14 Electric Toothbrushes That Get Your Teeth Sparklingly Clean

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Buying an electric toothbrush is a little like buying a car. Well, it's a lot less pressure given that you're spending $250 max, don't have a greasy salesman breathing down your neck, and it isn't a machine that could kill you — but still, the gist is the same. You have to think hard about all the kinds of features you really want and need. Do you want a built-in timer? Do you care about a long battery life? How many different brush heads do you prefer? Would you care if it's loud? Are you the kind of person who's actually going to remember to charge it?

All of these questions can be a lot — especially for someone who's been using a medium-soft plastic brush for as long as they can remember. But as several studies have shown, the use of an electric toothbrush over a manual brush has serious benefits, including dramatically reducing stains, plaque, and gingivitis within months. "The first thing people need to understand is that with electric toothbrushes in general, the fact that you're buying one is a step up," Los Angeles-based cosmetic dentist Jon Marashi, DDS, says. "It's better to use for pretty much every area of your mouth."

With that in mind, we rounded up the best electric toothbrushes to fit your needs and make your morning routine a bit more exciting, ahead.

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<h2>Best Design<br></h2><br><h3>CO. By Colgate The CO. Worker Electric Toothbrush</h3><br>When it comes to an object you're going to look at and use twice a day, it definitely doesn't hurt for it to look nice. This Colgate device will brighten up your sink (and your smile!) thanks to key features like Squeaky Clean mode and a curved body that feels comfortable in your hand.<br><br><strong>CO. by Colgate</strong> The CO. Worker Electric Toothbrush, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ulta.com%2Fp%2Fco-worker-electric-toothbrush-pimprod2023614%3Fsku%3D2580328" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ulta" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Ulta</a>

Best Design


CO. By Colgate The CO. Worker Electric Toothbrush


When it comes to an object you're going to look at and use twice a day, it definitely doesn't hurt for it to look nice. This Colgate device will brighten up your sink (and your smile!) thanks to key features like Squeaky Clean mode and a curved body that feels comfortable in your hand.

CO. by Colgate The CO. Worker Electric Toothbrush, $, available at Ulta
<h2>Best Features<br></h2><br><h3>Brüush</h3><br>The latest newcomer to the DTC toothbrush game is none other than Brüush, which you've probably heard from podcast sponsorships and targeted Instagram ads. The sleek design immediately caught my eye, and I liked that it came in cute colors included three extra brush heads. Also, the brush head closely mimics a soft, manual toothbrush (it's not circular, like most electric toothbrushes) so it's a great option if you want something similar to what you may be used to if you're an electric newbie.<br><br>In addition to having six cleaning modes, Brüush has a 2-minute timer that beeps every 30 seconds for each quadrant of your mouth, leaving your teeth feeling fresh-from-the-dentist clean. <br><br><strong>Brüush</strong> Electric Toothbrush, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fbruush.com%2Fproducts%2Fblack-electric-toothbrush" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Brüush" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Brüush</a>

Best Features


Brüush


The latest newcomer to the DTC toothbrush game is none other than Brüush, which you've probably heard from podcast sponsorships and targeted Instagram ads. The sleek design immediately caught my eye, and I liked that it came in cute colors included three extra brush heads. Also, the brush head closely mimics a soft, manual toothbrush (it's not circular, like most electric toothbrushes) so it's a great option if you want something similar to what you may be used to if you're an electric newbie.

In addition to having six cleaning modes, Brüush has a 2-minute timer that beeps every 30 seconds for each quadrant of your mouth, leaving your teeth feeling fresh-from-the-dentist clean.

Brüush Electric Toothbrush, $, available at Brüush
<h2>Best Budget</h2><br><h3>Hum By Colgate<br></h3><br>Colgate obviously knows a thing or two about oral health, so it's no surprise that they've thrown their hat into the electric toothbrush game. Hum brushes are among the most lightweight that we've tried, and can be paired via Bluetooth with Colgate's app that can track your teeth health, program personalized routines, and more. <br><br>At under $100, it's by no means cheap, but still manages to clock in at one of the more affordable electric toothbrushes on the market. Plus, you can choose from a rechargeable model and a lower-priced <a href="https://amzn.to/2YeZFhC" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:battery-operated one" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">battery-operated one</a> that is $65.<br><br><strong>Colgate, Hum</strong> hum by Colgate Smart Electric Toothbrush Kit, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/3ncCb9F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>

Best Budget


Hum By Colgate


Colgate obviously knows a thing or two about oral health, so it's no surprise that they've thrown their hat into the electric toothbrush game. Hum brushes are among the most lightweight that we've tried, and can be paired via Bluetooth with Colgate's app that can track your teeth health, program personalized routines, and more.

