September 2022

Electric Toothbrushes: Meta Ranking Report

This report contains an aggregate consensus of Electric Toothbrush rankings posted by key online experts, as of September 2022.

Summary

As of 10 Sep 2022, Oral-B Pro 1000 takes the cake as the most critically-acclaimed electric toothbrush with 5 expert endorsements. 2 experts out of 5 recommended it as the '#1 electric toothbrush' this month. It is followed by Philips Sonicare 9900 Prestige and Oral-B 9600 , with 4 and 3 expert endorsements respectively.

At a glance - September 2022 Ranking

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Rank Change Price Electric Toothbrush
NBC News
Healthline
Good Housekeeping
T3
Electric Teeth
Health.com
WIRED
Wirecutter
The Strategist
TechRadar
1
- $45
Oral-B Pro 1000
5
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2
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2
1
1
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2
- $375
Philips Sonicare 9900 Prestige
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-
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1
2
6
-
-
-
3
3
- $275
Oral-B 9600
4
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4
-
-
1
-
-
-
-
4
- $300
Oral-B iO Series 9
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-
7
4
-
-
-
-
-
1
5
- $30
Quip Electric Toothbrush
7
4
8
-
-
-
5
-
-
-
6
- $29
Philips Sonicare for Kids
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5
10
13
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-
6
-
-
-
7
- $64
Philips Philips Sonicare 4100
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-
-
-
-
4
-
2
4
-
8
- $30
Colgate Hum
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-
5
-
-
-
1
-
-
-
9
- $32
Oral-B Kids Electric Toothbrush
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1
-
-
-
-
-
-
8
-
13
- $180
Waterpik Sonic-Fusion Pro
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3
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-
-
-
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6
-
14
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Ordo Sonic Plus
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-
-
9
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-
-
-
-
2
15
- $6
Arm & Hammer Kid's Spinbrush
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3
11
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-
-
-
-
-
-
16
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Philips Sonicare DiamondClean 9000
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-
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6
-
-
-
-
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4
17
- Check price
Shyn Sonic
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-
6
-
-
-
7
-
-
-

We ranked Oral-B Pro 1000 #1 in September 2022 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Electric Toothbrushes” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Oral-B Pro 1000 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
NBC News

Best affordable electric toothbrushes

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Good Housekeeping

Best value electric toothbrush

Pros
Gentle on teeth and gums
Soft bristles

Cons
Only 1 cleaning setting

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WIRED

Best Oscillating Brush

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Wirecutter

The best electric toothbrush

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The Strategist

Best overall electric toothbrush

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We ranked Philips Sonicare 9900 Prestige #2 in September 2022 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Electric Toothbrushes” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Philips Sonicare 9900 Prestige as #1.
Critic endorsements:
T3

The best premium electric toothbrush you can buy today

Pros
New 'all-in-one' brush head
Automatic intensity settings
Luxe travel case
Easy to keep clean
USB charging base

Cons
Premium price tag
Premium brush heads are pricey (but worth it)

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Electric Teeth

Most Features

Pros
Timer and pacer encourage brushing for the recommended time
Visible pressure sensor alerts you when brushing too hard
4 weeks use on a single charge
Premium charging travel case included
Premium materials & design
Reminds you when to replace the brush head
Tracks & monitors your brushing

Cons
Expensive
No place to store the detachable USB cable
Bluetooth isn’t essential

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Health.com

Best Smart Toothbrush

Pros
The Prestige 9900 syncs to an app that allows you to track your brushing habits and change settings

Cons
The luxurious feel is nice but it comes with a high price tag.

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TechRadar

The best premium electric toothbrush for frequent travelers

Pros
Highly customizable
Real-time brushing guidance
Extremely quiet

Cons
Expensive
Heavily reliant on mobile app

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Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

Identify Experts

We identify key publishers and experts that consistently review and recommend Electric Toothbrushes.

Capture Rankings

For each publisher we find a currently recommended "top 10" list of Electric Toothbrushes, it must be updated in the last 9 months.

Aggregate Rankings

We put all those lists together and aggregate them. The more frequently a product is recommended, the higher it is in our ranking

Experts chosen for September 2022 ranking

We ranked Oral-B 9600 #3 in September 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Electric Toothbrushes” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Oral-B 9600 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
NBC News

Best electric toothbrush for travel

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Good Housekeeping

Best App-Connected Electric Toothbrush

Pros
Smart travel case
Available in five fun colors
6 cleaning settings

Cons
Expensive

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Health.com

Best Overall

Pros
The base is compatible with any Oral-B electric toothbrush head and replacement heads are relatively affordable

Cons
If you aren't interested in features like a pressure sensor or brushing feedback, you'll be paying for features you don't need

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We ranked Oral-B iO Series 9 #4 in September 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Electric Toothbrushes” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Oral-B iO Series 9 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Good Housekeeping

Best Luxury Electric Toothbrush

Pros
Feature-rich
7 cleaning settings
Assesses 16 zones in mouth

Cons
Expensive

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T3

The best premium rotary electric toothbrush you can buy

Pros
Cleans very well
Easily the best looking Oral-B brush
Multiple cleaning modes
Colour display is futuristic

