The 8 Best Electric Toothbrushes for Kids of 2020

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Our Top Picks

Best for Overall: Oral-B Kids Electric Toothbrush at Amazon

"Designed specifically for kids, this rechargeable electric toothbrush comes with a timer and a sensitive brush head."

Best for Younger Kids: Papablic Baby Electric Toothbrush at Amazon

"With extra light and gentle bristles, this electric toothbrush, with a two minute timer, is best for younger kids."

Best for Braces: Oral-B Ortho at Amazon

"This brush head has a tufted pattern which is able to clean better around braces."

Best Battery Operated: Colgate Kids Battery Powered Toothbrush at Amazon

"The Colgate Kids toothbrush is battery powered making it great for traveling."

Best High Tech Kids Electric Toothbrush: Philips Sonicare for Kids Bluetooth Connected Electric Toothbrush at Amazon

"This electric toothbrush syncs with a fun app that’ll motivate kids to brush their teeth more effectively and for longer."

Best Electric Toothbrush Set: Philips Sonicare Kids Rechargeable Toothbrush at Costco

"This two-brush set comes with cases and five brush heads making it a great choice for multiple kids."

Best for Trendy Kids: Quip at Quip

"These sleek toothbrushes come with a brush head subscription and have a two-minute timer."

Best for Toothbrush Averse Kids: Autobrush for Kids at Try Autobrush

"If your child is completely against brushing their teeth, it might be worth it to give the Autobrush for Kids a try."

Electric toothbrushes provide lots of oral health benefits, especially if your child is reluctant to brush their teeth. For many kids, an electric toothbrush makes brushing easier. The bristles move for them, the brush can reach tricky spots, and the timer ensures kids brush for the correct amount of time.

If you are considering an electric toothbrush, wait until your child is at least three years old. They'll be able to handle the brush well on their own—and it's a tool that will make brushing more fun.

Here are the best electric toothbrushes for kids.

Our Top Picks

Best for Overall: Oral-B Kids Electric Toothbrush

Designed specifically for kids, this rechargeable electric toothbrush will bring some excitement to your child’s brushing routine. The set includes the rechargeable handle, charger, and sensitive brush head.

The handle has a built-in, two-minute timer to help kids brush for the full two minutes. The themed brushes feature favorite cartoon characters and come with stickers to customize the brush even more.

Best for Younger Kids: Papablic Baby Electric Toothbrush

With extra light and gentle bristles, this electric toothbrush is best for younger kids that are ready to start using an electric toothbrush. An LED light will capture small kids’ attention and the timer lasts for a full two minutes.

The four 30-second reminders to help kids to move throughout the mouth. Many parents of youngsters are pleasantly surprised at how easy to use this brush is to use and how much their little ones enjoy using it.

Best for Braces: Oral-B Ortho

Wearing braces gives plaque harder to reach places to build up and cause damage. It’s best to use an electric toothbrush specifically designed for braces to make sure kids can keep their teeth and braces clean and healthy.

This brush head has a tufted pattern which is able to clean better around braces. It’s compatible with any Oral-B rechargeable handle, so if your child is already an electric toothbrush user, it’s an easy swap when they get braces.

Best Battery-Operated: Colgate Kids Battery Powered Toothbrush

If you don’t have room for a charging station or prefer a battery-powered electric toothbrush for lots of travel or on-the-go oral care, this Colgate Kids toothbrush is perfect. Powered by two AAA batteries, its slim handled design makes it easy for kids to hold.

The brush lays flat for easy toothpaste application and it comes in many designs with a lot of kids' favorite characters. Parents should be aware—these brushes don’t have an internal timer, so you’ll have to rely on your child to brush for the recommended two minutes.

Best High Tech: Philips Sonicare for Kids Bluetooth Connected Electric Toothbrush

For high tech families, this electric toothbrush syncs with a fun and educational app that’ll motivate kids to brush their teeth more effectively and for longer. The brush is made for a kid-sized mouth, so it is safe and gentle.

Even if you don’t use the app, the toothbrush has a KidTimer, so it’ll brush for the recommended two minutes and has KidPacer alerts to remind your child to move through the four mouth quadrants. This brush comes in two colors and is packaged with a whole sticker pack, so kids can add some personalization to their special toothbrush.

Best Set: Philips Sonicare Kids Rechargeable Toothbrush

Philips Sonicare Kids Rechargeable Toothbrush

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This set outfits two kids with everything they need, including two high tech toothbrushes. With one set, you’ll get two toothbrush handles, two chargers, and five brush heads.

With two travel cases, your kids will be able to take their electric toothbrush with them for sleepovers, vacations, or anywhere else. For high-tech kids, these brushes will pair via Bluetooth to a fun and educational app.

Best for Trendy Kids: Quip

Quip

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These sleek electric toothbrushes are sold online only. The kid's package includes a super sleek electric toothbrush that comes with one AAA battery that lasts for three months, and an all-in-one travel cover, mount, stand, and lifetime warranty.

If you sign up for Quip’s refill plan, every three months you’ll be shipped a new kids’ brush head, battery, and toothpaste. The stylish plastic handle is available in four colors: pink, purple, blue, or green and a two-minute timer is standard for this brush.

Best for Toothbrush-Averse Kids: Autobrush for Kids

Autobrush for Kids

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If your child is completely against brushing their teeth, it might be worth it to give the Autobrush for Kids a try. This u-shaped electric toothbrush is designed to brush all the child’s teeth at once.

The friendly-faced brush gets inserted into a child’s mouth. Your child then closes their mouth, presses a button, and all the bristles move at once for thirty seconds. This option may not get every bit of food out of hard-to-reach spots as well as other options, but it’s still good for kids who refuse to brush with a standard toothbrush.

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Maya Polton is a former marketing manager and current freelance writer who covers food, home, and parenting. She's also the mom of a 10-year-old son, 6-year-old son, and 2-year old daughter. Her boys have been fans of electric toothbrushes for a long time (and she's a fan of the two-minute timer). She thinks her daughter will join the electric toothbrush club soon.

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