Brushing your teeth is part of your daily routine, but — be honest, now — how often do you brush as thoroughly and as long as you’re supposed to? According to a 2014 survey by Delta Dental, over 30 percent of people don’t brush twice a day. The average brushing time remains below the two minutes recommended by the American Dental Association.
Investing in an electric toothbrush is an easy way to step up your oral hygiene game. These gadgets power away plaque better than manual brushes, and that two-minute timer keeps you brushing as long as you should. But with so many models on the market (and a wide range of prices), finding the right one is a challenge.
After weeks of research, side-by-side comparisons, and hands-on testing, the top choice was clear — the best electric toothbrush of 2016 is the Oral-B Black 7000. This toothbrush not only keeps your teeth clean, but also includes six different modes and advanced features, like a pressure sensor, to give you a truly customized brushing experience. If you aren’t willing to pay up for the best, I’ve included some alternatives for you as well.