With the holiday right around the corner, we thought it would be fun to answer the burning question – “What should we put in the stockings this year?” Our answer: Toothbrushes that will keep your family’s smile bright and healthy! We’ve rounded up our top three toothbrush picks, which include toothbrushes for young children, on-trend teenagers and everyone in between.
Toothbrush #1: Oral-B Pro 1500 Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush
What We Love About It: 3D Cleaning Action, Pressure Sensors to alert you when you’re brushing too hard, In-handle Timer that tells you when to switch areas of your mouth. As a bonus, this toothbrush is compatible with various Oral-B Brush heads, so you shouldn’t have any trouble swapping it out.
What We Love About It: In-handle Timer to help kids reach the recommended two minutes of burshing, Gentle Mode available, replacement heads are available from Oral-B for every oral care need. Our favorite part is the visible pressure sensor that lights up to help coach kids while they brush.
Toothbrush #3: Quip Electric Toothbrush + Subscription Service
What We Love About It: Electric toothbrushes start at $25, ADA Seal of Acceptance, 2-minute timer with 30-second pulses, no chargers or wires (battery lasts 3 months). This toothbrush even has a refill subscription service that sends fresh brushes straight to your home.
While we love these toothbrushes, the secret to great brushing has more to with the way you brush than the type of toothbrush you use.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, the best way to brush is: “Place the toothbrush against the teeth at a 45-degree angle to the gum line. Move the brush across the teeth using a small circular motion. Continue with this motion cleaning one tooth at a time. Keep the tips of the bristles against the gum line.”
For so many of us, we brush our teeth on autopilot. If you really think about angling your brush to the gum line and brushing bristles against the gum line, you’ll have made minor changes that make a big difference to your oral health.
That’s a wrap (pun intended!) on our favorite toothbrushes that will make the perfect stocking stuffer this year. Trends may come and go but healthy, bright smiles are always in style.
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