With Christmas round the corner, finding the perfect gift for everyone may prove to be difficult. Fear not, help is at hand! We have a perfect high-tech gift suggestion to guarantee a bright smile for everyone on your gift list (and their dentists!): an electric toothbrush.
We’ve got a great range of electric toothbrushes available at Wilkos, and they are a great choice for someone who has everything already. There are loads of great choices, but some of our favourites are the Oral-B Professional Care 600 and the Oral-B Tri-Zone 600 (or you can see our full range here).
As an added Christmas bonus, you can find savings of up to £25 both in Wilko stores and online on selected Oral-B Electric Toothbrushes.
Are electric toothbrushes actually better for your teeth?
The British Dental Health Foundation say that electric toothbrushes are up to 25 percent more effective at removing plaque and bacteria than traditional toothbrushes.
Studies also show that people are more likely to brush their teeth for longer amounts of time with an electric toothbrush due to the novelty factor. The power of the toothbrush itself plus the longer brushing time are both helpful when it comes to fighting tooth-decay and gum disease-causing dental plaque and bacteria.
Even if you’re not inclined to brush longer just because you have an electric toothbrush, the Oral B Professional Care and Tri-Zone ranges come equipped with a built-in timer to let you know when you’ve brushed for the full two minutes that dentists recommend.
Additionally, many top-of-the-line electric toothbrushes include a built-in pressure detection system to alert you when you’re brushing too hard or not hard enough. Because of this, it’s safe to say that electric toothbrushes do more for your teeth than traditional brushes do.
Which one is right for me?
To choose the right electric toothbrush for you or your loved one, you first need to consider his or her needs and your budget, but whatever your budget, we have toothbrushes for all price ranges, from Wilko’s battery-powered model (£2.90) to Oral-B’s Professional Care 4000 (£149.99), featuring 3D technology!
If you have specific dental needs check out the features for specific brushing modes such as daily clean, sensitive for gentler cleaning, polish to remove stains and a deep clean mode for a 3 minute deeper clean.
And don’t forget…!
Replacement brush heads (from £8.98)
Get into all the gaps between your teeth, where plaque builds up, with interdental brushes (from £1.98) and dental floss. Then swish around with mouthwash for a really clean feeling!
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