Dentists recommend electric toothbrushes as the best way to improve your oral health. Understanding the options available is an important part of choosing the best electric toothbrush for you.
What is the Best Electric Toothbrush for You?
When it comes to choosing an electric toothbrush, the most important factor is of course the degree of clean. While most electric toothbrushes provide a better clean than manual brushes, some electric toothbrushes’ technology is better than others.*
The below content will provide you with guidance to help you choose the best electric toothbrush for you.
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3D Cleaning Action Technology vs. Sonic Technology
There are two primary types of electric toothbrushes to select from; Sonic technology and 3D cleaning action technology. Understanding the differences between these technologies is important to finding the perfect toothbrush to fit your needs.
While they both provide a better clean than a manual brush, Sonic technology only vibrates, delivering much less brush head movement than you’d expect. Oral-B electric toothbrushes have unique 3D cleaning action technology, which pulsates to breakup plaque, then rotates to sweep it away. 3D cleaning action removes more plaque, reducing gingivitis and delivering overall better oral health results.
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Electric Toothbrush vs. Manual Toothbrush
Why switch from your manual toothbrush to an electric one? Did you know that manual brushes leave up to 50% of plaque behind? Plaque is a very sticky, colorless deposit of bacteria that regularly forms on your teeth. The best way to remove it is to attack it from different directions. When you use a manual toothbrush you’re only getting the outer surface of the teeth. Our electric toothbrush has a unique shape, which resembles a dental tool, oscillating, rotating, and pulsating to cover a larger surface area therefore removing 100% more plaque. A recent Cochrane Collaboration concluded that the oscillating, rotating technology of Oral-B electric toothbrushes was the only type that consistently reduced plaque and gingivitis more effectively than a manual toothbrush in both the short and long term. So when deciding whether or not to switch from a manual toothbrush to an electric toothbrush, remember that with an electric toothbrush you’ll receive a superior clean every time.
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How to Select the Right Electric Toothbrush for You
No two mouths are alike, so your mouth deserves treatment unique to your needs. The best electric toothbrush is the brush that delivers the best results for your personal needs. The most advanced models provide a variety of brushing modes and real-time feedback right from the handle–like Oral-B. Oral-B is also the only brush that provides Bluetooth connectivity to link your brush to your Oral-B App to monitor, track, and actively improve your brushing behaviors over time.
Our wide range of products also provide additional superior features:
- Unique round brush head is closer to that of a dental tool, which rotates to break up more plaque than an ordinary toothbrush.
- 3D Cleaning Action breaks up plaque, rotates, and sweeps it away.
- Up to 48,800 brush movements/second vs 600 with a manual brush.
- In an independent historical review, only Oral-B was shown to be more effective than a manual brush, removing 100% more plaque.
- Oral-B improves your brushing behaviors over time with customizable settings.
- A travel case, giving you the opportunity to always have a superior clean with you.
Need additional help selecting the right electric toothbrush for you? See our Power brush line-up.
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Looking for an Electric Toothbrush for your Kids?
Oral-B and Oral-B Pro-Expert offer a number of electric toothbrushes specifically designed for children of all ages. Oral-B Pro-Health Stages is the #1 dentist-recommended toothbrush brand for kids.
Make brushing even more fun for your kids by downloading the Disney Magic Timer app by Oral B. 98% of kids brushed longer when using the app for a healthier mouth. In 9 months since its launch, the Disney Magic Timer App has surpassed the one million downloads mark.
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Electric Toothbrush Reviews
Oral-B’s superior electric toothbrushes have received recognition and praise from dental professionals and consumer reports worldwide. Be sure to also check out reviews and ratings from other consumers just like you.
When choosing the best electric toothbrush, choose an Oral-B electric toothbrush to achieve your best results.
“This product is very easy to use, makes brushing fun and easy. My teeth have felt cleaner and smoother with this product.” – Dr. M. Johnson