses electric toothbrushes on the price-quality ratio, among other things. In addition, it checked whether the brush matches the needs of users. On the basis of this, some electric toothbrushes have been chosen by Amazon that absolutely jump out. It is striking that the Oral-B Genius is also the best electric toothbrush on Amazon. In addition, both the White and Black versions have been chosen. Amazon especially praises the brush pressure sensor and the many extras with this electric toothbrush such as different brushing modes and a double timer.

Other tests

There are of course many other tests that compare different electric toothbrushes. It is striking to mention that every time Oral-B And Philips come to the top as the best choices. Several websites also look at which electric toothbrushes are the best buy. In that case, they often end up at a lower price segment, because you simply pay more for electric toothbrushes from Oral-B and Philips. However, when looking purely at the quality of the toothbrushes, there are hardly any independent tests that show a different electric toothbrush than Philips or Oral-B as the winner.

What is the difference between Philips and Oral-B and other brands?

What is actually causing these two brands to stick far above the other electric toothbrushes? This obviously has to do with the performance of these toothbrushes. They are perfectly capable of cleaning teeth and removing plaque. This is mainly due to the technique that electric toothbrushes use. For example, Oral-B uses a Trizone technique. Most toothbrushes make oscillating and pulsating movements but at Trizone there is a lateral rotating movement. This makes the toothbrush even better able to clean the teeth. Philips uses Sonicare this is a sonic technology that removes dirt between and from the teeth. The functionality, therefore, distinguishes these brands from the rest. Furthermore, the electronic toothbrushes from Oral-B and Philips have many additional useful functions. Of course, you will also pay the price for this.

Which toothbrush is best now?

The toothbrushes from Philips or Oral-B are the winners of all tests. It is good to know that Foreo ISSA is not (yet) included in most electric toothbrush tests because it is relatively new on the market. Ultimately it differs per person which electric toothbrush you like best and which suits you best. If you have very sensitive gums, you will have different wishes than people who do not suffer of this. Some people do not find all those extras as necessary and prefer to opt for a simple version. However, when you place a lot of demands on the way in which an electric toothbrush removes the plaque, you will soon end up with the more expensive toothbrushes. Of course, it says a lot that different tests all choose the same brands as the best.

Oral-B Electric Toothbrush Genius 9000

The Oral-B Genius 9000 electric toothbrush is tested best by different parties. What is striking about this toothbrush are the many extras that come with it; a travel pouch with a built-in USB charger, a smartphone holder and a set with various toothbrushes. The toothbrush is in a high price classification, we wondered if you find this in the cleaning behavior and result. Our findings:

Pros

  • Makes the teeth clean
  • Supplied with different brushes
  • Pressure sensor indicates when you give too much pressure

Cons

  • Many vibrations and noise
  • During the brushing process, you lose toothpaste through the opening in the brush

Some Frequently Asked Questions

Should I use an electric toothbrush?

Actually a manual toothbrush and an electric toothbrush are both very effective to clean your teeth. However, for a manual toothbrush it is more difficult. Due to the fact that you have to have a good brushing technique. Brushing with an electric toothbrush makes it more easy which leads most of the time to a better result.

Do electric toothbrushes whiten teeth?

Electric toothbrushes don’t whiten you teeth. It is a common mistake people make. Your teeth can appear whiter when you are using an electric toothbrush, due to the fact that an electric toothbrush cleans your teeth very well and removes stains from your teeth. There are some toothpastes that can make your teeth whiter, but only using an electric toothbrush won’t result in whiter teeth.

Do you put toothpaste on an electric toothbrush?

Yes, you can use toothpaste in combination with an electric toothbrush. For the most effective teeth cleaning we recommend that you run your brush head under some water and then apply the toothpaste to the brush head.

Can electric toothbrushes damage teeth?

Several studies state that using an electric toothbrush is better for the teeth and gums than a manual toothbrush. A quality electric toothbrush won’t damage your teeth or gums. However, it all depends on your brushing style. It’s always possible that you damage your teeth or gum, but that is not due to the electric toothbrush. You can damage your teeth or gums by brushing too hard and too long. As long as you keep those things in mind when brushing your teeth, you won’t cause any damage to your teeth.

How long should an electric toothbrush last?

The average lifetime of an electric toothbrush is 3 to 5 years. The most electric toothbrush brands have a two year guarantee. However, most of the time the electric toothbrush will last longer than the guarantee. Electric toothbrushes can last up to 10 years, it depends on how you use it.

Should you leave your electric toothbrush on the charger all the time?

No, it is not recommended that you leave your electric toothbrush on the charger all the time. When you use it for the first time, it is best to completely charge the battery before you start using the toothbrush. After charging it completely you can use it until the battery runs out, then you should completely recharge the toothbrush and continue this cycle.