If used correctly, a manual toothbrush can certainly get the job done, but according to one independent study, electric toothbrushes can be better at reducing plaque and gingivitis. And sure, they’re more expensive, but during Prime Day, this dentist-recommended Oral-B is a little bit less of an investment. Today you can get this high-tech brush for just $60, which is over 60 percent off the original price.
The Oral-B electric toothbrushes have a slight edge over other popular brands’ brushes because they rotate, oscillate, and pulsate (or vibrate), meaning they can attack plaque in three different ways. Their small round heads allow them to get around each tooth, which is also aided by the rotation of the brush head. Several models even have the American Dental Association’s seal of approval, including this Smart 5000 series brush. “The seal of acceptance says that a product does what it says it does and is safe and effective when used as directed,” says dentist and ADA consumer adviser Matt Messina. The Smart 5000 has five different cleaning modes, a pressure sensor that lights up to alert you when you’re brushing too hard, and a built-in timer that lets you know when to move to different quadrants of your mouth. You can even connect it to the Oral-B app to get further insight into your brushing habits.
And not only is this brush dentist-approved, it’s also loved by Amazon reviewers. “Its only been a couple of weeks but my teeth are whiter, and less plaque build up,” writes one reviewer, while another says, “It feels like a visit to the dentist every time I brush.” Another selling point? It’s $100 off during Prime Day, the cheapest it’s been all year.
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