Goby vs Sonicare & Oral-B

Goby vs Sonicare & Oral-B

Introduction

When buying an electric toothbrush, you can rarely go too far wrong if you were to pick up a Sonicare or Oral-B model for yourself.

However, there are a number of new challengers that are taking on these well-known brands by delivering slightly different products and supporting services.

US company Goby is just one example.

There are many appealing elements to Goby’s offering, but should you put your trust and hand your cash over to them, rather than very reputable Sonicare and Oral-B?

In this article, I will be making a comparison between Goby, Philips Sonicare and Braun Oral-B to help you understand which brand you should ultimately opt for.

I’ll jump straight in with my overall verdict, then explain in detail how I got there.

Electric Teeth Verdict

Fundamentally what separates Goby from the other brands is their subscription model. It is fair to say that they are more closely aligned to Quip and Burst. In fact, Goby is in my eyes the best subscription toothbrush you can buy right now.

Ignore the subscription model and Oral-B’s brushes are the best alternative.

You can find our recommendations for the best Sonicare & Oral-B brushes here.

You can buy Goby here or read our full Goby review.

Goby vs Sonicare & Oral-B: the short answers

I know you might be short of time and want simple answers to help make your purchasing decision.

I have therefore answered 12 commonly asked questions below, to give you a quick reference point as to which brand might be for you.

  • Which has the best brushing technology? Oral-B
  • Which has the best design? Sonicare
  • Which offers the most features? Sonicare
  • Which is quietest? Sonicare
  • Which has the most accessories? Oral-B
  • Which has the best battery life? Sonicare
  • Which is the most innovative? Sonicare
  • Which is the best quality? Sonicare
  • Which is the cheapest? Oral-B
  • Which is best for families? Oral-B
  • Which is best for travelers? Sonicare
  • Which has the best warranty? Goby

Please note: At the time of writing, Goby offer just one model of toothbrush, whilst Sonicare and Oral-B have many different models of toothbrush. This article is not a comprehensive model by model comparison, but instead a higher level overview as to how newer brand Goby competes with the well known Sonicare and Oral-B, in an effort to aid you in your decision-making process.

Every effort is made to be impartial, but the questions answered inevitably lead to some personal opinion being considered. The answers are subjective and really don’t tell the whole story. It would be worthwhile to read the remainder of the article to really decide which is best for you.

Goby vs Oral-B vs Sonicare Electric Toothbrush [USA]

Goby vs Sonicare & Oral-B: which is best?

Oral-B is the best.

Do a quick tally of my responses to the questions above and Sonicare would appear to be the brand to go for, so why do I declare Oral-B as the best?

My experience tells me that most people want a toothbrush that cleans well, looks good, is simple to use and doesn’t cost too much. Based on this Oral-B is the overall winner, as more often than not their brushes and offerings tick the boxes for more people.

The problem with the answers to the questions above is that they don’t necessarily tell the whole story and much depends on your personal circumstances and opinion.

The bottom line is that Goby, Sonicare or Oral-B are all good brands and offer some excellent electric toothbrushes. None are bad to the extent that they should be avoided.

Read on to really understand the differences and why Oral-B gets my vote.

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Subscription vs outright purchase -- the big differentiator

The overarching difference between Goby, Sonicare and Oral-B is that Goby is centered around being offered to you and me on a subscription model.

Think of Goby like the Netflix, Amazon Prime or Spotify of the electric toothbrush market.

Where once you were expected to go out and buy replacement brush heads when you needed them, now they are delivered to you at regular intervals when the head should ideally be replaced.

The subscription continues until such time as you cancel it.

Sonicare and Oral-B, on the other hand, don’t offer this approach. You go out and buy the toothbrush and the heads as and when you need them.

Whilst you can make one-off outright purchases with Goby, it is more cost-effective to subscribe.

With the subscription comes the convenience and reliability that you don’t necessarily get if you opt for Sonicare or Oral-B.

Both have their pros and cons and one may appeal to you more than another.

In this guide, I present as much information as possible for you to become better informed on which brand is more suited to you and why.

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Goby vs Sonicare & Oral-B: which brushes in each range are equivalent?

If you were not already aware, at the time of writing Goby have just one model of electric toothbrush.

That one model does come in a variety of different colors, but technically each variant is the same.

Sonicare and Oral-B have many different models within their range, each offering different features at a different price point.

