- The brush that delivers no particularly glitzy features but all of the features we're looking for
- Received the New York Times' Wirecutter "Best Electric Toothbrush" designation
- Simple interface has a timer but no other bells and whistles
- Small, convenient recharging station means no battery replacing and easy travel
- Price: $50
While we'll definitely mention some smart brushes and cool designs, our top winner wins because, well, it's a toothbrush. We wanted to pick the most affordable option that has everything you need to get a clean, healthy smile according to the American Dental Association. Their main points about an electric toothbrush, ironically, are that it may be more comfortable or easier to use, and the Pro 1000 scores there: with mountains of reviews, it's seen as an easy to use brush that has only one button that turns on and off. However, the ADA also recommends getting the full two minutes of brushing in per twice-daily session, so the Oral-B Pro 1000's simple 2-minute timer allows you to brush till it cuts off, reminding you that you've fully brushed your teeth.
One underrated issue with some sleek and trendy brushes is that they are newer and thus there are fewer off-brand options for brush heads. The Pro 1000 isn't a new model, and many grocery stores will have a cheaper brush head available, helping you to change the brush head the recommended once every 3 months. For sheer practicality, price, and consistency, the Pro 1000 took our top spot.
- Easy to find replacement brush heads, branded and off-brand
- Has a timer on it
- Gets teeth clean
- Small, convenient-to-transport charging dock
- People with sensitive gums may not prefer this brush
- Same for people with smaller mouths
- Will need your charging dock with you -- not exceptionally long battery life