Brushing your teeth can be simultaneously the simplest and most complicated thing you do based on who you talk to. The process can be simple; just brush your teeth and rinse. But if you talk to a dental professional, they complicate the process with a ton of different techniques and time frames.
Most of these techniques are easily incorporated into your brushing method, especially with an electric toothbrush, but who has the mental capacity in the morning when brushing your teeth to time yourself and keep track of how long you brush each section of your mouth or how long you’ve been brushing overall?
That’s where electric toothbrushes with timers come in. They have built-in timers to tell you when to with sides of your mouth and to switch from top to bottom and vice versa. These are truly the toothbrushes of the future, and the future is now.
There are a lot of these electric toothbrushes on the market and finding a good one that is right for you can be a challenge, so we did some research to find the ten best electric toothbrushes with timers. We will touch on build quality, brushing effectiveness, and battery life/charging time to help you choose the best toothbrush for you.
The Oral-B Pro 1000 Electric Toothbrush is a great electric toothbrush with a timer that goes off when you are done brushing. It pulses with a pleasant sound that indicates that you’ve been brushing for two minutes. The pulse does not stop the brush from operating, so if you feel like you need to go further, go for it.
According to some comments and suggestions on amazon, this electric toothbrush is great for people with sensitive teeth because of the lower rpm’s (revolutions per minute). Most electric toothbrushes push 10,000 rpm’s whereas this electric toothbrush runs at 7800 rpm. This does not indicate less cleaning power, you wouldn’t notice a difference past 5000 to 6000.
I love this toothbrush!!! I love this thing. I dislike going to the dentist so I decided to buy an electric toothbrush cause it’s suppose to better for the teeth. I love that the brush itself is small and rounded with a long neck cause when I’m brushing i can reach all the way to the back and around my back tooth brush. Others don’t go that far or are too big. Great things come in small packages. Also it’s water proof which is really great as I am clumsy and usually destroy my things within a week.
4.7 out of 5 Stars
2. Phillips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 5100 Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush w/ 2 minute Smartimer with QuadPacer
Phillips Sonicare has created a great modular electric toothbrush system with multiple brush head types. The different types of brush heads communicate with proprietary technology in the handle called BrushSync to set the right speed and intensity settings to give you optimal results from the brush head.
This electric toothbrush is designed with traveling in mind. The small form factor of the brush handle, charger and case make it perfect to throw in your suitcase or toiletries bag when traveling. The small form factor cuts back on battery capacity slightly, but you will still get two weeks of use out of the battery pack.
The Smartimer firmware tells you when you’ve brushed for an overall two minutes and pulses to tell you that you’ve spent the recommended amount of time on each section of your mouth. This timer is great to manage your time while brushing so you target each section of your mouth equally.
So, I was very hesitant at first spending more then a few bucks like I normally do on another electronic toothbrush, however, this thing is great! It has the right pressure for my gums (hence gum care option on the handle) it buzzes to let me know 30 secs are up in that section of my mouth so I can get the full 2 mins recommended of brushing and my mouth and teeth feel very clean. Even though I have it on the gum care setting, I have noticed my teeth becoming whiter! I bought one for me and for my husband. It came with a traveling case and the battery lasts like 2wks on a single charge.
4.7 out of 5 Stars
Another great Oral-B electric toothbrush is the Black Pro 1000 Power (link to price at Amazon). This electric toothbrush is designed with dentists to produce the best results for your teeth. It has a pressure sensor built in to slow down and stop pulsations if you are brushing too hard.
The built-in timer produces pulses to indicate when you have adequately brushed a section of your mouth and should move to a new section. The timer also has a pulse to indicate that the recommended two minutes have passed. This timer also does not shut off the toothbrush, so brush to your heart’s content.
There are three different brush heads to clean your teeth in the way that you need. The offered options are the original cross action brush head for an overall clean, a floss action brush head for gum cleaning and health, and a 3D white brush head for whiter teeth by removing pesky surface stains.
I’ve been using a Sonicare for several years. It recently died and I needed a new toothbrush, so I went with this one. I’m so glad I did! I had a dental cleaning appointment yesterday and my hygienist asked what I was doing differently for my home care because my teeth looked cleaner than usual. My dentist commented on how good my teeth health looked, too. I love this toothbrush and highly recommend it.
The second Phillips Sonicare electric toothbrush to make it on our list is the ProtectiveClean 4100 It is very similar to the 5100 model but the build quality is slightly lower along with the price tag. The gentle sonic technology works hard on your plaque and easy on your gums, making sure your mouth health is at the highest level.
The technology built into this electric toothbrush is the big selling factor at the price point. This electric toothbrush has a built-in pressure sensor that will indicate to you if you are brushing too hard. Another great feature is the QuadPacer timer, which lets you know when you have brushed just the right amount on each section in your mouth.
Teeth feel so much cleaner vs. regular brushing. Takes a few times to get used to the vibrations and the pressure you apply the bristles to your teeth and gums. You have to be gentle and let the toothbrush do the work. So far so good. Also has a high end look and feel and the charger is great. I like it![/vc_column_text]
Weight: 14.64 Ounces
Dimensions: 2.56 x 6.81 x 9.33 inches
The Sonic-FX DUO (link to price on Amazon) is two electric toothbrushes that share a charging stand. They come in two white, two black, and black-and-white configurations. Getting two electric toothbrushes for a single price, you and your spouse can clean your teeth with ease.
This electric toothbrush has some great features including three distinctive modes for cleaning, as well as what they call a quadrant timer for consistent clean. The quadrant timer is just like the QuadPacer timer from Phillips Sonicare, a two-minute timer with pulses every thirty seconds to help you clean your entire mouth evenly.
The price tag is in the same range as most of the other electric toothbrushes on this list, but you get two for that price. This doesn’t work for everyone just looking for a single toothbrush, but as a his-and-hers pack, it’s a great find.
Teeth feel so much cleaner vs. regular brushing. Takes a few times to get used to the vibrations and the pressure you apply the bristles to your teeth and gums. You have to be gentle and let the toothbrush do the work. So far so good. Also has a high end look and feel and the charger is great. I like it!
Weight: 1 Pounds
Dimensions: 9.2 x 5.6 x 3.5 inche
Our recommendations are backed by years of dental hygiene experience and knowledge of the market. If you are in need of a better brushing experience, take a good look at this list to find one that is suited for you. Hopefully, an electric toothbrush with a built-in timer can modernize your dental hygiene.
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