The fact is, which type of electric toothbrush you choose is primarily up to your personal preference. That said, here are just a few helpful features recommended by our dentists.
A Small Head
Choosing an electric toothbrush with a small head will make it easier for you to reach the little nooks and crannies behind your front teeth and in the back of you mouth. The smaller brush head simply provides better maneuverability and access to tight spaces that a larger head would not be able to reach. Better maneuverability means that you will be able to brush more effectively.
A Round, Rotating Head
Round, rotating heads mimic the ideal circular brushing motion recommended by dentists. All you need to do is just move the toothbrush over your teeth and it will make the circular motions for you. Brushing couldn't be easier!
A Built-In Timer
Two minutes is the recommended length of time that you should be brushing your teeth. Many electric toothbrushes now come with a built-in timer that goes off after two minutes so that you will know how long you should continue brushing. You may be surprised at how long two minutes really is if you've just been guessing up until now.
Other useful electric toothbrush features that you might find helpful include pressure sensors, (which can be quite useful for those who brush too hard, or have sensitive gums), or even timers that go off every 30 seconds, (so that you know exactly how long to brush each quadrant of your mouth).