Oral hygiene is impor­tant for every­one, it can affect not only the health of the teeth, but also the over­all health of the body. Den­tists and pro­fes­sion­als have long rec­og­nized that the most effec­tive tooth­brush is an elec­tric tooth­brush. These tooth­brush­es max­i­mize results while help­ing the user reduce effort. And because there are so many dif­fer­ent tooth­brush mod­els avail­able on the mar­ket, we decid­ed to help you fig­ure out what to look for and what fea­tures to look for in an elec­tric tooth­brush.

Functions of electric brushes

Any mod­el, often depend­ing on the price, has dif­fer­ent func­tions. In order to under­stand which fea­tures you should con­sid­er, you should famil­iar­ize your­self with all of them.


Most brush­es are equipped with a rota­tion func­tion. It is thanks to this that they effec­tive­ly clean the sur­face of the tooth, reach­ing the most inac­ces­si­ble cor­ners. The most inex­pen­sive tooth­brush­es usu­al­ly only have this fea­ture, which is more than enough for nor­mal teeth. But this is not all.

Rota­tion with oscil­la­tion

Brush­es that have this func­tion are equipped with a mov­able noz­zle that rotates first in one direc­tion and then in the oth­er. Thus, she, as it were, makes a turn around the tooth, clean­ing it from plaque not only from above, but also on the sides.


Some rotat­ing brush­es also have a pul­sa­tion func­tion. This func­tion is respon­si­ble for the move­ment of the brush head back and forth dur­ing rota­tion. This tech­nol­o­gy is used to dis­lodge plaque for eas­i­er clean­ing. Most often it is avail­able on more expen­sive brush mod­els.

Simul­ta­ne­ous oscil­la­tion

Tooth­brush­es with this fea­ture have exact­ly the same head shape as the oscil­lat­ing brush, how­ev­er, the dif­fer­ence is that sev­er­al rows of bris­tles simul­ta­ne­ous­ly rotate in dif­fer­ent direc­tions. This pro­vides even more effec­tive clean­ing.

Brush­es with dou­ble head

Such brush­es are equipped with not one, but two noz­zles. While one is spin­ning, the oth­er is swing­ing from side to side.

Rock­ing attach­ment

The name of the func­tion speaks for itself, instead of rota­tion­al move­ments, the brush swings in dif­fer­ent direc­tions at high speed. Thus, purifi­ca­tion occurs due to vibra­tion.

Sound and ultra­son­ic func­tions

Such brush­es vibrate at cer­tain, high speeds and fre­quen­cies. This allows you to destroy plaque. Accord­ing to man­u­fac­tur­ers, such brush­es also ensure that tooth­paste gets into the space between the teeth, which also helps to destroy plaque. As a rule, such brush­es are the most expen­sive.

Battery performance

Bat­ter­ies in elec­tric brush­es tend to be recharge­able, so the main dif­fer­ence between mod­els is how long the brush can last. The most durable mod­els are able to work 184 min­utes, which pro­vides about six and a half weeks of work if you brush your teeth twice a day. Most mod­els can with­stand 15–16 clean­ings after one full charge. Con­sid­er bat­tery life before pur­chas­ing, espe­cial­ly if you trav­el fre­quent­ly and don’t always take your charg­er with you.

Nozzle replacement

The head of your tooth­brush is anoth­er ele­ment that requires con­stant atten­tion. Not sur­pris­ing­ly, over time, the bris­tles lose their stiff­ness and this means that it is time to change the noz­zle. As a rule, sev­er­al noz­zles are includ­ed in the kit at once, some­times dif­fer­ent, but replace­ment can be very expen­sive. To save mon­ey, we rec­om­mend pur­chas­ing packs with mul­ti­ple noz­zles, as it is cheap­er. It is worth chang­ing the noz­zle every few months.

Additional features of electric toothbrushes

The sim­plest brush­es dif­fer in one mode and one noz­zle. But more expen­sive and more advanced devices may have addi­tion­al fea­tures that great­ly sim­pli­fy the task for the user.

The brush­ing timer is one such fea­ture. The timer ensures that you brush your teeth for exact­ly two min­utes, which is the opti­mal brush­ing time rec­om­mend­ed by den­tal pro­fes­sion­als. Some brush­es auto­mat­i­cal­ly turn off after two min­utes, and some will beep.

