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2470 West Ray Road Suite 1, Chandler, AZ 85224

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Best Toothbrushes for Stocking Stuffers

Posted by Editor in , , on December 16, 2017

Clementines, oranges and sugary treats might be common stocking stuffers, but they all wreak havoc on your teeth. If you’re looking for small, affordable and useful gifts, check out the best-reviewed toothbrushes of 2017. has ranked scores of brushes, and they make fantastic gifts for the entire family. (If you have little ones, pick up a fun, colorful and character-laden new brush or two for the coming year).

In total, there were 70 contenders for best brush of the year, and participants narrowed it down to the top seven. The “Best overall” is Oral-B Black 7000 with SmartGuide. It’s an electric, rechargeable option with techie features including a wireless SmartGuide. With the pressure sensor, you’ll get feedback on your brushing in real-time, and there are six options to personalize your cleaning.

Here are the six other smart picks to “brush up on” for your holiday shopping:

  1. Oral-B ProfessionalCare SmartSeries 5000 with SmartGuide
  2. Philips Sonicare DiamondClean
  3. Oral-B ProfessionalCare 1000
  4. Philips Sonicare Flexcare Platinum
  5. Philips Sonicare Essence
  6. Oral-B Deep Sweep 5000 with SmartGuide

As you can see, Oral-B is making a clean sweep of the top list, and with good reason. Oral-B is a trusted, reputable brand that many dentists (including yours truly) recommends. Philips is another great brand, known for high-tech devices and innovation.

However, don’t simply go by the reviews when choosing a new toothbrush. Start by considering whether you’d really use an electric toothbrush and keep up with any maintenance. The type of head you need in terms of bristle stiffness and sheer size is also a factor. Ask your dentist which is best for you.

Some adults benefit from using a child’s brush to reach their wisdom teeth—adult tooth brushes simply don’t always get into those back crevices. An angled brush might help you get under the gumlines. And you’d be surprised how many adults are actually a better match for a soft brush, even though they’ve been using “hard” their entire lives.

Schedule your final cleaning of the year and make the most of dental insurance benefits. While you’re there, ask for recommendations and get those stockings stuffed.