7 Best Electric Toothbrushes 2024 for Your Pearliest Whites Yet

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Best Electric Toothbrush a collage of OralB Moon and Quip electric toothbrushes on a pink background

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Taking good care of your teeth and gums is key to a stunning smile, and doing so with one of the best electric toothbrushes is among your best bets. Yes, there are tons of tried and true manual toothbrush options on the market, but dentists agree that electric toothbrushes clean harder and smarter, making the whole operation easier for everyone (a.k.a. you and your teeth).

To help step up our dental hygiene routines and oral care, we asked experts and editors for insight on the best ADA-approved (American Dental Association) electric toothbrushes to add to your cart ASAP. Brace yourself for rave reviews at your next dental appointment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Best Electric Toothbrush Overall: Oral-B iO Series 5

Why It’s Worth It: The Best of Beauty-winning Oral-B iO Series 5 has our hearts and teeth. It’s powerful without any of the dentist-chair pain, yet draws inspiration from the shape of the brush head the dental hygienist uses during your routine cleaning. It also features a light ring and a two-minute timer to help you meet the dentist’s recommended brushing time. Sure, it’s on the splurgier end of the spectrum, but the detail that went into designing each aspect of this toothbrush (sister, we’ve only skimmed the surface) makes it worth it. The hi-tech toothbrush also has an AI-powered, Bluetooth-connected app that tracks where and how you brush your teeth.

Tester Feedback: Shopping market editor Angela Trakoshis said that her favorite feature is the Smart Pressure Sensor. “On the handle, you’ll notice red, white, or green colors, which alert you whether you’re brushing too hard, too soft, or too much pressure. How cool is that?” Commerce editor Sarah Han uses the Oral-B iO Series 9 and loves the ability to switch cleaning modes, like Daily Clean, Sensitive, Super Sensitive, and Gum Care.

Power Source: Charging dock | Settings: 5 cleaning modes | Who It’s For: People who want a wide range of features

Most Features: Burst Pro Sonic Toothbrush

Burst

Burst Pro Sonic Toothbrush

Why It’s Worth It: “In general, any toothbrush that people are excited to use is beneficial because they will be more inclined to use it,” says Marc Lowenberg, DDS, a cosmetic dentist in New York City. It just so happens that Burst’s Sonic Toothbrush is one of those exciting toothbrushes, thanks to its sleek build and cool, practical features. The bristles are coated with charcoal, an ingredient known for stain-reducing power, and it has a sensor that tells you if you’re brushing with too much pressure. It also helps protect gums from gum disease and prevent over-brushing. One charge lasts up to nine months, which we can very much get behind.

Editor Tip: Burst offers a subscription service that delivers new brush heads to your door when it’s time to swap them out (every three months!).

Power Source: Charging dock | Settings: 5 modes (Whiten, Clean, Massage, Sensitive, Freshen) | Who It’s For: People who want brushing technique guidance

Best Eco-Conscious Electric Toothbrush: Suri Sonic Toothbrush

Suri

Suri Sonic Toothbrush

Why It’s Worth It: The Suri Sonic Toothbrush was designed with the planet in mind. Yes, this thing is sleek, lightweight (just 11.4 ounces), generates 33,000 sonic vibrations, and boasts a 40+ day battery life, but we love that we can recycle the replacement brush heads, which are constructed out of cornstarch (head) and castor oil (bristles). You have two options: Send them back to the company in the accompanying prepaid mailer bag—Suri does ask you collect three heads before sending them to reduce the carbon footprint—or read Suri’s guide on how to industrially compost.

Editor Tip: Another standout feature? This electric toothbrush is whisper-quiet, measuring at just 54 dB.

Power Source: USB-C rechargeable | Settings: 1 | Who It’s For: People who want an eco-conscious option

Best 2-in-1 Electric Toothbrush: Waterpik Sonic-Fusion 2.0

Waterpik

Waterpik Sonic-Fusion 2.0

Why It’s Worth It: You may be familiar with Waterpik because of the brand’s incredible water flossers, but don’t sleep on their toothbrushes. The Sonic-Fusion 2.0 toothbrush is an all-in-one option that can act as a flosser, toothbrush, or both with a single button press. The brush has two non-gum-irritating cleansing speeds and can be detached from the 16-ounce water reservoir for easier access. It also boasts a two-week-long battery life if you plan to use it wirelessly.

