This is our first article this year, so this is our opportunity to wish you all a happy and healthy 2016! We haven’t checked our inbox for a while and we got quite a few questions during these couple of months. Here are your top 3 questions and our best answers about electric toothbrushes in general. If you have a question of your own, please submit your comment at the bottom of this post.
A special thanks to the Toothbrush doctor owner who has helped us to give you the best answers possible!
How often should I change my brush head?
You should replace the brush head of your electric toothbrush approximately after every 3 months of use. This goes for the Oral B and Sonicare toothbrushes, but other manufacturers might have different suggestions.
How long does an electric toothbrush work? What’s its lifespan?
The lifespan of the newest electric toothbrushes on the market can be approximately 10 years, but those are just suggestions. The first thing that starts malfunctioning is usually the battery unit. But it can be replace quite easily (depends on the toothbrush).
Sonicare vs Oral B vs Rotadent vs Smilex
We have already made an extended Sonicare vs Oral B comparison. We believe that these two brands are the top of the industry and their products are simply the best. Smilex has an unique technology and it might be superior in some areas, while Rotadent toothbrushes are slightly outdated and lack the quality compared to Sonicare and Oral B brands.
How soon can our children start using an electric toothbrush?
Your children can’t use the same electric toothbrush as adults. Their first teeth are too sensitive and they need a special toothbrush with extra soft bristles. Our recommendation is the fxx B00G5L8 67C Sonicare HX6311/07 for kids. It can be used by children as young as 4 years of age, but make sure to find appropriate brush heads that are appropriate for the youngest ones.
How much do the brush heads cost?
Rotadent and Sonicare brush heads are the most expensive in general and Oral B brush heads are slightly cheaper.