The electric toothbrushes of today come with a whole host of features that really help adults get into the rhythm of brushing – and in a way that does less damage to their gums too.
Besides being equipped with essential features like two-minute timers to make sure you don’t overbrush and cleaning modes that cater to sensitive teeth, electric toothbrushes can also give you personalised feedback on your brushing or map out the spots in your mouth that you’ve missed.
From ones with pared-down features to ones that link up with your smartphone, these are the best electric toothbrushes that’ll earn you praise from your dentist in 2023!
- Oral-B Genius 8000
- Oral-B iO Series 9
- Philips Sonicare 4100
- Colgate Proclinical B150 Charcoal
- Zeyum ZenyumSonic Toothbrush
- FOREO ISSA 3
- Quip Electric Toothbrush
- Waterpik Cordless Advanced Water Flosser
- Waterpik Sonic-Fusion 2.0
- AquaSonic Black Series Ultra Whitening Power Toothbrush
- Philips Sonicare DiamondClean
- Dr. Quorum Optic Care Electric Toothbrush
- Curaprox Hydrosonic Black Is White
- Fairywill D7 Electric Toothbrush
- Arm & Hammer Spinbrush Pro+
Oral-B Genius 8000
If you’re searching for an electric toothbrush that gives you a range of awesome features you’ll want and is value for money, look no further than Oral-B Genius 8000.
Released as a better-for-budget electric toothbrush in comparison to the original Genius 9000, the Oral-B Genius 8000 offers a variety of features that only falls slightly short of the OG toothbrush.
Yet, the significant difference in price tag makes the Genius 8000 the winning toothbrush in Oral-B’s Genius Series overall. Unless we’re waiting for discounts on the Genius 9000, the Genius 8000 will be the toothbrush to take the spot on our bathroom shelves.
What features? The Oral-B Genius 8000’s six brush modes and three brush heads cater to each user’s unique needs, such as sensitive gums, whitening, or a simple, fuss-free daily cleaning routine.
If you’ve got a tendency to press down too hard on your gums, you’ll be doing so less often thanks to the electric toothbrush’s visible pressure sensor, which warns you when the pressure’s too high.
Genius 8000 even lets you link up with your smartphone through Bluetooth, allowing you to monitor the parts of the mouth you’ve brushed and keep track of when you’ve checked off brushing each day. Keep to two minutes of brushing twice a day, and you’ll even earn in-app rewards.
It’s a “genius” toothbrush, for sure.
Oral-B Genius 8000 retails at S$199 on Watsons and S$260 on Amazon.
Oral-B iO Series 9
The electric toothbrush that’s a big splurge but, at the same time, provides all the best, buzzy features that you might not even have known you wanted is none other than the Oral-B iO Series 9.
With the iO Series 9, every brush at home is almost like a mini-trip to the dentist. Don’t get us wrong, we’re not asking you to skip your dental appointments – we’re just saying that this electric toothbrush delivers a deep clean with every brush, so the teeth and gums feel fresher than ever.
The 3D Tracking Feature provides a comprehensive outlook of where you’re brushing. Simply link the toothbrush to your phone and look at the 3D diagram that shows up in-app: different sections of the diagram get lighter and lighter until the app alerts you that your teeth are “sparkling” clean.
Besides, the iO Series 9 pushes power into the vibration of the brush head, as well as the micro-vibration and oscillating action of the bristles, providing users with a thorough cleaning every time.
In addition to a visible pressure sensor – red, when you’re brushing too hard, and green, when the pressure’s just right, the electric toothbrush is also equipped with an interactive coloured display right on its wand. The display counts you down with a two-minute timer so that you avoid overbrushing and enjoy healthy gums for a long time!
Oral-B iO Series 9 retails for S$349 instead of S$699 on Shopee, and S$705.55 on Watsons.
Philips Sonicare 4100
For an electric toothbrush that’s this affordable, the Philips Sonicare 4100 is comfortable to use and has useful features that’ll help you out during your daily brushing routine. It’s a fuss-free, budget-friendly toothbrush that’s worthy of a spot in the bathroom.
While not as feature-packed as other more expensive electric toothbrushes, the Sonicare 4100 is still equipped with useful functions. The pressure sensor alerts you when you’re brushing too hard, and the timer brings the toothbrush to an automatic stop after two minutes, unlike the Oral-B electric toothbrushes that restart the cycle.
With a surprisingly quiet motor, the Sonicare 4100 is perfect for the ones who wake up extra early or go to bed in the dead of the night (no more waking up the rest of the family when you’re creeping off to bed!).
Our biggest complaint is that it has only one cleaning mode.
Philips Sonicare 4100 retails for S$78.90 instead of S$99 on Shopee.
