Electric tooth brushes are now very standard pieces of dental hygiene equipment in many households, so you may well already have one and have come here as you are placing yours as it has got old and stopped working.
Electronic Toothbrushes are mainly rechargeable, a have a non conductive induction recharging base, but there are battery driven tooth brushes and the battery ones are very inexpensive.
A battery toothbrush is OK as a backup or travel item, but for great teeth cleaning, a full rechargeable is best.
How do electric toothbrushes work?
Electric tooth brushes works in a different way to the way you are used to with a manual brush, as the heads rotate. If it is your first time with an electric tooth brush, bear with it, the sensation may initially be a bit off putting.
With a manual brush you tend to brush up and down, with an electronic toothbrush you pace the head in one place and let the rotation do the work. Again YouTube shoudl have plenty of videos on correct technique.
Should I buy an electronic toothbrush as a present?
Yes, absolutely. It is perfectly acceptable to by an electronic toothbrush as a a present. The prices range from a few pounds to a several hundred ( but most are less than £100) so they is a toothbrush for every budget and every statement that needs to be made.
Oral-B Genius 8000 Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush
Awarded Which Best Buy in 2016 and claims to be the number 1 brand recommended by dentists worldwide.
The brush has a round head which give great cleaning. The GENIUS has position detection that ‘sees’ where you are brushing using bluetooth techynology and an App that includes self tracking and encouragement to maintain good technique.
The recommended retail price is over £200 but there are often bargains to be grabbed online at just less than £100, so grab one when you can as that is great value for money.
User of this brush love it, in fact at the time of writing there were no 1 star reviews on Amazon and the vast majority were 5 star reviews, take a look for yourself.
The toothbrush feels lighter and more responsive than earlier Oral B brushes I have used.
The brush has a long life Lithium ion battery.
This brush is definitely worth checking out if you want a state of the art toothbrush.
Oral-B Genius 8000 Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush Powered by Braun
Philips Sonicare HX9172/10 FlexCare
Philips Sonic Care tooth brushes are well established as a premium quality product.
What I like about this tooth brush is the integrated UV sanitiser, which helps safeguard you against harmful germs and bacteria that could remain on the head. The sanitiser takes two heads and only 10 minutes to sanitise. The UV technology is similar to that used in hospitals.
The standard head is more oval, closer to a traditional toothbrush head, personally I prefer the round style or the Oral-B, thats the main reason I slightly mark this down.
Still an excellent choice.
Oral-B Pro 3000 CrossAction Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush
The recommended retail price is around £90 but can often be found online at half that price, and as such is excellent value for a quality electronic toothbrush.
You get all the value of clinically proven cleaning power when compared to manual cleaning.
Despite not being that expensive, it still has multiple cleaning modes and a pressure sensor that lights up is you press too hard.
Additionally there is a 2 minute timer.
For the budget conscious, this is a fantastic and popular buy.
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