Whilst each brand’s toothbrushes are slightly different, the most closely aligned models are the Oral-B Pro 1000 and the Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100.

This article will make reference to these models throughout.

If you would like to know the differences between Goby and any other specific model from Sonicare or Oral-B, I can happily help.  If you leave a comment at the end of this article or you contact us here at Electric Teeth.

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Goby vs Sonicare & Oral-B: the long answers

Whilst I gave my answer to each of the questions presented earlier, the reality is that for some of those questions it is not quite as simple as selecting just one brand that is better.

Personal opinion, experience, needs and wants all come into play, which makes giving a precise answer more difficult.

Why do some people drive a Dodge and others a Ford? Why do some people go for designer label clothes over unbranded products?

The reality is there are different driving factors for us all in the decisions we make; from quality to budget, and from needs to wants.

I wish now to explain each answer with detailed reasoning so that YOU can make YOUR OWN conclusions with some facts and data to support them.

Which has the best brushing technology?

In my short answers, I said Oral-B.

Simply put, Oral-B win in this category because the clinical evidence supports the case that Oral-B is best.

In fairness to Goby, I do not believe any studies have as yet taken place, comparing their cleaning results to Sonicare and Oral-B.

Sadly for Goby, they also do not have yet the American Dental Association (ADA) seal of acceptance for this brush, as Sonicare and Oral-B do for many of theirs. (I think this might be a cost related issue to the approval process rather than it not technically being capable of achieving the seal).

My own hands-on testing has confirmed that my teeth always feel cleanest when I have used an Oral-B electric toothbrush.

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Now, whilst many would argue that clinical studies are the best benchmark to compare the brushing technology by, I do think there is a little more to it than this.

What might technically be the best, is not always best for you.

You need to find the product that works best in your circumstances and makes you want to brush.

Electric toothbrushes are better than manual toothbrushes for removing plaque. Used correctly, a manual brush is perfectly sufficient.

The electric toothbrush brings many benefits however, the biggest being the efficacy with which it cleans.

So, if you are going to take advantage of the improved cleaning power, you might as well use the brush best able to remove that plaque and bacteria right?!

Many people say that the cleaning action of the Oral-B brushes can feel a bit harsh or aggressive, I do agree, but I like this personally.

Sonicare feels much more gentle on the teeth and gums, and it is not uncommon for the sensation to be considered ticklish by some people.

What sets Sonicare and Oral-B apart is the brush head size and cleaning action.

Sonicare brush heads are larger than Oral-B’s and the bristles have a sweeping action, moving from side to side with long strokes.

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Oral-B, on the other hand, has an oscillating-rotating and pulsating action, which uses shorter rounded strokes to clean the teeth and gums.

Whilst there are no pulsations, Goby uses the small round heads just like Oral-B with the same oscillating-rotating cleaning action. The brushing sensation, therefore, feels very similar between Oral-B and Goby.

The smaller size of Oral-B and Goby brush heads makes the brush slightly easier to move in and around tight spaces in the mouth and I also think easier to follow the model of the tooth by tooth cleaning, which applies with electric toothbrushes.

The Goby toothbrush offers two different cleaning modes, the standard mode at 9,000 oscillations per minute and a sensitive mode that runs at 7,500 movements per minute. This is very closely aligned with the speeds at which an Oral-B brush head moves on their cleaning modes.

Aiding Oral-B are the pulsations, a third dimension to the clean that really works to deliver the best results.

Sonicare brush heads have 62,000 movements or 31,000 brush strokes which sounds much faster, but the cleaning action is different.

Whether you are a new or existing electric toothbrush the cleaning action feels strong enough from all brands that it is doing something more than a manual brush might.

Yes, I like Oral-B, but Goby and Sonicare are still very good and when used correctly will bring dental health benefits.

Which has the best design?

In my short answers, I said Sonicare.

Goby comes in a wonderful array of colors to suit different peoples tastes.

Many Oral-B and Sonicare brushes do too come in different color options today also.

However, color is just one element of the design.

All the models have slight material and design differences, but as a general rule, I feel the design of Sonicare brush handles looks, feels and performs best.

None of these brushes are radical redesigns of the electric toothbrush like Amabrush might be, but they all have their own subtle differences that make them unique.

Goby has implemented a teardrop look to the brush handle, which means the brush must be placed in the provided stand in order for it to be stood upright.  The rounded base means it will not sit flat on a countertop like Oral-B and Sonicare handles do.

