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Electric Toothbrush

Best Electric Toothbrushes in India - Review and Comparison 2021

We picked the 7 best electric toothbrushes in 2021 for your budget and use cases.

Not all electric toothbrush are created equally. They vary not only by brands and models but many other factors. Therefore, we have curated you a buyer’s guide on best electric toothbrushes in India that will help you in making an informed decision.

UPDATED

12/6/2021

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Rating

Operating Modes

Two-minutes Timer

Power Source

Pro's & Con's

Bristle Style

Quadpacer

Charging Stand

Battery Life

Sonic Strokes Per Minute

Warranty

Cleaning Technology

Weight (in grams)

Bristle Rechargeable Sonic Toothbrush

Triple

Bristle Rechargeable Sonic Toothbrush

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9.8 / 10

12/2020

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Bristles positioned at the perfect angle
Unique and patented triple brush head design
Built-in timer and pacer
Invigorating clean
Long battery life
No pressure sensor
Bulky charging stand
Round and flat
Not mentioned
31000
Sonic
399.16

Philips

Sonicare CleanCare+ Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush

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9.6 / 10

12/2020

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Patented sonic technology to remove plaque gently
Contoured soft bristles
Features replaceable head
Easy click on/off brush head system
Right for people who have huge amount of plaque
First-time users may experience some tickly sensation
A bit expensive
Round and flat
Up to 14 days between charge
31000
2 years
Sonic
275

Oral B

Pro 600 Cross Action

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9.5 / 10

12/2020

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Charging

You can use it with other Oral-B brush heads as it has a replaceable head
3D cleaning action oscillates, rotates and pulsates
Pressure sensor technology
Water-proof
Up to 48800 brush movements per second
Single clean mode
Criss-cross
8 days
Not applicable
2 years
Oscillating-rotating
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Caresmith

SPARK Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush

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9.4 / 10

12/2020

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Comes with two brush heads- medium and soft
Advanced sonic care technology
Tooth-waved dupont bristle
Super slim and light design
Water-proof design
It has an airtight charging port and not charging stand
Round and flat
Comes with charging cable
20 days
30000
1 year
Sonic
140

Oral B

Vitality Cross Action

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9.3 / 10

12/2020

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Replacement brush heads
2D cleaning action-oscillating and rotating
Cordless
Bristles angled at 16 degrees ensure thorough cleaning
Lightweight
No led indicator display
Single clean mode
Criss-cross
5 days
Not applicable
2 years
Oscillating-rotating
245

Wurze

1901 Super Sonic Toothbrush

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9.1 / 10

12/2020

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Comes with three brush heads
Dupont soft bristles
Advanced sonic technology
Strong battery life
Ultra-lightweight
Bristles vibrate only in one direction (say East-west) and not E-W-N-S
A bit overpriced
Round and flat
Comes with charging cable
30 days
40000
Sonic
80

JSB

HF127 Electric Power Toothbrush

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8.9 / 10

12/2020

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Comes with three brush heads
Soft, food grade DuPont bristles
Water-proof features
Inductive charging with LED indicator
Concealed mode indicator
Poor handle grip
Round and flat
5 days
Not applicable
1 year
Oscillating-rotating
270

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Bristle Rechargeable Sonic Toothbrush


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9.8 / 10

12/2020

Pro's & Con's

Bristles positioned at the perfect angle
Unique and patented triple brush head design
Built-in timer and pacer
Invigorating clean
Long battery life
No pressure sensor
Bulky charging stand

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Operating Modes

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Battery Life

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31000

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Cleaning Technology

Sonic

Weight (in grams)

399.16

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Buyer's Guide - Best Electric Toothbrushes in India 2021

Know all about electric toothbrush and make the best purchase.

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Features: Most important purchase criteria for electric toothbrushes

What should you look for when buying an electric toothbrush?

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Use Cases: The best electric toothbrush for your case

Which type of electric brush is best for your use cases?

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FAQ: Learn more about the details

Any questions left? Here they are, including answers.

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How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for an electric toothbrush

Usage and care practices for electric toothbrushes.

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Our Picks: How we picked the best electric toothbrushes in India 2021

Find out how we selected and ranked the products.

1. Features: Most important purchase criteria for electric toothbrushes

1.1 Two-minute Timer

Dentists suggest that one should brush twice a day, and each session should be for two minutes. In the case of manual brushing, you often misjudge the time, and you might take longer or get done within less than 2 minutes. A high-brand brush comes with a built-in timer which encourages you to brush for the right amount of time.

Dentists suggest that one should brush twice a day, and each session should be for two minutes. In the case of manual brushing, you often misjudge the time, and you might take longer or get done within less than 2 minutes. A high-brand brush comes with a built-in timer which encourages you to brush for the right amount of time.

1.2 Quadpacer or 30-second Timer

A quadpacer (also known as a 30-second timer) is another essential feature that is better to have in your toothbrush.

Your mouth is divided into 4 sections, or quadrants (hence the name), i.e. upper right teeth, upper left, lower right and lower left. The aim is you give 30 seconds to each section and in total two minutes to the complete cleaning process.

If your brush has an auto-timer then after 30 seconds you will experience a change in the brushing sensation and a sound will alert you to change the section you are cleaning. Most premium models have a pacer built-in.

