Can you recommend a good affordable Electric Toothbrush?

Hi all,

My electric toothbrush is on its way out and needs replacing, but there are now so many options it's impossible to get my head around.

I don't really want to spend more than £50 on a new one (ideally even less!) and hopefully might get something in the sales.

Can you recommend anything?

Thanks
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  • Emmia
    Emmia Posts: 2,962
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    edited 24 November 2023 at 12:35PM
    I have an Oral b 3, 3500 - which you can normally find for around £35 

     Oral-B Pro 3 Electric Toothbrushes For Adults, Christmas Gifts For Women / Him, 1 Cross Action Toothbrush Head & Mondrian Travel Case, 3 Modes with Teeth Whitening, 2 Pin UK Plug, 3500 https://amzn.eu/d/9ZIppKw

  • Toothsmith
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    Would completely agree with the above post.

    Oral B every time - get one that would normally be £50-£60 on a good offer (There's always a good offer on somewhere) Look for one with a pressure sensor, like this one has.

    Make sure you only use Oral B heads on it (Not cheap knock off ones) - but they are often on offer as well - so get a few when they are. Make sure you change the heads at a decent interval of about 10 - 12 weeks as well (and set that on a phone to remind you, or on your calendar - it flies by)
    How to find a dentist.
    1. Get recommendations from friends/family/neighbours/etc.
    2. Once you have a short-list, VISIT the practices - dont just phone. Go on the pretext of getting a Practice Leaflet.
    3. Assess the helpfulness of the staff and the level of the facilities.
    4. Only book initial appointment when you find a place you are happy with.
  • Katiehound
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    Have a look at Superdrug current offers (extra 10% off for Black Friday w/e)
    cheapest Oral B replacement heads are 8 for £13.?? - £1.74 each

    There's a O.B Pro 3 300 for £34.99 in white. RRP £100

    https://www.superdrug.com/black-friday-electric-toothbrushes-deals/c/black-friday-electric-toothbrushes-deals
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  • Oral B every time. You can find new toothbrush heads from 43p each on Amazon, they maybe soft but they will last for about a month and a half.
  • McKneff
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    Oral b all the way but don't be tempted to buy fake teplacement heads. 

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  • Colgate.  Very affordable at around £25 and last for a very long time, I think my current one is around 3 years old.  Also clean your teeth very well!
  • Grumpy_chap
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    Oral B seems well recommended on this thread.
    I've never had an electric toothbrush but saw the Dentist last week, who recommended I use an electric toothbrush and suggested the Philips Sonicare 7900 because of the gum care settings.  That is £90, even with Black Friday pricing.
    Is the Oral B linked by @Emmia just as good?  That is 1/3rd the price and also seems to have the gum care setting.
  • Emmia
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    Colgate.  Very affordable at around £25 and last for a very long time, I think my current one is around 3 years old.  Also clean your teeth very well!
    Hopefully you've been replacing the heads every 3 months... And you're not still on the original head.
  • Emmia
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    edited 26 November 2023 at 8:52AM
    If anyone might be in the market for two toothbrushes... Then the twin pack often saves about £10 as opposed to buying separately

    Deal of the day: Oral-B Pro 3 2x Electric Toothbrushes For Adults, Christmas Gifts For Women / Him, 2 Handles & 2 Cross Action Toothbrush Heads, 3 Modes, Teeth Whitening, gum pressure 2 Pin Plug, 3900, Black & Pink https://amzn.eu/d/g5UWdoe

    I've also seen 2x black, and 1 white & 1 black as the options, but they're less common (and sometimes more expensive) than black & pink
  • Emmia said:
    Colgate.  Very affordable at around £25 and last for a very long time, I think my current one is around 3 years old.  Also clean your teeth very well!
    Hopefully you've been replacing the heads every 3 months... And you're not still on the original head.
    Well it is a money saving Forum!! 😂 - Yes I might have changed the head once or twice!
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