Electric toothbrushes are much more efficient than conventional ones. And these are not only the results of clinical trials (as we are told from the screens), but also the corny own experience of CHIP editors. At the same time, as practice has shown, such brushes do not harm even reconstructed teeth: at least, we have not recorded a case of loss of fillings or, moreover, fragments of teeth. Read on to find out which electric toothbrush to choose for your needs and budget.
What is the difference between expensive models and affordable ones? Basically, the number of modes, battery capacity, completeness (expensive ones are often sold with a case or spare nozzles). If you have never used electric toothbrushes, you can buy the simplest model for a couple of thousand rubles and try it. Like it — take a more advanced version. Both of them are in our collection.
Philips Sonicare CleanCare+ HX3212
To brush your teeth, modern technology is used — plaque is cleaned due to the high frequency of sound vibrations. Moreover, for effective whitening of tooth enamel and gum care, the nozzle that comes with the kit is enough. Although it is possible to install additional Philips heads, which will have to be purchased separately. The brush has an adaptation mode that allows the teeth to get used to and is designed for 14 brushings — in it the vibrations increase gradually with each next brushing.
Among the features of the model, it is worth noting the presence of a 2‑minute timer to prevent damage to the enamel, a comfortable rubberized handle and an attractive design. The battery life of the NiMH battery reaches 10 days. The vibration frequency of the head is 31,000 per minute, the weight is only 300 g, the charge is controlled using a special indicator. And among the minuses there is only a long time for charging the device — up to 24 hours.
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Braun Oral‑B Vitality 3D White D12.513W
The bristles are colored in different colors. Green ones clean the lateral surface, blue ones are for interdental spaces and are an indicator of wear. If the color of the bristles has changed, then it’s time to change the nozzle. The rubber cup of the head provides a polishing effect and removes dark spots on the enamel. A built-in timer for 2 minutes avoids damage to the enamel due to long brushing.
A full charge of the battery is enough for a week of work. Although there is only one nozzle in the kit, you can additionally buy almost any heads, including a special children’s one. Of the minuses — the lack of a charge level indicator and a long charging time (16 hours).
Polaris PETB 0101 BL/TC
New from Polaris has 5 different modes of operation. Sensitive is suitable for daily oral care — it uses a minimum intensity of pulsations. Once a week, you can use a more intense Clean. There are also whitening, polishing and gum care modes. To switch between modes, you need to press a single button on the case, and when you turn off the device, the brush remembers the choice, and the next time you don’t need to do it.
One charge of the brush should be enough for 1.5–2 months of use. For recharging, a waterproof contactless base is used. The kit also includes a travel case with USB charging and 3 interchangeable ear tips. The brush is IPX7 water-resistant, so you can safely wash it under running water.
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In the latter case, the use of a soft rubberized nozzle is recommended. The model also has three nozzles — standard, interdental and ultraviolet disinfector.
Among the additional features of the device are a complete set with a travel case and a charging stand, a 2‑minute timer and a minimum weight of only 107 g with a nozzle. The cost of additional heads is also low. And among the minuses, it is worth highlighting the splashing of toothpaste during operation, the relatively low autonomy of 40 minutes in a row and the outdated miniUSB connector on the case.
As in other models, a timer is installed here, which helps to control the cleaning of different areas. It fires every 30 seconds. The cleaning cycle is limited to 2 minutes.
The autonomy of the brush is quite high: 180 minutes. If you brush your teeth twice a day, the charge will last for a month and a half. Since charging takes place in a contactless way, it takes quite a long time: about 15 hours.
Emmi-dent 6 Professional
Such manufacturability also affected the price: a brush costs about 14,000 rubles. The manufacturer emphasizes that it is suitable not only for people with sensitive teeth and gums, but also for owners of crowns, dental bridges, crowns, implants and braces. When cleaning, ultrasonic technology is used, that is, the brush does not vibrate and does not make annoying sounds. But it only works with a special non-abrasive paste. The description states that cleaning also provides an antibacterial effect on the gums to a depth of 12 mm. True, we could not imagine this.
The battery capacity is sufficient for 17 days of operation.
Xiaomi Mijia T100
Battery life is about a month. These are very impressive figures, because Xiaomi Mijia T100 is equipped with a 700 mAh battery. True, it will be charged up to 100% for at least 12 hours. But this is not such a big problem if you look at the total battery life. The T100 line is presented in three colors: pink, white and blue.
As soon as it falls into your hands, it will give the impression that you are holding a toy. The small weight of Xiaomi Mijia T100, namely 42 g, makes it easy to use it in the oral cavity. The average price for this model rarely exceeds 1000 rubles. If you want an inexpensive but high-quality electric brush, then feel free to buy Xiaomi Mijia T100.
Basically, it’s a kid’s version. Moreover, if we analyze all the offers for children, then Hapica Kids is the best electric toothbrush in terms of price-quality ratio. In Japan, many associations recommend this particular model. Why? First, it is durable. Second, it’s safe. The bristles are made of delicate nylon, which under no circumstances will be able to hurt the gums. The manufacturer claims that the battery lasts for 300 minutes of battery life. It turns out that if you brush your teeth in the morning and in the evening, then in this mode it will last at least 3 months.
The price is big. However, there is a price to pay here. When you buy a Hapica Kids brush, you get a reliable device that your child will use for about 3–4 years.
If you’ve ever held an electric toothbrush in your hands, you know that they all expand a lot towards the base. So Hapica Ultra-fine is distinguished by this very parameter — the grip area is very wide, which is very convenient. You only need to hold it once to be convinced of this. In general, the characteristics coincide in many ways with Hapica Kids: the battery life is the same, and the safety of use is at the same level. The service life of such brushes is about 5 years. Only nozzles and finger (AA) batteries change.
Feel free to buy this brush if you want to get a quality product for your money. Tens of millions of people who have chosen Hapica Ultra-fine cannot be wrong.
Oral‑B Genius 9000 Braun
The kit comes with 4 nozzles. Time of continuous work from a charge of the accumulator — 48 minutes. The Genius 9000 brush can be connected to a smartphone via Bluetooth. The application will create an individual plan for the care of the oral cavity and will entertain you in every possible way in the process of brushing your teeth. However, most are scared away by the price, which ranges from 8,000 to 10,000 rubles. Believe me, there is something to pay for here, and literally in the first week of using it, you yourself will understand this. Also Oral‑B Genius 9000, Braun can be a very useful birthday present.
Our top electric toothbrushes are saturated with representatives of different price categories. However, they have one thing in common: they are the best brushes, if you look at the value for money. We hope you enjoy your chosen device and enjoy what used to be a chore for years to come. But brushing your teeth can be really fun!
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