A quadpacer (also known as a 30-second timer) is another essential feature that is better to have in your toothbrush.

Your mouth is divided into 4 sections, or quadrants (hence the name), i.e. upper right teeth, upper left, lower right and lower left. The aim is you give 30 seconds to each section and in total two minutes to the complete cleaning process.

If your brush has an auto-timer then after 30 seconds you will experience a change in the brushing sensation and a sound will alert you to change the section you are cleaning. Most premium models have a pacer built-in.

1.3 Pressure Sensor

Hard brushing is the most common reason for gum bleeding. The bristles are only supposed to skim the surface of the teeth and gums. Scrubbing harder is not the right way to remove plaque and debris from the teeth.

An electric brush that has pressure sensor built-in can reduce the chances of gum recession. Different brands use different methods to alert you that you are being hard on your teeth, such as subtle changes in brushing sensation, change in sound or the illumination of a light.

Another method they use is slowing down of motor when you increase pressure on the brush to limit potential damage. And as soon as you will relieve the force, the alerts will stop.

Hard brushing is the most common reason for gum bleeding. The bristles are only supposed to skim the surface of the teeth and gums. Scrubbing harder is not the right way to remove plaque and debris from the teeth.

An electric brush that has pressure sensor built-in can reduce the chances of gum recession. Different brands use different methods to alert you that you are being hard on your teeth, such as subtle changes in brushing sensation, change in sound or the illumination of a light.

Another method they use is slowing down of motor when you increase pressure on the brush to limit potential damage. And as soon as you will relieve the force, the alerts will stop.

1.4 Travel Case

This is a good-to-have feature. Whether or not you are a regular traveller, having a case makes it much easier to carry the toothbrush.

A travel case reduces the likelihood of damage, especially to the bristles. Furthermore, excess moisture in the head remains in the case and not on anything else that is there in the bag.

Usually, travel cases are made from thin plastic, and they do the job well. Premium brand brushes do come with the travel case or the case is available as an optional accessory. In fact, there are even models that allow the brush to be charged whilst inside the case, via a USB cable.

This is a good-to-have feature. Whether or not you are a regular traveller, having a case makes it much easier to carry the toothbrush.

A travel case reduces the likelihood of damage, especially to the bristles. Furthermore, excess moisture in the head remains in the case and not on anything else that is there in the bag.

Usually, travel cases are made from thin plastic, and they do the job well. Premium brand brushes do come with the travel case or the case is available as an optional accessory. In fact, there are even models that allow the brush to be charged whilst inside the case, via a USB cable.

1.5 Battery Life

Electric toothbrushes are cordless and come with two options, either rechargeable or replaceable batteries.

  • Battery Powered Toothbrush – AA batteries power this type of brushes. This is an inexpensive and portable option as compared to rechargeable toothbrushes. This type of brush is the best disposable version of an electric toothbrush.

  • Rechargeable Toothbrush – This is the expensive version. These are a better functioning electric toothbrush and often preferred over battery-powered ones.

Brush batteries are usually rated by the number of days that they will last for 5, 14 or 30 days on a single charge. The most common battery life is up to 14 days.

Electric toothbrushes are cordless and come with two options, either rechargeable or replaceable batteries.

  • Battery Powered Toothbrush – AA batteries power this type of brushes. This is an inexpensive and portable option as compared to rechargeable toothbrushes. This type of brush is the best disposable version of an electric toothbrush.

  • Rechargeable Toothbrush – This is the expensive version. These are a better functioning electric toothbrush and often preferred over battery-powered ones.

Brush batteries are usually rated by the number of days that they will last for 5, 14 or 30 days on a single charge. The most common battery life is up to 14 days.

1.6 Additional Cleaning Mode

The all-electric toothbrush has at least one cleaning mode, i.e. daily clean or clean. Even if a brush has additional cleaning mode, this one is usually the first one listed. Other modes typically include gum care, sensitive care, deep clean, whitening, tongue cleaner, massage.

The cleaning mode differs with respect to the power delivered to the brush head and the time you give to brushing. For example, deep clean and whitening modes stay for 3 minutes. Whereas sensitive and gum cleaning modes are lower-powered modes, as there are fewer bristle movements.

All-in-all, if you pay more, you get more modes. Therefore, it is advisable to go for multiple cleaning modes brush if you intend to use them.

The all-electric toothbrush has at least one cleaning mode, i.e. daily clean or clean. Even if a brush has additional cleaning mode, this one is usually the first one listed. Other modes typically include gum care, sensitive care, deep clean, whitening, tongue cleaner, massage.

The cleaning mode differs with respect to the power delivered to the brush head and the time you give to brushing. For example, deep clean and whitening modes stay for 3 minutes. Whereas sensitive and gum cleaning modes are lower-powered modes, as there are fewer bristle movements.

All-in-all, if you pay more, you get more modes. Therefore, it is advisable to go for multiple cleaning modes brush if you intend to use them.

1.7 Brushing Intensity

If you have the power over the brush motor, it is beneficial. The electric brush does come with different speed settings- low, medium and high power. The different power settings change the speed of the motion and not the brush motion. If an electric brush has just one cleaning mode, it may default to the high setting. However, in case of more than one setting, the low setting is used for a less intense clean and high power for, of course, intensive cleaning.