Colgate Proclinical B150 Charcoal
This electric toothbrush is for the ones who just want to get through their brushing routine in the most hassle-free way. The Colgate Proclinical B150 Charcoal is an affordable toothbrush with streamlined features, giving your brushing routine just enough of a boost without going over the top.
The brush head vibrates quickly to clean your teeth, but don’t expect the bristles to rotate or oscillate because that’s not what this electric toothbrush does.
What you can anticipate is brighter, cleaner teeth thanks to the toothbrush’s charcoal-infused bristles. Although not a tech feature, the charcoal bristles help to absorb bacteria on the teeth and lift stains, giving users a quality cleaning too. At the back of the brush head, you’ll also find a cheek and tongue cleaner, which you can use to wrap up your routine.
The electric toothbrush comes to stop at the end of two minutes, so you be less tempted to keep on brushing. Psst! The Proclinical B150 Charcoal uses refillable instead of rechargeable batteries, so you’ll have to pop in new ones whenever the power dies down.
Colgate Proclinical B150 Charcoal retails for S$27.15 instead of S$30.20 on Colgate’s official Shopee store.
Zeyum ZenyumSonic Toothbrush
We haven’t seen an electric toothbrush that looks anywhere as cute as this one by local brand Zeyum yet. Just look at the ZenyumSonic Toothbrush’s playful, rounded silhouette and cheerful pastel colours!
But this fan-favourite electric toothbrush isn’t just fun to look at, it actually does the job too. The brush head vibrates 33,000 times a minute, much quicker than your average toothbrush for a more effective clean.
Plus, if you never know how to pace yourself to finish brushing within the ideal two-minute timeframe, you don’t have to worry with Zeyum’s electric toothbrush.
The toothbrush buzzes every 30 seconds to indicate that it’s time for you to move on to brush the next quadrant section of your teeth. At the end of two minutes, you’ll have completed a well-paced brushing routine, with no unnecessary wear and tear to your gums!
Zeyum ZenyumSonic Toothbrush retails for S$64.90 instead of S$89.90 on Zeyum’s Official Shopee store.
FOREO ISSA 3
Nope, it’s not one of FOREO’s iconic facial cleansing devices that we’re featuring this time, but an electric toothbrush with unique silicone bristles, which looks pretty darn chic too.
Unlike typical nylon bristles, the FOREO ISSA 3 uses a special combination of outer silicone bristles and inner nylon bristles. The outer bristles are soft, flexible, and gentle, which makes them a potentially good choice for those with sensitive teeth and gums.
Since the silicone bristles don’t clean as effectively as ones made of nylon, the inner nylon bristles are the ones that lift the food trapped between the teeth.
There are also surprising 16 speed settings available, so, if you’re picky about how the vibrations feel against your gums, you’re in for a treat.
Be warned, however, that this electric toothbrush comes with a really hefty price tag. We’ll get it only if we’re on a major splurging spree.
FOREO ISSA 3 retails at S$299 on Sephora.
Quip Electric Toothbrush
Frequent travellers have to look into the Quip Electric Toothbrush, which stays charged for up to three months so that you don’t have to lug around an extra charger if you’re trying to pack light.
The electric toothbrush’s slim and lightweight design makes it easy to slip into your luggage without taking up much room. It even comes with a multi-use cover: stick the cover onto the mirror so that it functions as a holder, or snap it over the brush head to toss your toothbrush into your bag hassle-free.
With one cleaning mode and a two-minute timer function, this electric toothbrush gives you the pared-down essentials you need to keep your teeth clean whilst on the go!
Quip Electric Toothbrush retails for S$69.47 on Amazon.
Waterpik Cordless Advanced Water Flosser
After brushing your teeth, don’t forget to floss! The Waterpik Cordless Advanced Water Flosser isn’t an electric toothbrush, but it does help to make the next step of your dental routine much less of a chore.
For those who don’t like to string a piece of floss between all the gaps in their teeth, using Waterpik’s easy-to-grip device to spray at your gum line will motivate you not to skip flossing any day of the week.
With a 360-degree tip rotation, this water flosser helps you reach the difficult spots between your teeth with ease.
Waterpik Cordless Advanced Water Flosser retails for S$115.61 on Amazon.
Waterpik Sonic-Fusion 2.0
If you’re dead set on seeing an electric toothbrush (not a water flosser!) by Waterpik on this particular list, we’re giving it to you right now: the Sonic-Fusion 2.0.
Waterpik’s Sonic-Fusion 2.0 is not just an electric toothbrush, nor is it only a water flosser. Instead, it’s a one-of-a-kind flossing toothbrush equipped with bristles and a water spray tip, allowing you to select one of the three cleaning modes: Brush, Floss, or Brush + Floss.
