Brushing your teeth. We all do it, some begrudgingly, some enthusiastically. If you're looking to elevate your brushing experience (and get a little more thorough) check out these three excellent electric toothbrushes.
Why Go Electric?
There's nothing wrong with brushing manually (as long as you're doing it two times a day and flossing) but research has shown that electric toothbrushes give you a slight leg up, hygiene-wise. According to Consumer Reports, "Compared with manual toothbrushes, electrics reduced dental plaque 21 percent more and gingivitis (i.e., inflammation of the gums) 11 percent more after three months of use." Many models come with special features that can prevent you from brushing too hard, help you make sure you're brushing for the correct amount of time and adjust to help you with trouble spots.
FOREO ISSA Electric Toothbrush
Dental Hygiene is a lot of things, but it's usually not sexy. Somehow, the Foreo Issa black has managed to change that. This silicone toothbrush is different in the best possible way. While expensive, it comes with a two year warranty and a ten year quality guarantee. So if you're looking to add a little sleek design to your morning routine, this might be the brush for you. See it at the FOREO website and also check out their mini versions for kids that are half the price.
This is the toothbrush for toothbrushing enthusiasts. It alerts you when you're brushing too hard, offers three intensity levels and cleaning modes and you can sanitize the brush head with UV rays (with the UV model). If you love gadgets almost as much as going to the dentist, this might be your brushing soulmate. Visit the Sonicare site here.
Affordable, compact and Sweet Home's top pick, this toothbrush is a great option for those among us who don't want anything too fussy, but want to get the job done. Along with being counter space friendly, "other advanced features on the rechargeable toothbrush include a 30-second timer that lets you know when to brush a new area of your mouth and a precision Cross Action round brush head that has carefully angled bristles, to reach where others cannot."
Another affordable option from a reliable brand, this is a safe bet if you're thinking of trying out an electric toothbrush. "The snap-on proresults plaque control brush head features curved bristles to match the shape of your teeth for a superior clean that removes up to 6x more plaque than a manual toothbrush."