At under $100, it's by no means cheap, but still manages to clock in at one of the more affordable electric toothbrushes on the market. Plus, you can choose from a rechargeable model and a lower-priced battery-operated one that is $65.

Colgate, Hum hum by Colgate Smart Electric Toothbrush Kit, $, available at Amazon
<h2>Best For Beginners<br></h2><br><h3>Quip Electric Toothbrush<br></h3><br>Thin, lightweight, and highly intuitive for the electric newbies out there, Quip is one of the cheapest brush options around and definitely the most stylish. Available in colors like gold, red, and a surprisingly chic all-black with black bristles, the brush is powered by one single AAA battery that lasts three months. That means there's no need to charge it — you just replace the electric brush-head when it dies.<br><br>It also has an embedded two-minute timer so you know exactly how long to brush, and comes with a tiny stand that can actually stick to your mirror so you have more room around your bathroom sink for other important personal care items — like the floss your dentist is begging you to use.<br><br><strong>Quip</strong> Electric Toothbrush, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.getquip.com%2Fstore%2Fproducts%2Felectric-toothbrush-set" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Quip" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Quip</a>

Best For Beginners


Quip Electric Toothbrush


Thin, lightweight, and highly intuitive for the electric newbies out there, Quip is one of the cheapest brush options around and definitely the most stylish. Available in colors like gold, red, and a surprisingly chic all-black with black bristles, the brush is powered by one single AAA battery that lasts three months. That means there's no need to charge it — you just replace the electric brush-head when it dies.

It also has an embedded two-minute timer so you know exactly how long to brush, and comes with a tiny stand that can actually stick to your mirror so you have more room around your bathroom sink for other important personal care items — like the floss your dentist is begging you to use.

Quip Electric Toothbrush, $, available at Quip
<h2>Best Blue Light<br></h2><br><h3>GoSmile On The Go Smart Brush Whitening Kit<br></h3><br>We honestly don't remember if we ever saw Zenon brush her teeth in the Disney original movie, but if she did, this is the kind of toothbrush she'd use. The brush beams a brightening blue light as it moves across your teeth at the speed of 33,000 strokes a minute. The starter kit also comes with a whitening gel, which works with the light to remove stains every time you scrub.<br><br><strong>Go Smile</strong> On The Go Sonic Blue Smart Brush in White, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bedbathandbeyond.com%2Fstore%2Fproduct%2Fgo-smile-on-the-go-sonic-blue-smart-brush%2F5522697%3FskuId%3D69604127" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Bed Bath and Beyond" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Bed Bath and Beyond</a>

Best Blue Light


GoSmile On The Go Smart Brush Whitening Kit


We honestly don't remember if we ever saw Zenon brush her teeth in the Disney original movie, but if she did, this is the kind of toothbrush she'd use. The brush beams a brightening blue light as it moves across your teeth at the speed of 33,000 strokes a minute. The starter kit also comes with a whitening gel, which works with the light to remove stains every time you scrub.

Go Smile On The Go Sonic Blue Smart Brush in White, $, available at Bed Bath and Beyond
<h2>Best Eco-Friendly<br></h2><br><h3>PearlBar Bamboo Sonic Electric Toothbrush</h3><br>While technology has yet to create a 100% bamboo electric toothbrush, this one comes decently close. Replacement brush heads (which are the least sustainable thing about electric toothbrushes) are made with a bamboo body and come in three varieties for gentle, deep cleaning, and plaque removal.<br><br><strong>PearlBar</strong> Bamboo Sonic Electric Toothbrush, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.neimanmarcus.com%2Fp%2Fpearlbar-bamboo-sonic-electric-toothbrush-prod242420173%3F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Neiman Marcus" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Neiman Marcus</a>

Best Eco-Friendly


PearlBar Bamboo Sonic Electric Toothbrush


While technology has yet to create a 100% bamboo electric toothbrush, this one comes decently close. Replacement brush heads (which are the least sustainable thing about electric toothbrushes) are made with a bamboo body and come in three varieties for gentle, deep cleaning, and plaque removal.