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Plastic tends to be the primary material used for producing all of these brushes, but Goby have wrapped the edges in a grippy rubber material and even have a couple of models with metallic front and rear panels.

Oral-B often uses a more clinical looking gloss white plastic, with a soft rubber grip positioned on the front of the brush handle.

The design of Oral-B’s models do differ as you go up the range, but the most cost-effective models lack a little on the premium finishing touches.

Philips somehow manage to build into their brushes a certain level of quality and prestige, even on the cheaper models.

It is hard to describe, but even less expensive or feature-rich models feel great with paint finishes to the plastic that is grippy and allows the brush handle to have a more minimal and elegant design, yet remains functional.

If you invest in the most premium models, that can easily cost you a couple of hundred dollars, the materials and build quality really stands out within the Sonicare range. There is an overall, fit, finish and attention to detail that you simply can’t ignore.

For your reference, the color options of the brush handle from Goby are as follows:

  • Classic kits
    • Midnight blue
    • Blue
    • Tangerine
  • Monochrome kits
    • Black
    • Rose
    • Glacier
  • Metallic kits
    • Gold
    • Rose gold

The choices available for Sonicare and Oral-B depends on which particular model you are interested in.

For the sake of comparison though, Oral-B’s Pro 1000 which is similar to Goby comes in an all white or a black and white color option, whereas the 4100 from Sonicare comes in either a white and mint or black and white option.

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Which offers the most features?

In my short answers, I said Sonicare.

This is, of course, a bit of a sweeping generalization as it ultimately depends on what Sonicare model you are comparing to Goby.

However, if you take the most premium Sonicare and compare it to Goby, there is no competition.

In fact, both Oral-B and Sonicare offer way more than Goby.

Invest in premium models and you get features such as Bluetooth connectivity, brush head storage compartments, smartphone holders, live tracking of your brushing habits, the ability to track the brush head and automatically set cleaning modes as well as cases that allow you to charge the brush whilst inside.

But, the Pro 1000 from Oral-B and the ProtectiveClean 4100 which is most closely matched to Goby do not have all of these features.

Both do have a pressure sensor, to alert you when you are brushing too hard, which Goby does not have.

Goby and Sonicare both have technology that tracks when it is time to change the brush head, something Oral-B does not offer. That said, it is implemented better in my opinion with Sonicare.

Dental statistics highlight that Americans brush on average for 45-70 seconds per day At less than half the recommended time, all 3 brands include a 2-minute timer and quadpacer as standard, which aids you and me for an even and appropriately timed clean.

One of the appeals of Goby as a toothbrush is that it is not laden with unnecessary features.

Certain features have their place and can be useful, but they are not essential. Goby is more about getting the job done, and you can’t complain about that.

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Which is quietest?

In my short answers, I said Sonicare.

Without question, Sonicare is the quietest, almost silent in its operation.

Sonicare handles produce a strong audible humming vibration sound. It really is fairly discrete.

Compare that to Goby and Oral-B and the sound these brushes produce is much more mechanical, louder and general less appealing.

Sonicare is quietest, followed by Goby and Oral-B sounds the loudest.

With Goby and Oral-B, if you were brushing your teeth at night, whilst your partner sleeps in the adjoining room, you are probably going to want to shut the door to keep the noise down.

Which has the most accessories?

In my short answers, I said Oral-B.

Whilst it does vary from one model to another, as a general rule it is Oral-B that offers most in box contents or opportunity to acquire accessories at a later date.

Aside from spare/replacement brush heads that all the brands offer, Goby only has a small plastic travel case and that is designed for the brush head only.

When Oral-B and Sonicare offer a travel case this is for the brush handle and up to 2 brush heads.

However, neither of the most closely matched models to Goby, come with any form of travel case.

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Travel cases are the accessory that most people desire that does not always come in the box.

Charging stands and cables always come supplied.

Oral-B compared to Sonicare and Goby do have a wide range of accessories that includes storage compartments/trays for spare/replacement brush heads.

Stands for your smartphone, both countertop and wall mounted options.

In many instances these accessories are not needed to be able to complete the core function of the brush, cleaning your teeth.

Which has the best battery life?

In my short answers, I said Sonicare.

Sonicare often claims 2-3 weeks battery life, but their ProtectiveClean series lasted a whopping 5 weeks between charges.

