A closeup of a women brushing her teeth with an electric toothbrush.

Choosing the Right Electric Toothbrush

At a very young age, we learn from our parents how to use a toothbrush. It is also recommended that our parents take us to our first dental visit by the time we are a year old. There, your dentist can give guidance and make sure we develop good dental hygiene habits.

Brushing your teeth should be part of your daily routine. It is highly recommended that you brush at least two times a day. However, is everyone doing what they are supposed to?

Delta Dental recently found that over 30 percent of people don’t brush their teeth twice a day. At the American Dental Association, they recommend brushing your teeth for up to two minutes but on average, most people brush below that time span. Obviously, people need to step up your oral hygiene game. You can do this by simply investing in an electric toothbrush.

The Phillip’s Sonicare Brand toothbrush

Electric toothbrushes are very effective in removing bacterial biofilm and keeping your oral hygiene at its best. There are plenty of different types of electric toothbrush available on the market. Many of them have different price tags and benefits, making it hard to choose the right one.

After many side-by-side comparisons and by reviewing several clinical studies, Preserve Your Teeth® recommends the Phillip’s Sonicare brand toothbrush (retail price – $219.99). Its speed is up to 31,000 brush strokes per minute and the battery life the last up to 3 weeks when brushing for two minutes and twice a day.

Other models, including the Flexcare + (retail price – $189.99), Flexcare (retail price – $169.99), HealthyWhite (retail price – $129.99), and the EasyClean (retail price – $89.99) all have the same features. The difference is in types and number of brushing modes, the battery’s charger, UV sanitizer and the battery life of the toothbrush. What makes the Sonicare Diamond Clean the best is the toothbrush head.

Sonicare Diamond Clean Brush Head

The Sonicare Diamond Clean features individual bristles on the head that are diamond shaped and a higher density of bristle area. To understand, there are 44 percent more bristles in the Diamond Clean toothbrush head than the standard size. There are also 23 percent more bristles than in the compact size.

The Diamond Clean is more efficient and better at removing bacterial biofilm, and it’s all because of the brush head. If one were to take the brush head and put it on another toothbrush, they would have the same results.

Warranty and Replacement

What is also important is the warranty of your brush. With most rechargeable toothbrushes, the warranty is included. However, battery-operated ones usually do not offer a warranty. The general warranty for Sonicare toothbrushes from the manufacturer is two years.

With this brand, we have noticed that most toothbrushes break around the two-year mark. If the toothbrush is registered with the manufacturer then the buyer is entitled to free replacement. The company is very good in honoring this. It may make sense to spend a little bit more money and get it repaired at no additional cost.


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