There are many reasons we recommend the use of electric toothbrushes for our patients, and it’s a good idea to have a conversation with your dentist to see if an electric toothbrush is a good choice for you. Typically they are more effective in removing plaque and preventing gum disease due to being more thorough than manual toothbrushes. Electric toothbrushes usually have small round heads that spin or move back and forth to clean your teeth. There are many different kinds on the market, and some include additional features such as timers and multiple brushing modes to take the guesswork out of brushing time. Some even have bluetooth connectivity to adjust settings with your phone. They are excellent for patients with limited mobility and dexterity as they require less effort to use. Overall they are a convenient and comfortable option for many, but not for everyone. With so many options and styles on the market, your dentist may be able to guide you in a direction that’s best for you.