Different power settings are alternatives to cleaning modes as well. Therefore, an electric brush with single-mode, but three intensity settings is similar to the brush that has two modes, clean and sensitive.

If you have the power over the brush motor, it is beneficial. The electric brush does come with different speed settings- low, medium and high power. The different power settings change the speed of the motion and not the brush motion. If an electric brush has just one cleaning mode, it may default to the high setting. However, in case of more than one setting, the low setting is used for a less intense clean and high power for, of course, intensive cleaning.

Different power settings are alternatives to cleaning modes as well. Therefore, an electric brush with single-mode, but three intensity settings is similar to the brush that has two modes, clean and sensitive.

1.8 Brush Shape and Size

Electric toothbrushes are generally similar in shape and design. The brush handle is cylindrical in shape or a slight variation of this. Some have plastic grip, and some come with rubber grip.

Electric brushes designed for children or especially for travel purpose are smaller in size and might have fewer features. Premium brands, on the other hand, boast subtle but noticeable design cues, justifying the higher price tag.

White is the favoured colour option with some design accents coming from soft pastel shades.

Electric toothbrushes are generally similar in shape and design. The brush handle is cylindrical in shape or a slight variation of this. Some have plastic grip, and some come with rubber grip.

Electric brushes designed for children or especially for travel purpose are smaller in size and might have fewer features. Premium brands, on the other hand, boast subtle but noticeable design cues, justifying the higher price tag.

White is the favoured colour option with some design accents coming from soft pastel shades.

1.9 Brush Head Shape and Size

The all-electric brush comes with at least one brush head. However, if the head is not fixed, you can explore many other options offered by the same brand. For example, Oral-B comes with a replaceable head, and you can use the main body with the brand’s other brush head designed for cleaning and plaque removal, whitening or improving gum health. Although different heads work on any cleaning mode, but certain heads give desired results when used with specific cleaning modes. Therefore, high-end models come with extra heads to encourage this.

The all-electric brush comes with at least one brush head. However, if the head is not fixed, you can explore many other options offered by the same brand. For example, Oral-B comes with a replaceable head, and you can use the main body with the brand’s other brush head designed for cleaning and plaque removal, whitening or improving gum health. Although different heads work on any cleaning mode, but certain heads give desired results when used with specific cleaning modes. Therefore, high-end models come with extra heads to encourage this.

1.10 LED Charging Indicator

LED charging lights are often there in premium models indicating if the electric brush is on a charge, has low battery, completely charged, or how much is the battery remaining, etc. Again, this is not a must but good-to-have feature.

Some models lack this feature to keep costs down, but that does not mean you can’t easily tell when it may need charging.

LED charging lights are often there in premium models indicating if the electric brush is on a charge, has low battery, completely charged, or how much is the battery remaining, etc. Again, this is not a must but good-to-have feature.

Some models lack this feature to keep costs down, but that does not mean you can’t easily tell when it may need charging.

1.11 LED Cleaning Mode Display

The best quality toothbrush has LEDs not only indicating battery or charging status, but they also have LEDs or icons indicating the cleaning modes in use.

On our list, Wurze is the brand that has LED cleaning mode display feature. Oral-B also gives this feature for its high-end models.

The best quality toothbrush has LEDs not only indicating battery or charging status, but they also have LEDs or icons indicating the cleaning modes in use.

On our list, Wurze is the brand that has LED cleaning mode display feature. Oral-B also gives this feature for its high-end models.

1.12 Charging Stand

Unless powered by AA or AAA batteries, an electric brush comes with either a charging stand or a charging cable. The stand has a prong on it which fits into the recess present in the base of the brush handle. The charging technology used here is inductive charging which offers a safe and convenient way while maintaining the water-resistance of the handle.

Usually, there is no harm if you leave your brush on charge permanently. However, for longer battery life, it is best to deplete the battery from time to time.

The electric brush that comes with cable tends to connect to a universal USB port, rather than a country-specific power adapter. Charging through cable is becoming popular with time as water resistance and sealing of electronic parts have improved.

Unless powered by AA or AAA batteries, an electric brush comes with either a charging stand or a charging cable. The stand has a prong on it which fits into the recess present in the base of the brush handle. The charging technology used here is inductive charging which offers a safe and convenient way while maintaining the water-resistance of the handle.

Usually, there is no harm if you leave your brush on charge permanently. However, for longer battery life, it is best to deplete the battery from time to time.

The electric brush that comes with cable tends to connect to a universal USB port, rather than a country-specific power adapter. Charging through cable is becoming popular with time as water resistance and sealing of electronic parts have improved.

1.13 Water-resistant

Most electric toothbrushes that come with cable charging mode or removable AA batteries tend to be water-resistant. A toothbrush has that nature; it will come into contact with water. Although it rarely happens, people do brush while taking a shower. Therefore, electric toothbrushes have to be water-resistant.

However water-proof a brush might be, it is always good to towel dry the brush to prolong its life.

Most electric toothbrushes that come with cable charging mode or removable AA batteries tend to be water-resistant. A toothbrush has that nature; it will come into contact with water. Although it rarely happens, people do brush while taking a shower. Therefore, electric toothbrushes have to be water-resistant.

However water-proof a brush might be, it is always good to towel dry the brush to prolong its life.

