Top 10 Best Sonic Electric Toothbrushes

Compare the specifications of our top 10 best sonic electric toothbrushes in our comparison table below.

Many of us want clean sparkly white teeth but we don’t brush as well as we should. An effective way to clean our teeth is with a sonic electric toothbrush which is designed to remove stains and naturally whiten teeth in a short period of time. Here are 10 of the best sonic toothbrushes, with the most popular on the market being the Sonicare toothbrush range from Philips.

This table is for sonic electric toothbrushes which uses vibration movements to brush teeth. If you’re after rotating electric toothbrushes which employs rotation-oscillation movements and are generally less expensive, check out our Top 10 Rotating Electric Toothbrushes instead.

 

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Philips
Sonicare HX6511/50

Philips
Sonicare HX9331/04

Philips
Sonicare HX9111/21

Philips
Sonicare HX8911/04

Philips
Sonicare HX6511/44

Philips
Sonicare HX9172/10

Philips
Sonicare HX6511/43

Oral B
TriZone 2000

Oral B
TriZone 600

Philips
Sonicare HX6711/02
 
Philips
Sonicare HX6511/50
Philips
Sonicare HX9331/04
Philips
Sonicare HX9111/21
Philips
Sonicare HX8911/04
Philips
Sonicare HX6511/44
Philips
Sonicare HX9172/10
Philips
Sonicare HX6511/43
Oral B
TriZone 2000
Oral B
TriZone 600
Philips
Sonicare HX6711/02










Avg. Usr Rating
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.3 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.3 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars
3.8 out of 5 stars
Avg. Usr Rating
Plaque Removal Efficiency2 x more than manual brushing5 x more than manual brushing10 x more than manual brushing7 x more than manual brushing2 x more than manual brushing7 x more than manual brushing2 x more than manual brushing2 x more than manual brushing2 x more than manual brushing2 x more than manual brushingPlaque Removal Efficiency
Brush SpeedUp to 31,000 brush strokes per minuteUp to 31,000 brush strokes per minuteUp to 31,000 brush strokes per minuteUp to 31,000 brush strokes per minuteUp to 31,000 brush strokes per minuteUp to 31,000 brush strokes per minuteUp to 31,000 brush strokes per minuteUp to 20,000 brush strokes per minuteUp to 20,000 brush strokes per minuteUp to 31,000 brush strokes per minuteBrush Speed
Cleaning ModesClean• Clean
• Clean & White
• Polish
• Sensitive
• Gum Care
• Clean
• Deep Clean
• White
• Clean
• White
• Clean• Clean
• Clean & White
• Gum Care
• Clean• Daily Clean
• Gum Care
• Daily Clean• Clean
• Clean & White
Cleaning Modes
Intensity SettingsN/ALow / Medium / HighLow / Medium / HighLow / Medium / HighN/ALow / Medium / HighN/AN/AN/AN/AIntensity Settings
Easy Start ProgramEasy Start Program
Pressure SensorPressure Sensor
Full Charge10-12 hrs10-12 hrs10-12 hrs10-12 hrs10-12 hrs10-12 hrs10-12 hrs8 hrs8 hrs10-12 hrsFull Charge
Run Time42 x 2 minute brushings42 x 2 minute brushings42 x 2 minute brushings42 x 2 minute brushings42 x 2 minute brushings42 x 2 minute brushings42 x 2 minute brushings14 x 2 minute brushings14 x 2 minute brushings42 x 2 minute brushingsRun Time
2 Minute Timer2 Minute Timer
Quadpacer TimerQuadpacer Timer
Low Battery IndicatorLow Battery Indicator
Included Brush HeadsProResults StandardDiamondClean StandardAdaptive CleanDiamondClean StandardDiamondClean Standard• InterCare Standard
• InterCare Mini
DiamondClean StandardTriZoneTriZoneProResults StandardIncluded Brush Heads
Included Accessories• 1 x Brush Head
• Charging Stand
• 1 x Brush Head
• Hygienic Travel Cap
• Glass Beaker Charger
• Charging Base
• USB Cord & Wall Adapter
• Travel Case
• 1 x Brush Heads
• Travel Charger
• Hard Travel Case
• 1 x Brush Head
• Charging Stand
• 1 x Brush Head
• Charging Stand
• 2 x Brush Heads
• UV Brush Head Sanitiser
• Charging Stand
• Travel Case
• 1 x Brush Head
• Charging Stand
• 1 x Brush Head
• Charging Stand
• 1 x Brush Head
• Charging Stand
• 1 x Brush Head
• Charging Stand
Included Accessories
Warranty2 years2 years2 years2 years2 years2 years2 years1 year1 year2 yearsWarranty
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Table Info

Average User Rating – This is based on our own research in product testing and user feedback. Clicking on each product takes you to Amazon’s product page where you can read customer reviews on the product you’re interested in.

