Dentists recommend that you brush your teeth on a daily basis, but do you really brush as often and as thoroughly as you should? According to a study carried out by Delta Dental in 2014, more than 30 percent of people do not brush twice a day and for those who do, the average brushing time is two minutes below what the American Dental association recommends.
An electric tooth brush is the idea gadget to invest in if you are looking to step up your oral hygiene game. These brushes are much better than their manual counterparts at powering plaque away and come with a timer that lets you know whether you have been brushing for a long as is recommended. We a have different needs and thankfully, there is a variety of models on the market for you to choose from. Here are the 5 best electric toothbrush 2016.
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Oral-B Pro 1000 Power Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush
This entry-level rechargeable toothbrush features CrossAction brush head that surrounds each tooth with bristles at a 16-degree angle to provide a 3D cleaning action that rotates, pulses and oscillates to break up and remove up to 300% more plaque along the gum line than a manual toothbrush. It has a pressure sensor that stops the pulsating movements if you brush too hard, while an in-handle time ensure that you always brush for the dentist recommended 2 minutes.
Oral-B Deep Sweep 5000 SmartSeries
Experience the next level of oral care with this Bluetooth enabled toothbrush. It uses Bluetooth to pair with your smartphone to allow you to track brushing habits, helping you achieve unprecedented results. The brush head has three bristle zones for triple cleaning action while 3D sweeping action cleans from side to side, rotates and pulsates to remove all he plaque. The pressure sensor allows you to set the toothbrush to 5 different pressure modes: Gum Care, Daily Clean, Deep Clean, Whitening and Sensitive. It is also compatible with Oral-B brush head refills.
Philips Sonicare DiamondClean
This toothbrush uses powerful Sonic technology to clean teeth with over 30,000 brush strokes per minute. The brush head’s sweeping motion drives fluid dep into the space between the teeth resulting in a cleaner, healthier mouth. You can choose from 5 cleaning modes depending on your needs: Gum Care, Sensitive, Clean, White and Polish.
For convenience, the handle comes with two timers; one lets you know if you have brushed for the recommended two minutes while the other beeps in 30-second intervals to make you bush all 4 quadrants of your mouth thoroughly. It comes with a rechargeable battery and a USB charging carry case.
Philips Sonicare DiamondClean
Featuring an intuitive pressure sensor with 9 brushing option as well as advanced brush head technology, the Sonicare DiamondClean is your ultimate solution for exceptional plaque removal and improved gum health. The brush lets you choose from 3 intensity settings and 3 cleaning modes to create a unique brushing experience every time. It has a special gum care setting that improves overall um health in less than two weeks while you can turn to the detachable Intercare brush head to remove plaque and polish teeth.
The battery also packs a punch, and it lets you use this brush for 3 weeks on a single charge. This mean that you won’t need a charge for most of our journeys.
Oral-B Black 7000 with Smart Guide
This toothbrush was among the few that pioneered Bluetooth technology. It uses the Bluetooth communication to send real-tie feed to your smartphone on how you utilize the brush. It present this data in the form of intuitive charts, and stores up to 6 months of it on your phone’s memory. Similar to the Oral-B 5000 we reviewed earlier, this model also features a professionally inspired Cross Action brush head design that ensure that each tooth is surrounded by bristles at a 16-degree angle. It also uses 3D cleaning action to rotate, oscillate and pulsate thereby breaking up completely removing plaque.
The brush heads are detachable and Oral-B recommends that you get a brush head refill every 3 months to ensure that you always get the clean you want. Apart from the 5 cleaning modes that the Oral-B deep sweep 5000 comes with, Black 7000 also incorporates a tongue cleaning mode to ensure safe but effective removal of plaque from your tongue.
All the 5 toothbrushes we reviewed are rechargeable, which is why they pack more features than their battery powered counterparts. They are all designed for travel convenience, user-friendliness and easy but effective teeth cleaning.