1.14 Noise

An electric toothbrush has an electric motor inside to drive the cogs and gears which makes the brush head move. And noise is nothing but its byproduct. More or less, all-electric toothbrushes make some noise, but some are quieter than others. The sound is more mechanical. You can’t avoid it, but if you do not want others to be disturbed, shutting of the door is the only option.

According to our research, Oral-B brushes are the loudest, and Philips Sonicare brushes are much quieter.

An electric toothbrush has an electric motor inside to drive the cogs and gears which makes the brush head move. And noise is nothing but its byproduct. More or less, all-electric toothbrushes make some noise, but some are quieter than others. The sound is more mechanical. You can’t avoid it, but if you do not want others to be disturbed, shutting of the door is the only option.

According to our research, Oral-B brushes are the loudest, and Philips Sonicare brushes are much quieter.

1.15 Motion Type

Call it cleaning technology or motion type; different brands use different motion schemes to clean the teeth.

  • Oscillatory

Oscillatory motion type refers to the style when the electric brush moves back and forth like a pendulum to clean the teeth. Toothbrush with this technology is preferred if removing plaque is your priority.

  • Rotation

The name clearly depicts that under this, the brush spin in a circular motion same as we brush our teeth regularly. Rotation type is suitable if you want to clean your teeth the way you do it regularly or manually.

  • Rotating-oscillating

Again, the term clarifies itself that brush with this technology performs both the rotation function and oscillation. Oral-B uses this motion type, and it is recommended for people dealing with gingivitis and plague.

  • Vibrating electric

This type of brush vibrates and doesn’t rotate on the surface of the teeth. They are also suggested for removing plaque. Moreover, they are the alternative for toothbrushes that rotate.

  • Dual-head

As the name implies, this type of brush comes with two heads in which one part rotates and the other sweeps from side to side.

Call it cleaning technology or motion type; different brands use different motion schemes to clean the teeth.

  • Oscillatory

Oscillatory motion type refers to the style when the electric brush moves back and forth like a pendulum to clean the teeth. Toothbrush with this technology is preferred if removing plaque is your priority.

  • Rotation

The name clearly depicts that under this, the brush spin in a circular motion same as we brush our teeth regularly. Rotation type is suitable if you want to clean your teeth the way you do it regularly or manually.

  • Rotating-oscillating

Again, the term clarifies itself that brush with this technology performs both the rotation function and oscillation. Oral-B uses this motion type, and it is recommended for people dealing with gingivitis and plague.

  • Vibrating electric

This type of brush vibrates and doesn’t rotate on the surface of the teeth. They are also suggested for removing plaque. Moreover, they are the alternative for toothbrushes that rotate.

  • Dual-head

As the name implies, this type of brush comes with two heads in which one part rotates and the other sweeps from side to side.

1.16 Replaceable Brush Head

Electric toothbrush bristle needs change after 4-6 months, and purchasing a complete set could be expensive. Therefore, an electric toothbrush that comes with a replaceable brush head is cost-effective.

Electric toothbrush bristle needs change after 4-6 months, and purchasing a complete set could be expensive. Therefore, an electric toothbrush that comes with a replaceable brush head is cost-effective.

2. Use Cases: The best electric toothbrush for your case

2.1 Which electric toothbrush has the best bristles that reach even hard to reach places?

An electric toothbrush that has round & flat bristles and sonic technology is excellent as it gently removes plague in even hard-to-reach places.

An electric toothbrush that has round & flat bristles and sonic technology is excellent as it gently removes plague in even hard-to-reach places.

2.2 I have braces, can I still use an electric toothbrush?

If you like using an electric toothbrush and find it more comfortable, then there is no reason not to use one whether or not you have  braces. In fact, studies by the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics show that an electric brush promotes better oral hygiene if you have dental braces. In fact, an electric toothbrush is good in case of dental restorations (fillings, crowns, veneers) as well.

If you like using an electric toothbrush and find it more comfortable, then there is no reason not to use one whether or not you have  braces. In fact, studies by the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics show that an electric brush promotes better oral hygiene if you have dental braces. In fact, an electric toothbrush is good in case of dental restorations (fillings, crowns, veneers) as well.

2.3 Manual toothbrush cause gum recession, how an electric toothbrush help me in this case?

A usual electric toothbrush will not be helpful in your case. You need an electric brush that has soft bristle and pressure sensor. The sensor will alert you if you scrub your teeth harder.

A usual electric toothbrush will not be helpful in your case. You need an electric brush that has soft bristle and pressure sensor. The sensor will alert you if you scrub your teeth harder.

2.4 I have gum receding problem, is electric toothbrush safe for me to use?

Experts believe, an electric toothbrush can trigger gum recession rather than helping it, as it can lead to more gaps getting formed between the teeth and gum lines.

Experts believe, an electric toothbrush can trigger gum recession rather than helping it, as it can lead to more gaps getting formed between the teeth and gum lines.

2.5 I am travelling overseas, and they have a different electrical system there than India– how can I keep using my toothbrush?

You can charge your toothbrush in the same manner as you will charge your phone or smart devices. In other words, an adapter or converter will be needed in countries where the outlet is not compatible with the plug on your respective electric toothbrush or the voltage.

You can charge your toothbrush in the same manner as you will charge your phone or smart devices. In other words, an adapter or converter will be needed in countries where the outlet is not compatible with the plug on your respective electric toothbrush or the voltage.