Editor Tip: This product comes with a case that fits the travel toothpaste and brush heads for on-the-go brushing.

Power Source: USB rechargeable | Settings: 10 | Who It’s For: People who want to streamline their dental-care routine

Best Affordable Electric Toothbrush: Philips One

Why It’s Worth It: The Philips One toothbrush may not have as many bells and whistles as the brand’s pricier alternatives, but it covers the basics in all the best ways. This straightforward gadget is a step up from your manual brushing, complete with haptic alerts every 30 seconds to tell you when to move to the next area in your mouth. The tapered bristles are soft nylon, so those with sensitive teeth and gum lines can enjoy this budget-friendly pick without sacrificing comfort.

Editor Tip: If you’re doing a toothbrush overhaul for the whole family, the Philips One comes in a kid-friendly version. Philips One is also sold as a rechargeable electric toothbrush if you prefer that.

Power Source: AAA battery | Settings: 1 | Who It’s For: Brushers on a budget

Longest-Lasting Electric Toothbrush: Moon The Electric Toothbrush

Moon

Moon The Electric Toothbrush

Why It’s Worth It: She’s elegant, she’s efficient, and she’s easy on sensitive gums—she’s the Moon The Electric Toothbrush. The 36,000+ sonic vibrations per minute make for a super deep clean, and the fine, tapered bristles target every nook and cranny of your teeth. Bonus: It’s waterproof for all of you shower-brushers. Once you fall in love with this gingivitis-fighter (pre- or post-purchase), you can sign up for a brush head subscription plan.

Editor Tip: This toothbrush gets serious brownie points for its long barry life: six freaking hours per charge.

Power Source: USB rechargeable | Settings: 5 modes (Clean, White, Polish, Massage, Sensitive) | Who It’s For: People who brush their teeth in the shower

Best Battery-Powered Toothbrush: Quip Sonic Toothbrush

Quip

Quip Sonic Toothbrush

Why It’s Worth It: The Quip Electric Brush is ideal for small-space dwellers because it doesn’t rely on a clunky charger dock that takes up counter space you simply do not have. Instead, it runs on a single AAA battery for three months and comes with a mirror mount that doubles as a travel case. This brush—which comes with a plastic or metal handle, your choice—features additional must-haves, like timed vibrations and guiding pulsations.

Editor Tip: Want a rechargeable version? For a little more, you can grab a USB-powered option. What about a smarter toothbrush with more bells and whistles? Pick up the aptly named Smart Electric Toothbrush and use its Bluetooth compatibility to track your brushing habits via the free Quip app.

Power Source: AAA battery | Settings: 1 | Who It’s For: People who live in small spaces


Frequently Asked Questions

Are electric toothbrushes better than manual toothbrushes?

“An electric option with a soft bristle toothbrush head is always better than a regular toothbrush,” insists New York City-based aesthetic dentist Michael Apa, DDS. Capeesh? Dr. Lowenberg agrees, especially if you’re forgetful about brushing or spend less time than you should on your teeth. “If you’re not good with keeping up with brushing twice daily, it’s great to get an electric toothbrush to make sure all spots are reached and plaque is removed before turning into tartar,” he advises.

“If the patient is not good at manually brushing their teeth, an electric toothbrush will do a better job,” Dr. Lowenberg adds. “Electric toothbrushes remove plaque and stains more effectively while still being gentle on tooth enamel and helping to prevent gum recession. Kate Zoumboukos, DMD, a dentist based in Austin, Texas, previously explained that “electric toothbrushes are great for patients with dexterity challenges and patients undergoing orthodontic treatment such as braces.”

How should I choose an electric toothbrush?

Don’t worry too much about plucking out the perfect electric toothbrush from all the options on the market—because any electric toothbrush is better than no electric toothbrush. According to Dr. Apa, “An electric option with a soft bristle toothbrush head is always better than a regular toothbrush.”

Regarding the tech specs, there are a few facets to consider. “I usually recommend electric toothbrushes that have built-in timers that buzz when the two minutes are up, which ensures that the proper amount of time is spent brushing,” says Dr. Lowenberg.

While your new electric toothbrush may come with a comprehensive (and exciting) range of brushing modes, pressures, or speeds, take time to get to know the settings best for your mouth before embarking on your first time with the gadget. Dr. Zoumboukos reminds users that settings are a matter of personal preference but that they should “approach their new electric toothbrush with a lighter, less intense setting out of the box.”

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