Brushing your teeth does not have to be such drudgery! Those couple of minutes in the morning and at night seem to take forever, but with an electric toothbrush, it can be a much easier process. The Philips Sonicare line of toothbrushes, in my opinion, has no equal. It is by far the best brand of electric brush on the market. It really does give a much more thorough than a manual brush. It’s great for a wide range of people including children, orthodontic patients, the elderly, and especially people who have gum disease.

Often overlooked though, are the young adult population and healthy maturing adults. It is my choice for them as well. It will keep your teeth cleaner in between visits and greatly reduce plaque and calculus buildup. You will generally have a cleaner, fresher mouth and less stain buildup. It one of those things that you must experience in order to understand its value. You simply will not want to go back to a manual brush once you have used a Sonicare brush.
Where do I find one of these fancy things?

Sonicare brushes are easily found at local stores and there is probably 15-20 different sizes and styles. They range in price from $40 up to $250. An interesting thing to note, though, is all of their brushes generally work just as good as the next one regardless of price. Most of what Sonicare adds to the more expensive brushes is features. For instance, the Flexcare has a bluetooth app you can download to your phone if you want to monitor how well your kids are brushing instead of standing over them morning and night. The Diamond Clean is sleek and modern-looking with a charger disguised to look like a glass cup. This $200 version is beautiful, yes, but the less expensive models work just as well.

What Benefit do I really Gain?

One of the most valuable things a Sonicare does for you is it takes a lot of the brushing technique out of the equation. It does most of the work for you. You just place the brush where you want the bristles to clean and let it do the work. Some of the models have timers that beep, and some beep if you brush too hard. Probably one of the more useful features would be the different levels of intensity. For those that are tactile sensitive or have sensitive teeth the feature of multiple power levels may be useful. Even for those who are simply new to using an electric toothbrush, it can be helpful to begin with the “gentle” setting before moving up to the “deep clean” setting.  Read up on the model you are looking at to make sure it has what you want.


We are always more than happy to help you find the Sonicare model that is right for you. We receive no compensation from Sonicare, we care about the health of your mouth and the ease of keeping it clean between visits. There are plenty of stores you can visit to find yourself a Sonicare– your local Walmart or shop on Amazon. You can even go to Costco and buy 2 for the price of 1. Happy shopping!