3. FAQ: Learn more about the details

3.1 How often should I change my toothbrush?

One should change their toothbrush every 3-4 months.

One should change their toothbrush every 3-4 months.

3.2 Is electric toothbrush safe for kids?

If your child has just started brushing on his or her own, manual toothbrush is recommended. Once your kid knows completely know how to brush correctly, he or she can switch to an electric toothbrush. The reason behind this is that the manual one is lighter and gives more control to a child.

If your child has just started brushing on his or her own, manual toothbrush is recommended. Once your kid knows completely know how to brush correctly, he or she can switch to an electric toothbrush. The reason behind this is that the manual one is lighter and gives more control to a child.

3.3 Do I need to floss my teeth even after using an electric toothbrush?

Floss is usually used after manual brushing to remove leftover plaque which a regular brush failed to remove. However, an electric toothbrush is strong enough to remove all the debris and plaque on teeth. Therefore, there is no need to use floss if you use an electric toothbrush.

Floss is usually used after manual brushing to remove leftover plaque which a regular brush failed to remove. However, an electric toothbrush is strong enough to remove all the debris and plaque on teeth. Therefore, there is no need to use floss if you use an electric toothbrush.

3.4 Is it okay to leave my electric toothbrush on the charger all the time?

It is suggested that once the electric brush is completely charged, continue using your electric toothbrush until no charge is left. This helps the battery perform at its best longer.

It is suggested that once the electric brush is completely charged, continue using your electric toothbrush until no charge is left. This helps the battery perform at its best longer.

3.5 Can I also immerse my electric toothbrush in water since it is water-resistant?

No. Water-resistant means if you spill water on it or use it under the shower or put in under tap to clean, its motor will remain unaffected. Water-resistant doesn’t mean you can submerge it in water. If you have put it in water by mistake, quickly dry it out and charge it only after it is completely dry.

No. Water-resistant means if you spill water on it or use it under the shower or put in under tap to clean, its motor will remain unaffected. Water-resistant doesn’t mean you can submerge it in water. If you have put it in water by mistake, quickly dry it out and charge it only after it is completely dry.

3.6 How can two family members use the same base?

There are electric toothbrushes that come with a dual handle. If you are only two family members you can buy the specific set. If you are comfortable using a single brush handle or if you are a family of three or four members, you can buy an electric brush that has one handle and more brush head. Different members can choose their brush head and use it conveniently.

There are electric toothbrushes that come with a dual handle. If you are only two family members you can buy the specific set. If you are comfortable using a single brush handle or if you are a family of three or four members, you can buy an electric brush that has one handle and more brush head. Different members can choose their brush head and use it conveniently.

3.7 What is the proper way to dispose of an electric toothbrush?

The brush heads can be disposed of like a manual toothbrush. However, for the brush handle, instructions regarding disassembling and disposing of are given in the product manual. Talking about batteries, you can contact local authorities about the same. Kindly note, never opens the handle unless permanently disposing of the electric brush as that void the warranty.

The brush heads can be disposed of like a manual toothbrush. However, for the brush handle, instructions regarding disassembling and disposing of are given in the product manual. Talking about batteries, you can contact local authorities about the same. Kindly note, never opens the handle unless permanently disposing of the electric brush as that void the warranty.

3.8 How long should does an electric toothbrush last?

An electric toothbrush usually lasts for about 3-5 years.

An electric toothbrush usually lasts for about 3-5 years.

3.9 Why are most electric toothbrushes expensive?

Electric toothbrushes are expensive as they provide around 30000 strokes in a minute as compared to ordinary toothbrushes which you can hardly reach 50 strokes in a minute.

Electric toothbrushes are expensive as they provide around 30000 strokes in a minute as compared to ordinary toothbrushes which you can hardly reach 50 strokes in a minute.

3.10 What is the difference between daily and sensitive care mode?

Deep mode helps in deep and gentle everyday cleaning. Whereas, sensitive care mode is extra gentle on your teeth and is recommended to those who have tender gum or sensitive teeth.

Deep mode helps in deep and gentle everyday cleaning. Whereas, sensitive care mode is extra gentle on your teeth and is recommended to those who have tender gum or sensitive teeth.

3.11 Is it natural to feel uncomfortable if I am using the electric toothbrush for the first time?

Yes. Brushing using an electric brush is a new experience for your teeth and gum. Initially, the cleaning strength can lead to bleeding gums, discomfort and other conditions but no worries, it is safe.

Yes. Brushing using an electric brush is a new experience for your teeth and gum. Initially, the cleaning strength can lead to bleeding gums, discomfort and other conditions but no worries, it is safe.

3.12 Can I reset the two-minute timer of my electric toothbrush?

You cannot change it permanently. However, temporarily you can do by switching off the toothbrush for 30 seconds or more. If you switch it off before the 2 minutes, and on it within 30 seconds, it will resume from where you left off.

You cannot change it permanently. However, temporarily you can do by switching off the toothbrush for 30 seconds or more. If you switch it off before the 2 minutes, and on it within 30 seconds, it will resume from where you left off.

3.13 What is sonic cleaning technology?

An electric toothbrush uses two methods under sonic cleaning technology.

