When we asked dentists about the best ways to keep your teeth healthy during quarantine (until you can go into the office for a proper cleaning), they all recommended the old standbys: brushing and flossing. As for what to brush with, they agreed that an electric toothbrush is your best bet, and several mentioned the Philips Sonicare by name. Dentists love how it uses ultrasonic vibrations to blast away plaque, without the rough and potentially harmful scrubbing you’d do with a manual toothbrush. Sonicare toothbrushes have a bit of a reputation around our office as well: Strategist writer Dominique Pariso calls hers the best thing she bought in 2019, and we’ve even deemed it the “Tesla” of electric toothbrushes. Right now, you can get your own for only $130 at Best Buy or Williams-Sonoma (who knew they sold toothbrushes?). This model has three cleaning modes and a pressure sensor to alert you if you’re brushing too hard.
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