Oral-B brushes used to be just 7 days, but many newer models are 2 weeks now.

Many newer toothbrush brands have really taken the challenge to Oral-B and Sonicare in the area of battery life.

However, Goby falls well short of the mark here and some might argue disappointing.

The Goby brush managed 12 days of battery life (2 cleans a day of 2 minutes).

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In fairness to Goby, the Pro 1000 from Oral-B lasts only 7 days, but both are way below what Sonicare offer.

Battery technology has a part to play. Without getting into the science, Sonicare use Lithium-Ion batteries whilst some Oral-B models still use the inferior, Nickel Metal Hydride.

Whilst all brushes come with a charging stand to replenish the built-in rechargeable batteries, where Goby perhaps claws back a bit of dignity is with the fact is has a USB charger.

All have their proprietary stands/connectors, but Oral-B and Sonicare have regular 2 pin power adapters, whereas Goby has a standard USB type-A connector.

A USB to 2 pin power adapter is included in the box, but you can charge Goby from a computer or battery bank, something you can’t currently do with the equivalent Sonicare and Oral-B models.

All 3 brands do provide some sort of battery charge feedback via LED indicators on the brush handle.

Which is the most innovative?

In my short answers, I said Sonicare.

To be fair, all brands are innovative in their own right.

Oral-B were the first brands to really push Bluetooth connectivity and pairing to a smartphone, something Sonicare now does.

Oral-B actually has a cleaning technology that outperforms Sonicare.

Goby has innovated with a compact and functional brush head only travel case, which protects the most delicate element of the toothbrush, the bristles of the brush head.

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Such a design does away for the bulkier cases that Oral-B and Sonicare offer, as the handle itself is fairly robust.

Sonicare though take the edge for a number of reasons.

Their Bluetooth implementation is a bit cleaner and works a little better than Oral-B in my opinion.

Opt for premium models and the design and look of brushes is better as is the travel case they offer that allows you to charge the brush whilst inside.

However, where most recently Sonicare have taken the edge is with their BrushSync technology.

There are two parts, but the most useful is the brush head replacement reminder system.

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Via an RFID chip in the head and technology in the handle, it tracks how long the brush head has been used for and illuminates an LED on the brush handle when it is time to replace the head.

Did you know that dentists recommend changing the brush head on your toothbrush every 3 months?

Sadly too few do know this or simply choose to ignore this advice.

Our very own dental statistics revealed that 26% of users replace their brush head every 6 months.

Brush heads can after 3 months become damaged and worn and do more harm than good to your teeth and gums.

In fairness to Goby, they do have a similar feature, but it is not quite as refined, or as smart.

An LED in the power button will light up when the brush head needs replacing. You need to reset the timer each time you replace the brush head, whereas a BrushSync equipped Sonicare handle doesn’t require this manual intervention.

That said, smarter Sonicare may well be, but then again the Goby brush heads are cheaper, about half the price cheaper!

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Which is the best quality?

In my short answers, I said Sonicare.

Now, to be honest, quality is subjective.

How do you judge quality?

All three brushes in my testing have proven capable and reliable.

Whilst materials do differ none have felt really cheap, weak or given me a reason to question build and reliability.

However, if I had to pick a brand for their quality it is Sonicare. You really only appreciate this when you see, feel, and use the toothbrush, but there is a certain something about their products that feel better.

Compared to Goby and Oral-B they feel premium. There is less glossy plastics with more matte grippy textures. The overall fit, finish, and attention to detail appears better.

Oral-B and Sonicare tend to come with a 2-year warranty, where Goby offers a lifetime warranty whilst you are subscribed, so is this quality better because of that support?

Which is the cheapest?

In my short answers, I said Oral-B.

As a general rule across the range, you get from Sonicare and Oral-B, if comparing as best as possible ‘like-for-like’ than Oral-B tends to work out most cost-effective.

Goby offer just one model and their pricing is centered around a subscription service so variance does exist.

To make this comparison, I compared the price of the Goby, Oral-B Pro 1000 and the Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100, three similar models.

