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Best electric toothbrushes and Waterpiks, according to reviewers (plus the best deals)

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The best way to take care of your smile is by brushing and flossing every single day. But experts say it's important to choose the right tools when it's time to brush and floss. Specifically, data shows that electric toothbrush users have healthier gums and less tooth decay than manual toothbrush users.

Having trouble telling all the similar-looking electric toothbrushes apart, and deciding what's the best electric toothbrush for you? That's where we come in to help.

Top products in this article:

Best electric toothbrush according to reviewers: Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 5100 electric toothbrush, $90

Our best-selling electric toothbrush: Philips One by Sonicare rechargeable toothbrush, $40

Best Waterpik according to reviewers: Waterpik Aquarius water flosser, $70

We found the best electric toothbrushes you can buy right now from top-rated brands such as Quip, Philips SonicareOral-B and more. These highly rated toothbrushes include top-of-the-line functions that will make your dentist smile, including Bluetooth functionality (so your toothbrush can tell you what you're doing wrong), sensors to protect your gums, and sonic vibrations. There's even a toothbrush that flosses while it cleans.

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Keep scrolling to shop the best electric toothbrushes. And don't forget to floss. We've also found the best water flossers from Waterpik and beyond.   

The best electric toothbrushes according to reviewers

Shop the best electric toothbrushes from QuipPhilips SonicareOral-B and more for kids and adults. 

Philips One by Sonicare toothbrush

Philips Sonicare via Amazon

An Amazon customer who purchased the Philips One by Sonicare called the rechargeable toothbrush a "nice, affordable alternative to some of the more expensive electric toothbrushes out there." 

"It is lightweight, and super easy to use," they said. "It has a built-in timer, which helped make me more conscious of brushing my teeth for the recommended length of time. I feel that it works effectively at cleaning my teeth. The charge on the battery lasts for quite a while, as well. I don't have to charge it super often, but when I do, it's very easy to do via the USB cable."

The Philips One by Sonicare is available in three colors. At last check, Walmart had all colors available, while Amazon had more limited choices.

Philips One by Sonicare rechargeable toothbrush (rechargable), $40

The Philips One electric toothbrush also comes in a less-expensive, AAA-battery-powered version. It's available in four bright colors, so family members can easily tell whose brush is whose when they're sitting by the bathroom sink.

Philips One by Sonicare rechargeable toothbrush (AAA battery), $25

Quip adult electric toothbrush


The Quip electric toothbrush is cordless and doesn't include a bulky charging station. This AAA battery-operated toothbrush takes up about as much space as a regular toothbrush. The brush comes with a travel cover that doubles as a mirror mount.

The toothbrush uses timed sonic vibrations for your best clean.

Quip adult electric toothbrush, $40 (regularly $45)

Philips Sonicare 4100 power toothbrush

Philips Sonicare via Amazon

"This model is inexpensive and yet has all the major features," explained an Amazon customer who purchased the Philips Sonicare 4100 power toothbrush. "It tells you when it needs charging. It tells you when it is fully charged. It tells you if you are using too much pressure when brushing. It times each quadrant for brushing time. It tells you when the brush head needs changing."

Philips Sonicare 4100 power toothbrush, $50

Oral-B Vitality FlossAction rechargeable electric toothbrush

Oral-B via Walmart

The Oral-B Vitality rechargeable toothbrush oscillates and rotates to remove plaque. It features a two-minute timer to help users keep up with the recommended brush time. 

"Great product. Good price. I have another Oral B with a few more features, but don't find them necessary. This is an excellent value and does everything I need for less money," wrote a Walmart customer who purchased the Oral-B toothbrush. 

Oral-B Vitality FlossAction rechargeable electric toothbrush, $28

Oral-B Genius 8000 electric toothbrush

Oral-B Store via Amazon

Looking for an electric toothbrush that does more than just brush? The Oral-B Genius 8000 will actually tell you how you're doing. Use the Oral-B app and connect with Bluetooth to get real-time feedback on your brushing habits.

The electric toothbrush features six modes: daily clean, gum care, sensitive, whitening, deep clean and tongue cleaner. It comes with three brush heads, a charger and a travel case.

