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Where toothbrushes and other dental products are made

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We are receiving an increasing number of requests for information about the country of manufacture of oral health care products, specifically electric toothbrushes and water flossers.

We are not entirely sure what the motivation is behind these requests — they could be political, ecological or ethical. 

This page therefore contains as much information as possible on where various oral healthcare products are made.

We will continually update this as and when we have more information.

We have sourced this information by asking manufacturers directly, consulting actual product packaging/manuals along with other reputable information sources.

Please be aware that every effort is made to ensure that the information is accurate.  However, it is always subject to change. Manufacturers can and do change their processes and we recommend contacting a product manufacturer directly about the specific product you may be interested in.  In many instances, we are acting in ‘good faith’ that the information provided is correct.

Most products are made in China

It is well documented how and why China has become a global hub for product manufacturing, supply, packaging and distribution in many product categories across the world.

Oral healthcare products are no exception to this. Many of the major brands use the resources and capabilities of China to manufacture the products they sell.

Some products are made in China, but designed and / or packaged elsewhere.

As a means of organising the content below we have therefore grouped products by those made in China and those made outside of China.

We’ve also included some advice on how you can check where a product is made.

Some products are made or assembled in X but sourced / packaged in China

The best companies will be transparent about the source of their products and the parts that go into them.

However, some companies will state that a product is made in one particular country, but that might not strictly be true.

For example, it can be the case that a product has been assembled and packaged in a country other than China, but parts used within that process are still sourced from China.

We are not suggesting that any one company is intentionally trying to mislead buyers. But, our own investigation has shown that the likelihood of all manufacturing, assembly and packaging having been carried out in a single country other than China is low.  It is not impossible though.

Some are designed in X but made in China

We have seen that some brands will clearly highlight how a product is designed within a particular country, for example, the USA or Canada.

Just because it was designed in these countries, it does not mean it was also made in these countries.

If the country of manufacture is important to you, please be sure to do your research on the product you are considering for purchase. 

A list of products that are not made in China

The following is a list of all the products, by category, that are not made in China.  This includes all manufacturing, assembly and parts having been made in countries other than the People’s Republic of China.

Made In Germany Electric Toothbrush

Electric Toothbrush

  • Colgate
    • Connect E1 – Made in the Philippines
  • Oral-B
    • Vitality – Made in Germany
    • Vitality Plus – Made in Germany
    • Vitality Pro – Made in Hungary
    • Pro 500 – Made in Germany
    • Kids 3+ – Made in Germany
    • Kids 6+ – Made in Germany
    • Junior – Made in Germany
    • Junior Smart – Made in Germany
    • Teen – Made in Germany
    • Pro 1000 – Made in Germany
    • Smart 1500 – Made in Germany
    • Pro 600 – Made in Germany
    • Pro 650 – Made in Germany
    • Pro 2 2000 – Made in Germany
    • Pro 2 2500 – Made in Germany
    • Pro 3 3000 – Made in Germany
    • Pro 5000 – Made in Germany
    • Pro 6000 – Made in Germany
    • Pro 7000 – Made in Germany
    • Smart 3000 – Made in Germany
    • Smart 4 4000 – Made in Germany
    • Smart 5 5000 – Made in Germany
    • Smart 6 6000 – Made in Germany
    • iO Series 3 – Made in Germany
    • iO Series 4 – Made in Germany
    • iO Series 5 – Made in Germany
    • iO Series 6 – Made in Germany
  • Sonicare
    • CleanCare+ – Made in Romania
    • DailyClean 1100 – Made in Romania

Water Flosser

  • Sonicare Airfloss – Made in Romania

Leading dental care brands

We have reached out to the leading dental care brands to get their statement on where their products are made.

Please consult the table at the end of this article for our full list of dental care products and the country of manufacture.


The vast majority of electric toothbrush handles, brush heads and even the toothbrush chargers are made in Germany.  

The country of manufacture does however depend on the particular product within the Oral-B range.

Their rechargeable electric toothbrushes, all PRO, Professional Care and Triumph toothbrushes are made in Germany.

The Oral-B Genius Series handle is made in Germany, but the travel case is made in China.

The Oral-B iO Series handle is made in Germany, but the iO charger and travel case are made in China.

All of their brush heads, with the exception of the TriZone and Deep Sweep heads, are also manufactured in Germany.

All other products are made in 2 possible locations:

  • Germany
  • China

The company advises checking packaging or the bottom of the handle for information. 

In some instances there is the possibility that it was made in Germany, but packaged in China.  The packaging should state this.

Here is a copy of an email we have received from them.

Oral-B Country of Origin


Philips Sonicare have stated that some products are made in China, whilst others are made in Europe.

What is somewhat surprising and rather disappointing is that their customer services team are unable to provide a list of products or any real clarity around which product is made where.

The result is that it is down to us as consumers to do the research.

They state it is best to check the packaging of the product.

All of the products we own and have tested from Sonicare are labelled as having been made in China.

