Electric toothbrushes are proven to improve your brushing technique and to help give you that dentist clean feeling at home.
Many electric toothbrushes can remove up to twice as much plaque as a regular, manual toothbrush, helping to keep your teeth and gums in great condition. A variety of technologies ensure that you brush each section of your teeth for the right amount of time and apply the correct amount of pressure.
Electric toothbrushes have a range of cleaning modes available from everyday to massage modes, to suit different needs:
The faster the speed, the more efficient your electric toothbrush will be at breaking up plaque, so look out for the number of pulsations, rotations and vibrations. For children under 5, it's best to use a slower mode children's toothbrush.
Available on many brushes and some even come with visible timers and wireless guides, to show how long you have been brushing for. Quad timers will usually buzz or vibrate after 30 seconds, which signals it's time to move to a different part of your mouth.
Look out for signs on electric toothbrushes which show they have been recommended by dentists.