Oral-B Genius 8000 electric toothbrush, $128

Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 5100 electric toothbrush

Philips Sonicare via Walmart

A Walmart customer who purchased the Philips Sonicare toothbrush claims that it is the best investment they've ever made in a toothbrush. "It has three settings: gum, whitening and cleaning. It also has 30-second intervals, which will let you know which quadrant you should be brushing. It buzzes when it's time to switch. There's nothing about this toothbrush that's not wonderful," they wrote.

The power toothbrush claims to improve gum health up to 100% better than a manual toothbrush. The brush features pressure sensors that are meant to protect teeth and gums from excess brushing. 

Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 5100 electric toothbrush, $90

Waterpik Sonic-Fusion 2.0 professional flossing toothbrush

Waterpik Store via Amazon

Waterpik makes more than just water flossers. The dental-care brand also makes flossing toothbrushes. This toothbrush combines brushing and water-flossing action. You can brush, water-floss or do both at the same time. "This thing does everything I've wanted to do in my mouth," wrote an Amazon customer who purchased the Waterpik flossing toothbrush. "But the water flosser works great with low ... speeds and the brushing unit has a low and high speed as well so far very easy to use and maintain."

The dental device has 10 water flosser pressure settings and includes one compact brush head, one full-size brush head, two brush head covers and a deluxe toothbrush travel case.

Waterpik Sonic-Fusion 2.0 professional flossing toothbrush, $156

Kids U-shaped electric toothbrush

Patelai Store via Amazon

This adorable electric toothbrush is designed with kids in mind. The U-shaped toothbrush head is made of silicone and can brush and clean teeth in 360 degrees. The electric toothbrush features three different brushing modes and a timer to keep track of brush time.  

"My three-year-old daughter and five-year-old son love them! Stick them in their mouth w the toothpaste and it auto shuts off when done. Easy charge port in the back, and water-resistant closure. Get these for littles that don't like to brush," wrote an Amazon customer who purchased the toothbrush for her children. 

Kids U-shaped electric toothbrush, $37

The best water flossers and Waterpiks, according to reviewers

According to the Journal of Dental Research, people who floss regularly have less gum disease, fewer cavities, and lose fewer teeth than those who do not. Upgrade your twice-daily brush and add a water flosser to your routine. Shop top-rated water flossers for kids and adults including water flossers from Waterpik.

Waterpik cordless water flosser

Waterpik Store via Amazon

The cordless water flossing device claims to removes up to 99.9% of plaque from treated areas, and that it is up to 50% more effective than flossing with string floss. 

The Waterpik cordless water flosser features two pressure settings and a liquid chamber that can hold up to 5 ounces of water for up to 30 seconds of flossing time. The dental device includes two flossing tips and three AA batteries.

Waterpik cordless water flosser, $35

Waterpik Aquarius water flosser

Waterpik Store via Amazon

This Waterpik water flosser has 10 different settings and a 22-ounce chamber that can provide 90 seconds of flossing action. An Amazon customer who purchased the Waterpik Aquarius water flosser said the device "cleans great." 

"Love, love love this product," they wrote in their review. "Very easy to use. I have braces and use it to clean food out of braces after every meal. My mouth feels so clean after using. You can control the force of water from mild to very strong stream. Reservoir holds enough water to effectively clean entire mouth within refilling."

Waterpik Aquarius water flosser, $70

Smile Direct Club cordless water flosser

SmileDirectClub via Amazon

This cordless water flosser has become a travel essential for some Amazon customers.  

"The reservoir may not be the largest, but this is the best travel flosser I've found. Strong stream. I take it on international trips and don't worry about carrying the charger (usually) or needing to carry an electrical converter," wrote an Amazon customer who purchased the Smile Direct Club cordless water flosser. 

Smile Direct Club cordless water flosser, $34

Waterpik water flosser for kids

Waterpik Store via Amazon

The Waterpik device was designed with kids in mind. It includes an orthodontic tip for braces, one classic jet tip for general cleaning, and 20 customizable removable cling labels, so your children can decorate their flossers. The water flosser features three pressure settings.

Waterpik water flosser for kids, $52 (regularly $60)

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