Make teeth brushing more effective with an Oral-B iO Electric Toothbrush

Are electric toothbrushes better than manual teeth brushing?

Hands down, an electric toothbrush is the way to go. But here's the deal - not all electric toothbrushes are created equal.

Electric toothbrushes are becoming increasingly popular as more people choose to switch from manual brushing to electric. It's a fact that electric toothbrushes are more effective at cleaning your teeth than manual brushing, and they can help you brush your teeth more thoroughly in less time.

Studies have found that electric toothbrush users spend an average of two minutes brushing their teeth, which is recommended by dentists for proper oral hygiene. The great news is that brushing your teeth with an electric toothbrush for 2 minutes is like brushing your teeth with a regular manual toothbrush for 7 minutes! This will give you the best clean for all areas of your mouth.

This extra time spent brushing with an electric toothbrush helps reduce plaque buildup and cavities. In addition, electric models come with useful features like timers, pressure sensors, and multiple brush heads for a deeper clean that manual brushes cannot provide. Overall, electric toothbrushes offer many advantages over manual ones and can help you keep your teeth healthy and clean.


Which electric toothbrush has the best customer reviews?

I'm not getting paid for this article, but I should! I'm one of Oral-B iO’s biggest fans and apparently, a lot of other people are too.  I’m a big fan of Oral-B electric toothbrushes in general but they have really made an excellent toothbrush with their Oral-B iO series.

This toothbrush has quickly become one of the most popular oral care products, and with good reason. Reviews of this are overwhelmingly positive, praising its features and design. This is a "smart toothbrush" that uses new technology to make brushing easier and more effective.

It has a pressure sensor that warns you when you’re brushing too hard, a timer to help you reach that two-minute dentist-recommended brushing time and an oscillating brush head that cleans your teeth more thoroughly. According to reviews (and my own experience), it really helps reduce plaque build-up and gingivitis.

What I love about it

  1. The minute timer is extremely useful. Unlike other toothbrushes that only buzz after every 30 seconds to tell you to switch quadrants. This one gives you the total brush time notification. When you're tired, it's hard to remember what 30-second interval you are on. With this toothbrush, you don't have to count.
  2. When two minutes are up, it gives you a happy face! Yes, I think positive reinforcement is important. I’m proof of this. If I brushed for only 1 minute and 45 seconds, you better believe that I will brush for 15 more seconds to get that happy face. Getting that happy face makes you want to see it through to the end.
  3. The phone app is a game-changer! The app shows you where you missed a spot. If you don't want your toothbrush connected to your phone, there's a feature just for you. The toothbrush lets you know when you brushed all surfaces of your teeth by giving you a happy face with stars in the eyes if you've brushed all the surfaces. If you missed a spot and brushed for 2 minutes, you get a normal happy face… to get the stars in the eyes you need to go back and figure out which area you missed by brushing more intently. The app just makes it more convenient because it shows the spots.
  4. You can actually feel the different brushing modes. I never feel a difference with other toothbrushes. With the Oral-B iO electric toothbrush, you definitely feel the difference. The “intense” mode feels just like that… intense! The “sensitive” mode is actually more gentle and so on.
  5. It really removes stains! This is huge for me. I knew I enjoyed using the toothbrush but my associate sealed the deal for me when she told me it removed a stubborn stain she had on her teeth. There are so many patients that suffer from stains on their teeth from coffee and tea. This toothbrush is the answer to stubborn stains.

The complete Oral-B iO features list

  1. Cleaning Modes: 8 different cleaning modes for customized oral care, including Daily Clean, Gum Care, Sensitive, Whitening, Pro-Clean, Tongue Cleaning, Super Sensitive and Deep Clean.
  2. Smart Pressure Sensor: Automatically reduces brushing speed and power when too much pressure is applied to protect gums and enamel.
  3. Timer & Pause: 2-minute timer with 30-second quadrant timer interval pauses to ensure thorough brushing of each quadrant of your mouth.
  4. Wireless Charging: Conveniently charges the toothbrush handle wirelessly so you can always have a fully charged brush ready to go when you need it most.
  5. App Connectivity: Connects wirelessly to the Oral-B App* for personalized coaching, real time feedback and helpful reminders for improved brushing habits over time.
  6. LED Display: Illuminated display on the handle that shows current cleaning mode with an intuitive color system to indicate battery level and remaining cleaning time during use.
  7. Waterproof Design: Fully waterproof handle makes it easy to clean in the sink or take in the shower for extra convenience and hygiene benefits.


if you want a better smile and better dental hygiene, I highly recommend investing in the Oral-B iO electric toothbrush. You'll get that professional clean feeling every day and have better overall oral health. Make sure you brush twice a day and I guarantee you'll have teeth so clean that you'll never go back to a regular toothbrush again.

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