The electric toothbrush with over 8,000 reviews is 60% off today

It doesn't boast many fancy features, making it budget-friendly, but it's still a fantastic toothbrush.

Sonic vibration cleans teeth on its own

There's no need to vigorously brush back and forth. The toothbrush creates a strong vibration, capable of whisking away plaque without making gums bleed.

The timer helps me brush longer

To me, two minutes seems like a long time, but that's how long the American Dental Association recommends people brush their teeth.The Sonicare Essence has a built-in two-minute timer that activates each time I turn it on. So I brush until it automatically shuts off.
It also helps me save money on toothpaste because the brush is fairly small.Aline Peres Martins

It's a good balance between price and quality

I've been using electric toothbrushes for a while. About two years ago, I read that harsh brushing could injure gums (yikes). Then, one day, my gums bled as I tried to remove the gunk behind my teeth.

My traditional toothbrush had to go.

At first, I settled on a $5 Oral B toothbrush, which gave out after a few months of use.

Then, I got a $100 Colgate Smart toothbrush as a gift. I used it for a few months. But I wasn't a huge fan of the brush shape; it never seemed to clean thoroughly and the smart tech kind of freaked me out.The Sonicare Essence — a $25 toothbrush from the same line as the $200 DiamondClean — is better than both the $5 Oral B and $100 Colgate brushes.

Bottom line: Is it worth it?

It may not be the prettiest toothbrush, but it sure is effective!Aline Peres Martins

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When my Sonicare Essencedies (it hasn't yet), I'll buy another Sonicare toothbrush.

If you just want a basic electric toothbrush that thoroughly cleans your teeth, this is the way to go.

It features a traditionally shaped brush head, a tilted design to make it easy to reach back molars, a two-week battery life and a strong sonic vibration.

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