When we spoke to dentists about the best electric toothbrushes, five of our experts recommended this inexpensive model by Philips. Dr. Chaw-Su Kyi said this model “has the same sonic technology you will find throughout the Sonicare range,” but for a fraction of the price. Dentist Jonathan Levine says they “use more of an ultrasonic vibrational energy to disrupt the plaque,” while dentist Inna Chern likes that “the sonic power helps to shake off plaque and tartar, aiding in the removal of these gingivitis-causing, bacteria-holding compounds.”
Meanwhile dental therapist and hygienist Anna Middleton said she recommends this inexpensive option to customers because it has so many features commonly seen in more expensive models. “It features pressure sensors, which alert you when you’re brushing too hard, ensuring you don’t damage your teeth and gums,” she says. “And it has alerts when you need to replace your brush head — it’s hard to remember to do that every two to three months.” The Quadpacer function also tells you when to move on to a different section of your mouth (so that you don’t over-brush) and a built-in timer signals when your total time is up.
The Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4300 is on sale at several retailers (it’s out of stock on the Philips site), but the best price we’ve seen is at Argos (which trumps even Amazon). You can pick up the toothbrush in pastel pink or pastel blue for 25 percent off: £60, down from £80.
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