1. Oral-B Pro 6500 Smart Bluetooth
If you want the toothbrush packing the most tech on the market, you need to pick up Oral-B’s Bluetooth toting 6500, which now comes in a sleek black hue. You must be thinking, ‘why do I need Bluetooth on my toothbrush?’, well we’ll tell you. The brush connects to a companion app on your phone, giving you in-depth info on your brushing regime and handy tips on improving. There’s a countdown timer too, plus it’ll round-up all the daily news stories so you can stay updated during your morning brush. Six brushing modes offer a customised experience and special sensors alert you when you’re applying to much pressure.
£173 | Oral-B
2. Philips Sonicare HX9172/10 FlexCare
The integrated UV sanitiser here removes up to 99% of the bacteria that builds up on your brush, ensuring any nasty germs are zapped away. There are three cleaning modes and three intensity settings, a three week battery life and a dynamic cleaning action that not only works on the teeth, but on the gums and tongue too.
£107 | Philips
3. Oral-B Triumph 5000
Everyone wants dentist style feedback while brushing their gnashers in the morning, don’t they? Well Oral-B definitely thinks you do. The wireless digital smart guide monitors the speed at which you brush, along with the pressure and even gives you a handy countdown timer, so you know when you’ve done the full two minutes. The brush itself boasts 3D tech, meaning it’ll pulse, rotate and oscillate, while five modes let you customise your clean.
£84.99 | Oral-B
4. Philips Diamond Clean Rechargeable sonic
Philips claims that the DiamondClean removes seven times the plaque a manual brush does, while teeth whitening is improved. Elsewhere, standout features like dynamic cleaning action, where the toothpaste/saliva combo is driven between the teeth, promises superior cleaning; and a nifty charging glass is included, which acts as both a dock to charge your brush with and, funnily enough, something to rinse with.
But, the feature we really love is the included case which not only makes a classy travelling companion but it can even charge the brush through a miniUSB port. We only wish this more common.
If white isn't quite slick enough for you, there's a matte black version that cranks up the style points further.
5. Oral B Smart Series
The Bluetooth 4.0 oral fitness tracker and accompanying Oral-B iOS App will record your daily brushing and even send the results to your dentist who we’re assuming can then chastise you over social media. As well as Big Brother brushing it can be programmed specifically for your needs using a combination of six brushing modes including sensitive, whitening and even tongue cleaning.
6. Beam Brush
Not strictly an electric toothbrush, but this app-connected manual design will map your brushing patterns and provide handy timers, with music if you want, to make sure you complete a full two minute clean morning and night. Multiple brushes can be synced to the same app so the whole family can compete for dental dominance and it will even tell you when it’s time to replace the brush head and send replacements automatically.
7. Oral-B Trizone 5000
It's easy to get regular brushing wrong, whether that’s down to bad technique, or simply not brushing for long enough. Let us, then, introduce you to Oral-B’s TriZone 5000: the nirvana of teeth brushing tech. It comes with a wireless SmartGuide: an LCD display which shows you which bits of your mouth to focus on as you’re brushing, how long to brush for, and it even trips an alarm if you’re brushing too hard – an oral faux pas. The TriZone uses a conventional brushing action combined with three different types of brush cleaning for maximum effect.
8. Rio Dental Polisher
While not technically a toothbrush (neither are flossing aids, mind), the chance to get your teeth as white as a sheet without having to cough up to a Hygienist is certainly worth investigating. This handy gadget from Rio allows you to perform a quick home tooth polish – the benefit being not just that they look better, but that they also come out the other side with less plaque on them than when you started.
9. Oral-B Triumph ProfessionalCare 9500
Oral-B's Triumph ProfessionalCare 9500 manages the fine act of being a jack of all trades, with its ability to clean your teeth using rotating-oscillating movements - where the round brush head turns back and forth; as well as attachments for both flossing and polishing your teeth, to get rid of unsightly stains. A pressure sensor that tells you when to back off, and a 30-second interval 2-minute timer, round off the features list nicely. The 9500 has a claimed two week battery life and can be recharged with ease.
£160 | Oral B
10. Philips Sonicare Healthy White HX67112
Who isn't partial to a nice strong cup of coffee first thing in the morning? And at lunchtime. And a few more in the afternoon for good measure. It might keep you sharp, but after a while your teeth take the brunt, making your smile look more like the insides of a tobacco factory. Thankfully, though, there are remedies at hand, such as the Sonicare Healthy White which is specially designed to remove coffee, tobacco and red wine by combining its 31,000 brush strokes per minute and 30 second White mode, designed to focus the attention on your front row.
11. Philips AirFloss Interdental
An electric toothbrush is an excellent starting point in the quest for perfect teeth, but if you’re a bit of a dental gadget freak, a DIY flossing kit will compliment your current cleaning repertoire quite nicely. Philips' take on flossing using tech is its Airfloss Interdental, which uses a mixture of pressurised air and micro-droplets of water to blast away all the muck hiding in between your teeth. Just point and squirt and in 30 seconds your teeth will be cleaner.
12. Panasonic Compact Sonic Toothbrush
Designed to look like an innocent stick of mascara, the Compact Sonic Toothbrush is clearly aimed at the female of the species. It works perfectly as an emergency electric toothbrush, small enough to drop into a handbag so it can be whipped out in a flash whenever the occasion arises, with a protective aluminium casing so that the brushing mechanism doesn’t get damaged. It might not be the most hi-tech electric toothbrush, but the Compact scores well where it needs to – it’s quiet, portable and comes in three different colours to match all tastes.
13. Emmi-dent 6 Ultrasonic Toothbrush
The Emmi-dent 6 Ultrasonic is an electric toothbrush unlike any other - rather than use conventional types of brush action, the Emmi-dent harnesses the power of ultrasonic which means it's able to produce ultrasound while you brush. The air oscillations created are able to work beyond the limit of bristles, meaning you get a much superior clean, with flossing and stain removal included as part of the package. You can also get the Emmi-dent 6 in a version specifically for those with braces, with a brush head tailored to suit.
14. Colgate ProClinical A1500
With one of the most comprehensive list of features of an electric toothbrush, the ProClinical A1500 is a mighty capable product. It has one of the highest rates of teeth strokes per minute: a whopping 32,000 of them, using sonic wave brushing action for an alleged five time less plaque and built-in polishing to boot. Its real standout feature, however, is the ability to cleverly adjust the level of brushing automatically, depending on how you're holding it, so the areas that need it get extra cleaning power, while other, more sensitive parts of your gums, are safe from over-brushing.
15. Waterpik Complete Care WP-900
While this dental care kit might resemble the sort of thing you'd see when you walk into your local practice, the Waterpik Complete Care WP-900 promises to deliver the total teeth-cleaning experience. For the price of a posh electric toothbrush, you get a Sensonic SR-3000 power brush with two speeds, three types of brush head and a 30 second interval pacer; as well as a waterflosser, which helps keep those annoying gaps in your teeth free of daily debris.