Best Electric Toothbrushes & Flossers

Making time to go to the dentist twice a year and eating calcium-rich foods are great ways to keep your pearly whites glistening. But in the age of digital innovation, is it worth upgrading your manual toothbrush and flosser to their electric alternatives? Read more…

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Based on 1,747 reviews
Oral-B Vitality Precision Clean

Oral-B Vitality Precision Clean 🏆 2024

4.3  (364)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $49.99
  • FeaturesTimer
  • Brushing / Flossing Modes1
P Prasad
P PrasadNSW5 posts
  Verified
Philips Sonicare AirFloss Pro/Ultra

Philips Sonicare AirFloss Pro/Ultra

4.2  (309)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $189 to $479
  • FeaturesTravel Case and Charging Case
  • Battery Life21 days
  • Brushing / Flossing Modes2 to 5
Michele Z.
Michele Z.
  Sonicare AirFloss Pro/Ultra
They were great then they diedI absolutely love this product but after 3 purchases I have stopped wasting my money. When the air flosser works it’s the best product on the market. My teeth and gums have never been healthier. But the air flosser just dies for no reason. My last one died after two short months. Show details
Philips Personal Health
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Philips Sonicare DiamondClean

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean

4.1  (273)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $369 to $599
  • FeaturesTravel Case, Charging Case, Timer, Battery Indicator and Tongue Cleaning
  • Battery Life21 days
  • Brushing / Flossing Modes5
Waz
WazQLD8 posts
  Sonicare DiamondClean
Philips Personal Health
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Oral-B Genius 9000

Oral-B Genius 9000

4.4  (77)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $349
  • FeaturesCharging Case, Mobile App, Smart Sensor and Travel Case
  • Battery Life12 days
  • Brushing / Flossing Modes6
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glenmcd
glenmcdQLD11 posts
 
Oral-B Vitality Sensitive Clean

Oral-B Vitality Sensitive Clean

4.3  (63)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $49.99
  • FeaturesTravel Case
  • Brushing / Flossing Modes1
Florent
FlorentNSW6 posts
 
Waterpik WP-100 Ultra Water Flosser

Waterpik WP-100 Ultra Water Flosser

3.7  (102)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $189.95
  • Brushing / Flossing Modes10
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Ayelet
Ayelet2 posts
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Oral-B Genius AI

Oral-B Genius AI

3.6  (50)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $499
  • FeaturesBattery Indicator, Charging Case, Mobile App, Smart Sensor, Timer and Travel Case
  • Battery Life14 days
  • Brushing / Flossing Modes6
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Stella T
Stella T
 
Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean

Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean

4.2  (23)
 Summary
  • FeaturesTravel Case, Charging Case, Timer, Smart Sensor and Battery Indicator
  • Battery Life14 days
  • Brushing / Flossing Modes1 to 3
Reweiver23
Reweiver2320 posts
  Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4300 HX6800/06
Philips Personal Health
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Philips Sonicare Elite+

Philips Sonicare Elite+

4.1  (22)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $59.95
  • FeaturesCharging Case and Timer
  • Battery Life14 days
  • Brushing / Flossing Modes1
izaac p.
izaac p.Queensland
  Verified HX3215/03
Colgate Pro Clinical 250R

Colgate Pro Clinical 250R

3.4  (44)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $50
  • FeaturesTimer and Battery Indicator
  • Battery Life10 days
DWhite
DWhite
  Deep Clean
Useless piece of junkI have had mine for less than a year, it wasn't cheap and it has stopped working already. It just won't turn on even though it is fully charged. I did not keep the receipt so can't claim under the warranty either. I am so disappointed as I have always trusted colgate products. Show details
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Hi DWhite, we appreciate you reaching out to us. So that we can better assist you, please call our Consumer Care team on 1800 802 307 (AU) or 0800 441 740 (NZ) weekdays during the hours of 7am - 5pm AEST. We look forward to hearing from you.

Happi Teeth Kids Happi Brush

Happi Teeth Kids Happi Brush

3.0  (193)
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  • Price (RRP) $89.99
  • FeaturesWaterproof
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ashley a.
ashley a.NT2 posts
  V1
Awesome find!My nephews love using these brushes. I could really tell how happy they when using it. They said that its cool and softer than their old tooth brushes. Does not cause them bleeding too. Show details
Oral-B Genius 8000

Oral-B Genius 8000

4.2  (18)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $299.99
  • FeaturesBattery Indicator, Mobile App and Travel Case
  • Battery Life12 days
  • Brushing / Flossing Modes5
Kris
Kris2 posts
 
