My hygienists hear this question often! Melanie has this response for you:
Wondering if that high-tech electric toothbrush on display in our office is really better than the manual ones? Electric toothbrushes, also called power toothbrushes, provide superior plaque removal compared to regular toothbrushes and they are very easy to use. You only need to guide the toothbrush along the surfaces of your teeth and gums while the electric toothbrush provides the brushing and gum massaging actions for you.
Many people find this method of brushing much easier. Also many people immediately notice how much cleaner their teeth feel.
Electric toothbrushes also have many added features such as timers, pressure sensors, numerous brushing modes and changeable heads so more than one person can use the same toothbrush. These special features make electric toothbrushes especially good for anyone who has difficulty with a ‘regular’ toothbrush.
So, Yes! Absolutely!!! Everyone should be using an electric toothbrush for optimal dental health!