The 6 Best Electric Toothbrushes (2021): Cheap, Smart, Kids, and More

It’s time I came clean: I hate brushing my teeth. I do it because I have to, but it’s a time-consuming, uncomfortable process—two minutes standing in front of the mirror can feel like an eternity. My dentist says I brush too harshly, too, and don’t get me started on flossing.

Electric toothbrushes make the whole process easier. Most have a timer so you won’t damage your teeth or gums by brushing too long, and the extra vibrations can help get rid of plaque. We’ve tested several, from basic models to smart, oscillating ones that require a subscription—and everything in between. Most are just OK, but some stand out. A good brush doesn’t need to cost you more than a few Hamiltons. These are the best electric toothbrushes, and we also have eco-friendly nonelectric options if you don’t want to recharge your brush.

Christopher Null’s reporting contributed to this guide.

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