How to Take Care of an Electric Toothbrush

We’ve all been there, sat in the dentist's chair, and after they are done poking around in your mouth they say the words we have all heard, you should really consider getting an electric toothbrush. Many of us just never get around to buying one, but for some of us it's yet another gadget that can be hard to use. Well that isn't necessarily true, electric toothbrushes are easier to take care of than you think. So take a look at our list of all the advantages of owning one and how you can easily take care of it, so both your teeth and your dentist will be happy.

The Advantages of an Electric Toothbrush

Oral Health

First and foremost, the number one advantage of owning an electric toothbrush is that it improves your overall oral health. That’s right, it isn’t just there to take care of your teeth, you can also look forward to cleaner and healthier gums as well as better hygiene for your tongue.

Bad breath

This is one that I think we are all afraid of, having bad breath. But with an electric toothbrush that can be a thing of the past. A deeper clean means fresher breath as it gets to all the places a normal brush doesn’t and can remove all the food debris that might be making your breath a little less fresh.

Does the work for you

Not only does an electric toothbrush give you a deeper clean, it also does it without requiring nearly as much effort as it does to get the same clean manually. It takes all of the guesswork out of brushing your teeth and means that you can put the brush down knowing you have got the maximum clean with the minimum effort.

How to Look After Your Brush

So now you know all of the great reasons to buy a brush, you might be thinking, now what? Well here are some handy tips and tricks that you can use to make sure you extend the life of your toothbrush for as long as possible.


This might seem like an obvious one but you should rinse the brush thoroughly after use. This not only removes excess toothpaste, but also dislodges any leftover debris from the brush that might have built up. You should also avoid pressing too hard as this damages both the brush head and your teeth.


When you are finished with the brush you should store it in an upright position to allow the brush to dry properly.

Ongoing Tips

It is important to remember to replace the head every 3 months and you should also let the battery drain completely before recharging. When you get the brush for the first time it is important to leave it to charge for at least 10 hours before using it. This extends the life of your battery and therefore your brush.

If you are in the mood for some improved brushing and overall dental hygiene, you have to consider getting an electric toothbrush. If you are (understandably) feeling a bit lost among all the different makes and models out there, we have reviewed the best electric toothbrush to make it easier for you.

About the Author Harry Thompson

Gaining a BSc Honours in building/ property maintenance at the University of Portsmouth Harry went into the field of renovating properties. Along the journey, he has developed a wide variety of home & garden DIY skills such as installing new kitchens and landscaping gardens.