PearlBar Bamboo Sonic Electric Toothbrush, $, available at Neiman Marcus
<h2>Best Luxe<br></h2><br><h3>Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Rechargeable Toothbrush<br></h3><br>With <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/philips-diamondclean-toothbrush" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Kim and Kanye among its many fans" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Kim and Kanye among its many fans</a>, you know this toothbrush is luxe. It comes with lots of brush heads and accessories that seem a little <em>too </em>complicated at first, but once you get past that, the brush is actually designed to make your life a lot easier.<br><br>With smart sensor technology, all you have to do is attach your desired brush head (there's one for whitening, gum care, plaque control, or tongue care), and it automatically adjusts itself to the right spin settings. For the super tech-savvy, there's also an app that'll sync your teeth-cleaning patterns to your iPhone, so you can see which areas you're not giving enough love to.<br><br><strong>Philips</strong> Sonicare DiamondClean Smart 9700 Rechargeable Electric, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/2MlEdoj" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>

Best Luxe


Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Rechargeable Toothbrush


With Kim and Kanye among its many fans, you know this toothbrush is luxe. It comes with lots of brush heads and accessories that seem a little too complicated at first, but once you get past that, the brush is actually designed to make your life a lot easier.

With smart sensor technology, all you have to do is attach your desired brush head (there's one for whitening, gum care, plaque control, or tongue care), and it automatically adjusts itself to the right spin settings. For the super tech-savvy, there's also an app that'll sync your teeth-cleaning patterns to your iPhone, so you can see which areas you're not giving enough love to.

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart 9700 Rechargeable Electric, $, available at Amazon
<h2>Best Gentle<br></h2><br><h3>Burst Sonic Toothbrush<br></h3><br>DTC newcomer Burst has racked up over 46,904 5-star reviews on its website, due in part to its extra-soft (except on plaque) charcoal nylon bristles.<br><br><strong>Burst</strong> Sonic Toothbrush, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.burstoralcare.com%2Fproduct%2Ftoothbrush%3Fcolor%3Dblack" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Burst" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Burst</a>

Best Gentle


Burst Sonic Toothbrush


DTC newcomer Burst has racked up over 46,904 5-star reviews on its website, due in part to its extra-soft (except on plaque) charcoal nylon bristles.

Burst Sonic Toothbrush, $, available at Burst
<h2>Best Charcoal</h2><br><h3>Boka Brush<br></h3><br>The Boka brush features activated charcoal bristles, which provide a much gentler brushing experience and actually helps prevent bacteria from growing on your toothbrush (which is a highly gross thing that <em>does </em>happen). Like the Quip, it has a two-minute timer with 30-second alerts and offers a subscription service option so you can get new brush heads every two to three months, as well as refills of its toothpaste and floss.<br><br><strong>Boka</strong> Boka Kit, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.boka.com%2Fproducts%2Fboka-kit" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Boka" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Boka</a>

Best Charcoal


Boka Brush


The Boka brush features activated charcoal bristles, which provide a much gentler brushing experience and actually helps prevent bacteria from growing on your toothbrush (which is a highly gross thing that does happen). Like the Quip, it has a two-minute timer with 30-second alerts and offers a subscription service option so you can get new brush heads every two to three months, as well as refills of its toothpaste and floss.

Boka Boka Kit, $, available at Boka
<h2>Best Sensitive<br></h2><br><h3>Spotlight Oral Care Sonic Toothbrush</h3><br>This dentist-approved electric toothbrush has three modes so you can customize your clean depending on your level of tooth sensitivity.<br><br><strong>Spotlight Oral Care</strong> Sonic Toothbrush, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fspotlightoralcare.com%2Fproducts%2Fspotlight-sonic-brush" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Spotlight Oral Care" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Spotlight Oral Care</a>

Best Sensitive


Spotlight Oral Care Sonic Toothbrush


This dentist-approved electric toothbrush has three modes so you can customize your clean depending on your level of tooth sensitivity.

