Which? tests reveal best electric toothbrush modelsCheap electric toothbrush shines as a Best Buy

25 October 2014

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The best electric toothbrushes remove more plaque to keep teeth clean and gums healthy

Looking for the best electric toothbrush? We’ve tested the latest models from brands Colgate, Philips Sonicare and Oral B to find the best brushes for leaving your teeth clean and healthy. Our group test uncovered two new Best Buys - including one cheap toothbrush that beat models that cost double the price.

We’ve got new reviews for 10 electric toothbrushes from big brands and retailer own-labels, ranging in price from £12 to £115.

To see which toothbrushes came top in our tests, don't miss our electric toothbrush reviews.

Best electric toothbrushes

The best electric toothbrushes are brilliant at removing plaque to help keep teeth and gums clean and healthy. They last ages between charges - giving you plenty of teeth-cleans before you have to plug them in - and they don’t need to spend days on the charger before they’re fully topped up.

Our tough test involves measuring the before and after plaque levels of 200 teeth-cleans, so we can tell you which brushes excel at cleaning teeth. We also measure how many two minute cleans you’ll get from a full battery and have found huge differences between the best and worst models.

We take 2,276 plaque level readings and run through 13 hours of battery to find the best and worst brushes. You can see which models come top in our tests by checking out our Best Buy electric toothbrushes.

Premium vs budget electric toothbrushes

A great clean costs less than you might think – and our in-depth testing proves you don’t have to fork out for a premium electric toothbrush to get cleaner teeth.

Which? senior researcher Jess O’Leary says: ‘Our tests have uncovered that some value brushes are better at shifting plaque than their pricey, feature-loaded rivals.

‘Our reviews cut through the manufacturer claims to help you choose the best brush for your teeth and gums.'

Electric toothbrushes tested

Asda Protect - £12
Colgate ProClinical A1500 - £80
Oral B Pro 2000 - £35
Oral B Pro 600 CrossAction - £25
Oral B TriZone 4000 - £55
Oral B Vitality Dual Clean - £17
Philips Sonicare DiamondClean - £115
Philips Sonicare EasyClean - £45
Philips Sonicare Power Up - £33
Superdrug ProCare Advanced Clean - £25

Prices correct as of 24 October 2014.

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