Here is a copy of an email we have received from them.

Sonicare Country of Origin


All of Colgate’s electric toothbrushes, with the exception of the E1 are made in China.

The E1 is designed in France and made in the Philippines.

Here is a copy of an email we have received from them.

Colgate Country of Origin


Although all the parts are manufactured in the USA, all Waterpik products are assembled and packaged within China.

Here is a copy of an email we have received from them.

Waterpik Country of Origin


All TePe products are manufactured and packaged in Malmo, Sweden.

This is stated on their website. However, the website did not make mention of the actual packaging.

We have had confirmation that the complete process is completed in Sweden.

Here is a copy of an email we have received from them.

TePe Country of Origin

Oral healthcare accessories

It is typical, although not always the case that accessories for oral healthcare products such as replacement brush heads, travel cases and holders are made in the far east.

Resources including materials and labour tend to be cheaper and as a direct consequence, the sale price tends to be lower.

Products made in the west, such as the USA, UK and central European countries tend to be more expensive.

How to check the country of manufacture

The best approach to find out where a product is sourced and made is to consult with the product manufacturer.  

It is best to be as specific as you can with this request for information.

You will want to ask where it is made and if all the parts are made in that country too.

For example, if it says made in the USA, you might want to check that ALL parts within that product are too made within the USA.

In most cases, they will be forthcoming with this information.

In some instances, they will not.  If that is the case, there is likely a reason they do not want to disclose this and you and you may wish to consult other sources or avoid that product.

  • Contact the manufacturer and ask the question
    • Check their product pages on their website
    • Call, email or live chat with the customer services team
  • Consult the seller/supplier of the product
    • Check their product pages on their website
    • Call, email or live chat with the customer services team
  • Consult other online listings for the product
    • Leave a comment/question if possible on a review
    • Contact the site of publication
  • Consult online reviews of the product
    • Leave a comment/question if possible on a review
    • Contact the reviewer/site of publication
  • Ask existing owners/users where possible
    • Amazon and other retailers often have an FAQ section or the ability to ask specific questions about the product
    • Marketplaces, where a product is being sold, can allow you to contact a seller directly
Made in China Water Flosser

Dental healthcare products made in China

This is a list of products that are made in China or consist of parts sourced from China.  Some parts may have been sourced from countries other than China.  Assembly and packaging may also not have been completed in China, but some part of the product or process relies upon China.

Braun Oral-B

  • Genius Series – Handle and brush heads made in Germany. Travel case and charger made in China.
    • Includes:
      • Genius Pro 8000
      • Genius 9600
      • Genius 9000
      • Genius 10,000
      • Genius X
      • Genius X 20,000
      • Genius X Luxe editions
  • iO Series – Handle and brush heads made in Germany.  Travel case and charger made in China.
    • Includes:
      • iO Series 7
      • iO Series 8
      • iO Series 9
      • iO Series 10
  • Guide – Handle and brush heads made in Germany. Charger made in China.

Philips Sonicare

  • 2 Series 
  • 3 Series
  • DailyClean 3000
  • 1000/1100 Series
  • 2000/2100 Series
  • 3000/3100 Series
  • 4000/4100 Series
  • ExpertClean 7300
  • ExpertClean 7500
  • FlexCare Platinum Connected
  • HealthyWhite
  • Kids
  • Kids Connected
  • ProtectiveClean 4100
  • ProtectiveClan 4300
  • ProtectiveClean 4500
  • ProtectiveClean 4700
  • ProtectiveClean 5100
  • ProtectiveClean 6100
  • DiamondClean 9000
  • DiamondClean
  • DiamondClean Smart
  • 9900 Prestige


  • ProClinical 250R
  • ProClinical 250+
  • ProClincial 250
  • ProClinical 350
  • ProClinical Pocket-Pro
  • Hum


  • Cordless Freedom
  • Sidekick
  • Sonic-Fusion
  • Ultra
  • Ultra Professional
  • Whitening Professional

Other brands

  • 30 Second Smile
  • Aquasonic
  • Burst Oral Care
    • Sonic – Handle made in China, brush head from Japan.
  • DazzlePro
  • Fairywill – All models – Chinese company
  • Foreo
    • ISSA
    • ISSA 2
    • ISSA Kids
    • ISSA baby
    • Mikro
    • Play
  • Gleem
    • Rechargeable
    • Battery
  • Goby – Made in ‘Asia’ but they utilize a company in China for parts
  • Oclean – All models – Chinese company
  • Ordo
    • Sonic Plus
  • Quip – All models
  • Shyn
  • Solimo
    • Total Power
    • Sonic Rechargeable
  • SURI
  • Triple Bristle
  • V-White – All models – Chinese company
  • Xiaomi – All models – Chinese company

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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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22 thoughts on “Where toothbrushes and other dental products are made”

  1. Million thanks for doing such great research!!
    I think choose my future electric toothbrush wisely with the idea ABC. 🙂

    Good job!!

