We have put together a list of the top electric toothbrushes to help keep teeth pearly white.
1. Oral-B Genius 9000/8000 Electric Toothbrush
- Rating: 8.5/10
- Reviewed on: 1 January 2017
- RRP: £279.99
We were impressed with the Oral-B Genius 8000 and 9000 for many reasons: excellent plaque cleaning, comfortable brush and handle, brush-head options, travel case, and long battery life. However, we found the app’s functionality didn’t live up to its promise. The Position Detection is a great idea, but we found it tricky to get right. When used just to advise and monitor mouth-quadrant brushing it was more successful but not as sophisticated as it thinks it is. But as a premium electric toothbrush both the Genius 8000 and 9000 certainly live up to the hype. Neither is cheap but you can find significant discounts online (see those listed here), and, compared to the cost of a visit to the dentist, using a quality toothbrush is a wise financial as well as healthy decision.
- Rating: 8/10
- Reviewed on: 21 March 2018
- RRP: £250
The Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum does its job really well, performing its principal task of removing plaque with ease, and also gently teaching you a better oral hygiene regime: less pressure and less scrubbing. Let the toothbrush do the hard work. And it does that work without needing a charge every few days like some electric toothbrushes. This one goes on for weeks. The Sonicare app is intriguing because it looks great but was a little too confusing for us and we weren’t sure the smart sensors were as smart as they thought they were. With a high RRP you should definitely hunt around for the best price online. Find it at a good price and you’ll be happy with spending on such a premium electric toothbrush.
- Rating: 7.5/10
- Reviewed on: 18 June 2015
- RRP: £270
The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean is a stylish electric toothbrush with some really handy smart features including automatic timing so you don't need an awkward app, five different cleaning modes and wireless charging. At list price it's not great value for money but you can pick it up much cheaper online. If you want to use a connected app you should consider the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum.
- Rating: 7/10
- Reviewed on: 11 August 2017
- RRP: €129
The Kolibree Ara does a lot well - it's just not quite the revolutionary A.I. brush it claims to be. There's nothing here you can't get elsewhere, but don't let that put you off buying it. This is a very solid smart toothbrush that's half the price of its rivals, and that alone is worth celebrating.
- Rating: 6/10
- RRP: £229.99
The Oral-B Pro 6000 and Pro 6500 SmartSeries electric toothbrushes use wireless technology to sync with a neat smartphone app. The most important thing is to brush each section of your mouth without too much pressure and for the right length of time. The brushes are top quality, but the price is maybe too high for most pockets, whatever the potential savings at the dentist – although you'll find them cheaper via online retailers. You can use the app (or others) with cheaper quality brushes. We'd also love to see the app get a bit smarter about brushing techniques, as opposed to just duration and frequency of brushing. The 6000 and 6500 are still available but we prefer the better-value Oral-B Genius 9000 smart toothbrush now.