Condense your two-step routine and you might even be praised for maintaining tip-top dental hygiene when you go for your next dental appointment!
Waterpik SF-04 Sonic-Fusion 2.0 retails for S$198.69 on Amazon.
AquaSonic Black Series Ultra Whitening Power Toothbrush
AquaSonic Black Series Ultra Whitening Power Toothbrush is an Amazon favourite (over 85,000 ratings at the time of writing) that combines high power with super soft bristles to give your teeth a gentle yet effective cleaning.
The electric toothbrush’s bristles move at 40,000 vibrations per minute, which really tops the average electric toothbrush. However, since the bristles are so soft, the powerful vibrations don’t do extra harm to your gums in the process.
Other features include the essentials – a two-minute timer and four cleaning modes, and quicker wireless charging. And, the entire kit includes eight replacement brush heads, which will last you for many months to come!
AquaSonic Black Series Ultra Whitening Power Toothbrush retails for S$84.57 on Amazon.
Philips Sonicare DiamondClean
The gold standard when it comes to electric toothbrushes, the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean has been recommended by cosmetic dentists for the ultimate thorough brushing right at home.
Besides regular cleaning modes like Clean Mode, Gum Care, and Sensitive, this electric toothbrush even has a Polish setting to help brighten your smile. Unlike the average electric toothbrush, this one also pulses water in between your teeth for a deeper cleaning each time you brush.
Since the electric toothbrush can be linked up with the Philips Sonicare app on your phone, you’ll receive real-time feedback on your daily brushing, including whether you’ve missed the hard–to–reach areas.
The cutest thing about the Sonicare DiamondClean is the charger that’s designed to look like glass and fit right in on your bathroom sink. Simply drop the electric toothbrush into the cup (like how you might with a normal toothbrush) and the charger activates.
Your electric toothbrush will be on full power whenever you pick it up – day or night!
Philips Sonicare DiamondClean HX9352/04 retails for S$319 on Philips. You can also find it at $148.50 on Lazada.
Dr. Quorum Optic Care Electric Toothbrush
Keeping a perfect brushing routine might help you to maintain tip-top dental hygiene, but it won’t necessarily bring you a pearly white smile. That’s where Dr. Quorum’s Optic Care Electric Toothbrush comes in.
Not your typical electric toothbrush, the Optic Care Electric Toothbrush uses LED technology to visibly whiten your teeth. The toothbrush’s fibre optic bristles help to project the LED light onto the teeth as you brush with one of the three cleaning modes.
How the LED works to brighten teeth is this: the teeth are first coated with a specially formulated toothpaste or gel for whitening. Directed onto the teeth, the LED light then activates the bleaching agents in the toothpaste or gel, thus removing your teeth’s stains and turning them from yellowish to a brighter white.
This electric toothbrush is best used with the Dr. Quorum Optic Whitening Gel for intense whitening or Dr. Quorum Optic White Toothpaste for a daily brightening boost.
Dr. Quorum Optic Care Electric Toothbrush retails for S$75.59 instead of S$129.59 on Shopee.
Curaprox Hydrosonic Black Is White
If you’re searching for another way to make your smile sparkle, consider Curaprox Hydrosonic Black Is White!
This electric toothbrush has ultra-fine bristles that are coated with activated carbon particles that help to remove discolouration for whiter teeth. The three cleaning modes on this toothbrush also go up to a mighty 84,000 vibrations per minute – impressive, if you’re in need of a full-power brushing.
What we wish this electric toothbrush had was a pressure sensor that would tell us when we’re brushing too hard.
Curaprox Hydrosonic Black Is White retails for S$262.43 on Curaprox.
Fairywill D7 Electric Toothbrush
Use the Fairywill D7 Electric Toothbrush again and again, and it’ll still be a long time before you have to plug it into the charger.
This electric toothbrush is known for its long battery life, with one full charge lasting for about 50 days, with two brushes per day. Using side-to-side vibration, the toothbrush also gives a gentle clean, even though its bristles are on the slightly stiffer side.
You’ll find essential features like a two-minute timer and five cleaning modes, albeit minus a pressure sensor to let you know when your brushing action’s getting too rough.
Fairywill D7 Electric Toothbrush retails for S$18.90 on Lazada.
Arm & Hammer Spinbrush Pro+
Arm & Hammer Spinbrush Pro+ spins and sweeps in an up-and-down motion for dual-action cleaning on your teeth and gums. The circular section of the bristles does the spinning work, whereas the lower part of the bristles vibrates. Interestingly, the bristles on this electric toothbrush also fade to let you know it’s time to get a new brush head!
Arm & Hammer Spinbrush Pro+ retails for S$21.41 on Amazon.
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