It’s time for me Clean and neat: I hate brushing my teeth. I did this because I had to, but it was a time-consuming and uncomfortable process-standing in front of the mirror for two minutes felt like eternity. My dentist said I brushed too hard. Don’t even let me start using dental floss.
Electric toothbrushes make the whole experience easier. Their vibration and oscillation can more effectively remove plaque from teeth and gums, and most toothbrush models have a timer that encourages you to brush your teeth for a full two minutes. We have tested several types, from basic models to fancy models with swinging brushes and everything in between. We found that a good brush only costs a few Hamiltons. Listed below are the best electric toothbrushes you can buy. If you don’t want to have another device that must be charged, we also offer environmentally friendly non-electric options.
Christopher Null’s report contributed to this guide.
Update January 2022: We have added brushes from Goby, Snow, Colgate, Oral-B and SmileDirectClub, as well as dental flossers.
Gear Reader Special Offer: Get 1 year subscription wired USD 5 (minus USD 25). This includes unlimited access wired.com and our print magazine (if you wish). Subscription helps to fund the work we do every day.