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Best Toothbrushes for 2021

by Williams, Daily & Frazier on Oct 5, 2021 7:45:00 AM

What kind of toothbrush do you use? Does it perform well? When was the last time you considered a change of toothbrush? There are so many factors to consider when you're trying to choose the right toothbrush, unless you've taken an organized and thoughtful approach to your purchase, there's a good chance that you haven't found the best one for you.

Exploring the options recommended by dentists can help you make good tooth brushing decisions. If you're not sure which tooth brush to incorporate into your daily tooth brushing regimen, here's what you need to know.

Oral-B Electric Genius X Toothbrush

The Oral-B Electric Genius X Toothbrush is the #1 toothbrush recommended by dentists and orthodontists, because it oscillates and rotates at a speed of 48,000 brush movements. It's considered the best overall brush on the market.

This toothbrush comes with artificial intelligence technology that detects your personal brushing style and makes recommendations based on your brushing behaviors. The Bluetooth technology allows the brush to connect with an app that follows your brushing movements, times your brushing and more.


Philips Sonicare Flexcare Plus Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush

The Philips Sonicare Flexcare Plus Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush is a powerful plaque remover that oscillates back and forth at a 20,000 brush movement speed. Due to its high frequency, it actually can blast plaque off of a tooth without even touching it. This is a favorite brush among many dental providers and even includes a built-in timer to give you a recommended brush time to avoid overuse.

The Philips Sonicare brushes are less expensive compared to the Oral-B Electric Genius, so if you're on a budget and looking for a good quality electric toothbrush, this is an excellent product.


Oral-B Pro 1000 Power Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush Powered by Braun

The Oral-B Pro 1000 Power Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush Powered by Braun has a pressure sensor that pulses when you're brushing too hard. This smart feature helps prevent brushing habits that could lead to a receding gum line or sensitive teeth.

The rechargeable electric toothbrush also pulses when it is time to brush in a different area of the mouth, so you'll know when you've adequately brushed your teeth and can move on. This brush is less high-tech than the Philips Sonicare Flexcare or the Oral-B Electric Genius, but it's available at a very good price point and does the job well.


Foreo ISSA 2 Toothbrush

Foreo ISSA 2 toothbrush uses a pulsating silicone head that is 35 times more effective than a normal bristle brush. Unlike other toothbrushes, which wear out relatively quickly, the head needs to be replaced once a year and the charge lasts 6 months.

This high-efficiency toothbrush is convenient for users who don't like to change the parts of their toothbrush with any regularity, or who often forget to do so. The Foreo ISSA 2 also comes in sizes meant for kids, so you and your children can use an electric toothbrush together!


Rotadent Contour

The Rotadent Contour comes with very soft bristles to prevent sensitive gums and potential bleeding. This toothbrush shuts off after 2 and a half minutes to prevent overuse and enamel damage as well as gum damage. Unlike the Foreo ISSA 2, the charge only lasts 3 weeks. This is a good toothbrush for anyone with sensitive gums, but it does require you to charge your brush more frequently.


Protect Yourself From Gum Disease

Every toothbrush has strengths and weaknesses. It's important to choose the right toothbrush. Your dentist can help you with that. Your dentist can make a toothbrush recommendation based on your dental hygiene, budget and other factors.

In addition to the toothbrush, there's a lot you can do to protect yourself from gum disease. It's important to see your dentist on a regular basis. The professionals at Williams, Daily and Frazier can help you stop gum disease in its tracks. See your dental professional for preventative dentistry every 6 months to maintain good dental health. To make an appointment, call today.

Williams, Daily & Frazier Dental is a family and cosmetic dentist in Raleigh, NC with a dedicated team of dentists, assistants, hygienists and administrators who are enthusiastic in their commitment to their patients. We offer dental implants, Invisalign teeth straightening, in-office and home teeth whitening options, and Oral-B electric toothbrushes.
Contact Williams, Daily & Frazier at (919) 846-9070 for more information and to schedule an appointment today.