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Electric Toothbrushes Buying Guide

An electric toothbrush is an effective way to keep your teeth clean, and your gums healthy, especially if you choose the right model!

They Do More Than Rotate

Most electric toothbrushes operate through high-speed rotation of the brush head in one direction. However, some models also rotate-oscillate; they rotate in one direction, then the other to better remove plaque. Some even pulse; the head moves forwards and backwards while rotating as another method to remove plaque. You'll pay more, but studies suggest the results are worth it.

A Super Sonic System

For even better results than a traditional rotating model, check out sonic and ultrasonic models that operate at such high speeds and frequencies that they help break down plaque.

Floss As You Brush

Maintaining good gum health is a vital part of your dental hygiene regime, and this is partly achieved through flossing. Some electric toothbrush models offer a flossing function, a real benefit if you don't have the time to do separate flossing and brushing procedures.

Take The Pressure Down

Many dentists say we apply too much pressure when brushing our teeth. This can adversely affect the tooth surface, so look for an electric toothbrush with a pressure sensor that will alert you when you're brushing too hard.

How Much Battery Life Do You Need?

If you intend to keep your brush "topped up" on the charging unit then battery life isn't as much of a consideration. But if you travel a lot, and leave the charger at home, or if you like to keep the charger stowed away, look for models with extra-long battery life that still supplies excellent performance between charges.

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