We compare two leading connected toothbrushes to see which is better for your oral health.

Bluetooth brushes pros and cons

Oral-B Genius Pro 8000

($269.99, amazon.ca)

  • Comes with three round brush-head options.
  • Offers six brushing modes, including tongue cleaner and gum care.
  • The app uses position detection and motion sensors via your phone’s camera to offer feedback while you brush for the best clean.
  • Offers the option to export your brushing history to your dentist to personalize your brushing program (don't worry; it won't tattle on you if you don't want to tell).
  • Phone dead? Brush sans app and receive real-time feedback via the handle’s 360 SmartRing light, then sync your sessions later.

Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum

($199.99, amazon.ca)

  • Brush head features gel sides to reduce pressure on gums.
  • Three brushing modes and intensity options for a total of nine combinations.
  • The app tracks technique, pressure and location via brush sensors for personalized feedback.
  • Onscreen alerts tell you how to correct for technique.
  • Miss a spot? The touch-up feature shows you where you need to go back to get a complete clean.

Verdict

While the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum brush allows for greater customization in brushing modes and intensities, the Oral-B Genius Pro 8000 allows you to better review your habits with your dentist using the app's export feature. This will allow you to better diagnose any brushing and gum concerns and receive an individualized brushing plan. Your dentist can even input their brushing recommendations using the app so that you're reminded of their instructions each time you brush, allowing you to take complete control of your oral health.