First, there is mechanical side-to-side cleaning motion of the bristles to remove plaque the same as in a manual brush. Second is the non-contact approach under which plaque is disrupted beyond the tips of the bristles. In the secondary cleaning motion, the brush head must vibrate at a speed of 20-20,000hz, which is equivalent to humans hearing frequency. Manufacturers claim that the technology also drives cleaning fluid (a mixture of toothpaste, water and saliva) between teeth to help dislodge plaque from areas that are difficult to reach in case of manual brushing or rotating and oscillating technology.

An electric toothbrush uses two methods under sonic cleaning technology.

First, there is mechanical side-to-side cleaning motion of the bristles to remove plaque the same as in a manual brush. Second is the non-contact approach under which plaque is disrupted beyond the tips of the bristles. In the secondary cleaning motion, the brush head must vibrate at a speed of 20-20,000hz, which is equivalent to humans hearing frequency. Manufacturers claim that the technology also drives cleaning fluid (a mixture of toothpaste, water and saliva) between teeth to help dislodge plaque from areas that are difficult to reach in case of manual brushing or rotating and oscillating technology.

4. How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for an electric toothbrush

4.1 How to clean an electric toothbrush?

  • Thoroughly rinse toothbrush bristles with tap water after brushing.

  • Wipe handle and charger with a damp cloth.

  • You can clean the handle with water if the brush is water-resistant.

  • Dry the brush handle thoroughly before putting it back in the charger.

  • Do not immerse the charger in water.

  • Thoroughly rinse toothbrush bristles with tap water after brushing.

  • Wipe handle and charger with a damp cloth.

  • You can clean the handle with water if the brush is water-resistant.

  • Dry the brush handle thoroughly before putting it back in the charger.

  • Do not immerse the charger in water.

4.2 How do I clean the charger base?

Unplug the charger and use a soft and damp cloth to clean the charger base. Do not let charger base come in contact with water, what so ever. Also, make sure it is 100% dry before you plug it back into the electrical outlet.

Unplug the charger and use a soft and damp cloth to clean the charger base. Do not let charger base come in contact with water, what so ever. Also, make sure it is 100% dry before you plug it back into the electrical outlet.

4.3 What are the ongoing tips for an electric toothbrush?

  • Don’t overbrush. Too much pressure on bristles leads to their wear and tear more quickly.

  • Keep the toothbrush in an upright position to let it air-dry.

  • Replace brush head every three months. Some bristles come with indicator and turn blue from white or fade.

  • Replace the brush head sooner than three months if bristles are not in the tight formation as they were when the brush was bought.

  • Use a cotton bud or toothpick along with mild detergent if necessary to remove stubborn grime. Avoid doing any damage to the plastic and rubber body of the brush.

  • Store toothbrush away from the likes of toilets.

  • Regularly clean brush storage containers.

  • Let the brush dry and then put it back in storage case or container.

  • Soaking a toothbrush in mouthwash or place it in boiling water once a while for deep cleaning.

  • Never put a toothbrush in a dishwasher or microwave.

  • Don’t overbrush. Too much pressure on bristles leads to their wear and tear more quickly.

  • Keep the toothbrush in an upright position to let it air-dry.

  • Replace brush head every three months. Some bristles come with indicator and turn blue from white or fade.

  • Replace the brush head sooner than three months if bristles are not in the tight formation as they were when the brush was bought.

  • Use a cotton bud or toothpick along with mild detergent if necessary to remove stubborn grime. Avoid doing any damage to the plastic and rubber body of the brush.

  • Store toothbrush away from the likes of toilets.

  • Regularly clean brush storage containers.

  • Let the brush dry and then put it back in storage case or container.

  • Soaking a toothbrush in mouthwash or place it in boiling water once a while for deep cleaning.

  • Never put a toothbrush in a dishwasher or microwave.

5. Did you know: Interesting facts, figures and things to know about an electric toothbrush

5.1 The first toothbrushes were mere chew sticks made from fragrant wood.

5.2 A proper toothbrush with bristle was invented in China in the 15th Century.

5.3 The prototype of the toothbrush was first mass-produced in prison by William Addis in 1770.

5.4 Toothbrush bristles were first made using cow hair. Nylon bristle toothbrushes came in 1938.

5.5 The first electric toothbrush was not even electric. It did not require or used any electricity.

5.6 In 1954, a Swiss doctor invented real electric toothbrush called the Broxodent. It ran on live voltage.

5.7 The most popular toothbrush colour used across the globe is blue.

5.8 In 2003, the toothbrush was chosen as the number one invention without which people can not live. It left cell phones and cars behind.

5.9 A toothbrush is 5000 years old.

5.10 The rule is two times, two minutes a day. However, most people brush only for 46 seconds per session.

5.1 The first toothbrushes were mere chew sticks made from fragrant wood.

5.2 A proper toothbrush with bristle was invented in China in the 15th Century.

5.3 The prototype of the toothbrush was first mass-produced in prison by William Addis in 1770.

5.4 Toothbrush bristles were first made using cow hair. Nylon bristle toothbrushes came in 1938.

5.5 The first electric toothbrush was not even electric. It did not require or used any electricity.

5.6 In 1954, a Swiss doctor invented real electric toothbrush called the Broxodent. It ran on live voltage.

5.7 The most popular toothbrush colour used across the globe is blue.

5.8 In 2003, the toothbrush was chosen as the number one invention without which people can not live. It left cell phones and cars behind.

