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Best Electric Toothbrush

Brushing with an electric toothbrush everyday keeps the dentist away. Its small brush head can reach hard-to-clean areas and high-frequency vibration making it’s more effective in removing plaque than manual toothbrush. Pressure sensor makes brushing go gently to prevent gums and enamel damage. That make electric toothbrush works well for everyone, whether healthy or sensitive teeth.

Oral-B Genius 8000
Best Overall:
6 Modes
Daily Clean
Gum Care
Tongue Cleaning
Position Detection
Pressure Sensor
Smart Travel Case
Genius 8000 is an outstanding model of Oral-B. It has 6 brushing modes for complete oral care. Its brush head is round shape that makes it’s easy to reach all areas even the back teeth. And convenient with travel charger case which is not only charges toothbrush, but also charges smartphone with one outlet.

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart HX9957
Best Smart:
5 Modes
Daily Clean
Deep Clean+
Gum Health
Location Sensor
Pressure Sensor
DiamondClean Smart makes brushing easier. Its premium brush heads automatically select appropriate brushing mode and intensity. Charging is simple with a nice charging glass. So, all you need to do is just turns on then brush and places it in a charging glass after use.

Oral-B Pro 5000
Best Value:
5 Modes
Daily Clean
Deep Clean
Gum Care
Pressure Sensor
Oral-B 5000 is a worthy toothbrush with full features. It has 5 brushing modes and can connect to Oral-B app on smartphone via bluetooth. Pressure sensor is visible by lighting up when applying to much pressure. It also comes with a charging station with refill head storage and a travel case.

Oral-B Pro 1000
Best Budget:
1 Mode
Daily Clean
Pressure Sensor
Pro 1000 is a simple electric toothbrush. It’s easy to use with single mode, easy to grip with slender shape, convenient with rechargeable battery. And complete with basic pressure sensor and timer functions. It’s still compatible with all Oral-B brush heads, which allow you to choose the most effective brush head.


Comparison Reviews

Electric toothbrush comparison chart
Oral-B Genius 8000 DiamondClean<br>Smart HX9957 Oral-B Pro 5000 Oral-B Pro 1000
Model Oral-B Genius 8000 DiamondClean
Smart HX9957
Oral-B Pro 5000 Oral-B Pro 1000
Modes 6 5 5 1
Daily Clean checked checked checked checked
Gum Care checked checked checked
Sensitive checked checked
Deep Clean checked checked checked
Whitening checked checked checked
Tongue Cleaning checked checked
Pressure Sensor LED Light LED Light LED Light Slow & Stop
Timer checked checked checked checked
Charger Standard Charging Glass Standard Standard
Travel Case USB Charging Case USB Charging Case Standard None
Battery Life 12 days 14 days 11 days 10 days
Brush Heads 3 8 1 1

Oral-B Pro 1000 has only daily clean mode and featured with basic pressure sensor which will stop working when brushing too hard. The battery lasts for 10 days per charge. It also comes with a CrossAction brush head and a standard charger but no travel case.

Oral-B Pro 5000 has 4 additional modes from Pro 1000: gum care, sensitive, whitening, and deep clean. It comes with a FlossAction brush head, a charging station and a travel case. Each charge can last about 11 days.

DiamondClean Smart HX9957 has 5 modes like Pro 5000 but sensitive mode was replaced by tongue cleaning mode. It comes with a charging glass (wireless charging), a USB charging travel case and 8 brush heads. It can be used up to 14 days on a single charge.

Oral-B Genius 8000 has 6 modes (including sensitive and tongue cleaning mode). It comes with a standard charger, a USB charging travel case and 3 brush heads. It can use up to 12 days per charge.

All models selected are rechargeable toothbrushes with built-in 2-minute timer—to prevent brushing too quick and too long—and is bluetooth compatible for getting real-time feedback from smartphone app to improve brushing habits.

Which One?

If you’ve never used an electric toothbrush before and want to try first, Oral-B Pro 1000 is good for getting started that it’s easy to use and cheap ($65 list price but you can find under $50 from online stores).

If you have more budget and want more functions, Oral-B Pro 5000 is worth considering. It has many brushing modes and visible pressure sensor like premium models have. It’s a feature-rich toothbrush at affordable prices ($160 list price but you can buy for under $100 from online stores).

If you have to travel frequently or have a long trip (more than 5 days), Oral-B Genius 8000 is a good choice. Its smart travel case can charge both toothbrush and smartphone. Although the list price is up to $275, but some online stores discount to under $200.

If you want modern-looking toothbrush, Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart HX9957 is something like that. It’s a smart toothbrush with various smart sensor technologies. Its nice lunar blue color and stylish charging glass get along well with modern bathroom counter.

Other Options

Philips Sonicare FlexCare+ gentle brushes with 31,000 strokes per minute and comes with 5 modes—clean, gum care, sensitive, refresh and massage—and a ProResults gum health brush head which focus on gum care.

AquaSonic Black Series is a budget whitening toothbrush that has a lot of features. Manufacturer claims that the battery life last for 1 month on a full charge. It comes with wireless charging stand, a black travel case and 8 DuPont brush heads.

Waterpik Complete Care WP-900 is suitable for those who are looking for both electric toothbrush and water flosser to increase the efficiency of dental care.