🛍️ Product reviewed: Spotlight Oral Care Sonic Electric Toothbrush
⏰ Tested it for: Eight months
⭐ Rating: 5/5
💸 Reasons to buy: It gives teeth a deep clean everyday, has a teeth whitening setting and rivals pricer alternatives from the likes of Oral-B and Philips
📉 Reasons to avoid: It's expensive at £110, but you can often find it on sale with money off
💰 Best deal we've found: On Spotlight Oral Care's website it's currently reduced from £110 to £71.50
I've always used a manual toothbrush, but at the end of last year, I spotted the Spotlight Oral Care Sonic Electric Toothbrush was on sale.
It was the cheapest electric toothbrush I'd seen – I'd always put off purchasing one because of high price tags. A few days later, the box arrived on my doorstep and I've been using it ever since.
Spotlight Oral Care was founded in 2016 by Dr Lisa and Dr Vanessa Creaven, who are practising cosmetic dentists and sisters. The electric toothbrushes come in a variety of fun colours, including lilac, navy, black and white – I own the latter.
Over the past three months, I've been using the toothbrush twice daily, and I am impressed by how well it works at keeping my teeth squeaky clean.
If you're debating splurging on an electric model, I'd highly recommend Spotlight Oral Care as your first stop.
🛍️ Why it’s worth buying
My kit came with the toothbrush, three brush heads, a standing charging dock, charger and a protective travel case. According to the brand, each brush head should last you approximately nine months and since owning mine from the start of 2023, I've changed it twice.
Some of my favourite features include the two-minute self-timer, so you can mindlessly brush and get a deep clean every time, along with the three speed settings; sensitive, whitening and general clean.
I like to use the whitening setting which oscillates the brush head faster to remove any plaque or surface stains.
The battery life is impressively long too, while it claims to last up to 70 days, I've not actually used it for that long continuously, as I like to put it on charge overnight. However I have taken it on a two week long holiday and it remained as powerful and effective the entire time.
As it's electric, I feel it more effectively removes any build up between my teeth and at my gum line than the manual brushes I've used my whole life, and it's lightweight handle and small brush head make it easy to pack with you when travelling.
Speaking of travelling, I absolutely love the travel case, it's a slim, white rectangular box that has clips inside to hold the brush and brush heads in place, so it doesn't rattle around or get damaged.
📉 Reasons to avoid
Let's be honest, £110 is a lot of money to spend on a toothbrush, when you can find many manual options for less than a fiver at your local Boots.
However, I wholeheartedly believe that this gives me a better and more efficient clean, so while I think it's worth every penny, and cheaper compared to competitors such as Oral-B and Philips, it is still expensive.
💰 Best deal we've found
You can also find it on sale at Boots for £88 - that's a saving of £22.