Oral-B Professional Care 700 Crossaction

Oral-B Professional Care 700 Crossaction

4.2  (17)
 Summary
  • FeaturesBattery Indicator, Timer and Travel Case
  • Battery Life14 days
  • Brushing / Flossing Modes1
Amanda
AmandaVIC5 posts
  Verified
No issuesI have used Oral B products in the past and this one is very effective. I will say that its much better than manual one as they put too much pressure on gums. This one is so easy to use Show details ·  1
Philips Sonicare for Kids

Philips Sonicare for Kids

4.7  (11)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $79.95
  • FeaturesCharging Case and Timer
  • Battery Life14 days
  • Brushing / Flossing Modes2
Majenski
Majenski
  HX6321/03
Makes brushing easyIt usually takes longer to get the kids to brush their teeth then the actual process of brushing them. But not with Philips Sonicare for Kids. They love seeing their little friend on the app and making him happy when they brush their teeth. The timer also means Im not standing there telling them to keep going! Show reply
Oral-B Pro 100

Oral-B Pro 100

3.4  (25)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $69.99
  • FeaturesTravel Case and Charging Case
  • Battery Life8 days
  • Brushing / Flossing Modes1
Mr_Fussy
Mr_Fussy6 posts
  Pro 100
Oral-B Smart 4 4000

Oral-B Smart 4 4000

4.4  (10)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $199
  • Battery Life14 days
  • Brushing / Flossing Modes3
tdlst
tdlstVIC8 posts
  Verified
Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart

3.9  (9)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $429 to $439
  • FeaturesTravel Case, Charging Case, Timer, Mobile App and Smart Sensor
  • Battery Life14 days
  • Brushing / Flossing Modes4
Robert
RobertVIC12 posts
  Verified Sonicare DiamondClean Smart
Philips Domestic Appliances
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Colgate Kids Powered

Colgate Kids Powered

2.8  (19)
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$11RRP
Michael S
Michael SAU2 posts
  Barbie
Ridiculous waste , head can't be replacedCan replace batteries but not head...how ridiculous is that?
Total waste of money and resources the toothbrush is only as good for as long as the head is not too worn then it's in the bin Show details
Colgate
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Thanks for your review of our children's battery toothbrush. We appreciate your feedback and have taken it onboard.

Oral-B Pro 500 Cross Action

Oral-B Pro 500 Cross Action

4.7  (6)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $99.99
  • FeaturesBattery Indicator and Timer
  • Brushing / Flossing Modes1
YourFace1996
YourFace1996Adelaide42 posts
 
Xiaomi Soocare X3

Xiaomi Soocare X3

4.6  (5)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $99
  • FeaturesMobile App and Waterproof
  • Brushing / Flossing Modes1
Huda
HudaSA15 posts
 
Great toothbrushHolds ita charge for months, brushes well and easy to purchase replacement heads for (online). The app isn't the best I've given up on using it but love using the brush itself regardless. Show details
Troy Devine
Troy Devine
 
Incredible device with game change resultsSince using this new product it’s been a real game changer for my teeth and gums. No longer needing to physically floss has been amazing.
Never felt better along with the water flossing ability providing incredible results.  Show details
Oral-B iO Series 9

Oral-B iO Series 9

3.6  (7)
 Summary
  • FeaturesCharging Case, Mobile App, Smart Sensor, Timer and Travel Case
  • Brushing / Flossing Modes7
Michael D.
Michael D.QLD8 posts
 
Philips Sonicare ExpertClean 7300

Philips Sonicare ExpertClean 7300

3.8  (6)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $269
  • FeaturesTravel Case, Charging Case, Timer, Mobile App, Smart Sensor and Battery Indicator
  • Battery Life14 days
  • Brushing / Flossing Modes3
U. O. T.
U. O. T.VIC5 posts
  HX9618/24
My first Philips Sonicare toothbrushIt works really well and I should have started to use it earlier. I also asked my other family members to buy Sonicare ExpertClean. I am writing this review just because I think its score should be higher than what it is now. :) Show details ·  1
Waterpik Complete Care 5.0 WP-861A

Waterpik Complete Care 5.0 WP-861A

2.9  (9)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $329.95
  • Brushing / Flossing Modes2
Nlventu
NlventuNSW85 posts
 
Panasonic Ultrasonic Water Flosser EW1611

Panasonic Ultrasonic Water Flosser EW1611

4.3  (4)
 Summary
$229.95RRP
david
davidQLD14 posts
 
Philips DiamondClean 9000

Philips DiamondClean 9000

4.0  (4)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $379 to $629
  • FeaturesCharging Case and Mobile App
  • Battery Life14 days
  • Brushing / Flossing Modes4
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Shruti N.
Shruti N.10 posts
  HX9914/60
Oral-B Smart 7 7000

