Electric toothbrushes ensure that you brush for the recommended amount of time (most have 2 minute timers) and thanks to the pressure sensor on most models they help to prevent damage to the gum due to over brushing.
Which make to opt for it?
There is no right answer.
The market leaders are Oral-B and Philips. Oral-B brushes utilise an oscillating and pulsating round brush head to remove plaque and food debris from the tooth surface, gum margin and interdental areas.
Philip’s Sonicare brushes use a brush head and motion more similar to conventional brushing, enhanced by sonic waves for improved plaque removal. Dentists tend to be split pretty much down the middle as to which is best and are usually just happy that their patients are using an electric toothbrush in the first place.
Our tip is to choose the most powerful brush that your budget will allow.