These are the products I recommend to my patients and family, and also use myself. All meet my rigorous safety and testing standards. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Enjoy!
The Goby is what I recommend for anyone who’s concerned about plaque buildup and/or staining or is under age 40. The oscillatory motion is best for those needs, and the subscription model increases the chances you’ll change your toothbrush head often, which is essential for any toothbrush to prevent enamel and gum damage. Here’s my full review of the Goby if you’d like to read more. My readers save 10% off the entire order with the code ASKTHEDENTIST.
Bluetooth connectivity gives you real-time feedback on your brushing technique, which I personally love and recommend to anyone who’s working on their brushing technique or anyone who loves data. You can watch my YouTube review of the DiamondClean to learn more.
This is the manual brush I recommend to everyone because it excels in multiple categories: gum recession, sensitivity, bleeding gums. The wide massaging head helps prevent recession and sensitivity since the forces are spread over a great surface area, the design reduces toothbrush waste by 93% because you keep the same handle and just replace the heads. I also travel with the Radius Travel, which has the exact same head as the regular model.
Yes, it’s possible to get a great electric toothbrush for just $20. This is the one I’ve been recommending for over 20 years to my patients. It’s a single-setting brush with no frills, and it does the job safely. As with any toothbrush, just make sure to replace those toothbrush heads every 4-6 weeks to avoid gum or enamel damage!
Sonic toothbrush vibrations help to break up particles of food and bacteria in the open spaces of teeth exposed by gum recession. Since recession can’t be reversed, it’s vital to slow it down as much as possible. The subscription service ensures the head gets replaced often. My readers get 10% off with the code ASKTHEDDS. Click here to read my full review of the Boka brush.