It’s time I came clean: I hate brushing my teeth. I do it because I have to, but it’s a time-consuming, uncomfortable process—two minutes standing in front of the mirror can feel like an eternity. My dentist says I brush too harshly as well. And don’t even get me started on flossing.
Electric toothbrushes make the whole experience easier. Their vibrations and oscillations can more effectively get rid of plaque on your teeth and gums, and most brush models have a timer that encourages you to brush for the full two minutes. We’ve tested several types, from the most basic models to the fancy ones with oscillating brushes and everything in between. We found that a good brush doesn’t need to cost you more than a few Hamiltons. Listed below are the best electric toothbrushes you can buy. We also have eco-friendly nonelectric options if you don’t want to own yet another device that you have to recharge between uses.
Christopher Null’s reporting contributed to this guide.
Updated March 2021: We’ve added notes on the Autobrush, and updated prices and details throughout.
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