Choosing the right toothbrush is essential for good dental health and more people are opting to use electric toothbrushes, but are they necessary? A good electric toothbrush can be quite expensive and most come with several additional features. They may have settings to whiten your teeth or massage your gums, in addition to simply cleaning your teeth. All have built-in timers, so you are more likely to brush for the full two minutes. Some have sensors to let you know if you’re brushing too hard and lots of people will find their teeth do feel beautifully clean after using an electric toothbrush.
If you prefer to use a manual toothbrush and have a great brushing technique, you don’t need to use an electric toothbrush. However, electric toothbrushes can be great for anyone with limited dexterity and where it’s difficult to manipulate a manual toothbrush. Ultimately, it’s down to personal preference, but most people who have an electric toothbrush would find it hard to go back to a manual brush.