The best electric toothbrushes

Scrub-a-dub-dub! Take a look at our round-up of the best electric toothbrushes to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and keep your pearly whites bright

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by Jade Moscrop |

There are a few things we could all do with paying more attention to, and brushing our teeth is one of them. Many of us are guilty of skipping the late night brushing, using a brush for too long and not brushing correctly.

Some find that turning to an electric toothbrush helps them to improve their technique, and they're motivated by good results to keep up the good work.

Electric toothbrushes have come along somewhat since they first hit the market, with many now even connecting to your phone and giving you personalised feedback on your daily routine.

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When deciding on the right brush for you, it depends entirely on what you want from your device. Do you just want a brush that gives you better cleaning power, without all the bells and whistles of the smart tech? Or would having something that's tech-savvy encourage you to brush more often?

We've rounded up some of the best electric toothbrushes on the market to help you decide.

What are the benefits of using an electric toothbrush?

Plaque removal

Dental health experts have been raving about the benefits of electric toothbrushes vs manual for years, and a huge 11 year study backs up their claims.

The study found that electric toothbrushes are more effective at removing plaque than a manual toothbrush, especially ones with a rotating head. Even if you don't invest in a top-of-the-range brush, making the switch to electric will benefit your teeth, keeping gum disease and tooth decay at bay.

Pressure sensors

Many electric toothbrushes have pressure sensors to let you know if you're brushing too hard, or not hard enough. This not only gives you a superior clean, but helps protect your gums.

Timed brushing

It's doubtful we can all hand-on-heart swear that we brush for the dentist-recommended time of two minutes each morning and night. Some of us will brush for longer, and some much less. Having an electric toothbrush takes out the guesswork, meaning you'll always get a thorough clean.

Different modes

Manual toothbrushes do their best to be suited to different teeth needs, but nothing can quite tackle the range of sensitivities, needs and preferences like an electric toothbrush.

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Jade Moscrop is the Deputy Editor for WhatsTheBest, specialising in lifestyle topics. She also writes for Closer, Heat, and Mother&Baby.

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