Oral-B Smart 7 7000

4.7  (3)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $269
  • FeaturesMobile App and Timer
  • Battery Life14 days
  • Brushing / Flossing Modes5
Mell
MellNSW13 posts
 
THE MOST PERFECT ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH EVERThis electric toothbrush is fantastic, it has a timer that beeps after you have spent the appropriate time on each section of your mouth. It’s fun to use, easy to clean . My mouth hasn’t ever felt so clean and fresh since iv started using this. It was affordable and came with a travel case which is brilliant. I would recommend this to everyone.
Flossmates AquaFlow Water Flosser

Flossmates AquaFlow Water Flosser

2.8  (5)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $159.95
  • FeaturesTravel Case
  • Battery Life14 days
Mick
MickNew South Wales
 
Won’t rechargeWorked ok for @12 months, then will not recharge.Same for 2 other people I know with same product bought at the same time Show details
Bamboo Buddy Electric Bamboo Toothbrush

Bamboo Buddy Electric Bamboo Toothbrush

5.0  (2)
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Brodie M.
Brodie M.QLD2 posts
  Verified
Pro Medica Electric

Pro Medica Electric

5.0  (2)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $199
  • FeaturesWaterproof
  • Brushing / Flossing Modes3
Val
ValNSW2 posts
 

Electric toothbrushes

Image of black electronic toothbrush

Are electric toothbrushes worth buying?

The answer to that question depends entirely on your preferences. Are they essential to maintaining healthy oral hygiene? No.

The Australian Dental Association (ADA) claim both manual and electric toothbrushes are effective in cleaning teeth as long as you follow the correct technique. This includes brushing at a 45 degree angle in a back and forth motion for 2-minutes, twice daily, taking care not to apply too much pressure.

That being said, can electric toothbrushes make the process a lot simpler and more efficient? Absolutely. Dentists often recommend using electric toothbrushes since it takes the labour out of brushing and gives everyone access to a professional, dentist-level clean feeling right at home.

Pros and cons of electric toothbrushes

Depending on how often you travel, your budget and your dexterity, an electric toothbrush could be a good choice for you:

Pros
Ease of use
Timers help you brush for the right amount of time in each corner of the mouth
Good at removing plaque
Easier to use than a manual toothbrushes for kids and those with limited dexterity or dental fittings
Cons
Can be expensive
Has to be charged
Toothbrushes without multiple cleaning settings may not be suitable for those with sensitive teeth
Replaceable toothbrush heads will incur additional costs
Can be difficult to transport

Are electric toothbrushes safe to use?

Yes, electric toothbrushes are very safe to use and have been declared effective at removing plaque and decreasing gingivitis - an inflammation of the gums. People with reduced dexterity such as children, the elderly, those with disabilities or those who use appliances such as braces could benefit from using an electric toothbrush which can be easier to handle than a manual toothbrush.

Age to start using an electric toothbrush

Children above the age of 3 have been deemed safe to start using electric toothbrushes. There are many electric toothbrushes designed with kids in mind that are smaller and have softer vibrations and bristles than adult toothbrushes.

Additional electronic features such as music, lights and colourful designs may be more entertaining for a young child. An inbuilt timer can also be a very important feature to make sure a child is brushing for long enough. Toothbrushes with a smart app feature have games and rewards for brushing every day - something that motivates kids to maintain good oral hygiene.

If your child prefers a manual toothbrush, they can just as effectively clean their teeth without the frills using the proper 45-degree angle and brushing motions.

How much should I spend on an electric toothbrush?

There are a wide variety of electric toothbrushes on the market currently at different price points. The first choice you should make is between the battery types: replaceable battery brushes can range from $7-15, whereas those with a rechargeable internal battery range from $40-399.

Brushes in the higher price range host fancier features such as an accompanying smartphone app to analyse your brushing patterns and suavely designed travel cases. More affordable toothbrushes are just as effective in cleaning your teeth, however, you won't get the convenience of rechargeable batteries or a variety of speed options - things you may feel you could do without.

Electric toothbrushes have a lifespan of anywhere between 3-5 years, but keep in mind that brush heads will incur an additional cost and should be replaced every 2 months or so. Brush head prices can vary depending on the brand, with Oral-B brush heads being generally cheaper than Philips brush heads. You can find more information between the two brands in the comparison chart down below.

Is it worth spending more on an electric toothbrush?

There are a variety of features in the newest editions of electric toothbrushes that can aid your brushing process or spruce up your bathroom dresser décor. These include:

  • The style & design: Those in the higher range come in sleek pink, purple, black, white and blue colour options and modern designs that look great in any bathroom. Some, such as the Philips DiamondClean, offer a charger in the form of a glass cup for the bathroom.

