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.
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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 Sonicare, Oral-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
Philips One by Sonicare toothbrush
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.
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.
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.
Philips Sonicare 4100 power toothbrush
"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."
Oral-B Vitality FlossAction rechargeable electric toothbrush
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 Genius 8000 electric toothbrush
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.
Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 5100 electric toothbrush
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.
Waterpik Sonic-Fusion 2.0 professional flossing toothbrush
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.
Kids U-shaped electric toothbrush
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.
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
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 Aquarius water flosser
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."
Smile Direct Club cordless water flosser
This cordless water flosser has become afor 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.
Waterpik water flosser for kids
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.
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