Whilst prices are always subject to change, at the time of writing it works out as follows:

  • Goby
    • $50 for a plastic handle + $6 every 3 months for a replacement head -- $116 over 3 years
    • $80 for a metal handle + $6 every 3 months for a replacement head -- $146 over 3 years
  • Oral-B
    • $40 for the Pro 1000 + $5 every 3 months for a replacement head -- $95 over 3 years
  • Sonicare
    • $50 for the ProtectiveClean 4100 + $8 every 3 months for a replacement head -- $138 over 3 years

Goby often offer a 10% discount for new subscribers, so this brings the cost down a little bit further.

Do of course bear in mind that with Goby, you have the convenience that a new brush head is delivered automatically to your door every 3 months. You don’t have to think about going out and buying a new brush head.

Small price differences there are, but over a 3 year period, the difference is not huge.

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Which is best for families?

In my short answers, I said Oral-B.

One of the ways to get extra value from an electric toothbrush is to share the brush handle (not the head) between family members if you can.

Each time a family member needs to use the brush, just swap the brush head.

Oral-B by default have a winning advantage, their heads come with colored rings fitted to them.

These rings are indicators to whose brush head is whose.

For example, you might have a blue colored ring on your head, whilst another family member may have pink or yellow.

Sonicare nor Goby offer this.

The Pro 1000 that is most closely aligned with the Goby brush, does not come with such, but more premium models come with brush head storage trays or compartments, to give a home to these extra brush heads.

Goby and Sonicare don’t offer this.

Whilst the Pro 1000 or ProtectiveClean 4100 don’t come with one in the box, the travel cases you can buy generally accommodates the handle and up to 2 brush heads, a configuration not offered by Goby.

Going in Sonicares favor is the battery life, this can be as much as double that of Goby and Oral-B.

There is nothing to say that you can’t share the Goby or Sonicare brush handle, but that process is a touch easier with Oral-B in my opinion.

If the price is an overriding factor for families, the lower cost of Oral-B’s brush heads would be attractive too. There is approximately $1 to be saved on each head compared to Goby and $3 per Sonicare.

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Which is best for travelers?

In my short answers, I said Sonicare.

Like many of the other categories, I have used to judge these toothbrush brands by, this is another difficult one to conclusively answer, as everyone has different needs and wants.

The needs of a traveler taking nothing more than a backpack will be different from that of a traveler taking 3 large suitcases with them.

Portability and battery life stand out as important considerations.

Sonicare brushes tend to have the best battery life and many models do come with or there is the option of a travel case to protect the handle and the brush head.

In addition, most, if not all Sonicare brush handles come with a charging stand that supports 100-240v. This means international travelers need only worry about plug adapters and not voltage adapters too.

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There are also select Sonicare models that allow the brush handle to be charged in the case using a USB cable.

To be fair to Goby, they are not a long way behind.

Whilst you don’t need a travel case that protects the brush handle as well as the head, the extra protection stops accidental activation of the brush when in transit.

Goby is charged using a USB cable which makes it desirable for travelers but the 12 day battery life isn’t fantastic.

Oral-B with 1-2 weeks of battery life is not great either and their charging stands tend to support only the voltage of the country in which you bought it. So, a US purchase of an Oral-B brush, means you need a voltage and plug adapter to use it in Europe, which is a real hassle.

If travel is an important part of your buying decision, see our article on the best travel toothbrush options.

Which has the best warranty?

In my short answers, I said Goby.

There really is little argument here, because, providing you remain subscribed to the brush head deliveries, you have a lifetime warranty on the brush handle.

This is something Sonicare and Oral-B simply cannot or do not compete on.

Most brushes have a 2 year warranty only.

Whilst you will only find out if something should go wrong, my impressions and experience have shown that Goby is a much younger and more dynamic company than the large multinational corporations that are Sonicare and Oral-B.

When contacting Goby, you feel like you are dealing with humans rather than an outsourced process which can be the case with the larger brands.

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Additional factors

I believe that the twelve categories I have used to judge Goby, Oral-B, and Sonicare, covers most instances and considerations you may have.

However, there will often be differences and other considerations to make based on personal circumstance.

If the information provided has not helped you or you need further clarification or assistance, just ask by commenting below or contacting me.

A few additional noteworthy points….

All three companies offer a money back guarantee/trial period. Oral-B and Goby are 60 days whilst Sonicare is 90.

All three brushes are designed to resist water and can safely be rinsed under the tap, you can in most cases use them in the shower also.

None would really recommend or advise prolonged exposure to water and certainly advise against immersion/submersion in water.