  2. Thank you for this very, very informative article on where these oral products are made/manufactured/packaged. I always check the origin on the back of the item before purchasing. I would be very appreciative if you could give me more information on the Reach brand toothbrushes which I love. Are they still manufactured in Germany or has Reach outsourced this product. Thank you. Pono Paragon
    PS. Please don’t post my email address to the public.

    • Hey. We haven’t researched Reach as yet. We have focused on the brands so far we have reviewed, particularly those that produce electrical products.
      I would suggest contacting the company directly to ask the question and get their official response.

  3. The Philips toothbrushes brush and clean well. They do not last more than 5 – 6 months. I have several in my closet to testify to this. I wish that they had a better longevity record. I can’t find any Philips department to compain to.

    • Hi Philippa. Sorry to hear this. Most of their brushes come with a 2 year warranty. Are you making use of this when the brushes you have failed?

      It could be worth contacting them using the following number:
      Telephone 1-800-682-7664
      (Monday-Sunday : 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST)

  4. I’m boycotting china products. I would buy USA products if I can afford to buy even though it’s more expensive and not rated the best product.

  5. agree with everyone Do not buy from china .and now you can see China is finally advertising that they have covid. Remember the last 2 years how they kept saying they have no cases . How They had it all under control .it is interesting how now they are shutting everything down because of the Omicron.Personally I believe they are full of @#$!
    and what they are doing is slowing their exports to the USA and NATO countries because what better way for them to win a war but economically THINK about it if you can get MEDS, Tires, Toothpaste, CAR parts do I need to explain this any further then to stop sending us goods. They are on Russias side or I should say Russia is on their side . We are in a war and they DO NOT LIKE US andTHEY AE NOT ARE FRIENDS . we need to get companies to the AMERICAS ASAP. also good BOOK PUTINS playbook How putin is planning on destroying America.

  6. fantastic site I’ve just found! THANK YOU for putting this infomation together! My family have felt like the “lone ranger” trying to find things not made in China. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

  7. Thank you so much for this valuable information. Very difficult to avoid China manufacturing but I do whenever possible.

  8. Turewell Water Flossers are made by Flycat Electrical Company, Xianyuxing Industrial Park, Gonghe Community, Shajing, Bao’an, Shenzhen, China. I worry it’s a forced labor camp. I can’t find out if it is or not. I’m sure the company would deny it if asked. Any info on the company that anyone might be aware of?

  9. Jon: I object to buying anything made in China is because it has a communist government and employs slave labor. I don’t need to belabor the point of the origin of the virus that has upended the entire world and changed life for many for a long time to come.

    Today I looked for flossing sticks not made in China. I looked at half a dozen brands and they are all made in China, even the Oral B brand. I found traditional dental floss by Oral B, Complete SatinFloss made in Ireland, so that is what I bought. I will continue to search for non-Chinese made flossing sticks. With hundreds of countries in the world, why do companies select China? Because manufacturing is cheapest there. Most electric toothbrushes are made in Germany because of the need to maintain quality control. Thank you, Anthony Young

    • Total agreement. We must stop buying anything made in China. We cannot support a communist country on top of that, China does not treat their workers well. China is despicable to say the very least.

      It is very difficult to buy merchandise NOT made in China. We bought very expensive pots and pans and we paid an extra $180 for a pasta pot made in USA vs. China. The darn pasta pot came and the insert and the spoon that came with it were both made in China. I am distraught over this. I have no idea what we paid extra for. Another thing … try to research where things that you are buying are made. It is obvious that people and companies lie. We need to bring all manufacturing back to the USA. The USA can’t even survive without China. There is something really really wrong with that.

    • I too am trying to find flossing sticks not made in china, I have looked at everything on Amazon and no luck – did you happen to find some not made in china?

      • I went on a search yesterday to no avail, but ended up with those little flosser brushes made in India. I’m still on the hunt for the flosser picks though because my disabled son has physical limitations on using regular floss.

  10. Thank you for your extended research. I sincerely appreciate all your time and efforts. I will continue to purchase items made and packaged in the USA.

  11. Do you have a list for the new ultrasonic hands free type of toothbrushes and where they are manufactured?
    Carol O. Ellison

  12. I purchased a Sonicare ExpertClean 7500 HX9690/07 from Amazon. I have have a ProtectiveClean 4500 HX6829/71 for a few years and have used some of the first Sonicare designed brushed when I was in Elementary school. I damaged the rod on my 4500 that I bought from Costco so I wanted a new brush, that one was also made in China. The brush I bought from Amazon 7500 says it’s made in Indonesia and as I’ve been looking closer at the box, brush handle and researching I have discovered that the Sonicare website does not offer the HX9690 model anymore. You can’t find much on the website either besides the various brush heads you can buy, the leaf brochure, and the owners manual. I wish I could send photos to you of the bottom of the brush handle and the box I received from Amazon. Thank you for providing such great information this is the only site that includes information on where these products are made.

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