Toothbrush Ratings & Reviews Survey– UK 2017
In this Best Buy Electric Toothbrush Ratings & Reviews Survey 2017 we decided to consult
the experts – existing UK owners and users of electric brushes from both Braun Oral-B and Philips Sonicare.
To date we’ve surveyed over four thousand five hundred people. However, because we wanted to
bring you the best buys for your money we don’t cover brushes from either Crest or Panasonic. They just don’t
score highly with home users of power brushes.
What you see on these pages are the results of the best buys for electric toothbrush
survey 2017. We surveyed 4,570 owners who had owned and used their rechargeable electric brush for at least six
weeks or more at the time of their review and rating.
Compare Electric Toothbrushes –
At Best Buys for we like to cut through marketing dross and techno babble. The best way we’ve found to produce
reliable ratings and reviews is to ask users of a particular product to evaluate their purchase in a structured
What people tell us is what matters to them - and probably you too. Things like:
• How do existing owners rate their rechargeable electric brush?
• How long does the battery charge last?
• Is there a sensitive setting for my teeth (or gums)?
• Is there a timer to help achieve that golden 2 minute teeth clean?
• Is a power brush safe to use on dental braces, bridges or implants
You’ll find these questions answered on the Compare Electric Toothbrushes page.
Which electric toothbrush is best? – Help me
To help you choose the right rechargeable electric brush easily we’ve got two helpful pages.
Need a quick recommendation?
First, if time is of the essence and you need a quick recommendation free of clutter check
out our Top Electric
Toothbrushes page. There you will find both rotating and sonic toothbrushes ranked by Users’
Overall Satisfaction rating.
Prefer in-depth recommendations?
If you’d prefer some in depth recommendations then try our Which Electric Toothbrush is
We’ve got the facts that users tell us make these four rechargeable toothbrushes your best buy tips:
||Top Electric Toothbrushes
||Overall Users’ Satisfaction Rating
||Sonicare HX6952 FlexCare 2-Pack + UV Sanitiser
||Sonicare DiamondClean HX9332/04
And why these brushes are bought most often by people seeking to maintain their teeth and gums between dentist
and hygienist visits:
|Oral-B 5000 SmartGuide
What is the Best Electric Toothbrush?
What is the best electric toothbrush? Well, the answer depends on two things: the rechargeable battery and the
design of the brush head.
Take the Sonicare DiamondClean (rated 9.16/10 by owners). It has a handle that contains the motor, mechanism and
battery. A full charge can deliver up to 21 days of use (at 2 minutes of brushing twice a day). The handle also has
a toggle switch so you can select among the Diamond Clean’s modes: Normal clean, sensitive clean, polish or white
teeth and gum massage.
On top of the handle you click on an electric toothbrush head. Now, here’s the thing. An electric toothbrush
delivers superior plaque clearing results through the combination of its mechanism and this clip on brush head.
Oral-B Electric Toothbrush Vs Philips
There are two kinds of mechanism – “rotating oscillation” that’s proprietary to Braun Oral-B and “sonic” offered
by both Oral-B and Philips Sonicare.
Don’t worry we’re not going into the technicalities of sonic vs rotating oscillation brushes. What we will say
is this: there’s roughly a 60:40 split between ownership of the two types. The Oral-B oscillating brushes are a bit
more popular – perhaps because they are easier to find and because their prices are cheaper.
Whichever mechanism you choose you’ll have a power toothbrush that gently pulses in your hand. All you have to
do is slowly move it across your teeth and along the gum-line. The brush head will pulse, rotate back and forth and
vibrate from side to side hundreds of times a second.
It this powered cleaning action that makes an electric toothbrush superior to a manual toothbrush. It’s very
likely to make an appreciable difference to the health of the owner’s teeth within 30 days of use. That’s what
responders to our survey told us at Best Buys Compared
This powered teeth-cleaning action causes the face of the toothbrush head to gently scrub at teeth, loosening
and scrubbing away plaque bacteria that cause tooth decay. Slightly longer bristles at the brush edge or tip help
to winkle out food debris.
Healthier teeth and gums is the principle promise of an electric toothbrush because:
Tireless, gentle scrubbing removes more dental plaque than a manual toothbrush. Plus you can make your gums
healthier, polish teeth and even whiten teeth for a brighter smile. Sound appealing?
The Best Buys for Electric Toothbrushes Pro and
Here’s the Best Buys for quick guide to the upside and downside of using a power toothbrush:
The Upside Pros
Effortless teeth cleaning
You can also massage gums
And you can brush round dental braces and these brushes are safe to use on dental bridges, implants and veneers
– just ask you dentist or hygienist.
With the right toothpastes you can polish teeth or lift stains to whiten teeth naturally
When the brush head wears out you clip on a new one
Users report more positive feedback at their dental check-ups and (in some cases) smaller dental hygienist
The Downside Cons
To get results you still need to brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day.
You can buy a manual toothbrush for £1 or less. To acquire an electric brush you need to invest between £10 and
Most electric toothbrushes have a battery endurance of around 7 days. You’ll pay more for a longer
When an electric brush runs out of charge it’s just a manual toothbrush. You need one with a low battery
The recharge stands are fitted with a 2 pin plug. You’ll need a shaver point in the bathroom or an adapter plug
in another room for a recharge.
Most brushes recharge in around 8 hours. You’ll pay more for a quicker recharge time.
The Right Best Buy Electric Toothbrush for
The right best buy electric toothbrush for you is a brush that:
• Is tough on plaque but gentle on teeth, gums, braces or dental implants
• Leaves your mouth feeling fresh
• Helps you lift stains to whiten teeth naturally
• Gets you congratulations from your hygienist or dentist
• But doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg
Times are hard, so why pay full price – if you don’t have to?
We’ll point you to British online stores where you can find the best rechargeable toothbrushes, but with a price
tag you’ll usually find only on the cheapest electric brushes.
We – at Best Buys Compared - will guide you to the UK’s best online stores where you can find the right brush at
a 50% OFF bargain price.
Wherever you live in Britain, you can benefit from the Best Buy Electric
Use Best Buys for to match your budget and dental care needs to an easy to use, light-weight, tireless, plaque
removing, gum massaging and mouth freshening power toothbrush.
You’ll find the UK’s top ten choices through this Best Buys for Electric Toothbrush Ratings &