best affordable electric toothbrush

Best Affordable Electric Toothbrush

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Cleaning your teeth is one of the essential parts of a daily health and beauty regime. Taking care of your teeth is the best way to ensure you still have a “full set” well into later life, when tooth decay becomes an issue for those that skip cleaning regularly. There is an old dental joke that says, “one in the mouth is worth ten on a plate!” Ask anyone with dentures if they wish they had taken better care of their teeth when they were younger, and the primary response will be yes.

Electric toothbrushes have revolutionized the way we clean our teeth, encompassing sonic and now ultrasonic technology to help keep plaque at bay. They feature controls and timers to let us know how long we have been brushing, to maximize a good deep clean. But good a good electric toothbrush can be expensive and not in the reach of everyone. So, let's take a look at three3 of the best affordable electric toothbrushes.

Best Affordable Electric Toothbrush
Comparison Chart

Electric Toothbrush Clean as Dentist Rechargeable Sonic Toothbrush with Smart Timer 4 Hours Charge Minimum 30 Days Use 5 Optional Modes Travel Toothbrush with 3 Brush Heads Black by Fairywill

Philips Sonicare Essence Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, White

Colgate 360 Advanced Whitening Battery Powered Toothbrush

Best Affordable Electric Toothbrush Reviews

1. The Fairywill Sonic Electric Toothbrush Review

The Fairywill Sonic Electric Toothbrush claims to make your teeth feel like you just left the dentist after a professional clean. It uses a powerful cleaning mode with 40,000 micro-brush strokes per minute. The manufacturer claims this affordable electric toothbrush will remove up to 100% more plaque and stains compared to a regular toothbrush. They claim you will have cleaner and healthier teeth in just seven days and improved gum and oral health in 14 days. They are confident in this claim as they offer a 180 day no-quibble return policy and also support the brush with a one-year warranty.

The Fairywill Sonic Electric Toothbrush has five operation modes to suit the clean you require, such as, Strong to remove stubborn stains and heavy plaque, Medium for day to day cleaning, Gentle for times when you have sensitive gums, and Polish and Massage settings for additional care.

The brush head has been designed using a Waved W shape bristle head for perfect tooth cleaning topography and a timer that indicates 2 minutes, broken into 30-second cycles to optimize brushing technique. Battery life is impressive on this affordable electric toothbrush with a 4 hour USB charge giving a 30-day operation, making it suitable for travel as well as home use. Included in the set are three replacement heads, a protective bristle cover, and a USB charging cable.

PROS

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    Fantastic battery life
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    A powerful device at 40,000 brushes per minute
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    Five controllable settings
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    Timer for maximum performance
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    Wave shape bristles to contour the tooth

CONS

  • USB charge only, no base for use in the bathroom

2. Philips Sonicare Essence Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush Review

Sonicare was the original inventor of the sonic tooth, and as such, you can be sure that the technology from their premium sonic brushes has trickled down into the more affordable versions, too. This version claims to remove twice the amount of plaque than a manual toothbrush and uses 31,000 strokes per minute in its sonic capacity. Sonicare owns the patent for a specific type of sonic power generation, using “oscillating” sonic technology rather than vibrational, and this creates a smooth and powerful action. Philips Sonicare Essence Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush uses contoured bristles that work with your teeth profiles to give a thorough and gentle brushing action, while the angled neck ensures you can reach into all the hard to get areas of your mouth.

This brush is optimized for use on regular teeth as well as dentures, veneers, implants, and braces. Philips uses an “easy start” and “smartimer” feature on this brush to ensure you brush your teeth for the correct length of time, as recommended by dental professionals. Battery power will last up to 2 weeks from a single charge in the charging base, making this an excellent option for traveling as well as home use.

PROS

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    Patented sonic technology
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    Two weeks of battery life from 1 charge
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    Contoured brush head for optimum cleaning
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    Angled brush head for maximum clean in hard to reach areas
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    Timer setting for the dentist recommended brush times

CONS

  • Quite a large handle

3. The Colgate 360 Advanced Whitening Battery Powered Toothbrush Review

The Colgate 360 Advanced Whitening Battery Powered Toothbrush is a AAA, replaceable battery-powered electric toothbrush that provides an affordable entry into the electric toothbrush market. This model produces 20,000 vibrations per minute which Colgate claims reduces plaque buildup along the gum line by five times that of a regular brush.

This is an ultra slim design and doesn't look much different size wise to some of the ergonomic designed manual toothbrushes. Brush heads are simple to change, and the bristles feature unique whitening cups designs to maximize performance.

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    Slimline design
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    20,000 vibrations per minute
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    Unique bristle design with whitening cups
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    2-minute timer
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    5x plaque reduction over regular brushes

CONS

  • Not rechargeable

Verdict

We have reviewed three good quality, affordable electric toothbrushes across a range of prices. The Colgate 360 Advanced Whitening Battery Powered Toothbrush is an entry level brush that is fit for purpose and makes a great travel brush due to its replaceable batteries. 

The Fairywill Sonic Electric Toothbrush claims to make your teeth feel like you just left the dentist after a professional clean and it certainly packs a punch, with five controllable settings to get the perfect clean. 

The Philips Sonicare Essence Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush uses patented technology to deliver its sonic power and combines this with its unique angled brush head for maximum performance.

About the Author Dr. Greg

Dr. Greg's experience in dentistry spans over 25 years serving patients of all ages. He's an advisor to www.emergencydentistsusa.com and a consultant to many professional dental projects.