Here we will compare bestselling toothbrushes from both Philips and Oral-B.
According to this top 100 bestselling power toothbrushes link Oral-B Professional Care SmartSeries 5000 Rechargeable Toothbrush and Philips Sonicare FlexCare Rechargeable Sonic Toothbrush with Sanitizer (model HX6932/HX6930) are bestselling brushes from both vendors.
At the moment of writing this review they both cost $100 at Amazon.com but Oral-B gives an additional $15 rebate which makes it $84.99.
Oral-B toothbrush has a great feature that turns off the brush when you’re pressing it too hard to your teeth. This may help people with sensitive enamel to prevent it from wearing off during cleaning.
Sonicare toothbrush brush pulsates side to side while Oral-B brush makes circular motions. It is hard to tell which of them cleans better (I haven’t found any scientific studies on that). According to customer reviews both toothbrushes perform great.
Both Oral-B Professional Care SmartSeries 5000 and Sonicare FlexCare provide mode for sensitive teeth. In this mode they deliver less power to your teeth which makes cleaning less painful and damaging for people with sensitive teeth.
Both toothbrushes have timer which shows when to switch brushing to the next zone in your mouth (right, left, front, back). In Oral-B it is implemented as a separate timer which visually shows when to switch. In Sonicare it is implemented as a noticeable pause between pulsations.