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If You Buy One Thing on Prime Day, Make It This ‘Tricked-Out’ Oral-B Toothbrush

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As our masks come off and social-distancing mandates fade away, there’s never been a better time to refocus on your oral hygiene. And this Prime Day, we’ve spotted a great deal on the best way we know to freshen things up. The Oral-B 7000 electric toothbrush — our pick for the best smart electric toothbrush — is the cheapest it’s ever been, down $30 from its usual asking price of $110.

Dentists and hyperenthusiastic Amazon reviewers alike have told us that Oral-B’s 7000 SmartSeries toothbrush had a game-changing effect on their oral health. The rechargeable, cordless electric toothbrush oscillates and rotates, and it also offers real-time brushing feedback through a small, wall-mounted device that counts down from two minutes while commenting on your pressure levels. (For the truly committed, there’s an accompanying app to help you create and track your whitening goals.) The brush itself has six cleaning modes, including one for your tongue, and even comes with a brush head specifically designed for navigating around and under the wires and bands of braces. But the real reason three dentists told us they love it so much is because Oral-B’s smaller heads “get around the corners a little better,” as dentist Hemita Klose puts it, allowing users to access hard-to-clean areas like the back molars, which she says are “usually where most people will miss things.” Avoid missing out yourself — and remove some anxiety around the great unmasking — by grabbing this deal while it lasts.

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If You Buy One Thing, Make It This ‘Tricked-Out’ Toothbrush