Now that smartphone technology has made its way into our daily oral care with the Oral B Interactive Toothbrush, it’s time to realize that the toothbrush has come a long way since its early days of horsehair tufts. Here are the top three toothbrushes to recommend to your patients on every budget.

Manual Toothbrush

Your toothbrush can have all the bells and whistles in the whole world, but none of that matters if your patient isn’t brushing their teeth properly. Proper brushing techniques are always more important than the fancy trappings. If an electric toothbrush doesn’t suit your patient’s budget, why not recommend the Colgate 360 Degree Toothbrush. The different sized bristles cover the hard-to-reach places like the back molars and in between the teeth, while the cheek and tongue brush kills germs that lead to bad breath. And the best part of it all for the budget conscious brusher is that it costs less than five dollars.

Battery-Operated Toothbrush

For patients who want the benefits of an electric toothbrush but who aren’t willing to dish out hundreds of dollars for rechargeable devices, battery operated toothbrushes are a perfect fit. Try the Oral B Pro-Health Battery Powered Toothbrush. The pulsating action helps to remove more plaque from teeth and gums, and the brush heads are interchangeable. If recommending this product to your patient, be sure to add that using rechargeable batteries can significantly help reduce waste.