Cons
Tooth tracking is still a fail
Insane RRP
Hard to keep clean

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TechRadar

The best overall electric toothbrush

Pros
Thorough cleaning
Quiet, smooth action
Real-time feedback
Detailed brushing reports

Cons
Expensive replacement heads

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We ranked Quip Electric Toothbrush #5 in September 2022 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Electric Toothbrushes” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
NBC News

Best electric toothbrush subscription

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Healthline

Best electric toothbrush and toothpaste subscription

Pros
includes cover to keep the brush head clean, 30-second pulse timer, thin handle for small hands

Cons
more expensive than other brushes, replacement heads may be hard to find, brush head does not rotate

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Good Housekeeping

Best Electric Toothbrush Subscription / Editor's Choice

Pros
Super slim
3-month battery life
Affordable

Cons
Need subscription for best savings

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WIRED

A Modern Toothbrush

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We ranked Philips Sonicare for Kids #6 in September 2022 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Electric Toothbrushes” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Healthline

Least scary electric toothbrush for kids

Pros
high fun factor, excellent power, timed-sections makes brushing easier

Cons
expensive initial investment, replacement heads are pricey, large brush head

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Good Housekeeping

Best Electric Toothbrush for Braces

Pros
Free interactive app
Two-minute kids brush timer

Cons
Limited colors

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T3

The best electric toothbrush for children

Pros
Cure design
Encourages brushing from an early age
Reliable brand
Allows adults to track brushing

Cons
Expensive for a kid's brush
Brush heads are very soft

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WIRED

A Brush for Kids

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We ranked Philips Philips Sonicare 4100 #7 in September 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Electric Toothbrushes” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Health.com

Best Budget Sonicare

Pros
It's easy to use, cleans teeth thoroughly, and comes with a portable charging stand

Cons
Since the bristles are stiffer, this toothbrush would be best suited for people with little to no teeth sensitivity

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Wirecutter

A quieter brush

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The Strategist

Best Sonicare toothbrush

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We ranked Colgate Hum #8 in September 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Electric Toothbrushes” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Colgate Hum as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Good Housekeeping

Best value app-connected electric tootbrush

Pros
Affordable
Bluetooth connectivity
Tracks brushing efficacy

Cons
Claimed battery life of 10 days

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WIRED

Best Smart Toothbrush

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We ranked Oral-B Kids Electric Toothbrush #9 in September 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Electric Toothbrushes” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Oral-B Kids Electric Toothbrush as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Healthline

Best overall electric toothbrush for kids

Pros
comes with stickers for the handle, free app to help with brushing habits, gentle mode can be good for younger kids

Cons
may be too big for very young kids, does not have a low battery light

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The Strategist

Best electric toothbrushes for kids

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We ranked Waterpik Sonic-Fusion Pro #10 in September 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Electric Toothbrushes” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Good Housekeeping

Best Electric Toothbrush and Water Flosser Combo

Pros
Convenient 2-in-1 one function
Twice the bristle speed

Cons
Takes up more space

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The Strategist

Best electric toothbrush/water flosser combo

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We ranked Ordo Sonic Plus #11 in September 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Electric Toothbrushes” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
T3

One of the most stylish electric toothbrushes around

Pros
Stylish design
Affordable price
Good value subscription packs
USB charger

Cons
Doesn't come with a travel case
Can get a little claggy
USB charging option only
Not as strong as Philps Sonicare

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TechRadar

The best value electric toothbrush

Pros
Premium design
Super affordable
Gentle sonic cleaning

Cons
No shaver socket adapter
No pressure sensor

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We ranked Arm & Hammer Kid's Spinbrush #12 in September 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Electric Toothbrushes” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Healthline

Best battery-operated kids’ electric toothbrush

Pros
oscillating upper bristles, a variety of kid-friendly designs, easy to hold

Cons
young kids may find the button difficult to press, lacks power, batteries need to be changed frequently

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Good Housekeeping

Best Electric Toothbrush for Kids

Pros
Ergonomically designed handle
Spinning brush head that targets gums

Cons
Spiderman design is the only option

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We ranked Philips Sonicare DiamondClean 9000 #13 in September 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Electric Toothbrushes” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
T3

A premium electric that packs a cleaning punch

Pros
Excellent cleaning
Looks and feels very premium
Has the best whitening mode

Cons
Only 2 cleaning modes

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TechRadar

A versatile electric toothbrush that's great value for money

Pros
Plenty of cleaning modes
Very simple to use
Well built and stylish

Cons
No real-time brushing guidance
No pressure warning light

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We ranked Shyn Sonic #14 in September 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Electric Toothbrushes” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Good Housekeeping

Best travel-friendly electric toothbrush

Pros
Affordable
Offers various brush heads and multiple intensity levels
Two-week claimed battery charge

Cons
Expensive brush head replacements

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WIRED

Another Good Brush

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