With the advent of the smart Blue­tooth tooth­brush, these essen­tial devices for every­day use have come under the radar of our test lab at the lat­est. Thus, we have long had an idea of ​​how and what mea­sure­ments to take, as well as how to rep­re­sent them. One thing was clear to us: if we want­ed to rank the best devices, then, as with vac­u­um clean­ers and shavers, we would need mean­ing­ful clean­ing results. With var­i­ous test mod­els, pastes and col­ored indi­ca­tors, we car­ried out sev­er­al weeks of tests on arti­fi­cial jaws. Result: almost unde­tectable dif­fer­ences. The den­tists were also able to show us only minor dif­fer­ences between the results.

With­out long-term clin­i­cal tri­als with a large num­ber of sub­jects, a clear dis­tinc­tion between mod­els can­not be made. Thus, it remains to be accept­ed as a rule: it is not so impor­tant which tooth­brush you use — with a rotat­ing head or ultra­son­ic. The main thing is prop­er brush­ing of teeth. If you’re not sure if you’re brush­ing your teeth prop­er­ly, it’s best to ask your den­tist about it at your next vis­it.

There­fore, in car­ry­ing out these tests, we con­cen­trate more on equip­ment and find­ing the answer to the ques­tion of which brush is the most suit­able for you from a tech­ni­cal point of view. In doing so, we pay atten­tion to equip­ment, dif­fer­ent func­tion­al­i­ties, avail­able acces­sories and bat­tery life. We test­ed eight tooth­brush­es: three from Philips, two from Braun, and one each from Nevadent (Lidl), Per­lodent (Ross­mann) and Hap­py­brush.

Battery Life

In the event that you put your tooth­brush in the charg­ing sta­tion every evening, the bat­tery life will hard­ly inter­est you. How­ev­er, if you trav­el fre­quent­ly, this top­ic can sud­den­ly become the most impor­tant com­fort fac­tor. Where the charg­er plug will not fit the sock­ets, you will not be able to recharge the brush with­out an adapter.

The Ger­man tooth­brush Hap­py­brush offers the best bat­tery life by a wide mar­gin. In nor­mal clean­ing mode, it works for 175 min­utes. Thus, with nor­mal use of the gad­get, one charge can last you approx­i­mate­ly 44 days. Philips tooth­brush­es also look good in this regard: the expen­sive Soni­care Dia­mond­Clean can last about 28 days. But there’s a catch: it takes 32 hours for a tooth­brush to ful­ly replen­ish its ener­gy reserves. The slight­ly cheap­er Flex­Care Plat­inum can last up to 32 days and charge for 13 hours. In econ­o­my mode, it can last even an impres­sive 114 days. Many of the brush­es sold in stores run out of steam much ear­li­er. Worst of all of the test­ed sam­ples proved to be mod­els from Braun. The expen­sive Oral‑B Genius 9000 after charg­ing will be ready to brush your teeth for about 17 more days, but the cheap Pro 600 will ask to be plugged in every 8 days.

Bat­tery Charg­ing time Charge mar­gin
Philips HX9372/04 Soni­care Dia­mond­Clean 3.7V Li-Ion 840
[1945min 27.5 days
Philips HX9111/20 Flex­Care Plat­inum 3.7V Li-Ion 840 mAh 754 min 33.75 days
Nevadent DAZD 3.7LI B1 Li-Ion 600 mAh 746 min 26.5 days
Philips HX6510/22 Easy­Clean 3.7V Li-Ion 840 mAh 767 min 53 days
Per­lodent Pre­mi­um 2 Gen 2x 1.2V Ni-MH 600 mAh 640 min 19.5 days
Braun Oral‑B PRO 600 Cross Action 1x 1.2V Ni-MH 1.400 mAh 1047 min 8.25 days
Hap­py­brush HS02 3.7V Li-Ion 600 mAh 679 min 43.75 days
Braun Oral‑B Genius 9000 Li-Ion mAh 892 min 17.25 days


Tooth­brush acces­sories are not nec­es­sary to ensure the best brush­ing results, but they can make every­day use of the gad­get a lit­tle more con­ve­nient. For exam­ple, a glass with induc­tion charg­ing looks much more ele­gant than a plas­tic charg­ing sta­tion. A trav­el pouch with a net­work con­nec­tor helps keep your lug­gage orga­nized. Save mon­ey with the includ­ed clean­ing heads. Brand­ed man­u­fac­tur­ers set a con­sid­er­able markup on acces­sories. The Braun com­pa­ny will require about 650 rubles from you for four noz­zles. Philips will even want to get about 1300 rubles, although the heads are sim­ple. Both Braun and Philips offer a wide range of heads for dif­fer­ent types of clean­ing, includ­ing remov­ing dirt between teeth and pol­ish­ing enam­el. Only Nevadent and Hap­py­brush have only one type of brush in their range.