  • A snazzy travel case: For jet setters, this could be a very useful feature since it provides compact and portable USB charging options.

  • Brush speed: Those with sensitive teeth may benefit from having a variety of speed options to choose from. This feature allows for a personalised brushing experience.

  • Brush heads: Specialist brush heads offer another chance to personalise your brushing experience based on your needs. There are a variety in the market from multiple brands that focus on precision, polishing or a flossing action. Typically, Oral-B sells circular brush heads whereas Philips' brush heads are more similar to manual toothbrushes.

  • Charging time: One of the biggest drawbacks of electric toothbrushes is the fact that they need to be charged. For products on the lower-range of the price scale, these can take a day or more to fully charge. If this is a point of concern for you, considering dishing out more for this convenience.

  • Battery capacity: Similar to the point above, battery capacity is important to consider if you'd prefer to use the product for longer between charges.

  • Chargers: There are a few charger models you might want to pay more for - a glass cup which looks natural in the bathroom, USB chargers that can be done from your laptop or replaceable batteries instead of chargers for when you're on the go.

  • Battery indicator: Battery indicators let you know what percentage battery you have left and give a warning when they are running low and need recharging - this could be a useful feature to have so you are not left with a non-functioning toothbrush when you need it.

  • Pressure sensors: Gum recession can often occur due to harsh brushing which can be avoided by using an electric toothbrush with a pressure sensor. The toothbrush will either give a warning buzz or stop moving if you press too hard.

  • Timers: Dentists encourage people to brush their teeth for 2 minutes, twice a day as the most effective oral care routine. If you find yourself going over or under that recommendation often, it could be useful to use a toothbrush with an inbuilt timer. Some toothbrushes feature 30-second interval reminders to allow you to spend equal amounts of time in each corner of your mouth.

  • Mobile app: The newest feature is the smart toothbrush - a toothbrush with Bluetooth connectivity that links to an app to give you more insight into your brushing habits. These include details such as which side of the mouth you spend more time brushing, the time you spend brushing and the angles you brush at. These could be useful if you are having trouble with your dental hygiene and need data to pinpoint why.

For brushes that don't cost an arm (and a tooth), you can go for a product in a reputable brand's older range. And while they might not have all the extra funky features, they are just as effective at cleaning your teeth.

Oral-B Genius 9000 vs Philips Sonicare DiamondClean

If you've decided to invest big bucks into your luxury dental hygiene care, then you'll be asking the next big question: should I go for Oral-B or Philips?

Two of the biggest kingpins in the game currently are the Oral-B Genius 9000 and the Philips Sonicare Diamondclean which are the most advanced electric toothbrushes on the market. This chart highlights the key differences between the two to help you make your decision:

Comparison chart

Water flossers

Image of woman using a water flosser

How does a water flosser work?

A water flosser, water pick or oral pulsating irrigator all refer to the same thing - a device that pulses streams of water between your teeth to dislodge pieces of food. It's particularly useful for getting out particles stuck between or under the gum line, which is harder to do with string floss.

Pros and cons of water flossers

Pros
Easy to use
Gets in hard-to-reach areas of the mouth
Good for cleaning under gums
No bleeding from water flossing
Cons
More expensive than string floss
Messy and requires a sink/shower
Bulky
Noisy

Water flosser vs string floss

Water flossing is a great addition to your dental routine but should be used in conjunction with string flossing as opposed to replacing it. A water pick may not be as effective at reducing plaque than manual flossing, however, it may be a more convenient option for those with mobility problems, braces or permanent fixed bridges. It is also less likely to cause bleeding than string floss.

Types of water flossers

  • Countertop: Usually the bulkiest of the flosser types, they sit on a countertop and need access to an electrical outlet to work. They also use an irrigation tank which needs to be refilled with water.

  • Cordless: These use AA batteries instead of wires and are ideal for bathrooms without an outlet or for travellers who need something compact. They may have less water pressure than one with a cord.

  • Shower flosser: These are connected to your shower system and don't require batteries or water refills. They can only be used in the shower.

  • Faucet flosser: They attach to your faucet manually and don't require power or refills. They have to be removed before you can use your sink for other purposes.

Price range of water flossers

Water flossers range between $55 - $300.

The products on the higher end include features which address the common drawbacks of water flossers by making them compact, portable and easy to handle. They also offer up to 10 different water pressure settings, timers, handle control, a variety of interchangeable tips and LED information display.

One of the best-known brands is Waterpik which offers a wide range of water flossers.

Conclusion

The best dental hygiene routine is one that is consistent and comfortable for you - many people love the control of manual brushing or flossing and others prefer the ease and deep-cleaning feel of an electric toothbrush or water flosser. You can read more reviews on our website to help you make up your mind today.

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