Spotlight Oral Care Sonic Toothbrush, $, available at Spotlight Oral Care
<h2>Best Deep Clean</h2><br><h3>Supersmile Advanced Sonic Pulse Toothbrush</h3><br>This über-sleek toothbrush features neat details like (patented!) 45° angled bristles to get your teeth squeaky clean and a motor that whizzes at a rate of 30,000 strokes per minute.<br><br><strong>supersmile</strong> Advanced Sonic Pulse Toothbrush, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.revolve.com%2Fsupersmile-advanced-sonic-pulse-toothbrush%2Fdp%2FSPSM-WU2%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Revolve" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Revolve</a>

Best Deep Clean


Supersmile Advanced Sonic Pulse Toothbrush


This über-sleek toothbrush features neat details like (patented!) 45° angled bristles to get your teeth squeaky clean and a motor that whizzes at a rate of 30,000 strokes per minute.

supersmile Advanced Sonic Pulse Toothbrush, $, available at Revolve
<h2>Best Whitening<br></h2><br><h3>Apa Beauty Sonic Toothbrush<br></h3><br>At $250, consider this the Rolls Royce of toothbrushes. Fittingly, it comes stocked with all kinds of goodies, including a brush head that whitens and three unique brushing modes (including one called "massage"). Designed by cosmetic dentist <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/celebrity-dentist-secrets-dr-apa-veneers" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Michael Apa" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Michael Apa</a>, DDS, this brush delivers an intense 40,000 vibrations per minute, but don't worry, it doesn't make it feel like all your teeth are rattling inside your skull.<br><br><strong>Apa Beauty</strong> Apa Sonic Toothbrush, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.violetgrey.com%2Fproduct%2Fapa-sonic-toothbrush%2FAPA-10004%3F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Violet Grey" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Violet Grey</a>

Best Whitening


Apa Beauty Sonic Toothbrush


At $250, consider this the Rolls Royce of toothbrushes. Fittingly, it comes stocked with all kinds of goodies, including a brush head that whitens and three unique brushing modes (including one called "massage"). Designed by cosmetic dentist Michael Apa, DDS, this brush delivers an intense 40,000 vibrations per minute, but don't worry, it doesn't make it feel like all your teeth are rattling inside your skull.

Apa Beauty Apa Sonic Toothbrush, $, available at Violet Grey
<h2>Best Battery Life<br></h2><br><h3>Goby<br></h3><br>If you're prone to falling asleep without giving your mouth a good clean, you might want to invest in one of these colorful brushes: You can <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2017/03/146746/goby-mom-texts-toothbrush" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:sign up for text alerts" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">sign up for text alerts</a> that'll send three reminders to your phone each day. The battery lasts two full weeks, because if you can't remember to brush your teeth, you're definitely not remembering to charge your toothbrush.<br><br><strong>Goby</strong> Electric Toothbrush, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.goby.co%2Fproducts%2Felectric-toothbrush-all-pink%3Fgclid%3DEAIaIQobChMIw6W8ot6G4AIVjJ-fCh2nIgFkEAYYASABEgJH8_D_BwE" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Goby" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Goby</a>

Best Battery Life


Goby


If you're prone to falling asleep without giving your mouth a good clean, you might want to invest in one of these colorful brushes: You can sign up for text alerts that'll send three reminders to your phone each day. The battery lasts two full weeks, because if you can't remember to brush your teeth, you're definitely not remembering to charge your toothbrush.

Goby Electric Toothbrush, $, available at Goby
<h2>Best Silicone<br></h2><br><h3>Foreo Issa 2<br></h3><br>Foreo, the company now famed for its vibrating <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/shop/product/foreo-luna-play-plus-portable-facial-cleansing-brush-pearl-pink-108342" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:facial cleansing brush" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">facial cleansing brush</a>, has a similarly-designed toothbrush, too. With its combination of high-intensity pulsations and nonabrasive silicone bristles, it works to clean sensitive teeth and gums without any irritation. Better still, if you're accustomed to the lawn mower engine in the average electric toothbrush, this low-buzzing brush will seem silent in comparison.<br><br><strong>Foreo</strong> Issa 2, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sephora.com%2Fproduct%2Fissa-tm-2-P428940" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sephora" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Sephora</a>

Best Silicone


Foreo Issa 2


Foreo, the company now famed for its vibrating facial cleansing brush, has a similarly-designed toothbrush, too. With its combination of high-intensity pulsations and nonabrasive silicone bristles, it works to clean sensitive teeth and gums without any irritation. Better still, if you're accustomed to the lawn mower engine in the average electric toothbrush, this low-buzzing brush will seem silent in comparison.

Foreo Issa 2, $, available at Sephora

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