5.9 A toothbrush is 5000 years old.

5.10 The rule is two times, two minutes a day. However, most people brush only for 46 seconds per session.

6. Our Picks: How we picked the best electric toothbrushes in India 2021

While starting our research on the best electric toothbrushes, we kept top features in mind such as a two-minute timer, quadpacer, pressure sensor, battery life, cleaning methods, and of course, overall performance.

The two-minute timer is the most important factor according to us, and we shortlisted our products according to that. To have a deep and better understanding of each toothbrush, we gathered more information from the brand’s respective website on a specific model. We kept the ones that had the maximum features and also preferred by the users.

While starting our research on the best electric toothbrushes, we kept top features in mind such as a two-minute timer, quadpacer, pressure sensor, battery life, cleaning methods, and of course, overall performance.

The two-minute timer is the most important factor according to us, and we shortlisted our products according to that. To have a deep and better understanding of each toothbrush, we gathered more information from the brand’s respective website on a specific model. We kept the ones that had the maximum features and also preferred by the users.

6.1 Triple Bristle Rechargeable Sonic Toothbrush

Triple is a US-based brand. The triple based is a unique and patent design with three brush head designed by dentist Max Babiner.

The style is indeed unique as the three sides cup the teeth, brushing the front, back and top surface of the tooth simultaneously. As compared to the conventional method where you would clean each surface of the tooth individually, this style performs all those tasks at the same time. Not only this design reduces the amount of time given to brushing, but also the heads are positioned at the ideal angles for maximum effectiveness.

Triple bristle comes with a tongue cleaner to give you a better oral care routine and fresh breath. Combined with powerful sonic technology, it provides 31000 strokes per minute. It has three operating modes namely-high/clean, soft/gentle, and massage.

Triple is a US-based brand. The triple based is a unique and patent design with three brush head designed by dentist Max Babiner.

The style is indeed unique as the three sides cup the teeth, brushing the front, back and top surface of the tooth simultaneously. As compared to the conventional method where you would clean each surface of the tooth individually, this style performs all those tasks at the same time. Not only this design reduces the amount of time given to brushing, but also the heads are positioned at the ideal angles for maximum effectiveness.

Triple bristle comes with a tongue cleaner to give you a better oral care routine and fresh breath. Combined with powerful sonic technology, it provides 31000 strokes per minute. It has three operating modes namely-high/clean, soft/gentle, and massage.

6.2 Philips Sonicare CleanCare+ Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush

If there is any brush with advanced sonic technology after Triple bristle then Philips Sonicare CleanCare it is. The new technology creates cleaning action that drives fluid deep in between teeth and along the gum line and helps you get rid of stubborn deep-rooted debris.

Its flat and round bristles reach hard to reach areas and facilitate deep cleaning. The two-minute timer and quadpacer ensure you brush your teeth thoroughly. It comes with an easy start program. An electric brush can be a new experience for some people. This program allows you to gently increase the brushing power the first 14 times you use it.

The CleanCare comes with a good battery life of up to 14 days and two operating modes- whitening and gum care.

If there is any brush with advanced sonic technology after Triple bristle then Philips Sonicare CleanCare it is. The new technology creates cleaning action that drives fluid deep in between teeth and along the gum line and helps you get rid of stubborn deep-rooted debris.

Its flat and round bristles reach hard to reach areas and facilitate deep cleaning. The two-minute timer and quadpacer ensure you brush your teeth thoroughly. It comes with an easy start program. An electric brush can be a new experience for some people. This program allows you to gently increase the brushing power the first 14 times you use it.

The CleanCare comes with a good battery life of up to 14 days and two operating modes- whitening and gum care.

6.3 Oral B Pro 600 Cross Action

The Pro 600 from Oral-B is an excellent value option, and if the budget is tight, you will be happy with what it has to offer.

Oral-B comes with all the primary features of an electric toothbrush including two minutes timer, quadpacer, and pressure sensor. The Pro 600 has a more modern look, with a 360 degree, blue coloured rubber grip on the handle. Just like other models of Oral-B electric brushes, this one also has super soft bristle, which makes it an ideal choice for soft gums. The battery side is on the downside with lasting up to only eight days.

It comes with single cleaning mode and 3D cleaning action including oscillate, rotate and pulsate to break up and remove plaque altogether. Besides, its 31000 pulsations per minute speed do wonder for people with a plaque on their teeth.

The Pro 600 from Oral-B is an excellent value option, and if the budget is tight, you will be happy with what it has to offer.

Oral-B comes with all the primary features of an electric toothbrush including two minutes timer, quadpacer, and pressure sensor. The Pro 600 has a more modern look, with a 360 degree, blue coloured rubber grip on the handle. Just like other models of Oral-B electric brushes, this one also has super soft bristle, which makes it an ideal choice for soft gums. The battery side is on the downside with lasting up to only eight days.

It comes with single cleaning mode and 3D cleaning action including oscillate, rotate and pulsate to break up and remove plaque altogether. Besides, its 31000 pulsations per minute speed do wonder for people with a plaque on their teeth.

