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What kind of warranty should your electric toothbrush have?

Mitch Avatar By: Mitch | Last updated November 22, 2022

electric toothbrush beside a manual toothbrush


We all have heard of electric toothbrushes as they continue becoming more and more popular. Years ago, they were the ultimate luxury option for cleaning your teeth, but with the expansion of the number of companies that make the products, they have become a bit more attainable for most people around the house. But with this increase of people who are using them, there has also been an increase in issues.

Whether it is a new company that has a faulty product or maybe just a dud from the factory, there is a chance your electric toothbrush might not work the way you need it to. And this is why we will be talking about the warranty programs that can be offered with your toothbrush, what to look for in the warranty programs, and some other info that makes sure you're covered in case your toothbrush starts giving you issues.

While the prices might have come down, they are usually hundreds of times more expensive than a manual toothbrush, so please make sure you read our article to protect yourself just in case the toothbrush stops working on you.

Why an electric toothbrush?

Before we get to the warranty aspect of the toothbrush we will give a quick review as to why an electric toothbrush is just a must-have in your teeth cleaning protocol. An electric toothbrush can be a great investment for your oral health for the following reasons:

An electric toothbrush can be more effective at removing plaque and bacteria than a manual brush. An electric toothbrush can help you reach those hard-to-reach areas if you have braces or other special needs when cleaning your teeth.

Electric toothbrushes also tend to have more features than manual brushes, such as different modes (e.g., sensitive vs. deep clean) and timers. I guess this is common sense, because a manual toothbrush only really has one feature... but that doesn't lessen the value of having the additional options that an electric toothbrush can offer. 

When choosing an electric toothbrush, it’s important to consider the warranty. Some brands offer 2 years or more warranties, which is helpful if you have any problems with your brush. Be sure to read the warranty's fine print before you make your purchase. As electric toothbrushes can sometimes cost over a couple of hundred dollars, you will want to know that you have a good warranty package in case something goes wrong. It is just too much money not to have coverage in case it breaks down through no fault of your own.

Why a warranty is important for your electric toothbrush

When you purchase an electric toothbrush, it is important to ensure that the product comes with a warranty. A warranty provides peace of mind in knowing that if your toothbrush breaks or stops working correctly, you can get a replacement or a refund. There are different types of warranties available, so be sure to read the fine print before making your purchase.

An important factor to consider when choosing an electric toothbrush is the length of the warranty. A longer warranty period indicates that the manufacturer is confident in the quality of their product and is more likely to provide better customer service if you have any issues. Look for an electric toothbrush with at least a two-year warranty.

Another thing to remember when selecting an electric toothbrush is what type of coverage the warranty provides.

What kind of warranty should you look for?

Warranties for electric toothbrushes can vary greatly in both lengths of coverage and what is actually covered. Follow these tips to find the best warranty for your needs.

One important factor to consider when choosing an electric toothbrush is the warranty. Warranties for electric toothbrushes can vary greatly, so it's important to find one that meets your needs.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when looking for an electric toothbrush warranty:

- Length of coverage: Most warranties will cover the brush for at least two years, but some may offer up to five years of coverage.

- What's covered: Some warranties only cover defects in materials or workmanship, while others will also cover damages caused by normal wear and tear.

- Cost of claiming the warranty: Some companies have warranty fees or shipping-related charges. So if possible, please make sure you know exactly what it could cost you when making a warranty claim.

Oral-B and Sonicare warranty terms

When looking at warranty programs, we usually start with the biggest and usually the best in the specific product niche when trying to find what the industry standard is. These companies, who are two of the biggest electric toothbrush makers in the world, they both offer pretty much the same coverage. You will have 24 months of protection against manufacturer defects for 24 months ( 2 years) from your purchase.

They both state that they will either replace or fix your toothbrush free of charge so there is something to be said about going with the more popular brands.


As you can see the warranty outlines for the toothbrushes are pretty straight forward. You will just want to find one that covers against manufacturers defects, with the least amount of hassle to claim the warranty, and the lowest amount of cost to do a claim.

Couple this with the longest period of warranty, which we see as 24 months with Oral B warranty as well as Sonicare Warranty, and you should be good to go.

We must warn you that some of the lower budget ones might come with as little as 30 days warranty, but for between $15-50 you can't really expect them to have the same duration as the ones that are costing $200+.  That isn't to say that these are bad options, but rather something to test out to see if you have never tried an electric toothbrush before.

If you need more information about the features of electric toothbrushes make sure you check out our other guides and articles for more great info.