Best Value / Top Rated / Top Specs / Best Choice – Products that we consider to excel in a certain area such as value for money, reputation or technology have been given one of our aforementioned labels of recognition.

Plaque Removal Efficiency – Manual brushing will remove some plaque from your teeth but with a sonic toothbrush, the removal of plaque is so much more effective. This is due to the vibration and speed which buffs plaque away as well as getting the toothbrush bristles in between gaps in your teeth which is hard to do with a standard toothbrush.

Brush Speed – A sonicare toothbrush has brush speeds of up to 40,000 strokes per minute which is impossible to achieve through manual brushing. This super fast rotation speed covers more surface because the liquids in your mouth is forced into areas that your toothbrush cannot reach ensuring a more thorough clean.

Cleaning Modes – All sonic electric toothbrushes will have the standard cleaning mode which is usually rotate, pulse, oscillate and vibrate. However, there are some fancier models which include extra modes such as massage, whitening, polish, deep clean and sensitive which are ideal when you want to use a different function to suit your oral needs.

Intensity Settings – The standard brush power setting can be quite intense for some people such as the elderly or anyone with sensitive gums. Some sonicare toothbrushes will offer brush settings with reduced power or a sensitive mode so the vibration is less powerful.

Easy Start Program – Not many people will find the transition from a manual toothbrush to a sonic toothbrush to be so smooth. It can be hard to get used to the intense vibration or the tickling sensation. Many sonicare toothbrushes have an Easy-start feature where brushing starts off at a low intensity and gradually increases over the next week or so until you get used to it. It’s also ideal to use when you have inflamed gums.

Pressure Sensor – Too much pressure against your teeth and gums when brushing will damage your gums as it will cause gum recession in the long term. You don’t need to brush hard to remove plaque. Some of the best sonic toothbrushes will have a pressure sensor built in that will sound or stop rotating if you’re pushing it too hard against your gums.

Full Charge – Initially, it can take up to half a day for your sonic electric toothbrush to fully charge but afterwards, it can take anything from 2-8 hours for a full charge depending on what model you buy.

Run Time – On a full charge, sonic toothbrushes can last up to 2 weeks with daily and nightly usage. Some of the best sonic toothbrushes can last just over 3 weeks.

2 Minute Timer – Dentists recommend a minimum brush time of 2 minutes but most people tend to skimp on this without realising. Most sonic toothbrushes will have a 2 minute timer that will sound when you’ve reached that brushing time.

Quadpacer Timer – The quadpacer or interval timer ensures all sections of your mouth is cleaned evenly and thoroughly by beeping every 30 seconds during the 2 minute brush time. Each time it beeps, this means you should move your sonicare toothbrush to another area of your mouth so it can brush that part.

Low Battery Indicator – The majority of sonicare toothbrushes will have a battery indicator that turns a different colour when it’s time to charge. There are some models that also sound to indicate this.

Included Brush Heads – Many sonic electric toothbrushes will only have the one brush head included. There may be another of the same one in some cases but very few will have a different type of brush head included for you to try out. Before buying your toothbrush, it may be a good idea to check what other types of brush heads are available by reading sonic toothbrush reviews to see which brush head is best for your needs.

Indicator Bristles – Like a manual toothbrush, sonic toothbrush heads will usually have indicator bristles which are coloured and will fade overtime to remind you when it’s time to change the head.

Price – If you want to know the price of any of the models, just click on the Buy Now button or Check Price and you’ll be redirected to the product page on Amazon.co.uk. The reason we don’t put prices is because they constantly change and there are so many sellers offering different prices.

Comparing Rotating and Sonic Toothbrushes

You may think a standard rotating electric toothbrush can do the same job because anything is better than manual brushing right? No, that’s not the case here. A sonicare toothbrush and normal electric toothbrush differs in:

  • Rotation Speed – An electric toothbrush will have rotation speeds of up to 7,500 brush strokes per minute whereas a sonicare toothbrush has brush speeds of between 30,000 to 40,000.
  • Teeth & Gum Coverage – With the higher speed from sonic toothbrushes, it helps to power saliva and toothpaste to hard to reach areas below the teeth and gum line without the brush bristles even touching it.
  • Vibration Intensity – Rotating electric toothbrushes has little to no vibration as it just oscillates and rotates so you would move it around your mouth to brush. But a sonic electric toothbrush has an intense vibration which means all you need to do is hold it against your teeth for a really good scrub without effort.

Just check out the best sonic toothbrush reviews and electric rotating toothbrush reviews and you will see for yourself just how different they are from each other.

 

A Final Word

Although the majority and the best sonic toothbrushes are made by Philips since they pioneered the sonic technology, there are some other decent sonic electric toothbrushes on the market that do just as well too.

There’s no way of trying out electric toothbrushes before buying so it may be a good idea to check out some sonic toothbrush reviews to see if it’s the right one for you.

Watch the short video above to see how a sonic electric toothbrush works, and some tips on how to use it effectively.

Top 10 Best Sonic Electric Toothbrushes