Third-par­ty heads can be found for Braun and Philips. In cas­es with both brands, when choos­ing a clone, you can meet 65 rubles. for the head. It should be not­ed that the “non-orig­i­nal” Oral‑B head is much more like­ly to not fit com­plete­ly or break quick­ly due to the fact that it con­sists of mov­ing parts.

Num­ber of heads
Trav­el case
Glass with charg­ing base
Philips HX9372/04 Soni­care Dia­mond­Clean 2 yes, with charg­er Yes
Philips HX9111/20 Flex­Care Plat­inum 2 Yes No
Nevadent DAZD 3.7LI B1 eight Yes No
Philips HX6510/22 Easy­Clean one No No
Per­lodent Pre­mi­um 2 Gen one No No
Braun Oral‑B PRO 600 Cross Action one No No
Hap­py­brush HS02 2 No No
Braun Oral‑B Genius 9000 four yes, with charg­er No


The tooth­brush­es we test­ed give a good idea of ​​the vari­ety of brush­ing modes. Along with dai­ly brush­ing, there is a mode for sen­si­tive teeth with reduced gad­get per­for­mance and an even more gen­tle clean­ing mode for gums to take care of inflamed areas. Both Braun and Philips offer pro­grams for pol­ish­ing and whiten­ing, as well as tongue clean­ing. How­ev­er, cheap­er mod­els offer sen­si­tive teeth mode, but whiten­ing, tongue clean­ing or tur­bo mode will require an addi­tion­al charge, although all this would require only min­i­mal changes in the pro­gram­ming of the brush­es. In our opin­ion, the most request­ed would be the pres­ence of a pro­gram for clean­ing the gums. The tongue can be cleaned and “man­u­al­ly”.

The Philips Flex­Care stood out in a slight­ly orig­i­nal way dur­ing our test­ing: in addi­tion to the three main brush­ing modes, this mod­el offers a low, medi­um and high inten­si­ty lev­el for each of them. Thus, all nine modes are obtained. Sec­ond place goes to the Braun Oral‑B Genius 9000 with six (real) modes. How­ev­er, few of the brush­es sold in stores, includ­ing brand­ed man­u­fac­tur­ers, are far behind in this para­me­ter.

electric toothbrushes
We deter­mine the dura­tion of the bat­tery life when the brush with a resis­tance of 150 g (red cylin­der) is oper­at­ed in two-minute inter­vals with paus­es

Comfort features and app

Today, even the most afford­able elec­tric tooth­brush­es are equipped with a two-minute timer. Thus, the pres­ence of this func­tion is no longer a strong argu­ment for choos­ing a par­tic­u­lar mod­el when buy­ing. But pres­sure sen­sors are still rare. Many expen­sive brush­es on a sig­nal from them can give out more pow­er. At the same time, if the gad­get con­sid­ers that you are press­ing too hard on your teeth, it can sig­nal this with the help of a light indi­ca­tor. In addi­tion, there are also mechan­i­cal sen­sors that work just as well. For exam­ple, the Oral‑B Pro 600 los­es pul­sa­tion and starts to sound dif­fer­ent. The roy­al test cat­e­go­ry for brush­ing com­fort is Appli­ca­tion. The Oral‑B Genius 9000 can offer an overview of your brush­ing pref­er­ences and you can also pro­gram your brush indi­vid­u­al­ly. In addi­tion, while brush­ing your teeth, you can dis­play news, sta­tis­tics or weath­er fore­cast on the smart­phone screen. Dur­ing our hands-on test of the Oral‑B White Pro 7000, we found the addi­tions to the app to be quite nice, but not real­ly nec­es­sary.

Appli­ca­tion Pres­sure meter Bat­tery indi­ca­tor
Philips HX9372/04 Soni­care Dia­mond­Clean No Yes Yes
Philips HX9111/20 Flex­Care Plat­inum No Yes yes, detailed
Nevadent DAZD 3.7LI B1 No No Yes
Philips HX6510/22 Easy­Clean No No Yes
Per­lodent Pre­mi­um 2 Gen No No Yes
Braun Oral‑B PRO 600 Cross Action No Yes Yes
Hap­py­brush HS02 No No Yes
Braun Oral‑B Genius 9000 Yes Yes yes, detailed


Dur­ing our tests, we nev­er found the per­fect elec­tric tooth­brush — every mod­el has some flaws. There­fore, we can only give you some rec­om­men­da­tions, instead of choos­ing a clear leader in the rat­ing.

If you’re look­ing for a par­tic­u­lar­ly inex­pen­sive elec­tric tooth­brush, you should check out the Nevadent, which costs just over $1,000. She has a lot to offer for lit­tle mon­ey. If you trav­el a lot, it makes sense to pay atten­tion to Philips Flex­Care, which costs about 8.5 thou­sand rubles. and boasts incred­i­ble bat­tery life in eco mode. Hap­py­brush, which costs about 4.5 thou­sand rubles, will not dis­ap­point in this regard. Oral‑B Genius 9000 is more lux­u­ri­ous. How­ev­er, its bat­tery endurance is offen­sive­ly weak, and the price is around 9 thou­sand rubles. — quite high.