Dental care is not only an absolutely crucial element of maintaining a strong appearance, but is a huge part of good overall health. Regular brushing is extremely important for ensuring the prevention of gum disease and tooth decay, common issues which can lead to even more serious health problems if left to worsen. More and more dentists are of the opinion that brushing with a non electric brush doesn’t cut it, and in order to ensure you’re properly protected and your teeth are in optimal health, brushing with an electric toothbrush is essential. If you’re looking to pick up a new electric toothbrush, this is the post for you. Check out our guide to the top 10 electric toothbrushes.
There are a few factors to consider when choosing which electric toothbrush is best for you:
Dentists often say that the best toothbrush for you is the one you actually use, and one of the major problems with manual toothbrushes is that we don’t use them enough. Few people have the forethought to set a stopwatch before brushing every day, and what this means is that no matter how diligent you think you’re being, the majority of manual brush users simply don’t brush for long enough. For this reason, the first and most important feature you should look for in a toothbrush is a built-in timer. By letting you know when the right amount of time has elapsed, this will make a huge difference in your dental hygiene, perhaps more so than any other feature.
Many toothbrushes come with attachment heads with different functions. Some are designed for daily use, some are designed for more intensive, stain-removing cleans, and others are best used on the tongue.
The next stage in the development of the toothbrush design, smart toothbrushes collect data on how long you brush in different areas of your mouth, and feed this information to an app on your smart phone. This allows you to monitor your oral hygiene habits and make tweaks to improve them. Minor improvements can have big payoffs over the course of years.
If your budget prevents you from buying a sonic model, or if you’ve previously tried them and know they exacerbate your tooth sensitivity, choosing a lower spec electric model is absolutely still advisable. Their low rate of vibrations per minute reduces the level of abrasion that takes place, which can help those with highly sensitive teeth.
Alternatively, many sonic models come with lower vibration rates to avoid excessive abrasion, and due to their use of sonic waves, they are more effective at cleaning the difficult-to-reach areas of the teeth that typically become the site of cavities.
The Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush is an outstanding sonic brush that has settings to accommodate cleaning, whitening and caring for the gums. Its in-built pressure sensor informs you when you’re brushing too hard, meaning it’s an outstanding model for those with sensitive teeth. In this bundle, exclusive to Mankind, it comes with Regenerate Enamel Science Advanced Toothpaste, a toothpaste with a protective and restorative effect on the outer layer of the teeth’s enamel. What’s more, for a limited time you can save 45% when you buy through Mankind.
The Oral-B Pro 600 3D Electric Toothbrush is a rotating-head electrical toothbrush with a quadrant timer and an oscillating, pulsating action. A high level mechanical toothbrush, it’s a fantastic entry level toothbrush or solution for those with sensitive teeth who shy away from high frequency sonic brushes.
The Oral-B POC Handle Pro 3000 makes use of a triple pressure sensor which lights up to warn you against creating too much pressure against your teeth. Through this, it prevents you from causing excessive abrasion and enamel damage, allowing you to achieve the most effective clean.
The Philips Sonicare Diamondclean Smart Electric Toothbrush HX9924/44 is a high performance toothbrush, making use of an innovatively designed app to collect data on your teeth brushing habits to help you improve your technique, feeding back on areas you need to focus on more.
The FOREO ISSA 2 Electric Sonic Toothbrush makes use of 11,000 sonic pulses per minute to break down plaque and tartar in your teeth and gums, giving your teeth an unparalleled clean.
A fantastic entry level product, the Oral-B Vitality White & Clean Rechargeable Toothbrush has everything you need to ensure cleanliness without breaking the bank.
Another Philips product that makes use of its innovative app to gather dental care data with a view to improving your efficiency and efficacy, the Philips HX9191/06 Sonicare Flexcare Platinum Connected Sonic Electric Toothbrush delivers 31,000 strokes per minute, with an AdaptiveClean brush head which follows the contours of the teeth and gumline.
The Oral-B Pro Genius 8000 Electric Toothbrush aims to provide 3D Cleaning Action by surrounding and cupping each tooth to ensure maximal cleansing action both upon and between the teeth. Using a Triple Pressure Sensor, its SmartRings illuminate and pulsations slow down when excessive abrasion is placed on the tooth, with the head coming to a complete stop when a certain level of pressure is exerted. This means you never have to worry about damaging the outer layer of enamel. In addition, it collects data about your brushing performance, which can be viewed on your phone to ensure your regime is optimal.
Part of the SmartSeries range from Oral-B, the Oral-B Pro4000 X Action Toothbrush offers intelligent feedback on your brushing habits by sending data to your smartphone, while being extremely affordable.
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