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How do I Choose the Best Rechargeable Toothbrush?

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Choosing the best rechargeable toothbrush is ultimately a personal experience, but there are several factors you should consider before making a purchase. The aim of virtually all electric toothbrushes is to increase the effectiveness of brushing your teeth in order to improve your oral hygiene. Plaque can be difficult to remove from your teeth, so many dentists recommend using an electric toothbrush rather than a manual toothbrush. A rechargeable toothbrush is preferred by many users because it eliminates the need for batteries, and because it can remain plugged into a charger when not in use, it will always always be charged when you want to use it. To choose the best rechargeable toothbrush, look for one that has a removable head, uses the type of cleaning method that you prefer and fits within your budget.

One of the first things you should verify prior to purchasing a rechargeable toothbrush is that the head is removable. These toothbrushes usually come with heads in various sizes and bristle formats, allowing for more customized product. When the bristles on a head get worn out, this will allow you to replace the head rather than the entire toothbrush. You also can use different heads for different purposes.

The head should be removable from a rechargable toothbrush.
The head should be removable from a rechargable toothbrush.

The most common cleaning methods of rechargeable toothbrushes are vibrating, rotary, oscillating and sonic. Some research has shown that the best electric toothbrushes use oscillating or sonic technology, but you might prefer a vibrating or rotary action. You can find customer reviews online to help you make your decision.

Budget is another important factor in your search for the best rechargeable toothbrush. As with most other things, you get what you pay for. A quality rechargeable toothbrush typically costs between $60 US Dollars and $150 USD. These might seem very costly, compared to the cost of a manual toothbrush, but a high-quality toothbrush can be capable of giving your teeth that after-the-dentist feeling.

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    • The head should be removable from a rechargable toothbrush.
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      The head should be removable from a rechargable toothbrush.