Give your smile a little extra with the best electric toothbrush in Australia for 2024

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This guide was last updated on 5 February 2024. See more.

You only get one set of (adult) teeth. So it makes sense to keep them in the best possible condition with the best electric toothbrush.

The truth is that according to dental experts, electric toothbrushes don’t necessarily deliver a better clean. If you brush properly and not too hard, a good old fashioned manual toothbrush is just as effective.

However, for many people, electric toothbrushes can make the process simpler. Integrated timers, and the automated brushing action can be helpful for people with arthritis or other conditions.

Not all electric toothbrushes offer the same functionality though. You can find models powered by a simple AAA battery that do little more than vibrate.

Or you can get high-tech models that come with a connected app to give you a full breakdown of your brushing habits.

Which model is best? It’s hard to say, and you should consider having a conversation with your dentist if you have any concerns.

But to help the process along, we have done the research, consolidating the products recommended by top ranking pages on Google.

The end result is this list of the four best electric toothbrush models in Australia.

These are the best electric toothbrush models in Australia right now:

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean 9000

Recommended by 6/8 review sites

For a well-balanced cleaning experience, the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean 9000 offers impressive performance.

It’s straightforward to use, with a range of cleaning modes and a convenient carry case.

It comes with Bluetooth functionality as well, so you can get feedback on your brushing style and tips on how when to replace the brush head from the app.

Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4300

Recommended by 4/8 review sites

Philips offers a wide range of electric toothbrush models for all types of budgets, but still delivers on the performance front.

The ProtectiveClean 4300 offers solid battery life, with two intensity settings and a pressure sensor to make sure you’re cleaning properly.

The replacement heads can get a little pricey, but the performance on offer from this toothbrush makes the expense worth it.

Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 5100

Recommended by 3/8 review sites

This mid-range electric toothbrush from Philips offers three different cleaning modes, including a gum care mode to look after your gums and a whitening mode for removing surface stains.

Like most electric toothbrushes there is an in-built 2-minute timer, and 30 second pulses will help remind you to move around your mouth.

An inbuilt pressure sensor will make a pulsing sound to let you know if you are pressing too hard as well, ensuring this toothbrush is perfect for sensitive areas.

Philips Sonicare Prestige 9900

Recommended by 3/8 review sites

The Sonicare Prestige 9900 from Philips is the flagship product in the brand’s lineup of electric toothbrushes.

The sensors in this toothbrush detect your personal style of brushing and adapt the vibration to best suit your style. If you brush too hard, it will reduce the vibration.

A connected app will help improve your brushing technique, guiding you through the process of getting the best possible clean.

Oral-B Pro 2 2000

Recommended by 3/8 review sites

With its slim handle that is easy to hold while brushing, the Pro 2 2000 from Oral-B is the brand’s most recommended electric toothbrush.

It will give you more than two weeks of battery life from a full charge, and offers two cleaning modes for regular brushing and those needing a sensitive clean.

A visible pressure sensor will make it clear when you are pressing too hard, while the timer helps guide you through the cleaning process for a proper clean.

You can also take a look at our roundup of the best Oral-B electric toothbrush models in Australia.


How we chose the best electric toothbrushes

Review sites – including this one – are subjective by nature. Everybody has a different opinion of what is best.

So to try and counter the fact that every best guide on the internet has a different opinion of what is best, we approached our list by combining the results of some of the top sites recommending electric toothbrushes on the market today.

To determine this list, we followed the same journey most consumers would follow: we went to Google.

We searched for “Best electric toothbrush Australia” and identified eight of the top results. It’s important to note that Google results can change often. The full list of sites we referenced is outlined below.

Referenced sites:

We listed out all of the electric toothbrush models listed on each site, tidying up any slight differences in spelling or naming for consistency.

We calculated the frequency in which each product was mentioned across those eight guides. The more frequently a product is mentioned, the more agreement there is between experts reviewing these products that it is, indeed one of the best products available.

We set a minimum of three mentions across all eight guides to be eligible for inclusion here.

Before we created this page we took some time to remove products that are either unavailable, or difficult to find in Australia.

We also leveraged our own experience with products to ensure that we wouldn’t be recommending any product that doesn’t deliver.


Best electric toothbrush buying guide

An electric toothbrush in a bathroom with a small green plant behind it

Whether you decide to buy one of the electric toothbrush models above or something completely different, these are the things you should consider before spending your money.

Rechargeable? Or replaceable battery?

Electric toothbrushes need power to work. And so you can opt for a model that is powered by a small AA or AAA battery that you can replace as needed, or a rechargeable model.

Typically, models that use a replaceable battery are cheaper, though may not offer as big a vibration. You will have to factor in the ongoing cost of replacing batteries though, which can add up.

Rechargeable models will need to be plugged in to be recharged. If you don’t have easy access to a power point in your bathroom, that could make it a bit more challenging for you.

Cleaning action

Choosing the right type of electric toothbrush is important. There are four different types to consider: Vibrating, rotating, oscillating or multi-directional.

Vibrating simple adds a vibration action to your toothbrush. Rotating spins the head around in a circle. Oscillating heads spin around in one direction then the other, while multi-directional moves on both a vertical and horizontal vibration.

No type is necessarily better for cleaning than any other. For the most part, it’s a question of personal preference and comfort.

Timer

At a bare minimum, ensure your electric toothbrush has a timer function. This means you brush for the recommended two minutes every time.

Replaceable heads

Any electric toothbrush you buy should have the ability to replace the heads. If it doesn’t, you will need to buy a whole new toothbrush every few months. This would obviously get quite expensive.

You should also consider the ease of buying replacement heads and their price.

Connected app

You don’t actually need a connected app to brush your teeth properly, but more premium models do have apps that can help you make sure you are brushing properly.

Pressure sensor

One of the biggest risks of using an electric toothbrush is that you will push too hard on your gums, damaging them in the process.

Some models of toothbrush come with integrated pressure sensors that alert you when brushing too hard, or automatically adapt the vibration to lessen the impact.

Price

Whether you’re going for the cheapest option or a top of the line product, an electric toothbrush is an investment compare to manual toothbrushes.

Consider your budget before buying. If you have any concerns, you should certainly speak to your dentist before you buy to make sure an electric toothbrush is right for you.


Update history
  • 27 January 2023 – First Published
  • 26 April 2023 – Updated the number of recommendations for products. Removed Quip, Philips Sonicare 6100, Oral-B iO Series 9. Added Philips Sonicare DiamondClean 9000, Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 5100 and Oral-B Pro 2 2000.
  • 31 July 2023 – Updated the number of recommendations for products.
  • 5 February 2024 – Updated the number of recommendations for products. Added the Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4300.

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  • Nick Broughall

    Nick is the founder and editor of BTTR. He is an award winning product reviewer, who has spent the last 20 years writing, editing and publishing technology and consumer content for brands like Finder, Gizmodo and TechRadar.

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