Brie and I recently read that vibrating toothbrushes have been proven to remove around 20% more plaque than their manual counterparts. Surprisingly, the study that discovered this used the cheapy $3 to $6 brushes, not the $120 Sonicare brushes.
Consequently (and because we both needed new toothbrushes), we purchased two Oral-B CrossAction Power toothbrushes (mine “emerald” and hers “magenta”). They are sturdy, surprisingly powerful, and quite effective. As a nice bonus, they only cost about $6 a piece and have replaceable heads and an easily-replaceable AA battery.
I have been particularly happy with the job this toothbrush has done on my back molars, which were always hard to reach, let alone brush, with manual strokes. We are both quite pleased thus far, and would recommend this product to anyone who wants to take a powered toothbrush for a spin without having monthly payments.
Feel free to share any further brushing insights.