Do you own an electric toothbrush? If not, it’s time to get with the times people! Electric toothbrushes have tons of benefits. Here are a few advantages.
- They allow you to clean hard to reach areas.
- They prevent you from brushing too hard.
- They are great for people with impaired dexterity.
- They have timers to make sure you brush long enough. Dentists recommend you brush for 2 minutes.
- They are better for the environment. In fact, Howstuffworks.com reports that it takes between 14 and 42 toothbrush replacement heads to equal the amount of plastic in one manual toothbrush.
But how much are these benefits going to cost you? It depends! Read on as we break it down.
Note: While there are some toothbrushes that are battery-powered, we will be focusing on the pricing of wall-charging electric toothbrushes.
According to CostHelper.com, prices range from $20 to $200. More expensive options will include things like various brushing modes, press sensors or digital replacement reminders.
In general, our research shows that your best bet with an electric toothbrush is something in the middle — the cheapest models fall apart and the most expensive only have marginally useful features that will set you back a pretty penny. For instance, some have bluetooth syncing. While that idea is cool and all, do you really need to get real-time feedback on your brushing time and pressure? Your personal estimate is probably sufficient.
Here are a few options for websites to buy electric toothbrushes along with pricing information.
Amazon has great deals and if you are an Amazon Prime member, you can receive free shipping, too! Amazon’s #1 selling electric toothbrush is the Oral-B Pro 1000 Power Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush. It’s currently only $39.97 and you can even purchase a 4-pack of replacement heads for a total of $52.82.
When you do pick an electric toothbrush, make sure to research how much the head replacements are. You’ll need to replace the head every 3-6 months so factor that into your initial purchase. If you are super strapped for cash, you could consider buying off brand or general brand replacement heads for your electric toothbrush. You want to make sure they are compatible with your model, but some of them are as cheap as 20 head for only $10.99.