Along with washing your face and fixing your hair, brushing your teeth is one of the daily tasks well all undertake before leaving the house every morning. Assuming you want minty fresh breath, of course.
We’ve heard for years from the experts that an electric toothbrush is better than a manual for a number of reasons, the main one being they rid our mouths of plaque more effectively.
An electric toothbrush will do much of the work for you, which is great if you have limited mobility or just need an extra hand with the correct techniques.
Whatever your reason for seeking an electric toothbrush, we’ve rounded up some of the best on the market right now, to help get you on your way to a healthier mouth.
Best Black Friday electric toothbrush deals:
Superdrug – save up to 60% off on selected oral care ranges
Amazon – save up to 50% off on selected electric toothbrushes
Boots – better than 1/2 price on selected electrical dental
John Lewis – save up to 62% on Philips Sonicare toothbrushes
Argos – save up to 1/2 price on selected Oral B toothbrushes
Best electric toothbrushes for 2020
Colgate’s ProClinical 250R electric toothbrush is self proclaimed to be tough on plaque, but gentle to gums. The affordable option offers a dentist clean feeling, with an impressive five times of plaque removal around the gum line.
he specially designed soft, spiral bristles aim to minimise damage to gums, whilst providing a efficient polish.
Enjoy whiter teeth in up to one week and healthier gums in as little as four weeks. Essentially, in five weeks you can totally transform your oral health.
Price: £19.50, Amazon – buy here now
This older model from Oral B won’t break the bank on budget, but will definitely break the cycle of poor oral hygiene.
A built-in two minute timer, ensures that you’re brushing for the correct amount of time. The dentist-inspired round head along with the oscillating and pulsating technology encourages super healthy gums in just 30 days, which is far more efficient than a manual toothbrush.
Price: £30, Boots – buy here now
The Sonic Chic Deluxe, is the ideal electric toothbrush for frequent travellers. This toothbrush has a ventilated hygienic cap to keep your brush clean on the go, wherever you go.
The brush has an impressive 28,000 – 32,000 brush strokes per minute, as well as the choice of two speeds for your convenience. It also has built-in quadrant timer – 30 seconds for each part of the mouth that will total to two minutes as recommended.
For under £30 you can’t go wrong.
Price: £17.99, Amazon – buy here now
If you’re looking for a smart toothbrush, that will not only deliver a dentist approved clean, but give you tips and suggestions on how to improve your techniques – this one from Oral B is a top contender.
The Oral B Genius X is packed with artificial intelligence and is the brands smartest toothbrush yet. Connect to an app on your smartphone to generate information on your brushing methods and how to improve them. A countdown timer on your app will also let you know if you’re brushing for the recommended two minutes.
If you’re brushing too hard, a light at the top of your new device will flash red, as well as slowing down the oscillation – to prevent damage.
The pack also includes a carry case for convenient transporting, you’re also able to charge your toothbrush whilst it’s in the case.
Price: £129.99, Amazon – buy here now
The Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean has a sleek and modern design that claims to whiten teeth or visibly improve their shade in as little as one week.
Thanks to unique sonic technology, fluid is driven deep between teeth along with our specially designed brush heads to help keep the gum lines healthy.
The toothbrush allows you to customize your brushing to your own needs, with a choice of three different modes. A pressure sensor ensures you aren’t causing any damage to your teeth by overbrushing.
Price: £89.99, Argos – buy here now
The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean toothbrush is a multi award winning electric toothbrush, including winning a gold at the London Beauty Awards for 2019.
The toothbrush removes up to ten times more plaque than a manual brush and improves the gum health in as little as two weeks.
It has five different cleaning modes: clean, white, sensitive, gum care and deep clean. It also has a 14 day battery life – making it the ideal toothbrush for travelling with.
Price: £103.99, Amazon – buy here now
It may not be a brand you’re familiar with, but the ION-Sei is an electric toothbrush that offers a lot of great features that will keep your mouth healthy for longer.
The ION-Sei works with your body’s natural electrical charge, by producing an opposite weak charge that inhibits bacterial growth. This feature is something you’ll rarely find in a lot of mainstream models.
Up to 31,000 brush strokes per minute offer a powerful clean, whilst maintaining a gentle to gums approach.
You also have a choice of three different cleaning modes, which allows you to choose the most comfortable clean for you.
Price: £129.99, Amazon – buy here now
The Foreo ISSA range is a revolutionary brand of oral care, that not only looks unique but has a very unique way of working to deliver overall health to your mouth. It’s 2nd generation ISSA 2 toothbrush is no excpetion.
It uses high-intensity pulsations through a flexible silicone brush, the silicone brush doesn’t scratch away at enamel or irritate gums like traditional fiber bristles. This new addition combines durable PBT polymer and ultra-soft silicone.
Choose from eight different speed variations to find the most comfortable for you. It comes with a USB charging cable and the integrated battery lasts up to 365 uses.
Price: £149, Foreo – buy here now
You know we love a rogue option, although this isn’t an electric toothbrush, it’s the second part of three steps to an overall healthy mouth, you guessed it – flossing.
Traditionally, string like floss can cause a lot of damage to the gums, you’ll know this if you’ve ever flossed down too far (ouch).
The power flosser combines air and water to remove up to 99.99% of plaque in just 60 seconds. It also comes with mouth wash, which you can insert in a special compartment and use for a freshening experience.
Price: £79.99, Argos – buy here now
This dentist approved subscription box is a great place to start on your journey to a healthier mouth.
With sonic pulse technology, the powerful brush delivers 25,000 brush strokes per minute as well as a built-in timer to keep you brushing for the recommended length of time.
The pack also comes with a brush stand and two whitening toothpastes. It’s £38 for a one of purchase, or you can pay £35 for a refill service. The refill option gives you a toothbrush head, toothbrush cap, toothpastes and new batteries every one, two or three months.
Price: £35, Ordo life – buy here now
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