Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, and keeping your teeth healthy and clean makes a big impression (and saves you a nice chunk of change in the dental bill department). Electric toothbrushes help keep plaque and stains at bay, and the Philips Sonicare electric toothbrush is one of the industry’s heavy-hitters. However, the price tag keeps a lot of would-be electric toothbrush users away. Here are four options that offer similar quality without the Sonicare cost.
This midnight-black toothbrush removes up to 10 times more plaque than with a normal brush, thanks to its four cleaning modes (soft, whiten, massage and cleaning) at an industry-leading 40,000 VPN motor. You’ll notice improved gum health in as little as one week, and an included travel case and extra heads means you’ll take your spotless smile on the road with you.
This toothbrush polishes your teeth and removes bacteria from your gums and tongue just like other options, but its USB-powered sanitizing storage case is what really sets it apart from the competition. Once you put it away, it kills 99% of germs and bacteria with UV rays so it’s spotless the next time you brush. As an added bonus, the two-minute timer keeps you on task, making sure you brush for the ADA-recommended amount of time.
Brushing your teeth twice a day helps keep your mouth spotless — as long as your toothbrush is also perfectly sanitary. Toothbrushes are subject to backsplash from water in your bathroom, and a cringe-worthy drop on the floor is enough to make you toss the whole brush in the trash. TAO’s Sonic Toothbrush comes with spaceship-style cleaning station that kills 99.9% of all brush bacteria and keeps your brush dry when it’s not in use, preventing mold and mildew buildup. As far as brushing goes, professional and sensitive modes help you achieve the level of clean you need.
Brushing your teeth is about more than just your chompers: regular brushing contributes to your overall oral health, including your gums, tongue, and throat. Using phytotherapy, the brush whitens teeth and kill bacteria, and red light soothes and heals your gums. This brush reduces signs of gingivitis and keeps your breath fresher, all thanks to light therapy.