What is the best power toothbrush?
While pretty much any power toothbrush is better than a manual toothbrush when it comes to improving your overall gum and dental health, the best power toothbrushes are unfortunately some of the most expensive ones. These rechargeable toothbrushes feature more advanced cleaning technology (i.e. sonic or rotating-oscillating brushing action), and they offer multiple cleaning modes and brush head options. They also help to improve your brushing habits by incorporating a 2-minute timer that signals every 30 seconds, indicating when it is time to start cleaning a new quadrant of your mouth. Some of the best power toothbrushes will even feature built-in pressure sensors to prevent you from brushing too hard or a UV sanitizer to keep your brush heads clean. Two of our favorite power toothbrushes include the Oral-B ProfessionalCare SmartSeries 4000 (est. $100 - $130) and the Sonicare Flexcare+ (est. $170 - $190). However, if you are on a budget, we also recommend the Arm & Hammer Spinbrush Sonic ProClean Rechargeable Toothbrush (est. $25).