All three brushes have a 2 minute timer and quadpacer built in, which I see as extremely important factors when selecting an electric toothbrush. Further explanation of specific toothbrush features can be found in my electric toothbrush buyers guide.

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Which one to buy?

Only you can ultimately answer this question, but for many Oral-B models are a great option.

You need to pick the brush that suits your needs and wants best.

I hope the information in this article helps you make a more informed choice, that is my intention after all.

Conclusion

There is no denying that despite Goby being a younger company, without the same experience and financial backing of the larger brands, they produce an excellent electric toothbrush.

Making comparison is not easy, particularly as we all have different preferences.

It is like comparing Tesla to BMW and Ford. All produce cars, but you have the peace of mind with BMW and Ford that you can’t necessarily get with Tesla, but you know that Tesla is new, different and appeals in ways the others don’t. The principle is the same here with Goby.

Fundamentally what separates Goby from the other brands is their subscription model. It is fair to say that they are more closely aligned to Quip and Burst. In fact, Goby is in my eyes the best subscription toothbrush you can buy right now.

Ignore the subscription model and Oral-B’s brushes are the best alternative.

Your opinions

Do you own a Goby toothbrush?

Are you considering Goby against the leading brands of Sonicare and Oral-B?

Are there things that you like or dislike or any particular comments you have?

Let me and the readers of this article know what you think about these brushes, by commenting below.

About Jon Love

Jon is a leading voice on electric toothbrushes and has been quoted by mainstream media publications for his opinions and expertise.

Having handled & tested hundreds of products there really is very little he does not know about them.

Passionate about business and helping others, Jon has been involved in various online enterprises since the early 2000s.

After spending 12 years in consumer technology, it was in 2014 that he focused his attention on dental health, having experienced first-hand the challenge of choosing a new toothbrush.

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3 thoughts on “Goby vs Sonicare & Oral-B”

  1. I think it’s very irresponsible for you to making claims like “Simply put, Oral-B win in this category because the clinical evidence supports the case that Oral-B is best.” You are suggesting that Oral-B is a superior brush to Sonicare. However, the study that you cited compares the Oral-B to a Colgate brush, and has nothing to do with a Philips Sonicare brush. I have no connections to Sonicare, but I do work for an orthodontist. In our field, it is common knowledge that Philips Sonicare makes the best brush. We actually have dentists and periodontist who prescribe it by name for patients. According to your bio, you have no dental background. Your research is irresponsible, and you should not be misleading buyers when it comes to health-related products.

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    • Hi Melissa,

      Thank you for the comment.

      By no means did I intend for this article to be misleading or irresponsible.

      In fact I do say within the article that ‘The bottom line is that Goby, Sonicare or Oral-B are all good brands and offer some excellent electric toothbrushes’ which I intend to mean that all are options for people.

      I also comment

      Whilst I gave my answer to each of the questions presented earlier, the reality is that for some of those questions it is not quite as simple as selecting just one brand that is better.

      Personal opinion, experience, need and wants all come into play, making giving a precise answer more difficult.

      Why do some people drive a Dodge and others a Ford? Why do some people go for designer label clothes over unbranded products?

      The reality is there are different driving factors for us all in the decisions we make from quality to budget, to need and wants.

      I wish now to explain each answer with detailed reason so that YOU can make YOUR OWN conclusions with some facts and data to support.

      Everyone one is entitled to an opinion on what they feel is the ‘best’ product/brand and my aim was to give my opinion based on what I have experienced, what I know and what the data suggests.

      Whilst I am not a trained medical professional myself, the team here at Electric Teeth does include 2 practising dentists who assist in the creation of content and take a clinical overview of the messages distributed through the site.

      Perhaps the link to the clinical research given, was not the most appropriate (now updated) as it did compare an Colgate brush to Oral-B, however Colgate do use Sonic brushing technology.

      I wish not to question the judgement of your dentists, but I do feel your words ‘In our field, it is common knowledge that Philips Sonicare makes the best brush’ are too a little irresponsible, given that a 2010 piece of research by Cochrane reviewed 17 studies of electric toothbrushes and concluded ‘Brushes with a rotation oscillation action reduced plaque and gingivitis more than those with a side to side action in the short term. However, the difference was small and it’s clinical importance unclear.’ Hence my words ‘The bottom line is that Goby, Sonicare or Oral-B are all good brands and offer some excellent electric toothbrushes’.

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