The Best Electric Toothbrushes | SLMan
The Best Electric Toothbrushes
Electric toothbrushes are the best way to keep your teeth and gums in good shape between dentist appointments. They offer a deeper clean, more thorough plaque removal and can whiten teeth too. Here are the best out there right now...
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Best For Ease: Spotlight Oral Care Toothbrush

This easy-to-use toothbrush comes with three standard speed settings and a handy two-minute self-timer to ensure you don’t under or over brush. The firm bristles will effectively remove plaque, while the ergonomic handle ensures added comfort and control. Choose the ‘sensitive’ setting if you’re after a more gentle clean, or pick the ‘white’ option if you're specifically looking to tackle discolouration. The battery life on Spotlight’s brush lasts up to 70 days and this one comes with a protective travel case too.

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Best For Deep Cleans: Oral-B Genius 9000 Electric Toothbrush

Oral-B offers myriad electric toothbrushes – most of which are worthy of a place on this list – but for deep, thorough cleans, we rate the Genius 9000. Gum Guard technology helps to deliver a dentist-approved clean, while a unique position detection feature ensures you reach all areas of your mouth. The Genius 9000 also comes with four heads, six brushing modes, six speed settings and an ergonomic handle. Plus, a long battery life means you don’t have to charge it after every use.

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Best For Sensitive Teeth: FOREO ISSA2 Smart Sonic Electric Toothbrush

Those with sensitive teeth and gums needn’t miss out on the benefits of an electric brush. Featuring ultra-soft, PBT polymer and silicone bristles and 16 adjustable speed settings, Foreo’s model will effectively remove tartar build-up and stains without leaving your gums irritated. The ISSA 2 is also completely waterproof and comes with a flexible brush head in addition to a tongue cleaner.

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Best For Banishing Plaque: ION-Sei Sonic Ionic Electric Toothbrush

ION-Sei’s sleek brush is a great choice for those specifically interested in reducing plaque build-up. Using patented technology, it creates ions while you brush to inhibit the growth of bacteria that cause plaque, tooth decay and gum disease. It also works with your body’s natural electrical charge through a conductor located in the handle to draw bacteria away from your teeth and onto the brush. A unique, revolutionary design.

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Best For Good Gum Health: Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 6100 Rechargeable Sonic Electric Toothbrush

Improve gum health with Philip’s clever toothbrush, which boasts unique sonic tech that gently sweeps away plaque and bacteria. Like other brushes, it features a built-in pressure sensor, but the 6100 also benefits from a handy LED screen that notifies you when it’s time to replace the brush head. Plus, a smart pacer lets you know when you need to move onto a different section of your mouth, so you can rest easy knowing you’ve cleaned every corner.

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Best For Flossing: Waterpik Complete Care Water Flosser + Oscillating Toothbrush

This clever 2-in-1 set has everything you need for a thorough cleanse and floss. It features three rotation modes –  low, high and massage – as well as ten flossing settings that let you customise the water pressure to suit your needs. It’s compact, using just one power outlet thanks to a multi-functional dock that stores both devices, and comes with five variable flosser tips and a travel case. This is also a solid choice for anyone with crowns or bridges.

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Best For High Tech: Oral B IO9

The IO9 has been designed by Braun and Oral B to deliver a high-tech cleaning experience. Micro-vibrations result in an ultra fresh and clean feel, while 3D teeth tracking with advanced AI monitors your brushing, guiding you to the areas you normally miss. Choose from one of seven smart modes – including a super sensitive setting, tongue cleaner, whitening brush and special gum care mode – all of which can be monitored using the HD LED screen.

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Best For Whitening: Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Sonic Electric Toothbrush

For whiter teeth, check out the Philips DiamondClean, which works by injecting water between teeth and using specially designed bristles to reduce discolouration and stains. It features five cleaning modes including ‘Deep Clean’ and ‘Gum Care’, and boasts a two-week battery life after a single charge. Philips has also partnered with TerraCycle to make recycling your brush heads, floss picks and other oral care products easier.

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Best For A Brush Under £50: Ordo Sonic+ Toothbrush

Ordo’s stylish toothbrush is a solid choice for those not ready to invest in a pricier model. Forty thousand sonic pulses a minute leave teeth cleaner and stronger, as does a flexible brush head that not only reaches the surface of your teeth, but in between them too. The Sonic+ features four brushing modes, a timer and a pacer. Plus it’s waterproof for added convenience.

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Best For An Unfussy Device: Oral-B Pro 2 2000N CrossAction Electric Toothbrush

Oral-B’s Pro 2 might not boast all the high-tech features that other models do, but it’s reliable, effective and affordable. It promises to leave teeth whiter – thanks to a clever polishing cup which dispenses toothpaste as you brush – but those with sensitive gums should stay clear, as the bristles are fairly tough.

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