That’s quite simple actually, because most of the best electric tooth brushes available in the market now are packed with almost the same features. This is evident from surveying several top electric toothbrushes review sites. Some electric toothbrushes will have rotating, vibrating or both features on the cleaning tips but basically what you’re looking for in a good electric toothbrush is:
How Long the Buzz Lasts: Durability
Here is a trick I’ve been using. Durability is indicated by the guarantee periods they offer on the product boxes. The longer it is, means they trust their product more and this is a good sign the electric toothbrushes might last a while. Of course it will still depend on how well you care for your toothbrush.
How Near Perfect is the Cleaning: Performance:
This is where it gets confusing and they are hitting you with crazy selling gimmicks like “sonic toothbrush” and how the electric toothbrush will “knock off plaque” like a ninja assassin using get this, “ultra sonic frequencies”, no scientific evidence backs that. However, it’s been proven that the higher the vibrating motions/pulses per minute, the better the overall performance hence this is the only major difference between high end electric tooth brushes and the cheap types. Tests have also indicated that with normal use, high end electric tooth brushes remove more plaque by 75%.
Tip: You can buy a $4 electric tooth brush with less features but works equally as good as a $200+ electric toothbrush.
How Easy is it to Use? Construction and Design:
The electric toothbrush should be lightweight above all else. It should be very easy to handle and use. No complications in turning on or off. If there are extra features then they should all be made user friendly. Some people are drawn to beautiful things and the electric toothbrush industry has done well to provide you with the widest range of style and class you are looking for. All these come in different colors and color combinations.
What else Can the Electric Toothbrush Do? Technology & Features:
As technology advances, more and more features have been included in the manufacture of electric toothbrushes. In addition to the regular On/Off button and buzzing vibrations, some electric toothbrushes like the Colgate ProClinical A1500 have pressure sensors and an LED screen to help you select through the 3 different brushing modes. A common feature with all expensive electric toothbrushes that I find a bit “useless” is the quadrant timer. This feature works by alerting you when you have cleaned each quadrant for 30 seconds. Some electric toothbrushes switch off automatically after the 2 minutes total time.
On the Down Side: Major Common Disadvantage:
They all seem to need a lot of time to get fully charged. Most of them range between 10 to nearly 20 hours of complete charging time!
General Tips on Dental Hygiene:
* Always choose a tip with soft to middle hardness
* It does not matter whether you are using the best of the best electric toothbrushes or just a regular toothbrush, you MUST brush your teeth well everyday to keep them clean and healthy. Learn how to reach those hidden places between your teeth then in-between your teeth and gums. Wiping out as much plaque as you can to stop build up is key.
* Remember to brush your tongue and palate.
* You will never know clean breath if you have a tooth with cavity, have it pulled off. The food trapped in there is hard to reach even with the most expensive electric toothbrush in the world, and when it stays there for a while it stinks! Hooray, you just made friends with halitosis.