The pres­sure sen­sors are designed to make sure you don’t over­do it when brush­ing. If the bris­tles are hard, then with strong pres­sure there is a risk not only to remove plaque from the teeth, but also to dam­age the enam­el. Pres­sure sen­sors will noti­fy you when you apply too much pres­sure to the brush with a light or sound sig­nal. Some brush mod­els even change the brush­ing mode if they notice exces­sive pres­sure.

Anti-slip or soft-touch han­dles are anoth­er pop­u­lar mod­i­fi­ca­tion avail­able on mod­ern tooth­brush­es. This pro­vides a more com­fort­able grip and, as a result, a sim­pli­fied clean­ing process. In addi­tion, the coat­ing is able to sup­press vibra­tions and you will not expe­ri­ence sig­nif­i­cant dis­com­fort.

Models of electric toothbrushes

The Oral‑B Vital­i­ty Cross­Ac­tion is one of the afford­able brush­es avail­able at a great price with user-friend­ly fea­tures. The angle of incli­na­tion of the bris­tles is 16 degrees, which pro­vides the brush with good paten­cy and allows you to clean even the most hard-to-reach places. The brush uses 2D brush­ing tech­nol­o­gy with rota­tion and oscil­la­tion. In addi­tion, Oral‑B Vital­i­ty Cross­Ac­tion is equipped with a timer that counts down exact­ly 2 min­utes of brush­ing. The brush set includes one main noz­zle and a stand, which also serves to charge the device. In offline mode, the brush works for 20 min­utes. Sim­ple and styl­ish, with a com­fort­able design, this brush will pro­vide high-qual­i­ty clean­ing of your teeth and will serve you for a long time. Con­trol is exer­cised by means of one but­ton.

For chil­dren, there are spe­cial mod­els of elec­tric tooth­brush­es designed for more del­i­cate chil­dren’s teeth. One of these brush­es is the bright and com­fort­able Oral‑B Mick­ey Kids. The brush has sound accom­pa­ni­ment, that is, a timer that plays music dur­ing the brush­ing process, so that the child will not get bored and will be able to brush his teeth for the nec­es­sary 2 min­utes. The speed of work will be 5600 move­ments per minute. In offline mode, this brush works for 14 days, sub­ject to dai­ly use. The weight of the brush is also small, espe­cial­ly so that the child can eas­i­ly hold it — 250g. The han­dle has a spe­cial anti-slip soft-touch coat­ing so that the brush does not fall out of your hands. Bright col­ors and cheer­ful design will pro­vide the child with a fun process of brush­ing their teeth, and par­ents will not have to wor­ry about the health of the baby.

Xiao­mi Soocas X3 is a tooth­brush from the pop­u­lar Xiao­mi tech­nol­o­gy man­u­fac­tur­er. The brush is made in an incred­i­bly effec­tive min­i­mal­is­tic and mod­ern style. The brush from Xiao­mi is among the pro­fes­sion­al devices, because it pro­vides thor­ough and high-qual­i­ty oral care. The device works with the use of sound vibra­tions, which are trans­mit­ted from the body of the noz­zle to the bris­tles, pro­vid­ing a high fre­quen­cy of vibra­tions — 37200 times per minute. The brush is able to work up to 25 days after a sin­gle charge, which is tak­en care of by a 100mAh bat­tery. The brush is IPX7 water­proof, which means it can be sub­merged in water up to 1 meter deep for a short time. Thanks to this, you do not have to wor­ry about splash­ing water or even falling brush into the sink.

Xiao­mi brush has sev­er­al modes, includ­ing gum mas­sage and tongue clean­ing.

Thanks to the pres­ence of smart func­tions, the brush inter­acts per­fect­ly with the smart­phone appli­ca­tion. A spe­cial sen­sor ST G‑Sensor allows you to ana­lyze the state of the oral cav­i­ty and teeth right in the process of brush­ing, and the results will be avail­able to you on the smart­phone dis­play. In addi­tion, you will be able to mon­i­tor the bat­tery lev­el and the degree of wear of the noz­zle. Xiao­mi is equipped with a timer that will allow you to track the brush­ing time.

In addi­tion to the brush itself and the noz­zle, the kit includes a con­ve­nient stand — charg­ing and a cap that clos­es the noz­zle. This brush is com­fort­able and effec­tive, it com­bines great qual­i­ty and amaz­ing fea­tures.

So, for dai­ly brush­ing and oral care, you can pick up any of the mod­ern elec­tric tooth­brush­es. Do not for­get to pay atten­tion to the nec­es­sary func­tions and of course, mon­i­tor the qual­i­ty of the device.