The Shyn Electric Toothbrush vs. The Competition

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The Shyn Electric Toothbrush vs. The Competition

You Asked, We Answered: The Shyn Electric Toothbrush vs. The Competition


We’ve received a lot of questions from customers lately asking how the Shyn Daily Sonic Toothbrush stacks up against different types of toothbrushes, including electric, manual and major retail brands. We’ve put together a list of our most common comparison questions to help make your oral care research easier.

How Does the Shyn Sonic Toothbrush Compare to a Manual Toothbrush?

Laboratory testing shows that the Shyn Daily Sonic Toothbrush (with a Shyn Daily Brush Head attached) is 6x to 7x more effective at removing plaque than a manual toothbrush. The 6x to 7x range depends on which brush heads you choose; the whitening and anti-plaque brush heads remove up to 7x more plaque, while the gentle gum care brush head removes up to 6x. Tests also show that, over a 7-day period, our whitening brush head removes 100% more stains than a manual brush.


Shyn customers switching from a manual toothbrush also report that their mouths feel significantly cleaner when using Shyn’s rechargeable toothbrush. You can check out some of their comments here.


What About Shyn vs. Philips Sonicare and Oral B Electric Toothbrushes?

Two of the major electric toothbrush brands at retail are the Philips Sonicare toothbrush and the Oral B electric toothbrush. Let's see how Shyn stacks up:

Shyn’s combination of features is comparable to many Philips Sonicare and Oral B electric toothbrush models. These models tend to be in the middle to upper price ranges of their product lines and you can see that both cost significantly more than a Shyn electric toothbrush, which is only $59.99 when purchased with a subscription to our Daily Collection.


Here are a few more similarities and differences between these brands and Shyn:

1. Both Philips Sonicare and Oral B offer low end electric toothbrushes that cost less, but these lack pressure sensors to protect your gums, and/or the multiple cleaning modes that tailor your brushing experience to your oral health needs.

2. Shyn and Philips Sonicare both use sonic vibrations at a rate of 31,000 brush strokes (or 62,000 movements) per minute to clean tooth surfaces and flush toothpaste, water and saliva between teeth and under the gum line.

3. By contrast, Oral B uses oscillating technology, a round brush head that rotates and oscillates while vibrating. A clinical study found that, at the time, sonic technology was more effective than oscillating technology at improving the periodontal health of adult patients with periodontitis (gum disease).

4. Based on the facts and features above, Shyn is clearly a standout in terms of value. Our 30-day money back guarantee and lifetime warranty for subscribers also provide our customers with peace of mind.


I Keep Seeing Ads for the Quip Toothbrush. How Does Shyn Compare to Quip?

While both brushes are designed to be visually pleasing, the Shyn toothbrush operates at a much faster rate, with speeds of 31,000+ vibrations per minute compared to the Quip toothbrush with 15,000 vibrations per minute. More importantly, the bristles on the Shyn brush move significantly farther to clean tooth surfaces, while flushing water and toothpaste between your teeth and gums. The faster the brush operates and the farther the bristles move, the better the brush is able to clean the tooth and the more it’s able to flush out the area around each tooth.

Scroll up to the chart in the previous section to see how Shyn’s features and product specs compare to Quip’s.


How Does the Shyn Compare to Other Battery-Powered Toothbrushes?

The Shyn toothbrush handle uses sonic power, so it’s different from drugstore-style electric toothbrushes that use disposable batteries, and more similar to brands like Philips Sonicare. Quality sonic toothbrushes like the one from Shyn provide superior cleaning power compared to other electrics because they vibrate more quickly and provide more motion to the bristles — these rapid vibrations to help push toothpaste and water repeatedly between teeth and under gums, flushing out debris and gunk that other types of brushes can leave behind.


I’ve Heard a Lot About the Benefits of Activated Charcoal. Do Shyn Brush Heads Work As Well As Activated Charcoal Brush Heads?

According to a 2017 article in the Journal of the American Dental Association (ADA), there is “insufficient clinical and laboratory data to substantiate the safety and efficacy claims of charcoal and charcoal-based dentifrices.” In other words, the benefits and safety of activated charcoal are unproven. Some dentists also advise caution regarding activated charcoal due to its abrasive qualities, which could potentially damage tooth enamel. Damaged tooth enamel can lead to tooth sensitivity and allow bacteria to create cavities more easily. Because of these concerns, Shyn currently does not use activated charcoal in any of its products.


We hope this list has helped you figure out which is the best electric toothbrush for your needs. If you want to learn more about why people are choosing Shyn, check out our article here. And if you have further questions, don’t hesitate to email us at care@shyn.com.