How Long Does an Electric Toothbrush Last

How Long Does An Electric Toothbrush Last

Does an electric toothbrush last for 5 years? No, this is not true. The lifespan of an electric toothbrush is arbitrary. Learn everything you need to know about using a sonic electric toothbrush effectively and efficiently by reading our blog.

Like humans, technology has its limitations too. It can only work for a certain amount of time; after which, it needs to be replaced. One such piece of technology is an electric toothbrush. Electric brushes have been in use for many decades and many of you use them regularly for brushing your teeth. But most of you are alien to certain facts that we’ll talk about in the latter sections.

In this article, we’ll talk about the life span of an electric toothbrush and certain factors that will help you increase the current life span of your electric brush. In addition, we’ll shed some light on which toothbrush to choose and why. 

Does an Electric Toothbrush Last for 5 Years

No, this is not true. The lifespan of an electric toothbrush is arbitrary. If you handle your toothbrush with care it can last for 10 to 15 years. Contrary to this, it won’t last even a year if it’s not handled with care.

The life span of a battery-powered toothbrush primarily depends on its durability. A sneak peek into the online world shows that FOSOO electric toothbrushes have been endorsed by dental hygienists. This shows that these brushes are top-notch; in terms of durability and performance. The electric brushes of this company come with a money-back guarantee and lifetime customer support.

Battery-life and Charging Schedule

Most of you place your electric toothbrush on charge right after usage. Don’t do that as it shortens the life of your electric toothbrush. Here’s how:

Nickel Cadmium batteries are more prone to wear as they are least tolerant to over-charging. These batteries are used in multiple electric toothbrushes like the Oral B Pro1000. Research has shown that Nickel Cadmium batteries have a memory effect.

The term “memory effect” signifies that the battery is discharged despite being placed on charge for a maximum duration. Furthermore, Nickel Cadmium batteries are not able to withstand short cycles of repetitive charging. Similar to these batteries are the AAA batteries used in Quip electric toothbrush. In addition, Oral B Pro 1000 (with Ni-Cd batteries) only lasts for 10 days and Quip (with AAA) last for 80 or 90 days, on a complete charge

The battery problem has been solved by the introduction of lithium-ion batteries in rechargeable devices. These batteries are light and compact, maintenance-free, and eco-friendly.

This approach of introducing lithium-ion batteries in electric toothbrushes has been employed by FOSOO. They have introduced these batteries in their sonic clean toothbrushes and have guaranteed a duration of 6 months on a single charge.

However, you must still be cautious when it comes to your electric brush and keep it off charge once it has been charged. Moreover, you must discharge your electric brush completely (i.e. use it for 6 months) and then place it on charge.

How will I Know that My Electric Brush is on Its Last Legs

The key indicator will be the battery timing of your electric toothbrush. You’ll notice that your toothbrush is not lasting long on a full charge. You might also notice that your toothbrush has stopped charging. If this problem has recently started then it can be fixed without any hassle. You simply need to discharge your electric toothbrush completely and then charge it.

If your electric brush is not holding on to its charge for quite some time, then it may need a battery replacement. All the aspects related to battery replacement have been talked about in the preceding section.

How should I Store My Electric Toothbrush after Usage

Most of you are alien to the fact that the lifespan of your electric toothbrush also depends on how you store it. Two aspects must be kept in mind;

  • Storage While Traveling:

You must keep your electric toothbrush in a travel case. 

  • Storage At Home:

First thing is to avoid storing your electric toothbrush in a damp place such as a drawer. This is because lack of airway can lead to increased production of bacteria. In addition, you must place your electric brush in an upright position. 

Which Electric Toothbrush has the Greatest Life Span

There is no definite answer to this question as different opinions exist. Though we can look for reviews of different electric toothbrushes in terms of reliability.

With that said, we looked into many social media platforms and YouTube. We found many complaints of users regarding electric toothbrushes of well-renowned companies. No such complaints were found against FOSOO electric toothbrushes. In addition to effective cleaning, users loved the soundless spinning of the bristles and found it oddly satisfying.

  • The life span of an electric toothbrush depends on its durability, your usage, and the way you store it.
  • It is recommended to charge your electric toothbrush completely and then use it till it’s out of charge.
  • Electric toothbrushes of FOSOO last for 6 months (180 days) on a full charge.

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