September 2021

Electric Toothbrushes: Aggregated Ranking Report

This report contains an aggregate consensus of Electric Toothbrush rankings posted by key online experts, as of September 2021.

At a glance - September 2021 Ranking

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Rank Change Price Electric Toothbrush
NBC News
Health
CNET
Good Housekeeping
TechRadar
WIRED
T3
Electric Teeth
Healthline
The Strategist
1
- $45
Oral-B Pro 1000
5
3
-
1
-
3
-
-
-
1
2
- $25
Quip Electric Toothbrush
7
-
2
7
-
4
-
-
4
11
3
+2 $400
Philips Sonicare 9900 Prestige
-
-
-
-
2
-
1
2
-
-
4
+2 $150
Waterpik Sonic-Fusion Pro
-
8
11
4
-
-
-
-
-
9
5
-2 $300
Oral-B iO Series 9
-
-
4
-
1
-
2
-
-
-
6
-2 $69
Colgate Hum
-
-
1
-
-
1
-
-
-
-
7
+3 $133
Oral-B Pro 7000 SmartSeries
2
-
-
-
-
-
9
-
-
2
8
-1 $50
Shyn Sonic
-
9
6
-
-
6
-
-
-
-
9
-1 $50
Philips Sonicare for Kids
-
-
-
8
-
5
-
-
5
-
10
-1 $200
Oral-B Genius X
-
1
-
-
5
-
-
-
-
-
11
- $103
Oralprocare Rotadent
3
7
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
12
- $205
Oral-B 9600
4
-
-
3
-
-
-
-
-
-
13
- $11
Arm & Hammer Kid's Spinbrush
-
-
-
9
-
-
-
-
3
-
14
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Philips Sonicare DiamondClean 9000
-
-
-
-
3
-
5
-
-
-
15
+2 $110
Philips ProtectiveClean 6100
-
-
5
-
-
-
7
-
-
-

We ranked Oral-B Pro 1000 #1 in September 2021 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

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Health

Best Oral-B

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Good Housekeeping

BEST VALUE ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH

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WIRED

An Oscillating Option

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The Strategist

Best rotating, oscillating electric toothbrushes

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We ranked Quip Electric Toothbrush #2 in September 2021 because:

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

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CNET

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Good Housekeeping

BEST SUBSCRIPTION ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH

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WIRED

A Modern Toothbrush

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Healthline

Best electric toothbrush and toothpaste subscription

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The Strategist

Best start-up electric toothbrush

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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 2021 ranking

We ranked Philips Sonicare 9900 Prestige #3 in September 2021 because:

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

The best electric toothbrush for regular travellers

Pros
Highly customizable
Real-time brushing guidance
Extremely quiet

Cons
Expensive
Heavily reliant on mobile app

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T3

The best premium electric toothbrush

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

Cons
Premium price tag

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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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We ranked Waterpik Sonic-Fusion Pro #4 in September 2021 because:

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

Best with Water Flosser

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CNET

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Good Housekeeping

BEST FLOSSING ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH

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The Strategist

Best electric-toothbrush-water-flosser combo

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We ranked Oral-B iO Series 9 #5 in September 2021 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:
CNET

Best high-end electric toothbrush

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TechRadar

The best electric toothbrush, if your budget allows

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

Cons
Brush and heads are expensive

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T3

Ridiculously premium Oral-B brush with vibrating AND rotating head

Pros
Cleans very well
Easily the best looking Oral-B brush
Multiple cleaning modes

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

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We ranked Colgate Hum #6 in September 2021 because:

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

Best overall electric toothbrush

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WIRED

Best Smart Toothbrush

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We ranked Oral-B Pro 7000 SmartSeries #7 in September 2021 because:

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

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T3

Older Oral-B flagship, now going cheap (er)

Pros
Great cleaning
Handy timer and visual guide

Cons
App could be more useful
Gets mucky too easily

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The Strategist

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We ranked Shyn Sonic #8 in September 2021 because:

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

Best Subscription

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CNET

Best electric toothbrush to reach the hard spots

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WIRED

Another Good Brush

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We ranked Philips Sonicare for Kids #9 in September 2021 because:

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

BEST ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH FOR OLDER KIDS

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WIRED

A Brush for Kids

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Healthline

Least scary electric toothbrush for kids

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We ranked Oral-B Genius X #10 in September 2021 because:

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

Best Overall

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TechRadar

The best electric toothbrush to use with or without an app

Pros
Works well with or without app
Very accurate position detection
Excellent charging case

Cons
Rather noisy
May be too vigorous

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We ranked Oralprocare Rotadent #11 in September 2021 because:

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

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Health

Best for Sensitive Gums

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We ranked Oral-B 9600 #12 in September 2021 because:

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

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Good Housekeeping

BEST APP-CONNECTED ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH

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We ranked Arm & Hammer Kid's Spinbrush #13 in September 2021 because:

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

BEST ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH FOR YOUNGER KIDS

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Healthline

Best battery-operated kids’ electric toothbrush

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We ranked Philips Sonicare DiamondClean 9000 #14 in September 2021 because:

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

A versatile, stylish electric toothbrush that nails the basics

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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T3

A premium electric that packs a cleaning punch

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

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We ranked Philips ProtectiveClean 6100 #15 in September 2021 because:

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

Best electric toothbrush for sensitive gums

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T3

Best cheaper Philips electric toothbrush

Pros
Excellent cleaning
Quite sexy for a toothbrush

Cons
Expensive 'smart' heads are recommended

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