6.4 Caresmith SPARK Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush

Caresmith SPARK is a functional electric toothbrush available for a pretty reasonable price. It is our best value electric toothbrush and the only brush that comes with six modes- high intensity, medium intensity, low intensity, gum care, sensitive care and deep clean. Build using sonic technology, it sparks 30000 micro-brushes per minute and effectively removes food particles and bacteria.

SPARK comes with two brush head, i.e. soft and medium. It has a great battery life, fours hours of charging lasts for 20 days. It comes with a charging cable. It is compatible with all USB power sources and has auto shut-off technology as well as a low battery indicator. It has a powerful water-proof design which comes with a two-minute smart timer.

Caresmith SPARK is a functional electric toothbrush available for a pretty reasonable price. It is our best value electric toothbrush and the only brush that comes with six modes- high intensity, medium intensity, low intensity, gum care, sensitive care and deep clean. Build using sonic technology, it sparks 30000 micro-brushes per minute and effectively removes food particles and bacteria.

SPARK comes with two brush head, i.e. soft and medium. It has a great battery life, fours hours of charging lasts for 20 days. It comes with a charging cable. It is compatible with all USB power sources and has auto shut-off technology as well as a low battery indicator. It has a powerful water-proof design which comes with a two-minute smart timer.

6.5 Oral B Vitality Cross Action

Oral B Vitality might be an entry-level electric toothbrush, but it does a little more than what an electric toothbrush needs to do.

The Vitality from Oral-B has a more modern look, with a 360-degree grip on the handle and five days of battery life. Unlike our winner triple bristle, it has criss-cross bristle, and oscillating & rotating technology has been used. The technology is effective in removing 100% plaque than a manual brush. It has a two-minute timer but lacks quad pacer. Vitality is a no-nonsense electric brush with one cleaning mode.

The replacement brush head feature is excellent as you can buy other brush head from the same brand and use as per your convenience. It comes with a charging station, and on the base, there is a recess into which fits the charging prong. Another thing we like about electric brushes from the brand is that the bristle starts fading in colour as it ages indicating that it is time to replace the brush head.

If you are an Oral-B user and willing to spend a little more, go for Pro 600.

Oral B Vitality might be an entry-level electric toothbrush, but it does a little more than what an electric toothbrush needs to do.

The Vitality from Oral-B has a more modern look, with a 360-degree grip on the handle and five days of battery life. Unlike our winner triple bristle, it has criss-cross bristle, and oscillating & rotating technology has been used. The technology is effective in removing 100% plaque than a manual brush. It has a two-minute timer but lacks quad pacer. Vitality is a no-nonsense electric brush with one cleaning mode.

The replacement brush head feature is excellent as you can buy other brush head from the same brand and use as per your convenience. It comes with a charging station, and on the base, there is a recess into which fits the charging prong. Another thing we like about electric brushes from the brand is that the bristle starts fading in colour as it ages indicating that it is time to replace the brush head.

If you are an Oral-B user and willing to spend a little more, go for Pro 600.

6.6 Wurze 1901 Super Sonic Toothbrush

Our last two electric toothbrush hold their spot mainly due to the customer ratings; otherwise, they pretty much have all the primary features that any electric brush should come with.

The Wurze 1901 electric toothbrush features advanced sonic technology with the high-frequency sonic strokes- 40000 per minutes, highest on our list. The smart time feature is for both two-minutes and 30-seconds. With five modes- clean, polish, white, sensitive, & massage, second highest on our list, Wurze has ensured that 1901 is ideal for many. The USB compatible battery work for up to 30 days at a single charge. The Dupont soft bristles make it the right choice for those who have soft gums and sensitive teeth.

Our last two electric toothbrush hold their spot mainly due to the customer ratings; otherwise, they pretty much have all the primary features that any electric brush should come with.

The Wurze 1901 electric toothbrush features advanced sonic technology with the high-frequency sonic strokes- 40000 per minutes, highest on our list. The smart time feature is for both two-minutes and 30-seconds. With five modes- clean, polish, white, sensitive, & massage, second highest on our list, Wurze has ensured that 1901 is ideal for many. The USB compatible battery work for up to 30 days at a single charge. The Dupont soft bristles make it the right choice for those who have soft gums and sensitive teeth.

6.7 JSB HF127 Electric Power Toothbrush

JSB HF127 comes with a long-life rechargeable battery and automatic bristle motions which moves back to forth to clean the teeth. The electric brush has an ergonomic design and soft bristle.

HF127 has a rechargeable NiMH battery that rotates 8800 times per minute. It has both a two-minutes and 30-seconds smart timer ensuring you brush precisely for two minutes and switch sides after every 30-seconds. The hidden panel inductive charging with LED indicator keeps you updated about the battery. Clean and sensitive are the two modes provided by JSB, making it fit for a broad audience. Furthermore, it comes with three different types of brush heads and one year warranty.

JSB HF127 comes with a long-life rechargeable battery and automatic bristle motions which moves back to forth to clean the teeth. The electric brush has an ergonomic design and soft bristle.

HF127 has a rechargeable NiMH battery that rotates 8800 times per minute. It has both a two-minutes and 30-seconds smart timer ensuring you brush precisely for two minutes and switch sides after every 30-seconds. The hidden panel inductive charging with LED indicator keeps you updated about the battery. Clean and sensitive are the two modes provided by JSB, making it fit for a broad audience. Furthermore, it comes with three different types of brush heads and one year warranty.